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 www.heraldmailmedia.com will include all the local content people could have found at www.herald-mail.com or at HMTV6.com, 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.
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.
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.
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.