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.
July 17, 2009
The Herald-Mail Co. Caitlin Kelch has been named a part-time graphic artist in the Digital Department of The Herald-Mail Co. Kelch joined the company last year as a part-time Newspaper in Education coordinator in the Marketing Department, and also has been involved in various digital initiatives at The Herald-Mail, including work with HMTV, Facebook and others. A graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown and The School of Visual Arts in New York City, she previously worked as both a director and senior producer for Bloomberg L.P. in New York.
July 16, 2009
Joe Sacchet is trying to give Goodwill and The Salvation Army a little competition. If anyone has a good piece of used furniture they don't need, he'll take it. Sacchet, executive director of the soon-to-open Community Corrections Day Reporting Center in Martinsburg, is busy converting a county-owned, two-story frame house at 406 S. Raleigh St. into a place where nonviolent offenders -- those not considered to be a threat to society -- from Berkeley...