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By ERIN JULIUS | August 10, 2007
No one was injured Thursday night in a fire that destroyed a home on Poplar Grove Road, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office. Damage to the two-story home at 14149 Poplar Grove Road was estimated at $400,000, the fire marshal said. A neighbor discovered the fire, which was reported Thursday at 10:23 p.m., the fire marshal said. A cause had not been determined. Two rekindles Friday sent firefighters from the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co. back to the scene, where rubble from the fire had reignited.
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June 24, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer BOONSBORO - Boonsboro officials have extended a water use ban to include all outdoor uses. At least six volunteer fire companies spent most of Monday hauling water from a water source owned by Hagerstown on Roxbury Road to the Boonsboro's reservoir, according to Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co. Capt. Mike Haupt. Haupt said tankers from Williamsport, Sharpsburg, Middletown, Md., Mount Aetna and Fairplay have assisted. He said the tankers hold anywhere from 1,500 to 2,750 gallons.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 11, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - No one was injured Thursday night in a fire that destroyed a home on Poplar Grove Road, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office. Damage to the two-story home at 14149 Poplar Grove Road was estimated at $400,000, the fire marshal said. A neighbor discovered the fire, which was reported Thursday at 10:23 p.m., the fire marshal said. A cause had not been determined. Two rekindles Friday sent firefighters from the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co. back to the scene, where rubble from the fire had reignited.
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BY MARLO BARNHART | April 23, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com The nearly 81/2 inches of rain that have fallen on Washington County so far this year may not have ended the drought, but have helped improve the attitudes of area farmers, Don Schwartz, Washington County agriculture extension agent, said Monday. "We've actually seen average rainfall both in April and March and this has really had an impact on farmers," Schwartz said. The recent rains have aided spring planting, he said. "In fact, it's just about perfect right now," Schwartz said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | June 10, 1999
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The current dry spell shouldn't bring a repeat of conditions that forced local residents earlier this year to conserve water, Borough Manager Kenneth Myers said Thursday. Residents of nearby Fulton County may not be so lucky. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday officially placed the county on a Drought Warning Status, according to Lisa K. Sherman, director of the Fulton County Emergency Management Agency. According to Sherman, a drought warning status is a precautionary move that paves the way for a coordinated response to eminent drought conditions and potential water supply shortages.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 22, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - A barn filled with 200 bales of hay was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire that burned for several hours. The barn, on a farm at 11917 Snug Harbor Lane in Williamsport, caught fire when a spark ignited flammable liquid in a neighboring work shed, Deputy State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said. The blaze caused $100,000 in damage to the barn and its contents. The farm, which includes a home and several buildings, is behind the KOA Campground. Ernst said someone in the work shed was working on a tractor, which caused a spark.
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By DON AINES | March 12, 1998
Report of crack in Pa. dam discussed CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A dam north of Chambersburg is in no apparent danger of breaking and state environmental officials say it wouldn't cause much damage if it did. "Monday evening a citizen reported seeing a crack in the face of the dam with water spouting out of it," said Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesperson Susan Frank. The 10-foot high Siloam dam on the Conococheague Creek is owned by Chambersburg's water department, Frank said.
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by JEFF SEMLER | January 23, 2007
Since Old Man Winter has finally arrived, we are reminded of the challenges that winter horse care brings. The cold, snow, ice, rain, wind and any combination thereof, complicates barn chores and limits riding time. For these reasons, folks typically do not spend as much time in their barns or with their horses during the winter months. However, Extension specialists suggest by keeping a few simple things in mind, you can ensure your horses are receiving adequate care this time of year.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 28, 2013
A new $4.8 million operations center for the Berkeley County Public Service Water District is expected to save the utility more than $125,000 a year in rent and operations costs. Winchester, Va.,-based Lantz Construction Co., which was awarded the project earlier this month, submitted the low bid among 10 companies vying for the work, according to bid tabulations. The 21,000-square-foot facility is to be built on about 15 acres in Cumbo Yard Industrial Park near Martinsburg where the water district already has a water tank in place, Water District Executive Director Paul S. Fisher said Monday.
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By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2011
More than 110 waters from as close as Berkeley Springs to as far as South Korea were judged Saturday at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. Sponsored by Travel Berkeley Springs and held at The Country Inn, the event showcased waters from all over the world that competed in the categories of municipal, bottled noncarbonated, sparkling and purified waters, and packaging design. The winners receive hand-crafted, fused-glass slump bowls made by Amingo Glass of Hedgesville, W.Va.
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