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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
A student housing unit at Kaplan University in Hagerstown had been used for anything but that for a number of years, but is now returning to its original purpose by accommodating both university students and Volvo interns, according to the president of the university's Maryland campuses. “We had a building that outlived its usefulness, or so it seemed,” Christopher Motz said recently. In the future there could be greater need for student housing, some of it for other institutions and businesses, he said.
NEWS
September 2, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fire destroyed a large hay-filled barn and damaged a corn crib on Earl Road early Saturday morning, fire officials said. Chief Ed Smith of Independent Fire Company in Charles Town said the call came in at 1:39 a.m. "We arrived to find a large barn totally involved in a fire that had radiated across the property line and started burning a corn crib. We let the barn burn and saved the corn crib and other attached storage buildings," Smith said.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | July 22, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. waynesboro@herald-mail.com "If there's one thing the Chambersburg area doesn't need it's another shopping center," said one of about 50 area residents who turned out Thursday night to oppose a plan for a shopping mall anchored by a Home Depot store on U.S. 30, already one of Franklin County's busiest roads. Benderson Development, a Florida-based development company, has asked the Guilford Township Supervisors to rezone a 13.7-acre residential strip sandwiched between a large commercial area along Lincoln Way East just west of Mower Road, and an even larger area of residentially zoned land.
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By HEATHER KEELS | February 13, 2008
Council passes vegetation ordinance WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Town Council passed a new town ordinance Monday that imposes a height limit of 6 inches for weeds, grasses, brush and other nonornamental vegetation. The requirement also will apply to the area between the property line and the curb line of any street. The ordinance allows 24 hours from the time of notification for compliance before the town may cut the vegetation at the cost of the person notified or the property owner.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | June 17, 2009
The Washington County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to pass an ordinance that allows small wind-energy systems and solar panels in all Washington County zoning districts with limits on size, placement and other factors. The ordinance amends the county's zoning ordinance, which does not apply in Hagerstown or incorporated municipalities. Commissioner James F. Kercheval said he voted against the ordinance because he disagreed with the other commissioners' decision to allow wind-energy systems in front yards as long as they are set back a certain distance from the property line.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 29, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A Williamsport man will have to keep his distance from -- and keep his eyes off -- neighbors who sued him for harassing behavior and emotional distress, according to court orders issued Friday by Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell. A jury on May 6 awarded plaintiffs Eric and Mary Haberkorn, Arthur and Sonja Pereschuk, and James and Renee Rudolph more than $150,000 in compensatory and punitive damages against Jeffrey Lynn Hurd, 56, of 11835 Camden Road.
NEWS
By PAT LOGAN / Creators Syndicate | April 11, 2009
Dear Pat: A house is being built next door to my sloping lot and I am going to need some privacy. I think a fence might do the job. What kind of fence do you recommend that I can build myself? - Sara Z. Dear Sara: Installing a fence can be an excellent way to provide privacy for your home. It can also be a deterrent to burglars if it is high enough and secure enough to make it difficult to make it difficult to pass over or through the fence. The first step to installing a fence or any other structure near your property line is to check the local municipal building codes.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | March 16, 2009
GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Antrim Township has settled its six lawsuits against Jeff and Connie Todd out of court, effectively ending more than two years of litigation in a compromise. The township agreed Monday not to seek repayment of legal fees and to lessen the setback requirement for their driveway, despite one resident's request to go to court. In exchange, Jeff Todd agreed to post a $24,937 line of credit or bond that the township can draw on if he does not meet the requirement of the agreement within nine months, according to the Global Settlement and Release Agreement.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 12, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Early plans for an antique motorcycle shop on West North Street stalled Monday when they went before the Waynesboro Planning Commission. Planning commission members said they would welcome the business, but said they had concerns about the size of the proposed building as well as parking constraints and potential noise problems. "It's going to be a noisy business in a tightly packed neighborhood. ... It seems like this is the wrong lot for this business," planner Stephen Monn said.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | October 27, 2004
Company tabbed for snow removal The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday officially approved hiring a company for this year's sidewalk snow-removal program, which allows the city to remove snow from public sidewalks on private property. Servtec Custodial Inc. was approved for the contract as part of a consent agenda - usually a list of items such as purchases that is voted on as one item. The council approved the agenda 3-1, with Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire voting against the agenda.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
A student housing unit at Kaplan University in Hagerstown had been used for anything but that for a number of years, but is now returning to its original purpose by accommodating both university students and Volvo interns, according to the president of the university's Maryland campuses. “We had a building that outlived its usefulness, or so it seemed,” Christopher Motz said recently. In the future there could be greater need for student housing, some of it for other institutions and businesses, he said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | October 23, 2012
Earlier this year, the City of Charles Town Planning Commission denied a request to rezone Hunter Hill, a historic home on the city's east side because the owner had no specific plans for the property. Monday night, the planning commission reprised its earlier vote on similar grounds - that owner William Trussell is still not offering specific plans on how the four-acre property between East Liberty and East Washington streets might be developed. Mark Reinhart, planning commission chairman, said before Monday's public hearing on the rezoning request that the property is for sale.
OPINION
May 17, 2011
“In response to the caller who was questioning whether you can trim branches from neighboring properties that are encroaching onto their property, you absolutely have the right, as a property owner, to trim those branches to the property line. I would ask the individual who owned the trees if they wanted to trim them. If not, you may trim them. And as I said, it’s your right, it’s your property. They’re extending over onto your property, so trim away.” — Fountain Head “I was reading in today’s paper where ‘O’Malley signs immigration tuition bill,’ but I don’t see John Donoghue in there anywhere.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 29, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A Williamsport man will have to keep his distance from -- and keep his eyes off -- neighbors who sued him for harassing behavior and emotional distress, according to court orders issued Friday by Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell. A jury on May 6 awarded plaintiffs Eric and Mary Haberkorn, Arthur and Sonja Pereschuk, and James and Renee Rudolph more than $150,000 in compensatory and punitive damages against Jeffrey Lynn Hurd, 56, of 11835 Camden Road.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | August 10, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A Williamsport man who was ordered in December 2008 to serve 90 days in jail for killing two dogs that were running on his property was back in Washington County Circuit Court Monday after neighbors complained of hearing gunshots coming from the man's property. Jeffrey Hurd, 56, of 11845 Camden Road, has been free since posting bond Dec. 19, 2008, two days after a Baltimore attorney filed a notice of appeal of Hurd's conviction. Hurd killed a Labrador retriever with a high-powered rifle in July 2007, and killed a German shepherd in May 2008.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | June 17, 2009
The Washington County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to pass an ordinance that allows small wind-energy systems and solar panels in all Washington County zoning districts with limits on size, placement and other factors. The ordinance amends the county's zoning ordinance, which does not apply in Hagerstown or incorporated municipalities. Commissioner James F. Kercheval said he voted against the ordinance because he disagreed with the other commissioners' decision to allow wind-energy systems in front yards as long as they are set back a certain distance from the property line.
NEWS
By PAT LOGAN / Creators Syndicate | April 11, 2009
Dear Pat: A house is being built next door to my sloping lot and I am going to need some privacy. I think a fence might do the job. What kind of fence do you recommend that I can build myself? - Sara Z. Dear Sara: Installing a fence can be an excellent way to provide privacy for your home. It can also be a deterrent to burglars if it is high enough and secure enough to make it difficult to make it difficult to pass over or through the fence. The first step to installing a fence or any other structure near your property line is to check the local municipal building codes.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | March 16, 2009
GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Antrim Township has settled its six lawsuits against Jeff and Connie Todd out of court, effectively ending more than two years of litigation in a compromise. The township agreed Monday not to seek repayment of legal fees and to lessen the setback requirement for their driveway, despite one resident's request to go to court. In exchange, Jeff Todd agreed to post a $24,937 line of credit or bond that the township can draw on if he does not meet the requirement of the agreement within nine months, according to the Global Settlement and Release Agreement.
NEWS
January 27, 2009
BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Police seized nearly 13 pounds of marijuana Monday from the garage of a Berkeley County couple's home, according to magistrate court records. Kimberly Ann Gregory-Lowe, 42, and Joseph Martin Lowe, 49, of 213 Michael Lane, Bunker Hill, were charged by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Lt. Gary Harmison with cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy to cultivate marijuana, according to court records. Magistrate Harry L. Snow set a $65,000 bond for both defendants.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | December 20, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A Williamsport man ordered to serve 90 days in jail for killing two dogs that were running on his property has appealed his case and is free on bond, court documents show. Jeffrey Hurd, 55, of 11845 Camden Road, killed a Labrador retriever with a high-powered rifle in July 2007 and killed a German shepherd in 2008. In each case, the dogs were chasing wild game onto Hurd's property, Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III said in November. Boone heard the case Oct. 27, and in November announced he found Hurd guilty of two counts of mutilating an animal and two counts of malicious destruction of property under $500.
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