Business people

August 28, 1998

The Herald-Mail Co.

Four Herald-Mail employees are marking landmark anniversaries with the company.

Don Burger is celebrating 25 years with the newspaper. Burger has spent his entire career in the composing room.

Liz Douglas Medcalf and Darren Hebb are each hitting a 15-year milestone.

Medcalf is assistant editor in the Lifestyle department. She's held various positions in the newsroom.

Hebb has spent his career in the company's maintenance department.

Hitting the 10-year mark is Vina Kline, a part-time customer service representative in the circulation department.

The company has named Phyllis Russo its August employee of the month. Russo, a database administrator in the circulation department, has been with the company for five years.


The Herald-Mail has hired Mike Landaker, of Hagerstown, to a part-time position in its maintenance department.

The Children's Doctor

Carrie Munson-Leather, of Hagerstown, recently joined The Children's Doctor in Hagerstown.

As a medical assistant her responsibilities are to call patients back, administer shots, and record vital signs.

Parent Child Center

Michelle Feltner, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., has joined the Parent Child Center at 115 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown as its administrative assistant. Feltner is responsible for the administrative duties at the center.

Greta Kinna, of Williamsport, has joined the Parent Child Center as its new Parent Aide Program director. Kinna is responsible for the Parent Aide Program and the Right from the Start Program, and will be working with the volunteers who serve those programs.

Gretchen Kelley, of Hagerstown, has joined the Parent Child Center as its new Child Advocacy Program director. Kelley is responsible for the CASA Program and will be working with the volunteers for the Child Advocacy Program.

Saint Joseph Catholic School

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Saint Joseph Catholic School on South Queen Street in Martinsburg has announced the newly elected board of directors for the 1998-1999 term.

The new slate of officers and board members include officers Tim Merceruio, president; Ken Neely; Gina Neel, secretary; and members Tony Petrucci; Marty Soltis; Michael Pavlik; Ann Shipway; Sister Ellen, principal; Joe Ferretti, vice president; and Tricia Robichaud.

The school, which offers classes from kindergarten through the eighth grade, has been in continuous operation since 1883, and is affiliated with The Parish of Saint Joseph church across the street.

Blue Ridge Bank

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Blue Ridge Bank has added Kevin L. Starliper as assistant vice president and loan officer.

Starliper brings five years of experience to Blue Ridge Bank.

He worked most recently as vice president at F & M Bank - West Virginia.

D.L. George & Sons

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - D.L. George & Sons, of Waynesboro, has named three employees of the month for June.

They are Matt Beaver, of the construction division; Carl Ulrich, of the manufacturing division; and Curvin Rhone, of the transportation division.

They were recognized for their willingness to take on additional responsibilities when customers need emergency service.

Pre-Paid Legal Services

Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. is opening a branch office at 26 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.

Pre-Paid Legal Services is a national network of attorneys providing legal services to families, businesses and professionals nationwide since 1972.

The office will offer legal service plans utilizing the attorney firm of Weinstock, Stevan, Harris and Friedman for one monthly rate.

My Bank/First United

Micheal C. Line has been named community office manager of My Bank/First United's Hagerstown Community Office.

Line, of Hagerstown, started his career with My Bank/First United in 1996 and has held several positions, including retail service representative and retail service officer.

Frederick Police Department

FREDERICK, Md. - The City of Frederick has promoted five members of the Frederick Police Department to the rank of Corporal.

They are: Michael D. Beattie, Richard L. Hetherington, Gregory R. Stocksdale, Wayne L. Trapp Jr. and Earl G. Rocca Jr.

Beattie, 28, is a four-year veteran of the department. He served in the Uniformed Patrol Division for two years, Criminal Investigation for one year, and is currently assigned to the Special Tactical Operations Patrol. He has performed specialized duties as a field training officer and chemical weapons instructor.

Hetherington, 32, is a seven-year veteran of the Department in the Uniformed Patrol Division. He has also developed specialties including traffic accident reconstruction and crisis negotiation, and has been certified as an instructor by the Maryland Police Training Commission.

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