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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 6, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Members of the Berkeley County Development Authority unanimously voted Friday to move forward with the purchase of a 326-acre parcel of land that is expected to one day house an industrial park. Authority members authorized paying $4.1 million for the land, which is known as the Criswell property and is between U.S. 11 and Interstate 81 off Tabler Station Road, south of Martinsburg. A consortium of nine banks, led by F&M, will finance the purchase, said Bob Crawford, executive director of the Development Authority.
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April 8, 1997
By TERRY TALBERT Staff Writer A study will determine whether Washington County should spend up to $7 million in fiscal 1999 and 2000 to upgrade the 30-year-old old Nicodemus Wastewater Treatment Plant at Williamsport to meet tightening federal environmental standards. In its proposed five-year Capital Improvements Plan, the county Water and Sewer Department has penciled in $7,092,900 for "mandatory biological nutrient removal improvements" at Nicodemus. Washington County Water and Sewer Department Assistant Administrator Jim Bishop said that doesn't mean the project, at that cost, will be done.
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by ERIN JULIUS | July 20, 2006
The YMCA might return to Martinsburg, W.Va., after a 70-year absence. On Wednesday, the Hagerstown YMCA's Board of Directors met and voted to form an ad hoc committee to "look at the possibility of a YMCA in Martinsburg," said Michael Flicek, executive director of Hagerstown's YMCA. Flicek stressed that the authorization of the committee marks the "first step" to a YMCA in Martinsburg. "There is a lot to be determined," Flicek said. The YMCA's committee also will work with community leaders in Martinsburg to discuss the needs of that city, Flicek said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 13, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission agreed Thursday to consider changing the land-use designation for 187 acres near the border between Jefferson and Berkeley counties after development officials told the commission the change could pave the way for a "significant federal project" that would offer jobs that are "unparalleled" in West Virginia. The commission agreed to ask the Jefferson County Planning Commission to give input on whether the land should be rezoned from agriculture to commercial industrial use and whether the land-use designation would be compatible with the county's comprehensive plan, a document that generally determines how the county should grow in coming years.
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By DON AINES | May 1, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A natural gas pipeline to the Cumberland Valley Business Park could open the way for more industries there, according to Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority Executive Director John Van Horn. "If you're an industrial park, gas is the first or second question asked" by potential tenants, Van Horn said Monday after the authority's board of directors authorized a line extension agreement with PPL Gas Utility. The contract requires PP&L to build a 21,500-foot gas line from an existing line near Exit 8 of Interstate 81 to Letterkenny Army Depot with another 12,000 feet of lines inside the park and depot.
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By DON AINES | August 4, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Army will buy its electricity from the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority under an agreement in principle reached with Allegheny Power Co. The authority announced the agreement Monday following an executive session with an Allegheny Power representative. Authority Chairman Robert Zullinger said details of the agreement will be announced later. John Van Horn, the authority's program manager, said it will own the electric distribution system at the depot, and Allegheny Power will operate and maintain it. The authority would buy electricity from the power company, but customers, including the Army, will be billed by Allegheny Power at rates set by the authority.
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By STEVEN T. DENNIS | March 11, 1998
Officials hope to boost business for plant Washington County hopes to quadruple business at the debt-ridden Conococheague Industrial Pretreatment Facility next year by bringing in new commercial customers. Water and Sewer Director Greg Murray told the County Commissioners Tuesday that he expects the plant to generate $400,000 in revenue in the year starting July 1, up from an estimated $100,000 in revenue this year. Even the higher figure is far short of the more than $1 million annual operating expenses.
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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 SARAH MULLIN | May 6, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Four Berkeley County agencies are applying for a share of $200 million to be distributed by the West Virginia Economic Development Grant Commission. The money would be used to pay for projects such as developing a new industrial park, building an airport terminal and completing major additions to county water and sewer treatment systems. The nine-member commission charged with disbursing the state grant money was created this year by the West Virginia Legislative.
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 10, 2006
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - An attempt by local economic development officials to lure a "significant federal project" to the Eastern Panhandle has failed, a Jefferson County official said Thursday. Last year, officials who were working on the project said they were working to lure a federal project to 187 acres near the Berkeley and Jefferson county line. The operation was described as a "very significant federal project" and would offer high tech jobs that were "unparalleled" in West Virginia, economic development officials said.
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