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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2012
Kelly Herd's 2-year-old daughter, Lila, doesn't like getting into her car seat. She “makes a stink” about it, according to her mother, who was hopeful the safety message at Kids Alive Fest 2012 Saturday would make a positive impact. Herd, of Hagerstown, was among hundreds of parents who took their children to the 21st annual open house at Children's Village of Washington County Inc., according to executive director Rochelle Morrell. Crowds gathered for K-9, automobile extrication and helicopter landing demonstrations at the Mount Aetna Road facility.
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by DAN DEARTH | July 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The public is invited to attend National Night Out next month in Hagerstown to learn more about child safety and forging relationships between the community and police. The event was held last year in the Jonathan Street area and drew more than 300 people, said Carolyn Brooks, coordinator of the Collaborative Supervision And Focused Enforcement (C-SAFE) program for Washington County. C-SAFE is associated with the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention.
NEWS
By TERRY TALBERT | February 12, 1998
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photoshop see the enlargement Deputies stage child safety seat sting BOONSBORO - Parents dropping off their children at the Teddy Bear Daycare Center in Boonsboro on Wednesday morning were greeted by police. Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies Jim Holsinger and Mark Hansberger were at the center from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., checking on whether children arriving at the center were safely seated, and whether child safety seats were properly installed and secured.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | August 6, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Nearly 400 children and their parents gathered at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown on Tuesday to participate in National Night Out, an annual event that helps promote child safety. Hagerstown resident Brittany Ferruzza, 8, said she learned a lot during the event, which not only taught children how to stay safe, but featured activities like face painting and a rock-climbing wall. "I learned not to mess with matches, lighters and cigarettes," she said. "I learned not to smoke drugs.
NEWS
June 3, 1999
HALFWAY - The Volunteer Company of Halfway and Shoney's Restaurant at the Valley Mall are sponsoring a fire prevention and child safety awareness night Tuesday, June 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 8. Some of the events will include child safety seat checks, bike helmet checks and blood pressure screening. Fire safety information and the Fire Safety trailer will be available and a fire truck and ambulance will be on display. Members of the fire department will act as "celebrity servers" at Shoney's from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All tips from the evening will benefit the fire department.
NEWS
April 15, 2000
Safe Kids of Washington County will be at the Williamsport Redmen Club, 16129 Lappans Road, today from noon to 3 p.m. for child safety seat inspections. Statistics show that 80 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Those who come to the Redmen Club will get instructions on how to install the seats correctly.
NEWS
November 22, 1999
Maryland State Police will conduct free child safety seat checks this week at the Hagerstown Barracks. Today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., anyone with a child safety seat can come and have them examined for function and proper installation. Drivers should always wear their seat belts and make sure children are buckled in child safety seats to reduce chances of injury in the event of an accident, police said. State police are also reminding drivers to use caution while traveling during the holiday season.
NEWS
March 2, 2008
Children's Village of Washington County, which offers safety programs to area children, is once again partnering with a corporation committed to child safety. Children's Village and CSX collaborated on an enhanced curriculum to address railroad safety.
NEWS
May 18, 2007
Child safety seat checkpoint is today Maryland State Police will be conduct a child safety seat checkpoint today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hagerstown barracks at 18345 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive, according to a state police press release. The checkpoint will help educate the public on the proper use and installation of child safety seats, according to the release. Safety seats will be installed at no charge during the checkpoint. Work at intersection set to begin Monday Work crews from Henson & Son Inc. will begin excavation work at the intersection of West Wilson Boulevard and Maryland Avenue on Monday beginning at 7 a.m. to install new storm-drain lines, according to a City of Hagerstown press release.
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August 28, 2013
A “Safe Kids Checkpoint” will be held Friday at Target in The Commons shopping center off Apple Harvest Drive by the Governor's Highway Safety Program's child passenger safety initiative. Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be available , from 9:30 to noon to check child safety seats for any damage, expiration date and possible recall, according to the Child Passenger Safety Program of West Virginia.
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NEWS
January 13, 2013
The Town of Hancock donated $500 to Children's Village to support the free life-safety education program Children's Village provides to all second-grade students in Washington County each school year. Funds were generated from speed- camera revenue. Hancock was the first town to install the cameras. T.J. Buskirk, chief of police for the Town of Hancock, presented the check to Rochelle Morrell, director of Children's Village. “The Town of Hancock and the Hancock Police Department are committed to Children's Village and its successful safety program.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2012
Kelly Herd's 2-year-old daughter, Lila, doesn't like getting into her car seat. She “makes a stink” about it, according to her mother, who was hopeful the safety message at Kids Alive Fest 2012 Saturday would make a positive impact. Herd, of Hagerstown, was among hundreds of parents who took their children to the 21st annual open house at Children's Village of Washington County Inc., according to executive director Rochelle Morrell. Crowds gathered for K-9, automobile extrication and helicopter landing demonstrations at the Mount Aetna Road facility.
OPINION
April 20, 2012
Help make Washington County safer for children To the editor: April is nationally recognized as the Month of the Young Child and as Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month.  This month gives us an opportunity to focus our attention on early childhood issues and highlights the needs of young children, particularly regarding child safety. Last year, the Washington County Department of Social Services investigated 1,705 reports of abuse or neglect involving more than 4,000 local children - 1,159 of these cases involved child neglect, an increase of 8 percent over Fiscal Year 2010.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 20, 2011
Proud Moms and Dads often are eager to share class portraits or photos from a soccer game or dance recital. But consider these incidents recently reported in the news: An American family found that a holiday photo they had posted ended up being used as a front window advertisement for a grocery store in the Czech Republic. And a teenage girl discovered that her photo was part of an advertisement for Virgin Mobile halfway around the world. Then, there are pedophiles who download images and store them.
NEWS
September 21, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police will be checking child safety seats for proper installation and use as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Trained technicians will be doing inspections from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Summit Health Center, 757 Norland Ave. Children up to age 8 must be restrained in a safety seat, a news release stated. For more information about the inspections, call 717-264-5161. Also, the Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | April 21, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Sixteen girls from Girls Inc. moved from station to station at the Spring into Safety event Wednesday afternoon, learning about bicycle safety, nutrition and fire safety. Their fire safety lesson in the Walmart parking lot at Centre at Hagerstown came inside a "Safety House," a trailer set up like a house to teach children about fire dangers that can lurk in a home. "Firefighter Rick is very, very scared of these things," Hagerstown Fire Department firefighter Rick Conrad told the girls as he turned their attention to a space heater in a living room area.
NEWS
By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437 | May 28, 2009
o Read more Harry Nogle columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Morgans give flag to Sharpsburg Elementary The Morgan family of Sharpsburg presented Sharpsburg Elementary School with a special flag and photograph. Travis Morgan recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq and was able to get a flag that flew on a military helicopter. He and his family gave the flag to the school as a thank you for a successful year and as a remembrance of their family and the troops still deployed.
NEWS
By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413 | September 23, 2008
Welcome fall! How spectacular has the weather been lately? Nothing short of Norman Rockwell-ish. Days are glorious and evenings are cool and perfect for sleeping. There is a bounty of football and other fall sports to occupy weekends and the leaves that are sure to start their descent will soon gobble up the remainder of our free time. The windows are open and meals are more pleasurable and heartier. Yes, I do believe that fall might just be my favorite season of all. Now don't quote me on that because after a few months of this I might have to amend my opinion and embrace the next of Mother Nature's chapters in life.
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