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by LAURA ERNDE | December 6, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com PenMar Development Corp. officials said Friday they don't need more state oversight and are on the right track toward redeveloping the former Fort Ritchie Army base. But Delegation Chairman Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, who has called the volunteer board "dysfunctional," said local lawmakers will still consider making changes to the board's structure through state law. At the meeting between lawmakers and PenMar officials Friday, PenMar Executive Director Richard Rook defended the board, saying problems of infighting are behind them.
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by TIM ROWLAND | October 26, 2003
Recently queried, school board members Roxanne Ober and Bernadette Wagner said they were "undecided" whether they would seek re-election. Since they're having trouble, let me decide for them: Run. Run, win, then leave us alone. Stop already with the form letters, the brochures and PR packets. Please, lose the inferiority complex. Really, it's OK - we believe you, you've done good. So stop it, and get back to the business of making some math teachers' lives miserable for me. Thank you. Whew.
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December 11, 1998
To Mariana Krawczak, a wheelchair-bound second-grader at Waynesboro's St. Andrew's School, for the drawing she did that won a place on a new Wal-Mart calendar. To the Washington County Hospital, for being named a second year in a row to a list of the nation's top 100 hospitals, based on its cost-efficiency and quality of medical care. It's the only hospital in Maryland to be so honored. To the Wayne Band, Waynesboro, Pa.'s municipal band, which is celebrating its 100th birthday.
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March 5, 2001
Jobs that must be done if Bartlett is departing The news that Washington County School Superintendent Herman Bartlett Jr. is a semifinalist for a similar job in a Tennessee school district raises a number of possibilies that the local school board should consider, given how important the post is. The first possibility, raised by board member Mary Wilfong, is that Bartlett is merely testing the waters without really wanting to go...
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by DON AINES | January 4, 2006
WAYNESBORO, PA. chambersburg@herald-mail.com The Washington Township Board of Supervisors heard more than an hour of comments Tuesday night, much of it concerning issues raised by rapid development in the municipality, before its members could get around to electing new leadership. Carroll Sturm and John Gorman, who unseated incumbents Arthur Cordell and Richard Mohn Jr., were sworn in at the beginning of the meeting. Following the public comment period, Sturm was elected chairman of the board on a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Paul Benchoff casting the lone dissenting vote.
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January 23, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - Hagerstown Mayor Steve Sager told lawmakers Wednesday that the most recent snag in the restructuring of the embattled Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau can be overcome without legislation. But members of Washington County's legislative delegation, having heard such assurances before, said they want to have a bill drafted just in case. "I just want to make sure that we're not still talking about this this time next year," said Del. Bruce Poole, D-Washington.
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | October 17, 1999
Two weeks after dissolving its board of directors, National Little League on Sunday began rebuilding itself by approving its membership and nominating 35 candidates for a new board. The embattled league's year has been marred by turmoil. The meeting in South Hagerstown Fire Co.'s basement lasted more than two hours as members repeatedly vowed to move the group in a more positive direction. [cont. from front page ] "Things will get going the right way. I guarantee it," said Dwight Hoffman, who is running for the board from which he resigned in January.
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By TARA REILLY | September 20, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Washington County Administrator Rodney M. Shoop announced his retirement Wednesday, the latest wave of change affecting the county's leadership. Shoop's announcement comes in the midst of an election that promises new County Commissioners. Longtime Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook isn't running for re-election and Commissioner Doris J. Nipps was defeated in the Sept. 12 Republican primary. The county also is in the process of attempting to change its form of government from commissioner to charter home rule.
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July 24, 2010
Volvo Powertrain North America Dan Hathaway, material handling supervisor, was named Employee of the Month for June at Volvo Powertrain North America. Hathaway is known for bending over backwards to show his colleagues their opinions and ideas are appreciated, according to a Volvo Powertrain North America news release. He takes the time to follow up on all suggestions for improvements in productivity, safety and morale of employees, according to the release. O'Neill Physical Therapy Services Brenda DeSutter-Gue, a physical therapist at O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown, recently attended a course on caring for elderly patients with dementia.
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by ERIN JULIUS | September 29, 2006
Donna S. Kelly accepted the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Community Service Award on behalf of 15 other "ordinary women coming together, doing an extraordinary thing" on Thursday night at Fountain Head Country Club during the Chamber's 87th Annual Meeting. Kelly accepted the award presented to Alpha Sigma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority, recognizing the runaway success of its annual "Purse-on to Person" auction that benefits Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley.
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