Tri-state briefs for 7-18

July 18, 2003

Meeting aimed at historic homeowners

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Own a historic home?

A meeting set for Wednesday evening will feature speakers who will discuss tax credits and grants that are available for owners of historic homes.

With nine historic districts in the city of Martinsburg and another 14 in Berkeley County, plus individual sites, many owners of historic homes would qualify, said Don Wood, president of the Berkeley County Historical Society.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on July 30 at the Belle Boyd House, 126 E. Race St. in Martinsburg.


Organizers encourage the public to attend.

Power outage slated today near U.S. 30

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Electrical work on the U.S. 30 reconstruction project will create a power outage this morning for Franklin County offices and some residences along Franklin Farm Lane, according to a press release issued by the county Thursday.

Allegheny Power will be replacing power lines today, causing a power outage from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., according to the release.

As a result, power to Franklin County buildings and possibly phone service will be cut. The offices will be staffed by county personnel, but they will be closed to the public during this time.

Board elected for healthy partnership

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Five board members were elected at the recent annual meeting of the Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County to fill three-year terms of office.

Elected to their first term were John F. Fry Jr., Marcia LaBonte and Natalie Newcomer. Also re-elected were David Lovette and Bonnie Zehler.

Officers of the board for the coming year are Kelly Goshen, president; Linda Butts, secretary; and David Musser, treasurer.

The mission of the partnership is to bring together the community to address issues that affect its health and well-being.

Chickenpox shots offered for free

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Health Department offers chickenpox vaccinations at its office, 44-1 Wiltshire Road.

The vaccinations are free. To schedule an appointment, call the department at 304-728-8416.

While chickenpox is the greatest preventable killer of children in the United States, only 26 percent of children ages 19-35 months receive the vaccine, according to a news release from the health department.

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