Tri-State briefs

July 20, 2004

Turns restricted at city intersection

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Drivers who want to turn left from High Street onto Moler Avenue will need to consult their wristwatch first.

From 7 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. drivers can only turn right onto Moler Avenue from High Street. Left turns and going straight are prohibited for all drivers except those of buses, which are exempt.

Last week, signs, complete with warning orange flags attached, were placed on High Street to let drivers know of the new traffic law. Congestion at the busy intersection caused City Council members to create the right-turn-only rule.

The changes took effect last week.

Martinsburg Police Department officers will issue warnings to violators until Sept. 1. After that, citations will be issued, police said.

Queen Street work is under way

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Brick flower planters on Queen Street will soon be removed, underground power lines will be replaced and the street will be repaved, all in an effort to make the busy thoroughfare more user-friendly, city officials said.


Removal of the large brick planters was to begin Monday, while replacement of the underground wires is to begin next month. That project is in the bidding process, city officials said.

Also next month, state crews are expected to begin repaving Queen Street.

Although the paving is expected to be done at night, removing the planters and replacing the wires could affect traffic. City Manager Mark Baldwin said the city will work with business owners on traffic patterns and deliveries.

Dog inspection slated in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will perform a blanket inspection of the Welsh Run area of Franklin County this week, said Georgia Martin, state dog law enforcement officer.

State law requires that all dogs 3 months and older be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs.

Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Violators will be cited. The maximum fine is $300 per violation plus court costs, Martin said in a news release.

Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs and any cat (that enters a human dwelling) older than 3 months. The maximum fine per violation of the rabies law is $300.

All dogs must be under control and are not permitted to run at large.

Dog licenses may be purchased at the following locations in Franklin County:

  • Chambersburg - Franklin County Treasurer's office, Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and Wal-Mart.

  • Waynesboro, Pa. - Antietam Humane Society, Agway and the Waynesboro Tax Office.

  • Greencastle, Pa. - Greencastle Veterinary Hospital.

  • Mercersburg, Pa. - Mercersburg Veterinary Clinic.

  • Fort Loudon, Pa. - Keystone Country Store.

  • Quincy, Pa. - Quincy True Value Hardware.
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