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March 31, 2001
Grasmick says Md. students make a difference By JULIE E. GREENE julieg@herald-mail.com Maryland Schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick told the state's student leaders Saturday they are already making a difference. "Some people say that you're coming here to learn to be leaders. I say you're here because you are leaders," Grasmick told about 1,000 students and their advisers at the annual Maryland Association of Student Councils Convention. "This world, this whole world is hungry for leaders and you have the potential.
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July 13, 2006
Schools would be safer and more efficient if metal detectors were placed at their entrances, said Virginia Powers, an investigator for Washington County prosecutors, who has filed to run for a seat on the county Board of Education. Powers, 46, of 11901 Indian Lane in Hagerstown, has been an investigator with the Washington County Office of the State's Attorney for 11 years. Before that, Powers served as a county District Court commissioner and an officer with the Hagerstown Police Department.
NEWS
December 29, 1998
A college student who was charged with going through the metal detectors at Washington County District Court in August with marijuana in her purse appeared in court on Dec. 23. The case of Lauren Elizabeth Overberger, 19, of 300 E. Magnolia Ave., Hagerstown, was placed on an inactive docket by Judge Noel Spence. She had faced one charge of possession of marijuana, according to court records. Cases on the inactive docket can be brought back within one year for any reason and after a year, for good cause.
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March 5, 2002
SOUTH MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELD - The theft of artifacts is being investigated at a second national park in the local area, according to the National Park Service. Seventy-six holes were discovered at Fox Gap on the Washington County-Frederick County line on Jan. 17, said Chief Ranger Robert Gray at the Harpers Ferry Center. The holes could have been a couple of months old, he said. A similar case was reported at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park grounds in late January. Park officials are following leads from tips on that case, Gray said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | June 21, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Schools would be safer and more efficient if metal detectors were placed at their entrances, said Virginia Powers, an investigator for Washington County prosecutors, who filed Monday to run for a seat on the county Board of Education. Powers, 46, of 11901 Indian Lane in Hagerstown, has been an investigator with the Washington County Office of the State's Attorney for 11 years. Before that, Powers served as a county District Court commissioner and an officer with the Hagerstown Police Department.
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November 7, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two guards will be suspended without pay for failing to stop a Martinsburg, W.Va., man from smuggling a loaded gun into the Eastern Regional Jail. Both guards searched Clarence D. Grantham, 18, who was being booked at the jail about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, said Steven Canterbury, executive director of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Grantham later told officials he tucked the gun in his paunch to keep the gun from being confiscated while he was jailed on a charge of failing to appear in court, Canterbury said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | March 26, 1998
Local educators take steps to prevent school violence WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Area educators said Wednesday that while they take students' threats seriously, there was nothing anyone could have done to prevent Tuesday's ambush at an Arkansas middle school in which four students and a teacher died and 11 others were wounded. "How can you prevent lunacy?" said P. Duff Rearick, Greencastle-Antrim School District superintendent. Rearick said educators shouldn't overreact in the wake of such violence.
NEWS
January 9, 2002
Security stepped up in Annapolis By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com Visitors to Maryland's State House, whether they be Girl Scouts or lobbyists, have been able to freely roam the halls of the legislature. continued "Citizens had the run of the place. Everybody would come and go as they pleased," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington. But that was before Sept. 11. Now, all guests to the Maryland General Assembly are greeted by locked doors and metal detectors.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 4, 2012
Multiple steps have been taken by Berkeley County Schools to make campuses safe, but school building security is only maintained if everybody follows the rules, Superintendent Manny Arvon II said Wednesday. “You always ask the question, 'Is it enough?'” Arvon said of security measures put in place to prevent something like the recent Ohio school shooting from happening here. New buildings have been designed with vestibule entries, swipe-card systems have been installed and police officers are assigned at each high school, but Arvon said school systems can't address the security issue without the involvement of students' families.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 10, 2011
Additional sheriff's deputies, new human services caseworkers, metal detectors, an additional drug task force detective and parking lot repaving at several locations are potential expenditures next year for the Franklin County, Pa., government. The Franklin County Commissioners took a first look at their 2012 budget on Thursday. Included were all requests from departments before the county administrator and commissioners start to evaluate which ones will be approved. The proposed budget also includes 3 percent salary increases for all employees, officials said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 4, 2012
Images from Ohio show many of Chardon High School's 1,100 students walking down tree-lined streets late last week as they returned to their brown-brick school building just days after a deadly shooting. Without the “Chardon” shirts, it could almost be easy to mistake the pictures for ones taken in Franklin County's communities. And that is what gives pause to those responsible for our schools. “My heart goes out to that community. At the very core of our mission (as educators)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 4, 2012
Multiple steps have been taken by Berkeley County Schools to make campuses safe, but school building security is only maintained if everybody follows the rules, Superintendent Manny Arvon II said Wednesday. “You always ask the question, 'Is it enough?'” Arvon said of security measures put in place to prevent something like the recent Ohio school shooting from happening here. New buildings have been designed with vestibule entries, swipe-card systems have been installed and police officers are assigned at each high school, but Arvon said school systems can't address the security issue without the involvement of students' families.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 10, 2011
Additional sheriff's deputies, new human services caseworkers, metal detectors, an additional drug task force detective and parking lot repaving at several locations are potential expenditures next year for the Franklin County, Pa., government. The Franklin County Commissioners took a first look at their 2012 budget on Thursday. Included were all requests from departments before the county administrator and commissioners start to evaluate which ones will be approved. The proposed budget also includes 3 percent salary increases for all employees, officials said.
NEWS
September 16, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A man who became distraught as he was being briefed on his mother's condition by a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital pulled a gun and shot the doctor Thursday, then killed his mother and himself in her room at the world-famous medical center, police said. The doctor, who was wounded in the abdomen, was expected to survive. The gunman, 50-year-old Paul Warren Pardus, had been listening to the surgeon around midday when he "became emotionally distraught and reacted ... and was overwhelmed by the news of his mother's condition," Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said.
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March 23, 2007
"I cold-heartedly agree with him. " Well, you don't have to be mean about it. " "It was the first parade that she'd ever seen alive. " Was she dead for all the other parades she saw? "It was exemplary - way much better. " It can't get much better than that. "I'm a residence of Williamsport. " I wish these houses would stop using the telephone when no one's looking. "The whole ten yards. " Nine yards just wasn't enough this time.
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by DON AINES | January 12, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A security guard for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office who is a former president of the Fayetteville (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Department has been charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy, according to Chambersburg police. The charge was filed Thursday against Raymond E. Rotz at the office of Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter. Detective William Frisby said Rotz, 67, of Chambersburg, will be issued a summons on the charge. A staff member at Carter's office said no dates had been set for arraignment or a preliminary hearing.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 10, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - The six candidates running for three open seats on the Washington County Board of Education fielded questions Monday night for about two hours. They touched on security, federal No Child Left Behind legislation, special education, growth and other topics during the often tense discussion. The candidates took questions from about 30 people Monday during the event at South Hagerstown High School sponsored by the local school PTAs that make up the Washington County Council of PTAs.
NEWS
July 13, 2006
Schools would be safer and more efficient if metal detectors were placed at their entrances, said Virginia Powers, an investigator for Washington County prosecutors, who has filed to run for a seat on the county Board of Education. Powers, 46, of 11901 Indian Lane in Hagerstown, has been an investigator with the Washington County Office of the State's Attorney for 11 years. Before that, Powers served as a county District Court commissioner and an officer with the Hagerstown Police Department.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | June 21, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Schools would be safer and more efficient if metal detectors were placed at their entrances, said Virginia Powers, an investigator for Washington County prosecutors, who filed Monday to run for a seat on the county Board of Education. Powers, 46, of 11901 Indian Lane in Hagerstown, has been an investigator with the Washington County Office of the State's Attorney for 11 years. Before that, Powers served as a county District Court commissioner and an officer with the Hagerstown Police Department.
NEWS
February 18, 2006
Cool relief from hot collars To the editor: Your opinion page Feb. 3 carried two notable pieces of persuasive commentary on civil discourse, a quality sadly lacking in so much discussion and debate these days. The editorial cartoon made much of the virtual olive branch President Bush extended to the opposition in his State of the Union address. "In an effort to establish a civil discourse," the cartoonist has Mr. Bush saying, "we reach out to the obstructionist, defeatist, namby-pamby Democrats!"
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