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December 4, 2005
JLG Industries McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc. recently announced consolidated revenues of $478 million for its fiscal first quarter ended Oct. 30, an increase of 56 percent from the same period last year. Sales increased 49 percent in the United States and 81 percent internationally, year-over-year. The company reported net income of $27.9 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the prior year period.
June 9, 1997
In the past six months there hasn't been much good news in the war on drugs. Police agencies all over the Tri-state area have told The Herald-Mail that they don't have the resources to cope with rising drug abuse. Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades has requested more than 20 additional officers for jail duty, due to an influx of drug suspects. Now an annual survey of teen drug use shows that it's increasing among Washington County high school seniors. It's time to re-think the battle strategy in this war. Drug use has increased despite a boost in penalties and prison construction, even though there's a ton of information available about drugs' adverse effects on the health of the user and any children they might have.
By DAVE McMILLION | April 11, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Local firefighters give away smoke alarms to homeowners, help the elderly with home safety makeovers and teach children about fire dangers at Children's Village of Washington County. Now Hagerstown is vying for a national safety designation that officials hope will allow it to do more of the same. The City of Hagerstown is pursuing a Safe Community designation, to which only seven communities in the United States can lay claim, said Michael Weller, public education officer for the Hagerstown Fire Department.
by MARLO BARNHART | March 29, 2005
Children's Village of Washington County took home the 2005 Nicholas Rosecrans award for excellence in injury prevention, presented at the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Today national conference in Philadelphia on March 22. Accepting the national award for the Hagerstown-based agency was Rochelle Morrell, Children's Village executive director. Mike Weller, life safety educator for the Hagerstown Fire Department, received an individual award for his leadership and accomplishments associated with the Children's Village program over the past 15 years.
By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885 | May 1, 2008
Happy birthday Happy birthday to you! Storm Burns, grandson of Alice Grimes and resident of Halfway, celebrated a milestone birthday this past Tuesday. Storm turned 16 on Tuesday, April 29. Many happy belated birthday wishes to you, Storm! Hickory students honored by school Students at Hickory Elementary School were honored recently for outstanding Character Counts! The following students were recognized for the month of April for positive Character Counts!
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 22, 2006
HAGERSTOWN The chorus from the Academy Award-winning song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" inspired the keynote speaker's address and set the tone for the rest of the morning. There was one key revision, though. "Mine would be more like, 'It's hard out here for a development professional of a nonprofit,'" Martin Conover said during the 5th annual "Focus on Philanthropy" awards ceremony Tuesday. The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Four Points Sheraton on Dual Highway.
By DAVE McMILLION | September 23, 2010
Hagerstown's emphasis on safety has earned it an International Safe Community designation. The city becomes the 12th community in the U.S. and the first in Maryland to receive the designation, officials with the National Safety Council said. The designation was celebrated Thursday night at a ceremony at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center. The recognition came as the result of a concentration on safety in the community that started in 1986, when the idea of Children's Village of Washington County was first considered, said Michael Weller, public education officer for the Hagerstown Fire Department.
By JANET HEIM | May 11, 2009
BOONSBORO - The puppets were as big as some of the students and the message was a big one, as well. As the audience at Greenbrier Elementary School was treated to a Kids on the Block puppet show, the students were all ears. Kids on the Block is a national program that teaches children about safety and health issues through scripted puppet shows. Greenbrier students saw the "Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy" program, which was put on by the Mental Health Association of Frederick County.
By DAVE MCMILLION | | October 30, 2011
Paul Leatherman showed up as the Statue of Liberty, complete with the spikes extending from his crown and  green fabric draped across his body. Leatherman, also sporting green hair, looked through the crowd for his wife, Bonnie, who was dressed as a tourist. Leatherman and his wife joined others in costumes Sunday afternoon as Hagerstown Rotary - Sunrise held its annual dinner and auction at Elks Lodge 378 on Robinwood Drive. The dinner and auction is held to benefit local organizations and on Sunday, proceeds went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County and Children's Village of Washington County.
April 11, 2011
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools: Monday, April 11 Bester Elementary — Color guard, 3 to 4 p.m.; Maryland Symphony Orchestra visits prekindergarten and Cubs Fountaindale Elementary — Spring pictures Salem Avenue Elementary — Lois Manfull nutrition class for third-graders, 1:45 p.m. Williamsport Elementary — Classroom group pictures and spring individual pictures...
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