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October 3, 2009
The Maryland Public Television Foundation received a check for $12,775 from H&R Block as part of the company's Non-Profit Referral Program. Pictured are Yolanda Adkins, left, regional director of H&R Block for Maryland/D.C./Northern Virginia; Joe Krushinsky, center, vice president of institutional advancement for Maryland Public Television; and Hagerstown resident Ralph Bartles, district manager of H&R Block's Montgomery County, Md., district.
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NEWS
October 16, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer Herman Bartlett Jr. was a lightning rod for criticism at his last job in Montgomery County, Va., where school board members voted against renewing his contract when it expired in June. Bartlett's style was described as brash and intimidating in newspaper stories and telephone interviews with officials at the 9,000-student school district southwest of Roanoke, Va. Even his supporters said Bartlett, who will take over as acting superintendent in Washington County Nov. 1, was at times "too direct.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 30, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 58-year-old man was arrested by police in Montgomery County, Md., after he attempted to identify himself as the owner of a car he is accused of stealing from a Waynesboro resident, court records said Thursday. Dean Criswell Fitz, 58, no fixed address, was charged with running up $3,187.23 on the credit card of the car's owner and withdrawing $6,200 from his bank savings account, police said. Fitz faces two counts of identity theft and 46 counts of access device fraud, according to an affidavit of probable cause on file in District Justice Larry Pentz's Waynesboro office.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 13, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY ? Washington County resident David Finn was surprised when Allegheny Power lumped him in with residents of Montgomery County, Md. ? adding a $13.94 surcharge to his latest bill. Finn grew up in the Fountain Head area and moved away. This past summer, he came back and bought a house off Marsh Pike, north of Hagerstown. This month, he noticed on his bill a surcharge that Montgomery County charges its residents, through Allegheny. Finn said he called Allegheny, which blamed Montgomery County, then called Montgomery County, which blamed Allegheny.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 14, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County resident David Finn was surprised when Allegheny Power lumped him in with residents of Montgomery County, Md. - adding a $13.94 surcharge to his latest bill. Finn grew up in the Fountain Head area and moved away. This past summer, he came back and bought a house off Marsh Pike, north of Hagerstown. This month, he noticed on his bill a surcharge that Montgomery County charges its residents, through Allegheny. Finn said he called Allegheny, which blamed Montgomery County, then called Montgomery County, which blamed Allegheny.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | July 29, 2002
julieg@herald-mail.com Washington County is joining forces with four other Maryland counties, including Montgomery County, to lure and keep technology businesses in the region. The two counties have joined Frederick, Allegany and Garrett counties to form Potomac Tech Territory of Maryland, said Tim Troxell, acting executive director of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission. Troxell likens the concept to that of Silicon Valley. While many people couldn't name the individual counties that make up that territory, it is widely known as home to computer-related companies.
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 10, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with an Aug. 19 shooting in Montgomery Village, Md., Montgomery County Police said. Darrell Andre Shanton, 34, of the 600 block of North Prospect Street, was being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center. He also was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a handgun in the commission of a felony, police said. Shanton was arrested Aug. 29 at his home in Hagerstown, police said.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | January 8, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The head of the Hagerstown Housing Authority met with the Hagerstown City Council Tuesday to answer questions about public housing and rebut claims that the area has become a housing refuge for the working poor from the Washington, D.C., suburbs. A mid-November story in The Washington Post quoted three Montgomery County, Md., families as saying they chose to move into public housing here after they couldn't find an affordable place to live.
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by ERIN JULIUS | February 2, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A search for two missing Maryland teenagers went national last Saturday when "America's Most Wanted" aired a 15-second segment about the Montgomery County residents. A national correspondent for the television show said that at least one tip received after the broadcast placed the pair in Hagerstown. Rachel Smith, 16, of Potomac, and Rachel Crites, 18, of Gaithersburg, have been missing since Jan. 19. The teenagers told their parents that they were going to see a movie in Georgetown that night and never returned, said Michelle Sigona, a national correspondent for "America's Most Wanted.
NEWS
January 5, 1999
The best teachers would become coaches and mentors for rookie educators and veterans who need help with their technique, under a program now being considered for Montgomery County, Md. But in the midst of all the praise the idea is receiving, no one seems to be asking this question: Is it a good idea to pull the best teachers out of the classroom? School board managers and teachers association leaders seem to think so, telling The Washington Post that the program is "cutting edge" and that it could be "the most important thing that happens to the Montgomery County public schools in the next year or two. " The program would work in this way: Teachers judged as "exemplary" would be trained to evaluate and mentor an estimated 800 to 1,000 new teachers hired in Montgomery County each year, as well as long-time teachers found to be in need of help.
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