Business people

January 06, 2008

Panhandle Home Health

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Louise Plowman, assistant clinical manager, was named Panhandle Home Health's 2007 Employee of the Year during the in-home health services company's annual banquet to celebrate National Home Health Care Month.

Plowman has been with Panhandle Home Health for 12 years, starting as a nurse in the field. As assistant clinical manager, she coordinates the nursing schedules.

Also during the banquet, the following employees were recognized for their years of service:

- 20 years - Brenda Kish, registered nurse.

- 15 years - Debbie Klewe, Valerie Moreno, registered nurse, and Cathy Reifer, registered nurse.

- 10 years - Andi Scappini, Vicki Rohrer, and Michelle Ruffner, registered nurse.

The Herald-Mail

Linda Duffield has been named city editor of The Herald-Mail. She replaces Liz Thompson, who was promoted to the position of digital media director.


Duffield, who graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism, has been with the company since 1987, serving as Sunday editor, managing editor and associate editor in the newsroom. In her new capacity, she will supervise the newsroom's city staff reporters.

- Jake Womer has been promoted to the position of assistant city editor. Womer, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, has been with the company since 2003, serving as Lifestyle editor.

- Chris Copley has been promoted to the Lifestyle editor position. He has been with the company since 2001, beginning as a copy editor, then moving into the role of assistant Lifestyle editor. In his new post, he will be responsible for the overall direction of the Lifestyle section.

- Tammy Baker has been promoted to assistant Lifestyle editor. Baker has been employed by the company since 2002 as a copy editor and reporter.

Baker has bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Marshall University.

- Bryan Ropelewski has joined the Sports Department as a part-time editorial assistant. He is a graduate of Hedgesville High School.

- Colleen Helf has joined the Photography Department as part-time staff member. She graduated from Penn State University with a journalism degree.

- In Circulation, Angie Carbaugh has been promoted to a full-time, single-copy zone manager position. She joined the company in September as a part-time assistant zone manager.

A graduate of Smithsburg High School and the Career Studies Center, Carbaugh previously served The Herald-Mail as an independent contractor, delivery capacity, for nine years.

- Also in Circulation, Chris Parks, Jennifer Lewis and Josh McCullough have been hired as part-time assistant zone managers.

Parks is a graduate of Urbana (Md.) High School, Lewis is a graduate of Smithsburg High School and McCullough is a graduate of Gulfport (Miss.) High School.

- In Advertising, Deb Fiedler and Tina South have been named to full-time sales associate positions.

Fiedler, who's been with the company as a customer service representative in Circulation since February 2003, is a graduate of Williamsport High School.

South has been with the company as a single-copy assistant in Finance & Administration for three years. She is a graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

- Also in Advertising, Jeremy Minnick has been hired as Digital Media sales representative, a job in which he will sell Herald-Mail digital offerings to new business customers. He is a graduate of Beall High School in Frostburg, Md.

- In Finance & Administration, Kelly Mellott has been named accounting associate/financial analyst. Mellott has been with the company for the past year as a sales associate in the Advertising Department.

- In Packaging & Distribution, Robert Curry, Shelecia Roberson and Stephanie Sweigert were hired as part-time inserters. Curry previously worked in the department from February 2005 to January 2006.

Roberson is a graduate of West Side (N.Y.) High School.

Sweigert, a graduate of Washington County Technical High School, previously worked in the department from March 2004 through May 2006.

- Janet Canfield has rejoined The Herald-Mail as a part-time member of the Pagination Department. She previously worked for the company from 1995 through October 2007, starting in the Pre-Press Department, but serving primarily as a graphic artist in Advertising. She is a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

Celebrating milestone anniversaries with the company in January are:

- 10 years - Brian Rickett, Packaging & Distribution.

- Five years - Amy Dulebohn, newsroom; Sandra Nesmith, Finance & Administration; Chris Sigler, Finance & Administration; and Jake Womer, newsroom.

Hopewell Sheet Metal

Hopewell Sheep Metal honored employees for years of service during its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 26 at Four Points by Sheraton in Hagerstown:

- Five years - Jason Barkdoll, Rob Peacher, Justin Snodderly, Garry Snyder, Bobby Specht, Will Walling and Jody Zombro.

- 10 years - Nate Whetzel.

- 15 years - Mark Baker, vice president, and Kenneth Snodderly.

- 20 years - Diane Baker, secretary/treasurer.

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