The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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August 13, 2009

UPDATE: McGonigle Ambulance moving to Hermitage

McGonigle Ambulance Service Inc. is getting a new home.

The Sharon ambulance service has bought the former Varley Dodge building on East State Street in Hermitage for $690,000, according to a real estate transfer. Currently, McGonigle's operates its ambulances out of a former gas station and a business office at locations on East State Street in Sharon.

The new Hermitage site offers the company more room, said J. Bradley McGonigle III, president of the ambulance company.

"We simply ran out of room at our current location," McGonigle said. He added he has no immediate plans to sell his existing locations.

The former Varley building will be cleaned up and prepared for the move later this year, he said.

The new site will house the company's 54 employees along with seven ambulances and four ambulettes. The company receives about 1,000 ambulance calls a month with 35 percent of those emergency calls, McGonigle said.

Part of the Hermitage building will be used for staff meetings and educational purposes.

In addition to ambulance services, the business is a certified continuing educator for Pennsylvania Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and also offers community educational training.

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