Pennsylvania briefs

July 14, 2008

Owner of Sheetz lot in Waynesboro weighing his options

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - As the downtown Waynesboro Sheetz prepared to close permanently late Sunday night, the owner of the property was mulling over the site's future.

"Somebody's going to lease it, I'm sure," Jay Knepper said.

The store at the intersection of Pa. 16 and Walnut Street opened in December 1982. It was the 85th facility in the convenience store chain, which opened its 350th location earlier this month.

Prior to Sheetz's occupancy, Knepper operated a Gulf gas station at the site. He said the Sheetz lease expires at the end of September.

"A lot of people said they're sad to see it go," Knepper said. "So am I."

Company officials attributed the closure to the small store not being able to offer the same things as modern, larger Sheetz stores.


Knepper, of Waynesboro, said that while he's gotten several inquiries from potential tenants, he's taking his time to find the right business to move in.

"I'm trying to get things worked out," he said.

Knepper estimated that about 100 feet of the property fronts East Main Street.

Paving to restrict Interstate 81 traffic in Greencastle area

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Traffic on Interstate 81 in Antrim Township, Pa., will be restricted to one lane northbound during overnight hours today through Thursday, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The lane restrictions will occur from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., weather permitting, the news release stated.

PennDOT said affected areas will be the exit ramps near the Welcome Center and the Exit 3 and Exit 5 interchanges with U.S. 11 and Pa. 16, respectively.

Paving crews expect to perform milling and resurfacing on the interstate, the news release stated.

If the work progresses ahead of schedule, crews might resurface the eastbound and westbound Pa. 16 ramps at Exit 5 as well as take on additional efforts in that area, the news release stated.

The affected section of I-81 averages between 24,000 and 26,000 vehicles in each direction per day, the news release stated.

This week's paving is part of a repair and resurfacing project scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

PennDOT has contracted with Valley Quarries Inc. of Chambersburg, Pa., to do highway improvements on an approximate six-mile stretch of I-81 at a cost of $4.8 million.

- Jennifer Fitch

Fulton County businesswoman shares success secrets in book

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Fulton County, Pa., businesswoman has published a book about how to find success when running a business.

Sherie D. Lake, president of Lake Insurance, covers the topics of time management, focus, team motivation, implementation and the power of masterminds in "A Business Success Journal," according to a news release.

Lake gleaned insight from nine national authors, the news release stated.

Autographed copies can be reserved by e-mailing or calling 717-485-9033.

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