August 23, 2004
521,837. That's how many miles Funkstown resident Thomas "Woody" McDonald had on his work van as of 8 a.m. Friday. That's enough to: - Get to the moon and back with miles left over. The maximum distance from the Earth to the moon is 252,020 miles. (Source: The World Almanac) - Make almost 21 trips around the earth's equator, which has a circumference of 24,901.55 miles. (Source: World Book Encyclopedia and geography.about.com ) - Take 210 cross-country trips.
November 18, 2007
Each summer, county government officials from across Maryland head to Ocean City for the Maryland Association of Counties' Summer Conference. The four-day event offers dozens of seminars designed to educate officials on topics ranging from public safety to financial planning. It is held every year in Ocean City when hotels are charging in-season rates. For Washington County officials, the conference represents the biggest travel expense of the year. The county paid $16,669.
March 22, 2012
Jessica Rexrode and Ryan Stepanian of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Bella Rae Rexrode , March 5, 2012. Maternal grandparents are Edward Rexrode of Maysville, W.Va., and Gail Oden of Harpers Ferry. Paternal grandparents are George Stepanian Jr. of Hagerstown, and Christine Stepanian of Harpers Ferry. Maternal great-grandparents are Donald and Esther Oden of Harpers Ferry, and Robert and Mazie Rexrode of Maysville. Paternal great-grandparents are Gerald and Irmgard Dunn of Ocean City, Md., and George K. Stepanian Sr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Joyce Dokendorf of Hagerstown.
August 8, 2003
The Maryland State Dental Association named Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, House Legislator of the Year for 2003. Donoghue sponsored legislation that will help dentists in pediatric residency programs and help new dental graduates throughout the country who wish to practice in Maryland, the association said. Donoghue will receive a plaque and get to choose a Maryland dental student to receive a $500 stipend. The award ceremony will be Sept. 19, during the Chesapeake Dental Conference in Ocean City, Md. Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, will receive the Legislator of the Year Award for 2003 from the Maryland Retailers Association.
November 26, 2007
OCEAN CITY, Md. - Nine members of the Clear Spring High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter traveled to Ocean City for the 2007 Maryland DECA/FBLA Fall Leadership Conference on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau was the host site for this event. Members participated in the Leadership Academy and six workshops throughout the two days. The workshops helped members improve goal setting, recruitment, membership involvement, attitude, communication skills, responsibilities as officers, and knowledge of DECA and FBLA.
February 5, 2008
Youth for Christ plans trip to Ocean City in March Metro-Maryland Youth For Christ will hold IMPACT 2008: Roadtrip youth conference for high school students Friday, March 28, through Sunday, March 30, at Ocean City, Md., Conference Center. The weekend will feature live music by national recording artists including Kutless, The Robbie Seay Band and others. Speakers include Fred Lynch and KP Westmoreland. Skit Guys will provide comedy. Adult training will be available with Ruth Haley Barton and Chris Folmsbee.
December 22, 2009
OCEAN CITY, Md. - Jamie Beckley of Washington County was the winner of the Collegiate Discussion Meet at the 94th Maryland Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Convention at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City recently. Her national competition will take place at the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in Tulsa, Okla., in February. The winners of the 2009 Young Farmer Achievement Award were Brooks and Katie Long of Washington County. Jason Watt of Carroll County captured the Excellence in Agriculture honor.
July 20, 2008
Name of business: Alekos 2 Go Owners: Steve and Kiki Kontos Address: 511 Northern Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: April 2008 Products and services: Overstuffed subs and sandwiches, hand-carved gyros off rotisserie, souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie), angus burgers, angus steak and cheese, low-fat soft-serve ice cream, fresh romaine leaf lettuce salads and other sandwiches and subs. Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into business, or what motivated you to start it?
September 23, 2008
Several deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Department last week were honored in Ocean City, Md., at the Maryland State Sheriff's Association's annual conference, according to a sheriff's department news release. o Deputy 1st Class Danny Watson was recognized as Deputy of the Year for Crime Prevention. o Sgt. Mike Rafter was Deputy of the Year for Corrections for his work at the Washington County Detention Center. o Lt. Mark Knight was the Deputy of the Year for Valor.
September 20, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer Former Hagerstown Mayor Donald R. Frush, a memorable city official who was credited with passing the land-use laws that directed how the county would grow, died Thursday. Frush, 67, who was mayor from 1981 to 1985, joined the volunteer Washington County Planning Commission in the 1960s when there were no local zoning laws, subdivision ordinances or master plans outlining how the county would grow. Washington County was the last county in Maryland to pass zoning when Frush helped get the law through in 1973.