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by DAVE McMILLION | January 23, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - American Public University System has been in its new home in Charles Town for just a few months and there already are plans to expand it. The Internet-based university was the high bidder for the old Jefferson County Magistrate Court building at a public auction Thursday morning. Wally Boston, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the school, purchased the two-story building at the corner of George and Congress streets for $205,000.
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by BOB MAGINNIS | October 29, 2003
If you got tired of looking at the deteriorating shell of the old Baldwin House complex in downtown Hagerstown, think about how Michael K. Day felt. The Maryland Historical Trust official has worked on a variety of proposed renovation projects for that property since the mid-1980s. Last week he said that the current one, which will turn it into the Hagerstown Education Center of the University System of Maryland, has become a "model project. " Not that it has been easy. Day, a deputy director of the State Historic Preservation Office, told me that when it came to problems, the Baldwin House complex had "one of everything.
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by LAURA ERNDE | June 16, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - When Jess and Elaine Mauck leave their Berkeley County home, they have to slowly maneuver their van down a long road covered with about a foot of water. It's been that way for the past three weeks for the Maucks and other residents of Horner's Subdivision, a development of about 50 homes between Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Martinsburg, W.Va. Even though flooding is nothing new to residents of the 30-year-old neighborhood, some said this year has been particularly bad, as a snowy winter and wet spring have left the ground saturated.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | March 24, 2003
About 10 people were displaced Saturday when a fire of unknown origin destroyed most of a two-story house in Williamsport. The fire at 4 p.m. appeared to have started on the second floor or attic of the property at 153 N. Conococheague St., Will Ball, chief of the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department, said. The Maryland State Fire Marshall's office will investigate the fire to try to determine the cause, he said. Nobody was injured in the fire. Ball did not have an estimate for the damages caused by the fire, which destroyed the second floor and attic and caused water damage to the first floor, he said.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | January 8, 2003
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A morning fire Tuesday caused heavy damage to a second-floor apartment at 156 E. Second St. and slightly injured two Waynesboro firefighters, a Waynesboro Fire Department official said. The apartment is occupied by Cathy Brown. She had left for work before the blaze was discovered, said Waynesboro Fire Chief Dale Fishack. A neighbor saw the smoke in the building, which is owned by Esther Orlando, he said. Both firefighters were treated at Waynesboro Hospital and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
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January 16, 2002
Fire causes extensive damage to W.Va. home HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A Tuesday morning house fire on Amethyst Lane in the Back Creek area may have started when a towel laying on top of a doll house caught fire, a fire official said. Stephanie Donelson told firefighters that her children had placed a towel over the doll house, which had an electric light inside, said Brett Minnick, chief of the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Co. The 8:10 a.m. fire destroyed the top half of the two-story frame house at 186 Amethyst Lane and caused water damage to the first floor, Minnick said.
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December 14, 2000
Fire damages apartment, leaves family homeless By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A family of seven was left homeless by a fire that heavily damaged two rooms of their North Church Street apartment Thursday morning, Waynesboro Fire Chief Dale Fishack said. The family - Greg and Nina Geiger and their five children, ages 8 to 17 - were being helped by the local Red Cross chapter, Fishack said. The Red Cross has put the family up in a local motel until they can return to their 109 N. Church St. apartment.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | January 6, 2000
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An early morning fire Thursday caused by faulty wiring destroyed four of the 24 bowling lanes at Sunshine Lanes and Lounge near Rouzerville, a fire department spokesman said. The building at 11924 Buchanan Trail East was empty at the time and there were no injuries. Damage was estimated at $200,000, said John Fleagle, deputy chief of the Blue Ridge Fire Department. He said the cause of the fire was deemed accidental from electrical wires that ran underneath the alleys.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | December 28, 1999
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Water from a leaking sprinkler system flooded Shepherd College's indoor basketball court Monday, causing the wooden floors on the court to buckle, a college spokeswoman said Tuesday. About one-third of the floor will have to be replaced, although it is not known how much it will cost, said spokeswoman Valerie Owens. It is believed a pipe fitting on a sprinkler system in the Butcher Center broke Monday morning. Water may have flowed from the sprinkler system for several hours before the problem was noticed about 10 a.m., Owens said.
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By TRISH RUDDER | November 30, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? About 150 people bought tickets for Friday's matinee at the Berkeley Plaza Theatre 7's grand reopening. The theater off U.S. 11 North had been closed since last June after it was heavily damaged by fire, said Bob Elliott, owner of the theater. Elliott, who greeted moviegoers at the door for the 1 p.m. matinee, said the entire theater was damaged by water and smoke. "I like working with kids and I like dealing with people, and it's very exciting to see people come in, and they're happy to be here," Elliott said.
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