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May 06, 2007

First National Bank of Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The First National Bank of Greencastle has hired Robert J. Wible as a loan officer.

Wible will be involved in all areas of lending. He will assist in soliciting new business and strengthening customer relations in the Fulton County, Pa., area.

Wible has 40 years of lending experience. He served as a loan officer with First Commonwealth Bank for the past 19 years. He is a graduate of Central Fulton School District and several American Institute of Banking courses.

Martin & Seibert L.C.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martin & Seibert L.C. announces the addition of attorneys Andrew N. Frye III and Matthew Whitler to its Martinsburg office.

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Frye joins the firm as its new subrogation attorney. He previously worked at the law firm of McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, practicing primarily business litigation with an emphasis on collections and subrogation.

Frye graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in political science in 1989. He received his law degree from WVU in 2004.

Whitler joins the firm as an insurance defense attorney. He most recently worked in Winston-Salem, N.C., at the law firm of Hartsoe and Associates, where he practiced civil litigation for insurance corporations.

He attended West Virginia University, receiving a degree in international studies in 1994 and his J.S. from WVU College of Law in 1997.

The Herald-Mail Co.

Kevin LaVern has been hired as a circulation state zone manager for The Herald-Mail Co.

A graduate of Rockville (Md.) High School, LaVern previously served as a route supervisor for the Washington Post.

- Ben Ford has been promoted to a full-time graphic artist position in the Advertising Department, and Dustin Lawyer has moved into a full-time videographer role in the newsroom.

Ford joined the company in July 2005, initially working as a part-time Web assistant in the IT Department, before assuming part-time artist duties in advertising. He previously worked in the graphic design field for The Journal in Martinsburg, W.Va., and Florida Times-Union newspapers, among others.

Lawyer joined the company earlier this year as a part-time videographer, responsible for shooting video of local news events and placing those segments on The Herald-Mail's Web site. A graduate of Shepherd University with a bachelor's degree in mass communication, Lawyer previously worked as a disc jockey, sound board operator and sound engineer.

On the part-time front, Betty Black and Yvonne Johnson have been hired as inserters in the Packaging & Distribution Department, Christine Fields has joined the circulation staff as a customer service representative, and Kelly Hahn Johnson has been hired as a photographer in the Photography Department.

- Celebrating milestone anniversaries with The Herald-Mail in May are Michael Jordan, Packaging & Distribution, 15 years; Hilda Hollenbaugh, Circulation, 10 years; and Heather Guessford, Circulation, five years.

AtHome America

Kelly Goetz of AtHome America in Hagerstown was recognized as a top leader in the company with high February sales.

MCI-H

The Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown has named personnel associate Shannan Clopper as Employee of the Month.

As coordinator for a return-to-work pilot program, Clopper helped reduce accident leave and overtime use. Since then, she has advised other agencies on how to set up their programs. She received the governor's Citation SERMA Award because of her accomplishments.

Clopper has been employed by the State of Maryland since 1996.

- Captain Richard Romano was named Supervisor of the Quarter.

Romano was involved with the proposed transportation unit for the Western region for the past several years, and the unit has become reality.

Romano has been employed by the State of Maryland since 1983.

Bowers Appraisal Service

Michael C. Bowers, of Bowers Appraisal Service LLP on Dual Highway in Hagerstown, has been awarded the SRA designation for appraisers involved in the valuation and analysis of residential real estate.

The designation was granted on Nov. 10, 2006, by the Appraisal institute.

A SRA designation is earned by successfully completing a graduate-level curriculum and attaining 2,000 hours of qualifying experience beyond state certification requirements, among other things.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recognized Florence Taylor-Block as the Top Sales Associate by Settled Volume and the Top Sales Associates by Settled Units in March.

- Cynthia Moler was Top Listing Sales Associate by Volume, Top Listing Sales Associate by Units and Top Selling Sales Associate by Units.

- Jeanne Pino was the Top Selling Sales Associate by Volume.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Waynesboro office recognized sales professionals Jean Rosenberger and Darrell Morgan for their performances in March.

The decision was based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals, attendance at real estate meetings and workshops and customer satisfaction.

Good News Mountaineer Garage

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Marie Galazzi has joined Good News Mountaineer Garage as regional director.

Galazzi, of Jefferson County, W.Va., previously worked at the Harpers Ferry Job Corps was served as executive director of the Jefferson County United Way.

The nonprofit Good News Mountaineer Garage helps low-income West Virginia residents on the road to work by encouraging members of the community to donate used vehicles to the garage.

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