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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2011
Getting lost in Waynesboro is going to get harder thanks to new illuminated street signs at every intersection along Pa. 16. Andrew Papoutsis, president of APX Enclosures Inc. of Mercersburg, Pa., donated illuminated street signs at intersections along Main Street, including Church, Broad and Grant streets, and Clayton, Potomac and Virginia avenues. "We'd have some incidents on Main Street where people would get hit in the crosswalks because the street is so busy, and a lot of the problem is distracted (drivers)
NEWS
June 12, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer A pilot program to erect street signs that signal a historic district will be tested late this summer on South Prospect Street, city officials said Tuesday. City Council newcomer J. Wallace "Wally" McClure, at first against supporting the project, said he would give the pilot a chance, but wants feedback from residents before the city spends more money on it. "One thing I never want to be accused of is frivolous spending of taxpayer dollars," McClure said.
NEWS
By BRYN MICKLE | May 2, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ophelia Orndorff is not wild about Berkeley County's plans to change her street name from Hickory Court to Soft Hickory Court, but Orndorff said it could have been worse. [cont. from news page ] Nightmare Lane, Explosive Place and Torpedo Lane are among the proposed road names that have drawn the ire of critics questioning the county's plan to rename about 500 roads as part of a revamped 911 emergency system. "West Virginia doesn't always have the best reputation to begin with.
NEWS
January 30, 2009
Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a Jan. 4 breaking and entering at Massey Collision Center, Washington Count Sheriff's Investigator A. Cerezo said. Two people took customer vehicles from the collision center and drove them around the Washington County area, demolishing street signs, yards and the vehicles themselves, Cerezo said in a news release. Investigators investigate that the men caused $150,000 in damage, including damage at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park in Halfway.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 17, 2011
Communities across the nation are getting a reprieve on requirements that they replace most of their street signs. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Aug. 30 that his agency would eliminate deadlines to replace street signs with more reflective ones. Previously, there was a 2018 deadline requiring signs meet a reflectivity level and have larger lettering. A few types of signs still will require replacement. Those include "safety-critical" ones such as railroad crossings and "one-way" signs at intersections with divided highways, according to a news release.
NEWS
June 5, 1998
Representatives of Washington County veterans groups presented John Frye, of the Washington County Free Library's Western Maryland Room, with a display board that depicts the location of memorial markers of Washington County residents killed in action during four wars. The board, presented to Frye last Friday, lists locations of markers for those who died in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Dieter H.B. Protsch, who retired from the U.S. Army Special Forces with a rank of major, and Pete Callas, former state delegate, were instrumental in having small black plaques placed on top of street signs near where those killed in combat had lived.
OPINION
August 26, 2011
Thumbs up to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, which earlier this month offered 10 free art workshops for children ages 6 to 12. The program, sponsored by the Bowman Board Fine Arts and Historical Trust Inc., offers children the opportunity to work with instructors in a variety of mediums. Thumbs up to the roughly 40 people who attended a public information meeting about Washington County's recycling program at North Hagerstown High School. People are quick to complain about such issues behind closed doors, but it takes guts to stand up and make your point in a public forum.
NEWS
March 4, 2012
The problem: Intersections along Clear Spring Road are marked with its state route number, Md. 68, but do not have street signs indicating its name, Clear Spring Road. Clear Spring Road resident Sandra Norcross said this causes confusion for drivers because addresses for homes and businesses along the road use the road name, not the route number. “We local people know where we are, but this summer, several cars looking for the Pinesburg Softball field thought they were on the right road, but not sure, because they never saw any road signs,” she said.
NEWS
by ESPE MARTINEZ | January 17, 2006
HALFWAY - Looking to shop in a new store and still find the latest trends? Extreme Themes is the place for you. The store is located in Valley Mall near Hagerstown. You can find it near Garfield's. Its shelves are stocked with things that you would find in Spencer's and Hot Topic, but owner Musharef Spall, says that "If you look closely, there are a lot of differences. " The idea for Extreme Themes came from another store that Spall previously owned. Although it recently moved into a place of its own, the store has actually had a kiosk in the mall for more than two years now. The majority of its customers are teenagers, but you will find older shoppers, too Extreme Themes carries vogue merchandise such as $20 band T-shirts, $25 crinkle and gypsy skirts, and an assortment of neon-colored lights.
NEWS
April 15, 1998
Week of April 12, 1948 Two bicycles that remained unclaimed at police headquarters for more than a year were turned over to the Hagerstown Boys' Clubs. They will be awarded to two outstanding boys. More than 500 women are seeking jobs in industries in Hagerstown, according to the office of Maryland State Compensation Board. Material shortages are plaguing local industry, resulting in more layoffs. Fruit in the Hancock area, especially apples and peaches, suffered severe damage in yesterday morning's frost, concluded Charles Dunbar, University of Maryland horticulturist in Hancock.
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | August 9, 2012
Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman and Post 236 Commander Lawrence Hoffman, along with retired Maj. Dieter Protsch, and veterans Peter Callas and Phil Stotelmyer of the Joint Veterans Council and initiated a project to place name signs above some of the street signs in Sharpsburg to recognize the nine Sharpsburg servicemen killed in wars. Since 1987, the council has put up 300 signs and replaced 50 that were damaged by weather or people. The signs are placed near where the serviceman lived when he joined the military.
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NEWS
March 4, 2012
The problem: Intersections along Clear Spring Road are marked with its state route number, Md. 68, but do not have street signs indicating its name, Clear Spring Road. Clear Spring Road resident Sandra Norcross said this causes confusion for drivers because addresses for homes and businesses along the road use the road name, not the route number. “We local people know where we are, but this summer, several cars looking for the Pinesburg Softball field thought they were on the right road, but not sure, because they never saw any road signs,” she said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 17, 2011
Communities across the nation are getting a reprieve on requirements that they replace most of their street signs. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Aug. 30 that his agency would eliminate deadlines to replace street signs with more reflective ones. Previously, there was a 2018 deadline requiring signs meet a reflectivity level and have larger lettering. A few types of signs still will require replacement. Those include "safety-critical" ones such as railroad crossings and "one-way" signs at intersections with divided highways, according to a news release.
OPINION
August 26, 2011
Thumbs up to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, which earlier this month offered 10 free art workshops for children ages 6 to 12. The program, sponsored by the Bowman Board Fine Arts and Historical Trust Inc., offers children the opportunity to work with instructors in a variety of mediums. Thumbs up to the roughly 40 people who attended a public information meeting about Washington County's recycling program at North Hagerstown High School. People are quick to complain about such issues behind closed doors, but it takes guts to stand up and make your point in a public forum.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2011
Getting lost in Waynesboro is going to get harder thanks to new illuminated street signs at every intersection along Pa. 16. Andrew Papoutsis, president of APX Enclosures Inc. of Mercersburg, Pa., donated illuminated street signs at intersections along Main Street, including Church, Broad and Grant streets, and Clayton, Potomac and Virginia avenues. "We'd have some incidents on Main Street where people would get hit in the crosswalks because the street is so busy, and a lot of the problem is distracted (drivers)
NEWS
May 22, 2010
"OK, the yard sales are in progress. The people that put the signs up on telephone poles, on street signs or whatever, have the courtesy to take your yard sale signs down. I took one down yesterday ... when you're finished, you're making money, so take five minutes and go around and pick up your yard sale signs. I'm sure there's other people that agree with me. " - Hagerstown "It's bad enough that our beautiful bears are hunted down and killed for no reason at all, but now someone wants to sword the bears to death.
NEWS
January 30, 2009
Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a Jan. 4 breaking and entering at Massey Collision Center, Washington Count Sheriff's Investigator A. Cerezo said. Two people took customer vehicles from the collision center and drove them around the Washington County area, demolishing street signs, yards and the vehicles themselves, Cerezo said in a news release. Investigators investigate that the men caused $150,000 in damage, including damage at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park in Halfway.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 3, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? A developer's bankruptcy filing appears to have poked a hole in the Berkeley County Planning Commission's rules on bonds to ensure work is done correctly. Lawsuits now are likely because a subdivision was left substandard, according to the county's legal counsel. Acting on the advice of attorney Norwood Bentley III, Berkeley County Planning Commissioners on Monday night gave their president the authority to revoke what remains of bonds for four sections of Apple Knolls Estates subdivision, a project by Robert Petry of Hedgesville, W.Va.
NEWS
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 19, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 246-lot single-family development given preliminary site plan approval in 1996 by the Berkeley County Planning Commission still lacks required street signs and adequate storm water management improvements, a county engineer told commissioners Monday. "Yeah, they're very legitimate complaints," Assistant County Engineer Steve Aberegg said of concerns aired by residents of Apple Knolls Estates, a subdivision off Dry Run Road, a mile west of Interstate 81. Aberegg said he is scheduled to meet Friday with a partner of American Homes of Martinsburg, the original developer of the property, to expedite completion and/or correction of problems within the development.
NEWS
by ESPE MARTINEZ | January 17, 2006
HALFWAY - Looking to shop in a new store and still find the latest trends? Extreme Themes is the place for you. The store is located in Valley Mall near Hagerstown. You can find it near Garfield's. Its shelves are stocked with things that you would find in Spencer's and Hot Topic, but owner Musharef Spall, says that "If you look closely, there are a lot of differences. " The idea for Extreme Themes came from another store that Spall previously owned. Although it recently moved into a place of its own, the store has actually had a kiosk in the mall for more than two years now. The majority of its customers are teenagers, but you will find older shoppers, too Extreme Themes carries vogue merchandise such as $20 band T-shirts, $25 crinkle and gypsy skirts, and an assortment of neon-colored lights.
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