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by KAREN HANNA | January 11, 2006
Volunteer honored for computer help A volunteer who helped refurbish 15 computers for families in the Potomac Heights Elementary School attendance area earned an apple of the nonelectronic variety during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. Ray Barger Sr. refurbished and donated 15 computers to area families last summer and fall, Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan told the board. Board hears sample of Russian music Learning a new alphabet and language is hardly child's play, but for a group of Russian-language students Tuesday, the hokeypokey was what it was all about.
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by JENNIFER SMITS | August 12, 2003
jennifers@herald-mail.com Those ripening tomatoes or sweet corn in the garden may look and taste a little better this year thanks to abundant rainfall, said Don Schwartz, Maryland Cooperative Extension agent for Washington County. The National Weather Service predicts more rain and storms through Thursday evening. Trina Heiser, a technician with the National Weather Service, said a weak frontal system hanging over the region is responsible for the bouts of rain.
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March 21, 2009
County workers to get direct deposit BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- On a 2-1 vote Thursday, the Morgan County Commission will offer county employees direct deposit of their paychecks effective July 1. About 40 of the county's 77 current employees want to participate in the direct deposit program, but on July 1, it will be mandatory for new employees, Commission President Brenda J. Hutchinson said. The employee paychecks will be directly deposited into the bank of their choice, Hutchinson said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 17, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- After about 15 years of waiting and debating, a $3.2 million project to change the layout of Center Square and synchronize Pa. 16 traffic lights will start at the end of the month. Borough officials have been distributing a letter to downtown property owners and business owners to provide a timeline for the construction work. The letter also includes anticipated parking restrictions. Information also has been posted at www.waynesboropa.org. "Everyone's pretty well informed," Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | October 22, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Former Prince George's County, Md., prosecutor Daniel R. Bell has tried a slew of misdemeanor cases during the past few years, but the new Washington County assistant state's attorney said he looks forward to his role at the county Narcotics Task Force, where he will try his hand at taking felony drug cases to court. Drugs are "a terrible problem, not just in Maryland, but in the country," said Bell, 38, who lives in Gaithersburg, Md., with his wife and two daughters.
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By MARLO BARNHART | November 30, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- No stranger to the wonders of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, Brian Carlstrom said he is happy to be back as the park's deputy superintendent as of mid-September. Carlstrom worked as a seasonal employee in the Great Falls, Va., area of the canal when he was in college. "I've always enjoyed the canal and the river," he said. In addition to his work on the canal, Carlstrom said he and his wife, Laura, and their four children enjoy outdoor activities and can been found along the towpath regularly.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | August 25, 2006
MERCERSBURG, PA. - A Pennsylvania man charged in the deaths of his estranged wife and neighbor last month was found dead Thursday by a farmer working in a Montgomery Township field. Pennsylvania State Police said the badly decomposed body was that of Curtis E. Burkett, 41, who was charged with shooting Cathy Burkett, 39, in their Garnes Road home and shooting William Ray Zimmerman, 50, at Longview Campground on July 28. The campground is approximately a half-mile from where Curtis Burkett's remains and pickup truck were found along Mt. Pleasant Road.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2012
A new conceptual drawing of a proposed downtown Hagerstown multiuse sports and events center gives people a better understanding of how the stadium could look, though it is not the final drawing, the project manager said Monday. The conceptual drawing, by HKS Sports & Entertainment, shows a grassy berm along left field, where people could gather to watch the game; and the potential reuse of a Washington County administration building on Hood Street as one of the concessions areas, Project Manager Jill Estavillo said.
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August 8, 1997
Last week I wrote about three of the candidates who've expressed interest in Del. Bruce Poole's seat, should he be appointed to the post being vacated by Washington County Circuit Judge Darrow Glaser. This week, I'm going to tell you what I think is going to happen, based on what I know about the candidates. Both appointments - the judgeship and the delegate's post - will be made by Gov. Parris Glendening, who needs all the help he can get in his next race for the governor's mansion.
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July 26, 1998
top photo: MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer bottom photo: courtesy Irvin Cordell By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg MERCERSBURG, Pa. - In 1930, actor Lew Ayres played a doomed World War I German soldier in "All Quiet on the Western Front. " The experience made him a conscientious objector. When the United States was thrust into World War II, Ayres put his convictions to the test by joining the Civilian Public Service before becoming a medical corpsman in the military.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2012
A new conceptual drawing of a proposed downtown Hagerstown multiuse sports and events center gives people a better understanding of how the stadium could look, though it is not the final drawing, the project manager said Monday. The conceptual drawing, by HKS Sports & Entertainment, shows a grassy berm along left field, where people could gather to watch the game; and the potential reuse of a Washington County administration building on Hood Street as one of the concessions areas, Project Manager Jill Estavillo said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 17, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- After about 15 years of waiting and debating, a $3.2 million project to change the layout of Center Square and synchronize Pa. 16 traffic lights will start at the end of the month. Borough officials have been distributing a letter to downtown property owners and business owners to provide a timeline for the construction work. The letter also includes anticipated parking restrictions. Information also has been posted at www.waynesboropa.org. "Everyone's pretty well informed," Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said.
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March 21, 2009
County workers to get direct deposit BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- On a 2-1 vote Thursday, the Morgan County Commission will offer county employees direct deposit of their paychecks effective July 1. About 40 of the county's 77 current employees want to participate in the direct deposit program, but on July 1, it will be mandatory for new employees, Commission President Brenda J. Hutchinson said. The employee paychecks will be directly deposited into the bank of their choice, Hutchinson said.
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By MARLO BARNHART | November 30, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- No stranger to the wonders of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, Brian Carlstrom said he is happy to be back as the park's deputy superintendent as of mid-September. Carlstrom worked as a seasonal employee in the Great Falls, Va., area of the canal when he was in college. "I've always enjoyed the canal and the river," he said. In addition to his work on the canal, Carlstrom said he and his wife, Laura, and their four children enjoy outdoor activities and can been found along the towpath regularly.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 27, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Although news out of State College, Pa., this week was that recent cooler-than-normal temperatures could slow the maturation of the state's sweet corn, Brent Barnhart has been pulling 16-hour workdays for two weeks as he harvests some of his crops. Barnhart, of Country Creek Produce, offered the first of his sweet corn for sale June 16. He hopes to still be selling ears through Oct. 15. "I figured I'd get it early for local people," Barnhart said. "I wanted to have the first sweet corn locally for Franklin County or at least try to. " For this, his second year of growing sweet corn, Barnhart started the plants in trays on March 20 and kept them in his greenhouse.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | August 25, 2006
MERCERSBURG, PA. - A Pennsylvania man charged in the deaths of his estranged wife and neighbor last month was found dead Thursday by a farmer working in a Montgomery Township field. Pennsylvania State Police said the badly decomposed body was that of Curtis E. Burkett, 41, who was charged with shooting Cathy Burkett, 39, in their Garnes Road home and shooting William Ray Zimmerman, 50, at Longview Campground on July 28. The campground is approximately a half-mile from where Curtis Burkett's remains and pickup truck were found along Mt. Pleasant Road.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | January 11, 2006
Volunteer honored for computer help A volunteer who helped refurbish 15 computers for families in the Potomac Heights Elementary School attendance area earned an apple of the nonelectronic variety during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. Ray Barger Sr. refurbished and donated 15 computers to area families last summer and fall, Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan told the board. Board hears sample of Russian music Learning a new alphabet and language is hardly child's play, but for a group of Russian-language students Tuesday, the hokeypokey was what it was all about.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | October 22, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Former Prince George's County, Md., prosecutor Daniel R. Bell has tried a slew of misdemeanor cases during the past few years, but the new Washington County assistant state's attorney said he looks forward to his role at the county Narcotics Task Force, where he will try his hand at taking felony drug cases to court. Drugs are "a terrible problem, not just in Maryland, but in the country," said Bell, 38, who lives in Gaithersburg, Md., with his wife and two daughters.
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by JENNIFER SMITS | August 12, 2003
jennifers@herald-mail.com Those ripening tomatoes or sweet corn in the garden may look and taste a little better this year thanks to abundant rainfall, said Don Schwartz, Maryland Cooperative Extension agent for Washington County. The National Weather Service predicts more rain and storms through Thursday evening. Trina Heiser, a technician with the National Weather Service, said a weak frontal system hanging over the region is responsible for the bouts of rain.
NEWS
July 26, 1998
top photo: MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer bottom photo: courtesy Irvin Cordell By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg MERCERSBURG, Pa. - In 1930, actor Lew Ayres played a doomed World War I German soldier in "All Quiet on the Western Front. " The experience made him a conscientious objector. When the United States was thrust into World War II, Ayres put his convictions to the test by joining the Civilian Public Service before becoming a medical corpsman in the military.
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