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Tri-State briefs

June 11, 2007

U.S. 30 closed during 'device' investigation



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Police investigating a suspicious package in a mailbox on U.S. 30 closed the road from Pa. 233 to Anthony Highway, according to press releases from the Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

Members of the hazardous device and explosives section removed a device at about 9:40 a.m. Sunday from a mailbox on 7045 Lincoln Way East (U.S. 30).

Police said westbound traffic on U.S. 30 was closed at Pa. 233, and eastbound traffic was closed at Anthony Highway. The road was shut for about 20 minutes.

Police would not say Sunday evening whether the device actually was explosive.

Anyone with information about the incident may call police at 717-264-5161.

- Karen Hanna




Two running for Harpers Ferry mayor



HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Harpers Ferry Mayor Jim Addy will face a challenge from the chairman of the Harpers Ferry Landmarks Commission in Tuesday's town election.

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Addy, who is completing his third term as mayor, will face Greg Vaughn in the election.

Three people are running as write-in candidates for recorder: Betsy Bainbridge, Chris Lewis and Kevin Carden, Addy said.

The incumbent town council candidates for five seats on the town council are Dan Riss, Charlotte Thompson, Barry Bryan and Bob DuBose. The other candidates are Bob Johnson, Joe Anderson and Brenda Soenecken, Addy said.

Polling will be conducted at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church at the intersection of Washington and Gilmore streets. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Terms for the elected offices are two years, and pay for the office of mayor and recorder is $2,000 a year. Council members earn $1,400 a year.

- Dave McMillion




Township complex workshop delayed



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A workshop presentation about a proposed municipal government complex in Washington Township, Pa., has been delayed until 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, the township supervisors announced in news release.

Architect Newcomer Associates of Chambersburg, Pa., had been scheduled to provide cost estimates and a site plan at this Wednesday's workshop.

Supervisor Carroll Sturm said Newcomer Associates needed more time for revisions than it originally projected in its "very ambitious schedule."

"The final site layouts for the existing Welty Road site and the new 10-acre generic site were only 85 percent complete as the June 13 workshop agenda was being prepared," Sturm said.

"We decided that a 100 percent site plan and cost analysis for each site location was appropriately required for the next public presentation," he said.

- Jennifer Fitch




SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University received three awards for publicity materials and marketing at the 2007 Association of College Unions International conference.

The 2006-07 PASS brochure received first place and the Student Center brochure received third place in the four-color brochures (eight panels or less) category. A poster for Midnight Breakfast received an honorable mention.

The materials were designed by recent graduate Adam Leviton.

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