August 27, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Maryland firefighters tried to light a fuse under Gov. Parris N. Glendening's campaign Tuesday, handing him an early endorsement in his re-election bid. Meeting at their annual leadership convention in Hagerstown, the Maryland and D.C. Professional Firefighters Association sought to give Glendening a boost 15 months before the election. "We're proud to be on Parris' bandwagon," union president Kevin B. O'Connor said. Union leaders described Glendening as a longtime friend of professional firefighters, citing his support of legislation banning residency requirements for firefighters and his executive order guaranteeing collective bargaining rights for state workers.
May 24, 2010
DEC. 17, 1922-MAY 18, 2010 Shirley A. (Conner) Soltis Hardinge, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at her home in Hagerstown. Born Dec. 17, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Henry Adelarde Conner and Leah Edna (Scadden) Conner Ambrose. She was the wife of the late Howard Soltis, who died in 1979, and Thomas H. Hardinge, whom she married in 2004. Shirley graduated from Waynesboro Senior High School, Waynesboro, Pa., class of 1940.
May 2, 2002
A day after The Herald-Mail quoted members of the Washington County School Board who were hoping that the county commissioners would fund a greater share of their budget, the paper reported that the system was now going to hire a deputy superintendent, a position vacant for more than a year. The reaction from the county commissioners was predictable, with Paul Swartz saying he was under the impression that the position would not be filled for another few years, with the School Board making do with executive assistants.
July 20, 2008
Hartshorn-Griffith Allison Griffith and Mark Hartshorn were married on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at Cedar Grove Mennonite Church in Greencastle, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Griffith of Martinsburg, W.Va. The bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Mary Hartshorn of Martinsburg. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Martinsburg High School and received a bachelor's degree in physical education from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2004. She is employed as the assistant aquatic supervisor for the Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department.
June 22, 1998
Though many consider U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikuski, D-Md., a formidable incumbent in her bid this year for a third term, she doesn't lack for those trying to knock her out of office, with seven Republicans vying for the seat One of those is Baltimore attorney George W. Liebmann, who visited Hagerstown and Smithsburg last Thursday as part of a campaign swing through parts of Western Maryland, promoting a message of less government, improving education...
August 19, 2002
Department of Social Services Lisa A Ross has been hired by the Washington County Department of Social Services. Ross will be executive assistant to the department's director, David A. Engle. Ross is a 2000 graduate of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury (Md.) State University, receiving her bachelor's degree in business adminstration. Ross previously was employed as an executive assistant at Airpax Corp. in Frederick, Md. Meadows Agency of Insurance BOONSBORO - Nationwide Insurance announces that Jim Meadows, principal of the Meadows Agency of Insurance, has earned the 2002 Champion Award.
August 12, 2004
Armed with her diploma from South Hagerstown High School and one year of business school, Karen Nicodemus tried a couple of jobs in the mid-1960s but didn't feel she'd found her true calling. A friend said the Washington County Department of Social Services was looking for clerical workers so she applied in January 1967, she said. Nicodemus got the job and decided to stay - for 37 years - because she "liked the work and the people. " A couple of years after Nicodemus came on board, California native Jerilyn Annan made her way to the agency, which was then at 116 W. Baltimore St. She stayed for 32 years.
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.
February 13, 2005
Saunders Tax & Accounting Beverly Stitely recently was promoted to manager at Saunders Tax & Accounting. Stitely joined the firm in January 2004 as a tax preparer. She has 13 years of tax industry experience. Stitely is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and has earned the professional designation of Enrolled Agent. Valley Pest and Termite Control Allen D. Magaha of Valley Pest and Termite Control recently completed the Wood Destroying Insect and Organism training and testing course sponsored by the Maryland State Pest Control Association.