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August 15, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -Fulton County will receive a $1 million grant from the federal Economic Development Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission to build the county's first industrial park, U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., announced Thursday. "This is exciting news for workers and residents of Fulton County. Fulton County has been receiving inquiries from companies for pre-permitted industrial sites, but the county has never before had an industrial park to offer to potential employers," Shuster told a group of Fulton County officials and residents in an afternoon ceremony outside the courthouse.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | September 22, 1998
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - It took 20 years, but a 120-acre patch of ground off Wharf Road in Zullinger, Pa., will be transformed from unproductive farmland into Franklin County's newest industrial park. State Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, said Tuesday during a press conference at the site, that the county will receive a $900,000 grant to begin construction on the industrial park. --cont. from news page -- Some of the money will be spent to improve access into the park by adding a turn lane on Wharf Road at the park's entrance, Punt said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | April 1, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sale of the first piece of property in an industrial park off U.S. 11 was approved Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Berkeley County Development unanimously approved selling two acres to A&S Warehousing Distribution, which owns an adjacent eight-acre parcel. The company plans to use the acreage primarily for parking, said Development Authority member Howard Strauss. The land will be sold to A&S for $65,000 an acre, but the price will be reduced by 10 percent if the company agrees that its eight acres will abide by the same covenants and restrictions planned for the park, Strauss said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | May 16, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Martinsburg, W.Va. - With Berkeley County development officials in negotiations to buy a parcel of land for an industrial park, one said the area's ozone concerns should lead to a focus on "clean industries. " Behind closed doors Wednesday morning, members of the Berkeley County Development Authority discussed the possible land purchase. Its location or acreage could not be revealed, and no decision was made other than to continue negotiations with the seller.
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by DON AINES | January 25, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A joint venture to develop a 256-acre industrial park in Southampton Township received a boost last week when the state approved a $7 million, low-interest loan to finance building its roads and utilities, according to state Sen. Terry Punt. The Commonwealth Financing Authority on Wednesday approved the 3 percent loan for the United Business Park on Old Scotland Road, said Punt, R-Franklin, chairman of the Senate Community and Economic Development Committee.
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By HEATHER KEELS | July 3, 2008
HANCOCK -- The Town of Hancock purchased the former Fleetwood Travel Trailers plant this week with a $900,000 donation from a former resident, Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy announced Wednesday. The town hopes to turn the property into an industrial park that will bring back some of the hundreds of jobs that the town has lost through the closure of three major factories over the past 14 years, Murphy said. The town has been working with Washington County economic development officials since the plant's 2005 closure to bring a new business to the location, but so far has been unsuccessful, Murphy said.
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October 16, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A Michigan company will build a new facility in Morgan County, bringing 35 jobs and a second tenant to the Morgan County Industrial Park South. After sitting vacant for about 10 years, the county announced two businesses moving into the industrial park this week. A Japanese company, Ten Inc., announced earlier this week it will build a facility that will employ about 25 workers. "All these years of waiting and now we can't even spread it out," said Morgan County Commission President Phil Maggio with a laugh.
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September 24, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer, Waynesboro BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - It took eight years, but it now looks like the first tenant in the 55-acre Morgan County Industrial Park South will soon be moving in. Officials working on the the deal to bring the Japanese "high-tech" firm to Morgan County said Tuesday they won't name the firm until negotiations are complete. They also said they hope selling the first tract will create a domino effect that will bring other companies in. The park has been vacant since it opened in 1989.
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May 30, 2008
The City of Hagerstown will flush fire hydrants from June 2 to 20 in the following areas: · Greencastle Pike from Williamsport to Cearfoss and Cindy Lane · National Pike and West Washington Street from Huyetts Crossroads to Hump Road · Interstate 70/81 Industrial Park · Cedar Lawn · Highland Manor · Washington County Business Park · Hopewell Road · Broadfording ...
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April 7, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A state Senate committee has rejected a bill that would have blocked construction of a proposed trash incinerator near a Civil War battlefield just south of Frederick. The action effectively kills an effort by local Republican Sen. Alex Mooney to prevent Frederick County from building a $527 million incinerator in an industrial park near the Monocacy National Battlefield. The incinerator would burn trash from Frederick and Carroll counties to generate electricity and conserve landfill space.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 11, 2013
The Rockefeller name has opened doors and carried considerable influence in West Virginia politics for years, Eastern Panhandle leaders said Friday. With Sen. Jay Rockefeller's announcement Friday that he will leave the U.S. Senate in 2014, that door is about to close. “It is dark day,” said State Sen. Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson/Berkeley. “I'm disappointed in that once again West Virginia is losing seniority in Congress.” “Seniority is what the whole federal government in Washington, D.C., floats on.” Snyder noted the loss in 2010 of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., who served for more than 50 years in the Senate and the loss of longtime Rep. Alan Mollohan in the 2010.
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April 28, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Frederick County Commissioners have voted to suspend the bidding process for a large trash incinerator amid growing opposition to the $527 million project. The 4-1 vote effectively kills the project after more than two years of planning and studies. The incinerator was planned for an industrial park just south of Frederick along the Monocacy River near the Monocacy Civil War battlefield. Supporters had hoped to conserve landfill space and generate electricity by burning garbage from Frederick and Carroll counties.
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April 7, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A state Senate committee has rejected a bill that would have blocked construction of a proposed trash incinerator near a Civil War battlefield just south of Frederick. The action effectively kills an effort by local Republican Sen. Alex Mooney to prevent Frederick County from building a $527 million incinerator in an industrial park near the Monocacy National Battlefield. The incinerator would burn trash from Frederick and Carroll counties to generate electricity and conserve landfill space.
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March 14, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Commission has authorized the change of scope for an Industrial Park Assistance Program grant of $20,000. The commission is the fiscal agent only, County Administrator Bill Clark said. The change of scope will include a plan of action by the county's Economic Development Authority to develop high-speed Internet service for most of Morgan County as well as to the industrial park on U.S. 522 south. - Trish Rudder
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By JENNIFER FITCH | February 18, 2009
ZULLINGER, Pa. - Having reached the 10-year anniversary of Wharf Road Industrial Park's creation, the Waynesboro Industrial Development Corp. (WIDC) is exercising its right under the original agreement to purchase the remaining lots at a discount. Four lots totaling 54.1 acres remain for sale by WIDC in the 12-lot park, which is comprised of 121 acres of the former Bromley orchard. WIDC will purchase those lots from Michaels Development Corp. and continue to market them, Carlene Willhide said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | July 3, 2008
HANCOCK -- The Town of Hancock purchased the former Fleetwood Travel Trailers plant this week with a $900,000 donation from a former resident, Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy announced Wednesday. The town hopes to turn the property into an industrial park that will bring back some of the hundreds of jobs that the town has lost through the closure of three major factories over the past 14 years, Murphy said. The town has been working with Washington County economic development officials since the plant's 2005 closure to bring a new business to the location, but so far has been unsuccessful, Murphy said.
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May 30, 2008
The City of Hagerstown will flush fire hydrants from June 2 to 20 in the following areas: · Greencastle Pike from Williamsport to Cearfoss and Cindy Lane · National Pike and West Washington Street from Huyetts Crossroads to Hump Road · Interstate 70/81 Industrial Park · Cedar Lawn · Highland Manor · Washington County Business Park · Hopewell Road · Broadfording ...
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By JANET HEIM | May 1, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- Sam Cool celebrated his April 30th birthday in style. He and his two partners, brother Shawn Cool and Mike Fotta, took part in the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new restaurant in Williamsport, the Governor's Landing Deli & Restaurant. The restaurant, which opened in October 2007, has been gaining customers mostly through word of mouth. It is in the Bowman Business Park at 10212 Governor Lane Blvd., not far from businesses like Lenox Distribution Center and D.M. Bowman Trucking.
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By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | November 18, 2007
Like the batteries he sells, Brandon Shank's business has shown plenty of power the past few years. Sales volume at Interstate Batteries of the Potomac Valley east of Hagerstown has shot up about 50 percent in the past four years, Shank said. As a result, Shank said, he bought 12 acres of land near Williamsport, where he plans to double the size of his operation by next spring. The site, off Interstate 81 in the Interstate Industrial Park, has "got great interstate access, which is great for us," Shank said.
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October 24, 2007
"I suppose Nancy Pelosi went to Turkey in hopes to stir something up that could be blamed on President Bush. Ditto for her trip to Saudi Arabia. It is really low to exploit a child when small children are told what to say and Pelosi had them come on TV talking about how they would like to have health care. They should be telling their parents this, not the taxpayers. Fact is, the Democrats put these innocent kids up to it. What has Pelosi done to earn her pay?" - Hagerstown "Tuesday's paper contained a good article about the line-item veto by George Will.
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