September 6, 2013
No one can accuse Kate Quinn of not being a modern-day woman. She has multiple college degrees, has pursued her career dreams and is a creative and independent thinker. But sometimes, Quinn enjoys living in the past. It's a requirement of her job. The Crofton, Md., resident is a writer of historical fiction - weaving stories of scandal, intrigue and romance with historical detail. Her favorite periods in time include ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance, which have provided the backdrop for introducing readers to the terrifying reign of a paranoid emperor, the brutal life of a gladiator and the mistress of a Borgia pope.
July 14, 2013
Carmen Harbaugh has been hired to fill a vacant full-time administrative assistant position working in the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission office. Harbaugh joins the EDC staff from another county department, moving from the review and planning office, County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said. “I'm happy to be in this new position,” Harbaugh told EDC members Thursday morning. The job includes health care benefits and base pay at the county's Grade 9 level, which starts at about $32,000 a year, according to previous reports in The Herald-Mail.
April 2, 2013
Washington County plans to list two economic development jobs Monday, including a new part-time position coordinating the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission's to-be-decided top five goals for the future. The Strategic Economic Development Plan Coordinator will be a nonpermanent contracted position, paying $25,000 over a 26-week period, according to a Tuesday discussion of the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The employee would work fewer than 30 hours per week and would not receive health care benefits, the commissioners decided.
January 22, 2013
Linda L. Divelbiss, 66, of Chambersburg, Pa., was called to her heavenly home by her Savior on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital following a six-month illness. Born Jan. 9, 1947, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Helen Keefer Divelbiss. After graduating from Chambersburg Area Senior High School in 1964, she began a career with the U.S. Government's Department of Transportation and retired from...
May 1, 2012
Debbie Keyser, hired a month ago as Jefferson County's first human resource manager, was appointed interim county administrator by the Jefferson County Commission on Friday. Her duties will include both positions until a permeant administrator is hired. Her temporary salary will be in the $95,000-a-year range, said Commissioners President Patsy Noland. “We'll discuss that on Thursday,” Noland said, referring to Thursday's county commission meeting. Keyser replaces Sandy Slusher McDonald, who has held the interim position since Jan. 13, when Tim Boyde resigned as county administrator.
November 21, 2011
St. Mary Catholic School held its annual readathon on Nov. 9. Each student read for 100 minutes. The eighth-graders read to the kindergarten students, while the first-graders read to the prekindergarten students, with all other students reading to themselves. Guest readers included Principal Patricia McDermott, school nurse Paula Radley, administrative assistant Cheryl Hammond and library assistant Sister Corda Mullinex. Students acquired pledges to raise money for The Salvation Army Angel Project.
November 4, 2011
AFSCME needs to respond to uniformed employee needs To the editor: It would seem that AFSCME of Maryland believes that it has to present a presence to justify its existence. Who the Department of Corrections hires for what position should not be the focus of a state employee association unless a complaint is filed. Patrick Moran (director of AFSCME of Maryland) should direct his association's focus on the issues that directly affect the workers of the state.
October 6, 2011
A union official is questioning the appointment of Roxbury Correctional Institution's new assistant warden, but state officials say Denise Morgan is qualified. Until recently, Morgan was an administrative assistant for Jon Galley, the assistant commissioner for the West Region, according to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Morgan has worked for the department since Sept. 20, 2002, and was an Administrative Officer III until she recently was named assistant warden at RCI, according to details the department provided The Herald-Mail through a Maryland Public Information Act request.
June 29, 2011
Ashley Durboraw has been named the new gallery manager-administrative assistant by the Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Durboraw is a 2010 graduate of Kaplan University where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in graphic design. Durboraw brings experience in design, display, retail and customer service to the arts council. Call WCAC at 301-791-3132.
July 27, 2009
Hagerstown Community College graduate Holly Bonenberger was awarded a $15,000 Community College Merit Scholarship July 8 from University of Maryland University College. Bonenberger, who recently earned her associate of science degree in administration of justice at HCC, will pursue a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at UMUC starting in the fall. The scholarship will cover tuition and fees for two years, officials said. She was selected by a committee to receive the scholarship, based on merit, need and a compelling essay.