Business briefs 2

January 22, 1999

Hagerstown Trust

Thomas J. Gerhart has joined Hagerstown Trust as a vice president, commercial banking officer. Gerhart, of Greencastle, Pa., has been in banking for 26 years.

Barb Ricker, of Hagerstown, was recently named an officer and branch manager of the Prospect Avenue branch. Ricker, who has been in banking for 17 years, began working at Hagerstown Trust seven years ago as a customer service representative. In her new job she will oversee the daily operation of the branch, work directly with customers and supervise staff.

St. Lawrence Cement

Edward Warner retired recently from St. Lawrence Cement Co. in Hagerstown. Warner worked for the company since 1964. He has held positions including laborer, cooler operator, oiler, scaleman, forklift operator, packhouse puller, and, recently, quarry truck driver.


Kenneth Plume also recently retired from St. Lawrence Cement. Plume worked for the company since 1955. He has held jobs such as laborer, boiler operator, storage operator, welder, and, recently, repairman.

P & W Excavating

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - P & W Excavating Inc., of McConnellsburg, is among the Maryland With Pride Award of Excellence winners recognized for 1998 construction projects by the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration and the Maryland Highway Contractors Association.

P & W was recognized for the construction of a ride sharing facility on Md. 144 west of Center Street in Hancock.

Wheat First Union

William R. Abeles Sr., a registered representative with Wheat First Union in Hagerstown, has earned PLANCO's highest honor, membership in the 1998 Captain's Club.

PLANCO, a wholesaler of financial products, distinguishes representatives who produce $1 million or more in a calendar year in The Hartford investment products with Captain's Club membership.

Abeles has assisted clients with investment and retirement planning by strategically matching their needs with corresponding investment products marketed through PLANCO.

Chambersburg Hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James Agnew was recently appointed manager of the emergency care unit at Chambersburg Hospital. Agnew, of Carlisle, Pa., has 14 years experience. He previously worked at Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, Pa., where he acted as a prehospital manager and registered nurse. Agnew also was a part-time clinical supervisor.

Also, Dr. Tunde Tolani Tijani, of Chambersburg, has accepted the position of medical director at the Total Renal Care-Chambersburg Dialysis Center. Tijani will provide consultation for all renal conditions including acute dialysis, chronic dialysis and follow-up care for transplant patients. Prior to coming to Chambersburg, Tijani was a staff physician at Iuka hospital in Iuka, Miss. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Additionally, Timothy Norris was recently appointed director of network services at Summit Health. In his new position, Norris will be responsible for planning, organizing, support and management of the user-end computing activities for Summit Health. Norris, of Shippensburg, Pa., brings 19 years of experience, including previous employment as senior manager for First Consulting Group and experience working for the Bell Atlantic Corp., where he was the director of network operations and support.

Also, Mary Shively, of Chambersburg, has been appointed director of information services at Summit Health. Before accepting her position, Shively worked at Companion Technologies in Lemoyne, Pa. Her experience includes past employment with Anderson Consulting, where she was a senior consultant; and University Hospitals of Cleveland, where she was a computer applications consultant.


Correctional employees from the Maryland Correctional Training Center and Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown have presented a check for $1,650 to the children of Big Pines Childrens Home.

The check was accepted by William Rouse, program director, on behalf of the 14 boys living at the home.

Some of the money will benefit Shiningtree, the coed facility.

Both homes are operated by Children's Resources Inc.

Mike Keifer and William Kimbrough coordinated the collection for MCTC and Mark Cowan coordinated efforts at MCI-H.

Frederick County Public Schools Food Service Dept.

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Public Schools Food Service Department earned five certificates of excellence from the Maryland State Department of Education for the 1997-1998 school year.

Of these, two achievement awards were for the highest rate of increase in average daily participation for paid lunches and for reimbursable lunches served. One award recognized extensive activities related to parent, student and community involvement. The other two commendations recognized the Choices campaign at Orchard Grove Elementary and Christine Baer's achievement in a menu planning contest in which she used an international theme and met all USDA requirements for nutritional analysis.

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