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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2011
At least two new magisterial district judges will be elected in Franklin County this year. Magisterial District Judges Gary Carter and David Hawbaker chose not to run for re-election. There are seven magisterial district judge offices in Franklin County; four are included in this election cycle. According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts website , the state's 544 magisterial district judges "decide small claims, landlord-tenant disputes, traffic cases and minor criminal matters.
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by TRISH RUDDER | April 26, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Magisterial Districts 2 and 3 might have new boundaries in time for the next election, Morgan County Commission President Glen R. Stotler said at last Friday's meeting. About two years ago, Commissioner Thomas R. Swaim, who represents Magisterial District 3, built his new house 200 yards outside of his district, which unknowingly put him in Magisterial District 2, where Stotler lives, Stotler said. "I was not aware I was moving into District 2," Swaim said.
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | November 9, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Duane K. Cunningham bested incumbent Magisterial District Judge Shirley M. Shatzer by 378 votes in Tuesday's election. Cunningham won a six-year term as judge in the Franklin County magisterial district, which encompasses the Borough of Greencastle and Antrim Township. According to complete but unofficial results, Cunningham received 1,586 votes and Shatzer received 1,208. Shatzer, 68, of 142 E. Madison St., Greencastle, has served as district judge since 1998.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 28, 2009
PLEASANT HALL, Pa. -- Chambersburg-area voters will find few local contested races on their ballots Tuesday beyond a magisterial district judgeship in District 39-3-03. David Plum and Carol Anne Redding are both knocking on doors in the final days of their campaigns. Voters will choose one of them to serve in the currently vacant magisterial district judge position for a six-year term. The district encompasses Hamilton, Letterkenny, Lurgan, Fannett and Metal townships. Plum, 44, took the Magisterial District Judge Certification Course before announcing his candidacy in late 2008.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | January 19, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Thomas R. Swaim, the Morgan County Commissioner who in 2005 moved out of Magisterial District 3, which he represents, returned to the district in December. Swaim said he moved back into District 3 because he feared the issue would put a cloud over the candidacy of Commissioner Glen Stotler, who is running for re-election this year. Stotler represents Magisterial District 2, the district in which Swaim had been living until last month. "I did not want to resign, and I have no intention of running again," said Swaim, who has two years left on his term.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | January 18, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Thomas R. Swaim, the Morgan County Commissioner who in 2005 moved out of Magisterial District 3, which he represents, returned to the district in December. Swaim said he moved back into District 3 because he feared the issue would put a cloud over the candidacy of Commissioner Glen Stotler, who is running for re-election this year. Stotler represents Magisterial District 2, the district in which Swaim had been living until last month. "I did not want to resign, and I have no intention of running again," said Swaim, who has two years left on his term.
NEWS
April 15, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Morgan County school board member Margaret H. Zembower resigned her position effective Wednesday due to health reasons, Board President Laura Smith said at Tuesday night's meeting.  Zembower's term expires June 30, 2010. She is from Magisterial District 1 and has been a school board member since 1990. She had served as its vice president since 1996.   Zembower is a retired educator who taught for 40 years.  Morgan County residents in Districts 1 and 2 may apply for the open seat, Smith said, and the board has 45 days to fill it. Applicants must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.   Board member Larry Omps, who also is from District 1, agreed to serve as vice president of the board.
NEWS
January 17, 1997
This past December the West Virginia Supreme Court justices issued an order temporarily blocking Howard Strauss' swearing-in as a Berkeley County Commissioner until they could rule on his opponent's claim that Strauss didn't meet constitutional residency requirements. On Tuesday, when they were expected to rule, they postponed it indefinitely instead. This is unacceptable. The court should resolve this matter now. It has now been three months since Strauss, a Republican, beat Democrat Robert Burkhart by 157 votes.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 8, 2012
Berkeley County Councilwoman Elaine C. Mauck received the most votes Tuesday among five Republicans vying for two seats in her bid for re-election, according to complete, but unofficial results. With all 66 precincts reporting, Mauck received 3,155 votes compared to 2,423 votes for Steven C. Teufel in the Adam Stephen magisterial district and also received more votes than Edward “Ed” Wilson in the Potomac district, according to tallies released Tuesday night by County Clerk John W. Small Jr's office.
NEWS
May 13, 2003
Editor's note: 10 candidates are running in the May 20 primary for the new District 7 District Justice seat in Franklin County, Pa. The top two vote-getters in the Republican and Democratic primaries will advance to the general election Nov. 4. District 7 serves residents of Guilford and Quincy townships and the Borough of Mont Alto. Candidates provided the following information to The Herald-Mail. Mary Lou Sheeley Age: 51 Address: 5132 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Party: Republican Employment: She works in the finance department at Quebecor World Inc. in Fairfield, Pa. What are your qualifications?
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 8, 2012
Berkeley County Councilwoman Elaine C. Mauck received the most votes Tuesday among five Republicans vying for two seats in her bid for re-election, according to complete, but unofficial results. With all 66 precincts reporting, Mauck received 3,155 votes compared to 2,423 votes for Steven C. Teufel in the Adam Stephen magisterial district and also received more votes than Edward “Ed” Wilson in the Potomac district, according to tallies released Tuesday night by County Clerk John W. Small Jr's office.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2011
At least two new magisterial district judges will be elected in Franklin County this year. Magisterial District Judges Gary Carter and David Hawbaker chose not to run for re-election. There are seven magisterial district judge offices in Franklin County; four are included in this election cycle. According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts website , the state's 544 magisterial district judges "decide small claims, landlord-tenant disputes, traffic cases and minor criminal matters.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 28, 2011
Voters got a chance to meet candidates running for Mercersburg-area seats Thursday night at the first of three candidates nights hosted by Citizens for Responsible Government. About 20 people stopped by the St. Thomas Fire Hall to meet the three candidates running for the magisterial district judge seat, currently held by David E. Hawbaker, as well as one of the seven candidates running for a seat on the Tuscarora School Board. CRG President Allen Piper said the event was to inform voters prior to the May 17 primary election.
NEWS
February 10, 2011
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg councilman from the Third Ward and retired police sergeant has announced his plan to run for a magisterial district judge position in district 39-2-01. Glenn Manns said in a news release being elected would allow him to continue to serve the citizens of the Chambersburg area.   "For 35 years I have served the people of Chambersburg with honor, integrity and compassion. I want to continue this service by being the next magisterial district judge," Manns said in the news release.
NEWS
November 4, 2009
PLEASANT HALL, Pa. -- A Hamilton Township, Pa., man won the race Tuesday to become magisterial district judge in District 39-3-03, according to complete, but unofficial results from the Franklin County (Pa.) Election Board. David Plum, a Republican, received 1,666 votes for the position, which serves Hamilton, Letterkenny, Lurgan, Fannett and Metal townships. The Democratic candidate, Carol Anne Redding, received 1,336 votes. Plum, 44, told The Herald-Mail he took the Magisterial District Judge Certification Course in June 2008 and received certification through the Pennsylvania Minor Judiciary Education Board.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 28, 2009
PLEASANT HALL, Pa. -- Chambersburg-area voters will find few local contested races on their ballots Tuesday beyond a magisterial district judgeship in District 39-3-03. David Plum and Carol Anne Redding are both knocking on doors in the final days of their campaigns. Voters will choose one of them to serve in the currently vacant magisterial district judge position for a six-year term. The district encompasses Hamilton, Letterkenny, Lurgan, Fannett and Metal townships. Plum, 44, took the Magisterial District Judge Certification Course before announcing his candidacy in late 2008.
NEWS
April 15, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Morgan County school board member Margaret H. Zembower resigned her position effective Wednesday due to health reasons, Board President Laura Smith said at Tuesday night's meeting.  Zembower's term expires June 30, 2010. She is from Magisterial District 1 and has been a school board member since 1990. She had served as its vice president since 1996.   Zembower is a retired educator who taught for 40 years.  Morgan County residents in Districts 1 and 2 may apply for the open seat, Smith said, and the board has 45 days to fill it. Applicants must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.   Board member Larry Omps, who also is from District 1, agreed to serve as vice president of the board.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | January 19, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Thomas R. Swaim, the Morgan County Commissioner who in 2005 moved out of Magisterial District 3, which he represents, returned to the district in December. Swaim said he moved back into District 3 because he feared the issue would put a cloud over the candidacy of Commissioner Glen Stotler, who is running for re-election this year. Stotler represents Magisterial District 2, the district in which Swaim had been living until last month. "I did not want to resign, and I have no intention of running again," said Swaim, who has two years left on his term.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | January 18, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Thomas R. Swaim, the Morgan County Commissioner who in 2005 moved out of Magisterial District 3, which he represents, returned to the district in December. Swaim said he moved back into District 3 because he feared the issue would put a cloud over the candidacy of Commissioner Glen Stotler, who is running for re-election this year. Stotler represents Magisterial District 2, the district in which Swaim had been living until last month. "I did not want to resign, and I have no intention of running again," said Swaim, who has two years left on his term.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | April 26, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Magisterial Districts 2 and 3 might have new boundaries in time for the next election, Morgan County Commission President Glen R. Stotler said at last Friday's meeting. About two years ago, Commissioner Thomas R. Swaim, who represents Magisterial District 3, built his new house 200 yards outside of his district, which unknowingly put him in Magisterial District 2, where Stotler lives, Stotler said. "I was not aware I was moving into District 2," Swaim said.
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