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October 14, 2012
On Oct. 3, Washington Township, Pa., crews dug footers for the five columns planned for the memorial at Red Run Park. Their work launched construction, which continued with GRC General Contractor Inc. and Valley Quarries forming and pouring the memorial's floor. Fundraising continues for the project, which has brought in about $45,400 to date. That includes recent donations of $5,000 from Eagles Club Inc. and $2,200 from American Legion Post 15. The memorial will feature artifacts from ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the Shanksville, Pa., field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.
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NEWS
December 3, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Washington Township municipal offices were expanded by nearly 1,000 square feet on Tuesday when modular additions were delivered. A tractor-trailer backed each half onto the existing building, allowing workers to then place cinderblocks underneath and level the structures. The township supervisors purchased the Anchor Modular Buildings for $68,000. The supervisors looked at several options for a larger municipal complex, but ultimately purchased the modular buildings as a way to hold off on any major construction projects.
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September 15, 1998
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An outdoor burning ban is in effect in Washington Township, Pa., until further notice. "It's really dry out there," said Township Manager Michael Christopher. He said the ban will remain in effect until there is "an appreciable amount of rain. " The ban includes burning brush, using burn barrels for trash and any outdoor furnaces or incinerators, Christopher said. Township residents can still use charcoal or gas grills, however. Christopher said the burn ban was initiated Monday on the recommendation of James Meeks, the township's emergency management coordinator.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | August 7, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Pittsburgh development company is asking Washington Township to rezone nearly 70 acres in Rouzerville, Pa., to make way for a retail center, according to an application filed with the township this week. The applicant on the rezoning request is listed as Echo Waynesboro Assoc., L.P. of 701 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh. The company has no telephone listing. There was no individual's name on the application. While rumors abound that it's for a Wal-Mart store, Paul Benchoff, supervisors chairman, said the township has received nothing official yet. The rumors about Wal-Mart were discussed at a supervisor's meeting in July, he said.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | April 4, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Country Club Road is wider and smoother than it used to be but it also shows a lot more open sky, much to the chagrin of people like Pam Mowrey and some of her neighbors. Dozens of tall, old trees, many a century old - sycamore, oak, locust and a horse chestnut - were sacrificed to make room for widening the Washington Township, Pa., road to 24 feet where possible. It also will have a 2-foot shoulder. A spokesman with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said last fall when the trees started to come down that many were too close to the road and were a hazard to motorists.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 3, 2013
The Washington Township, Pa., supervisors on Monday quashed changes that would have allowed chickens to be kept in low-density residential zones.  The supervisors unanimously decided to halt efforts to allow chickens on R1 properties. However, they still intend to continue with an initiative to allow hens in forest conservation zones. Supervisor Dick McCracken made a motion to rescind action taken May 20, saying he was confused by what the earlier vote meant. Chickens are currently prohibited in R1 zones, but the earlier vote had authorized staff to prepare legal documents to start allowing them.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2012
A telethon Tuesday at the future site of a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial in Washington Township, Pa., raised $9,500 to develop the memorial. Speakers talked on air about the project's importance as radio station WAYZ did a live broadcast from the site all day. The memorial at Red Run Park will feature artifacts from the three sites of terrorist attacks 11 years ago - Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field where...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 20, 2013
The flap over chickens continued Monday in Washington Township, Pa., where township supervisors took steps toward allowing hens in backyard coops. Debate about changing an existing prohibition of chickens in most zones lasted an hour during the Washington Township Supervisors meeting. Ultimately, the supervisors decided to start the process to allow chickens in R1 (low-density residential) and forest conservation zones if certain requirements are met. The potential changes to the zoning regulations would be the subject of a public hearing before they could be fully adopted.
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