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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | January 21, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley's fiscal 2012 capital budget proposal includes at least a dozen projects in Washington County. The largest funding amount is $9.7 million to replace housing unit windows and heating systems at the Maryland Correctional Training Center, one of three state prisons south of Hagerstown. Another $6.4 million is earmarked for upgrades to the interchange at interstates 81 and 70. Five other projects, totaling nearly $6 million, are proposed for Washington County Public Schools.
By DAN DEARTH | | December 13, 2010
A group of newly elected state lawmakers was told during a tour of Maryland Correctional Training Center on Monday that some of the inmates are allowed to furnish their cells with televisions and Sony PlayStations. Del.-elect Neil Parrott, R-Washington, said afterward that he was relieved the taxpayers weren’t footing the bill. “The inmates, if they have them, are paying for them on their own,” Parrott said. Parrott and Sen.-elect Christopher B. Shank, who were elected to their seats in the Maryland General Assembly in November to represent Washington County, were among 19 freshmen lawmakers to take the tour.
September 21, 2010
Authorities believe an inmate at the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown burned himself early Monday when he tried to light something in his cell, said Mark Vernarelli, spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. "The inmate suffered a small welt and was treated on-site by MCTC medical personnel," Vernarelli said Monday in an e-mail. Vernarelli said the inmate possibly was trying to light a cigarette. The inmate suffered a second-degree burn to his left biceps, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
September 1, 2010
MAY 6, 1948-AUG. 30, 2010 Scott W. Banzhoff, 62, of Hagerstown, Md., peacefully passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, at Washington County Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born May 6, 1948, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Earl and Betty (Bowman) Banzhoff of Williamsport, Md. Scotty was a 1966 graduate of Williamsport High School and later attended Hagerstown Junior College. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While he was in the Navy, Scotty was stationed in Washington, D.C. as a member of the Naval Honor Guard.
August 26, 2010
MCTC outreach group to sponsor walk-a-thon To the editor: Thanks to Warden Kenneth Horning, Barbara Allen, and the staff and officers of the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC), the Veterans Outreach Group at MCTC will be allowed to hold and sponsor the Fisher House Walk-A-Thon on Sept. 25. The Fisher House in Rockville, Md., is a distinctive program that incorporates private-public partnership to support America's military and their families in time of need.
By DON AINES | May 13, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The third trial for a state prison inmate charged with assaulting a Maryland Correctional Training Center officer three years ago ended Thursday with a jury finding the man guilty in Washington County Circuit Court. The jury deliberated about 15 minutes before finding Gary Jonathan Cooper, 23, guilty of second-degree assault on a correctional officer. Cooper was tried and convicted of the charge in November 2007, but the conviction was overturned on appeal, Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson said after the trial.
May 3, 2010
A child identification program will be held Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. in the visiting reception area at the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown, according to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The Maryland Child Identification Program, which will be offered free to the public, collects basic identification data, including a photograph, fingerprints and identifying characteristics for each child in a family, according to a news release.
April 25, 2010
Shade Gap kidnapping victim shares story at MCTC Steak, burger and shake Washington County Colleges hold Relay for Life at HCC The race is on to buy before the tax credit expires Teen birth rate down, but officials continue work
By DAN DEARTH | April 23, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Peggy Ann Bradnick stepped down from the school bus one spring day in 1966 and her life changed forever. William Diller Hollenbaugh, a former mental patient whom residents in Bradnick's hometown of Shade Gap, Pa., called Bicycle Pete, rushed the bus and abducted the 17-year-old. The incident led to an eight-day manhunt through the mountains of Pennsylvania that left Hollenbaugh and an FBI agent dead. A deputy sheriff was severely wounded. That abducted teenager, now 62-year-old Peggy Ann Bradnick Jackson, went to the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown on Friday to share her story with about 75 inmates.
December 22, 2009
AUG. 16, 1942-DEC. 20, 2009 Douglas (Larry) Cornell, 67, of 63 S. Colonial Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born Aug. 16, 1942, in Robertstown, Ga., he was the son of the late William H. and Martha Allison Cornell. He served in the U.S. Army and was a military policeman at Fort Ritchie. He was retired from MCTC as a lieutenant. He was previously employed with Maryland Ribbon and security at Fort Ritchie. He is survived by his wife, Billie Arlene Renner Cornell; two daughters, Debbie K. Myers and Kris Osborne, both of Hagerstown, Md.; one son, Paul Allen French of Warfordsburg, Pa.; four sisters, Sue Nix, Doris Ruth Cathey, Florence Sims and Evelyn Binsz; two brothers, Dan Cornell and Glenn Cornell, all of Georgia; five grandchildren, Shane Wynkoop, Nicole Crone, Jessica Osborne, Sean Osborne and Brandon Myers; and two great-grandchildren, Lucas Wynkoop and Jordyn Crone.
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