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Waynesboro briefs

July 02, 2009

Banners across Main Street are banned



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Members of the Waynesboro Borough Council Wednesday night banned the stringing of banners across Main Street (Pa. 16) that promote or advertise community events or programs saying there is no way to safely secure them.

Likening them to sails on a ship, Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger II said even a small sail can move a big ship.

"There's no good place to secure them," he said. "When the wind comes up they come down."

Banners have pulled out bricks and even windows on buildings, he said.

On a motion by Councilman Ronnie Martin, the council voted that no banners be allowed until and unless they can be secured to poles installed for that purpose.

King officially named chief of police



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Mark King, Waynesboro's police chief, was officially hired as the police department's chief executive Wednesday night when the Borough Council unanimously voted to end his six-month probationary status.

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Mayor Richard Starliper presented King with certificates of appreciation for the department's efforts in the 2008 Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving and Education Program.

-- Richard F. Belisle

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