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November 7, 2012
The following are up-to-date results showing how Maryland voters' decisions on several statewide ballot questions, including referendums on gay marriage, in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants and an expension of gambling (results for Washington County reflect early voting and 54 of 54 precincts reporting): Question 3, Constitutional Amendment Changes the point at which an elected official charged with certain crimes is automatically suspended or removed from office.
OPINION
September 7, 2011
Time out, time out, we can still do something about this before we get too much further into the season. It's just been one weekend, so we can stop the madness now. Please, let's all go back to normal football uniforms before something happens that we all regret - if it hasn't happened already. I confess to feeling an uneasy twinge in the pit of my stomach Saturday night when the University of Georgia Bulldogs took the field wearing uniforms that made their offensive line look like 300-pound cardinals.
NEWS
August 2, 2008
The Maryland state champion Federal Little League 11-12 All-Stars, of Hagerstown, march onto the field during opening ceremonies at the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Bristol, Conn., on Friday. Their first game is against Delaware today at 2 p.m.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Alexis Barone, daughter of Mark and Christina Barone of Hagerstown, was selected Maryland's homecoming queen.  She is the St. Maria Goretti High School Homecoming Queen. Alexis will represent the state of Maryland at the 33rd annual America's Homecoming Queen Selection to be July 20 to 24 in Memphis, Tenn. Alexis plans to attend college in the fall. By voting for Alexis at www.americashomecomingqueen.com , area residents can help her reach her goal to become America's Homecoming Queen.
NEWS
January 29, 2012
The following area students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Allegany College of Maryland: Bunker Hill, W.Va. - Amber Campbell  Clear Spring - Mark Mowen Hagerstown - Sharon Trovinger, Kristi Wuerstlin Hancock - Ashton Cook McConnellsburg, Pa. - Tiffany Bunch Paw Paw, W.Va. - Ethan Holliday, Jessica Miller, Amy White Warfordsburg, Pa. - Ashley Diehl, Emily Garland
LIFESTYLE
March 8, 2013
Applications are now being accepted for the title of Mrs. Maryland International 2013, an official preliminary to the Mrs. International Pageant, which will be Tuesday, July 16, through Saturday, July 20, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Theater in Chicago. The woman selected as Mrs. Maryland International 2013 will become an ambassador from Maryland and will receive an official title, crown and sash. Competitions will include private one-on-one interview, with each contestant selecting a platform that she will speak about throughout her reign; fitness wear (in lieu of swimsuit competition)
EDUCATION
July 21, 2013
Alex Dattilio of Hagerstown is the recipient of one of 14 scholarships awarded to Maryland state employees and their immediate family members by SECU, Maryland's largest financial cooperative. The scholarship program represents part of the credit union's continuing commitment and support for both financial education and the communities it serves. Datillio  will attend the University of Maryland in College Park in the fall. SECU established its scholarship program seven years ago. In that time, it has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships.
NEWS
August 2, 2013
Maryland's annual Tax Free Week will run from Sunday, Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 17. Consumers can save money during the week by not paying Maryland's 6 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoes priced under $100 when shopping at local retailers.    Tax Free Week, which comes just before many students return to school or enter college, is one of the state's strongest sales seasons behind Christmas, according to a news release.  ...
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | January 15, 2012
On Friday, Jan. 6, I had the privilege of speaking during the Battle of Hancock Sesquicentennial Commemoration at the Hancock Performing Arts Center. The four-day event was coordinated by Ms. Lily Wolford and included many activities for young and old alike. My hat is off to her and to the town of Hancock for their efforts. In my view, the Hancock event was a fitting start to Civil War commemorations statewide in 2012. In preparing my remarks, I came across some information that I thought would be interesting to readers along the same lines as my column published last Sunday.
NEWS
October 13, 2009
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland's lottery director said Powerball could be coming to the state in four or five months. Buddy Roogow told WBAL-AM that an official announcement could come in the next few days. Roogow said negotiations have taken place over the last several months between officials in the states that operate Mega Millions and Powerball. He said that Powerball ticket sales in Maryland should bring in $25 million in additional revenue each year to the state. Roogow said he expects sales to total $50 million in a full year.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
They should have seen it coming, given their more than 80 combined years of dedication to local baseball. But longtime Maryland District 1 Little League staff members Jay Stouffer and Doug Ellis were not ready for a curveball Thursday night in Hagerstown at the league's annual appreciation dinner, where the two men - much to their surprise - were the guests of honor. Both the 77-year-old Stouffer of Maugansville and the 69-year-old Ellis of Frostburg, Md., were presented plaques at the dinner held at Barefoot Bernie's restaurant.
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LIFESTYLE
September 3, 2013
Antietam Tours will operate guided tours and transportation to four of the five wineries on the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail in Western Maryland. Tours will begin Saturday, Sept. 7. There are six tours scheduled for September and October, and groups of at least six may create custom tour packages for other dates.  “This is the best way I can think of to tour our region's wine offerings. Not only will participants experience most of our wonderful wineries, they'll get expert tour guide service from the experienced staff at Antietam Tours. This is an extraordinary journey combining agro-tourism, history and heritage tales, and unmatched Maryland scenic beauty,” said Tom Riford, president and chief executive officer of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2013
In her 22 years of teaching, Annie Anders has had many great experiences, but the veteran teacher recently returned from what she described as “one of the best things I've done in my career.” “It was a unique experience. I don't think anything could top it,” said Anders, 43. Anders attended the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a one-week, all-expenses-paid, intensive professional development program for third- through fifth-grade teachers. The goal of the program is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math, according to the academy's website, www.sendmyteacher.com.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2013
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has proposed building two recreational trails for off-road vehicles in the westernmost portion of Washington County. The proposal to build the trails on state-owned land at Sideling Hill North and Sideling Hill South is to be discussed Sept. 4 during a meeting at the New Germany State Park Lake House in Garrett County, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. DNR said it is proposing another off-road vehicle trail in Garrett County at St. Johns Rock.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2013
The event was billed as an unforgettable night of action. And there was plenty of action Friday night at the Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown, where the stars of TNA Impact Wrestling performed for a boisterous crowd egging on their every move. Rafael Morffi, senior director of live events for TNA Impact Wrestling, said the event was an opportunity for youngsters to see their heroes in action. “Tonight they get to see it live in action. They are going to see their heroes.
LIFESTYLE
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
Friends for some 15 years, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian have also been wrestling a long time. The duo were signed to TNA, and, for more than a year, have been known as the tag team Bad Influence.  The two will be among the Superstars of TNA Impact Wrestling appearing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown.  As Bad Influence, Daniels and Kazarian twice have been named the...
NEWS
August 27, 2013
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 7, Antietam Tours will operate guided tours and transportation to four of the five wineries on the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail in Western Maryland. There are six tours scheduled for September and October, and groups of at least six can create custom tour packages for other dates. Each daylong tour includes transportation to and from Hagerstown or Frederick, Md., cold bottled water and snacks on the bus, and a tasting at each location. The tastings at Orchid Cellar and Distillery Lane Ciderworks include a souvenir wine glass.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Gabrielle Cory of Leonardtown, Md., in St. Mary's County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture during opening-night festivities at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. Sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair, the two-day competition culminated with an on-stage contest Friday.   Twenty-two county farm bureaus were represented during the annual event. Janai Heise represented Washington County and Beth Reed represented Frederick County, Md. Taking the top agriculture spokesperson title, Cory, 16, lives on a 20-acre farmstead dedicated to forest conservation and also has sheep, cattle and poultry housed on her grandmother's farm.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Northbound lanes of Interstate 81 at the Potomac River bridge near the Maryland-West Virginia border were closed for about an hour Monday night after a tractor-trailer lost control and climbed a walkway, according to Washington County Emergency Services. The accident was reported at about 6:30 p.m. One person was transported to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown with minor injuries, according to a dispatcher. One northbound lane was reopened by 7:45 p.m.
NEWS
August 20, 2013
A workshop on “Using Franchising as an Effective Strategy to Small Business  Ownership” will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at University System of Maryland at Hagerstown on West  Washington  Street. The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, go to www.westernmdsbdc.org , click on “Training Calendar” and the date of the event.
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