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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 22, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- They want more availability of school facilities, better gym space and more of it. More than 50 area residents -- most involved with youth sports -- discussed the community's use of school facilities during a public meeting Tuesday with the Washington County Board of Education. Board President Roxanne R. Ober said the gathering was an opportunity to hear concerns and also offer solutions for how to better serve area children and organizations who depend on the availability of school facilities.
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NEWS
February 12, 2008
LEETOWN, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., announced Monday that he has secured more than $7 million in funding for two research facilities in the Eastern Panhandle, according to a press release. The financial boost will support advanced research at the National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture and the Leetown Science Center, both in Leetown. The NCCCWA is set to receive more than $6.3 million to develop lines of fish that have been genetically selected for superior growth performance, disease resistance and product quality, according to the release.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 23, 2008
Potomac Playmakers will only have to pay half of the usual fees to use Washington County Public Schools facilities. A Board of Education committee decided Tuesday to waive part of those fees, which total $1,200. Instead, the group will pay $600 to use the auditorium at Williamsport High School for performances scheduled for August. The Potomac Playmakers staged their performances at the Women's Club in downtown Hagerstown until an October 2006 fire made that impossible. The group has used Williamsport High for performances while waiting for their own space to be completed in the former Tusing Warehouse behind Hagerstown City Hall.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | August 22, 2008
For 16 years, Rose Marie Newlin, 52, spent her life in a nursing home. There, she says, it was noisy and there weren't many people her own age. That isn't the case anymore, she says, since moving into Salem East, one of two new apartments on Salem Avenue remodeled by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland. "It's really quiet," she says. Newlin is one of three women with disabilities who are cohabiting at the new facilities. The 2,500-square-foot apartment includes a bedroom for each resident, a full kitchen, a dining room, a handicapped-accessible bathroom with roll-in shower, a laundry room and a large common area.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2012
Surface repairs began Monday for the Tuscarora School District's tennis courts, which are the latest athletic facilities to benefit from Fix JB Sports fundraising. A donation from Tom Beddard of Lady Moon Farms helped to make the tennis court project a reality, according to Marianne Quinn, a parent and active member of the Fix JB Sports committee. “This year, we have collected enough that we could go forward with that” project, Quinn said. It will cost $150,000 to $200,000, she said.
NEWS
October 8, 1999
The Hagerstown Community College Advanced Technology Center, located on the school's Robinwood Drive campus, is a grouping of 14 innovative laboratories and three special centers. The facilities include: applied computer science applied materials science automated manufacturing CAD and CAM computer repair and networking electronics GIS/GPS industrial controls photonics PLC's quality assurance distance education.
NEWS
June 13, 2006
Beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Shenandoah Jerseys will be hosting the next installment of the Washington County Pasture Walk Series. While the Janet Stiles' family only uses pasture for dry cows and heifers, they moved their milking herd into new facilities in 2005, Extension educator Jeff Semler said Monday. This walk will focus on these facilities and on the herd's genetics and marketing, Semler said. The farm is on Printz Road off of Md. 68 across from Devil's Backbone County Park.
NEWS
October 10, 1997
The Washington County Agricultural Education Center will receive a $25,000 donation to its facilities fund from the AC&T Corp. in a public ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ag Center on Md. 65. Richard Schukraft, chairman of the center's fund-raising committee, said the donation will help match state funds for construction of new facilities at the center, which is one of 16 Washington County parks. AC&T, a locally owned petroleum distributor, operates a chain of retail gasoline outlets and convenience stores.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 6, 2008
Select items considered "priority actions" for the greater Waynesboro area · Secure land and buildings for industrial development. · Remediate and redevelop abandoned or underutilized industrial facilities, especially in the southern part of the borough. · Work with Franklin County, Pa., government to have satellite county facilities in downtown Waynesboro. · Study the potential for a southern traffic relief route. · Acquire the Pennsylvania National Guard armory on Pa. 316 for municipal use. · Initiate an Elm Street program to address needs of areas off Main Street.
NEWS
August 24, 2006
The 2006-07 public school year in Washington County got off to a smooth start Wednesday, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Morgan said. She visited several of the county's schools Wednesday and said the schools' facilities, which underwent improvements over the summer, looked wonderful. Spokeswoman Carol Mowen said there were some minor facilities-related issues, but nothing that detracted from instruction for students and teachers. "I'm looking forward to this being our best year yet in Washington County Public Schools," Morgan said.
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