Tri-State briefs

June 08, 2005

Dog licenses available in Franklin County, Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will perform a blanket inspection of the Marion, Pa., area in Franklin County next week, according to a news release.

State law requires that all dogs 3 months or 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.

Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs and any cat (that enters a human dwelling) over 3 months of age. 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. Complaints may be reported to Georgia Martin, state dog law enforcement officer, at 717-762-9794.


Dog licenses may be purchased at the following locations:

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

Waynesboro, Pa.: Antietam Humane Society, Waynesboro Tax Office and Agway.

Greencastle, Pa.: Greencastle Veterinary Hospital

Mercersburg, Pa.: Mercersburg Veterinary Clinic and Deb Daugherty

Ft. Loudon, Pa.: Keystone Country Store

Quincy, Pa.: Quincy True Value Hardware

Shippensburg, Pa.: Central Valley Veterinary Hospital

Classic and custom cars on way downtown

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hundreds of classic and custom antique cars will be cruising into downtown Martinsburg on Sunday, June 19.

The event, attended by hundreds of spectators and participants last year, is sponsored by Main Street Martinsburg, Pennington's Auto Center and COOL 95.9. Events will run from 2 to 7 p.m. along Queen Street between John and Race streets.

If you have a pre-1980 car and wish to participate, the registration begins at noon at the old Martin's parking lot on Raleigh Street. At 1:30 p.m., the parade of cars will leave the old grocery store lot and proceed downtown via Raleigh Street to Race Street onto Queen Street. Cars will park downtown and be on display.

A $10 donation will be collected by the Norwalk Antique Car Club at the registration site.

Once downtown, the car owners, the community and visitors are welcome to look at the cars, speak to the owners and enjoy the events.

The MLBand, six musicians offering a lively repertoire of classic R&B, soul, and blues from the 1950s and 60s will perform.

West Virginia Day will be celebrated with a cake by Antoinette's Fine Cakes and Coffee.

The winning cars from the Soap Box Derby and their drivers will be downtown. The scholastic Golden Horseshoe Award winners will be recognized. Fire and Rescue teams will demonstrate the use of the Jaws of Life on wrecked cars purposely brought onsite. This demonstration drew a large crowd at last year's event.

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