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by DON AINES | May 8, 2003
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A terrorist scenario will be played out Saturday when the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services conducts a disaster drills at Letterkenny Army Depot and Mowrey Elementary School. For the drill, One "terrorist cell" will be targeting the depot north of Chambersburg while another gets lost trying to find Site R command and control center in Adams County, Pa. That second group of "terrorists" gets lost and ends up at the school off Pa. 997 in Quincy Township, according to Don Eshleman Jr., the county's emergency management coordinator.
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By DON AINES | April 21, 2007
SCOTLAND, PA.-Scores of pickup trucks and other vehicles lined the streets leading to the Greene Township Municipal Building Friday as residents gave up their tired furniture, poorly functioning appliances and the wretched refuse of their cluttered homes for the Spring Bulk Collection. By 11 a.m., about 250 vehicles had passed through the line, leaving washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, mattresses, box springs, lawn mowers, barbecue grills, sofas, birdbaths, exercise machines and other debris of a disposable society.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 22, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Practicing for a hazardous materials emergency Sunday, about 30 people at Washington County Hospital set up and collapsed a decontamination tent with makeshift showers. They simulated passing a patient on a spineboard along rollers and spraying her with water. They retired to a classroom during a break to review how they did. Michael Lida, a manager and respiratory therapist for Antietam Health Services, and Nilesh Kothari, a clinical engineer at the hospital, put on full-body white contamination suits to make the drill more realistic.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 21, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ongoing tensions between the Washington Township Municipal Authority and some of the township's elected officials showed no signs of ending early this week. The township supervisors met Monday and criticized aspects of the municipal authority's plans for a new building. The municipal authority met Tuesday and questioned why some of the supervisors are demanding more detailed reports about the water and sewer systems. "I don't know that we have other people smart enough to read the reports," said Jeff Geesaman, president of the municipal authority's board.
NEWS
May 3, 2005
Is Hagerstown a waste route? To the editor: Recently a law was passed in the District of Columbia banning the shipment of hazardous materials through the nation's capitol via CSX rail. CSX challenged the authority of the District in this area because railroads are federally regulated and the law is being appealed. The D.C. government cites a study claiming 100,000 lives could be lost in the event of a terrorist attack or accidental release involving certain hazardous materials such as chlorine.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 9, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man who has worked as a local firefighter and a Berkeley County arson investigation team member is the second person to be charged in an extortion case in which a man told police he was pressured to pay $13,000 after breaking off a sexual relationship with a woman, police said. Larry Eugene Talhelm, 55, has been charged with six counts of extortion and six counts of conspiracy to extort, West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper N.A. Harmon said Sunday.
NEWS
October 2, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Here's a scenario: Firefighters and paramedics rush to a building that has exploded. They begin to administer aid when a second bomb ignites. It's not fiction. Officials who responded to an explosion at an Atlanta area abortion clinic in January faced that very situation. Six were injured by the second blast. That and an increasing number of domestic acts of terrorism have prompted the federal government to make anti-terrorism training a priority.
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by LAURA ERNDE | July 9, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Monday toured the dilapidated complex of buildings that is the future home of the University System of Maryland Hagerstown Education Center. One stop on a daylong swing through Western Maryland to promote her campaign for governor, it was Townsend's first visit accompanied by running mate Charles R. Larson. Hagerstown Mayor and fellow Democrat William M. Breichner carefully led Townsend and a small entourage of campaign workers, elected officials and reporters through the dark, dank rooms.
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by JIM LEE / Carroll County Times | March 11, 2007
In Kent County, people can find out in a matter of minutes how their officials would react in the event of an emergency. In Wicomico County, people asking for the same documents are told releasing the information is against county policy. Across the state, auditors asking for their community's Comprehensive Emergency Response Plan - a document that by federal law should readily be available to the public - were met with distrust, disorganization and denials. Of 23 Maryland jurisdictions surveyed, only six auditors were able to immediately obtain the document.
NEWS
March 21, 2001
Hazardous materials collection to resume By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg Franklin County will offer door-to-door pickup of household hazardous waste again this year to boost recycling levels and prevent pollution. The Franklin County Commissioners received one bid for the service Tuesday from Curbside, Inc., a California-based group that did the last countywide pickup two years ago. The commissioners will consider approval of the $78,200 bid at a meeting March 29. This is the fourth time the county has organized the collection, but only the second door-to-door program.
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