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April 28, 1999
Following are Washington County Board of Education phone numbers parents and students can call with concerns or information. 301-766-8700 - Washington County Public School System hotline. Parents and students are advised to call if they have any concerns or hear any information about possible threats to school safety. The number is connected to an answering system, which will be checked several times a day, school system spokeswoman Donna Messina said. Parents with more immediate concerns are advised to contact their child's school directly or the main Washington County Board of Education office.
NEWS
February 5, 2001
COPS hotline marks 5 years By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town RANSON, W.Va. - Jefferson County's crime tip hotline is five years old this month, and a police officer in charge of the hotline is hoping the milestone will generate more public participation. Calls to the hotline at 304-728-COPS have dropped recently, said Lt. Robbie Roberts of the Ranson Police Department. Roberts said he thinks calls have dropped off because people have not noticed arrests from the information they have provided.
NEWS
January 9, 1997
Allegheny Power has launched a new customer service hotline good for all its customers in five states. Customers can now call 1-800-ALLEGHENY 24 hours a day with any question about service. Spokeswoman Midge Teahan said the company decided to merge its customer service operations after merging with two subsidiaries in September. "We felt strongly that the best way to serve our customers was to have a centralized location," she said. "We took three centers and turned it into one state-of-the-art center.
NEWS
October 27, 1997
It's that time of year again - the crows are back in town. Crows and crow droppings have become a fall tradition in Hagerstown as thousands of migrating crows fly into the Hub City. So far, many of the big, black birds are staying away from residential areas and roosting around Maryland Metals Inc. and Central Chemical Corp. near Pennsylvania Avenue, said Mike Heyser, city building inspector. Heyser said he has received only one complaint, from a Pennsylvania Avenue resident who took care of the problem in early October without city help.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | May 17, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Schools officials set up a hotline Monday to improve communication with parents about safety issues in the county's 13 schools. After a bomb threat at Jefferson High School last month, there were persistent rumors that there was a bomb in the school, despite the fact nothing was found. The hotline is designed to give the correct information about any incident at a school, said schools spokeswoman Liz Thompson. For example, people may worry when they drive by a school and see students being led outside, Thompson said.
NEWS
April 5, 2001
Education hotline ELEMENTARY The National Association of Elementary School Principals will sponsor a toll-free education hotline staffed by principals and school psychologists Sunday, April 8, from 2 to10 p.m.; Monday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Tuesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hotline was established to foster a closer home-school connection by answering questions on education and children. Call toll-free 1-800-944-1601 or go to the association's Web site at www.naesp.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 12, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com RANSON, W.Va. - A crime tip hotline that helps local police stay on the heels of drug traffickers in the area has marked its seventh anniversary, officials say. But calls to the hotline - 304-728-COPS - have declined since the late 1990s and a local police official is hoping that the recognition of the service's anniversary will spark new interest in it. Lt. Robbie Roberts of the Ranson Police Department...
NEWS
December 29, 1999
  Telephone numbers for New Year's Eve. Hagerstown Police Department: 301-739-6000 Backup city police department numbers: 301-988-3651 301-988-3652 301-988-3653 301-988-3654 301-988-3659 301-988-3661 301-988-3662 301-988-3663 Hagerstown and Washington County governments' Y2K information hotline: 301-791-3814 ...
NEWS
May 19, 2008
Suicide awareness Suicide awareness and prevention training will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, at Otterbein United Methodist Church Room 205 in Hagerstown. The program is offered by Suzi Borg, director of Hotline for the Mental Health Association of Frederick County. Seating is limited. Call 240-313-2095. Blood pressure check The American Red Cross offers free blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to noon every first and third Tuesday of each month at 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2011
Thirty years after the murder of Debra Ray Witmer, the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office is establishing a hotline in an effort to get new information about the unsolved homicide. The St. Thomas, Pa., woman was last seen alive on May 27, 1981, said James Brown, the chief detective for the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matthew Fogal has established the toll-free hotline in the hope that someone will provide information leading to a break in the case, Brown said.
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NEWS
December 26, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. -- Underage drinking is a concern any time of the year but particularly during school vacations and holidays, when incidents of underage drinking tend to rise. Community members can do something when they suspect a party is taking place where drugs or alcohol are being served to youth younger than 21 by calling the Frederick County underage drinking party tip hotline at 301-600-1318. Callers have two options: o For parties that are currently in progress: Call 301-600-1318 and press "0. " Callers then provide an operator with the address of the underage drinking (UAD)
NEWS
May 19, 2008
Suicide awareness Suicide awareness and prevention training will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, at Otterbein United Methodist Church Room 205 in Hagerstown. The program is offered by Suzi Borg, director of Hotline for the Mental Health Association of Frederick County. Seating is limited. Call 240-313-2095. Blood pressure check The American Red Cross offers free blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to noon every first and third Tuesday of each month at 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown.
NEWS
April 27, 2008
The Maryland Cooperative Extension's Home and Garden Information Center's hotline for gardening questions at 800-342-2507. Outside Maryland, call 410-531-1757. Go to www.hgic.umd.edu/content/onlinepublications.cfm and click on "Xeriscaping and Conserving Water in the Landscape. " · Annette Ipsan, Maryland Cooperative Extension in Washington County, at 301-791-1604 or at aipsan@umd.edu . · Robert Kessler, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Franklin County, at 717-263-9226 or at rxk4@psu.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 12, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com RANSON, W.Va. - A crime tip hotline that helps local police stay on the heels of drug traffickers in the area has marked its seventh anniversary, officials say. But calls to the hotline - 304-728-COPS - have declined since the late 1990s and a local police official is hoping that the recognition of the service's anniversary will spark new interest in it. Lt. Robbie Roberts of the Ranson Police Department...
NEWS
April 5, 2001
Education hotline ELEMENTARY The National Association of Elementary School Principals will sponsor a toll-free education hotline staffed by principals and school psychologists Sunday, April 8, from 2 to10 p.m.; Monday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Tuesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hotline was established to foster a closer home-school connection by answering questions on education and children. Call toll-free 1-800-944-1601 or go to the association's Web site at www.naesp.
NEWS
February 5, 2001
COPS hotline marks 5 years By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town RANSON, W.Va. - Jefferson County's crime tip hotline is five years old this month, and a police officer in charge of the hotline is hoping the milestone will generate more public participation. Calls to the hotline at 304-728-COPS have dropped recently, said Lt. Robbie Roberts of the Ranson Police Department. Roberts said he thinks calls have dropped off because people have not noticed arrests from the information they have provided.
NEWS
December 30, 1999
Where to call Telephone numbers for New Year's Eve: - Hagerstown and Washington County governments' Y2K information hotline: 301-791-3814 - Hagerstown Police Department: 301-739-6000 - Backup city police department numbers: 301-988-3651 301-988-3652 301-988-3653 301-988-3654 301-988-3659 301-988-3661 301-988-3662 ...
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