September 9, 2011
While the object of writers is to present a point of view for consideration, there is a larger vision of stimulating rational and informed debate to clarify issues. This is especially important when we are dealing with such seminal thinkers as John M. Keynes. Tom Firey (" We are all faithful Keynesians now ”, Herald Mail, Aug. 17) is naïve to suppose that he can discredit Paul Krugman in one sentence and Keynesian thought in several paragraphs. Both Krugman and Keynes are too formidable to be downsized that easily.
November 11, 2007
While attending that little two room school house in Dargan back in the late 50s and 60s, I didn't concentrate too much on world economics. After all, I was a long way from Social Security and I didn't think there would be any left even if I did manage to live long enough to collect it. Gas was cheap and life was good. More recently, while I was making some rounds at a local nursing home the other day, I came across Lucy Boyer Davis, a quaint, witty and happy little lady who celebrates her 88th birthday the day after Armistice day. She has certainly seen a lot in her many years, lived through the great Depression and probably knows a thing or two about economics.
June 16, 2011
Congress has underfunded essential agencies To the editor: It amazes me that our members of Congress continue to speak boldly with such authority on and obvious ignorance of economics. They have ruined our finances with unnecessary wars and with discredited supply-side ("don't tax the rich") economics. They have underfunded essential government agencies and interfered with their operations, meanwhile declaring them to be incompetent. Their knowledge of management and employee morale undoubtedly is on a par with their ignorance of economics.
November 28, 1998
The new Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission lineup: - Timothy R. Troxell got his background in economic development at Allegheny Power, where he worked with some of the company's largest customers, and Perini Construction Inc., where he handled customer service, marketing and land development. Troxell said his primary role as assistant director of the EDC under Executive Director John C. Howard is working with existing businesses to make sure they're happy and help with their expansion needs.
November 3, 2008
Frontier donates $5,000 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Foundation received a $5,000 donation from Frontier Communications Corp. The check was presented to President Suzanne Shipley after a roundtable discussion Sept. 29 with Michael J. Copps, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, and Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier chairman, president and CEO, at Shepherd's Center for Contemporary Arts. The donation supports scholarships available to students studying communications.
December 23, 2011
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Rebecca Oney, a native of Waynesboro, Pa., received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Bachelor of Arts in French on Dec. 16 from Mount St. Mary's University. Oney was active in SIFE, Choral, Residence Life and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu while at Mount St. Mary's. Oney plans to attend law school next fall. Oney is a graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Oney. FAIRFAX, Va. - Matt Barnhart of Greencastle, Pa., a student at George Mason University, recently was recognized at the seventh annual James R. Beers Scholars dinner at the Mason Inn Conference Center.
December 28, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Richardson's Restaurant on Dual Highway in Hagerstown will close next month after about 60 years in business. Vicki Martin, who owns the business with her two brothers, said an economic recession and the addition of national restaurant chains to the area have taken a toll on the restaurant. Richardson's final day of business will be Jan. 10. "The restaurant business in general has been hurt by the recession," Martin said. "But ours has been hurt worse than others I guess.
June 22, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Mercersburg Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Tuscarora School District and teacher Lee Ann Witter-Keefer May 27 to provide "Mock Interviews" for the mandatory economics class taught to juniors. The program is an effort to expose students to real world scenarios. This year, 12 chamber members volunteered, including: Sen. Rich Alloway; Marti Statler, AFLAC; Tim Lachemann, DL Martin; Judy Boyd, Whitetail; Cheryl Shields, Waste Management; Rachel Sheaffer, Express Employment Professionals; Noel Purdy, GC Chamber Foundation; Larry Keefer, First National Bank of Mercersburg; Liz Weber, Weber Business Services; Jason Ellis, Tele Plus; Mark Swanger, F&M Trust; and Charlie Daniels, ACS Precision.
June 24, 2007
HCC Ray Johns, a retired economics professor who taught at Hagerstown Community College for 25 years, has been named to serve a three-year term on the board of trustees at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. In addition to his work at HCC, Johns spent time abroad as a Fulbright professor of economics in the Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Moldova. He served as an associate professor of economics at Ashland University from 1972 to 1975. He holds degrees from Hagerstown Junior College, now Hagerstown Community College, and the University of Maryland, and served as a visiting fellow in the economics department at Yale University.