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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 13, 2012
Congestion along the busy U.S. 340 corridor near the Potomac River is not a new issue to local residents or transportation officials from Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. Searching for answers to traffic backups that can reach almost two miles long during rush hours, about 30 people attended a meeting Friday night at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Knoxville, Md., to air their complaints. Officials from the Md. State Highway Administration were joined by West Virginia and Virginia Department of Transportation representatives to talk about the issues that motorists are facing, offer some short-term solutions and seek input.
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NEWS
April 2, 2012
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is expected to announce $500,000 in federal funding related to Volvo Construction Equipment at an event Tuesday. Shuster, state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, local elected officials and Volvo representatives will be discussing improvements at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Rowe Road. The planned expansion of Volvo Construction Equipment's facility in Shippensburg is part of an estimated $100 million investment that will create direct and indirect jobs in the region, according to a news release.
NEWS
March 16, 1998
4 recovering from stab wounds in attack Two brothers and a friend were recovering from stab wounds received Sunday night as they were stopped at a traffic light at Washington and Locust Streets. James Ollen Benedict, 18, of 17426 Rockdale Road, Clear Spring; Steven Scott Benedict, 23, of Conococheague Street, Williamsport; and Charles Edward Socks, 19, of 17127 W. Washington St., were listed in fair condition Monday night at Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
NEWS
January 30, 2007
Police seek info in Md. 65 wreck Maryland State Police were seeking information today about an accident involving two cars that collided on Md. 65 north of Interstate 70 Monday at about 3:30 p.m., according to a press release from Maryland State Police. Carly Ann Wennick, 18, of Boonsboro, was driving southbound on Md. 65 when she neared the traffic light at the I-70 ramp. Thomas J. Cutshall, 22, of Artemas, Pa., was traveling north on Md. 65 when he took a left at the same traffic light.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | February 5, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sixty-eight hands were raised Monday evening to signify a united "no" to a proposal that would convert Northeast Avenue into a one-way road. One-third of those people stood and spoke against the idea, largely citing the potential impact on nearby Roadside Avenue. Waynesboro Councilman Ronnie Martin has said he would like to prohibit southbound traffic on Northeast Avenue and send it on Roadside Avenue toward East Main Street. Vehicles would then encounter an existing traffic light.
NEWS
April 22, 2012
The annual Fairview Fishing Rodeo at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. All students and their families are welcome. Prizes will be awarded to students grouped in the following categories: prekindergarten through grade five, grades six to eight, and grades nine to 12. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in each age group for longest trout caught, and in the additional categories of longest fish of any species, shortest fish of any species and most fish caught of any species.
NEWS
April 24, 2005
BEAVER CREEK - More than 1,600 Allegheny Energy customers were without power Saturday starting about 5:30 p.m. because of an equipment failure on a utility pole, a company spokeswoman said. Affected areas included Beaver Creek, San Mar and South Mountain, said Marilyn Davin, Allegheny spokeswoman. She said crews were expected to have the problem corrected and power resumed "hopefully by early (this) morning. " A spokesman at Washington County Emergency Services said the absence of a traffic light due to the outage at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 66 resulted in a three-vehicle accident.
NEWS
December 29, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A West Virginia trooper on Sunday found about 40 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle he stopped when the driver failed to stop at a traffic light, state police said. The marijuana was worth about $50,000 and the driver had $1,352 in cash, troopers said in a news release. Troopers got a search warrant for the driver's home, where they found another $5,950 in cash, officer said. Christopher Gochenour, 30, of 421 McDonald Drive in Inwood, W.Va., was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | February 23, 2007
BOLIVAR, W.Va. - An 89-year-old Fayetteville, Pa., man died, and his wife and a 59-year-old Hagerstown woman were injured in a two-car crash Thursday, West Virginia State Police in Charles Town, W.Va., said. Julius Bernhardt was driving a black Nissan Sentra south on U.S. 340 at about 5 p.m. when he failed to stop for a traffic light at the intersection with Washington Street just outside Bolivar, police said. The car struck a blue 1988 Oldsmobile Intrigue driven by Nancy Manuel, 59, of Hagerstown, who was attempting to make a left turn onto U.S. 340, police said.
NEWS
November 8, 2009
A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., woman who was seriously injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Chartridge Drive has been upgraded to good condition at Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday night. Pamela Carpenter, 70, had been in serious condition at the hospital. The crash occurred at 7:37 p.m. Thursday as Carpenter was attempting to turn left onto Eastern Boulevard from the Hagerstown YMCA parking lot, a spot where area residents have been pressing for months to have a traffic light installed.
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