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By DON AINES | April 13, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Earth Celebration Day at Waynesboro's Renfrew Park this Sunday will be the centerpiece of several environmental events this month, according to Franklin County Environmental Planner Robert A. Meredith. On Friday forestry students from the Penn State Mont Alto campus will plant trees at the county's Ecopark off Franklin Farm Lane in Guilford Township. On Saturday, members of Boy Scout Troop 133 will plant 500 tree seedlings along Falling Spring, which runs through the park, Meredith said.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | February 28, 2000
Residents in several Hagerstown neighborhoods are taking steps to clean up their sections of the city by helping code enforcement officers identify problem areas. Marc David, the city's code enforcement officer, told those attending a Downtown Neighborhoods First community meeting Monday evening that they can walk through their neighborhoods and write down violations they notice. David suggested that residents who see something wrong could calmly discuss it with their neighbor in a nonthreatening way. "Avoid confrontation," David advised.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 14, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com Cancer-free for five years, Richard Mentzer went hog wild for his 75th birthday. The Halfway resident in early September bought his fourth Harley-Davidson motorcycle within six years - a black 2003 883 Custom worth more than $7,000. Mentzer has logged about 200 miles on the bike, which commemorates the "hog" manufacturer's 100th anniversary. "I'm still breaking it in," he said. "As long as I can get a leg up on the thing, I'm going to ride it. " Mentzer's Harley "bike fever" began while he was still a student at the old Hagerstown High School in 1945, he said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 15, 2009
LEETOWN, W.Va. -- This is no county for old plastic bags. "They jam up the machines," said Jim McGowen, board chairman of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority and expert on recycling at the authority's recycling center and trash transfer station on Jefferson Orchard Road. These days, McGowen and Roger Gambill, transfer station manager, are touting the success of a recycling process launched in the summer of 2008 that makes things easier for residents to go green, and helps local governments and trash haulers save time and money.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 26, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Construction of the bridge over the Potomac River is filling a gap in Willis Leggett's life. His wife, Nettie Pearl Leggett, died in February at the age of 75. They would have been married 60 years this month. "So, now I don't know what to get into," said Leggett, 81, who lives near Boonsboro. "I get in the car and take a ride. " Most days, Leggett parks his Mercedes Benz - don't be fooled, he said, he's not rich - on the shoulder near the Shepherdstown border and watches construction of the new bridge.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 15, 2000
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - If the group of mostly middle-aged men who make up the membership of the West Side Cruisers have anything in common besides their love of cars, it's that they like to raise money to give away. Their good works every year, helping a dozen area residents who have become seriously ill or otherwise have fallen on hard times, earned them national recognition as one of only four car clubs in the country to win the Golden Rule Award. It's sponsored by Eagle One, a division of the Valvoline Co. that makes car appearance products.
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May 21, 2004
Three county schools put on lockdown Three Washington County schools were put on modified lockdown Thursday after authorities investigated a report of a young male playing with a gun in a parking lot near South Hagerstown High School. Paul Rudolph, the county school system's safety security specialist and risk manager, said E. Russell Hicks Middle School, South Hagerstown High School and Emma K. Doub Elementary School were each put on a modified lockdown, or heightened awareness, status for several hours Thursday.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2011
Berkeley County citizens concerned about the environment work harder than those in Jefferson County when it comes to recycling glass, paper, cans, metal and plastic bottles. Berkeley Countians must sort and separate everything and personally take it to the county's two recycling centers — a five-acre facility in South Berkeley County near Inwood, W.Va., and a four-acre one on Grapevine Road near Martinsburg. The county has a small part-time center at the Eagle Plaza in Hedgesville.
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December 7, 2009
Following is a roundup of holiday drives: o The following locations are drop-off sites for new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots campaign: -- Hagerstown Suns merchandise store, near the front entrance of Municipal Stadium at 274 E. Memorial Blvd. The store is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drop box will remain in place through early December. -- Edward Jones office of Benito Vattelana, in the Stone House Square shopping center at 12818-E Shank Farm Way. For more information, call 301-733-3348.
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By ANDREA ROWLAND | April 3, 2000
HUYETTS CROSSROADS - Some people might not get too excited about a sports car that maxes out at 20 mph. William "Butch" Rankin does. His ruby red "cartvette" crowns the fleet of golf carts he has refurbished in his hand-built shop on the grounds of his home in the Huyetts Crossroads area. "What I'm doing is a kind of art," said Rankin, 53. "This Corvette in particular is a showpiece. " Rankin spent nearly two months transforming a wrecked E-Z-Go golf cart into a pseudo-sports car that may never cross a green.
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