Tri-State briefs

August 08, 2007

Rendell to speak at Dems summer picnic

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is scheduled to speak at Saturday's annual Franklin County Democratic Party's Summer Picnic.

The picnic is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. at the Scotland Memorial Park Picnic Pavilion at 3763 Scotland Road.

Rendell is scheduled to arrive around 3 p.m. and speak shortly thereafter.

The featured speaker will be Abe Amoros, political director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, who is scheduled to take the stage around 1 p.m.

Local and statewide candidates scheduled to speak include Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate Debra Todd, Pennsylvania Superior Court candidates Christine Donohue and Ron Folino, Franklin County Commissioner candidates Cheryl Stearn and Bob Ziobrowski, Chambersburg mayoral candidate Peter Lagiovane, 2008 State Treasurer candidate John Cordisco, and 2008 U.S. House candidate Tony Barr.

Everyone is welcome, and non-Democrats are encouraged to attend to meet candidates and learn more about the party. Anyone who is not a registered Democrat, and any Democrat who brings a guest who is not a Democrat, will be entered in a drawing for a special door prize.


Entertainment will include live music and gift basket bingo. There will also be games, prizes and a nearby playground for children.

Admission is $10 per adult, free for children younger than 12, and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, which will feature pit-roasted pig, barbecue chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, iced tea and lemonade.

Guests may pay at the gate, but must reserve tickets by contacting Jere Perry at 717-532-9161 or

Principal named at Shepherdstown school

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Robbie Brown, head teacher at Shepherdstown Middle School, has been named principal of the school, a Jefferson County Schools spokeswoman said.

Brown replaces Judy Marcus, who was named principal for the new Washington High School, said Gail Woods.

Brown came to Jefferson County Schools in 2000 as a teacher at Ranson Elementary School and has been head teacher at Shepherdstown Middle since 2006, Woods said.

Pa. 16 resurfacing project delayed

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The resurfacing of Pa. 16 has been delayed, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Monday in a news release.

A five-mile stretch from Mercersburg, Pa., to Upton, Pa., was supposed to repaved this week. A portion of U.S. 11 was also scheduled for work.

However, Valley Quarries of Chambersburg, Pa., has pushed its start date until after Labor Day, the news release stated.

Berkeley nets grant for solid waste efforts

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gov. Joe Manchin recently awarded 26 solid waste management grants totaling $280,000, including $10,000 for Berkeley County's solid waste authority.

Administered by the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB), the grant program is designed to assist with litter control and recycling efforts across the state, according to a news release from Manchin's office.

The money for Berkeley County will assist in planning of a household hazardous waste collection event, according to the announcement.

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