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January 19, 2013
Chances are most people won't ever have the chance to hold an Oscar statue, but one Herald-Mail reader will want to get his or her acceptance speech ready on Sunday, Feb. 24. That's when he or she correctly identifies the most winners in the 10 selected categories as part of The Herald-Mail's Oscar Picks Contest. Enter The Herald-Mail's 10th Oscar Picks Contest for a chance to win $100. The contestant with the most correct picks in the 10 selected categories will win. If there is a tie, a drawing will be held to decide the winner.
May 23, 2012
A crane installing new windows at The Herald-Mail and a school bus collided Wednesday afternoon on Summit Avenue in Hagerstown, city police said. It is unclear how the bus and the crane hit each other about 3 p.m., because there were differing accounts of the accident, according to a spokesman for the Hagerstown Police Department. According to one account, the crane pivoted and hit the bus, while another said the crane was stationary when the bus tried to squeeze by and hit it, the spokesman said.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | February 5, 2012
OK, so maybe your invitation to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences got lost in the mail this year. But you've paid your money, watched the films, then later picked them apart scene by scene with family and friends. So what if you don't get a chance to vote for the actual prizes? But you get something they don't - a chance to walk away with $50 for picking the winners. The Herald-Mail is sponsoring its ninth Oscar Picks Contest, where movie fans get a chance to select who will walk away with the top prize in 10 categories.
October 8, 2012
The Herald-Mail will hold a pair of candidate forums this week at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Community College. The first forum, on Wednesday, will include candidates for Hagerstown Mayor and City Council. The second forum, on Thursday, will include candidates for the 6th District seat in Congress and the Washington County Board of Education. Both forums are from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees will be invited to write questions to be asked of the candidates. The general election is Nov. 6.
December 31, 2012
Thomas C. Newcomer is the 14h person to be named The Herald-Mail's Person of the Year, which is awarded each year to someone who makes a positive contribution to the community. Candidates for Person of the Year are nominated by people in the community, then chosen by a combination of local residents and Herald-Mail employees. The 13 previous recipients are John Waltersdorf, Mike Callas, Norman Shea, Art Callaham, James G. Pierné, John F. Barr, John R. Hershey Jr., Lois Smith Harrison, Elizabeth Morgan,  Frederick C. Wright III, Dr. Dan McDougal, Merle Elliott and Howard S. Kaylor.
By DON AINES | | July 16, 2012
There is a new outlet for local news, weather and other information as The Herald-MailCo. expands into a new format with HMTV6 on Antietam Cable. In addition to reading the newspaper or logging on to The Herald-Mail's website at , area residents can turn to HMTV6 on Antietam Cable Channel 6 to watch regularly updated news, weather, sports and features of local interest, said Andy Bruns, president of The Herald-Mail Co. The channel launched at 1 a.m. Monday.
October 11, 2007
Cindy, Treya and Gloria Bitner took The Herald-Mail along during a family vacation to Ocean City, Md.
November 30, 2000
Headlee named executive editor of Herald-Mail Terry Headlee has been appointed executive editor of The Herald-Mail. As executive editor, Headlee is the chief news editor of The Morning Herald, The Daily Mail and the weekend Herald-Mail newspapers. "From reporter to city editor, Terry has done a splendid job with every assignment he's been given," said John League, editor and publisher of The Herald-Mail Co. "He inherits a great staff, and I look forward to great things under his leadership.
May 19, 2009
Brian Tedrick has been promoted to the position of circulation director at The Herald-Mail Co. Originally hired in 1992 as a district manager, Tedrick has an extensive background in all facets of print circulation. During his career with the company, he has also served as single-copy manager and operations manager. "I'm excited about this new challenge," he said. "We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we have a great staff in place to make it happen. I look forward to this new role and working to serve our customers throughout the Tri-State area.
February 2, 2005
The Rev. LeRoy J. Guillory, who promised last year he could bring $185 million in development money to Hagerstown, brought something else this week - a ridiculous charge that Herald-Mail reporter Greg Simmons sent hate letters to several local residents. Guillory's absurd accusation came after Simmons began investigating the reverend's background and that of his organization, Ombudsman International Inc. The charge is ridiculous and nothing more than an attempt to intimidate Simmons and The Herald-Mail.
By DON AINES | | September 9, 2013
Herald-Mail Media this week is launching a new website that combines the content of The Herald-Mail newspaper and HMTV6 Cable Channel 6, according to Digital Media Director Liz Thompson. The new website at will include all the local content people could have found at or at, Thompson said.  Regular users of the newspaper's website should find the transition to the new site to be fairly seamless, she said. Those who have bookmarked certain sections, such as sports or obituaries, will be redirected to the new website sections, Thompson said.
By CHRIS COPLEY | | August 23, 2013
Turns out, winning The Herald-Mail's 17th annual Landmarks Contest really was a walk in the park for three women from Hagerstown. A walk and a drive. And lots of fun. The winners of the contest are Tia Taylor, her mother-in-law, Dena French, and Taylor's 12-year-old daughter, Destiny Taylor.  This year's contest was set in City Park in Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail published 10 close-up photos of elements of buildings or structures in the park. Participants searched for the clues and identified the landmarks.
By KAUSTUV BASU | | August 5, 2013
Lena's of Hagerstown, a clothing boutique that has catered to women for more than five decades in Washington County, is going out of business, leaving behind customers whose families have shopped there for generations. Lori Ruda, manager and an investor at the store, said the business at 1303 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown will close by the end of September. “The economic situation in Hagerstown and Washington County is, I mean I know others may say other things, but to me it is pretty devastated,” she said, adding that there is no new industry or jobs.
August 4, 2013
“Today's Herald-Mail, July 29, I get up and read the paper, and first thing I see, in bold headlines, 'Local man's sentencing postponed' to get married. And he sells drugs to NTF informants. Is this our wedding gift to him and his bride? Why don't we just give them a paid honeymoon to the Bahamas, too? ... Then when he gets back, he can be sentenced. This is outrageous. Law-abiding citizens and their families don't have a chance in this town.” - Hagerstown  “About the weatherman being the best job, and being wrong 60 percent of the time and getting paid for it, how about your senators and congressmen, who are wrong like 95 percent of the time?
July 22, 2013
Charles Linford “Peewee” Benner Sr., 72, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at his home. A full obituary with services will be in Tuesday's Herald-Mail. Arrangements are by Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown.
July 14, 2013
Carmen Harbaugh has been hired to fill a vacant full-time administrative assistant position working in the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission office. Harbaugh joins the EDC staff from another county department, moving from the review and planning office, County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said. “I'm happy to be in this new position,” Harbaugh told EDC members Thursday morning. The job includes health care benefits and base pay at the county's Grade 9 level, which starts at about $32,000 a year, according to previous reports in The Herald-Mail.
July 3, 2013
Casie Files , a senior, was named to the distinguished honor roll for the sixth marking period at Williamsport High School. Her name was omitted when the list appeared recently in The Herald Mail.
May 17, 2013
The Herald-Mail on Friday received 20 awards, including one Best In Show distinction, from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. The newspaper's awards included six first-place and 14 second-place honors in its division. The Herald-Mail is in Division B, for newspapers with daily circulation between 30,000 and 75,000. Tri-State Editor Bill Kohler earned the Best In Show award in the Local Column: Critical Thinking category. HM Media Publisher Andy Bruns said he was proud of his staff's “stellar” commitment to continued print success in 2012, especially while adapting to the growing realms of digital media and video reporting.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | April 21, 2013
Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series about missing persons in the Tri-State. The Herald-Mail contacted law enforcement agencies to obtain information about area residents who have been reported missing. Those profiled include Revell Jeeter of Harrisonville, Pa., whose story was published Sunday; Arthur Murray of Williamsport, whose story appears today; and Mary Jean Olshefski-Beatty of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Melissa Moreland, who lived with her parents near Paw Paw, W.Va., whose stories will be published Tuesday.
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