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November 16, 2012
With all the attention focused on the multi-billion dollar energy business, I think we need to keep things in a certain perspective. Many people, especially women, are constantly suffering from a lack of energy. Fatigue can be caused by a number of different factors, but for many people, poor nutrition is to blame. Because food is the body's fuel, how well you're able to perform during the day may be directly related to what foods you fill up with during meal and snack time. When it comes to energy levels, foods and drinks that play the biggest role are carbohydrates, protein, and water.
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | February 13, 2013
Even though they have played quite a few games lately, the Williamsport Wildcats did not show any signs of being worn out on Wednesday night as they toppled the Saint James Saints 50-25 in a Washington County high school girls basketball game. “We played well enough to win,” Williamsport coach Chris Malott said. “It wasn't the smoothest of performances, but this was our fifth game in the last nine days. We were able to win four of those games.” Freshman guard Kate Wade scored a team-high total of 15 points and made three steals for Williamsport (12-7)
January 20, 2001
Energy assistance phone numbers Board of Assistance , Chambersburg, Pa., 717-264-6121. Board of Assistance , Waynesboro, Pa., 717-762-5950. Board of Assistance , Fulton County, Pa., 800-921-8839. Maryland Department of Social Services , Hagerstown, 240-420-2330. Community Action Council , Hagerstown, 301-797-4161. Interfaith Service Coalition , Hancock, 301-678-6605. West Virginia Department of Human Services , Martinsburg, W.Va.
By ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN / Scripps Howard News Service | February 21, 2009
Scientists have studied the effect of color on our mood, health and way of thinking for many years. Our preference of one color over another may have something to do with the way color makes us feel. Light is absorbed by the eye and converted into another form of energy, which enables us to see color. This energy affects and is felt even by people without sight. Light energy stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands, which regulate hormones and other physiological systems in the body.
By TIM KOELBLE | February 14, 2009
There was a Valentine's Day dance following the Williamsport-St. Maria Goretti basketball game at the Gael Center on Friday night, but while the lights were on, Williamsport did the two-step. Rebounding from a loss on Thursday to Brunswick that officially eliminated them from contention in the MVAL Antietam, Williamsport rebounded to post a 58-49 victory over the Gaels. "It was rewarding to see the guys come out and execute the offense after Thursday's game," said Wildcat coach Scott Mowbray, who earned his first win over Goretti.
By ROBERT GARY | November 18, 2007
It would take Harry Houdini's skills to get us out of the four-way bind we are in on energy policy. It's obvious to all but the flat-earthers that fossil fuel burning is altering the climate of the planet in ways that we cannot tolerate. Forget about the effects on other nations if you like, the U.S. could not tolerate the loss of half of Florida, half of New York City, and whatever's left of New Orleans and other cities on the Gulf Coast. So we need about the same amount of energy, but with less fossil fuel.
By ERIN JULIUS | November 13, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., spoke Friday with a small group gathered at ABC-Barr Construction Institute on Locust Street in Hagerstown. The event was billed as a chance for members to hear the congressman discuss health care reform. "We have a very bad economy and a very difficult war, and we're passing health care," Bartlett said Friday. The House bill passed Nov. 7 by a 220-215 vote. Bartlett voted against it. "I don't think this will get through the Senate," he said.
January 4, 2009
Coming Monday Wind power: A windmill placed near the entrance of Washington County Technical High School wouldn't produce much energy, but officials say it would provide an alternate education source.
by BOB KESSLER | January 9, 2007
The 91st Pennsylvania Farm Show is under way at the Farm Show Building in Harrisburg. It will be running until Saturday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. The show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring 6,000 animals and 8,000 exhibits, and its attended by hundreds of thousands of people. One of the featured themes to this year's Farm Show is energy. See the future of energy in several demonstrations and exhibits. Learn how agriculture will be an important source of your energy some day. Enjoy interactive hands-on energy demonstrations.
September 2, 2013
Educators have until Sept. 16 to apply for FirstEnergy Corp's education grants for the 2013-14 school year. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM Classroom Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for creative, individual classroom projects for grades kindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth groups in communities served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operation companies and in communities where the...
August 30, 2013
We tend to view projects that seem too good to be true with a raised eyebrow. But if the Washington County landfill can actually be “mined” for energy, it certainly would be a welcome use of rubbish that must otherwise be buried at high cost. America First Inc. wants to establish a public-private partnership with Washington County, a venture that would turn solid waste into alternative energy. The county's investment in the operation appears to be relatively small. It would set aside 15 acres at the landfill, which private investors would develop for the manufacturing of burnable pellets and synthetic liquid fuel.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | August 28, 2013
Immigration, the farm bill and alternative energy were among the topics members of the agricultural community asked U.S. Rep. John Delaney about on Wednesday night. About 40 people, including Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, attended the event held at Rinehart Orchards' packing house, north of Smithsburg. J.D. Rinehart, owner and operator of the orchards, said he has employed 28 legal workers from Mexico this year to help with the harvest, picking peaches and apples.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | August 18, 2013
A West Virginia company has been given the initial go-ahead to begin planning a waste-to-energy operation that would be built at Washington County's Forty West Landfill west of Hagerstown. The company, America First Inc., is headed by President Kevin Whited, who went before the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 6. The board voted 4-0 to give the planning process of the public-private partnership a green light. Commissioners President Terry L. Baker abstained from the vote, saying he did not have enough information to take a position one way or the other.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | June 27, 2013
A request from a local environmental activist group that the Jefferson County Commission sign its resolution opposing FirstEnergy's purchase of a 40-year-old, coal-fired power plant in West Virginia was tabled Thursday. The resolution was presented to the commission by the Coalition for Reliable Power, “a loosely affiliated organization of citizens trying to encourage long-term energy policies for West Virginia,” said Patience Wait of Shepherdstown, W.Va., who drafted the resolution.
June 21, 2013
A workshop titled “Understanding Solar and Wind Energy for the Farm, Home, or Small Business” will be held Thursday, July 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office off Sharpsburg Pike. Sponsoring organizations include University of Maryland Extension and Hagerstown Community College. The workshop will share research-based information regarding solar and wind electrical generation in Western Maryland. Presenters will talk about the mechanics involved with solar and wind electrical generation, taxes, incentives and best management practices for installing wind and solar installations.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | June 13, 2013
Area business people learned how to conserve energy and reduce costs Thursday at the 2013 Potomac Edison Customer Workshop and Trade Ally Seminar at the Ramada Plaza in Hagerstown. Representatives of Potomac Edison's Energy Efficiency Incentive Program talked about how businesses that are customers of the utility company can take advantage of energy-efficiency incentives. “This is a way to allow some of our customers to come in and get a nice overview of the platform of programs that we offer under the EmPOWER Maryland programs,” said Lucas Cade, program manger for the Potomac Edison Energy Efficiency Program.
Lisa Prejean | May 23, 2013
Three-day weekends used to mean a day off of work and time spent with family. Period. This year, three-day weekends have evolved into something else. There is still a much-appreciated day off of work and some time spent with family, but a few more things have been added to the mix. Our three-day weekends this year have been spent at sports tournaments, and I'm slowly learning my way around the courts: Coolers full of water, Gatorade, fruits and veggies ... Gym bags stuffed with warmups, extra socks, deodorant and body spray ... Camera bags stocked with extra batteries, memory cards and USB cords ... Trunks packed with foldable chairs, blankets ... and bigger coolers.
April 29, 2013
Vinayaka Missions, which recently sold approximately 44 acres to Washington County Public Schools, has paid its overdue property taxes, County Treasurer Todd Hershey said Monday. The former owners of 10435 Downsville Pike, the site of the former Allegheny Energy headquarters, paid the $56,076.54 in overdue taxes and interest on April 24, Hershey said. Vinayaka Missions sold the land to the school system a week ago for $5.5 million. The school system plans to renovate the building on Downsville Pike so it can move its administrative offices, now off Commonwealth Avenue, to the Downsville Pike property.
April 23, 2013
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday unanimously accepted a grant that will provide 1,100 energy conservation kits to local electric customers whose meet income guidelines. The 2013 EMPOWER Clean Energy Communities Grant from the Maryland Energy Administration will give the Hagerstown Light Department $71,000 to purchase and distribute the kits to qualified customers living in the 21740 and 21742 zip codes.  According to an April 16 memo from city Director of Utilities Michael S. Spiker, “Utilizing Department of Energy calculations, the eight-piece kit will be capable of conserving approximately 495 kWh per year per household or totalized on our system as 527,000 kWh per year.” The kits will go to individuals, households or facilities having incomes that are 85 percent or less of the state-established Washington County Median Income Limit of $67,000.
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