February 13, 2013
An amendment that would increase the weekly prize limit from $25,000 to $35,000 for Small Games of Chance licensees was approved Wednesday by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as part of a bill containing numerous updates to the law. The amendment was authored by state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland. “My amendment seeks to raise the weekly prize limit, so our nonprofit and service organizations have an easier time raising needed funding. Many of my local small games of chance operators have contacted me about various aspects they would like to have changed in the current law and this was one of them,” Kauffman said in a news release.
April 8, 2012
Sentinel Capital Solutions Inc. Hagerstown's first locally managed mutual fund has been open for two months. The SCS Tactical Allocation Mutual Fund, or SCSGX, is managed by Cort Meinelschmidt of Sentinel Capital Solutions Inc. and offers investors marketwide diversification in one package. For a prospectus or for more information on making the fund part of your portfolio, contact Meinelschmidt at 301-665-9038, send an email to email@example.com or go to www.sentinelcapitalsolutions.com.
August 25, 1998
In June, West Virginia's legislature established a Gaming Subcommittee to study what has become a major industry in the state. The study isn't done yet, but some disturbing facts have turned up, facts which should give pause to those who see gambling as a source of worry-free money. How big is gambling in West Virginia? In July, committee members learned that legalized video slots provide a gross income of $131 million per year. They also heard an estimate that the state has 15,000 to 30,000 "gray" video poker machines.
August 2, 2006
SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a Harley-Davidson raffle. Tickets cost $20 each. The drawing will be Saturday, Aug. 26, the same day as the Poker Run. The motorcycle event starts at 10 a.m. at the carnival grounds at the Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co., according to Phil Rohrer, fire company president. The drawing will be at the end of the ride. Poker Run entry fees are sold separately. The top prize is a 2006 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softtail. Second prize is a Harley gun safe, and third prize is a Ruger Red Label 12-gauge over/under shotgun.
March 13, 2013
The inaugural Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) is coming to the Mid-Atlantic. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W.Va., will host the only HPO regional tournament in the East from Thursday, March 21 through Monday, April 1. The action culminates with the main event on Thursday, March 28, through April 1. The top finisher walks away with first place cash and a $2,500 seat in the $500,000 Guaranteed HPO Championship at the M Resort in...
June 1, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Joint Veterans Council will meet at 7 p.m. today, at Marine Corps League, Landis-McCleaf Detachment, 450 Grant St. For information, call Dennis Schmaltz at 1-717-264-8525. CPR class at Halfway The Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway will host an adult, child and infant CPR class at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2. The class is approved for day-care providers. The cost is $32. To register, call 301-573-1034 and ask for Alan or stop by the fire station at 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown.
April 26, 2008
Here are some examples of plants that grow in the Tri-State area that can tolerate dry, hot conditions: May to June blooming: · Sea pink · Butterfly weed · Perennial bachelor's button · Gas plant · Cushion spurge · Day lily · Coral bells · Candy Tuft · Dwarf crested iris · Bearded iris · Iceland poppy June to September blooming: ...
March 11, 2001
First count of W.Va. gray machines released A count of so-called "gray machines" in West Virginia shows there are 498 of the gambling machines in Berkeley County, according to Gov. Bob Wise's office. The count is continuing, officials said. In Jefferson County, 156 have been counted and in Morgan County, there are 92, according to the count. Statewide, 12,118 of the machines have been found, according to the governor's office. Wise had asked the West Virginia State Police to count the number of video-poker machines in the state as part of his plan to restrict and regulate the games.
April 30, 2001
W.Va. governor says new gray machine law will be enforced By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gov. Bob Wise offered a stern message Friday for Eastern Panhandle business owners who are operating video poker machines illegally. Wise said state authorities, with the assistance of West Virginia State Police and the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration, will start beefing up enforcement of the law that controls how the machines are used.