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September 3, 2006
The following Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Maryland will compete in primaries on Sept. 12. The Green Party candidate will be on the ballot only in the Nov. 7 general election. Republicans · Ray Bly, Howard County · Earl S. Gordon, Montgomery County · Thomas J. Hampton, Anne Arundel County · John Kimble, Prince George's County · Edward Raymond Madej, Anne Arundel County · Daniel Muffoletto, Howard County · Richard Shawver, Carroll County · Michael S. Steele, Prince George's County · Corrogan R. Vaughn, Baltimore County · Daniel "Wig Man" Vovak, Montgomery County Democrats · Benjamin L. Cardin, Baltimore County · David Dickerson, Baltimore County · George T. English, Montgomery County · James H. Hutchinson, Montgomery County · Anthony Jaworski, Montgomery County · A. Robert Kaufman, Baltimore city · Allan Lichtman, Montgomery County · Thomas McCaskill, Prince George's County · Kweisi Mfume, Baltimore City · Josh Rales, Montgomery County · Dennis F. Rasmussen, Baltimore County · Bob Robinson, Harford County · Theresa C. Scaldaferri, Prince George's County · Mike Schaefer, Baltimore city · Charles Ulysses Smith, Baltimore city · Blaine Taylor, Baltimore County ·...
OBITUARIES
June 21, 2013
Mary Catherine McHargue, 84, of Inwood, W.Va., died Friday, June 21, 2013, at her home. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Mount Carmel Church in Montgomery County, Md. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
OBITUARIES
June 13, 2013
James Martin Wilson Jr., 71, of Mercersburg, Pa., formerly of Montgomery County, Md., passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born March 4, 1942 in Olney, Md., he was the son of the late James Martin Wilson Sr. and Ruth Virginia (Howard) Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a general contractor, owner and operator of Versatile Construction Corp., Montgomery County. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and boating. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 1/2 years, Dolores Ann (Reynolds)
NEWS
January 11, 2012
Two Montgomery County, Md., residents filed for the 6th Congressional District race on Wednesday, the state's candidate deadline day, meaning 13 people will compete for their parties' nominations in the April primaries. U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, the Republican incumbent, is seeking his 11th term this year. In a GOP primary on April 3, he will have seven challengers, including Peter James of Germantown, who filed on Wednesday. Ron Little of Gaithersburg also filed to run on Wednesday, the fifth candidate on the Democratic side.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | October 8, 2011
Local Republicans are crying foul over a proposed congressional redistricting plan that would radically redraw District 6 - currently represented by Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett - to include much of Democrat-heavy Montgomery County. "I think it is very much a gerrymandered map that has been promulgated for very partisan reasons and splits up communities of interest, specifically our Western Maryland constituency, and the sole reason they're doing it is to try to pick up an extra seat for the Democrats," state Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, said Friday.
OPINION
By GEORGE MICHAEL | March 30, 2012
The primary election is Tuesday, and the attempt by Gov. Martin O'Malley and state Democratic leaders to defeat Roscoe Bartlett in the 6th District is the most interesting issue of this election. As required following a national Census, congressional districts are redrawn to reflect population shifts. O'Malley did a masterful job redrawing districts all across the state. A study of the statewide map is a lesson in the absolute best, or worst, of gerrymandering. It would appear the governor's goal is a one-party state.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 7, 2012
Buoyed by a major change in the 6th District's political leanings, Democrat John Delaney rolled to a large win over incumbent Republican Roscoe G. Bartlett in Tuesday's election. More than half of Delaney's votes came from Democrat-rich Montgomery County, thanks to last year's redistricting. With 97 percent of precincts reporting by Wednesday morning, Delaney had 59 percent of the vote and Bartlett had 38 percent, according to unofficial results for the five-county district. Libertarian Nickolaus Mueller trailed with about 3 percent.
OPINION
May 10, 2012
Petition's goal is to put redistricting on ballot To the editor: Due to the congressional redistricting plan put in place by Gov. O'Malley, for at least the next 10 years Western Maryland will be in the same congressional district as Montgomery County. Congressman Bartlett's seat will likely go to a representative from the Montgomery County area. This is not about Democrat or Republican. The question is: Do you want to be represented by someone with the interests of a rural area or one from a densely populated urban setting?
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Although up to 4 inches of rain were forecast for Hagerstown, the city largely dodged a massive storm system rolling across the nation, ending up with just 0.62 inches of precipitation on Thursday. By 7:45 p.m., the city was declared in the clear. “We're done,” said Andy Woodcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. Although it was described as unusually massive, such weather systems can be hard to predict, said Woodcock, explaining that a variety of factors - including atmospheric conditions and jet streams - have an affect on the severity of thunderstorms.
OBITUARIES
September 26, 2011
Mr. Richard Leon “Dick” Hamby, 73, of Brunswick, Md., died early Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2011, at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy, Md.   He was the husband of Mrs. Patricia Rene Reed Hamby, his wife of 42 years. Born Nov. 9, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was a son of the late Harry LeRoy and Nellie Virginia Chorpenning Hamby. Dick was a U.S. Army veteran, and for a time, after serving our country, became a truck driver. He retired as a plumber. He originally owned and operated D&B Plumbing in Gaithersburg, Md., and later worked with several Montgomery County plumbing contractors, including Roberson Plumbing of Dickerson, Md., and Poolesville Plumbing.
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OBITUARIES
June 21, 2013
Mary Catherine McHargue, 84, of Inwood, W.Va., died Friday, June 21, 2013, at her home. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Mount Carmel Church in Montgomery County, Md. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Although up to 4 inches of rain were forecast for Hagerstown, the city largely dodged a massive storm system rolling across the nation, ending up with just 0.62 inches of precipitation on Thursday. By 7:45 p.m., the city was declared in the clear. “We're done,” said Andy Woodcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. Although it was described as unusually massive, such weather systems can be hard to predict, said Woodcock, explaining that a variety of factors - including atmospheric conditions and jet streams - have an affect on the severity of thunderstorms.
OBITUARIES
June 13, 2013
James Martin Wilson Jr., 71, of Mercersburg, Pa., formerly of Montgomery County, Md., passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born March 4, 1942 in Olney, Md., he was the son of the late James Martin Wilson Sr. and Ruth Virginia (Howard) Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a general contractor, owner and operator of Versatile Construction Corp., Montgomery County. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and boating. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 1/2 years, Dolores Ann (Reynolds)
NEWS
April 14, 2013
A wanted man from Rockville, Md., was arrested early Saturday on Interstate 70 after leading police on a chase from Frederick to Hagerstown and back toward Frederick, according to police. George Kelly Ketterman III, 30, was found to be driving on a suspended license and had three active warrants out of Montgomery County, Md., for failing to appear in court, Frederick Police Sgt. Wayne Trapp said in a news release. As a result of Saturday's incident, Ketterman is charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and negligent driving, Trapp said.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 7, 2012
Buoyed by a major change in the 6th District's political leanings, Democrat John Delaney rolled to a large win over incumbent Republican Roscoe G. Bartlett in Tuesday's election. More than half of Delaney's votes came from Democrat-rich Montgomery County, thanks to last year's redistricting. With 97 percent of precincts reporting by Wednesday morning, Delaney had 59 percent of the vote and Bartlett had 38 percent, according to unofficial results for the five-county district. Libertarian Nickolaus Mueller trailed with about 3 percent.
NEWS
September 19, 2012
A Montgomery County Public Schools administrator has been hired to be an assistant principal at South Hagerstown High School. The Washington County Board of Education unanimously approved personnel moves Tuesday, including hiring John D. Shirk to be an assistant principal at South High. Shirk has been an assistant principal at Magruder High School in Montgomery County, Md., said Mike Markoe, associate superintendent for educational improvement and innovation. Magruder's website lists Shirk as an assistant school administrator.
OPINION
May 10, 2012
Petition's goal is to put redistricting on ballot To the editor: Due to the congressional redistricting plan put in place by Gov. O'Malley, for at least the next 10 years Western Maryland will be in the same congressional district as Montgomery County. Congressman Bartlett's seat will likely go to a representative from the Montgomery County area. This is not about Democrat or Republican. The question is: Do you want to be represented by someone with the interests of a rural area or one from a densely populated urban setting?
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | April 29, 2012
Several weeks ago, a local columnist excused the poor performance of some members of our delegation to the Maryland General Assembly by presenting the idea that the implementation of “one man, one vote” legal opinions (and follow on legislation) in both houses of legislatures across America had co-opted the individual authority and power of some legislators.  Specifically, that columnist's premise, as I understood it, intimated that changing the reach of Maryland state senators from county-specific to district-specific (size and geography based upon population)
OPINION
By GEORGE MICHAEL | March 30, 2012
The primary election is Tuesday, and the attempt by Gov. Martin O'Malley and state Democratic leaders to defeat Roscoe Bartlett in the 6th District is the most interesting issue of this election. As required following a national Census, congressional districts are redrawn to reflect population shifts. O'Malley did a masterful job redrawing districts all across the state. A study of the statewide map is a lesson in the absolute best, or worst, of gerrymandering. It would appear the governor's goal is a one-party state.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2012
Four Washington County high school students had supporting roles in keeping the wheels of state government turning in recent weeks. Each spent two weeks as a Maryland General Assembly page. Valerie Downs of Williamsport, a senior home-schooled through Broadfording Christian Academy, was in the House of Delegates during the legislature's opening week in January and returned for a second week at the end of February. “I have been interested in political science for a while now, and this way I can see it firsthand,” she said.
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