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May 27, 2010
It's always been an economic development pickle: You can't attract quality companies without an educated work force. But educated workers won't stick around unless quality companies already are in place. At Hagerstown Regional Airport, it looks as if there soon will be a mutual meeting of employers and employees, following the announcement that the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics will open an aviation-technician school in the Top Flight Air Park early next year. When county officials pushed for a $60 million runway expansion a decade ago, the heat was on to produce results to justify the expense.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will hold an Open Airplane Afternoon Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  The event will celebrate National Aviation Day. Attendees can climb aboard and sit in the cockpit of the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar and see other museum aircraft, such as the 1943 Fairchild PT-19 World War II Trainer and the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, all built in Hagerstown. The museum owns 19 historic aircraft, of which 14 were built here. There will be an opportunity to step back in time and experience a memorable flight in the museum's 1943 Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainer.
NEWS
January 7, 2002
Airport tightens security By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Security continues to tighten at the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Berkeley County official said last week. Officials at the airport recently decided not to allow any vendors on the property when making a delivery, said Berkeley County Commissioner Robert L. Burkhart. When a truck is making a delivery at the airport, security guards unload the truck and transport the items to the base themselves, said Burkhart, who is also a member of the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport Authority.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | June 19, 2004
ANNAPOLIS - Maryland's Department of Business and Economic Development has renewed the Hagerstown Regional Airport Enterprise Zone for 10 years, Gov. Robert Ehrlich's office announced Friday.The enterprise zone, which includes the airport, Washington County Business Airpark, Bowman Air Park Center and Top Flight Air Park, allows businesses moving into or expanding within the zone to claim tax credits in exchange for creating new jobs. The airport zone, administered by the Washington County government, encompasses about 700 acres, of which 97 are ready for development.
NEWS
January 23, 2012
Firefighters and medics responded to the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport Monday night after authorities received a call of an “in-flight emergency” on a plane, a 911 spokeswoman said. It turned out to be a right wing problem and something overheating, the spokeswoman said. The plane, which had 59 people on board, landed safely at the airport after the call was received at 8:14 p.m., the spokeswoman said. No other details were available Monday night.  
NEWS
July 30, 2003
The Hagerstown Regional Airport this week received a $1 million federal grant to acquire snow removal equipment and expand an apron for aircraft parking, according to a written statement from U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett's office. Bartlett announced the grant award on Monday.
NEWS
January 4, 2002
Bartlett praises National Guard troops on visit to airport By DAN KULIN dank@herald-mail.com U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett flew into Hagerstown Regional Airport Thursday morning to thank National Guard troops assigned there, and to share his views on the nation's efforts against terrorism. "I'm here to thank the men, and to thank the families, and to thank their employers," Bartlett, R-Md., said. "We appreciate what you're doing," Bartlett said of the troops.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | September 10, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com The Washington County Planning Commission Monday discussed a preliminary consultation on a residential project opposed by Hagerstown Regional Airport Manager Carolyn Motz. County Associate Planner Jill Baker told the Planning Commission about a July 16 preliminary consultation on a proposal to build 128 single-family homes on 81.33 acres on the west side of Paradise Church Road. The property would be part of a development by Lee Downey called Paradise Heights.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | September 25, 2002
The Hagerstown Regional Airport is expected to receive $4.62 million in federal grants next month, County Administrator Rodney Shoop said Tuesday. Airport officials were notified that the federal government had discretionary money available for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30 and the county could receive the grants if applications were sent, Shoop said. The county commissioners approved the applications Tuesday for a $3.51 million land acquisition grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and a $1.12 million security grant from another federal agency, Shoop said.
NEWS
March 25, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Four West Virginia airports will share $3.3 million in federal stimulus funding for improvements, including $1.1 million for Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport outside Martinsburg, W.Va. U.S. Sens. Robert C. Byrd and John Rockefeller and U.S. Reps. Nick Rahall and Alan Mollohan said Wednesday that the funding comes through the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Improvement Program. Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport's allocation will be used to to build a taxiway, according to a news release.
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NEWS
August 28, 2013
A $150,000 allocation for taxiway rehabilitation at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport is among more than $6 million in federal funding announced Wednesday for improvements at several West Virginia airports. The funding for Shepherd Field, which is south of Martinsburg, and improvements at airports in Barbour, Braxton, Greenbrier, Harrison, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Nicholas, Raleigh, Randolph, Upshur, and Wood counties, was announced by Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, in a news release.
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NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2013
Expanding existing commercial air service and targeting new leisure destinations are two recommendations for future growth at the Hagerstown Regional Airport, according to a third-party consultant study. Virginia-based AvPorts, a firm with decades of experience in airport management, development and marketing, presented an overview of its study to Washington County officials on Aug. 20. The comprehensive 192-page marketing plan also suggests that airport officials look into establishing air cargo service for businesses, and increasing promotional efforts for existing businesses at the airport and to attract new ones.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will hold an Open Airplane Afternoon Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  The event will celebrate National Aviation Day. Attendees can climb aboard and sit in the cockpit of the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar and see other museum aircraft, such as the 1943 Fairchild PT-19 World War II Trainer and the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, all built in Hagerstown. The museum owns 19 historic aircraft, of which 14 were built here. There will be an opportunity to step back in time and experience a memorable flight in the museum's 1943 Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainer.
NEWS
July 17, 2013
The fourth annual Discovery Station Hangarfest will be Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Rider Jet Center at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The Reagan Years, a 1980s tribute band, will perform. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and are on sale. The event will include food and a cash bar. Tickets are available at Discovery Station by calling 301-790-0076. For more information, go to www.discoverystation.org.
NEWS
July 15, 2013
Hagerstown Regional Airport surpassed 10,000 paying customers for commercial air service in 2012, securing a $1 million entitlement through the Federal Aviation Administration, Airport Director Phil Ridenour said last week. The airport totaled 10,207 enplanements, or passenger boardings, for Allegiant Air and Sun Air flights in the 2012 calendar year, up from 2011's total of 5,618 passengers, according to FAA statistics. The additional funds will be used for infrastructure improvements, general upkeep and safety projects, Ridenour said.
NEWS
May 12, 2013
A deputy used a stun gun on a man Sunday morning after the man acted wildly when approached by police, who were responding to a call about a suspicious person on Basore Drive, Washington County Sheriff's Office officials said. Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said the man appeared to have mental issues and deputies didn't know if he was “coming off some drugs.” “Apparently he was going wild,” Mullendore said. A stun gun was used once on the man, who was taken to Meritus Medical Center on an emergency petition for the psychiatric issue, Mullendore said.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2013
Two public hearings before the Washington County Board of Commissioners are set for Tuesday to allow for input into proposed utility rate increases and user fees at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The first hearing, slated to begin at 11 a.m., is for the consideration of water and sewer rate increases, as well as “certain other fees” for fiscal year 2013-14, according to a news release from the county. Per 1,000 gallons used, proposed quarterly increases for residential sewer service are 24 cents and 26 cents for water service.
OPINION
By WILLIAM B. McKINLEY | April 6, 2013
Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) is one of the many hidden gems of Washington County. It is a primary link between our rural communities and the national transportation system. This link is vital to the growth of our county because it contributes to the economic base by providing and supporting the air transportation needs of the Quad-State area. Plus we cannot ignore the fact that the airport: • Costs very little to the taxpayer to operate. • Plays a key role in workforce development.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2013
Without a staffed air traffic control tower, “there is going to be an incident” involving aircraft at or near Hagerstown Regional Airport, one concerned business owner said Thursday. “I feel very strongly that we are going to have an incident, and it's going to impact people on the ground as well as the crew in the aircraft when that happens,” said Austin Heffernan, owner of Royal Aircraft Services LLC on Airpark Road. Heffernan was one of five airport business officials who spoke Thursday during a news conference at the airport terminal, highlighting the local impact of proposed FAA cuts that would eliminate federal funding to 149 air control towers due to across-the-board cuts known as sequestration.
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