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Washington County officials make three trips to South Korea

November 14th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Herald Mail report three business trips to South Korea over the past year have cost Washington County government a total of $262,809, according to information provided by the county last week.County officials say it's money well spent. County officials have been courting a number of foreign investors who have expressed interest in, among other sites, a proposed redevelopment plan for the former Fort Ritchie Army base in Cascade, a project that could infuse hundreds of millions into the rural area in the county's northeast corner. Herald-Mail Media made a public-information request for expense records related to the three business trips that took place in October 2015, March 2016 and September 2016. The most recent 12-day trip — attended by the largest contingent of county officials of the three — was the most expensive to date, costing roughly $145,000, a number that includes an $11,100 reimbursement to be paid by Commissioner LeRoy E. Myers Jr., for the travel and meals of his wife,  who accompanied him on the trip.

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