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A8 Thursday, December 27, 2012 News/State 0fficer t Staff reports MARTINSBURG - Britt Reed Law Offices was successful in its challenge to the community to raise $25,000 for Hospice of the Panhandle's "Building the Dream" campaign - so successful, in fact, that Hospice was able to raise $66,160 through the match, and reach its 2012 year-end goal of $3.5 million. Terry Britt, of Britt Reed Law Offic- es, announced last month that the firm would match, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. In mid-November, Hospice's donors exceeded the .challenge, and Britt Reed agreed to increase and match donors' contributions up to $30,000. On Dec. 19, Hospice donors exceeded the $30,000 mark, pledging $36,160 to the effort. "This is such wonderful news," said Hospice Board of Directors chair and campaign chair G.T. Schramm. "We couldn't be more pleased with this chal- lenge, and how the community respond- ed. Clearly, the law firm was very gen- erous, and the community responded in the way it always does - very generous- ly!" Britt had said at the start of the chal- lenge campaign that he liked the idea of matching gifts because such appeals often motivate community members to get behind a fundraising effort. During the holiday season last year, Britt Reed made a similar challenge to the West Virginia Community Foundation. "This opportunity offers the nonprofit - and really the donors a chance to es- A challenge by law firm Britt Reed to match $25,000 raised as part of Hospice of the Panhandle's "Building the Dream" fundraising campaign netted more than $66,000, allowing Hospice to reach its 2012 goal of $3.5 million. Hospice is planning to build a 14-bed inpatient unit and ad- ministration center on 19 acres along the Berkeley-Jefferson line. The total cost of the project is $11,6 million. sentially double their money," Britt said. "It's a win-win for everyone. Donors and the nonprofits find that appealing." Over the past 3 years, the commu- nity has pledged more than $3.5 mil- lion to build a 14-bed inpatient hospice unit and administration center that will be constructed on 19 acres of land on the Berkeley-Jefferson county line. The project is currently under construction, which will continue throughout 2013. Opening of the new facilities is estimat- ed in late 2013 or early 2014. Total cost of the project is $11.6 million. Donors interested in finding out more or contributing to Hospice of the Panhandle's Building the Dream cam- paign should call development direc- tor Maria Lorensen at 304- 267-1870, Ext. 205, or 304 839-6224 or go online to www.hospiceotp.org involved in fatal shooting called a hero HUNTINGTON (AP) -- Hunting- ton Police Chief Skip Holbrook says the police officer that fatally shot an Alabama tractor-trailer driver acted heroically to save the life of a local security guard. A preliminary investigation shows Stephen Fitz fired four gunshots in killing 32-year-old Joshua Emerson of Hamilton, Ala. Holbrook said Emerson alleged- ly attempted to attack the security guard with a knife shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday. Fitz was on routine patrol when he went to investigate a collision be- tween a tractor trailer and a small car. Holbrook told The Herald-Dis- patch that Fitz then spotted Emerson acting aggressive and confrontation- al toward the guard and attempted to intervene. Fitz is on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investi- gated. He was sworn into the force in May 2007 and has 18 years of military service. Charles Town Police Log Dee. 16 2:10 a.m. Filmore Street, Harp- ers Ferry Assist Harpers Ferry Police Department (open door) -- Assistance rendered 2:53 a.m. Willingham Knolls Park -- Suspicious vehicles -- Advised of park closure and told to move on 1:02 p.m. East Congress Street -- Disturbance -- Advised of options 6:05 East Washington Street -- Suspicious Vehicle -- Area checked/Unable to locate Dec. 17 11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard -- Junked vehicle Tow sticker issued 3:30 p.m. Augustine Avenue -- Welfare check Located subjects/No problems 5:40 p.m. Marlow Road -- Shoplifting -- Report taken/ Citation issued 6:45 p.m. North West Street -- Alarm -- Business secure 8:10 p.m.U.S. 340 -- Vehicle crash Report taken Dec. 18 1:30 a.m. Augustine Avenue -- Disturbance -- Advised of op- tions 1:45 a.m. Grassdale Street, Ranson -- Assist Ranson Po- lice Department (disturbance) ---, Assistance rendered 1:55 a.m. Mare Street, Ranson -- Assist Ranson Police De- partment (Domestic) Assis- tance rendered 8:20 a.m. East Washington Street -- Vehicle crash Report taken 10:12 a.m. North George Street -- Alarm Accidental 10:50 a.m. Citywide FuI eral detail -- Traffic control provided 1:54 p.m. East Washington Street Traffic hazard Items removed from roadway 2:10 p.m. West Washington Street ShopliftingReport taken/Warrant issued 1450 p.m. West Liberty Street -- Warrant service -- Arrest made (active warrant) 9:10 p.m. Bruce Drive Dis- turbance -- Advised of op- tions 10:30 p.m. South Samuel Street -- Narcotics complaint -- Search conducted 11:37 p.m. West North Street -- Assist EMS -- Assistance rendered Dec. 19 1:43 a.m. Brownville Lane Disturbance -- Advised of op- tions 9:40 a.m. North Lawrence Street -- Parking complaint No violations observed 3:18 p.m.U.S. 340 -- Motorist assist Vehicle towed 3:55 p.m.U.S. 340 -- Vehicle crash Report taken Dec. 20 12:30 a.m. Flowing Springs Road -- Assist Sheriff's .Of- fice (pursuit) -- Assistance rendered 9:28 a.m. North George Street -- Alarm -- Accidental 9:46 a.m. North George Street -- Alarm -- Accidental 11:35 a.m. Washington Patri- ots Drive -- Disturbance Incident handled internally/No police action needed 12:43 p.m. Augustine Ave- nue -- Speeding motorists Traffic calming activities con- ducted 1:49 p.m. Somerset Boule- vard -- Assist Sheriff's Office (panic alarm) -- Assistance rendered 2 p.m. South Church Street -- Loose dog Dog returned to residence 2:23 p.m. Payne Street -- Alarm -- Residence secure 2:55 p.m. East Washington Street -- Disturbance Situ- ation resolved 2:58 p.m.U.S. 340 -- Motorist assist -- Vehicle towed 7:14 p.m. East Liberty Street Disturbance -- Advised of options 10:20 p.m. Marlow Road -- Alarm -- Business secure Dec. 21 2:08 a.m. East Washington Street -- Suspicious vehicle -- Citations issued/Vehicle towed 7:50 a.m. North George Street -- -- Alarm Accidental 8:27 "a.m. South Lawrence Street Alarm Cancelled prior to arrival 10:04 a.m. Orchard Drive Ran- son -- Assist U.S. Marshal Service (fugitive) -- Assis- tance rendered 11:34 a.m. Jefferson Avenue Assist Sheriff's Office (theft) -- Assistance rendered 12:15 p.m. East Congress Street -- Vehicle crash -- Re- port taken/Warrants pending 3:02 p.m. Skate Park Park- ing complaint -- Warning is- sued 3:05 p.m. High Street Alarm Accidental 3:25 p.m. Willow Spring Drive Assist Sheriff's Office (distur- bance) Assistance rendered 3:57 p.m.U.S. 340 -- Vehicle crash Report taken 4:15 p.m. East Washington Street -- Fraudulent schemes -- Report taken 9 p.m. Hollywood Drive Assist Sheriff's Office (distur- bance) -- Assistance rendered 10 p.m. South George Street -- Disturbance -- Subjects left prior to arrival Dec. 22 12:35 a.m.U.S. 340 -- Assist Sheriff's Office (vehicle crash) -- Assistance rendered 4:30 a.m. South Fairfax Boule- vard, Ranson Assi st Ransod Police Department (burglary) Assistance rendered 5:15 a.m. Flowing Springs Road Assist Ranson Police Department (disturbance) -- Assistance rendered 10:46 a.m. Flowing Springs Road Warrant service -- Arrest made (active warrant) 12"32 p.m.u.s. 340 Traffic hazard -- Area checked/Un- able to locate 1:27 p.m. Somerset Boulevard -- Assist Sheriff's Office (distur- bance) -- Assistance rendered 2:31 p.m. East Sixth Avenue, Ranson Assist Ranson Po- lice Department (domestic) -- Assistance rendered 6:45 p.m.U.S. 340 -- Vehicle crash Report taken 9:55 p.m. West Washington Street -- Disturbance -- Ad- vised of options 10:10 p.m, West Washington Street -- Disturbance -- Ad- vised Of Options 11:13 p.m. Crosswinds Drive - Destruction of property Report taken/Warrant pending sponsors the... osl! 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