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by DON AINES | September 3, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - More than 1,100 students returned from summer vacation, jobs or internships Tuesday to begin the 100th year of classes at Penn State Mont Alto. Enrollment at the college is up 7 percent this year from last, according to Public Information Coordinator Holly Cieri. The 1,130 students make up the centennial class for the school, which opened in 1903 as the Pennsylvania State Forestry Academy. Appointed in January 2002, David C. Gnage is entering his first full year as the 14th executive officer of the campus, which has been part of the Penn State University system since 1929.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | November 18, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Certified occupational therapy assistant Nancy Horst counts on her faith, compassion and skill to help patients recovering at home from injuries, surgery and strokes. The Maryland/National Capital Homecare Association recently honored Horst as the Community Health Professional of the Year for her work with Home Health Care of Washington County Hospital. "I truly believe God puts you in the right place at the right time to help people," said Horst, 55, of Maugansville.
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April 22, 2006
Truett-Cordell Jimmie and Esther Truett of Chambersburg, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Sue Truett, to Donald Clinton Cordell, son of Ronald and Alma Jean Cordell of Greencastle, Pa. Ms. Truett is a 1997 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and a 2005 graduate of Penn State University. She is an occupational therapist and program manager with Genesis Rehab at The Shook Home in Chambersburg. Mr. Cordell is a 1994 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School and a 2004 graduate of Shepherd University.
OBITUARIES
May 28, 2013
Barbara B. Whitcomb of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.  She was the beloved mother of Matthew Whitcomb (Debbi), Julie Whitcomb (Mark Doeler) and Wendy Whitcomb (Daryl Leckron); and the devoted and loving grandmother of Jeremy, Amy, Zoee and Margot. She was the widow of Dr. David T. Whitcomb. Barbara was a graduate of Cleveland Heights (Ohio) High School; the Ohio State University, where she was a member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society; and the George Washington University.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 11, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Local residents needing physical and occupational therapy will no longer have to travel to Hagerstown or Chambersburg, Pa., for their treatments now that a state-of-the art facility has opened at Waynesboro Hospital. The new Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine center opened behind the hospital in what used to be a physical therapy facility run by Easter Seals for more than 40 years. When fully up and running, the hospital's new center will handle up to 100 patient visits a week, said Melanie Wennick, assistant director of physical medicine for Summit Health, owner of Waynesboro and Chambersburg hospitals.
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April 14, 2006
Support for parents of kids with special needs FREDERICK, Md. - Parents Learning Together will held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at North Frederick Elementary School, 1001 Motter Ave. The meeting is free. Parents and caregivers will learn and support one another in this monthly group for those caring for children with special needs. Sensory processing and its impact on learning will be discussed and resources within the community and school system will be presented at the April meeting.
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By DAVE McMILLION | December 7, 2008
HAGERSTOWN Christmas is already looking bright for Joshua Johnson Jr.'s family. The 19-month-old boy's brain did not develop fully after he was diagnosed with static encephalopathy, but the boy has been making remarkable progress after receiving physical therapy at Washington County Hospital. Johnson was one of the stars of the show Sunday evening during the annual Tree of Lights ceremony at the hospital, which raises funds for hospital services. Like last year, this year's Tree of Lights is raising money for pediatric rehab services like the ones Johnson has been receiving.
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By MARIE GILBERT | March 27, 2008
Depression in the Aging Population will be the topic of a daylong conference on Friday, April 25, at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. Sue Graff, director of staff development at Brook Lane and one of the organizers of the conference, said the conference is open to the medical community, as well as the general public. "It's an opportunity for anyone who deals with the topic of depression to have a better understanding of the illness from a variety of experts," she said.
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | January 24, 2000
North Hagerstown High School will offer a special program for students interested in medical careers beginning this fall. The Washington County Board of Education last week unanimously approved a medical academy at North High. The academy combines existing courses with internships in local doctors' offices, hospitals and other health care businesses. Washington County Technical High School already offers a health occupations program that prepares students for medical jobs.
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Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | August 3, 2011
Lincolnshire Elementary School will hold Back-to-School Night Monday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. A welcome/information session is planned from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by classroom visitation for grades K-5 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and another round of visitation from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. All students and parents living in the Lincolnshire school district are invited to attend. Food drive extended at Allegany Dental Care Allegany Dental Care on Virginia Avenue in Halfway is extending its food drive due to the generous response of the community.
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