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February 8, 2009
Name of business: Hub City Auction Co. Owner: Ron Hamner Jr. Address: Pryor Station, 11000 Bower Ave. No. 10, Hagerstown Opening date: Jan. 17 Products and services: Liquidation of estate merchandise, antiques and collectibles; monthly specialty auctions of coins, sports memorabilia, etc; and auctions at business or onsite. Market area: Maryland and Pennsylvania How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?
by DON AINES | March 18, 2004 Together they raised three children and created a large certified organic vegetable farming operation on the East Coast, but on Tuesday Thomas Beddard lost his wife and partner, Christine, in a fatal automobile accident. Christine M. Beddard, 50, of 1795 Criders Church Road, was killed in a collision with another vehicle Tuesday on U.S. 30, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Beddard lost control of a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country minivan near Gregway Drive, veered into the westbound lane and collided with a Chevy Blazer driven by John C. Carbaugh, 38, of Chambersburg, police said.
by DON AINES | June 7, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tony Barr's first foray into elective politics is a big one. The Blair County special education teacher seeks to unseat Ninth District U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster in November. "We were angry, we were appalled ... that there was no one to hold Bill Shuster accountable for the state of the nation and the votes he's taken," Barr, 37, said before addressing a group of about 30 people Tuesday evening in the Franklin County Democratic Committee Headquarters. The Claysburg, Pa., man, who teaches in the Everett School District in Bedford County, said he collected at least 1,775 write-in votes in the May 16 primary, enough to become the Democratic nominee.
April 23, 1999
Delegates let working people down To the editor: I am writing this letter to express my indignation with the way our elected state delegates are representing us. The Delegates I am referring to are Chris Shank, Robert McKee, Joseph Bartlett, and Louise Snodgrass. The issue I am referring to is the filing of House Bill 1072. Those of us who are in the business of representing working men and women, refer to this type of legislation as "paycheck deception. " The purpose of this bill is to silence the voice of the working class.
by MADDIE WUNDERLICH | November 28, 2006
There are many types of talkers out there in the world. There are good talkers, boring talkers, people who talk way too fast, ramblers and the scared people who curl up in corners. It seems that no one addresses the people who are scared to talk to others. So I decided to do some research. Why should people be afraid to talk? What makes shy people so distant and silent? After much thought and listening to hundreds of conversations, I think I agree with the most common conclusion: Their self-confidence is lacking.
August 9, 1997
By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer Our attitudes, topics we speak about and how we talk are ways in which we present ourselves to other people, said Martin Malone. Malone, 47, chairs the sociology department at Mount St. Mary's College. He shared these views and examined taped conversations in his book "Worlds of Talk," that was published in June by Polity Press of Cambridge and Blackwell Publishers Inc. He said he has always been interested in how people present themselves to other people.
November 8, 1998
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer As a single parent of three sons, Aimee Stewart knows the financial and emotional difficulties that parents face today. Relying on her faith to help her through the hard times, Stewart, 51, of Hagerstown, often promised God she would do her best to help others when able. "It was very difficult. I worked full time and went to school. I was dependent on neighbors and my brother-in-law," she said.
March 14, 1998
By AMY WALLAUER Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority is the only one of six defendants named in a lawsuit by LCS Services Inc. that has not agreed to a proposed settlement. Now it is up to a federal judge to decide whether the authority has any legally protectable interests in the case. If the authority doesn't, U.S. District Court Judge W. Craig Broadwater could sign the settlement agreement and end the litigation. If Broadwater determines the authority does have interests in the suit, he could sign an agreement between LCS and the other defendants and litigation between the landfill and the authority could continue.
November 28, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - State Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, has been named Legislator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts for his "outstanding contributions to the preservation of Pennsylvania's natural resources. " The three-term senator, who is known for his support of business, said he has always tried to balance business and environmental concerns. "You can have economic development without blacktopping the whole county and you can do it without returning to the days of the dinosaur," he said.
BY BOB MAGINNIS | May 28, 2002
In solemn ceremonies across the Tri-State area, citizens recalled the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces from the Revolutionary War to the present conflict in Afghanistan. We hope that, as the November election approaches, all citizens remember they have a duty of their own. That duty is to listen to the candidates for office, examine their backgrounds, then vote for the best among them. Not everyone can shoulder a rifle in the Afghan desert, but just about any citizen can read newspapers, watch television and vote by absentee ballot, if necessary.
By HOLLY SHOK | | July 29, 2013
The findings of a city survey aimed at determining the current business climate of downtown Hagerstown will be released by the end of August, according to the official who spearheaded the project. Downtown Manager Andrew Sargent said more than 300 downtown business owners and those with an interest in the area, including organizations such as the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, received the eight-page questionnaire by email or the postal service in late April.  By July 24, 70 responses had been submitted, Sargent said.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | July 11, 2013
The “home run” of landing a major government employer is “not in the cards right now” for Washington County, but the area has received considerable interest from data-warehouse operations looking to move out of the federal core of Washington, D.C., according to a local economic development official.  Dan Pheil, chairman of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, said Wednesday that interest from data-warehousing companies has grown significantly because the county is very competitive in available space compared to the District's metropolitan area.
By KAREN MAWDSLEY | | July 8, 2013
For some students, paying for college could be more expensive this fall if Congress does not retroactively reach a compromise after failing to agree on a plan by the July 1 deadline to prevent interest rates on some federal student loans from doubling. Interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans rose from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1. Depending on what Congress does when it takes up the issue after reconvening Monday, the increased rate might or might not be in effect for the fall semester.
BY HOLLY SHOK | | June 28, 2013
The city of Hagerstown will receive a $150,000 state grant that will be used to offer low-interest loans to businesses in an effort to redevelop vacant buildings and areas citywide.    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday announced the grant, which is administered through the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and will be absorbed into the Hagerstown Revolving Loan Fund. The city will provide $75,000 in matching funds, according to a news release from the DBED.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | May 9, 2013
Attracting professional baseball continues to be a major talking point in Fredericksburg, Va., and it's drawing concern from at least one Hagerstown City Council member. A study that examines the economic feasibility of a multiuse stadium in Fredericksburg will be presented Monday to the city's economic development officials, according to an agenda found on the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority's website. “I get a feeling that the Fredericksburg proposal, the movement down there is a serious proposal,” Councilman Donald F. Munson said Thursday.
April 29, 2013
I can't remember where I just put down my coffee cup, but for some reason I have a keen, photo-like memory of my fourth-grade history textbook. And sad to say, it's taken me a lifetime to unlearn all the incorrect images that this book left behind. For example, the textbook had me thinking that Lewis and Clark and an Indian woman basically walked from Washington, D.C., to Seattle in a week or two. The drawing showed the two men in coonskin caps and Sacagawea in fringed buckskin with a feather or two popping out of her dome - they were standing on a hill, and she's pointing to the Pacific Ocean, in case L & C had somehow missed it. It probably was another 30 years before I learned that the expedition needed a small army and a couple of years to span the continent.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | April 15, 2013
An economic impact study evaluating the prospect of building a multiuse stadium in Fredericksburg, Va., is in the works, an official there confirmed Monday. The Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority last week approved spending up to $18,000 for a market study that analyzes potential attendance and gate receipts for a facility that could be used for professional baseball and other events, according to Richard Tremblay, assistant director for economic development in Fredericksburg.
By KAUSTUV BASU | | April 13, 2013
Minutes after the Maryland General Assembly adjourned for the final time in 2013 last week, two Washington County delegates headed out the door, even as many of their colleagues readied for the late-night parties in Annapolis that typically follow the end of the session. Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington, and Del. LeRoy E. Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, said they were eager to get back home, and also keen to get away from the State House. A few days later, Myers seemed more upbeat as he tended to business at Myers Building Systems, a Clear Spring-based general contracting firm that he owns.
By BOB GARVER | Special to The Herald-Mail | March 25, 2013
Longtime readers know that I have a soft spot for animated movies. Sometimes when I go on a streak of bad reviews, people will ask me if I ever praise anything. I'll point to some delightful animated films and then those people will roll their eyes and say, "OK, besides them. " I keep hoping to see an animated Best Picture Oscar winner, and I consider it a grievous oversight that "Wreck-it Ralph" wasn't even nominated for the award for 2012. "The Croods" is the first major animated feature of 2013, and it is proof that animation can be just as boring as all manner of live-action junk.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | February 20, 2013
Now that the Washington County Board of Education has entered into a purchase agreement for the former Allegheny Energy headquarters site, other parties interested in pitching a site for the school system's administrative offices need to meet with school system officials within the next few weeks, Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said Wednesday. On Tuesday night, the board voted unanimously to enter into a $5.5 million purchase agreement for the 10435 Downsville Pike property, but did not commit to buying the property.
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