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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2012
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Tuesday renewed a pledge to financially support the South Berkeley Recreation Center project, but declined to specify how much money he would make available. The $2.1 million bid by Smithsburg-based Roy C. Kline Contractors was about $600,000 higher than the $1.5 million gift Powerball jackpot winner W. Randy Smith announced last year for the project. Tomblin said during a visit to Martinsburg that he would not alone close the funding gap with $600,000 in state money, but indicated he was aware of the shortfall and would be happy to meet with Smith about the need “and do what I said I would do a year ago.”  Tomblin's remarks on the county's recreation project came during a string of meetings the governor had at City Hospital, the campus of Eastern Division of West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center and small businesses in downtown Martinsburg.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc., a nonprofit interactive science, technology and history center in Hagerstown, is asking for financial support from the Washington County Commissioners. Read the full story in Wednesday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 23, 2006
Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan honored six local businesses for their contribution to the Teacher of the Year program. Antietam Cable Television Inc., First Data, Hagerstown Ford, Hagerstown Honda/Hagerstown KIA, The Herald-Mail Co. and Volvo Powertrain were recognized for supporting the school system and its goals. Morgan said that in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce, they have provided financial support for the Teacher of the Year program.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Chambersburg Area School Board on Wednesday recognized Chambersburg Walmart and its general manager, Bill Graham, for continued financial support of district programs. Graham presented the district with a check for $6,000 for programs at the secondary level, with much of the money designated for band programs. District officials said Walmart has contributed $75,000 to the schools since 2001.
NEWS
October 31, 2005
Four funds at The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. have awarded scholarships to area students for the 2005-06 school year. Jamie Fowler, a South Hagerstown High School graduate, was awarded the Ralph Stottlemyer Sr. Scholarship created in honor of Ralph "Coach" Stottlemyer, a 2002 People's Choice Award winner. The scholarship is for South Hagerstown High School students lettering in athletics. Fowler is a freshman at Mount Saint Mary's University. Elizabeth Hill, a freshman at Hagerstown Community College, and Jamie Fowler were awarded the Sherrill Koontz Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Washington County teacher and activist Sherry Koontz, to provide scholarships to young women graduating from South Hagerstown High School.
NEWS
May 24, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Patriot Federal Credit Union was honored in April by Wilson College as its 2008-09 Community Partner of the Year. The award recognizes the credit union's service to the community through organizations such as Leadership Franklin County, Franklin County Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, United Way, March of Dimes and Make-a-Wish Foundation. Patriot Federal Credit Union also offers financial support to community organizations and local campaigns, including The Capitol Theatre Foundation, Totem Pole Playhouse, Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, Meals on Wheels, Franklin County Homeless Shelter and Building Our Pride in Chambersburg.
NEWS
March 2, 2013
The Mennonite Central Committee's portable meat canner will be at the Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway, March 4 to 8. Volunteers are welcome to come and assist with canning 45,000 pounds of turkey meat. The turkey is bought in bulk and must be cut and cold packed into cans. Volunteers' time and financial support are needed. The group will begin each day at 5 a.m. and continue until about 8 p.m. each day. For more information, call 717-375-2088.
NEWS
September 24, 2006
Children's Village of Washington County, at 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown, is a not-for-profit safety education organization that has provided elementary school children of the county with the safety skills necessary to make informed decisions since it was established in 1991. Classes are provided for children taught in private and church schools, as well as for those taught at home. Children from outside the county may attend the classes for a fee. While not a part of Washington County Public Schools, Children's Village receives bus transportation and curriculum support.
NEWS
October 3, 2007
Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village recently received a $1,000 donation from M&T Charitable Foundation. The bank's gift is the latest in a series of contributions over the last few years. Jay Shell, president and CEO of Fahrney-Keedy, thanked the bank. "We cannot serve our residents and give them the quality care they deserve without financial support from donors. These funds will help us in our mission to continue serving our community with caring quality service," he said. Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, a continuing care retirement community, is along Md. 66 several miles west of Boonsboro.
NEWS
May 14, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Donations for the July 4 activities in Byron Memorial Park are being sought by the Town of Williamsport. The celebration includes a pancake breakfast, 5K race, live entertainment throughout the day and ends with a Triple Finale Fireworks Display. Williamsport area nonprofits will be using this event to raise funds to promote projects that directly benefit the community. The goal is to seek financial support from area businesses, community leaders and citizens so that the cost to the residents of Williamsport is minimal or nonexistent, according to Councilman Jeff Cline.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2013
Spring Mills High School - so far the largest high school built in West Virginia with state financial support - was dedicated Wednesday, with help from West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and local school leaders. Nearly half of the seats in the new school's 750-seat auditorium were filled with guests who heard remarks from Tomblin; Mark A. Manchin, executive director of the West Virginia School Building Authority; William F. Queen, president of the Berkeley County School Board; Schools Superintendent Manny Arvon; and his brother, Principal Mark Arvon.
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NEWS
March 2, 2013
The Mennonite Central Committee's portable meat canner will be at the Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway, March 4 to 8. Volunteers are welcome to come and assist with canning 45,000 pounds of turkey meat. The turkey is bought in bulk and must be cut and cold packed into cans. Volunteers' time and financial support are needed. The group will begin each day at 5 a.m. and continue until about 8 p.m. each day. For more information, call 717-375-2088.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2012
Julie M. Barr-Strasburg, community chapter executive of the Washington and Western Potomac Edison chapters of the American Red Cross, Chesapeake Region, presented David Kline, external affairs manager for Potomac Edison, with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of outstanding financial support to assist with efforts to aid Marylanders affected by Hurricane Sandy. The FirstEnergy Foundation contributed $10,000 to the Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region. The foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp., parent company of Potomac Edison.
LIFESTYLE
December 23, 2012
The Child Support Division of the Washington County Department of Social Services collected and disbursed more than $15.1 million in child-support payments to county families in the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30. This represents an increase of $383,500, or 2.6 percent, over the previous year's collection rate. The Maryland Department of Human Resources recently recognized Washington County DSS for its improved performance in meeting four statewide priority goals for the fiscal year.
NEWS
December 12, 2012
The Community Foundation of Washington County recently awarded the John M. Waltersdorf Leadership Award to John R. “Jack” Hershey Jr.  The award was made posthumously to Hershey's family at the foundation's 12th annual People's Choice Awards event Nov. 13 at Saint James School.   The award was created by the board of trustees to recognize special citizens of the community who are involved in making the county a better place to live, work...
NEWS
May 3, 2012
The Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund presented 14 grants totaling $53,000 to various groups at an awards event Thursday at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The advisory board for the arts fund - a component of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc. - received 17 applications requesting nearly $150,000 to provide financial support for current initiatives, fund officials said in an emailed release. Those initiatives support the preservation of historical and cultural properties in Washington County, as well as promoting the fine arts and encouraging others to do so, the release said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2012
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Tuesday renewed a pledge to financially support the South Berkeley Recreation Center project, but declined to specify how much money he would make available. The $2.1 million bid by Smithsburg-based Roy C. Kline Contractors was about $600,000 higher than the $1.5 million gift Powerball jackpot winner W. Randy Smith announced last year for the project. Tomblin said during a visit to Martinsburg that he would not alone close the funding gap with $600,000 in state money, but indicated he was aware of the shortfall and would be happy to meet with Smith about the need “and do what I said I would do a year ago.”  Tomblin's remarks on the county's recreation project came during a string of meetings the governor had at City Hospital, the campus of Eastern Division of West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center and small businesses in downtown Martinsburg.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | February 1, 2012
Longtime Hagerstown resident Robert Stone, 62, who has been a fan of the Hagerstown Suns since they began play in 1981, said the city of Hagerstown and Washington County should do whatever it takes to keep the minor league baseball team in town. “I'd be sorry to see them go,” he said. “We should do some kind of long-term deal to keep them here.” Stone was among area residents who talked Wednesday about the possibility of the city and  county authorizing a study on the economic benefits of a new or renovated baseball stadium in Hagerstown.
NEWS
July 24, 2010
Maurice Johnston and Brad Sell, representing God's Grace Fund and Community Foundation respectively, recently presented the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America a check to assist in the construction and equipment costs of the new Mike Callas Memorial Dining Hall at Camp Sinoquipe. The support was made possible through the God's Grace Fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County. "The Community Foundation of Washington County was established to be a permanent and growing philanthropic vehicle for charitably-minded people and corporations to contribute financial resources that enrich the community's quality of life," said Sell, executive director of the Community Foundation.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Chambersburg Area School Board on Wednesday recognized Chambersburg Walmart and its general manager, Bill Graham, for continued financial support of district programs. Graham presented the district with a check for $6,000 for programs at the secondary level, with much of the money designated for band programs. District officials said Walmart has contributed $75,000 to the schools since 2001.
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