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September 27, 2007

State to lower speed limit on Guitner Road



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will soon change the speed limit on Guitner Road from 45 mph to 40 mph, Antrim Township officials learned this week.

During the Antrim Township Supervisor's meeting July 24, a representative from Majestic Custom Homes Inc. of Waynesboro requested that the township ask PennDOT to conduct a speed-limit study on Guitner Road.

PennDOT had denied driveway access to a proposed new dwelling on 6399 Guitner Road because the sight distance, or length of the roadway visible to the driver, would not have been adequate in a 45-mph zone. Decreasing the speed limit by five miles would decrease the sight distance and would allow the developers to obtain a driveway permit from PennDOT.

Antrim Township Manager Ben Thomas announced that PennDOT had completed the speed-limit study and had approved the speed-limit decrease during Tuesday's Antrim Township Supervisor's meeting.

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The speed limit study also found that the average speed on Guitner Road is below 45 mph.

- Ashley Hartman




Habitat for Humanity needs used books



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County and several area Lutheran churches are in need of used books for their third annual used book sale scheduled Nov. 1-3.

Used books can be donated until Oct. 20 at any of the following locations:

· Trinity Lutheran Church, Jason Drive in Greencastle, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon

· Habitat for Humanity, 23 N. Third St., Chambersburg, Pa., from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon

· Sunnyway Foods in Chambersburg and Greencastle

· Office of Carolyn Horst, 32 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle

· Office of Charles Strausbaugh, 45 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa.

· First National Bank of Mercersburg in Mercersburg, Pa., and 821 S. Washington St. in Greencastle

The following books will not be accepted: Reader's Digest Condensed books, encyclopedias, text books and any books that are musty or smell like smoke.

For more information, call Trinity Lutheran Church at 717-597-9348 or Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County at 717-267-1899.




Health department offering flu shots



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Flu shots are available at the Jefferson County Health Department, according to a news release from the department.

The shots are for people 6 months and older.

The shots cost $15 per person for those without a Medicaid or Medicare card.

Call 304-728-8416 to schedule an appointment.

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