September 24, 2006
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, The Herald-Mail hosted a live online chat with Washington County Board of Education officials JoEtta Palkovitz-Brown and Donna Hanlin on the subject of how the federal No Child Left Behind Act has affected the local school system. Our next chat will be Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. with Vicki Sadehvandi, director of CASA (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused), and Carol Bannon, director of the Washington County Family Violence Council. Their topic will be activities planned for October, which is Family Violence Awareness Month.
July 1, 2007
On Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. The Herald-Mail hosted a live online chat Brien Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. What follows is an edited transcript of that chat. At this time, no other chats are scheduled, but you can make a suggestion by e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Audio of an earlier interview with Poffenberger can be heard by going to www.antpod.com , clicking on "Bob's Pod" and then on "Powerbuy.
May 14, 2006
Editor's note: On Tuesday, May 9, The Herald-Mail's online chat guest was Timothy R. Troxell, executive director of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission. The following is an edited transcript of that chat. The next chat will be Tuesday, May 30, at 7:30 a.m. and will feature a program on avian flu with William Christoffel, Washington County health officer; Dr. John Newby, a pathologist; and John Latimer IV, director of Washington County's Emergency Services Department.
July 30, 2006
On Tuesday, July 25, The Herald-Mail held a live online chat with Washington County State's attorney Charles Strong Jr. What follows is an edited transcript of that chat. Our next chat will be on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. with Gordon Lynn, a defense attorney seeking the state's attorney's post. To send questions in advance, send an e-mail to email@example.com . Question: What efforts and initiatives have you instituted or enhanced during your tenure with the State's Attorney's office?
October 22, 2006
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, The Herald-Mail hosted an online chat with Col. Douglas Mullendore, chief deputy of the Washington County Sheriff's Department and a candidate to replace retiring Sheriff Charles Mades. Our next chat with be Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m., when our guest will be Cpl. Rich Poffenberger of the Maryland State Police, who also is a candidate for sheriff. To participate in the chat, go to www.herald-mail.com and click on "chat. " You also may send questions in advance to onlinechat@herald-mail.
September 3, 2006
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, The Herald-Mail held an online chat with Greg Bannon, a candidate for Washington County state's attorney. What follows is an edited transcript of that session. Our next guest will be Jerry Joyce, also a state's attorney candidate, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. Questions or comments can be submitted before and during the chat, by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Ruth: I have read that you have concerns with the state's attorney's budget, specifically concerning raises and benefits for the employees.
January 28, 2007
Editor's note: On Tuesday, Jan. 23, The Herald-Mail held an online chat with Washington County Hospital's Mary Towe, vice president, chief nursing officer, and Dr. Steve Kotch, director of emergency medicine, who discussed the recent red and yellow alerts at the hospital and what they mean for patient care. Our next chat will be Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. with John Barr, who is president of the Washington County Commissioners. Those wishing to submit questions in advance may e-mail them to onlinechat@herald-mail.
October 8, 2006
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, The Herald-Mail held an online chat with Vicki Sadehvandi, director of CASA (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused), and Carol Bannon, director of the Washington County Family Violence Council, on issues related to Family Violence Awareness Month. Our next chat will be Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m., when our guest with be Col. Doug Mullendore, an officer with the Washington County Sheriff's Department and a candidate for sheriff. To participate on the day of the chat, go to www.herald-mail.
August 23, 2006
"Due to circumstances beyond our control, today's online chat with Washington County State's Attorney candidate Jerry Joyce has been rescheduled to a date not yet set. We apologize to all those expecting to chat with him today. You may still e-mail questions in advance to email@example.com. Thank you, and again, we apologize. " Thank you, Bob Maginnis