Tri-State briefs

February 01, 2007

Attorney General to visit Berkeley County Commission

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw Jr., today is expected to thank the Berkeley County Commission in person for agreeing to officially proclaim the importance of consumer advocacy and protection against fraud in communities across the nation.

"Our office is proud to have the Berkeley County Commission be a part of this year's National Consumer Protection Week (Feb 4-10) campaign, along with our local consumer community," said McGraw in a news release. The Attorney General is expected to attend the Commission's regular meeting at 9:35 a.m.

"Consumers are our most effective partners in this effort. We encourage everyone to read up and reach out, learn how to deter fraud and deception in the marketplace and tell others." McGraw said.

Educational brochures will also be available at the County Commission, officials said.

Lawmaker invites visitors during IceFest

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - State Rep. Rob Kauffman is inviting area residents to stop by his district office in Chambersburg for an open house on Friday during the annual IceFest 2007.


"The open house is a great opportunity to stop by, warm up and meet me and my staff," said Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland. "I invite everyone to come see the office, learn more about the services we provide and enjoy some light refreshments."

The open house will be from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Light refreshments will be served.

The office is at 166 S. Main St.

Some of the services provided by the district office include: Driver's license and vehicle registration applications and renewals, assistance with PennDOT paperwork, copies of birth and death certificates, PACE and PACENET applications for seniors and property tax and rent rebate applications.

Deocrats plan breakfast event

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Democratic Party will hold its monthly Democratic Breakfast on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Johnnies Family Restaurant at 679 S. Main St.

All interested supporters of the Democratic Party, whether from Franklin County or surrounding areas, are invited to attend. There will be no formal program or speeches; rather it is an opportunity to meet other area Democrats, discuss issues and candidates, and learn more about the party and its activities.

To attend, contact Willa Jessee at or 717-530-0167.

GOP chairman to speak at breakfast

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Republicans will hold a breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Antrim House Restaurant on Baltimore Street.

The featured speaker will be James B. Taylor, chairman of the Franklin County Republican Committee.

His topic will be: "How Our Schools and Colleges are Turning American Young People Against Their Country and Their Faith."

Taylor has served as eastern director of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and for 19 years was executive director of Young America's Foundation, Inc. His articles on higher education have appeared in the Washington Times, the New York Post, Insight Magazine, the Lincoln Review and the Wall Street Journal.

Admission costs $12 and includes a buffet breakfast. For reservations, contact Franklin County Republican Headquarters at 717-263-7999.

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