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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS and BRIAN SHAPPELL | April 13, 2005
Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said Tuesday he doesn't like the word "panders" if it refers to him. During a City Council meeting, Metzner spoke about Republican mayoral candidate Richard F. Trump's response to a question posed to Trump by The Herald-Mail. In the response published Friday, Trump mentioned private meetings between Metzner, fellow Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire and Washington County Commissioners Doris J. Nipps and James F. Kercheval on issues shared by the city and county governments.
NEWS
January 10, 2001
Metzner to run again without money By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer Elections and politics would be better off without money, according to Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner, so he is pledging to accept and spend no funds in his bid for re-election. "Money has gotten so obscene in politics. I find it much more tasteful without money," said Metzner, who said he also spent no money during his 1997 council campaign. "It will never be an issue of me being beholden to anyone.
NEWS
November 9, 2000
Metzner wants to know limits of city tax setoff Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner has asked for city attorneys to research the legality of limits on the city's annual rebate from the Washington County Commissioners. The rebate is also known as the tax setoff or tax differential. It is intended to represent the savings realized by the county because the city provided services such as police protection to county residents living in the city. For the current fiscal year, the city's tax setoff from the Washington County government is $894,294.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | July 23, 2004
Hagerstown City Councilman Lew Metzner called this week to say he's puzzled by the actions of the Hagerstown-Washington County Community Healthcare Coalition. "What do they want us to do?" Metzner asked. The coalition, made up of citizens, local businesspeople and union officials, held a public meeting at noon on July 16 to rally support for the hospital's proposed moved to a site adjacent to Robinwood Medical Center. When the hospital submitted its first application to the Maryland Health Care Commission, the city government hired a consultant and a lawyer and announced that it wanted to be treated as a "party of interest.
NEWS
March 15, 2002
Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner was awake and doing well Thursday afternoon after having two stents put in his right coronary artery earlier in the day, Fran Graves, Metzner's legal secretary, said Thursday. If all goes well, Metzner could be back home in Hagerstown late today, Graves said. During planned medical tests Thursday, doctors found Metzner's right coronary artery 100 percent blocked, Graves said. The medical procedures were performed at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., she said.
NEWS
November 15, 2000
City talk taken off TV program A discussion about teen cruising in Hagerstown scheduled for the Friday broadcast of Maryland Public Television's "Newsnight Maryland" program has been canceled because the guests are no longer available. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner were the scheduled guests. Bruchey said a scheduling conflict will keep him from appearing on the program. Metzner said didn't want to go on the program without the mayor.
NEWS
September 3, 1997
Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner wants signs posted to warn drivers about the city's noise ordinance. Metzner said Tuesday he prefers to educate the public about the ordinance before city police attempt any noise ordinance stings. Metzner's comments came after Councilman J. Wallace McClure suggested undercover officers hang out around the corner of East Franklin and North Potomac streets to issue citations to violators with loud boom boxes. Officers don't need to go undercover for such an operation because many drivers are unaware of the law, said Metzner, a local attorney.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2012
Curiosity ran rampant throughout Hagerstown on Wednesday, as people learned of an anonymous private donor who has verbally pledged $15 million toward the city's proposed downtown multiuse stadium project. “It is the speculative chatter of Hagerstown right now,” said Brien J. Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. “If I knew, I wouldn't tell you, but I don't know.” Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said Tuesday that the mystery man is not a resident of Maryland, but does live in the Tri-State area.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | July 10, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner on Wednesday called on the city and Washington County governments to consider forming a metropolitan police force, a move that would be designed to change the local law enforcement structure and end duplication of services. Polled Wednesday, council members Kristin B. Aleshire, Carol N. Moller and N. Linn Hendershot said they would be willing to explore the idea. Councilwoman Penny May Nigh said she wanted to talk to Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith before commenting on Metzner's idea.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2012
A private donor has verbally agreed to contribute $15 million toward the construction of a multiuse sports and events center in downtown Hagerstown that would house the Hagerstown Suns, the city council announced Tuesday. City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, has asked the city for naming rights to the stadium, which is expected to cost about $30 million and include a parking deck. The donor is not a resident of Maryland “at this time,” but lives in the Tri-State area, Metzner said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 14, 2013
The latest proposal by the Hagerstown Suns to Fredericksburg, Va., might not spell the end of the team's relationship with Hagerstown, but some local elected officials believe the time has come for the city to act. The Suns are not a lost cause, but after two years of inaction, the city's elected officials cannot keep waiting for Winchester, Va., Fredericksburg, or some other city to decide the team's future, Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said Wednesday....
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2013
Some rounded their vehicles into a section of the parking lot, but many more were seen walking up the length of West North Avenue or appearing from the side streets of the Jonathan Street corridor. They were his friends, neighbors, family and former students, all joining Saturday for the rededication of Hagerstown's Memorial Recreation Center, which now bears the name of Robert W. Johnson Community Center. Johnson, who died June 17, 2009, is memorialized for his roles as an educator, coach and Tuskegee airman.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 6, 2013
Reports that Fredericksburg, Va., may be making a play to attract the Hagerstown Suns reached a fever pitch Thursday, when Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn was quoted in a Virginia newspaper saying he's going “full-speed ahead” with moving the team there. Quinn's comments appeared in The Free Lance-Star, which quoted him as saying he would move the team if the Fredericksburg City Council approves construction of a new multipurpose baseball stadium. In an email Thursday afternoon, Quinn told The Herald-Mail that he has not yet given up on getting something done in Hagerstown, “However, it's been like square-dancing in snow skis.” Hagerstown Councilman Lewis C. Metzner, who earlier this week hinted that the city might be close to forging its own deal to keep the Suns, said he was not surprised by the news.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | January 8, 2013
Still at a stalemate as to what to do about building a stadium in Hagerstown, City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner encouraged his fellow council members Tuesday to stop acting like “there is only one baseball team in the world” to host in the city. “How can we responsibly talk about spending the amount of money we're talking about without putting that out there?” he said during a work session at City Hall. “... I think we should immediately put out an RFP (request for proposals)
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | November 21, 2012
It was Government 101 Wednesday afternoon at Hagerstown City Hall as four of the five individuals who were recently elected to Hagerstown City Council as well as Mayor-elect David S. Gysberts got an introduction to the workings of city government. Kristin B. Aleshire, Penny Nigh, Donald F. Munson and Lewis C. Metzner and Gysberts will not be sworn-in until Monday but they attended an informal meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday as they prepare to get started leading the city. Incumbent Martin E. Brubaker, who was re-elected, was not present.
NEWS
October 13, 2012
Name: Lewis C. Metzner Date of birth: Dec. 13, 1952 Education: B.S., University of Maryland 1974; J.D. University of Baltimore School of Law 1977 Occupation: Attorney Party Affiliation: Democrat Political Experience: City Council member 1994-present; 1981 candidate for mayor Q: A significant amount of public taxpayer money over a long period has been committed to help pay for the local share of debt service on...
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 19, 2012
Since it was announced earlier this month that an anonymous donor had verbally agreed to give $15 million for Hagerstown's proposed downtown multiuse sports and events center, speculation about the donor's identity has swirled. Now, questions about the person's financial standing have surfaced, and the donor's ability to give such a large sum of money is being questioned. Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner, who said previously the donation cannot be relied upon until the money has hit the city's bank account, on Wednesday reacted to questions about the donor's ability to come up with $15 million.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2012
Curiosity ran rampant throughout Hagerstown on Wednesday, as people learned of an anonymous private donor who has verbally pledged $15 million toward the city's proposed downtown multiuse stadium project. “It is the speculative chatter of Hagerstown right now,” said Brien J. Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. “If I knew, I wouldn't tell you, but I don't know.” Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said Tuesday that the mystery man is not a resident of Maryland, but does live in the Tri-State area.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2012
A private donor has verbally agreed to contribute $15 million toward the construction of a multiuse sports and events center in downtown Hagerstown that would house the Hagerstown Suns, the city council announced Tuesday. City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, has asked the city for naming rights to the stadium, which is expected to cost about $30 million and include a parking deck. The donor is not a resident of Maryland “at this time,” but lives in the Tri-State area, Metzner said.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2012
After their two-hour executive session Tuesday, City of Hagerstown officials are hoping to present a proposal for a long-term lease with the Hagerstown Suns “shortly,” a council member said. Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said the city council has been getting “closer and closer” to finishing a 20-year lease proposal, and a presentation of that proposal to the Suns owners could come as soon as this week. “Today was up to us to get the proposal together, which I think we did,” Metzner said after the council's work session at City Hall.
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