December 25, 2009
Lehmans Mill Road is scheduled to close to through traffic near the intersection with Md. 60 on Monday, Jan. 4, to allow for reconstruction of a portion of that road and stabilization of stream bank areas along Antietam Creek. The road closure is scheduled to be in effect from through May. All work will be done along Lehmans Mill Road. A detour will be posted to route traffic around the project during the road-closure period. Those wishing additional information may contact the project manager, Jessica Spring, at 240-313-2414 or Deputy Director of Public Works Robert Slocum at 240-313-2418.
November 25, 2009
The current culvert replacement project on Crystal Falls Drive near Pondsville Road will be completed on or about Monday and the final in a series of three stream culvert replacement projects is set to begin, the Washington County Division of Public Works Capital Projects Engineering Department said Wednesday. Work to replace the third and final stream crossing -- approximately two-tenths of a mile north of the intersection of Crystal Falls Drive and Pondsville Road -- is scheduled to begin, and the road will close to through traffic at that location, on or about Dec. 3. The road closure, required for replacement of a stream culvert pipe crossing under Crystal Falls Drive, will last about 45 days.
October 30, 2009
The Washington County Division of Public Works, Capital Projects Engineering Department, said Friday the first in a series of three stream culvert replacement projects on Crystal Falls Drive is scheduled to be completed on or about Tuesday, allowing for the reopening of Crystal Falls Drive near the intersection with Jugtown Road. Also Tuesday, the contractor will begin work to replace the second stream crossing on Crystal Falls Drive immediately north of the intersection with Pondsville Road.
September 15, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday awarded an $891,131 contract to Rockwell Construction Co. of Mercersburg, Pa., to upgrade classrooms at Cascade Elementary School. Rockwell Construction submitted the lowest of 14 bids. The project will include asbestos abatement, duct work and the installation of new classroom heat-pump units, according to Washington County Public Schools documents. The school was built in 1965. Lisa Freeman, supervisor of purchasing for Washington County Public Schools, said the project will be paid for using a $1 million donation made last spring by PenMar Development Corp.
May 24, 2009
The Herald-Mail Co. Mike Pitts has been hired as a state zone manager in the circulation department of The Herald-Mail Co. A graduate of Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School, Centura (Va.) College and the United States Marine Corps Institute,Â Pitts spent four years in the Marines as a crew chief. He also has worked for Citigroup. Also in circulation, Lauren Detwiler Â has been hired as a part-time, assistant retail sales manager. A graduate of Shepherd University with a degree in business and concentration in marketing,Â Detwiler will work on single-copy sales, merchandisingÂ and service.
May 3, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY --Â Washington County engineering officials will hold a community informational meeting Thursday to discuss the rehabilitation of the Barnes Road bridge over Beaver Creek, county spokesman Norman Bassett said in a news release. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Eugene C. Smith Community Center at Shafer Park in Boonsboro.Â The purpose of the meeting is to present the need for the project, explain the proposed road closure and temporary detour that will be required, and to answer any questions the public might have, Bassett said.
April 13, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- It started with a fairly simple landscaping project in front of Fountaindale School for the Arts and Academic Excellence on Northern Avenue. As a PTA member, Steven O'Farrell rolled up his sleeves and helped make the project happen. "Then someone asked if I'd seen the courtyard. I didn't even know there was one," said O'Farrell, 38. It was a surprise to O'Farrell's wife, Emily (Bowen) O'Farrell, who was a student at Fountaindale years ago. The O'Farrells, who live in Fountain Head, have two sons -- Patrick, 7, a first-grader at the school, and Michael, 4. The courtyard is about a 10,000-square-foot space, surrounded by the school building.
April 12, 2009
Sarah A. Lindsay and Christopher G. Kelly were married Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Christ's Reformed UCC in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Cindy Lindsay of Smithsburg. The bridegroom is the son of George and Lois Kelly of Woodstock, Md. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Smithsburg High School, a 2004 graduate of Hagerstown Community College and a 2005 graduate of the diagnostic sonography program at University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is employed as a registered ultrasound technologist at Anne Arundel Diagnostics in Annapolis.
March 24, 2009
MONETA, Va. (AP) -- The lake house of a former assistant principal charged with killing his estranged wife, a former Hedgesville High School basketball star, has burned to the ground. Bedford County fire officials are investigating the Friday night blaze at the Smith Mountain Lake home of Wesley Earnest, which county tax records show is valued at about $1.2 million. No one was injured. Earnest's attorney declined to comment on where his client was at the time of the fire.
February 23, 2009
Leadership Washington County Class XXIII Leadership Washington County is accepting applications for Class XXIII. An information session, where potential applicants can learn more about the program and speak with alumni and current class members, will be Thursday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The session will be in the conference room on the second floor of The United Way/Community Foundation building at 33 W. Franklin St. Coffee and doughnuts...