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Tri-State briefs

December 30, 2004

Town of Bath Police Department gets cameras for squad cars


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - An in-car camera system was given to the Town of Bath Police Department by the West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Program, Bath Police Chief Tony Lynch said Wednesday.

The system costs between $3,000 and $5,000, he said. Lynch said 17 of the more than 200 municipalities in West Virginia have received the in-car camera system.

Lynch said the Bath Police Department is active in the Click It or Ticket seat belt program as well as DUI checkpoints and active patrolling. The Click It or Ticket program is federally funded and any overtime checkpoints and patrols are paid to the officers through the fund, he said.

"The video camera protects the officers and protects the public. It's a win-win situation, a video doesn't lie," Lynch said. All three Bath police cars are equipped with the camera system, he said.

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The Town of Bath is the local government within Berkeley Springs.

- Trish Rudder

Pa. dog licenses for 2005 on sale at Franklin County locations


HARRISBURG, Pa. - Dog licenses for 2005 are on sale, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said.

Licenses are required for all dogs more than 3 months old. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the license is $6. If not, the license is $8. Lifetime licenses may be purchased as well and range from $31 to $51.

Senior citizens and persons with disabilities pay a reduced license fee.

In 2004, county treasurers and state agents sold licenses for more than 900,000 dogs.

"Buying a dog license is essential to the safety of our pets," Wolff said in a news release. "If a dog is lost or stolen, a license provides information that can help reunite pets with their owners."

Dog owners may apply by using one of the following methods:

· Download the Dog License Application (PDF) form from the agriculture site (www.agriculture.state.pa.us), print, sign and mail it along with a check or money order to Franklin County Treasurer, 157 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

· Visit the county treasurer's office to file an application.

· Purchase one at the following locations: Chambersburg - Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, Franklin Hardware & Pet Center, Lincoln Way Animal Hospital, and Wal-Mart; Fort Loudon: Keystone Country Store; Greencastle, Pa. - Greencastle Veterinary Hospital; Mercersburg, Pa. - Mercersburg Veterinary Clinic; Shippensburg, Pa. - Central Valley Veterinary Hospital; Waynesboro, Pa. - Agway, Antietam Humane Society, the office of tax collector Delmos Oldham and Quincy Hardware.

Main Street Waynesboro to host downtown revitalization workshop


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Main Street Waynesboro Inc. will hold the first of four workshops on the vision for Waynesboro's downtown on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Waynesboro Elks Club, 66 W. Main St.

Residents and property owners are invited to attend the workshop, which will focus on creating a community vision for revitalizing the downtown area.

For more information, call the Waynesboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 717-762-7123.

Blood drive scheduled for Waynesboro American Legion


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive next week.

The blood drive will be held on Jan. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Waynesboro American Legion, 63 E. Main St.

For more information, call 717-762-5414.

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