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May 6, 2005
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Police in Waynesboro responded Wednesday night to cross-complaints of harassment by two West Third Street neighbors, Chief Ray Shultz said Thursday. The complaints were filed by Craig L. Newcomer, 40, of 117 W. Third St., a Republican candidate for Waynesboro Borough Council in the May 17 primary, and Roy and Marjorie Tressler of 121 W. Third St. Roy Tressler is the spokesman for Citizens for Sane Development, a local activists group. Newcomer and Roy Tressler attended Wednesday night's borough council meeting.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 12, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com A new Martinsburg City Council member has been seen by several people walking up and down his neighborhood at night carrying a baseball bat, yelling at people and making threats, according to allegations in records compiled by the Martinsburg Police Department. From June 15 to Aug. 8, five formal complaints were filed against Frank Idoni, who moved to Martinsburg two years ago from Texas. Police have not charged Idoni with anything, but did cite him for not having a West Virginia driver's license and for driving a car without an inspection sticker.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2013
A public utility law judge in Baltimore has set a procedural schedule and agreed to allow individuals to participate in the Maryland Public Service Commission's investigation of complaints against Potomac Edison, according to a Frederick, Md., resident present at Monday's pre-hearing conference. The PSC decided to open a case against the electric utility in the wake of several complaints from Western Maryland customers who say they've been overbilled because Potomac Edison failed to read their meters as often as required by law. Peggy Kaplan of Frederick said in an email that Judge Dennis H. Sober allowed several interested parties that petitioned to intervene in the case to develop a list of issues.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2013
The Maryland Public Service Commission in Baltimore is launching an investigation into complaints that Potomac Edison overbilled some Western Maryland electricity customers by failing to read their meters as often as required. The agency opened a case file Tuesday on customer complaints that their meters were read less often than every other month, as required by law. The case stems from complaints made last summer, including those filed last May by the former Frederick-based Sugarloaf Conservancy.
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February 23, 2000
The Maryland Attorney General's office is conducting a consumer protection investigation into complaints that CW Travel in Hagerstown received payment for travel arrangements that haven't been delivered. Larry Munson, who heads the Consumer Protection Division's Hagerstown branch, is collecting names and contact information from anyone who may have had problems with the agency, which has closed. Anyone who had a problem with the travel agency may call 301-791-4780 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | June 25, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Complaints about weeds, smoke and other neighborhood nuisances might soon be sent across the hall of the Antrim Township municipal building to the magisterial district judge. The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance that would give residents the right to take a neighbor to court over an alleged nuisance. The discussion Tuesday came on the heels of a complaint by residents Janet and Elwood Helman of Hades Church Road, who allege they are being smoked out of house and home by a neighbor's open burning.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 30, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Maryland attorney general's office is investigating two local complaints about APX Alarm Security Systems' sales practices in recent months. One complaint came from Betty J. Kline of Hagerstown, who says she repeatedly told a salesman that she can't afford a security system, but he wouldn't budge, so she signed a contract to get him to leave. She said she tried canceling within three days, as the law permits, but APX refused. The salesman was at her home in late June, yet the contract was dated May 29, Kline said.
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March 26, 2009
Air service to BWI is back No bids for furniture store; auction canceled Police seek missing teen Man accused in baby's death won't testify Commissioners hear redistricting complaints
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March 23, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- If you, a relative or a friend is in some type of care facility and has a problem, where can you turn? Locally, the Washington County Commission on Aging has an ombudsman who visits nursing homes when there are complaints about the facilities, said Linda Crone, who deals with community-based programs at the Commission on Aging. Senior citizens or their family members also can call the ombudsman for information about problems at local nursing homes, Crone said.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
The Washington County Department of Budget and Finance Department received several complaints Tuesday from residents who were improperly billed or double-charged as a result of the Bay Restoration Fund program. Read the full story in Wednesday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2013
A public utility law judge in Baltimore has set a procedural schedule and agreed to allow individuals to participate in the Maryland Public Service Commission's investigation of complaints against Potomac Edison, according to a Frederick, Md., resident present at Monday's pre-hearing conference. The PSC decided to open a case against the electric utility in the wake of several complaints from Western Maryland customers who say they've been overbilled because Potomac Edison failed to read their meters as often as required by law. Peggy Kaplan of Frederick said in an email that Judge Dennis H. Sober allowed several interested parties that petitioned to intervene in the case to develop a list of issues.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 18, 2013
A public utility law judge on Monday is expected to set the procedural schedule for the Maryland Public Service Commission's investigation into complaints that Potomac Edison overbilled some Western Maryland electric customers by failing to read meters as often as required. Judge Dennis H. Sober will preside over a pre-hearing conference set to start at 1 p.m. in the PSC's 19th floor hearing room at the William Donald Schaefer Tower on Saint Paul Street in Baltimore. The case stems from complaints made more than a year ago, including those filed last May by the former Frederick-based Sugarloaf Conservancy.
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April 16, 2013
The Frederick (Md.) Police Department said it has charged a Hagerstown woman with failing to obey a warning to stop panhandling. Bobbie Jo Smith, 41, of 100 Ray St. in Hagerstown, was charged with one count of failure to obey a lawful order, according to a Frederick Police Department news release. Police said they were called shortly before 4 p.m. Monday for a complaint of a woman panhandling at the entrance of the Frederick Shopping Center at 1305 W. Seventh St. When Officer Deborah Trapp arrived at the location, she recognized a woman standing in a grassy median holding a cardboard sign that said she had kids and was short on money, according to the release.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2013
The Maryland Public Service Commission in Baltimore is launching an investigation into complaints that Potomac Edison overbilled some Western Maryland electricity customers by failing to read their meters as often as required. The agency opened a case file Tuesday on customer complaints that their meters were read less often than every other month, as required by law. The case stems from complaints made last summer, including those filed last May by the former Frederick-based Sugarloaf Conservancy.
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April 9, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the extension of the voluntary claims process for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades. All claims must be filed by May 1. The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that the USDA denied his or her application for loan or loan-servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000.
NEWS
April 3, 2013
A Leitersburg man appeared before Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday to complain about a tavern on Leitersburg's town square. John Thomas told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, that patrons of Dewey's Pub at 21400 Leiter St. were parking in his driveway. Thomas also said the business' Dumpster was protruding into the square. “I'm not here to close the bar down or anything else,” Thomas said. “I'm just here over a couple of issues.” Charles Beachley, owner of Dewey's Pub, said he would move the Dumpster.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 4, 2012
A former employee of San Mar Children's Home in Boonsboro has filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, claiming she was discharged from her job because she is a lesbian, according to documents. Sarah Rutledge, 29, alleges her co-workers made disparaging remarks about her sexual orientation and marriage to a woman throughout her time at San Mar. Rutledge said she also was placed on probationary status on Sept.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 1, 2012
Potomac Edison, the electric provider for Western Maryland, has had difficulty retaining an adequate workforce of meter readers, a company official said Friday. The shortage has caused complaints from some customers that they are being overcharged because Potomac Edison has failed to read meters as often as required. A formal complaint filed over the issue on May 21 by the Sugarloaf Conservancy of Frederick County, Md., will be heard by the Maryland Public Service Commission on June 20, according to the PSC's tentative agenda.
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By DAVE McMILLION and DAN DEARTH | davem@herald-mail.com | May 15, 2012
A search has been suspended for a man who jumped into the Potomac River Monday night near Berkeley Springs after fleeing from police who were investigating a copper theft, Morgan County Sheriff Vincent Shambaugh said Tuesday. K-9 units searched both sides of the river, and officers also looked around train cars in the area after the man disappeared Monday night, Shambaugh said. Maryland State Police searched the Potomac River area Tuesday morning from Hancock down to the Big Pool area but did not see anything, Shambaugh said.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2012
State Sen.  Robert J. Garagiola  received a late campaign boost Thursday by winning the endorsement of Gov. Martin O'Malley in the race for Maryland's 6th Congressional District seat. Garagiola and John Delaney have sparred almost daily for the Democratic nomination, which will be decided in Tuesday's primary. They also have tried to outdo each other in endorsements, with Garagiola getting the backing of numerous labor unions, progressive groups and elected officials, and Delaney winning support from former President Bill Clinton, Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot and two newspaper editorial boards.
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