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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 26, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Eastern West Virginians in need of valuable legal resources and research assistance literally have been locked out of a publicly funded regional law library for more than a year, according to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals' top librarian. "Since we are without a librarian at the moment, I am reluctant to leave the library open," Kaye L. Maerz said Thursday in an interview at the library in the Berkeley County Judicial Center in Martinsburg. Maerz could not explain why the high court last year stopped her effort to fill the full-time position, which has been vacant since January 2007, when former librarian Deborah Hillyard resigned to work for federal Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | September 6, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - With pages from law journals in the Franklin County Prison law library consistently disappearing, the Prison Board is looking at ways to keep the library up to federal standards. "Self-help litigation books bought a couple of years ago are gone. The way things are, it's going to remain a mess," said Franklin County District Attorney Jack Nelson. The prison is bound by a 1989 consent decree to have an adequate law library for inmates and a contract attorney to assist prisoners, Warden John Wetzel said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 27, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Eastern West Virginians in need of valuable legal resources and research assistance literally have been locked out of a publicly funded regional law library for more than a year, according to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals' top librarian. "Since we are without a librarian at the moment, I am reluctant to leave the library open," Kaye L. Maerz said Thursday at the library in the Berkeley County Judicial Center in Martinsburg. Maerz could not explain why the high court last year stopped her effort to fill the full-time position, which has been vacant since January 2007, when former librarian Deborah Hillyard resigned to work for federal Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
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by DON AINES | December 15, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County will get 2,000 square feet of prime office space next year in an ideal location - the fourth floor of the courthouse annex. The Franklin County Law Library that now occupies the space will move across Lincoln Way East into the third floor of the Heritage Center building owned by the Chambersburg Area Development Corp. The deal was announced Tuesday during the official dedication of the Heritage Center building.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 24, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A full-time librarian has not yet been hired yet, but the 23rd Judicial Circuit regional law library is open for public use, a spokesperson with the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia said Tuesday. While the hiring process is under way, state law librarian Kaye L. Maerz and Sara Thompson, the high court's education and outreach services librarian, are alternating staffing duty on a weekly basis at the library in the Berkeley County Judicial Center, Information Services Director Jennifer Bundy said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 30, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals said Tuesday that he has directed the state court system's executive director to hire a librarian for the 23rd (Judicial) Circuit regional law library in Martinsburg as soon as possible. "I've asked (Steven D. Canterbury) to get somebody in there immediately," Elliot E. "Spike" Maynard said in a phone interview from Parkersburg, W.Va. Maynard said he wasn't aware the position wasn't filled at the Berkeley County Judicial Center since January 2007.
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by TARA REILLY | May 15, 2006
Three judges' chambers on the third floor of the Washington County Courthouse Annex have been moved to another floor after renovations jarred loose asbestos. "It's not a large quantity, but it's enough that it's a safety (concern)," Court Administrator Eunice Plank said. Plank said the chambers of Circuit Judges John H. McDowell, Donald E. Beachley and W. Kennedy Boone III have been moved to the first-floor law library. The third courtroom on the annex's third floor also is closed.
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by DON AINES | June 11, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. When John F. Nelson was hired by the Franklin County District Attorney's Office in 1977, the staff consisted of District Attorney John Walker, Nelson, a part-time assistant district attorney and two secretaries. Now the district attorney, Nelson, employs five full-time assistant district attorneys, three part-time attorneys, a restitution coordinator, four clerical and administrative workers and several contract employees, not all of whom can fit into the suite of offices on the fourth floor of the courthouse annex.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | September 28, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A portion of an alley that runs behind the Washington County Courthouse to Summit Avenue will be closed through December 2005 when renovations to the courthouse's annex are due to be completed. A fenced-in trailer, Dumpster and tubs for asbestos removal will remain in the section of the alley beside the annex - a three-story courthouse addition facing Summit Avenue that was built in 1962 - until the approximately $4.2 million project is finished, said Gary Pozzouli, project manager for the renovations.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 25, 2006
Defending himself on charges that he stalked and harassed his estranged wife, James Stephen Ostmann Sr. slapped law books on a Washington County District Court defense table Wednesday and proclaimed, "I am not the defendant. " Despite that statement, followed by a series of denouncements of his charges and his treatment since, Frederick County District Judge Oliver John Cejka Jr., sitting in Washington County, forwarded 13 charges against Ostmann to Circuit Court for trial. "A criminal information was filed in the Circuit Court for Washington County.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 24, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A full-time librarian has not yet been hired yet, but the 23rd Judicial Circuit regional law library is open for public use, a spokesperson with the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia said Tuesday. While the hiring process is under way, state law librarian Kaye L. Maerz and Sara Thompson, the high court's education and outreach services librarian, are alternating staffing duty on a weekly basis at the library in the Berkeley County Judicial Center, Information Services Director Jennifer Bundy said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 21, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A full-time librarian has not yet been hired yet, but the 23rd Judicial Circuit regional law library is open for public use, a spokesperson with the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia confirmed Tuesday. While the hiring process is under way, state law librarian Kaye L. Maerz and Sara Thompson, the high court's education and outreach services librarian, are alternating staffing duty on a weekly basis at the library in the Berkeley County Judicial Center, Information Services Director Jennifer Bundy said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 30, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals said Tuesday that he has directed the state court system's executive director to hire a librarian for the 23rd (Judicial) Circuit regional law library in Martinsburg as soon as possible. "I've asked (Steven D. Canterbury) to get somebody in there immediately," Elliot E. "Spike" Maynard said in a phone interview from Parkersburg, W.Va. Maynard said he wasn't aware the position wasn't filled at the Berkeley County Judicial Center since January 2007.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 27, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Eastern West Virginians in need of valuable legal resources and research assistance literally have been locked out of a publicly funded regional law library for more than a year, according to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals' top librarian. "Since we are without a librarian at the moment, I am reluctant to leave the library open," Kaye L. Maerz said Thursday at the library in the Berkeley County Judicial Center in Martinsburg. Maerz could not explain why the high court last year stopped her effort to fill the full-time position, which has been vacant since January 2007, when former librarian Deborah Hillyard resigned to work for federal Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 26, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Eastern West Virginians in need of valuable legal resources and research assistance literally have been locked out of a publicly funded regional law library for more than a year, according to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals' top librarian. "Since we are without a librarian at the moment, I am reluctant to leave the library open," Kaye L. Maerz said Thursday in an interview at the library in the Berkeley County Judicial Center in Martinsburg. Maerz could not explain why the high court last year stopped her effort to fill the full-time position, which has been vacant since January 2007, when former librarian Deborah Hillyard resigned to work for federal Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 28, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County's government offices were drying out on Thursday after Wednesday's severe thunderstorm exposed drainage and roofing problems that have jumped in front of plans to expand the county's judicial center. At least four gallons of water were vacuumed from the Berkeley County Planning Department's office suite in the Dunn Building, where it streamed into the file room and reception area from the roof, according to department director Stefanie Allemong.
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by DON AINES | June 11, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. When John F. Nelson was hired by the Franklin County District Attorney's Office in 1977, the staff consisted of District Attorney John Walker, Nelson, a part-time assistant district attorney and two secretaries. Now the district attorney, Nelson, employs five full-time assistant district attorneys, three part-time attorneys, a restitution coordinator, four clerical and administrative workers and several contract employees, not all of whom can fit into the suite of offices on the fourth floor of the courthouse annex.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 25, 2006
Defending himself on charges that he stalked and harassed his estranged wife, James Stephen Ostmann Sr. slapped law books on a Washington County District Court defense table Wednesday and proclaimed, "I am not the defendant. " Despite that statement, followed by a series of denouncements of his charges and his treatment since, Frederick County District Judge Oliver John Cejka Jr., sitting in Washington County, forwarded 13 charges against Ostmann to Circuit Court for trial. "A criminal information was filed in the Circuit Court for Washington County.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | May 15, 2006
Three judges' chambers on the third floor of the Washington County Courthouse Annex have been moved to another floor after renovations jarred loose asbestos. "It's not a large quantity, but it's enough that it's a safety (concern)," Court Administrator Eunice Plank said. Plank said the chambers of Circuit Judges John H. McDowell, Donald E. Beachley and W. Kennedy Boone III have been moved to the first-floor law library. The third courtroom on the annex's third floor also is closed.
NEWS
by DON AINES | December 15, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County will get 2,000 square feet of prime office space next year in an ideal location - the fourth floor of the courthouse annex. The Franklin County Law Library that now occupies the space will move across Lincoln Way East into the third floor of the Heritage Center building owned by the Chambersburg Area Development Corp. The deal was announced Tuesday during the official dedication of the Heritage Center building.
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