August 18, 2013
The Waynesboro Area School Board will be refinancing debt, but it expects the savings realized from the effort will be less than in the past. The district will refinance $8.6 million in principal in the coming months. The debt represents one of four bond issues done to obtain money for the $46 million expansion and renovation of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. The school board already refinanced the other three bond issues, experiencing significant savings due to lower interest rates in recent years.
December 9, 2012
Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Scott Palmer and Peggy Hays, with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, were recognized as agents of the month for October in the Greencastle office. The award is given based on the number of listings taken, sales, made and closed sales, as well as attendance at Realtor functions and continuing-education classes completed. Palmer has been selling real estate for 26 years and is an associate broker. He lives in Greencastle with his wife, Dawn, and daughter.
September 28, 2012
Katie Schwartz, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Hagers-town, is hosting a free college savings presentation, "College - Getting There from Here," at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Williamsport Library, 104 E. Potomac St., Williamsport. Refreshments will be served. The seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call Jill Wilkinson at 301-733-2498.
November 10, 2011
Redistricting unfair to Western Maryland To the editor: Oftentimes, radical left-wing groups surface, like the folks who want to do away with the Electoral College. The college keeps our president from being elected solely by big population centers. But that is just what is going to happen to my native Allegany County after redistricting. Voters from downstate will elect their representative. The people of Allegany and Garrett counties - the real folks, not the government employee weekenders - their votes won't count.
September 20, 2011
Name of business: Sentinel Capital Solutions Owners: Cort Meinelschmidt and Chelsea Miller Address: 38 S. Potomac St., Suite 304, Hagerstown (above Bulls & Bears restaurant) Opening date: July 8, 2011 Products and services: Financial services including retirement income planning, wealth management, estate planning, educational planning, business continuation, trust services, portfolio management, advisory services, life insurance and long-term-care insurance.Through WFG Investments Inc., alternative investments, mutual funds, annuities, stocks, bonds, treasuries and structured CDs are offered.
July 23, 2010
Hagerstown residents are "frustrated with the representation they have" in Annapolis, state delegate candidate Cort Meinelschmidt said. "No one's paying attention to them," he said. Meinelschmidt -- a Republican running against Del. John P. Donoghue -- said Maryland, under Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, has been driving away new business through excessive taxation. Meinelschmidt, a financial adviser at Centra Bank, said Maryland has one of the worst business climates in the country largely because of its taxes.
November 25, 2009
Q: My husband and I are looking forward to early retirement at age 55. We have been told that there is a Web site dedicated to early retirement strategies authored by a successful early retiree. So far, we have not had any luck coming up with it. Any ideas? A: You might be referring to John Greaney, P.E., who offers a site called "The Retire Early Home Page - the online magazine for people who used to work for a living. " In his words, "Retire Early shows you how to look out for your interests and make sure nobody yanks the yoke right out of your retirement nest egg. " The site offers a variety of early retirement-related topics, starting with a Discussion Board Forum Index.
November 24, 2009
A court schedule has been set up for the case of Robert G. Bard, a Warfordsburg, Pa., financial adviser accused of bilking investors. An order signed this month by U.S. District Judge William W. Caldwell in Harrisburg, Pa., put the case on the January 2011 trial list, according to a court docket. Amended pleadings are due by March 1, 2010. Other deadlines throughout 2010 also have been set. Previously, an order by Caldwell continued a freeze on assets of Bard and his firm, Vision Specialist Group LLC. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused Bard of squandering clients' money in risky investments and creating false statements to mask the true value of clients' accounts.
August 13, 2009
A federal judge on Tuesday approved an injunction against a Warfordsburg, Pa., financial adviser accused of bilking investors. The order by U.S. District Judge William W. Caldwell continues a freeze on the assets of Robert G. Bard, the adviser, and his firm, Vision Specialist Group LLC. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused Bard of squandering clients' money in risky investments and creating false statements to mask the...