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August 21, 2005
Tammy Cornman, LPN from Summit Health, appeared at Menno Village Chapel in Chambersburg, Pa., on Aug. 10 to discuss heart disease and its effects, especially on women. Cornman's message highlighted that heart disease is the number one killer of women and the most important facts women need to know are to become educated about your heart and talk to your doctor about your risks. "Many think breast cancer is the number one concern for women, but in actuality it is heart disease.
June 13, 2013
Crystal Brown of Hagerstown is one of 177 Denver-based young people serving in the nation's first class of FEMA Corps, a new unit of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps devoted to disaster preparedness and response. During her 10-month term of service, Brown, 24, is providing support to disaster survivors and gaining training and professional experience in emergency management. Serving on teams of 10 to 12 people, FEMA Corps members travel to disaster-affected communities and support longer-term recovery operations across the country.
by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | January 10, 2005 HAGERSTOWN - Choice Program caseworker Samantha Oberholzer will spend the next year working 50 to 60 hours each week to keep troubled youths on the right track. "We work weekdays, some weeknights and weekends," said Oberholzer, who is accessible 24 hours a day through an emergency phone number. No formula or perfect schedule exists when it comes to tackling challenges facing some of her clients and their families. She could use some help, she said.
BY MARLO BARNHART | April 29, 2002 For 12 years, Children's Village of Washington County has been teaching youngsters how to be safe at home, at school and in the community. Now the program is being offered to disabled young adults ages 14 to 21 and their families, said Rochelle Morrell, director of development for Children's Village. "We are looking for a class size of 25 to 30 people plus their families," Morrell said. The first class is scheduled for Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the village, 1546 Mt. Aetna Road.
By DAN DEARTH | | February 4, 2012
As 9-year-old Madison Michael peered out of a window Saturday at the Discovery Station in Hagerstown, she said she believed Punxsutawney Phil was spot on last week when he predicted six more weeks of winter. “It's snowing,” Madison said. “I thought that the groundhog was right.” Madison and about a dozen other people turned out Saturday afternoon to attend the Discovery Station's presentation of “Groundhog Day and Weather,” a lecture that discussed the origins of Groundhog Day and other weather predictors.
December 23, 2012
USMH was transformed into a holiday wonderland Nov. 30. For the past nine years, the main campus at Frostburg State University has hosted the Holiday Storybook, an all-day event filled with crafts and activities for children. This year, FSU at USMH professor Kris McGee, with the help of mentor and event originator Barbara Ornstein, decided to duplicate aspects of the event on the Hagerstown campus. Children and their families from area schools were invited to attend. Activities included cookie decorating, craft making, a writing center and face painting.
March 22, 2009
By Thomas Voting Reports WASHINGTON - Here's how area members of Congress voted on major roll call votes in the week ending March 20. HOUSE Tax on bonuses The House on March 19 passed, 328 for and 93 against, a bill (HR 1586) levying a 90 percent tax on bonuses paid since Jan. 1 to executives of American International Group (AIG) and other firms receiving at least $5 billion in taxpayer bailouts. The tax would be on individuals with compensation above $250,000, including thousands of AIG employees whose recent bonuses totaled at least $165 million.
November 18, 2012
Walnut Street Community Health Center Rhonda G. McMillian and Anthony D. Dicello recently were hired by the Walnut Street Community Health Center. McMillian is serving as a  psychiatrist in the integrated mental health program. Her expertise covers a broad range of disorders, including bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder and women's health, including premenstrual syndrome.
April 11, 2009
Thumbs down to the lackadaisical parents who have made it necessary for the Washington County Board of Education to form a "Cross-Functional Team to Promote Civility. " If children were taught the proper way to behave at home, funds could be spent on other needs. Thumbs up to the Maryland General Assembly conference committee working on a deal to restore all funding cuts to the University System of Maryland's Hagerstown campus in return for creation of a task force to study the campus.
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