August 16, 1997
Experts: Woes result of supply and demand By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer It looked like the perfect marriage - a multimillion dollar manufacturing plant opening in a community hit hard by the recession of the early 1990s and anxious for good-paying jobs. During grand opening festivities for 1st Urban Fiber's paper recycling plant in October, festivities featured a marching band, confetti and gushing words from company officials and local leaders. "It is ... the project of a generation for the city of Hagerstown," said then-Mayor Steven T. Sager, who noted that the plant - which has a current advertised price of $250 million - marked the largest single investment in the city's history.
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.
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 29, 1998
photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer enlarge By CLYDE FORD / Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cash payment or annuity? With the Powerball jackpot at $250 million, a lot of people are contemplating whether they would want a one-time payment of $137 million or if they want $250 million spread out over 25 years. Financial and legal experts are split over which is best. --cont from front page -- "I like the cash payment.
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.
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.
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.
December 4, 2011
Hagerstown Police Department Officer Jon Molineaux was named officer of the month for October by the Hagerstown Police Department. On Oct. 4, Molineaux assisted in the apprehension of a suspect involved in stealing fire department hose valves in the Arts & Entertainment District parking deck. On Oct. 20, he, along with other members of the police department, responded to the 600 block of North Locust Street in Hagerstown for a stabbing. Molineaux found the victim and immediately began rendering first aid. He was able to keep the victim calm while waiting for ambulance personnel to arrive.
July 2, 2006
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail will run "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series will take a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Bradley Lynn Cottrill, who died June 20 at the age of 44. His obituary appeared in the June 25 edition of The Herald-Mail. In April 2000, Bradley L. Cottrill penned "A Father's Wish" for his son, Bryan, who was then not a year old. At the June 27 celebration of Brad's life - cut short by cancer at age 44 - that poem graced the memorial program.