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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 30, 2013
Nicknames are difficult to change. The administrative team at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center off Loop Road in Chambersburg, says the school's old moniker, “Vo Tech,” just doesn't fit anymore. Career and Technology Center Administrative Director Keith Yohn said “Vo Tech” is an outdated term that just doesn't fit the new, state-of-the art school. “It's so much more than a vocational technical school,” Yohn said. “We offer vocational and technical skills, but we're also preparing students for careers.” Students from Chambersburg, Shippensburg, Tuscarora, Waynesboro and Greencastle-Antrim school districts attend the Franklin County Career and Technology Center.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 24, 2013
Berkeley County leaders are backing a company that wants to build a $19 million facility to produce a solid refuse fuel from household garbage that could then be burned at a Martinsburg cement plant. The Berkeley County Council voted 5-0 in support of Entsorga West Virginia LLC's proposal to build a commercial mixed waste resource recovery facility at the old county landfill property off Grapevine Road. Project consultant Emily F. Dyson told county leaders Thursday that Entsorga could be positioned to provide fuel to the Essroc cement plant in 2014 if the project clears final county and state regulatory, planning and engineering hurdles.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
Norfolk Southern opened its $97 million rail-truck facility Monday, creating 126 jobs with thousands more expected. The new facility on 200 acres near Exit 3 of Interstate 81 is part of the railroad's Crescent Corridor, a 2,500-mile network of rail and terminals that reduces truck traffic on highways and cuts carbon emissions, said Dave Pidgeon, public relations manager for Norfolk Southern. “We're up and running and so far, so good,” Pidgeon said. L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation, said indirect growth from Norfolk Southern could be huge.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 19, 2013
It's been years in the making, but the staff of the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter finally will say goodbye to its outdated, cramped facility and move into a new, state-of-the art shelter beginning Wednesday. The shelter, currently at 2325 Country Road in Chambersburg, will be closed between Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Wednesday, Jan. 30, to move to its new facility. The shelter will reopen Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at its new location at 5051 Letterkenny Road West in Chambersburg.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 13, 2013
Washington County Public Schools recently upgraded technology and furnishings in the board auditorium at a cost of $83,666, according to information provided by school system spokesman Richard Wright. The costs break down into $49,230 for technology upgrades and $34,436 for furnishings, according to emails from Wright. The technology includes new presentation equipment, wireless microphones and a larger screen for presentations, according to Wright and School Superintendent Clayton Wilcox.
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January 10, 2013
The Maugansville Ruritan Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year in May. In 1968, the club built its existing blue building on Maugans Avenue. For the past 45 years, the building has been home to the club, and has served the Maugansville area well as a community center. This week, the club begins a major restroom renovation project that will enlarge and improve the restroom facilities, and make them handicapped-accessible. It will also add needed storage space on the west side of the building.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2013
Martin's Food Markets corporate officials are developing plans to replace the Waynesboro store with a new facility in 2014. Chris Brand, spokesman for Giant/Martin's, said Thursday he could not confirm the new grocery store's location, but said the project is in the works. “Our plans are to build a replacement store for the Waynesboro store,” he said. “We're looking preliminarily at an opening in 2014.” Brand said he could not address the specific reasons for moving the store, but he did say the corporation takes seriously the customer feedback it receives via Facebook, email and letters.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 20, 2012
Federal tax credits are being sought to build 40 rental units in Waynesboro for senior citizens and renovate existing apartments in the Mount Vernon Terrace complex. The Franklin County (Pa.) Housing Authority this week asked the Waynesboro Borough Council for a letter of support as it submits an application to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. If approved for credits, the housing authority would try to sell the credits to local banks and use the equity for construction, renovation and related costs.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | December 11, 2012
Hagerstown Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn finally spoke publicly Tuesday about his intentions, outlining a concept proposal for a stadium facility that would keep the ball club in Hagerstown for decades to come. Speaking to Mayor David S. Gysberts and the Hagerstown City Council during a work session at City Hall, Quinn's $25 million stadium concept included $3 million in upfront money for naming rights as well as an annual rent payment of $105,000 over 30 years to fund a large portion of the private-sector share of financing.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 5, 2012
Fire broke out in a commercial building on South Potomac Street on Wednesday night, causing thick, blinding smoke to spread through the neighborhood and around the intersection of South Potomac Street and Memorial Boulevard, a fire official said. When firefighters arrived, heavy fire was coming out one side of the building that faces Memorial Boulevard, said Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven. Fire fighters battled the fire from the exterior and were able to eventually enter the building to extinguish the blaze, which was reported just before 6:30 p.m., DeHaven said.
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