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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 27, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com After two drivers bringing youths to Washington County juvenile court from out of the county didn't make it on time for their passengers' appearances Wednesday, a judge said he would write the state Department of Juvenile Services to complain about its management. The state agency "is currently in disarray," said Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court. "This is no way to run a system involving children. " A man driving a youth to court Wednesday from the Thomas O'Farrell Center in Carroll County, Md., said he was late because he had to wait for another staff member to take over watching 11 other youths there.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 14, 2008
Tan-gible legislation We have minimum ages for driving, voting and drinking alcohol. What about tanning? The Maryland General Assembly approved a bill requiring anyone younger than 18 to get consent from a parent or legal guardian in writing, in person. One Senate opponent argued that the sun is more hazardous to skin. One asked if lawmakers will regulate the consumption of Twinkies or McDonald's. Another tried unsuccessfully to have the bill amended so parental consent would be required for abortions, too. Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, who supported the bill as a step toward reducing skin cancer, sponsored a similar one in 2004, but it was defeated in committee.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 10, 2009
CLEAR SPRING - Anyone attending the Junior Rockfish Cooking Contest two years in a row probably thought they were seeing double when the winner in the 7-to-12-year-old category was announced in January. This year's champ was Eric Yetter of Clear Spring. Last year his twin brother, Ryan Yetter, took the top honors. The 12-year-old boys are the sons of Ed and Bonnie Yetter. "Both boys are outdoorsy, and enjoy hunting and fishing," said their father. "They fish for rockfish a couple of times a year.
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By ERIN JULIUS | May 22, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Men from all over Maryland, now incarcerated near Hagerstown, are helping revive the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore. As part of a restoration project, inmates last September and October harvested seeds under the direction of Stephen Ailstock, an environmental scientist with Anne Arundel Community College. Maryland Correctional Training Center inmates have cared for the seeds at a greenhouse next to Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown.
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BY LAURA ERNDE | April 5, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com Supporters of a medical marijuana initiative tried Wednesday to win over the most conservative committee in the Maryland General Assembly. Reaction from one Republican committee member after the hearing suggested their arguments might have struck a chord. Sen. Richard Colburn, R-Eastern Shore, who sits on the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, said he hadn't decided how he would vote on legislation that would remove the threat of jail time for people with debilitating illnesses who use marijuana for relief.
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March 18, 2002
Even though the Senate has eliminated a $2 million subsidy for Hagerstown's air service to Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the cut may be only superficial. House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr., D-Allegany, said he'll make sure the money remains in the 2003 budget. "It'll stay. It's a three-year program," Taylor said confidently last week. The service, which also serves his hometown of Cumberland, Md., just got off the ground in late December. Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, said Senate leaders wanted to cut the program so they would have a bargaining chip in the budget conference committee, where the final decision will be made.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 3, 2004
Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick will visit two sites in Washington County on Friday as part of a statewide fact-finding tour, a department spokesman said Wednesday. The visits, along with a public forum today in Frostburg, Md., are part of a series of tours the secretary has scheduled throughout the state, MDE spokesman Rich McIntire said. On Friday, Philbrick will visit Washington County's Forty West Landfill and Hagerstown's Waste Water Treatment Plant, McIntire said.
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June 8, 2005
Approximately 600 Lutherans, some from Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, are meeting for their annual convention June 9-11 at the Clarion Conference Center Antietam Creek in Hagerstown. The Delaware-Maryland Synod includes more than 20 congregations in Washington County and many of the organizers, including the Rev. David Kaplan, chairman; the Rev. Julie Brigham, assembly chaplain; and the Rev. Marton Roberson, chairman of the coordinating assembly worship. Wayne Wold is keynote speaker.
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March 28, 2006
COLLEGE BASEBALL Rams remain No. 2 in region Shepherd University (20-8) maintained its No. 2 ranking in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association North Atlantic Regional Poll. West Virginia State (17-2) still is No. 1. Ram's Brown honored Shepherd University's Collin Brown was named the WVIAC co-player of the week with Eric Stettnisch of West Virginia Wesleyan. Brown batted .474 as the Rams split a key Northern Division four-game set with Fairmont State.
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November 2, 2006
The Hagerstown Community College Foundation will host a reception, show and sale of paintings by R. Benjamin Jones on Nov. 17 and 18 at Kepler Theater. Event times are Nov. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the HCC Foundation. Jones is an accomplished painter of scenes from Maryland, the Eastern Shore, the Amish of Lancaster County (Pa.), New England and a recent trip to Italy. Raffle tickets for a chance to win an original Jones painting cost $20 each.
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