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Washington County briefs

April 14, 2004

Four reappointed to Guardianship board


Four people were reappointed Tuesday to the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board by the Washington County Commissioners.

Charles Breakall, Ann Kendall, Matthew Wagner and Sandra Weaver were reappointed.

Sally Clopper was appointed to fill a term that expires on June 30, 2006.

Ditto reappointed to health panel


Washington County resident Dr. Edward Ditto was reappointed for a second term to the Advisory Commission to the Board of Health on Tuesday by the Washington County Commissioners.

Ditto's first term expires on May 31.

Housing, child abuse awareness promoted


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday designated April Fair Housing Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.

A Fair Housing Awareness Month proclamation was issued to Community Housing Resources, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve community life by opening doors to home ownership - through the Hagerstown Home Store - and promoting fair and equal housing opportunities for the residents of Washington County, according to a statement from the county.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month was proclaimed in an effort to encourage residents, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities and businesses to increase their participation in the county's efforts to prevent child abuse.

County Government Week proclaimed


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday named April 16-23 National County Government Week.

National County Government Week is celebrated each year by the National Association of Counties and Washington County.

This year's theme is "Transportation: Counties Move America's People and Products."

The county provides transportation services through Hagerstown Regional Airport, County Commuter and through its 803 miles of infrastructure, maintained by the Division of Public Works and its Highways and Engineering departments, according to a written statement by the county.

- Tara Reilly

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