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By TONY MULIERI | June 5, 2010
Someone asked me the other day if I was on Facebook. That's an interesting question. I'm not sure if I am or not. My wife, Linda, opened a Facebook page to communicate with her reunion buddies. My sons all have Facebook pages. My photo appears on my wife's page with her, and my photo has shown up on some other sites, holding my granddaughter and at various get-togethers I've attended. But am I on Facebook? Well, maybe. But I don't use Twitter and my fingers are too fat to text message, and I wouldn't anyway even if they were svelte.
NEWS
May 24, 2010
o If you like reading Tim Rowland, you'll love watching him. See what else Tim has to say This coming Monday is a national holiday obviously, but it is an important date for another reason: It is being billed as Quit Facebook Day. A number of people, who apparently live lives so free of conflict that they have nothing better to fret over, are concerned about what they see as Facebook's slack privacy measures. So they are hoping to encourage waves of people to quit the social networking site, extracting some measure of revenge over the Internet monolith.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | July 21, 2013
When Bob Dylan in 1964 was singing his rhyme, “the times they are a changin,'” I really had no idea of the significance of his words. When you're young you avoid thinking of being old. And when you're old you have dreams of being young. Fast forward from 1964 and see how fast Facebook has impacted our world.  I avoided Facebook like the plague in the beginning. I saw it as something that caused more harm than good. How could you see the trees, stars, birds, all of nature, when you had your eyes fixed on a computer screen absorbing miniscule dots of information?
NEWS
December 22, 2010
In honor of the holiday season, The Columbia Bank will donate $1 to The Salvation Army for each new fan they receive on Facebook before Christmas Day. The Facebook campaign will allow new fans to connect with The Columbia Bank and also play a role in supporting a worthy cause in their community. To become a fan of The Columbia Bank, visit www.thecolumbiabank.com and click in the lower right-hand corner of the page on the link to "Give the Gift of Fandom. "
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has joined the social network. The sheriff's office officially posted its inaugural Facebook page on Wednesday, said Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The page will be used as a venue to issue news releases and announce community events, Hose said. It also will provide general safety and crime prevention tips. “It's just another tool for us to inform the community,” she said. However, the sheriff's office will not post road closures on its Facebook page, Hose said.
NEWS
April 15, 2011
A juvenile has been charged with making terroristic threats after he said on the Internet that he was planning to bring an AK-47 to school and murder three students, the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Police Department said. Police were told Thursday that the juvenile, whose name and age were not released, had made the posts on Facebook, a police department news release said. Police didn't find any weapons after visiting the boy's home, the release said. The boy was charged on Friday. The police department notified Berkeley County Public School officials of the incident for their review, the release said.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
A 63-year-old man is accused of soliciting a girl for apparent sexual favors via the Facebook social media website after being made aware she was under the age of 16, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Montie Jacob Armentrout of 204 W. Martin St., #1, Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on one count of using a computer to solicit a minor to engage in sexual acts, according to court documents. West Virginia State Police Sgt. D.E. Boober said in a complaint against Armentrout that the defendant was arrested at an apartment complex Thursday night, according to court documents.
NEWS
July 12, 2013
Maryland State Police in Hagerstown will be the first barrack in the state to have its own Facebook page, the agency announced this week. The state police department currently has its own statewide page but individual barracks do not. Hagerstown's barrack commander, Lt. Michael Fluharty, saw an opportunity to reach out to more area residents and provide beneficial information, police said in an emailed release.  Social media are quickly becoming the instant news and informational sources for many areas, including law enforcement, the release said.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 10, 2009
ANNAPOLIS -- Less than one week after two social networking Web sites were banned from Maryland General Assembly computers, lawmakers learned Tuesday they will regain access to one of them. The Office of Information Systems will restore Facebook. Last week officials said viruses were to blame for a ban on that site, and of MySpace. Since that announcement, Michael Gaudiello, director of information systems for the Department of Legislative Services, said his office has received almost daily criticism and requests to return access to Facebook.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 31, 2009
ANNAPOLIS -- There's probably only one place where Del. Christopher B. Shank would call himself friends with Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. It's on Facebook . Shank, R-Washington, and O'Malley are part of the social networking Web site, though a spokesman for O'Malley admits the governor does not maintain his own page. While Shank has opposed O'Malley's policies, Shank says the social networking Web site is a bipartisan arena. He and a few other members of Washington County's delegation to the Maryland General Assembly are using Facebook to communicate with their constituents and with each other.
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BY KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
A list on a news and opinion website that ranked Hagerstown among the 15 worst cities to have a baby is rankling local leaders, who called the survey flawed and meaningless. They aren't alone. Sean Mussenden, a lecturer at the University of Maryland at College Park who is an expert on digital journalism, said such surveys are “Facebook bait.” The Daily Beast featured the list titled “The 15 worst cities to have a baby, from New York to Miami,” with Hagerstown ranked fourth on the list.
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LIFESTYLE
August 26, 2013
Cheer Universe Allstars is holding open registration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 29, at its facility, 920 E Eldridge Drive, Hagerstown. Open to those 5 to 18 years old.   For more information, go to www.cheeruniverseallstars.yolasite.com or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.comcheeruniverse . Or contact Robin Warrenfeltz at 301-992-6908 or kathyjorice@gmail.com .
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has joined the social network. The sheriff's office officially posted its inaugural Facebook page on Wednesday, said Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The page will be used as a venue to issue news releases and announce community events, Hose said. It also will provide general safety and crime prevention tips. “It's just another tool for us to inform the community,” she said. However, the sheriff's office will not post road closures on its Facebook page, Hose said.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | July 21, 2013
When Bob Dylan in 1964 was singing his rhyme, “the times they are a changin,'” I really had no idea of the significance of his words. When you're young you avoid thinking of being old. And when you're old you have dreams of being young. Fast forward from 1964 and see how fast Facebook has impacted our world.  I avoided Facebook like the plague in the beginning. I saw it as something that caused more harm than good. How could you see the trees, stars, birds, all of nature, when you had your eyes fixed on a computer screen absorbing miniscule dots of information?
NEWS
July 12, 2013
Maryland State Police in Hagerstown will be the first barrack in the state to have its own Facebook page, the agency announced this week. The state police department currently has its own statewide page but individual barracks do not. Hagerstown's barrack commander, Lt. Michael Fluharty, saw an opportunity to reach out to more area residents and provide beneficial information, police said in an emailed release.  Social media are quickly becoming the instant news and informational sources for many areas, including law enforcement, the release said.
NEWS
DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2013
A Hagerstown man charged with sexually assaulting a girl he met on Facebook was found not guilty Tuesday of second-degree rape by a jury in Washington County Circuit Court. Keneatha L. Pryce, 20, was charged with second-degree rape and second-degree assault in the incident, which occurred Jan. 29, 2011, although the charges were not filed until 2012. During Tuesday's trial, Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. granted a motion by defense attorney Lewis Metzner to drop the second-degree assault charge.
NEWS
November 3, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration's newly launched Facebook page offers customers an opportunity to interact with, and learn more about, SHA. The new Facebook page features:  SHA news updates  A brief history of SHA  Information about SHA services  Access to SHA's Customer Care Management System  Photo albums and milestone information about many SHA construction projects  Emergency updates (weather/incidents)...
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 9, 2012
While U.S. Army Capt. Terry James “T.J.” Morris is out of the area on a military training mission at Fort Lee, Va., the local community is on a mission of its own to find his beloved dog, Athena. Morris lives in Fayetteville, N.C., and bought his white Siberian husky six months after returning from a deployment in Iraq from October 2009 to October 2010. Before his training at Fort Lee, he took Athena to his mother's home in Chambersburg on Sept. 17. Morris' mother, Tammy Wood, said her son had to report to Fort Lee on Sept.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
A 63-year-old man is accused of soliciting a girl for apparent sexual favors via the Facebook social media website after being made aware she was under the age of 16, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Montie Jacob Armentrout of 204 W. Martin St., #1, Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on one count of using a computer to solicit a minor to engage in sexual acts, according to court documents. West Virginia State Police Sgt. D.E. Boober said in a complaint against Armentrout that the defendant was arrested at an apartment complex Thursday night, according to court documents.
LIFESTYLE
October 5, 2012
Names: Maxine Beck and Marie Lanser Beck Ages: Maxine Beck, 62, and Marie Lanser Beck, 58 City in which you reside: Waynesboro, Pa. Day jobs: Maxine is a retired high school English teacher; Marie is a freelance writer Book title: "Royers of Renfrew — Threads of Change" Genre: Historical fiction Quick synopsis of book: "Threads of Change" is the second volume in the continuing saga of the Daniel Royer...
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