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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2012
An earthen dam has eroded to the point that it might collapse, DNR wrote in a news release. By Tuesday, DNR had removed most of the water from the pond, which is about 0.8 acres, said Don Cosden, the director of DNR's Inland Fisheries Division. Cosden did not know when the dam will be fixed and the pond refilled. That depends on an engineering estimate of the work and how long it would take to secure funding, he said. The pond, which is off Md. 67, is considered a “fisheries management area.” The state mostly maintains it, Cosden said, but the community uses it to fish for catfish, bass, bluegill and black crappies.
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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.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2013
A bill introduced by two local legislators that could become law would make it a crime to interfere with the reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect. Current Maryland law requires teachers, counselors, social workers, caseworkers, and parole or probation officers to notify appropriate agencies if they suspect child abuse. The bill seeks to punish anyone who tries to interfere with such reporting. The legislation was introduced in the House of Delegates by Del. Michael J. Hough, R-Frederick/Washington, and in the Senate by state Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington.
NEWS
May 6, 2013
Matt Harsh, co-owner and operator of Chesley Vegetable Farms, a 45-acre fruit and vegetable farm in Washington County, was appointed by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley as one of five new members of the Young Farmers Advisory Board. The board is comprised of representatives from different commodity groups who provide the agriculture secretary with information and recommendations on policies and issues facing the agriculture industry. Members serve three-year terms and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.
NEWS
June 15, 2013
Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at Exit 32 (U.S. 40) were closed Saturday at approximately 5 p.m. due to a vehicle fire, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's website. No further information was available.
NEWS
July 20, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - A family fishing trip turned tragic when two boys found the body of their grandfather Sunday morning in the Potomac River, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said. Samuel Guice, 71, of 909 Shaffer Drive, drowned a little after midnight near the place he and the boys had earlier fished, said Patricia Manown of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. DNR police called the death an accidental drowning.
NEWS
December 3, 2012
An agriculture business forum will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center off Sharpsburg Pike. Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Earl F. Hance, Maryland Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary S. Patrick McMillan, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners, county government division and department directors, and members of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission...
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 10, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Mayor James G. McCleaf II said Monday the town will apply for a permit from the Maryland Department of the Environment. McCleaf said the town needs a permit to pump water from a spring to water a baseball field at Byron Memorial Park. Pumping the water from the spring would save the town money, he said.
NEWS
July 26, 1998
CLEAR SPRING - Customers of the Clear Spring water system no longer have to boil their water, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment, which found the water safe and free of contaminants. The "boil water" advisory was lifted Friday, five days after a lightning struck the Clear Spring Reservoir during Monday evening's storm, knocking out power and the chlorinator briefly.
NEWS
June 13, 2012
Officials will hold a public information meeting on the proposed Civil War Railroad Trail project that would connect Hagerstown to Weverton, in the southern portion of Washington County. The meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co., 6 St. Paul St. in Boonsboro. Washington County has partnered with the City of Hagerstown and the Hagerstown Bike Advisory Committee on the planning stages of the project. The public is invited to attend to learn more about the potential project and offer comments, according to an emailed news release from Washington County.
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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.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2013
Unemployment in Washington County showed little movement from June to July, falling from 8.6 percent to 8.4 percent, even though the number of people working rose by about 800, according to a preliminary report issued Friday by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The 8.6 percent June rate had been revised upward from the initial 8.5 percent the department reported in late July. Through the first seven months of 2013, the jobless rate in the county has averaged 8.5 percent, the same as the average for all of 2012, the report said.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
To honor the leaders of Maryland's agricultural community, the Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations of farmers and farm families for the Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to one of the state's leading industry. Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. “Every year we honor at least one outstanding farmer or farm family who represents the hard work and dedication of all Maryland farmers,” said Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
On Tuesday, Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance tried a sample of the Mango Wine Sorbet at Misty Meadow Farm near Smithsburg. “I thought it had wine,” Hance said after trying it and realizing that he was correct. Hance stopped at the creamery on the farm as part of his journey on Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail. Misty Meadow Farm is one of the trail's eight dairy farms across the state that produce ice cream and sell it directly to customers. He said each farm has something that sets it apart.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2013
A plan unveiled by Gov. Martin O'Malley to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 has drawn skepticism and concern from local Republican lawmakers. Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington, said the environment is important, but he remains concerned about the economic impact of the plan, which he said could increase costs of doing business, especially in Western Maryland, and raise energy costs for consumers. The governor's office said the plan will be achieved by enhancing existing programs that aim to reduce greenhouse gases.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
The Maryland Horse Industry Board, a program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture, is seeking nominations to fill two positions on its 12-member board. The group serves as a commodities board that helps grow and promote the Maryland horse industry. It is also a regulatory body that provides oversight and advocacy to help protect horses and consumers at the state's commercial riding, lesson, boarding, rental and rescue stables. The open positions represent licensed veterinary medicine (equine)
NEWS
July 18, 2013
A Maryland Correctional Training Center inmate who was convicted of weapons charges and other counts remained at large Thursday after he walked away from his work site Wednesday evening in downtown Hagerstown, a Maryland prison official said. Dion Alves, 41, was serving a seven-year sentence for weapons and drug distribution charges, according to Mark Vernarelli, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Alves had been assigned to work at Bulls & Bears Restaurant on South Potomac Street, Maryland State Police said in a news release.
NEWS
July 7, 2013
Delaney backs 'political targeting' bill U.S. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., is backing bipartisan legislation that would prevent “political targeting” by the Internal Revenue Service, according to a news release from his office. The measure was introduced by U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, and “calls for the termination of IRS employees that perform, delay or fail to perform any official action for a political purpose,” according to Delaney's office. “This legislation ensures that any IRS employees who act in a politically motivated way will be terminated.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 3, 2013
A hearing to determine whether a 15-year-old accused of murder will have his case heard in adult or juvenile court was continued Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court, but the state did outline what it expects from Jenaro Torres if it consents to having his case heard as a juvenile. Torres, of 19 Broadway, Apt. 2, in Hagerstown is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, armed robbery, theft and other offenses in the April 20 shooting death of Steven Andrew O'Brien at his Randolph Avenue apartment.
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BY HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | 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.
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