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September 18, 2011
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors will host two public hearings Monday night, one of which deals with the concept of conservation by design. If adopted, conservation by design would be an option available to developers. They could set aside open space and in exchange be allowed to build on smaller lots in the agricultural and forest conservation districts. The second public hearing concerns a request for portable signs by the Furniture Market. The supervisors meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the municipal offices at 13013 Welty Road.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | May 1, 2013
Fifth-graders at Salem Avenue Elementary participated in the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” simulated Congressional hearings April 25. The simulated hearing is an authentic, performance-based assessment in which students demonstrate their understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. During the simulated hearing, students assumed the role of constitutional experts. They presented oral statements before a panel of judges and responded to follow-up questions.
NEWS
August 20, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Medicaid waiver hearings will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Comfort Inn-Aikens Center in Martinsburg. For information, call Ken Ervin at ADAPTof West Virginia at 1-304-293-4255, Ext. 26100 or Cindy Knighten at 1-304-926-1710.
NEWS
March 11, 1997
BALTIMORE - Maryland Public Television will air highlights of legislative hearings on two controversial issues this week - same-sex marriages and Gov. Parris Glendening's "smart growth" proposal. The the House Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill to allow same-sex marriages will be aired Wednesday at 11 p.m. The Judiciary Committee hearing on the growth bill will be aired Thursday at 11 p.m. Washington County residents can see the highlights on Channel 33.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | July 8, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Borough residents in Greencastle requesting hearings before the local zoning board or applications for special exceptions will now be paying $350 for the privilege following a Borough Council Monday night. The new fee, which takes effect immediately, more than doubles the old fee of $150 per hearing. "We're playing catch up," said Borough Manager Kenneth Myers after the meeting. "We're losing money. We're trying to get closer to our costs.
NEWS
May 8, 2009
Washington County officials have scheduled a series of public hearings about the future of recycling and solid waste programs in the county. The county's planning and solid waste departments are in the process of developing a new 10-year plan for the handling of solid waste and recycling of material that could affect the solid waste stream, county spokesman Norman Bassett said in a news release. At the hearings, county officials will explain the plan and invite ideas, comments and input from residents, Bassett said.
NEWS
February 27, 2001
Pre-trial hearings held in 1985 disappearance By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two people charged in the disappearance of a Franklin County man more than 15 years ago were back in court Tuesday as their cases come closer to trial. Joan Snyder Hall, 57, of 12850 Grant Shook Road in Greencastle, Pa., is charged with criminal conspiracy and criminal homicide in the disappearance of her former husband, Melvin Snyder, on May 25, 1985.
NEWS
March 5, 2003
C&O Canal National Historical Park management will hold public meetings in Hancock and Hagerstown concerning the park's Draft Land Protection Plan. The meeting in Hancock will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, 126 West High St. The Hagerstown meeting will be Wednesday, March 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at C&O Canal National Historical Park headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100. The Draft Land Protection Plan is required by National Park Service policy to supplement the park's General Management Plan.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 20, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Seven of eight female juveniles facing felony riot charges were in Franklin County Court Friday for adjudication hearings on their roles in a May 6 incident at the VisionQuest Madalyn Program in which they fought with staff and threw rocks at responding ambulance crews. Pennsylvania State Police and municipal police departments from Franklin, Cumberland and Adams counties responded to the disturbance at the facility on Rocky Spring Road near South Mountain, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | July 21, 2004
A decision on whether to rezone more than 250,000 of Washington County's rural acres is tentatively scheduled for October. The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday discussed a timetable for the vote, as well as the dates of meetings and public hearings on the proposed rezoning. Discussions and hearings on the issue probably would be held from August through October, according to the tentative timetable. The proposed rezoning would reduce the number of homes allowed in rural areas.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A Waynesboro, Pa., man accused of hitting a woman with his car and killing her in August waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Benjamin Rodger Savage, 31, remains incarcerated in the Franklin County (Pa.) Jail. He was transported to the county courthouse Tuesday, where he met privately with a public defender and chose to waive the preliminary hearing before appearing before a judge. His case will be scheduled for mandatory arraignment. Waynesboro police charged Savage with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
More than 70 people crowded into the Hedgesville fire hall Thursday night to air concerns about making churches pay fire service fees, about how homeowners associations can enforce covenants and the need for more police and emergency services in The Woods development. The gathering was a town hall meeting of the Berkeley County Council. Harriet Kopp, a member of the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church, said she objects to the April 12, 2012, county council vote to amend the county's 27-year-old fire service fee to include churches.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
An evidence-suppression hearing for a man charged with raping a woman and dousing her with powdered bleach was postponed Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court at the request of the defense, according to court records. Montague Stephan Sutherland, 26, of East Franklin Street, Hagerstown, is charged with first- and second-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, first-degree assault, burglary and other offenses in the March 5 incident in an apartment on Security Road, according to court records.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
Evidence-suppression hearings for two men charged in the April 20 shooting death of Steven Andrew O'Brien in his Randolph Avenue apartment were delayed Wednesday during appearances by the defendants in Washington County Circuit Court. As one of the two men, Cory Antonio Usher, was escorted from the courtroom, a relative of O'Brien's said “green mile,” a possible reference to the 1999 film “The Green Mile,” about death-row inmates and their prison guards. Maryland no longer has the death penalty, but court records show that the prosecution has filed notice of its intent to seek a sentence of life without the possibility of parole if Usher is convicted of first-degree murder.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
A scheduled preliminary hearing  Thursday  for a Martinsburg man charged in the Aug. 21 slaying of his wife has been postponed to give his newly appointed attorney time to review the case, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said. Rickie L. Greenfield Jr., 29, of Pendleton Drive, is being held with bond on one count of first degree murder in the death of Jill Greenfield, 29, of the same address.  Greenfield was due to appear before Berkeley County Magistrate JoAnn Overington for the preliminary hearing.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2013
A preliminary hearing for a Greencastle, Pa., man accused of fatally striking a woman with his car has been delayed. Benjamin Rodger Savage, 31, is charged with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving, Waynesboro police said in a news release. Savage's preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Chambersburg, was continued until Sept. 3 at 1 p.m., according to online court records.
BREAKINGNEWS
August 20, 2013
A 12-year-old, hearing-impaired boy who had been reported missing earlier Tuesday, was found along Frederick Street at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office had sought public assistance in finding the boy, who had last been seen around 10 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Rose Hill Avenue in Hagerstown's South End. Kendre Daymon White was reported missing at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to a sheriff's office news release. A Washington County 911 supervisor said White was found unharmed as he appeared to be walking home.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 13, 2013
A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to stealing copper wire and pipes from an unoccupied building, but will face a hearing later to determine whether he owes more than $114,000 in restitution. “I'm just concerned about the restitution. I don't agree with that,” Roger Brandon Bushby told Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer. Bushby, 36, of Spruce Street in Hagerstown pleaded guilty to theft of $1,000 to $10,000 and was sentenced to 10 years in state prison, with all but 18 months suspended.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
The Antietam Exchange Club recently welcomed Sue Hall, president of the Washington County Agricultural Organization Inc., the group that puts on the annual Washington County Ag Expo & Fair.  Hall gave a brief history of the local fair, which was originally held at what is now City Park. The livestock drank from the pond there, she said. It was then moved to the Hagerstown Fairgrounds, and is now held at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike. The ag organization consists of 15 volunteer members.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
A public hearing scheduled for next week will give residents a chance to weigh in on proposed changes to a Washington County ordinance that mandates how school-mitigation costs will be levied on developers. The proposal to amend the county Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, or APFO, will be presented Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. in the county administrative building at 100 W. Washington St. The proposed changes include creating a formula to determine monetary contributions when schools exceed student capacity thresholds currently specified in the ordinance, but do not exceed 120 percent of the state-rated capacity, according to a county news release.
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