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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 29, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Building projects in the Waynesboro Area and Chambersburg Area school districts are in full swing this summer as workers take advantage of the time when classrooms and hallways are empty. In Waynesboro, crews are working six 10-hour days every week at the middle school as well as Summitview and Fairview elementary schools, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Adams said. Those schools are receiving new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems under a $3.8 million energy savings contract with McClure Co., he said.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | April 10, 2006
WAYNESBORO, PA. Spurred by the county's estimated 2 percent growth rate, Franklin County, Pa., school districts have at least $83 million worth of construction projects on tap for the next five years. Officials in the Greencastle-Antrim School District expect to double the current school population sometime between 2010 and 2015. The Chambersburg Area School District is preparing to have more than 10,000 students by 2015, up from the 8,400 enrolled today. "We're running out of room.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | January 2, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - Beginning in April, people seeking to work in Pennsylvania schools - including construction crews for building projects - must submit fingerprints to the FBI. Amendments to the Public School Code mandate that the new laws about state and federal background checks not only apply to prospective employees of public and private schools, intermediate units and vocational schools, but also to independent contractors who have direct...
LIFESTYLE
September 1, 2011
Citicorp Credit Services Inc. presented Habitat for Humanity of Washington County with a donation of $12,000 to help finish two building projects - the Women Build Educators' House and the Apostles Build No. 2 house. "Citi is pleased to support Habitat's mission of helping families in need to obtain safe, affordable housing," said Cassandra Latimer, public affairs officer for Citi. In addition to the donation, Citi employees volunteered their time on multiple workdays on each of the homes.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 19, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Before Washington County Public Schools can move forward with several new building projects, it must acquire land. Assistant Superintendent for School Operations Boyd Michael said officials need to know now where a potential new high school in the eastern part Hagerstown would be built. According to a draft of the state capital improvement plan discussed Tuesday, that high school would open in 2012. Local planning funds have been requested for fiscal year 2009, but Michael said a site still needs to be determined.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | February 25, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Summit Health indefinitely delayed development of an urgent care center for health needs such as an earache or sprained ankle when it postponed major building projects at Chambersburg and Waynesboro hospitals, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. "We're waiting for the bond market to get better," said Pat Barbarowicz, vice president for community relations at Summit Health. Norman B. Epstein, the organization's president and CEO, announced in November 2008 the two hospitals' multimillion-dollar building projects would not start this spring.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | May 6, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. The Morgan County Board of Education this week unanimously approved a $19,630,000 budget for 2006-07, an increase of 11 percent over last year. Nancy White, treasurer of Morgan County Schools, said the increase is for an expected growth in enrollment, and a significant increase in instructional positions to accommodate enrollment. The budget also includes an increase in the supplemental salaries paid by the county of $35 per month to all school personnel, which was approved at the May 1 meeting, White said.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 6, 2007
The list of new schools and major building projects in Washington County's future will require balancing the school system's needs with available money. School officials discussed a draft document during a Tuesday work session that addresses that balancing act. The educational facilities master plan is amended and adopted each year. It is the document on which some funding requests are based. A draft of the plan includes major school building, construction and modernization projects for the next 13 years.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 22, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Little more than a week before leaving office, Berkeley County Commission President Howard L. Strauss on Thursday signed off on a $5.3 million bond issue that will continue his long-standing goal to improve government facilities. The sale of 30-year bonds handled by Crews & Associates on behalf of the commission came with a 4.19 percent interest rate, Strauss said at the last meeting of his six-year term. "It is the lowest interest rate the county has ever received," Strauss said after the session.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | December 17, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Schools officials returned from Charleston, W.Va., Monday, after requesting $4.65 million from the School Building Authority to renovate and expand South Middle School in Martinsburg. The SBA is expected to announce in March whether the funding will be awarded. Schools Superintendent Manny Arvon and Board of Education President Bill Queen made the presentation to SBA members, who come from various parts of the state.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
Overcrowding concerns across the Greencastle-Antrim School District have resurrected a middle school/high school building project shelved in 2011. “We're moving forward,” said Schools Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover after a school board meeting Thursday. “EI is our architect. We had paused the project. But, we are now officially moving forward,” Hoover said. The Greencastle-Antrim School Board voted 8-0 for EI Associates of Harrisburg, Pa., to move forward with information gathering for the project, which will cost the district $1,500.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 17, 2013
Terry Irwin has been hired as Washington County's project liaison for economic development projects, a county official announced Wednesday. Under the direction of Assistant County Administrator Sarah L. Sprecher, Irwin joins the county's Department of Public Relations and Community Affairs to serve as a point of contact during the submission, review and permitting phase of commercial projects, according to a news release from Public Relations and...
BUSINESS
September 12, 2012
A team of 20 volunteers from Citi's Hagerstown operations center recently converged on Concord Street to help the Women Build and Apostles Build groups of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. The Concord Street project is a two-story duplex that will be sold to two Habitat partner families. Habitat has plans to renovate four existing houses to help six low-income, hardworking families achieve the dream of home ownership this year in Washington County. Citi also presented Habitat with a check for $11,000 to be used toward its 2012 build season and the six homes designated for Habitat's qualified partner families.
LIFESTYLE
September 1, 2011
Citicorp Credit Services Inc. presented Habitat for Humanity of Washington County with a donation of $12,000 to help finish two building projects - the Women Build Educators' House and the Apostles Build No. 2 house. "Citi is pleased to support Habitat's mission of helping families in need to obtain safe, affordable housing," said Cassandra Latimer, public affairs officer for Citi. In addition to the donation, Citi employees volunteered their time on multiple workdays on each of the homes.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2011
Hagerstown Community College is requesting a 1.5 percent increase in funding from Washington County next fiscal year due to rising enrollment and new programs, according to HCC officials. HCC is requesting $9,180,685 from the county for fiscal year 2012, which begins July 1, said Anna Barker, HCC’s vice president for administration and finance. That’s up $135,675 from the county’s contribution this year of $9,045,010. HCC also is requesting $1.51 million in capital funds from the county next fiscal year to go toward its Arts and Sciences Complex, Performing and Visual Arts Center, and Student Center expansion projects.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | July 29, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Building projects in the Waynesboro Area and Chambersburg Area school districts are in full swing this summer as workers take advantage of the time when classrooms and hallways are empty. In Waynesboro, crews are working six 10-hour days every week at the middle school as well as Summitview and Fairview elementary schools, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Adams said. Those schools are receiving new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems under a $3.8 million energy savings contract with McClure Co., he said.
NEWS
December 2, 2009
Ten Thousand Villages in Hagerstown will donate 15 percent of sales Saturday to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County Women Build Projects. The store, on Pennsylvania Avenue just north of Longmeadow Road, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Women Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. It is a nonprofit, Christian housing organization that seeks to eliminate substandard housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | September 15, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County Public Schools will ask the state government for about $15.7 million to pay for capital improvement projects in fiscal year 2011. On Tuesday, the Washington County Board of Education approved a list of 15 proposed projects that school officials will take to the state. The list has to be presented to the Maryland Department of Public Works by the first week of October, Rob Rollins, executive director of school operations for Washington County Public Schools, said after his presentation to the board.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 20, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manuel P. "Manny" Arvon II said Friday he plans to ask taxpayers in the next two to four weeks to help finance the construction of a new high school and other growth-related building projects. School board members were presented with a draft of a proposed bond financing plan and a final vote still is needed to move forward, Arvon said. While the school board delayed asking voters to shoulder the additional tax burden when the economy began taking a nose dive, Arvon said school district leaders also have recognized the longer they wait, the higher construction costs will be. "We feel that we can't postpone this decision any longer because students are still showing up and our schools are so large with both Hedgesville and Martinsburg (high schools)
NEWS
By HARRY NOGLE / For HomeSource | April 18, 2009
Started in 2001, Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. is a small, hands-on company that builds a variety of projects, employing experienced workers with backgrounds in many different trades. Owner Willie Eby learned about the building trade from his father, Henry Eby, owner of Henry Eby & Sons. Eby says his father is an honest, hard-working, Christian man. Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. is a customer-oriented company that works with customers from the ground up. "We focus on quality workmanship," Eby said.
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