Tri-State briefs

October 05, 2009

Mentzer Gap Road speed limit changing

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Washington Township Supervisors have started the process to set the speed limit on Mentzer Gap Road at 25 mph between Beartown Road and Old Forge Road.

Currently, the speed limit changes from 25 mph to 35 mph and 45 mph several times, Supervisor Elaine Gladhill said.

On Monday, the supervisors accepted results of a traffic study that justified the 25-mph rate.

They must incorporate the change into an ordinance in coming months.

Humane Society fundraiser set for Saturday

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Humane Society of Washington County hopes there will be plenty of "a-paws" during an upcoming show at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg.

"Beauty and the Beach," a concert featuring the Freedom Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, the Mason Dixon Men's Barbershop Chorus of Hagerstown and the men's barbershop quartet Wheelhouse, a five-time international competition finalist, is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the theater. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.


Tickets cost $13 for students and seniors, and $15 for general audiences, and may be purchased at or at the shelter, at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the HSWC. The tickets will be held at the theater box office for pickup the evening of the show.

For more information, call Kim McGlaughlin at 301-733-2060, ext. 239, or at

Increased air traffic expected during exercise

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- There will be an increase of air traffic at the 167th Airlift Wing base through Saturday to coincide with an upcoming operational exercise, according to a news release.

There also might be an increase of traffic into and out of the Martinsburg air base during this time frame, the release states.

Facilities maintenance to curtail DMV services

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Due to annual facilities maintenance of the Social Security Administration's National Computer Center, the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles will not be able to issue driver's licenses, license renewals and ID cards on Saturday.

The National Computer Center is scheduled to be powered down at the close of business on Friday and be fully operational again by Monday morning.

State offices are closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday, but business will resume as normal at all DMV offices on Oct. 13.

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