By JULIE E. GREENE
SOMAR, the telemarketing company that announced almost a year ago an office would be opened in Washington County that would employ 250 people, is not coming here after all, a state official said Friday.
Officials with SOMAR, a division of Telespectrum Worldwide Inc., is no longer looking at locating in Hagerstown or Washington County, said Andrew Spitzler, a spokesman with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
Telespectrum officials could not be reached for comment.
Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said it was unfortunate SOMAR officials decided not to open an office here.
"I think it would have been a good company to come here to the county," said Snook.
Snook said company officials couldn't reach a lease agreement on two prospective locations in the county so they will look elsewhere.