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by TAMELA BAKER | February 7, 2007
Medical transport contract renewed The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to renew a contract with Mid-Maryland Medical Transport of Hagerstown for ambulance, wheelchair and taxi service for the Washington County Health Department. Commissioner Terry Baker abstained, asking for more information on the company's efficiency and response time. The cost for ambulance, wheelchair and taxi services, paid for with state and federal money, is $345,298 for fiscal year 2008.
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NEWS
February 10, 2000
In 1999, the Hagerstown Home Store had a hand in almost one out of every 10 home sales in the city, according to figures Home Store Director Patricia E. McMillan presented to Hagerstown's Mayor and City Council earlier this week. The Home Store opened Jan. 5, 1999. It provides financial advice and home buyer education work shops from its office at 21 E. Franklin St. McMillan and Joseph Kuhna, board president of Community Housing Resources, the private nonprofit organization that opened the Home Store, met with city officials Tuesday to present a status report on the Home Store.
NEWS
February 19, 1998
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer New, smaller County Commuter buses will be traveling roads in the county by July 1. The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the federally subsidized purchase of three 18-seat buses for $285,000. The county's share is $28,500. The buses will replace five 30-seat 1986 buses. The older buses are being sold for about $2,000 each, said Kevin Cerrone, County Commuter supervisor. "There's just no market for them," he said.
NEWS
August 13, 2000
W.Va. hires more deputies By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department is hiring four new deputies with a federal grant. The $211,924 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice. It will cover 75 percent of the cost of hiring four deputies for three years. Berkeley County will be required to cover the other 25 percent. The grants are awarded to police departments that are adding new enforcement positions.
NEWS
October 1, 1997
A $20,750 federal grant will help a Washington County group better educate people about hazardous chemicals and emergencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the grant to the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee. The Washington County Commissioners provided a matching grant of $4,250. The grant will pay for public service announcements on local television, a training video on using hazardous materials, a large-screen projector system for presentations and brochures and pamphlets.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 8, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A decision last month to reallocate state money that had been designated to help address flooding problems in southern Berkeley County has jeopardized a matching federal grant worth $654,800, officials said Thursday. The West Virginia State Conservation (Agency) Committee on April 7 authorized the return of $4,000 to the Berkeley County Commission and the transfer of $355,000 designated for flooding mitigation in the Inwood, W.Va., area to two other unnamed projects, according to James Moore, one of two supervisors on the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District board.
NEWS
BY MARLO BARNHART | June 19, 2003
A "lessons-learned" booklet designed to extend the reach of the safety message taught at Children's Village of Washington County will become a reality, thanks to a $12,200 federal grant announced Wednesday. The booklet will be designed to improve the safety education not only of the students attending classes at the Mount Aetna Road facility but also of the students' families, said Rochelle Morrell, development director for Children's Village. The grant came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency under its Assistance to Firefighters safety program, Morrell said.
NEWS
July 24, 2012
The Chambersburg Borough Council this week terminated the employment of one firefighter and issued a warning to another, according to Sam Wiser, an attorney for Salzmann Hughes, the borough's solicitor. Wiser said the council voted Monday to terminate Scott McNew's employment for “engaging in conduct unbecoming an officer and neglect of an official duty.” The council issued a written reprimand to Patrick R. Martin with a “last-chance warning” for similar reasons. The council determined Martin “failed to exercise proper supervision and leadership over a subordinate firefighter,” Wiser said.
NEWS
By BRYN MICKLE | June 14, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Roundhouse restoration project got a boost Monday with the announcement the county will receive $300,000 from the state of West Virginia to purchase the property. [cont. from front page ] The county will receive $240,000 from the West Virginia Department of Transportation and $60,000 from Gov. Cecil Underwood's contingency fund to purchase and remodel the B&O Roundhouse property off Martin Street in Martinsburg, said state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 29, 1998
by Ric Dugan / staff photographer see the enlargement CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - It started 17 years ago with an acre of land, three horses and five students. Now the Franklin County Therapeutic Riding Center has more than 50 students and a long waiting list. Next week a new riding ring will open at the center on Franklin Farm Lane, according to Susan Rotz of Fayetteville, Pa., the stable manager and a riding instructor. She is among the people who donate their time for the all-volunteer 4-H program.
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