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April 22, 2013
The Washington County Board of Education will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 6 p.m. to give the public a chance to comment on the proposal to change the attendance zones for Pangborn and Paramount elementary schools. The proposed redistricting would shift part of the Cortland development, off Leitersburg Pike, from Pangborn's attendance zone to Paramount's, starting with the next school year. The hearing is being held at the 820 Commonwealth Ave. administrative complex. Before the hearing, at 5 p.m., the board will have a short business meeting.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | September 23, 2007
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Jack N. Trovinger, who died Sept. 14 at the age of 87. His obituary appeared in the Sept. 15 edition of The Herald-Mail. Although he had no children of his own, Jack Trovinger was said to be quite pleased when his nephew Terry Trovinger's grandson - born on April 3 - was named after him. "Uncle Jack got to visit with his namesake Jack several times," said niece Virginia "Jenny" Martin, who was named after Jack's wife.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | June 21, 2006
The Washington County Board of Education plans to open three elementary schools at a cost of more than $65 million in August 2008. Two of the schools will replace existing aging schools. Boyd Michael, executive director for secondary education, told the Washington County Commissioners at a meeting Tuesday that Maugansville, Pangborn and Westfields elementary schools are scheduled to open at the same time. New Maugansville and Pangborn schools will replace existing facilities, and Westfields will be a school in the Westfields development on Sharpsburg Pike.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 23, 2013
Focusing on issues such as adequate school staffing, two parents Tuesday evening raised issues regarding a plan to change attendance boundaries for Pangborn and Paramount elementary schools. Pangborn's enrollment in the fall of 2012 was 810 and the state-rated capacity for the school is 745. The school's enrollment is expected to climb to 842 for the coming school year, school officials said. To address the situation, the Washington County Board of Education is considering a proposal that could move 50 to 60 students from Pangborn to Paramount.
EDUCATION
December 16, 2012
On Dec. 3, the Hagerstown Ladies Auxiliary of Pangborn 1365 Knights of Columbus made a $3,000 donation to St. Mary Catholic School as tuition assistance, defraying costs for those in need.  Since 2001, the auxiliary has donated a total of $28,600 to that cause.  The auxiliary helps the school in the mental, spiritual and moral development of its youth.  The auxiliary has also been assisting the other Catholic church's educational programs,...
NEWS
December 11, 2000
Grove unveils renovations By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer SHADY GROVE, Pa. - It used to take four days to run crane parts through the paint booths at Grove's Shady Grove plant. Now it takes four hours. continued The big crane manufacturer is investing nearly $14 million to modernize its production lines, beginning with a $4 million remake of its painting operation that the company unveiled Monday in a plant tour for area media representatives.
NEWS
August 13, 2006
Woodsboro Bank WOODSBORO Md. - Woodsboro Bank recently expanded its financial services with the formation of Woodsboro Bank Investments, a new division of the financial institution that provides comprehensive financial planning and investment brokerage services. Luke Becker, a certified financial planner with more than 20 years of investment experience, has been named to head the department. Becker has been an associate vice president at Morgan Stanley and assistant vice president at Banc of America Investment Services.
NEWS
By ANDREA ROWLAND | March 23, 2000
WILLIAMSPORT - What does Gov. Parris Glendening have in common with the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly? The names of Maryland's leader and the state insect both served as brain fodder to the 25 teams of fourth-grade students who competed Tuesday at the second annual Maryland Facts Quiz Bowl. Each of Washington County's 25 elementary schools was represented in the competition at Williamsport High School. The Fountain Rock Elementary School team was the event's grand champion.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | December 29, 2006
QUINCY, PA. - Feeling badly that his career often kept him away from home, Davis L. Baughman explained his inventions in a paper written for his four daughters. That explanation, primarily about a patented process called "peen forming," evolved into an article published in the current issue of American Heritage of Invention & Technology Magazine. In the article, Baughman takes readers through the process of shot peening that curves and strengthens aircraft wings. "I discovered this process on my own in the laboratory at Pangborn (Corp.
NEWS
December 1, 2000
County jobless rate jumps By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer Washington County's unemployment rate increased more than a full percentage point in October, but shouldn't be cause for concern, a local employment official said Friday. The jobless rate climbed from 2.4 percent in September to 3.6 percent in October, according to preliminary estimates released Friday by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The last time the county jobless rate reached 3.6 percent was in February.
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LIFESTYLE
July 10, 2013
The annual MIHI Fishing Frenzy was held June 15 at Pangborn Park in Hagerstown. Trophies were awarded to the following: Marvin Shaffer, largest trout Derrick Paul, most weight for five trout Erica Paul, special award Nevaeh Blank, small fish Charlie Powell, largest fish Jeannette Webb, special award
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NEWS
June 14, 2013
The intersection at Security Road and Pangborn Boulevard in Hagerstown was closed for a short time Friday morning after two vehicles sideswiped each other. Hagerstown Police Lt. Paul Kifer said a woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center as a precaution. Neither driver had been charged as of Friday afternoon, Kifer said. The names of the people who were involved in the accident, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m., were unavailable.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 23, 2013
Focusing on issues such as adequate school staffing, two parents Tuesday evening raised issues regarding a plan to change attendance boundaries for Pangborn and Paramount elementary schools. Pangborn's enrollment in the fall of 2012 was 810 and the state-rated capacity for the school is 745. The school's enrollment is expected to climb to 842 for the coming school year, school officials said. To address the situation, the Washington County Board of Education is considering a proposal that could move 50 to 60 students from Pangborn to Paramount.
NEWS
April 22, 2013
The Washington County Board of Education will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 6 p.m. to give the public a chance to comment on the proposal to change the attendance zones for Pangborn and Paramount elementary schools. The proposed redistricting would shift part of the Cortland development, off Leitersburg Pike, from Pangborn's attendance zone to Paramount's, starting with the next school year. The hearing is being held at the 820 Commonwealth Ave. administrative complex. Before the hearing, at 5 p.m., the board will have a short business meeting.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2013
A girl is warming up on her violin as her instrumental music class gets in gear at Pangborn Elementary School in Hagerstown's East End. The class is sitting on the stage in the cafeteria/auditorium. Lunch isn't going on, but during the short time that class is in session during lunch, the stage curtains are closed to limit distractions for the music students, Principal Eric Meredith said. The instrumental music class is on the stage because the instrumental music classroom is home to a kindergarten class, Meredith explained.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 14, 2013
Demolition of all but one large building on a former industrial property on Pangborn Boulevard was completed in 2012, but large piles of rubble remain on the land adjacent to Pangborn Park. Several piles are in the open on the largely vacant tract at 580 Pangborn Blvd., and another clump of debris is piled up along a retaining wall that separates the property from a nearby apartment building on Lynnehaven Drive. Kathleen A. Maher, manager of the city's Planning and Code Administration Division, said in a recent email that the demolition began in 2011 and wrapped up in late 2012.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2013
The Washington County Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on April 23 to hear comments about a proposal to change the school zones for Pangborn and Paramount elementary schools to provide at least temporary relief from overcrowding at Pangborn. The school board is expected to vote on the issue during its May 7 meeting, Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said during Tuesday afternoon's board meeting. Wilcox said he supported the Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee's redistricting recommendation.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
The recommendation of a volunteer committee that examined ways to temporary alleviate overcrowding at Pangborn Elementary School next school year is expected to be presented to the Washington County Board of Education on April 2, said the committee's chairman, Bert Iseminger. The Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee met Tuesday night to review a recommendation they came up with at an earlier meeting and did not change the recommendation, Iseminger said. Any redistricting changes would go to a public hearing before the school board gives them final approval, school system spokesman Richard Wright said.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
Two callers reported hearing gunshots shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near Pangborn Park in Hagerstown, police said. Lt. Tom Langston said officers searched the area of Monet Drive, but found no evidence that shots had been fired. Officers also were seen patrolling Lynnehaven Drive and Security Road.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 7, 2013
A volunteer committee examining measures to temporarily alleviate overcrowding at Pangborn Elementary School in the upcoming school year came to a consensus on a proposed recommendation Thursday night. The Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee's recommendation would call for the redistricting of 11 multifamily dwellings in the Cortland Manor development, moving approximately 55 students from Pangborn Elementary to Paramount Elementary School next fall. The proposal would drop Pangborn's current enrollment of 810 to an estimated 787 in the 2013-14 school year, according to projections provided by Chad Criswell, senior project manager and planning supervisor for county schools.
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