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March 26, 2009
Patrick Adams is hoping people will part with a few dollars if he's willing to part with his hair. Adams, a courier at FedEx in Hagerstown, is raising money for St. Mark's Lutheran Food Bank. So far, he's raised $800. He said he really had no expectations for what started out as a small project to raise awareness of hunger and help a local food bank. "My co-workers have really stepped up to the plate and I am proud of them for that," Adams wrote in an e-mail. Adams, who lives in Chambersburg, Pa., said he grew up poor and remembers going to bed hungry.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | February 5, 2008
The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday voted to approve a site plan for a FedEx freight terminal near the intersection of Md. 63 and Interstate 70 west of Hagerstown. Construction permits can be issued as soon as county departments sign off on the project, which could be "as early as a few weeks," Washington County Planning Department Director Michael C. Thompson said last week. The 137-acre truck terminal will serve about 200 trucks per day, according to plans for the project.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 30, 2005
The driver of a FedEx box truck suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when he drove down an embankment on Interstate 70, according to Maryland State Police Sgt. Kevin Lewis. Lewis said the driver, Matthew Phillip Riggins, 21, lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons about 12:30 p.m. Riggins' address was unknown Tuesday night. Riggins drove the truck into a guardrail on the shoulder of I-70 near Walnut Point Road, Lewis said. After the FedEx truck was behind the guardrail, the vehicle slid down a slight embankment near the highway.
NEWS
December 1, 2005
The driver of a FedEx box truck suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when he drove down an embankment on Interstate 70, according to Maryland State Police Sgt. Kevin Lewis. Lewis said the driver, Matthew Phillip Riggins, 21, lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons about 12:30 p.m. Riggins' address was unknown Tuesday night. Riggins drove the truck into a guardrail on the shoulder of I-70 near Walnut Point Road, Lewis said. After the FedEx truck was behind the guardrail, the vehicle slid down a slight embankment near the highway.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2011
The Washington County Commission on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver food to senior citizens who participate in the Meals on Wheels program. Susan MacDonald, executive director of the Washington County Commission on Aging, said about 15 volunteers will start making deliveries Tuesday. FedEx took over the delivery job from volunteers in January, but MacDonald said the new system that replaced volunteers didn't work out. "We're willing to admit when things aren't working and change course," MacDonald said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2011
The Washington County Commission on Aging will shut down one senior citizen nutrition site and shorten the hours of three others in an effort to beef up its Meals on Wheels program, an agency official said Monday. Susan MacDonald, executive director of the Washington County Commission on Aging, said the senior nutrition site at the fire hall on Big Spring Road in Clear Spring will close Jan. 28, and the hours at the centers in Smithsburg, Keedysville and Williamsport will be shortened from 20 to 12 per week.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
Randy Ward, 59, of State Line, Pa., will be leaving June 21, 2013, for a monthlong motorcycle ride in which he plans to ride through the 48 states in the continental United States.  Ward, shown with a map of the U.S. and the BMW that will be his travel companion, said the trip has been something he's wanted to do for a long time. He said he decided last year that 2013 would be his opportunity. "I want to do it while I have the health," he said Thursday. Ward, a driver for FedEx, said he is most looking forward to seeing the Pacific Northwest.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | February 4, 2008
FedEx terminal approved The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday voted to approve a site plan for a FedEx freight terminal near the intersection of Md. 63 and Interstate 70 west of Hagerstown. Construction permits can be issued as soon as county departments sign off on the project, which could be "as early as a few weeks," Washington County Planning Department Director Michael C. Thompson said last week. The 137-acre truck terminal will serve about 200 trucks per day, according to plans for the project.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | October 10, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The global economic crisis is hitting close to home for many people who spent Friday morning looking for work at a local job fair. Several of the hundreds of attendees at the fifth annual Fall Job Fair at Hagerstown Community College said the bad economy seemed to be hurting their efforts to find employment. "It really is," said Cordell Hall of Hagerstown. "It feels like it's almost impossible. " Hall, 30, said he moved to the area a few months ago and has been unsuccessful in his job search.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | October 11, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The global economic crisis is hitting close to home for many people who spent Friday morning looking for work at a local job fair. Several of the hundreds of attendees at the fifth annual Fall Job Fair at Hagerstown Community College said the bad economy seemed to be hurting their efforts to find employment. "It really is," said Cordell Hall of Hagerstown. "It feels like it's almost impossible. " Hall, 30, said he moved to the area a few months ago and has been unsuccessful in his job search.
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June 20, 2013
Randy Ward, 59, of State Line, Pa., will be leaving June 21, 2013, for a monthlong motorcycle ride in which he plans to ride through the 48 states in the continental United States.  Ward, shown with a map of the U.S. and the BMW that will be his travel companion, said the trip has been something he's wanted to do for a long time. He said he decided last year that 2013 would be his opportunity. "I want to do it while I have the health," he said Thursday. Ward, a driver for FedEx, said he is most looking forward to seeing the Pacific Northwest.
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NEWS
May 5, 2013
Two tractor-trailer cabs were reported to be on fire Sunday morning in a FedEx service center parking lot southwest of Hagerstown, according to Washington County Emergency Services officials. No injuries were reported, a 911 supervisor said. The fires were reported at about 11:25 a.m. Sunday, another 911 supervisor said. The incident occurred in a parking lot off Transportation Circle, which is off Greencastle Pike, the 911 supervisor said.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2013
From a hill, it's like a child's sandbox dream to see the giant earth movers, smaller bulldozers and dump trucks moving earth and rock on the field next to the FedEx Ground package distribution center near Hagerstown. But to the several dozen heavy equipment operators, millwrights, electricians, iron workers, plumbers, and data and security installation workers who have started building FedEx's big expansion, the activity is a dream come true, best summed up in a few words. “It's definitely job security,” said Don Fleagle, 58, who is operating one of the two mammoth pans - huge rubber-tired machines that Chambersburg, Pa.-based contractor David H. Martin Excavating Inc. is using to scrape, fill and flatten fields as part of the FedEx project.
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By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2012
Two large transportation companies are expanding their Washington County operations, giving the local economy new signs of strength after years of recession. FedEx Ground is going to begin building a major addition to its package distribution center near Hagerstown soon as part of a nationwide network expansion “to boost daily package volume capacity and further enhance the speed and service capabilities of the FedEx Ground network,” the company said in a statement Friday. With business increasing, the company is going to expand its current 380,000-square-foot center off Newgate Boulevard in the Hopewell area near Valley Mall to a total of 590,000 square feet, corporate spokeswoman Erin Truxal said.
OBITUARIES
March 28, 2012
Carlton Richard Martin, 63, of 17558 Reiff Church Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at his home after a 1 1/2-year battle with lymphoma. Born Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1949, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Allen H. Martin and Cora M.(Horst) Martin. He was employed as a farmer and with King Oil Co., and most recently as a truck driver for FedEx Corp. He was a member of the Clear Spring Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lorraine Marie (Eby)
NEWS
September 12, 2011
A box trailer caught fire at FedEx Ground on 11825 Newgate Blvd. Monday morning, according to Maryland State Fire Marshal Deputy Chief Jason Mowbray. Nobody was injured. $500 worth of damage was done to the box trailer, and $3,000 worth of damage was done to the contents in the trailer, Mowbray said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. "We are seeing if something in the contents could have caused the fire," Mowbray said. "The vehicle contained a shipment of products from Los Angeles.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 25, 2011
More than 250 people descended on the Washington County One Stop Job Center in Hagerstown Thursday to fill out applications and drop off resumes, trying to match their skills to the needs of prospective employers. "The turnout has been incredible so far .... We saw 56 people in the first hour," said Becky Dice of Aerotek. Many of those people also had the skills the staffing firm was looking for in warehousing, commercial services and professional services, Dice said. Machine and forklift operators and call-center representatives were among the positions Aerotek was looking to fill, she said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2011
The Washington County Commission on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver food to senior citizens who participate in the Meals on Wheels program. Susan MacDonald, executive director of the Washington County Commission on Aging, said about 15 volunteers will start making deliveries Tuesday. FedEx took over the delivery job from volunteers in January, but MacDonald said the new system that replaced volunteers didn't work out. "We're willing to admit when things aren't working and change course," MacDonald said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2011
The Washington County Commission on Aging will shut down one senior citizen nutrition site and shorten the hours of three others in an effort to beef up its Meals on Wheels program, an agency official said Monday. Susan MacDonald, executive director of the Washington County Commission on Aging, said the senior nutrition site at the fire hall on Big Spring Road in Clear Spring will close Jan. 28, and the hours at the centers in Smithsburg, Keedysville and Williamsport will be shortened from 20 to 12 per week.
NEWS
December 28, 2009
DEC. 12, 1944-DEC. 25, 2009 HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Virginia Lee "Jenny" Davis, 65, of Hedgesville, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Dec. 12, 1944, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Lee and Almeta (Burgan) Mongan. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg. She was a 1962 graduate of South Hagerstown High. She worked as a package sorter for FedEx in Martinsburg. Virginia is survived by a daughter, Carol L. Elliott and husband, Robert Sr., of Hedgesville; three sons, Joseph W. Davis Jr. and wife, Virginia, of Big Pool, Michael A. Davis and fiance, Paula Daniels, of Martinsburg, and Daniel P. Davis and wife, Tricia, of Falling Waters, W.Va.
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