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NEWS
September 10, 1997
Hagerstown City Councilman J. Wallace McClure said Tuesday he wants city and state officials to meet with the president of a local nonprofit group to iron out any misunderstandings about the former National Guard Armory. The Rev. Philip Hundley, president of 21st Century Teens, has accused government officials in the last week of racism because his group no longer can use the 328 N. Potomac St. armory. The teen group and Has-Beens Boxing have to be out of the building by 8 a.m. today because the armory has several building code violations, city officials have said.
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NEWS
September 9, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer An official notice was posted by Hagerstown's building inspector on Monday forbidding anyone from occupying Hagerstown's former National Guard Armory starting Wednesday morning. On orders from the building's owner - the state of Maryland - Hagerstown officials turned off electricity and water at the 328 N. Potomac St. armory last Wednesday because of overdue bills. Under city code, a building without power cannot be occupied, yet a nonprofit group was using the building on Monday and another held a meeting there Sunday.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 28, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The state of Maryland is giving the vacant Hagerstown Armory at 328 N. Potomac St. to a construction trade group, two years after a similar agreement fell through. The State Military Department will give the 78-year-old armory to the City of Hagerstown, which will transfer it to Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter, at no cost. ABC plans to open a building skills training center there. State Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, announced the transaction Wednesday morning at a Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum in Halfway.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 2, 2010
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, PA. -- A new armory in South Mountain officially opened Wednesday when Pennsylvania Army National Guard officials cut a ribbon for the $7 million facility. Guardsmen started moving into the 27,660-square-foot readiness center in April. Blast-proof windows provide plentiful natural light in the building described as state-of-the-art by commanders. "Here the family can come to gather news, get help with paperwork and even do a videoconference with a soldier who is deployed," said Brig.
NEWS
May 23, 1997
A Hagerstown youth group can continue to use the former National Guard Armory, but must have fire exits repaired within a month, a fire official said Thursday. Twenty-First Century Teens has until June 20 to repair or replace the panic bars on the exit doors to the gym at the 328 N. Potomac St. building, said Charles Cronauer, deputy chief state fire marshal. The group can continue to use the gym because the doors will open, Cronauer said. The rest of the armory is off limits until life-threatening safety violations are fixed, including adding an exit door upstairs, he said.
NEWS
September 25, 1997
The former Hagerstown National Guard Armory could become a recycling and storage facility for surplus state and federal property, officials said this week. Making the state-owned building a satellite recycling and storage facility for the Maryland State Agency for Surplus Property in Jessup, Md., is one option, said Dave Humphrey, Maryland Department of General Services spokesman. The agency stores property such as furniture, computers and hospital equipment, he said. Another option would be to allow community groups to use the 328 N. Potomac St. building, but code violations must be addressed before that could happen, Humphrey said.
NEWS
September 3, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer Hagerstown officials are expected to cut off power today to the former National Guard Armory, leaving homeless two nonprofit youth groups that have not paid utility bills since May, officials said. The Rev. Philip Hundley, leader of one of the groups, said Tuesday that he was being discriminated against by area power brokers. "I do believe this is a case of discrimination and so therefore I'm going to pull out all stops, whatever is necessary to do, because there are those who know that this is something that is being done by the power brokers of this community," said Hundley, president of 21st Century Teens.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | July 17, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The former Maryland National Guard Armory on North Potomac Street in Hagerstown could be the new home of a mental health center within the next few months. Frankie Corsi III, chief financial officer of Ridgecrest Investments, a subsidiary of the armory's owner, Moller Properties LLC of Frederick, Md., said his organization has been negotiating since May to sell the building to the Way Station. A representative from the Way Station declined to comment Friday. The Way Station is a not-for-profit mental health organization at 25 E. North Ave., which is around the corner from the armory at 328 N. Potomac St. "I really don't see any hang-ups," Corsi said Friday of the sale.
NEWS
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | August 3, 2000
National Guard cleans up old armory lawn For a third summer the unkempt and overgrown lawn at the old Hagerstown armory has prompted complaints from City Hall. But National Guard officials hope they've heard the last of those criticisms. After being contacted Monday by city Code Enforcement Officer Marc David, guard officials had the grass around the state-owned building mowed and raked Thursday. Also Thursday, a colonel was ordered "to put together a plan to keep the grounds maintained on a permanent basis," Maj. Drew Sullins said.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | January 28, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com SOUTH MOUNTAIN, PA. - A Pennsylvania National Guard staff sergeant on Thursday cleared up recent rumors circulating in South Mountain when he said land being surveyed across from the South Mountain Restoration Center will be the site of a new armory. The state is combining armories in Gettysburg, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., into the new facility, which probably won't be ready for occupancy until sometime late in 2007, Staff Sgt. Jason Flenner said.
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