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February 19, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer CLEAR SPRING - Speaking out about education issues could earn you a close-up on television once the Washington County Board of Education begins airing its meetings next month. The school board voted Tuesday night to start broadcasting school board business meetings March 11 on Antietam Cable under a plan that has local business partners picking up the tab. Board member Doris J. Nipps asked that the motion to start airing the meetings include a provision that the board's operating budget wouldn't be used to pay for the broadcasts if the business partnership plan fell through.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 12, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Pursuing a ninth term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett on Monday said the world will run out of oil at its current pace of consumption. Eighty-five percent of the world's energy is from fossil fuels, which will be used up in approximately 150 years, said Bartlett, R-6th. The problem is acute for the United States, which has 5 percent of the world's population but is responsible for 25 percent of all oil consumption, he said at a Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
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January 14, 1999
AAA Southern Pennsylvania CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - AAA Southern Pennsylvania has welcomed Timothy D. Bacorn. Bacorn has worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. He most recently served with Peoples Security Insurance Co. and has served with others supervising the hiring, training and production of marketing representatives. Bacorn will provide auto, home, life, health, and estate planning services in the Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Pa., areas. Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., LLC, Certified Public Accountants, have announced the addition of two staff members in the firm's Hagerstown office.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 17, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University? After decades of going by the name of Shepherd College, school officials are proposing to change the name of the school to Shepherd University to better reflect what the institution has to offer. The trend in higher education is for schools that offer two-year degrees to refer to themselves as colleges, Shepherd College President David L. Dunlop said. That is a concern to Shepherd College officials because they do not want prospective students to bypass Shepherd, thinking it is a two-year school, Dunlop said Tuesday.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2012
More than 130 people attended a picnic hosted Sunday afternoon by congressional candidate John Delaney at Fairgrounds Park. Delaney, a Democrat, is running against Roscoe G. Bartlett, the Republican incumbent for the 6th Congressional District. Among those supporting Delaney was U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, also a Democrat, who said he stopped at the picnic on his way to Cumberland, Md., for the Heritage Days Festival. “We all know how terrible the unemployment numbers are in this country and we're all very concerned about the trends,” Delaney told the crowd.
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February 13, 2013
The West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday welcomed its newest member, Tina Combs of Martinsburg, W.Va., during its monthly meeting. Combs, who replaces Jenny Phillips, will serve on the board until Nov. 1, 2016. “I am honored to serve the children of West Virginia,” Combs said in a news release. “I accept this appointment with respect for the important work that lies ahead as we work together to prepare our children for their future.” Combs brings business and work force development experience to the state board as the president and chief executive officer of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce.
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September 29, 2003
Shippensburg University to host open houses SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg University's Admissions Office will host a series of open houses this year, including two on Oct. 25 and Nov. 15. Each program in Heiges Field House is an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to visit the campus; meet and talk with faculty, staff associates and current students; and learn about financial aid. The schedule begins at 8:30 a.m....
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by Lyn Widmyer | December 5, 2004
When a child brings home a bad report card, the time-honored tradition for parents is to ground the errant student until grades improve. But what do you do when an entire state gets an unacceptable report card? Every other year, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education issues a national report card for higher education called "Measuring Up. " The five subject areas evaluated are preparation (Are students being prepared adequately for higher education?
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 1, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Three more people filed to run for the Washington County Board of Education on Friday, making it a five-way race for four seats so far. Two of the newly declared candidates are Wayne D. Ridenour, the board's vice president, and W. Edward Forrest, who served on the board for about seven years until resigning in March. Margaret Ann Lowery also filed on Friday. The deadline to file is 9 p.m. Monday Three other incumbents - Donna Brightman, Bernadette M. Wagner and Roxanne R. Ober, the board's president - had not filed to run for re-election as of Friday.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 30, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY ?Three more people filed to run for the Washington County Board of Education on Friday, making it a five-way race for four seats so far. Two of the newly declared candidates are Wayne D. Ridenour, the board's vice president, and W. Edward Forrest, who served on the board for about seven years until resigning in March. Margaret Ann Lowery also filed on Friday. The deadline to file is 9 p.m. Monday Three other incumbents ? Donna Brightman, Bernadette M. Wagner and Roxanne R. Ober, the board's president ?
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