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April 2, 2010
The Washington County Commissioners gave their approval Tuesday to advertise two vacant positions in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities. The full-time, grade 6 positions have been vacant for about six months after the department lost two employees for health reasons, Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director James L. Sterling said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | September 28, 2011
Citing a declining workload as construction activity has slowed, the Washington County Board of Commissioners opted Tuesday not to fill vacant positions for a code inspector and a construction inspector. The rejection by the board came despite arguments by Division of Public Works officials that the employees are needed and a warning from County Administrator Gregory B. Murray that overscheduled inspectors could lead to project delays or, worse, overlooked safety hazards. The five commissioners were divided on how to handle the vacancies.
NEWS
by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | August 20, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Jim Brown said he knows Washington County, and is in the process of figuring out what his goals would be if elected to the Washington County Commissioners. Brown, a Democrat best known as the former men's basketball coach at Hagerstown Community College, would not say exactly what he hopes to do if elected. But Brown said Thursday that he will share his positions on issues "long before" the election. "I will not come out with positions until I talk to the citizens.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | January 11, 2000
The Washington County Commissioners added two new positions to the Engineering Department Tuesday after they were told some projects would be jeopardized if they rejected a request for the new jobs. Public Works Director Gary Rohrer requested a structural engineer and a third project manager, saying they were needed if the county is to meet the demands of current and future projects. Rohrer gave the County Commissioners a list of bridge and other projects and estimated completion times.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | May 3, 2007
Hagerstown's baseball team retired its name for a day. Instead of the Suns, they became the Nomads. It's because the Suns were all over the place ... and in some cases, not where anyone expected them to be. And it worked. Hagerstown shook up its batting order and then was reluctantly forced to shuffle around its defensive alignment Wednesday while facing West Virginia's Zach Braddock, one of the top pitchers in the South Atlantic League. The Suns got two home runs and great pitching to score a 4-0 victory over the Power.
NEWS
by DAN DEARTH | March 30, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - More than 100 employees reported to work at First Data Merchant Services Thursday morning only to discover that they no longer had jobs. Jim Green, First Data spokesman, said Thursday afternoon that about 110 employees were part of a "reduction in force. " "This was not an easy decision," he said. "First Data truly cares about its approximately 2,000 employees in Hagerstown and approximately 29,000 employees globally. " A handful of employees who lost their jobs gathered at a Hagerstown tavern for lunch shortly after learning they were unemployed.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | January 4, 2000
Washington County Public Works Director Gary Rohrer asked the County Commissioners Tuesday to add two positions to the Engineering Department but they took no action on the request. The two positions are needed if the county is to meet the demands of current and future projects, Rohrer said. "Now I have this information and I'd like to think about it," Commissioner John L. Schnebly said. Rohrer requested funding for a third project manager and a structural engineer. His request was unrelated to the suspension of Project Manager Steven Kenneth Spalding, County Administrator Rodney Shoop said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | April 2, 2009
The Franklin County Commissioners (Pa.) laid off seven employees Thursday and decided that 19 vacancies will not be filled, saying the "painful" choices will save the county $1.7 million this year. Five other positions were changed from full time to part time, which officials said could result in a loss of benefits for some employees. Also, about 150 employees in five departments will be affected by a reduction in hours, although most will only lose a half-hour. The commissioners joined County Administrator John Hart in reviewing personnel from a department-by-department list.
NEWS
January 26, 2008
Will you vote for the proposed charter Feb. 12? President John F. Barr: Yes. "It would be a great thing for Washington County. " Vice President Terry L. Baker: Not sure. "I've heard arguments for and against, and I don't want to throw my support either way. " Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire: Not sure. "Regardless of which form of government the county has, it is the responsibility of that body to govern in a countywide process. " Commissioner James F. Kercheval: Yes. "It's the right time for us to adopt a charter.
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NEWS
August 28, 2013
A kitten found in the Greenwich Drive area of the Sterling Oaks Development in Williamsport has tested positive for rabies. The Washington County Health Department has received confirmation from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Laboratories Administration that the kitten, submitted for testing on Aug. 24, had rabies. Washington County Health Department personnel are investigating all known people who had contact with this kitten, the health department said in a news release.
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NEWS
August 13, 2013
Two mosquito samples from the Chambersburg area have tested positive for West Nile virus, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday. The samples were from Hamilton Township and Greene Township, the DEP said in a news release. The state's website indicates five samples have tested positive this year out of 715 collected in Franklin County, Pa.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
A second sample of mosquitoes from Franklin County, Pa., has tested positive for West Nile virus this year. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday a sample from the Borough of Chambersburg tested positive. The DEP's website indicates it is the second positive sample out of 611 collected in the county this year.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE and DAVE McMILLION | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com and davem@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A “very positive” meeting was held Tuesday night between city officials in Fredericksburg, Va., and the Hagerstown Suns, although it was not conducted as originally planned, according to a city councilman involved in the talks.  During the meeting, representatives of the minor league baseball team and city officials presented their options for a possible stadium deal, Fredericksburg City Councilman Fred Howe said. “It was a very positive presentation, over all, on both sides,” Howe said.
NEWS
July 14, 2013
Carmen Harbaugh has been hired to fill a vacant full-time administrative assistant position working in the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission office. Harbaugh joins the EDC staff from another county department, moving from the review and planning office, County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said. “I'm happy to be in this new position,” Harbaugh told EDC members Thursday morning. The job includes health care benefits and base pay at the county's Grade 9 level, which starts at about $32,000 a year, according to previous reports in The Herald-Mail.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 18, 2013
Washington County soon will be hiring someone for a new position within its Division of Emergency Services. The county Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed modification of the currently vacant emergency services coordinator job to create the position of assistant director of emergency medical services operations. The now-approved position change will include a pay raise from the county's Grade 12 level to a Grade 14, which coincides with the increased duties and responsibilities the former position accrued since the county took it over in 2006 from the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, according to emergency services Director Kevin Lewis.
NEWS
June 6, 2013
The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority has approved a $970,731 loan to support the construction of a 46,100-square-foot facility for Stouffer Mechanical Contractors LLC, the Franklin County Area Development Corp. said Thursday in a news release. The building will be built along Opportunity Avenue in the Cumberland Valley Business Park near Chambersburg. In addition to the PIDA loan, Columbia Bank has agreed to lend $1,154,031, bringing the total project cost to $2,124,762, according to the release.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2013
Wilson College's Class of 2013 is poised to make a great impact on the natural world because the next 10 years will be key in protecting the planet, the class' graduation speaker said Sunday. Sylvia A. Earle said that just last week, the Earth passed a milestone in which carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere passed the 400 parts-per-trillion mark. She also said half the coral reefs are gone, as she witnessed during a dive at the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia this month.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2013
Washington County has been without a Division of Public Works director since the retirement and departure of the former department head Joe Kroboth III. On Tuesday night, County Administrator Gregory B. Murray requested that the director position be split into two positions - a director of Public Works and a director of Engineering and Inspections that would work in concert with the Public Works head. The request was unanimously granted by the county Board of Commissioners during a joint meeting with the Funkstown Town Council.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | April 24, 2013
But after her boyfriend dumps her and heads off to law school, Elle decides to follow him. With her trusty dog Bruiser by her side, Elle proves to her ex - and everybody else - that she's one blonde who isn't dumb. Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents the musical “Legally Blonde.” The show opens Friday, April 26, and runs for two weekends at The Maryland Theatre. For Leah Harrell, 17, of Hagerstown, getting the chance to perform as Elle is a dream come true. “It was a role I always wanted to play,” she said, noting that she's seen the show about 15 times.
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