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March 19, 2009

Church requests closure of Broad Street for block party



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - St. Mary's Episcopal Church requested that South Broad Street be closed from East Second Street to Pen Mar Street on June 20 for a block party.

The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday granted the closure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Traffic on East Second will not be interrupted," Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.




Superintendent to serve as commencement speaker



MONT ALTO, Pa. - Greencastle-Antrim School District Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover will serve as the commencement speaker this spring at Penn State Mont Alto, college officials announced in a news release.

"Coming from a small high school, Penn State Mont Alto was the perfect place for me to start my college education. I'm not sure without the (personal attention) I received here that I would have continued my education," Hoover said in the release.

Commencement will be Saturday, May 16 in the Multipurpose Activities Center.

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Fire department egg hunt set in Waynesboro park



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department Easter egg hunt will be April 11 in Memorial Park.

The event will be from 8 to 11 a.m.

Also, the Waynesboro Gala Cancer Auction will be April 25, in the Eagles Club.




JLG opens Asian market service facility in Singapore



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week for a new sales and service facility in Jurong, Singapore.

The facility is to become the JLG headquarters for retail sales, warranty, parts distribution, service and other Ground Support activities in the Asian market, according to a news release.

In late 2008, JLG broke ground on a manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, dedicated to producing machines specifically for the Asian market, the news release stated.

"The Asian market has growth potential and JLG continues to concentrate efforts in those areas," said Craig Paylor, Oshkosh Corp. (JLG's parent company) executive vice president and president of JLG Industries.

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