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February 24, 1999
Fred R. Rohrer has resigned as chairman of the Washington County Gaming Commission. He wrote a Feb. 13 letter to Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington, announcing his resignation, effective when his replacement is appointed. Rohrer's term would have ended in June 1999. This was a good time for him to resign since the Gaming Commission just finished deciding on the distribution of tip jar money, he said. Italso will allow his replacement to take a Gaming Commission seat at a time when the panel's guidelines are being clarified, he said.
NEWS
February 22, 2001
Hospital board taps Hamilton to be chairman MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Dr. Frank Hamilton was re-elected chairman of the board of trustees at City Hospital during a meeting earlier this month. Vice chairman is J. Wayne Lancaster. Douglas Widmeyer will remain as treasurer, with the newest officer being Betty Gunnoe, who will serve as secretary. Other members of the board include Donald T. Anderson, Kristen Battle, Jeffrey DeBord, Ewell Hendricks, James Hutzler, Colin T. Iosso, Max Oates, Jr., James H. Rickard, Scott Roach, Gray Silver Jr. and Patrick Walker.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 13, 2006
The Washington County Planning Commission has new officers and a new member. Last Monday, the commission voted to make R. Ben Clopper the chairman and George Anikis the vice chairman. Also, Clint Wiley has joined the commission, taking the seat of Donald Ardinger, who resigned. Ardinger was the commission's chairman. Clopper assumed the role of chairman last month in his absence.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
At its annual June meeting, the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission has elected new officers, according to a Washington County news release. County spokeswoman Sarah Sprecher said in the release that the following people were elected for terms beginning July 1: Daniel Pheil was elected chairman, replacing Hal Lucas. Andrew Sargent was elected vice chairman, replacing Daniel Pheil. Jefry Bohn was elected secretary, replacing Fred Frederick.
NEWS
January 20, 2013
The West Virginia University Hospitals-East board of directors recently recognized two outgoing board directors for their years of service to the health system. Rick Pill, immediate past board chairman, and Walter Washington, vice chairman and a charter member of the WVUH-East board since 2005, were presented plaques at a dinner held in their honor.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | November 12, 2003
The PenMar Development Corp.'s board of directors elected new officers at Monday's meeting. Ron Sulchek was elected chairman of the board. Sulchek previously served as vice chairman. George Griffin is the new vice chairman, and John Hershey was elected the board's new treasurer. The PenMar board held elections because the previous chairwoman, Paula Lampton, and treasurer, Thomas Newcomer, resigned this month. Along with Lampton and Newcomer, five other board members have resigned from the 15-member board since September.
NEWS
February 8, 2009
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. has installed its officers and board of directors for 2009. The officers are M. James Rock, chairman; Robert Dale Householder, chairman-elect; Darrell D. Brechbill, past chairman; Joan L. Warner, president; Greg W. Brown, secretary; and Timothy R. Campbell, treasurer. Members of the board of directors are Berneice D. Collis, Ken E. Kline, Will O. Seilhamer, Larry W. Fellows, Dave L. Semler, Stephen W. Larue, Larry W. Rydbom, Eric J. Hulett and Robert E. Heilig.
NEWS
January 8, 1998
Scheer resigns from Gaming Commission Clarence W. Scheer resigned his post as a member of the Washington County Gaming Commission Wednesday, leaving the commission short two members. Scheer said he didn't want to comment on the reason for his resignation. Sue Tuckwell resigned her post as chairman of the seven-member commission effective Tuesday and announced her candidacy for Washington County Commissioner Wednesday. Gaming Commission Coordinator Kathy Sterling said the resignations won't affect the commission's distribution of funds expected later in January.
NEWS
September 28, 1999
Recognized with distinguished service awards were : Alfred W. Boyer, James W. Brown, Cynthia M. Garland, Michael L. Gehr, Ben Hart, Carla J. Hillsman, Cynthia D. Hutchinson, Philip A. Kelly, Bonita J. Pheil, Richard W. Phoebus, James G. Pierne, James D. Santos, Rodney J. Sova, Paul L. Swartz, David W. Thompson and Douglas S. Wright Jr. Special service award winners were : Jeffrey B. Yingling, the 1999 Builders Award for bringing in the...
BUSINESS
February 10, 2013
The board of directors of West Virginia University Hospitals-East, which includes City Hospital in Martinsburg and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., recently elected officers for 2013 and announced the appointment of two new members. Officers elected for a one-year term include Robert F. Baronner Jr., chairman; Suzanne Shipley, vice chairman; Betty Gunnoe, secretary; and D. Scott Roach, treasurer. David DeJarnett, a partner with the law firm Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love; and Terry Hess, owner of JayDee's Family Fun Center in Inwood, W.Va., and president/chief executive officer of SVB Food & Beverage Co., were appointed to three-year terms on the board effective Jan. 1. The 15-member WVUH-East board includes representatives from Berkeley and Jefferson counties, as well as individuals from West Virginia University's Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Morgantown,W.Va.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2013
In 1981, the Washington County Board of Commissioners faced a great debate, one that ultimately resulted in a 3-2 vote to bring affiliated minor-league baseball to Hagerstown. The great debate continues today - except now the issue has shifted to whether the city and county want to retain the Hagerstown Suns by constructing a new stadium. With no light at the end of the tunnel in Hagerstown, Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn is talking with officials in Fredericksburg, Va., in the hope of a forging a deal that would result in a new home for his club, a low-level Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
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NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2013
Nine people applied for the contract position of coordinator for the strategic economic development plan, but the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Stuart Mullendore as the volunteer coordinator for the plan. Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission Chairman Dan Pheil and Vice Chairman Ron Bowers made the recommendation that Mullendore, vice president of marketing and special services for the printing and graphic design company HBP Inc., fill the six-month position.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | m | March 6, 2013
A Martinsburg attorney who has led efforts to preserve and redevelop the 19th century Baltimore & Ohio Railroad shops in Martinsburg for more than 15 years said it's time for the next generation to take over the project. Clarence E. “CEM” Martin III, who has chaired the Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority board since it was created in 1999, said Wednesday his resignation letter to Berkeley County Council President Tony Petrucci was delivered Monday. Martin's wife, Judy, who has served with her husband on the Roundhouse Authority for as many years, said separately Wednesday that she, too, had sent a letter of resignation to the county this week.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2013
The board of directors of West Virginia University Hospitals-East, which includes City Hospital in Martinsburg and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., recently elected officers for 2013 and announced the appointment of two new members. Officers elected for a one-year term include Robert F. Baronner Jr., chairman; Suzanne Shipley, vice chairman; Betty Gunnoe, secretary; and D. Scott Roach, treasurer. David DeJarnett, a partner with the law firm Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love; and Terry Hess, owner of JayDee's Family Fun Center in Inwood, W.Va., and president/chief executive officer of SVB Food & Beverage Co., were appointed to three-year terms on the board effective Jan. 1. The 15-member WVUH-East board includes representatives from Berkeley and Jefferson counties, as well as individuals from West Virginia University's Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Morgantown,W.Va.
NEWS
January 20, 2013
The West Virginia University Hospitals-East board of directors recently recognized two outgoing board directors for their years of service to the health system. Rick Pill, immediate past board chairman, and Walter Washington, vice chairman and a charter member of the WVUH-East board since 2005, were presented plaques at a dinner held in their honor.
BREAKINGNEWS
July 10, 2012
At a special meeting called by Stephen Harris, Acting Chair of the Franklin County Democratic Committee, committee members accepted the resignation letter of County Chair Paul Politis, according to an email from the Franklin County Democratic Committee received Tuesday morning. Politis cited personal challenges, multiple competing volunteer obligations, and mixed emotions as contributing to his decision to resign, the email says. He plans to continue to work tirelessly in the quest to elect more Democrats to local, state, and federal offices, it notes.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
At its annual June meeting, the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission has elected new officers, according to a Washington County news release. County spokeswoman Sarah Sprecher said in the release that the following people were elected for terms beginning July 1: Daniel Pheil was elected chairman, replacing Hal Lucas. Andrew Sargent was elected vice chairman, replacing Daniel Pheil. Jefry Bohn was elected secretary, replacing Fred Frederick.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stopped in Annapolis on Tuesday, making brief comments to the state Senate and having lunch at a famous city eatery. Gingrich is running a distant third, behind leader Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, in the race for the GOP nomination. The next primaries will be April 3 in Maryland,Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. During a news conference outside the State House, Gingrich called a proposed gas tax in Maryland “very, very anti-everyday working American.” He said he has an energy independence plan that could get gas prices down to no more than $2.50 a gallon - “although, apparently, it would always be higher here if the state gas (increase)
NEWS
February 27, 2012
The former chairman of the Franklin County (Pa.) Republican Party has announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination to the 33rd District of the Pennsylvania Senate. Mercersburg resident Jim Taylor described himself as a conservative Republican who supports right-to-work laws, tort reform, lower taxes and term limits. He said he was a member of the Minutemen who stood watch on the Arizona border. The 33rd District seat, currently held by Richard Alloway, serves Franklin and Adams counties, and part of York County.
NEWS
December 20, 2011
Ray Givens has taken over as chairman of the Washington County Republican Central Committee. Givens was elected to a one-year term at the committee's November meeting. He takes over for Randy Buchman, the outgoing chairman. Bob Sweeney of Boonsboro was chosen as vice chairman. James Warner of Rohrersville is the secretary and Marilee Kerns of Boonsboro is the treasurer. Other committee members are Mildred “Mickey” Myers of Smithsburg, Teresa Spruill of Smithsburg, Stephen Showe of Sharpsburg, and Buchman, who lives in Williamsport.
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