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by ERIN JULIUS | March 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - About 200 inmates arrived at the three correctional institutions south of Hagerstown after the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup closed, according to the warden at Roxbury Correctional Institution. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the closing March 19. Not all of the inmates moved to Hagerstown were housed at Jessup. Inmates were redistributed throughout Maryland's correctional institutions based on inmates and institution security classifications, said Roderick Sowers, warden at RCI. Many of the inmates transferred to Hagerstown were housed at Cumberland facilities and were moved to make room for maximum-security inmates at North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Sowers said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2012
Hagerstown resident William Gower did not hide his support for raising taxes on the wealthiest Maryland residents Monday. “It's long overdue,” he said. “They've been paying so little, and everybody else has been paying so much.” Gower, 48, was among Hagerstown residents who talked about the budget package that included tax increases that the Maryland House of Delegates approved Friday. He said he thought there was a serious wealth gap in the state of Maryland. “People want things to stay the same and to not have to pay their fair share,” he said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2013
National Rifle Association President David Keene is unhappy about the gun-control measures passed Wednesday in by the House of Delegates in Maryland. “I'm a Maryland resident, so I'm not very enthused by the way Gov. (Martin) O'Malley has gone about all this. The so-called assault weapons ban he's tried to impose in Maryland and he's now gotten through the legislature is something I don't think will stand up to constitutional challenge,” Keene said in an interview with The Herald-Mail.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 18, 2013
One of several openly gay members of the Maryland House of Delegates in Hagerstown on Saturday said she will announce later this summer whether she will run for governor in 2014. “I've been taking a serious look at getting in the governor's race,” said Del. Heather Mizeur, D-Montgomery, after speaking at the first-ever Hagerstown Hopes Festival. “I'm very passionate about the future of this state.” Mizeur, who was elected to a second four-year term in 2010, implored those at the festival at Doubs Woods Park to make a pact to bring out more people to the event next year.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
In late June, Del. LeRoy Myers sent a letter to the president of the Washington County Board of Commissioners requesting that the body appoint a board to draft a proposed framework for charter home-rule government. “I ask to move in a reasonable but expeditious manner to appoint this board to get this on the ballot in November of 2014,” Myers  said in another letter dated June 25 to County Administrator Gregory Murray. Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, sent the letters the week after he held a breakfast meeting in Hagerstown to promote the idea.
OPINION
June 19, 2013
It's hard to believe it was better than 20 years ago, but when Cas Taylor was chairman of the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee, he once pulled his members off the floor to deal with “a Southern Maryland problem.” The next day he did the same, saying “we're still working on that Southern Maryland problem.” It was some time later that we - keen investigative journalists that we were - discovered that the “Southern Maryland...
OBITUARIES
August 13, 2013
Wayne Bryan Winebrenner, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born in Woodsboro, Md., on July 28, 1933, he was the son of the late Catherine Poulson and John M. Winebrenner. He was adopted by Frank A. Winebrenner and raised by his grandparents, Elsie May and Marshall Peter Winebrenner. He graduated from Walkersville High School in 1951, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He served at the Marine Barracks 8th and I Street in Washington, D.C.; in Okinawa; and in the armed services police.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2013
The Maryland House of Delegates approved a major gun control measure Wednesday banning assault weapons, requiring people who buy handguns to provide their fingerprints and limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets. The House voted 78-61 for the bill, one of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's priorities for the legislative session scheduled to end Monday at midnight. All five Washington County delegates voted against the bill. Some called the bill a de facto ban on handguns, while one local legislator said the piece of legislation is one among several that he might try and put on a referendum in the 2014 elections.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | April 7, 2013
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's guest column last week titled “ Racially biased death penalty must be abolished ” presented his opinion and several discussion points in support of abolishing the death penalty in the State of Maryland. (The Maryland General Assembly approved a ban of the death penalty March 15). Brown also shared a major point to all readers that Attorney General Doug Gansler does not support the abolishment of the death penalty.  Sounds like a little politicking to me. Even though the lieutenant governor made some interesting arguments, the death penalty is favored by many in Maryland and across the country as well.Perhaps we should seek some additional comments on the subject.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | May 15, 2013
Del. LeRoy E. Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014, ending a run as a state legislator that began with an upset victory in 2002 over longtime House Speaker Casper R. Taylor, a Western Maryland Democratic heavyweight. Myers, who is 61, is getting ready for a second act in politics. “You can expect an announcement in September,” Myers said, adding that he was looking at several options.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 17, 2013
There are few places Wayne Winebrenner could go where he didn't run into people he knew. Whether close to home or on the road to places such as Myrtle Beach, S.C., or at an Orioles game in Baltimore, his family said he always was bumping into acquaintances. Wayne's life was characterized by his commitment to community - whether as a U.S. Marine serving in the Korean War, working his way up the ranks of the Maryland correctional system, as town manager for several small towns, or coordinating community projects through church and the many organizations with which he was involved.
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NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
In late June, Del. LeRoy Myers sent a letter to the president of the Washington County Board of Commissioners requesting that the body appoint a board to draft a proposed framework for charter home-rule government. “I ask to move in a reasonable but expeditious manner to appoint this board to get this on the ballot in November of 2014,” Myers  said in another letter dated June 25 to County Administrator Gregory Murray. Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, sent the letters the week after he held a breakfast meeting in Hagerstown to promote the idea.
OPINION
June 19, 2013
It's hard to believe it was better than 20 years ago, but when Cas Taylor was chairman of the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee, he once pulled his members off the floor to deal with “a Southern Maryland problem.” The next day he did the same, saying “we're still working on that Southern Maryland problem.” It was some time later that we - keen investigative journalists that we were - discovered that the “Southern Maryland...
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 18, 2013
One of several openly gay members of the Maryland House of Delegates in Hagerstown on Saturday said she will announce later this summer whether she will run for governor in 2014. “I've been taking a serious look at getting in the governor's race,” said Del. Heather Mizeur, D-Montgomery, after speaking at the first-ever Hagerstown Hopes Festival. “I'm very passionate about the future of this state.” Mizeur, who was elected to a second four-year term in 2010, implored those at the festival at Doubs Woods Park to make a pact to bring out more people to the event next year.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | May 15, 2013
Del. LeRoy E. Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014, ending a run as a state legislator that began with an upset victory in 2002 over longtime House Speaker Casper R. Taylor, a Western Maryland Democratic heavyweight. Myers, who is 61, is getting ready for a second act in politics. “You can expect an announcement in September,” Myers said, adding that he was looking at several options.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | April 7, 2013
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's guest column last week titled “ Racially biased death penalty must be abolished ” presented his opinion and several discussion points in support of abolishing the death penalty in the State of Maryland. (The Maryland General Assembly approved a ban of the death penalty March 15). Brown also shared a major point to all readers that Attorney General Doug Gansler does not support the abolishment of the death penalty.  Sounds like a little politicking to me. Even though the lieutenant governor made some interesting arguments, the death penalty is favored by many in Maryland and across the country as well.Perhaps we should seek some additional comments on the subject.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2013
National Rifle Association President David Keene is unhappy about the gun-control measures passed Wednesday in by the House of Delegates in Maryland. “I'm a Maryland resident, so I'm not very enthused by the way Gov. (Martin) O'Malley has gone about all this. The so-called assault weapons ban he's tried to impose in Maryland and he's now gotten through the legislature is something I don't think will stand up to constitutional challenge,” Keene said in an interview with The Herald-Mail.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2013
The Maryland House of Delegates approved a major gun control measure Wednesday banning assault weapons, requiring people who buy handguns to provide their fingerprints and limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets. The House voted 78-61 for the bill, one of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's priorities for the legislative session scheduled to end Monday at midnight. All five Washington County delegates voted against the bill. Some called the bill a de facto ban on handguns, while one local legislator said the piece of legislation is one among several that he might try and put on a referendum in the 2014 elections.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2012
Hagerstown resident William Gower did not hide his support for raising taxes on the wealthiest Maryland residents Monday. “It's long overdue,” he said. “They've been paying so little, and everybody else has been paying so much.” Gower, 48, was among Hagerstown residents who talked about the budget package that included tax increases that the Maryland House of Delegates approved Friday. He said he thought there was a serious wealth gap in the state of Maryland. “People want things to stay the same and to not have to pay their fair share,” he said.
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