Ribbon cut at airport apron
The Washington County Commissioners participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Hagerstown Regional Airport marking the completion of a revamped $1.1 million, 30,000-square-foot concrete apron.
The project, completed by P&W Excavating of McConnellsburg, Pa., was not part of the runway extension project.
The apron, outside the passenger terminal, was reconstructed to direct drainage away from the terminal.
In addition, the apron now can support heavier aircraft, such as Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft, Airbus 319 and 320, and "almost all corporate and regional jets," according to information provided by the airport.
The County Commissioners were scheduled for a flight after the ceremony in a $1.8 million Cessna Caravan, which was parked on the apron, but rainy weather canceled the flight.
Grant to fund dispatcher training
A $3,205 grant is on the way for the Washington County Department of Emergency Services.
The grant, from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), will go toward new certification and recertification of emergency medical dispatchers.