Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsOdd Jobs
IN THE NEWS

Odd Jobs

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By CAROL KLEIMAN | November 6, 2005
Dear Coach: I've recently held a lot of odd jobs because I couldn't find work in my profession. Now I'm job hunting in my field and wonder how I should address the gap in my work history. Carol Kleiman: Explain that jobs were scarce and you wanted to keep busy and have an income while looking for a good position. Dear Coach: I cannot get a reference from my previous supervisor because of "company policy. " Instead, prospective employers have to contact a Web site that charges them for the information.
NEWS
January 11, 1998
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer For Rent-A-Husband, odd jobs are no problem By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Bob O'Connor started running whimsical newspaper ads for his new Rent-A-Husband business in December 1995. The hope was that the ads - aimed at wives tired of nagging their husbands to do odd jobs around the house - would bring in enough work to keep him and one employee busy in the winter months when his main business, REO Enterprises Inc., got slow.
NEWS
October 3, 2007
The Grace Academy Mission team began serving in the community earlier than usual this year. On Sept. 15, a group of students volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. The students learned how to run electrical wiring and ran cable and phone lines with the help of the Habitat supervisors. They also did odd jobs such as caulking. They said they had a great time learning new skills and knowing they were helping a nice family.
NEWS
October 24, 2004
Name of business: Mastrouni Lawn Care & Services Owner: David S. Mastrouni Address: 68 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown Products and services: Lawn care, leaf removal, gutter cleaning, tree and shrub trimming, snow removal, furniture moving, landscaping, mulching, power washing and other odd jobs Market area: Tri-State area How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "As a kid, I assisted a neighbor with lawn care and started doing lawns in the neighborhood.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 13, 2005
WILLIAMSPORT - The policy for allowing employees to use town equipment outside of their regular work hours is "about as clear as mud," Town Attorney Edward Kuczynski said Monday. From the audience, Town Supervisor Jeff Long said employees sometimes use equipment to do odd jobs - such as repairing sidewalks - for residents and charge 60 percent to 70 percent of what contractors might charge. Mayor James G. McCleaf II said the practice was in place before he took office, so he allowed it to continue.
OBITUARIES
August 1, 2011
Shealy “Doc” W. Clipp Jr., 56, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at his home. Born March 15, 1955, in Hagerstown, he is the son of Shealy W. Clipp Sr. of Hagerstown and the late Christina (Fraley) Clipp. Doc attended Sharpsburg Elementary School as a child and held various odd jobs throughout his life. He was a member of Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren. Along with his father, Doc is survived by two brothers, Keith D. Clipp and his wife, Sandy, of Sharpsburg, and Clark A. Clipp and his wife, Susie, of Hagerstown.
NEWS
by Cheryl M. Keyser | October 14, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - It's fair to say Sammy Kershaw likes his job. In his career, Kershaw has produced many multiplatinum hits, such as "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "I Can't Reach Her Anymore," "National Working Woman's Holiday," "Love of My Life," "Cadillac Style," "Don't Go Near The Water" and "Haunted Heart. " His latest release is "I Want My Money Back. " "I like to work," Kershaw said. On Oct. 15, the audience can hear the fruits of this country music singer's labor when he performs at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Pa. He will be accompanied on stage by a six-member band playing fiddle, piano, guitars, bass and drums.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | February 22, 2008
BEAVER CREEK - A Mapleville teenager died Thursday afternoon after he was pinned under a forklift that overturned at Beaver Creek Country Club, employees and family members said. Family members identified the victim as Nevin Petre, who was helping his father remove a tree from the golf course. Nevin was operating the forklift while his father, Samuel Petre, sawed the tree, country club employee Rod Steiner said. The forklift's boom was resting against the tree to help guide it to the ground, Steiner said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 19, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Rebekah Deeds was like most of the cadets at the Municipal Police Academy. She hated physical training. She wondered after each rigorous test if she had passed. She questioned her decision to become an officer. She dreaded being sprayed in the face with pepper spray. Deeds was like most of the cadets at the academy except in one very big way. She was at the top of the class. Deeds, one of three new officers hired by the Waynesboro Police Department, said the honor of having the highest academics came as a bit of a shock.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD and BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 4, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com shappell@herald-mail.com A young man and a juvenile have been charged in connection with the beating death of Curtis Eugene Hill Sr., a 46-year-old man whose body was found Wednesday morning near a North Cannon Avenue pharmacy, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Curt Wood said this morning. Larry W. Shriner, 20, of 13720 Village Mill Drive in Maugansville, and Justin Kyle Marshall, 17, of 12022 Sherwood Drive in Hagerstown, have been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, attempted robbery and attempted theft, Wood said in a news release.
ARTICLES BY DATE
OBITUARIES
August 1, 2011
Shealy “Doc” W. Clipp Jr., 56, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at his home. Born March 15, 1955, in Hagerstown, he is the son of Shealy W. Clipp Sr. of Hagerstown and the late Christina (Fraley) Clipp. Doc attended Sharpsburg Elementary School as a child and held various odd jobs throughout his life. He was a member of Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren. Along with his father, Doc is survived by two brothers, Keith D. Clipp and his wife, Sandy, of Sharpsburg, and Clark A. Clipp and his wife, Susie, of Hagerstown.
Advertisement
NEWS
By KEIRA CALE / Pulse correspondent | July 7, 2009
It used to be when our parents were teenagers, they could turn to their parents for money. But today's teens say even weekly allowances are no more. Instead, they often have to beg Mom or Dad for a few bucks. Many local teens say they would like to get a job to help with their expenses, but they say it's even harder in this economy to get hired. Especially, they say, if you don't have any experience. The economy and teens So have teens felt the effects of the economy?
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 19, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Rebekah Deeds was like most of the cadets at the Municipal Police Academy. She hated physical training. She wondered after each rigorous test if she had passed. She questioned her decision to become an officer. She dreaded being sprayed in the face with pepper spray. Deeds was like most of the cadets at the academy except in one very big way. She was at the top of the class. Deeds, one of three new officers hired by the Waynesboro Police Department, said the honor of having the highest academics came as a bit of a shock.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | May 30, 2008
BOONSBORO - Marjorie Griffith has long been interested in rocket and space shuttle launches. As she followed news stories of the wayward satellite stopped in its path by the air-defense missile system in February, it triggered memories of her past. "I've seen a lot of history," said Griffith, 95, who was born in Luray, Va. She said she has vivid memories, even though she was only 5 years old, of watching the "war train" leave Luray in November 1918 loaded with soldiers. "I saw nothing but people crying.
NEWS
April 10, 2008
Mail Call rules Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Please limit your comments to one per day. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236. You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Please follow these rules when calling Mail Call: It is best to limit your calls to issues in the news.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | February 22, 2008
BEAVER CREEK - A Mapleville teenager died Thursday afternoon after he was pinned under a forklift that overturned at Beaver Creek Country Club, employees and family members said. Family members identified the victim as Nevin Petre, who was helping his father remove a tree from the golf course. Nevin was operating the forklift while his father, Samuel Petre, sawed the tree, country club employee Rod Steiner said. The forklift's boom was resting against the tree to help guide it to the ground, Steiner said.
NEWS
October 3, 2007
The Grace Academy Mission team began serving in the community earlier than usual this year. On Sept. 15, a group of students volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. The students learned how to run electrical wiring and ran cable and phone lines with the help of the Habitat supervisors. They also did odd jobs such as caulking. They said they had a great time learning new skills and knowing they were helping a nice family.
NEWS
August 14, 2006
Last week's question Martin O'Malley has challenged his Republican rival for the Maryland governor's office to urge President Bush to back a higher minimum wage. Gov. Robert Ehrlich says that's not the best way to fight poverty. Who's right and why? Gov. Ehrlich is correct. The number of workers earning the minimum is a very low percentage and of that percentage, most are teenagers still residing at home with mom and dad. The others are receiving some form of government assistance.
NEWS
By CAROL KLEIMAN | November 6, 2005
Dear Coach: I've recently held a lot of odd jobs because I couldn't find work in my profession. Now I'm job hunting in my field and wonder how I should address the gap in my work history. Carol Kleiman: Explain that jobs were scarce and you wanted to keep busy and have an income while looking for a good position. Dear Coach: I cannot get a reference from my previous supervisor because of "company policy. " Instead, prospective employers have to contact a Web site that charges them for the information.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|