Tri-State briefs

February 07, 2007

Berkeley County early dismissal is canceled

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Schools' early dismissal scheduled for Friday has been canceled, school district Director of Communications Jaimee Borger announced Tuesday.

The early dismissal was the result of accrued instructional time in the school system, but was canceled because of weather-related delays and cancellations, Borger said.

Jefferson Co. schools to open two hours late

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County, W.Va., schools will be operating on a two-hour delay today because of the expected cold temperatures.

School officials announced Sunday that because of the frigid weather, school would be delayed two hours Monday through Wednesday.

No decision has been announced for the rest of the week.

Water pipe break causes problems

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A break in a water pipe caused water pressure problems for customers near the Golden Corral on Tuesday afternoon.


The problem was reported around lunchtime and mostly was fixed in a few hours, Waynesboro Utilities Director S. Leiter Pryor said.

"They noticed water coming to the surface and freezing all over (Pa.) 16," Pryor said.

He said it was the type of break common in cold weather.

Fire police were directing traffic around the scene.

Franklin Democrats to host annual dinner

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Franklin County Democratic Party will hold its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Feb. 28 at Savoy Catering Services at 11655 Anthony Highway in Waynesboro.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social time and silent auction. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. with the program to follow.

Local candidates will be in attendance, and will be circulating their nominating petitions.

The theme of this year's dinner is "Celebrate and Educate."

Members Esther Wagner and Betty Miller will be honored for their many years of service and dedication, not only to the Democratic Party, but also to the entire county.

Local attorney Clint Barkdoll will discuss the upcoming election and include a presentation on the Pennsylvania Judicial System.

For information, call Beth Shupp-George at 717-830-0622 or send an e-mail to

Block grant program schedule is changed

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Commissioners have changed the program schedule for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) public meeting and public hearing.

The public meeting to address questions and concerns regarding 2007 CDBG applications will be Feb. 27 at 2:30 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room at 114 N. Main St.

The public hearing to approve the 2007 CDBG entitlement program will be March 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room.

For information, call Dan Wolfe of the Franklin County Planning Department at 717-261-3855.

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