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By DAVE McMILLION | June 14, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Battle lines continue to be drawn over a controversial $250 million office complex planned next to Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park. On Thursday, Del. Bob Tabb told the Jefferson County Commission he believes the idea has merit because it would boost the county's tax base and be a source of jobs in the county. Since county voters rejected casino table games for Charles Town Races & Slots and the new jobs they could have generated, the 6,000 jobs that could be created by redeveloping the so-called Old Standard Quarry site "could fill some gaps," said Tabb, D-Jefferson.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 15, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Battle lines continue to be drawn over a controversial $250 million office complex planned next to Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park. On Thursday, Del. Bob Tabb told the Jefferson County Commission he believes the idea has merit because it would boost the county's tax base and be a source of jobs in the county. Since county voters rejected casino table games for Charles Town Races & Slots and the new jobs they could have generated, the 6,000 jobs that could be created by redeveloping the so-called Old Standard Quarry site "could fill some gaps," said Tabb, D-Jefferson.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | June 6, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Concerns continued to be raised during a public hearing Tuesday night regarding a proposed $250 million office-space project next to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Developers of the project have promoted it as a way to create 6,000 jobs in Jefferson County and give county residents a place to work without having to commute to nearby metropolitan areas. That is important, given that by the year 2010, about 60 percent of the county's work force is expected to go out of the county for work, attorney Jim Campbell said during the Jefferson County Planning Commission hearing at the Charles Town Library.
NEWS
August 28, 2000
Group fights W.Va. 9 bypass By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Members of a group fighting a proposed $100 million four-lane bypass around Martinsburg said Monday night they now believe they have been fighting for the wrong reasons. continued Members of the Berkeley County Citizens Coalition have believed for months the bypass was designed to relieve traffic congestion along W.Va.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2007
SCOTLAND, Pa. - Construction for the replacement of a bridge at Exit 20 of Interstate 81 should total at least $8.3 million. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation opened bids Thursday and has them under further review. The apparent low bidder was Kinsley Construction Inc. of York, Pa., according to a PennDOT press release. Construction is expected to begin in early 2008 and last until the summer of 2010, according to the release. The initial focus will be on removing electrical, telephone and cable television utilities, PennDOT said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 5, 2010
Traffic was heavy on local roads like Interstate 70 on Monday as people wrapped up their July 4 holiday weekend traveling, a Maryland State Police spokesman said. Interstate 70 in Washington County was clogged with slow-moving traffic in both directions Monday afternoon. There were accidents throughout the county, including on I-70, but the crashes were mostly minor due to the slow-moving traffic, state police Sgt. T.J. McKenrick said. Traffic was flowing better on I-70 by 9:49 p.m., another state police spokesman said Monday night.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 1, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com A 35-year-old Berkeley County man riding on a motorcycle was killed Saturday night when he attempted to pass a truck on Specs Run Road, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said. Kevin Eugene Green of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was killed in the 6:40 p.m. crash, according to a press release from the sheriff's department. The press release did not say where the accident occurred on Specs Run Road, which loops between W.Va. 51 and U.S. 11 in the Inwood, W.Va.
NEWS
February 25, 2011
Winds gusted to nearly 60 mph Friday in Washington County, but it was the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., regions where most of the power outages occurred, a Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokesman said. MEMA's State Operations Center in Reisterstown was activated Friday to help state agencies and local jurisdictions deal with outages that peaked at about 112,000 homes and businesses, spokesman Edward Hopkins said. The number of outages had declined to about 85,000 as of 6:15 p.m., he said.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
According to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, southbound I-81 at exit 70 approaching Harrisburg, Pa., was reopened to traffic at about 7:35 p.m. Monday. Northbound I-81 approaching the Harrisburg area was reopened to traffic at exit 59 in Cumberland County, Pa., at 7 p.m., so all of I-81 is now clear for traffic through the Harrisburg area. A fiery tanker crash shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday on the ramp from northbound I-81 to westbound Pa. 22/322 closed the ramp and the bridge that carries eastbound Pa. 22 over I-81 in the exit 67 interchange and also forced the closure of both directions of I-81 that pass underneath those bridges.
NEWS
January 7, 2005
Has there ever been a road project that's been studied more than the proposal to upgrade W.Va. 9? If so, we can't remember it. Given the dangerous nature of this road, which runs from the Virginia line west to Martinsburg, we're happy that the state of West Virginia has awarded contracts worth $32 million to upgrade the portion that passes through Jefferson County into a four-lane road. The latest awards will involve grading and drainage work and the construction of four bridges.
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