Tri-State briefs

January 22, 2008

Fewer properties sold in Washington Township in '07

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Twenty-one percent fewer properties were sold in Washington Township, Pa., in 2007 than two years earlier, according to a report released last week.

The report, which tracked property changes, stated that 483 properties were sold in 2007, down from 612 sold in 2005.

The number of land-use permits issued decreased from 380 in 2006 to 315 in 2007, a separate report stated.

Both reports were presented to the Washington Township Supervisors on Jan. 16.

The township did see a spike in the number of multifamily dwellings built.

Seventy-five permits were issued for multifamily homes in 2007, compared to 32 in 2006.

Some of those were town houses on Stottlemyer Road and North Welty Road, said Assistant Code Enforcement Officer Matt Watson.

The majority, though, were issued for the Avalon development near The Tennis Club in Zullinger, Pa., Watson said.

- Jennifer Fitch


Franklin County Jefferson-Jackson Dinner set for Feb. 7

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Franklin County Democratic Party will hold its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Feb. 7 at the Waynesboro Country Club, 11000 Country Club Road.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social time and basket raffle. A sit-down dinner of steak and chicken will be served at 6:45 p.m. Vegetarian entrees also are available by special order.

The program, which will follow dinner, will feature a tribute to retiring County Commissioner Cheryl Plummer.

Tickets cost $40 for regulars, $50 for patrons and $30 for students.

For more information, or to order tickets, contact Beth Shupp-George at 717-830-0622 or

Mont Alto to host informational session

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host a general information session for anyone interested in attending Penn State on Monday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.

There will be admissions counselors on hand to answer questions and provide information on Penn State academic programs, the admissions process, the application process, financial aid, and more.

A tour of the campus and residence halls will be provided.

To register, call 717-749-6130 or 800-392-6173, or register online at

Health scholarship applications available

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The City Hospital Auxiliary recently announced that applications for the 2008 Landis Health Professions Scholarship Program are available.

The City Hospital Auxiliary established this health career scholarship program in 2003 as a result of an endowment from the Virginia Landis Estate. In order to quality, students must be graduating from one of the three Berkeley County high schools and pursuing preparation and advancement into one of the following health professions - nursing, pre-med, pharmacy or dentistry.

Awards are $1,000 per year for a maximum of four years, and the students must reapply each year. Applications are available in the guidance departments at all three Berkley County high schools or by calling the City Hospital Foundation at 304-264-1223.

The deadline for submitting an application is March 31.

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