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Miss West Virginia Pageant Saturday night in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Miss West Virginia Pageant is Saturday night in Martinsburg. Miss West Virginia and Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen will be both be crowned. Reigning Miss West Virginia Jaelyn Wratchford said it’s gone fast. “You know when you win you only get 365 days but...
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CO gas at Chambersburg store sends 15 to hospitals

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Nearly 30 people were evaluated by medics after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected inside a Kohl's department store on Norland Avenue Thursday morning, a Chambersburg official said. The high level of the gas was caused by improper use of propane-powered construction equipment being used...

Fire Damages Home In Washington County

No injuries were reported. Fire at 12715 Allanthus Dr. (Photo from Md. State Fire Marshal’s Office) Hagerstown, Md (KM) The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a house fire Wednesday night in Hagerstown. At around 9:45 PM, fire fighters were dispatched to 12715 Allanthus...

Front Page from 1920: June 25th

Looking back at the history of our country and the local region, we are continuing to read copies of newspapers that have been digitalized by This continued weekly series will look at front-page news, from the roaring 20’s. Bridge Completed: Lincoln Highway at Stoufferstown. At this point in...

Helen L Smith obituary 1924~2022

Mrs. Helen L Smith, 98, of Rouzerville, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday June 24, 2022 peacefully at home. She had been failing in health the past two months. Born January 3, 1924 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Mary (Biser) Mummert.

Boonsboro could need more money for reservoir replacement, but that might not be a problem

BOONSBORO — As the price to replace Boonsboro's nearly 70-year-old water reservoir goes up, the town may secure more federal funding. Since being quoted a cost of $4.1 million to replace the reservoir — and securing substantial funding — the estimated cost has increased by over $2 million. At the same time, the U.S. House passing the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022 could provide an avenue to secure an additional $5 million in funding.

Over one million dollars announced to support Green Infrastructure Projects

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Over one million dollars has been pledged to 13 green infrastructure projects spanning across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced on Friday that $1,058,720 in funding has been awarded to the projects.

Renovated 1890 farmhouse and acreage close at $1.3 million

The home on almost 27 acres of farmland at 1526 Arnoldtown Road, Jefferson, is last week’s top house. Closing at $1.3 million, it listed for $1.275 million. The estate home was built in 1890 and has been renovated/restored from top to bottom with traditional and modern features, including a gourmet kitchen, the restored hardwood staircase that extends up to two upper levels, a game room/entertainment area was created on the third level complete with a dry bar, refrigerator, skylights and access to a balcony with extensive views of the property. Outside is a private oasis complete with a 10-foot deep in-ground pool, a gazebo and patio. The basement has been enlarged and improved for utilities and storage. The three-car garage also has attic storage space.

Over $1 Million Announced to Support Green Infrastructure Projects to Improve Communities in MD, PA, VA, and WV

Borough of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania – The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announce that $1,058,720 in funding has been awarded to 13 projects across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia as part of the Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Program. These awards help communities develop and implement plans that reduce stormwater runoff; increase the amount of green spaces in urban areas; improve the health of local rivers, streams, the Chesapeake Bay and the human populations within the communities; create “green jobs;” reduce energy use; and enhance livability in cities and communities.