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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2010
Travelers looking to catch a ride from Hagerstown on a Greyhound bus will now have to head to the Dual Highway. Greyhound bus lines has moved its Hagerstown bus station to 354 Dual Highway, the same location as Hub City Shippers, Greyhound spokeswoman Bonnie Bastian said. Greyhound moved the station about three weeks ago, Bastian said. The new location is more convenient to drivers and passengers, despite being further from Interstate 70, she said.   Most recently, the bus station was located just off Exit 29 of I-70 at Snacks convenience store on Sharpsburg Pike, which is across from McDonald's, said station employee Michelle Strawsburg of Hagerstown.
NEWS
October 26, 2006
· Curtail property-tax increases by freezing property assessments until homes are sold · Change state policy of dropping some paroled prison inmates at the bus station outside Hagerstown and giving them money for a ticket home · Nonmonetary reforms - such as requiring expert trial witnesses - to stem rising medical malpractice insurance premiums · Legalize slot machines to pay for education · Eliminate some...
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | May 27, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A consulting company hired to suggest improvements to the County Commuter transit system is seeking public input as it examines options such as adding Sunday service and extending the system to the southern and western reaches of the county. LSC Transportation Consultants Inc. will use the comments, along with ridership data, driver feedback and other information, to identify possible changes and their costs, which later will be narrowed down to a set of proposed changes and developed into a transit development plan, consultant Michael Felschow said.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 2, 2006
When Democrat Martin O'Malley visited the United Auto Workers Local 171 office in Washington County on Wednesday, The Herald-Mail asked him a few questions about issues of local interest. On staffing and safety concerns at Washington County's three state prisons: "We have to hire more officers and pay them more. " O'Malley said the state is down an estimated 500 to 700 correctional officers. Asked if he planned to fill all of those positions as governor, O'Malley said he did. On the state's practice of releasing some paroled inmates by dropping them at a bus station outside Hagerstown and giving them money for a ticket to their home county: O'Malley said the state needs "a re-entry strategy" for parolees.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2012
The Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals has denied a special exception that would have enabled a Greyhound bus stop to continue operating at Foxshire Plaza Shopping Center at 1432 Dual Highway outside of Hagerstown. The zoning appeals board decision followed a Jan. 4 public hearing, during which residents living in the Foxshire Plaza area spoke out against the station being allowed to operate at the current location. Nearby residents testified at the public hearing and employees of stores in the plaza, interviewed by The Herald-Mail, described incidents of late-night loitering, littering, theft, drinking in the parking lot, and pubic urination and defecation involving riders using the Greyhound bus stop.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | August 30, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Inmates released from the three prisons south of Hagerstown who do not have a home plan for Western Maryland no longer will be dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Hagerstown. Those inmates and others released from two prisons in Cumberland, Md., will be released from the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center in Baltimore. Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gary Maynard announced the change Wednesday morning. He announced the change during a meeting with the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
October 14, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Results from a preliminary autopsy performed on a Greyhound bus passenger who died mysteriously Sunday failed to turn up an obvious cause of death, but the man's sister said he had a heart problem, according to Maryland State Police. Lucio Rodas, 33, collapsed after trying to gain control of the bus as it neared Hagerstown at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead minutes later at Washington County Hospital. Lt. Donnie Knott, commander of the Hagerstown barracks, said the state medical examiner's office conducted an autopsy on Monday.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 8, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com CASCADE - A 27-year-old Paul Wolber left the Fort Sill U.S. Army base in Oklahoma in October 1942 looking for Camp Ritchie, a former World War II military intelligence training center nestled in the hills of Cascade near the Pennsylvania state line. Wolber's trip to the former base had its share of surprises. During a stop along the way at a bus station in Cincinnati, Wolber said nobody there had ever heard of Camp Ritchie. He ended up mistakenly receiving a ticket to a city in North Carolina instead of a ticket to Waynesboro, Pa., which is near the base.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | November 4, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- More frequent buses, more direct routes and the eventual addition of service to Hancock, Sharpsburg and Boonsboro/Keedysville are among the transit system changes a consulting company has decided to recommend to the Washington County Commissioners, consultant Michael Felschow said Wednesday. Colorado-based LSC Transportation Consultants Inc. narrowed a variety of potential alternatives to one recommended plan, which it detailed in a Sept. 30 report. This week, the company has been holding meetings to solicit public feedback on that plan.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | September 30, 2012
Sometimes I just plain get tired of all the political rhetoric and news that saturates my life. Sure, I know it's most important that we get some working and knowledgeable leaders in office but I'm not sure where exactly we might find them. As a matter of self entertainment, I came across a list of Paraprosdokians which sort of makes you think about a few things. Kind of humorous too in a way. A Paraprosdokian. I'm glad I didn't have that word in a spelling bee. It's meaning? Well, according to most sources a Paraprosdokian “is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader to reinterpret the first part.” There, now that's easy enough to understand, so you're really apt to get confused for sure.
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By LLOYD WATERS | September 30, 2012
Sometimes I just plain get tired of all the political rhetoric and news that saturates my life. Sure, I know it's most important that we get some working and knowledgeable leaders in office but I'm not sure where exactly we might find them. As a matter of self entertainment, I came across a list of Paraprosdokians which sort of makes you think about a few things. Kind of humorous too in a way. A Paraprosdokian. I'm glad I didn't have that word in a spelling bee. It's meaning? Well, according to most sources a Paraprosdokian “is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader to reinterpret the first part.” There, now that's easy enough to understand, so you're really apt to get confused for sure.
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NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2012
The Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals has denied a special exception that would have enabled a Greyhound bus stop to continue operating at Foxshire Plaza Shopping Center at 1432 Dual Highway outside of Hagerstown. The zoning appeals board decision followed a Jan. 4 public hearing, during which residents living in the Foxshire Plaza area spoke out against the station being allowed to operate at the current location. Nearby residents testified at the public hearing and employees of stores in the plaza, interviewed by The Herald-Mail, described incidents of late-night loitering, littering, theft, drinking in the parking lot, and pubic urination and defecation involving riders using the Greyhound bus stop.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2010
Travelers looking to catch a ride from Hagerstown on a Greyhound bus will now have to head to the Dual Highway. Greyhound bus lines has moved its Hagerstown bus station to 354 Dual Highway, the same location as Hub City Shippers, Greyhound spokeswoman Bonnie Bastian said. Greyhound moved the station about three weeks ago, Bastian said. The new location is more convenient to drivers and passengers, despite being further from Interstate 70, she said.   Most recently, the bus station was located just off Exit 29 of I-70 at Snacks convenience store on Sharpsburg Pike, which is across from McDonald's, said station employee Michelle Strawsburg of Hagerstown.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | November 4, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- More frequent buses, more direct routes and the eventual addition of service to Hancock, Sharpsburg and Boonsboro/Keedysville are among the transit system changes a consulting company has decided to recommend to the Washington County Commissioners, consultant Michael Felschow said Wednesday. Colorado-based LSC Transportation Consultants Inc. narrowed a variety of potential alternatives to one recommended plan, which it detailed in a Sept. 30 report. This week, the company has been holding meetings to solicit public feedback on that plan.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | May 27, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A consulting company hired to suggest improvements to the County Commuter transit system is seeking public input as it examines options such as adding Sunday service and extending the system to the southern and western reaches of the county. LSC Transportation Consultants Inc. will use the comments, along with ridership data, driver feedback and other information, to identify possible changes and their costs, which later will be narrowed down to a set of proposed changes and developed into a transit development plan, consultant Michael Felschow said.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | March 25, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- For the last 12 years, the county's public bus system has used a noisy, dimly lit stretch of West Washington Street as its main transfer point. Riders have complained that it is unsafe and inconvenient to other parts of town. Business owners near Public Square in Hagerstown have said it routes too much bus traffic through the city's main intersection. And officials have said both riders and drivers deserve a nicer place to change routes. "It's just not working anymore," said Kevin D. Cerrone, director of the County Commuter.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | August 30, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Inmates released from the three prisons south of Hagerstown who do not have a home plan for Western Maryland no longer will be dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Hagerstown. Those inmates and others released from two prisons in Cumberland, Md., will be released from the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center in Baltimore. Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gary Maynard announced the change Wednesday morning. He announced the change during a meeting with the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 2, 2006
When Democrat Martin O'Malley visited the United Auto Workers Local 171 office in Washington County on Wednesday, The Herald-Mail asked him a few questions about issues of local interest. On staffing and safety concerns at Washington County's three state prisons: "We have to hire more officers and pay them more. " O'Malley said the state is down an estimated 500 to 700 correctional officers. Asked if he planned to fill all of those positions as governor, O'Malley said he did. On the state's practice of releasing some paroled inmates by dropping them at a bus station outside Hagerstown and giving them money for a ticket to their home county: O'Malley said the state needs "a re-entry strategy" for parolees.
NEWS
October 26, 2006
· Curtail property-tax increases by freezing property assessments until homes are sold · Change state policy of dropping some paroled prison inmates at the bus station outside Hagerstown and giving them money for a ticket home · Nonmonetary reforms - such as requiring expert trial witnesses - to stem rising medical malpractice insurance premiums · Legalize slot machines to pay for education · Eliminate some...
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 8, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com CASCADE - A 27-year-old Paul Wolber left the Fort Sill U.S. Army base in Oklahoma in October 1942 looking for Camp Ritchie, a former World War II military intelligence training center nestled in the hills of Cascade near the Pennsylvania state line. Wolber's trip to the former base had its share of surprises. During a stop along the way at a bus station in Cincinnati, Wolber said nobody there had ever heard of Camp Ritchie. He ended up mistakenly receiving a ticket to a city in North Carolina instead of a ticket to Waynesboro, Pa., which is near the base.
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