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by JENNIFER FITCH | November 8, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - With layers of red sauce and white cheese, the steaming slices of lasagna easily resembled the American flag printed on napkins beside the plates. They also coordinated colors well with the "I Voted" stickers on the shirts and jackets of Tuesday evening's diners at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. "Our slogan is 'Go vote, come eat,'" head cook Liz George said. The Waynesboro church at 112 E. Second St. has been serving lasagna dinners on election night for more than 10 years.
NEWS
November 10, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Election night in Franklin County, Pa., was anticlimactic for a number of candidates who went into Tuesday evening unopposed. Dave Secor, 55, of Chambersburg, a financial consultant with M&T Bank, received 16,183 votes in his run for Franklin County Treasurer, according to complete but unofficial results. Secor defeated Treasurer Chris Bender and one other candidate in the May Republican primary and won the democratic nomination as a write-in. The treasurer is in charge of certain county investments as well as the issuance of hunting, dog, small games of chance and other licenses.
NEWS
December 14, 2000
Berkeley County delays payment on machines By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The national election may be over, but the aftermath of the election in Berkeley County lingers. The Berkeley County Commissioners Thursday held up payment to the company that rented the county vote counting machines that malfunctioned on election night. The commissioners had to borrow machinery from Jefferson County to complete the count of ballots 12 hours after the polls closed.
NEWS
February 5, 2001
Berkeley ends computer dispute with payment By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 2000 election has finally ended in Berkeley County. The Berkeley County Commission extricated itself from the last remaining entanglement of the sometimes-messy election season late last week when it voted unanimously to settle a dispute with the company that provided ballot-counting machinery. The Commissioners had refused to pay the $6,995 charged by Election Systems and Software, Inc. of Omaha, Neb., because it did not work as it was supposed to election night.
NEWS
January 8, 2001
Election workers should receive checks this week By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - The last of the workers who helped run the Berkeley County election Nov. 7 should be paid early this week, County Clerk John Small said Monday. Computer glitches and other problems had delayed paying poll workers until mid-December, when Small said about 300 workers would imminently receive their checks. All the poll workers received them at that time, he said.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 20, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Christopher Baker widened his lead over Ward 1 Councilman Merle "B.I. " Butts from nine votes to 12 Monday during a city election ballot canvass. There are no new ballots left to count, so Baker apparently unseated the 28-year councilman by the slimmest margin of any city race. The City Council during Monday's canvass counted 25 votes that had been challenged during the June 13 election or had come in as absentee ballots afterwards. The council rejected seven other ballots, most because the voters weren't registered in the city.
OPINION
November 10, 2012
Thumbs up to our utility, public service and public safety workers who served tirelessly under adverse - and dangerous - conditions to keep us safe and comfortable even as Superstorm Sandy continued to pummel our community. Even if we don't see you at work, we know that you are always on duty behind the scenes keeping modern life operating during emergencies and on every night, weekend and holiday. We salute and thank you for your dedication. Thumbs up to all registered voters who went to the polls Tuesday or who participated in early voting.
NEWS
BY LIZ THOMPSON | November 11, 2002
The newsroom is a very quiet, subdued place early in the evening of an election. For several hours after the polls close, there isn't much reporters and editors can do on those stories and pages dealing with election coverage. We have to wait for the all-important numbers. But when those numbers come the tempo picks up dramatically, and for three hours or so before deadline arrives the newsroom is in full swing. Reporters come in from the election offices and start calling out results even as they sit down to finish stories.
NEWS
October 26, 2000
Berkeley prepares for Nov. 7 vote By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - With a record number of local voters signed up to participate in the Nov. 7 general election, Berkeley County officials struggled Thursday to ensure the counting runs more smoothly than at the primary election in May. "I want to follow the law to a 'T,' County Clerk John Small, who is in charge of running elections, told The...
NEWS
August 30, 2000
More ballots to be counted in W.Va. judge race By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg, MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - The Berkeley County Commissioners have set aside up to five days starting Friday to count more ballots in preparation for a court hearing Sept. 13 over a disputed election for Circuit Court judge. Visiting Circuit Court Judge Alan D. Moats of Taylor County told the county's attorney Wednesday he wants the commissioners to count by Sept. 8 all ballots that were printed but not used in the May election for a new Circuit Court judge.
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OPINION
November 10, 2012
Thumbs up to our utility, public service and public safety workers who served tirelessly under adverse - and dangerous - conditions to keep us safe and comfortable even as Superstorm Sandy continued to pummel our community. Even if we don't see you at work, we know that you are always on duty behind the scenes keeping modern life operating during emergencies and on every night, weekend and holiday. We salute and thank you for your dedication. Thumbs up to all registered voters who went to the polls Tuesday or who participated in early voting.
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OPINION
October 4, 2012
“This is for those people who are commenting about the stadium being built downtown and all the money that's been donated. It would be nice if people would open their eyes to the harsh reality that we have a serious problem with homelessness in this town, and money being donated toward the building of a shelter to house these people who have just been the victims of misfortune and circumstances. I work with them all day long. I know them personally ... appreciative if they would do something to reach out to those people.” - Hagerstown “All the concern about who will become president is a waste of time.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2011
Frequently, it's easy to spot the people who are looking out for your interests. They wear doctor's smocks or police uniforms, or they were always there for you when you came to school or needed legal help. But for the last two decades and beyond, people in the Tri-State area have had an ally whom they might not have known about, only because they never had the chance to see him in action. I am only now free to write about former Herald-Mail publisher John League because he has retired - as of last week - and is not here to stop me. Attention is not a thing that John has ever cared for. But on any number of occasions, I heard him explain why he got into journalism.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | July 6, 2010
It would almost be worth moving to South Carolina, just for the privilege, nay the duty, of voting for Alvin Greene for the U.S. Senate. This man must win. Who is Alvin Greene? Don't ask South Carolinians, they don't have a clue. "Don't know the cat," a barber told The Washington Post. "First time I ever seen the dude was in a mug shot. " Everyone in the Palmetto state, writes The New York Times, "wants to know how Mr. Greene, an unemployed Army veteran who had been completely unknown, inexplicably defeated a heavily favored former legislator and judge to become the state's Democratic nominee for the Senate -- and the state's latest political circus act. " Near as I can tell, Greene is to politics what Pvt. Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue was to Forrest Gump.
NEWS
November 20, 2008
Thanks to all who worked for McCain and Palin To the editor: To all of the McCain-Palin supporters in Washington County and the neighboring states, As the chair of the Washington County John McCain campaign, I would just like to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your support of the Republican presidential ticket. For those of you who worked so hard on the campaign trail, I would like to especially thank you. Whether it was displaying a yard sign or bumper sticker, assisting at headquarters, making large and small yard signs, making calls, waving signs, door knocking, attending the rally or electioneering at the polls, your commitment to John McCain and Sarah Palin made a difference.
NEWS
By TIM SHEA | November 9, 2008
History was made Tuesday night. Nov. 4, 2008, will go down as a watershed moment in American history. My fellow Americans, for the first time ever ... ... a female Republican vice presidential candidate lost her bid to move into Number One Observatory Circle. While Sarah Palin (or is it Tina Fey?) watched the results of the election in Arizona, far from her home state of Alaska, I spent Election Night as far away from the election as possible. Since we had a full staff of copy editors at The Herald-Mail on Tuesday night, I got to work on the Money pages for today's newspaper.
NEWS
By NEIL JUSTIN / Minneapolis Star Tribune | November 6, 2008
It may have been election night, but the media approached Tuesday's coverage like they were putting on a July Fourth party, decorating the historic event with garish, bombastic visuals and special effects that would rival a billion-dollar fireworks display. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer grilled correspondents who were beamed into the studio by hologram, a stunt mercifully not sabotaged by Klingons. NBC's Ann Curry and Chuck Todd, saddled with the arduous task of breaking down poll numbers, were transformed into Roman statesmen, broadcasting from a virtual set that looked like Julius Caesar's parlor.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 6, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Tough challenges and a grim financial outlook await newly elected members of the Washington County Board of Education. Some said Wednesday that the local school system's budget will be a focus of the coming years, as state and federal coffers run dry. The four winners in Tuesday's general election were Wayne D. Ridenour, W. Edward Forrest, Donna Brightman and Justin M. Hartings, according to complete but unofficial results....
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 6, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After a six-year hiatus, a Democrat will hold a seat on the Berkeley County Commission. Anthony J. "Tony" Petrucci's unofficial 15 percentage point lead over incumbent Republican Steven C. Teufel will not be erased in ballot canvassing next week. "I'm just ready to move forward," Petrucci said Wednesday. "Now, the real meat and potatoes work will start. I'm looking forward to it. " Petrucci, 48, is expected to take the oath of office in January to begin a six-year term on the governing board responsible for balancing the county's budget and oversight of a number of day-to-day operations, including planning and engineering departments and emergency management.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | June 19, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - For the second time in less that two weeks, a town election in the Eastern Panhandle has ended in a tie. The Town of Bath does not know who was elected to the fifth council position in Tuesday's election, since Scott Merki and Dave Duncan are tied with 65 votes each. At Monday morning's Board of Canvass meeting, four of the 11 provisional ballots were approved and added to the results, which increased Duncan's votes from 61 to 65 and Merki's votes from 62 to 65. Last month's Charles Town (W.Va.
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