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EDUCATION
July 1, 2012
The Home Builders Association of Washington County awarded $600 to the Transitions Skills Program at Washington County Technical High School. The Tech High program is made up of 12 certificate-track/life-skills students from area high schools who are selected based on their good behavior, attendance and hands-on skills.  The students participate in a variety of Tech High programs for two full days per week. The program curriculum includes carpentry, culinary arts, early childhood professions, graphic communications and horticulture.  The program goal is for the students to learn working skills that they can use to better their résumés and employment potential.
NEWS
July 31, 1997
By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer Brian and Steffy Lewis of Hagerstown are handy with hand tools and they intend to prove it next week at Ag Expo. The skilled brother and sister team will compete as members of the Benovola 4-H Club in several events at the annual Ag Expo at the Agricultural Education Center on Md. 65. Brian built a pine gun rack and Steffy constructed a pair of pine stilts. "It comes out better when you use hand tools," Brian, 14, said of the gun rack that took him 2 1/2 months to build.
NEWS
January 24, 2012
Hundreds of dollars in tools that were being used by volunteers to build a home through Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle were recently stolen from a project site, leaders of the nonprofit organization said Tuesday. “We'd like to get our tools back,” said Brian Truman, the organization's operations director. The theft from a locked storage box at the construction site at Lair Way off Nadenbousch Lane south of Martinsburg was discovered on Monday, Jan. 16, Truman said.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
The Potomac District of the Boy Scouts of America invites first- through fifth-grade boys to join the Cub Scouts. Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents can do together, including learning how to put up a tent, swim, care for animals and use hand tools to complete small projects. Information sessions are being offered at the following times and places: Tuesday, Sept. 3: Mountain Ridge Intermediate School, 2691 Gerrardstown Road, Gerrardstown, W.Va., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
NEWS
February 4, 2006
Police investigate trash container fires FREDERICK - Police are investigating a series of fires believed to have been intentionally set, which damaged two large trash containers, according to a press release issued by the Frederick Police Department. The fires began on Jan. 15 and appear to have been caused by "homemade incendiary devices," police said. Two commercial trash bins, one on Stillmeadow Place and the other on North McCain Drive in Frederick, were damaged by the fires, which police described as "minor.
NEWS
October 26, 1998
Fire destroys shed An early-morning fire in the 9300 block of the Sharpsburg Pike destroyed a shed before firefighters had even gotten on the scene. The fire was called in at 6:49 a.m. When firefighters from Fairplay and Funkstown arrived on the scene, the shed was engulfed. No information was available this morning on the cause of the fire, owner of the shed or its contents.   Power, hand tools stolen Power and hand tools valued at $300 were taken Sunday from a residence in the 1100 block of Wolfsville Road, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.
NEWS
June 6, 1997
Boy, 16, charged in burglary, theft A 16-year-old Hagerstown boy was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft in connection with a May 24 incident in the 500 block of Reynolds Avenue. Taken in the theft were some old coins and cash, much of which was recovered, according to Maryland State Police. Trooper First Class Mike Kretzer's investigation indicates the teen and one other person first knocked on the front door of the home and then went around back, entering through an unlocked door.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | October 21, 2004
janeth@herald-mail.com When Ken Schlotterbeck, 67, offered to end his wife's search for a country dining table by making one himself, he had no idea what was in store. More than 30 pieces of one-of-a-kind country furniture later, the couple have discovered a shared passion in retirement that has brought an even closer bond to their already solid marriage of 46 years. Both are Washington County natives and grew up in Hagerstown's West End. They have chosen to embrace retirement and be open to new opportunities, instead of wondering what to do with their time.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2012
There are no two ways about it - Thomas “Tom” Law was a craftsman. From his training at a private art school in Washington, D.C., in seventh and eighth grade, electrical training while in the U.S. Navy, to his skills as a carpenter, sharpener of vintage hand saws and maker and restorer of Civil War drums, Law was known far and wide for his talents. “He was multitalented with multiple interests. You'd think any one of them would have been enough,” said Tom's oldest brother, Preston E. “Toby” Law Jr. of Hagerstown.
NEWS
May 24, 2006
Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "Once again our elected officials are failing us. At midnight on Friday, the Senate passed a bill to help regulate what they think is obscene on TV and radio. Who gets to decide these things? If you're watching TV or listening to the radio and you find something offensive, the simple thing to do is turn the channel or turn it off. No one is forcing you to listen or watch it. I don't need my congressmen to help me decide what I should and shouldn't watch on TV. I need them to help me with important things.
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NEWS
August 21, 2013
The Potomac District of the Boy Scouts of America invites first- through fifth-grade boys to join the Cub Scouts. Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents can do together, including learning how to put up a tent, swim, care for animals and use hand tools to complete small projects. Information sessions are being offered at the following times and places: Tuesday, Sept. 3: Mountain Ridge Intermediate School, 2691 Gerrardstown Road, Gerrardstown, W.Va., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
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OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2012
There are no two ways about it - Thomas “Tom” Law was a craftsman. From his training at a private art school in Washington, D.C., in seventh and eighth grade, electrical training while in the U.S. Navy, to his skills as a carpenter, sharpener of vintage hand saws and maker and restorer of Civil War drums, Law was known far and wide for his talents. “He was multitalented with multiple interests. You'd think any one of them would have been enough,” said Tom's oldest brother, Preston E. “Toby” Law Jr. of Hagerstown.
EDUCATION
July 1, 2012
The Home Builders Association of Washington County awarded $600 to the Transitions Skills Program at Washington County Technical High School. The Tech High program is made up of 12 certificate-track/life-skills students from area high schools who are selected based on their good behavior, attendance and hands-on skills.  The students participate in a variety of Tech High programs for two full days per week. The program curriculum includes carpentry, culinary arts, early childhood professions, graphic communications and horticulture.  The program goal is for the students to learn working skills that they can use to better their résumés and employment potential.
NEWS
January 24, 2012
Hundreds of dollars in tools that were being used by volunteers to build a home through Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle were recently stolen from a project site, leaders of the nonprofit organization said Tuesday. “We'd like to get our tools back,” said Brian Truman, the organization's operations director. The theft from a locked storage box at the construction site at Lair Way off Nadenbousch Lane south of Martinsburg was discovered on Monday, Jan. 16, Truman said.
NEWS
May 24, 2006
Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "Once again our elected officials are failing us. At midnight on Friday, the Senate passed a bill to help regulate what they think is obscene on TV and radio. Who gets to decide these things? If you're watching TV or listening to the radio and you find something offensive, the simple thing to do is turn the channel or turn it off. No one is forcing you to listen or watch it. I don't need my congressmen to help me decide what I should and shouldn't watch on TV. I need them to help me with important things.
NEWS
February 4, 2006
Police investigate trash container fires FREDERICK - Police are investigating a series of fires believed to have been intentionally set, which damaged two large trash containers, according to a press release issued by the Frederick Police Department. The fires began on Jan. 15 and appear to have been caused by "homemade incendiary devices," police said. Two commercial trash bins, one on Stillmeadow Place and the other on North McCain Drive in Frederick, were damaged by the fires, which police described as "minor.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | October 21, 2004
janeth@herald-mail.com When Ken Schlotterbeck, 67, offered to end his wife's search for a country dining table by making one himself, he had no idea what was in store. More than 30 pieces of one-of-a-kind country furniture later, the couple have discovered a shared passion in retirement that has brought an even closer bond to their already solid marriage of 46 years. Both are Washington County natives and grew up in Hagerstown's West End. They have chosen to embrace retirement and be open to new opportunities, instead of wondering what to do with their time.
NEWS
June 20, 2002
Dance Saturday, June 22 Ballroom dancing SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. - Upper Shenandoah Valley Ballroom Dancers host a smoke-free dance. Shepherstown Men's Club/War Memorial Building, German Street. Dance lessons begin at 7 p.m., general dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. bring a snack to share, $8 U.S. Amatuer Ballroom Dancers Association members; $10 for nonmembers; half price for students with school ID. Call 1-304-535-6970 Exhibits Continuing American Impressionists Drawn from the permanent collection, the exhibit shows an American interpretation of the French Impressionist art movement of the late 1800s.
NEWS
October 26, 1998
Fire destroys shed An early-morning fire in the 9300 block of the Sharpsburg Pike destroyed a shed before firefighters had even gotten on the scene. The fire was called in at 6:49 a.m. When firefighters from Fairplay and Funkstown arrived on the scene, the shed was engulfed. No information was available this morning on the cause of the fire, owner of the shed or its contents.   Power, hand tools stolen Power and hand tools valued at $300 were taken Sunday from a residence in the 1100 block of Wolfsville Road, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.
NEWS
July 31, 1997
By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer Brian and Steffy Lewis of Hagerstown are handy with hand tools and they intend to prove it next week at Ag Expo. The skilled brother and sister team will compete as members of the Benovola 4-H Club in several events at the annual Ag Expo at the Agricultural Education Center on Md. 65. Brian built a pine gun rack and Steffy constructed a pair of pine stilts. "It comes out better when you use hand tools," Brian, 14, said of the gun rack that took him 2 1/2 months to build.
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