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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | December 6, 2007
After 16 years in public service, Washington County Emergency Services Director John A. Latimer IV is returning to the private sector. Latimer resigned Monday from the county's top emergency services post to take a full-time job with his family's masonry firm, Gruber-Latimer Restorations LLC. He said he decided to return to the firm, where he was employed part-time when he worked as a Hagerstown city firefighter, for the "growth opportunities" it...
NEWS
February 18, 2005
Ronald Scott pushes his hotdog cart up Jonathan Street in Hagerstown Thursday. He recently launched the family business, D's City Dawgs, and hopes to add a second pushcart later this year to use in other Hagerstown neighborhoods.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | April 14, 1998
by Ric Dugan / staff photographer see the enlargement The Vidoni children sold the Best Western Venice Inn Monday, nearly 50 years after their father started a restaurant on the first floor of their house. The children grew up in the family business, which over the years underwent several major expansions. But after decades of putting in 80-hour weeks, they said it was time to give up the business on the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Dual Highway.
NEWS
March 19, 1997
By ELLEN LYON Staff Writer BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Harry Theodore "Ted" Compton Jr. left the Southern Belle Restaurant on U.S. 522 sometime after 9 p.m. Monday, according to former business associate Phil McCoy. Compton, 54, was alone and hobbling on a crutch because he said he had a pinched nerve in his back, but other than that he seemed his usual self, McCoy recalled. About four hours later West Virginia State Police found Compton dead in his home, the victim of a stabbing.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 25, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Sunnyway Foods, a two-store grocery business with 175 employees, began 50 years ago with Aldine and Margaret Martin selling meat at area farmers markets. Sunnyway Foods is still in the family. In 2000, the Martins' sons, Michael and Dean, took over management of both stores. The Greencastle store is at 212 N. Antrim Way (U.S. 11) and the Chambersburg store opened in 1973 at 49 Warm Springs Road. Dean Martin, 41, is company president and his brother, Michael, 43, is secretary/treasurer.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2013
The first job Paul Crampton Jr. can remember doing for his father was sweeping and cleaning up materials such as nails at a Funkstown apartment building his father's contracting company was building in the early 1970s. “Anywhere he went, I went,” Crampton said of his father. Crampton's sons, Paul III and Lance, said they had similar first jobs with the family business. Paul Crampton Jr., who also is mayor of Funkstown, said he was thinking recently about how lucky he is to spend his workday with his family.
NEWS
January 18, 2008
Gelwicks-Tosten Lindsay Ranee Gelwicks and James Wellington Tosten announce their engagement. Miss Gelwicks is the daughter of Robert and Sonya Gelwicks of Hagerstown, formerly of Thurmont, Md. She is a 2003 graduate of Catoctin High School. She is the operations manager for her family business, G&G Drywall Services Inc., of Hagerstown. Mr. Tosten is the son of Linda Pierre of Hagerstown. He attended South Hagerstown High School, and obtained his GED in 2001. He is lead drywall technician for G&G Drywall Services Inc. The wedding is planned for today.
LIFESTYLE
BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2011
A steady stream of morning customers flowed in and out of the Spickler's Market, picking up everyday items - everything from pop and cigarettes to produce and household items. Sandwiches and cold cuts are sold at the deli counter in the back of the store. The cashier is at the front. Melissa Shives, a new cashier, works the 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift. She said it gets the busiest between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., the lunch rush, she said. "Yeah, we've got our regulars," she said between transactions on a recent Friday morning.
NEWS
October 1, 2006
Name of business: Creative Arts Owners: Karen Snider and Tracy Schindel Address : 2 W. Potomac Parkway, Williamsport Opening date: April 1 Products and services: Sports-related party supplies, small gifts and scrapbooking supplies from baseball to ballet to karate to fishing. Market area: USA How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Both Karen and Tracy are black belts in karate and are both scrapbookers.
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November 30, 2008
Name of business: Rebekah's Resolutions LLC Owners: Rebekah Burral-Phetteplace and Cheryl Kipe Yeagy Address: 19603 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown Opening date: April 15 Products and services: On-site evaluations for reupholstery and repair of business and office furniture. Market area: Hagerstown and surrounding area How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "As the third generation at Kipe's Upholstery, where they cater more toward the residential market, I realized a need for businesses, such as hotels, banks, etc., that are environmentally conscientious and choose to reupholster or repair their existing furniture.
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BY HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 10, 2013
Maryland's new health insurance “marketplace” is expected to enroll 180,000 of the state's approximately 800,000 uninsured residents through private insurance and 100,000 more through Medicaid within the first year of enrollment, which begins this fall, officials said Wednesday. The state-based exchange, called Maryland Health Connection, is an online portal, where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance options, determine eligibility for tax credits and cost-sharing reductions, and enroll in private insurance or public programs, according to the connection's Danielle Davis, director of communications, outreach and training.
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OBITUARIES
June 20, 2013
Daniel Joseph "Joe" Yetter, 81, of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, after a courageous 41-year battle with cancer.  Born Oct. 9, 1931, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Daniel Emmanuel Yetter and Margaret "Wolf" Yetter. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Phyllis Malcolm Yetter of Clear Spring. Joe was of the Protestant faith and a graduate of Clear Spring High School. In early years, he worked with the family business of Daniel E. Yetter Masonry.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2013
The first job Paul Crampton Jr. can remember doing for his father was sweeping and cleaning up materials such as nails at a Funkstown apartment building his father's contracting company was building in the early 1970s. “Anywhere he went, I went,” Crampton said of his father. Crampton's sons, Paul III and Lance, said they had similar first jobs with the family business. Paul Crampton Jr., who also is mayor of Funkstown, said he was thinking recently about how lucky he is to spend his workday with his family.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 20, 2013
Bikle's Ski Shop, a retail staple in downtown Hagerstown for close to 50 years, will close its doors for good after the ski and snowboard season ends in early spring. Co-owners Bill L. Clowser and his sister, Barbara Tritle, recently announced they will retire from the family business when they close up at the end of March. Their building at 7 S. Potomac St., is up for sale. “After 49 years, I've decided it's time to move on from retail,” Clowser said. “I've done it long enough.
SPORTS
By BIG SYDNEY | October 3, 2012
It seems that my fans are in awe of me. Just the other day, someone told me that I was an institution. … Or was it that I belonged in one? Another adoring minion said that I was a dynasty. Hmmm, maybe he said dinosaur. That doesn't matter. But the truth is prognosticating games is really a family business … a tradition that has been carried on for as long as there has been communication. My family got in on the ground floor of it. Of course, we had to adapt along the way to spread the word.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2012
Name of business: Maiden Insurance Owner: Kathy Maiden Address: 406 N. Mildred St., Suite B, Ranson, W.Va. Opening date: October 2011 Products and services: All lines of insurance products Target market: Those seeking insurance for auto, home or small businesses How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I started in 2003, when my husband, Tom Maiden, was deployed with the U.S. military.
OBITUARIES
April 29, 2012
Mrs. Cynthia Lou Fox McJonathan, 68, died at 2:32 a.m. Saturday, 28 April 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She was receiving respite care and rehabilitation at Golden Living in Hagerstown following her second case of pneumonia this year. Born 1 September 1943, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Betty Jane (Boward) and Paul Marion Fox. Her early years were with her paternal grandparents, Myrtle (Brown) and Wilbur Fox, on their farm on Harbaugh Valley Road in Sabillasville.  She was graduated with an academic diploma from Thurmont High School with the Class of 1961.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 25, 2012
Charles M. Brown, co-owner of Brown Funeral Home in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, died Sunday morning at age 85, said Bob Fields, co-owner of the three funeral homes. “He was really a good role model and a good man,” said Fields, who became co-owner of the business in 1986. “He was always making sure we had time to spend with our families.” Brown Funeral Home has operations in Martinsburg, Inwood and Charles Town, W.Va., Fields said. “Pretty much, the funeral home was his life,” Fields said.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2012
About five years ago, farmer David Herbst and his family had a big decision to make. With two of his four children - married with kids of their own - wanting to continue the family business of operating Misty Meadow Farm on the outskirts of Smithsburg, they either needed to drastically increase their dairy production or undertake more custom-crop farming to support everyone. “We needed to go to 600 cows if we wanted to support these other families,” Herbst said, saying the idea was met with great resistance by his daughter, who handles most of the milking of their 160 cows.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | November 27, 2011
Family is the operative word when it comes to Family Recreation Park east of Hagerstown on National Pike.   The business was started in 1988 by Jack and Evelyn Barr, as one the family could run together while providing a wholesome entertainment venue for families. Evelyn Barr said they had visited a family-oriented park in Pennsylvania and thought the idea would work in the Tri-State area. “My dad wanted a family business, something all family members could enjoy - good, clean fun,” said Jayne Angle, one of Jack and Evelyn Barr's eight children, who helps run the park with sister Jeanine Horst.
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