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By HEATHER KEELS | June 2, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Small wind-energy systems and solar panels would be allowed in all Washington County zoning districts with limits on size, placement, noise and other factors under a proposed ordinance discussed Tuesday by the Washington County Commissioners. The ordinance would amend the county's zoning ordinance, which does not apply in Hagerstown or incorporated municipalities. Its stated purpose is to facilitate the installation of the alternative energy systems by private landowners while establishing reasonable restrictions to preserve public health and safety.
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By DON AINES | May 6, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A Washington County Circuit Court jury on Thursday awarded more than $150,000 to three families who sued a neighbor for intentional infliction of emotional distress and nuisance claims. Jeffrey Lynn Hurd, 56, of 11845 Camden Road near Williamsport, was sued by Eric and Mary Haberkorn, Arthur and Sonja Pereschuk, and James and Renee Rudolph. The jury awarded the plaintiffs $138,550 in compensatory damages, about half of the amount sought by their attorney, D. Bruce Poole.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | March 30, 2000
Traffic through Funkstown has increased by about 50 percent in the last 10 years and Hagerstown planners are trying to find a way to minimize further traffic increases from a nearby proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter, City Planner Ric Kautz said Wednesday. cont. from front page City, county and state planners are scheduled to meet today to discuss a traffic study done for the 208,720-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter to be built along Edgewood Drive between Twigg Cycles and Funkstown, Kautz told the Hagerstown Planning Commission Wednesday.
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October 14, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer The Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens is planning a $1 million addition to its Hagerstown activity center to replace the one in Chewsville next fall, a group official said Monday. The addition at 820 Florida Ave. would allow the group to expand its services to clients who are retarded or have head injuries by helping them start their own businesses, said Executive Director Bob DeHaven. More than 300 of the association's 600 clients participate in the day program, which includes jobs such as packaging and sorting books, packaging rawhide, packaging kerosene heater wicks, sorting materials for snow plows and making window parts, DeHaven said.
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June 1, 2009
Greencastle woman faces heroin charge GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A Greencastle, Pa. woman was charged with drug crimes in May after a joint investigation by the Franklin County Drug Task Force and Greencastle Police Department. The woman delivered heroin to an undercover officer, Greencastle police alleged. Michelle R. Brant, 19, of Greencastle, Pa., was charged with delivery of heroin and criminal use of a communication device, police said in a news release. Anyone with information about drug sales can call police at 1-800-344-3127.
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November 21, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - A Kearneysville, W.Va., couple were wakened by a loud noise to find at least three burglars in their basement early Friday, said West Virginia State Police. About 1:44 a.m. Friday, police were called about a burglary in progress in Kearneysville, W.Va., said West Virginia State Police Trooper C.C. Wathen, the investigating officer. The couple woke up when they heard a noise in their basement. The husband went to investigate and spotted at least three men standing on the stairs, according to charging documents.
NEWS
April 6, 2010
Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. responded to 33 calls in March The Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. responded to 33 calls for service in March 2010, according to Fire Chief Chris D. Rohrer. The calls included five structure fires and three vehicle accidents with injuries -- one of which had entrapped victims requiring extrication. The company assisted the community five times on emergency flooding situations and had six medic-assist calls. In March, 38 different personnel participated, with an average number of personnel per call of 10.65.
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by DON AINES | April 25, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The chimes of ice cream trucks will not be stifled under a new noise ordinance adopted Monday night by the Chambersburg Borough Council, but the owners of car stereos capable of rattling windows and eardrums as they pass could face a $50 fine for a violation. The council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance, which takes effect immediately, the one change being an exclusion specifically for ice cream trucks under "routine and customary ringing of bells and chimes.
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November 10, 2004
City Council OKs Arts Council funding The Hagerstown City Council during a Tuesday work session agreed to the Washington County Arts Council's request for $8,000 to help fund next summer's "Music by the Lake" concert series. "The council members approved putting the money into the 2005-06 fiscal year budget," said Karen Giffin, the city's public information officer. The amount is an increase of $2,000 over the $6,000 the city has provided each year for the past three years.
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