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October 26, 2006
Parents and caregivers of Bester Elementary School students are invited to the Operation Frontline workshop Friday at 9 a.m. at the school. Gerry McCarney of CASA Inc. will present a parenting workshop. Those who attend will receive either a jar of peanut butter or a bottle of laundry detergent as a gift for attending. Chip Alsip of Alsip and Associates will supply the gifts. Other monthly workshop subjects include legal rights, personal safety, conflict resolution, etc. The workshops are sponsored by the Washington County Family Violence Council, Food Resources and CASA.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 8, 2008
BOONSBORO - Rachel McVey is more than happy to share her knowledge of personal protection in a four-week class under way at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Lappans Road. Supervisor for security at the Frederick County Courthouse, McVey reveals that she was a victim of sexual assault when she was 15. She has a professional and personal interest in the subject. The first thing she told the 20-plus class members on opening night was that self-defense is not about fighting. Rather, it is about safety, protection and avoiding physical contact, McVey told the class.
NEWS
January 13, 2013
The Town of Hancock donated $500 to Children's Village to support the free life-safety education program Children's Village provides to all second-grade students in Washington County each school year. Funds were generated from speed- camera revenue. Hancock was the first town to install the cameras. T.J. Buskirk, chief of police for the Town of Hancock, presented the check to Rochelle Morrell, director of Children's Village. “The Town of Hancock and the Hancock Police Department are committed to Children's Village and its successful safety program.
NEWS
By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | February 10, 2009
Greetings, neighbors What a tease of spring, don't you think? This is a reminder of all the outside work the yard and house will need before spring officially gets here. Softball registration Many Boonsboro residents participate in the Washington County Girls' Softball League. Registration for third grade through eighth grade will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods in the Centre at Hagerstown (the Wal-Mart shopping center) on the following dates: Saturday, Feb. 14 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign-ups will also be at Extra-Innings on Wednesdays, Feb. 18 and 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration costs $40 due at sign-up.
NEWS
June 12, 1997
Teaching your child about appropriate touch Teaching tools For information on these Red Flag Green Flag materials, call 1-800-627-3675: -Red Flag Green Flag ABCs of Personal Safety, coloring book for ages 3 to 5. -T is for Touching, video for ages 5 to 6. -Red Flag Green Flag People, teaches about inappropriate touch, for ages 5 to 8. -Annie and Andy, story books on "secret touches" that teach children they don't have...
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | December 16, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com Twenty-five people have been killed in highway accidents in Washington County so far in 2003, the most recent being early Monday near Big Pool, said 1st Sgt. Rick Narron of the Maryland State Police. There were 26 deaths last year. There are 15 days left in this year. This Friday, Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention month will officially get under way in Washington County. All area police agencies are increasing patrols through the holidays, concentrating on aggressive drivers, seat belt compliance, speed and alcohol use. "We are really trying to find out why we have had so many fatalities in the past few years," said Andrea Harris, director of the Washington County Community Traffic Safety program.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | November 26, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Determined not to become crime statistics, about four dozen seniors learned how to protect themselves Monday afternoon during a SALT seminar at the Hagerstown AMVETS on Frederick Street. Sponsored by Seniors And Law Enforcement Together, the seminar was conducted by Deputy 1st Class James Holsinger. Holsinger discussed personal safety and financial security, sparking questions from the audience. "I want to know if I can carry pepper spray," said Violet Rice, a retired correctional officer.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | March 29, 2007
Commentary Hagerstown has certainly had its go-rounds with geese, cataclysmic upheavals that I've always just sort of written off as Hagerstown being Hagerstown. Every year at "City" Park there is some goose-related crisis that touches off endless meetings at City Hall entertaining ideas for reducing the goose population while avoiding the PR disaster of having PETA-types jumping down our throats faster than Cheese Doodles on a stoop-sitter. Only here, I thought, would it be possible to have a protracted debate centering on the ethics of shaking goose eggs so they wouldn't hatch.
NEWS
December 2, 1997
Newell denied bond By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bond was denied Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to Michael Allen Newell, the man arrested in September for allegedly kidnapping and murdering his 7-year-old niece, Jessica Lynn Newell. Newell's mother Janice and brother Timothy testified on his behalf at the hearing, but Judge Thomas Steptoe noted the prosecution's evidence against him for "two capital offenses of an unspeakable barbarity.
NEWS
February 1, 2006
A traffic stop is no big deal To the editor: What is all the ruckus about anyway? Alesia Parson-McBean fulfills her duties while receiving threats to her personal safety. I wonder how many of us would have her courage and commitment to the community she serves, if we were threaten by small minded people, who have yet to wake up in the 21st Century. All I can say is that I pray nothing out of the ordinary ever happens to me on a slow news day! How many of us "ordinary citizens" would like to have our slightest mistake make front-page news!
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NEWS
January 13, 2013
The Town of Hancock donated $500 to Children's Village to support the free life-safety education program Children's Village provides to all second-grade students in Washington County each school year. Funds were generated from speed- camera revenue. Hancock was the first town to install the cameras. T.J. Buskirk, chief of police for the Town of Hancock, presented the check to Rochelle Morrell, director of Children's Village. “The Town of Hancock and the Hancock Police Department are committed to Children's Village and its successful safety program.
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NEWS
By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | February 10, 2009
Greetings, neighbors What a tease of spring, don't you think? This is a reminder of all the outside work the yard and house will need before spring officially gets here. Softball registration Many Boonsboro residents participate in the Washington County Girls' Softball League. Registration for third grade through eighth grade will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods in the Centre at Hagerstown (the Wal-Mart shopping center) on the following dates: Saturday, Feb. 14 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign-ups will also be at Extra-Innings on Wednesdays, Feb. 18 and 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration costs $40 due at sign-up.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 8, 2008
BOONSBORO - Rachel McVey is more than happy to share her knowledge of personal protection in a four-week class under way at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Lappans Road. Supervisor for security at the Frederick County Courthouse, McVey reveals that she was a victim of sexual assault when she was 15. She has a professional and personal interest in the subject. The first thing she told the 20-plus class members on opening night was that self-defense is not about fighting. Rather, it is about safety, protection and avoiding physical contact, McVey told the class.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | March 29, 2007
Commentary Hagerstown has certainly had its go-rounds with geese, cataclysmic upheavals that I've always just sort of written off as Hagerstown being Hagerstown. Every year at "City" Park there is some goose-related crisis that touches off endless meetings at City Hall entertaining ideas for reducing the goose population while avoiding the PR disaster of having PETA-types jumping down our throats faster than Cheese Doodles on a stoop-sitter. Only here, I thought, would it be possible to have a protracted debate centering on the ethics of shaking goose eggs so they wouldn't hatch.
NEWS
November 12, 2006
Americans need to fight back against crime To the editor: It is with great satisfaction that I read the recent article regarding the training of teachers and students to fight back against classroom predators. It is time our society wakes up and realizes that we collectively need to take personal ownership of our nation, and stand up against those who try to harm us or it. In reading of the article, I was ashamed to see fellow Americans speaking out against such training.
NEWS
October 26, 2006
Parents and caregivers of Bester Elementary School students are invited to the Operation Frontline workshop Friday at 9 a.m. at the school. Gerry McCarney of CASA Inc. will present a parenting workshop. Those who attend will receive either a jar of peanut butter or a bottle of laundry detergent as a gift for attending. Chip Alsip of Alsip and Associates will supply the gifts. Other monthly workshop subjects include legal rights, personal safety, conflict resolution, etc. The workshops are sponsored by the Washington County Family Violence Council, Food Resources and CASA.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | December 16, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com Twenty-five people have been killed in highway accidents in Washington County so far in 2003, the most recent being early Monday near Big Pool, said 1st Sgt. Rick Narron of the Maryland State Police. There were 26 deaths last year. There are 15 days left in this year. This Friday, Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention month will officially get under way in Washington County. All area police agencies are increasing patrols through the holidays, concentrating on aggressive drivers, seat belt compliance, speed and alcohol use. "We are really trying to find out why we have had so many fatalities in the past few years," said Andrea Harris, director of the Washington County Community Traffic Safety program.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | November 26, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Determined not to become crime statistics, about four dozen seniors learned how to protect themselves Monday afternoon during a SALT seminar at the Hagerstown AMVETS on Frederick Street. Sponsored by Seniors And Law Enforcement Together, the seminar was conducted by Deputy 1st Class James Holsinger. Holsinger discussed personal safety and financial security, sparking questions from the audience. "I want to know if I can carry pepper spray," said Violet Rice, a retired correctional officer.
NEWS
December 2, 1997
Newell denied bond By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bond was denied Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to Michael Allen Newell, the man arrested in September for allegedly kidnapping and murdering his 7-year-old niece, Jessica Lynn Newell. Newell's mother Janice and brother Timothy testified on his behalf at the hearing, but Judge Thomas Steptoe noted the prosecution's evidence against him for "two capital offenses of an unspeakable barbarity.
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