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Williamsport briefs

December 01, 2009

Resident suggests speed humps



WILLIAMSPORT -- A Williamsport resident asked the Washington County Commissioners to help solve a speeding problem on Donelson Drive.

During a joint meeting Tuesday between the commissioners and the Williamsport Town Council, Don Lantz said several motorists ignore the 25 mph speed limit on Donelson Drive between Tammany Manor Road and U.S. 11.

"It's a very dangerous situation," Lantz said. "I'd hate to see what could happen there."

Lantz suggested installing "speed humps" to slow traffic.

County Commissioner James F. Kercheval said he would ask the Washington County Public Works Department to examine the problem.

Aleshire wants motion on pact with Chinese city



WILLIAMSPORT -- Washington County Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire said Tuesday that he wants an official motion to be made on an agreement that would create a relationship between Washington County and a city in China.

On Nov. 10, Commissioner President John F. Barr signed a document establishing a "friendship-city relationship" between Washington County and Jinhua City, China.

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The document states, in part, that "the two parties will endeavor to formally establish friendly relations so as to promote common prosperity and development."

Aleshire said last week that he didn't know an agreement had been signed and opposed it because of China's practices related to human rights, labor laws, copyright policies and environmental issues.

-- Dan Dearth

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