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By CALEB CALHOUN | | May 13, 2011
The renovation of the AC&T Travel and Convenience Store on Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65) and Lappans Road (Md. 68) is nearly finished, according to store manager Amanda Huntzberry. Huntzberry says that the project should be finished in about two weeks. "We've remodeled the inside of the store and upgraded our fuel systems outside," she said. Huntzberry work to upgrade the store began in September 2010. Parts of the parking lots and the store have been blocked off at different times since then.
March 16, 2001
Maugansville war memorial nears completion By DAN KULIN MAUGANSVILLE - Six years after deciding Maugansville should honor its veterans, the Maugansville Ruritan Club has almost finished building a war memorial in front of the town community center. "When we had the anniversary of World War II we thought we should have a World War II memorial. But then we thought why not make it for all conflicts?" said Robert Walton, a member of the Ruritan Club's war memorial committee.
by DON AINES | November 26, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - As the reconstruction of Roland Avenue nears completion, Chambersburg is wrapping up one of its busiest years ever for street reconstruction and repair, but borough officials say 2007 will be much less ambitious. "When it's all said and done, we'll probably be in excess of $2 million," Borough Manager Eric Oyer said of the 2006 street work. Putting that in perspective, he said, "the value of road work in '06 is almost the value of all the road work we did in the 1990s.
by TARA REILLY | October 2, 2003
Although the building has been constructed, Washington County residents may have to wait a while before workers begin making doughnuts. Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Spokesman Ted Lansdale said recently the building's completion date is on hold and an opening date has not been set. The Washington County Planning Commission approved the store's site plan in February. The combined Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins store includes a drive-in window. It is located in the parking lot of the Foxshire Plaza on the Dual Highway.
by DON AINES | August 17, 2005 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The southern section of Chambersburg's Rail Trail is nearing completion and the contractor says the project will be finished on schedule and within budget by early October. Chris Hann of George S. Hann & Son Inc. of Fort Littleton, Pa., said Tuesday the section from South Street north to Lincoln Way West is "95 percent done" with the only remaining work being the painting of crosswalks where the trail crosses streets. Along its 1.1-mile length, the trail will vary from 8 feet to 12 feet in width, Hann said.
by CANDICE BOSELY | November 8, 2006
More than $9.9 million in bonds can be issued and sold by the City of Hagerstown to complete 21 projects, including improving the Edgewood Drive/Dual Highway intersection, widening Eastern Boulevard and doing streetscape improvements along Jonathan Street, City Council members unanimously voted Tuesday. Council members voted on the ordinance without discussing it. According to a written copy of the 15-page ordinance, the bonds can be issued "in one or more series from time to time," but cannot exceed $9,965,000.
May 12, 2009
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown nursing school's tradition is for graduates to hang out their uniforms upon completion of their training.
May 13, 2004
Construction crews work Wednesday on the earthen foundation of the northbound on-ramp of Exit 17 in Chambersburg, Pa. The long-delayed $15.6 million interchange on Interstate 81 is scheduled for completion in summer 2005, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
June 11, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - Nearly 80 new jobs will be created in Western Maryland as a result of new construction and renovation at Frederick Community College. On Tuesday, Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced Board of Public Works approval of a $5,409,730 construction contract, which includes a state grant of $3.297 million for constructing, furnishing and equipping the new Business and Technology Center and renovation of the college's lecture hall. The contract was awarded to McAlister-Schwartz Company of Rockville, Md. Construction will begin this month and completion is expected in August 1999.
September 1, 2003
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Hagerstown Suns will have to work overtime to complete the 2003 season. The Suns will face Greensboro in a season-ending doubleheader today beginning at noon after Sunday's game was rained out in the top of the third inning. The scoreless tie will resume at noon in the completion of a nine-inning game. The nightcap, the final game of the season, will be seven innings. Hagerstown was eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Bats.
August 21, 2013
Graduation for the students of the August class of Franklin County Career and Technology Center's practical nursing program was held Aug. 8 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. It was the 109th graduating class of the nursing program, which has served the citizens of the area for more than 54 years. Welcoming comments were given by Keith Yohn, administrative director of Career Tech. The graduation address was given by Dr. Paul Orange, who challenged the graduates to make full use of their senses - light, hearing and smell - to better understand a patient.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | August 20, 2013
The completion of the W. Randy Smith Recreation Center has been delayed by high moisture levels in the concrete on which the building's gym flooring is to be installed. “It's like we're cursed or something,” Steve Catlett, executive director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation board, told board members Tuesday. The 18,200-square-foot building on the campus of Musselman High School was on track to be turned over by this month, but Catlett reported Tuesday that the flooring work cannot be guaranteed under warranty if the moisture content of the concrete is above 85 percent.
August 18, 2013
Ballet and All That Jazz dancers recently completed another successful dance season. Nine high school seniors performed together for the last time in the dance school's spring recital May 18 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The dancers are Kristen Davis, Emily Fortney, Maggie Manspeaker, Moriah Garling, Ellen McQuaid, Akelah Taylor, Laura Meckley, Caroline Bradford and Emily Newmann. In June, dancers joined instructor Bonnie Slawson, learning contemporary, jazz and hip-hop dances at jazz camp.
August 11, 2013
Stephen Strasburg pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the first complete game of his career, Jayson Werth had his second straight three-hit game and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. Strasburg (6-9) dominated the reeling Phillies for his first win since July 7 against San Diego. The Nationals had lost five straight games started by the right-hander. The Phillies never had a runner in scoring position during their 11th straight road loss.
By TIM KOELBLE | | August 8, 2013
Chuck Thatcher has been a regular contender for the WACO title in recent years. In 2011, he held the first-round lead before faltering to a 75 in the second round. Last year, he put up a 67 in the second round, following an opening-round 74, nearly netting him the title. This time, Thatcher will be out to connect both ends of the 36-hole tournament and come up with a title in the 30th WACO championship at Beaver Creek Country Club Saturday and Sunday. “My goal is 68-68, I think 8-under would win,” Thatcher said.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | July 25, 2013
At least 12 groups are considering submitting proposals to buy the Franklin County-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, county officials said Thursday. County officials have distributed packets to a dozen skilled nursing providers seeking information about the possible sale of the nursing home, according to Franklin County Commissioner David Keller. “At least two vendors have been in to tour the facility, and I believe a couple other tours are in the works,” Keller said Thursday.
July 12, 2013
Beginning next week, Valley Road will be closed temporarily at the bridge over Israel Creek in southern Washington County, according to the county publics works division. Effective Monday at 8:30 a.m., the road will be closed to through traffic for the completion of repairs to the bridge over the creek, the Washington County Division of Public Works Engineering and Construction Department said in a news release. The road will reopen by July 28; a detour will be posted to route traffic around the project, the release said.
By HOLLY SHOK | | July 4, 2013
Construction on the final phases of the city's downtown bike loop project is expected to be complete by mid-August, a city official said Wednesday. In mid-June, crews began constructing a 10-foot wide concrete path that starts at the south end of Prospect Street, Engineering Designer II Tim Young said in an email Wednesday. The path continues along the east side of Walnut Street to Park Circle, around a portion of Park Circle, across Virginia Avenue and extends along the north side of Memorial Boulevard to Summit Avenue.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | June 9, 2013
Will Manning knew nothing of the Battle of Monterey Pass before he started his Eagle Scout project, but 80 hours of work on an informational sign for the battlefield filled in the blanks. Will, 15, built a wooden sign with informative text and images to help visitors understand what happened during the mountaintop Civil War battle. The 4-by-8-foot sign at Monterey Pass Battlefield Park off Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit describes what happened there on the night of July 4, 1863. Last week, Will joined his father, John, and Washington Township, Pa., officials in commemorating his contribution to the municipal-owned battlefield park.
June 7, 2013
Soroptimist International of Hagerstown completed its gardening day for Holly Place of Hagerstown in May for the residents to enjoy. Holly Place is a senior assisted living facility. Soroptimist International is a nonprofit organization of professional women headquartered in Philadlephia. It offers programs that improve the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment. For more information, go to or contact .
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