Often The Herald-Mail Opinion Page editors use this space to take government to task for one action or another. Today, on the last day of this year, we would like to look back to some of the good things government did in 2007.
The Washington County Commissioners hired Greg Murray as the new county administrator and Earl Stoner as county health officer. Murray, the longtime head of the county's Department of Water Quality, and Stoner, the former deputy health officer, are proof that government need not go "out of town" to obtain quality department heads.
In 2007, Tim Troxell and the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission managed to lure Cinetic Landis Grinding Corp., long an industrial landmark in Waynesboro, Pa., to Washington County.
The firm plans to build a $10.5 million plant here and bring approximately 150 jobs that pay a higher-than-average wage.
One of the highlights of the past year was "The Big Read" project.