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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2012
The promotion of three Berkeley County sheriff's deputies will cost $11,390 in back pay, excluding benefit-related costs, according to the finance division of Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small's office. The Berkeley County Council was notified this month of the promotion of Thomas Young to the rank of sergeant, Daniel Steerman to the rank of lieutenant and Scott Myers to rank of corporal, according to memos sent to Small's office from Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. The promotions of Young and Myers were made effective Jan. 21, 2009, and Jan. 6, 2009, respectively.
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September 20, 1999
Food Resources Inc., a warehouse that supplies area food banks, will benefit when Commercial Credit changes its name to CitiFinancial. Customers and the public will be asked to drop spare change in a collection canister in the CitiFinancial Office at 122 Railway Lane in Hagerstown. The "Change for Name Change" promotion will go on through mid-October. CitiFinancial is part of the global Citigroup. Food Resources Inc. has elected officers and board of directors for the current fiscal year.
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November 20, 2009
The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) has started its Home 4 the Holidays adoption promotion campaign. In the past, students and staff of Washington County Public Schools, local businesses, and organizations have helped by becoming Shelter SANTAs, which stands for Send A Nifty Treat Along. Each organization that participates receives an oversized stocking to fill with nonperishable items. The items collected are used to fill a stocking that will accompany each adopted pet to their new home.
NEWS
May 18, 2001
Protests halt car dealer's gun buyback promotion By ANDREW SCHOTZ andrews@herald-mail.com Angry phone calls forced Hagerstown Ford to cancel a three-day gun buyback program before it started. continued Anyone who turned in a firearm Thursday, Friday or Saturday would have received $1,000 off the price of a vehicle at the Ford dealership on Massey Boulevard. A Washington County Sheriff's Department detective was to be at the dealership to collect the firearms on all three days.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | June 30, 1999
In the third and possibly final day of testimony in the Hagerstown Suns Church Bulletin Days promotion discrimination hearing Wednesday, the Suns tried to reinforce their argument that the promotion isn't discriminatory because it is so loosely defined that anyone can take advantage of it. Suns owner Winston Blenckstone testified that someone could simply write "nonreligious" on a blank piece of paper and that would qualify as a church bulletin....
NEWS
September 24, 2003
In the can-you-top-this world of minor league baseball promotions, the Hagerstown Suns were honored by ESPN The Magazine for playing dead. In the Sept. 15 issue, ESPN The Magazine named Hagerstown the winner of the "Veeckie" award, named for former Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, for its Gerald N. Minnich pre-planned funeral giveaway. The promotion earned the Suns media attention by, among others, ESPN's highlight show "Sportscenter," Sports Illustrated and Baseball America.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | January 11, 2000
The Hagerstown Suns will expand a church bulletin discount promotion to accept bulletins from civic and nonprofit groups under a settlement that ends the baseball club's legal battle with the state and the American Civil Liberties Union, both sides said Tuesday. cont. from front page The promotion now will be called Sunday Family Bulletin Day. As with those who present church bulletins, a family of up to six people will be admitted for the discounted price of $6 if they present a bulletin from a civic or nonprofit group at a Suns' Sunday home game.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | October 12, 1999
The Hagerstown Suns prevailed against charges the team's Church Bulletin Day promotion is a form of religious discrimination. [cont. from front page ] The promotion, which offers discounted admission to fans who bring church bulletins to Sunday baseball games, is permitted under Maryland law because the team offers the discount to all fans once they reach the ticket window, Maryland Administrative Law Judge Georgia Brady ruled. Carl Silverman, of Waynesboro, Pa., went to the Maryland Commission on Human Relations last year claiming the promotion discriminates against him because he is an agnostic.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 28, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - During Saturday's sidewalk days shopping promotion, Waynesboro was supposed to be graced by a visit from Miss Pennsylvania, the clip-clop of a horse-drawn carriage, a farmers market, band music, a barbershop quartet, drum corps and a choral ensemble, not to mention a face painter. "They all canceled out," said Mike Cermak, president of MainStreet Waynesboro's board of directors and chairman of its promotions committee, which is organizing the event.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | June 22, 1998
The Hagerstown Suns have rejected a request to end a church promotion that a Waynesboro, Pa., man claims discriminates against him, the team said Monday. Carl Silverman filed a complaint with the Maryland Commission on Human Relations in April, alleging that the minor league baseball team's "Church Bulletin Day" promotion on Sundays discriminates against him because he is an atheist. Catherine A. Skaggs, the lead investigator for the commission's Hagerstown office, said she could not comment because the case has not been resolved.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
Two of the Hagerstown Police Department's most seasoned officers were promoted to the rank of captain during a ceremony Thursday at City Hall. Lts. Paul Kifer Jr. and Tom Langston were sworn in as captains by Mayor David Gysberts before a large gathering of friends, family members and fellow officers in the Hagerstown City Council chambers. “I started as a patrol officer and never dreamed that I would be standing here right now with captain's bars on my collar,” Kifer said after the ceremony.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | July 13, 2013
Pilots were not the only ones propelling objects through the air Saturday morning at Hagerstown Regional Airport. Players bent the metaphorical throttle on dodgeballs, sending them hurling across the field to wallop opposing team members. “It's fun to hit people,” player Ian Donnakay said. “Anybody will let you know it's fun to hit somebody as hard and you can. And the balls are soft enough to where none of us are getting really hurt.” It was people such as Donnakay, 30, of Greencastle, Pa., who Allegiant Airlines counted on when it unveiled its Dodge High Fares national advertising campaign.
LIFESTYLE
July 3, 2013
Boy Scout Troop 412 conducted its court of honor July 1. Kevin Macias earned the first aid merit badge, the Scout rank and was elected the troop chaplain aide. Devonte Johnson, Sean Maguire, Brendan Heisler and Joshua Macias all earned the Tenderfoot rank. Macias was also elected as patrol leader of the Lion Patrol.  Sean Maguire earned the family life and scholarship merit badges and was elected as the troop quartermaster.  Ryan Maguire earned the Star rank and the communications and citizenship in the community merit badges.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Berkeley County officials are moving forward with a plan to have all of the county's museums open on the third weekend of each month as part of a coordinated heritage tourism promotion plan. Laura Gassler, director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau, told board members Wednesday that the plan would allow tourists the opportunity to visit all of the county's museums as part of a day-long visit, if not stay overnight. Gassler said she and Berkeley County Historical Society President Todd Funkhouser have been working on the plan, which comes as county museums are “desperate for volunteers” to staff them.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | May 11, 2013
Recycling is a lot more than just a colored can full of paper and plastic at the curb. Visitors to the fifth annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday at Shafer Memorial Park found no less than 25 recycling options in the parking lot before they even stepped foot into the sprawling vendor area. Organizers of the event - which is designed to promote sustainable living - collected wine corks to make flooring, denim to make insulation, and sneakers to make athletic and playground surfaces as well as shoes.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
Chef Joe Fleischman's plan worked out perfectly Wednesday when children in attendance of Family Fit Night flocked to the self-serve fruit and yogurt parfait line he had cunningly prepared. “Brightly colored food usually is good for you, and kids go for it,” said Fleischman, of Meritus Medical Center, gesturing to the table stocked with mangos, strawberries, blueberries and peaches. Little did the giddy group know, Fleischman's snack was not only healthy, but also fewer than 200 calories, he said.  Hosted by Washington County nonprofit HEAL - an organization aimed at fighting obesity by promoting Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles (HEAL)
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2013
Seventeen teams matched wits Sunday in a competition that put their trivia skills to the test while helping to promote literacy in the Eastern Panhandle. The 16th annual Brain Games, a fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle, was held at James Rumsey Technical Institute. The competition consisted of four rounds of 25 written questions.  Teams of up to six people had 15 minutes to answer each round of questions. Each correct answer earned a team a point. "S" Words for $400, Alex, The Herald-Mail Co. team, won the event with a score of 71. The team has won the contest seven times and has been the victor in the last four games, said team member Bob Fleenor, a five-time “Jeopardy!
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | February 23, 2013
Judy Greenwald was hoping that what awakened her in the night was not just a dream, but a premonition. Her car was totaled last week in an accident. The Greenwalds had been planning to attend the Hagerstown YMCA 2013 Fundraiser “Toasting the Twenties” at which the grand prize was 2013 Volkswagen Passat or $20,000. “I woke up Thursday during the night and I told my husband, 'I'm gonna win the car,'” Greenwald said. She and her husband were among the 350 people who waited with anticipation throughout Saturday evening at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center as attendees' tickets were pulled from the running one by one to eventually reveal the winner.
NEWS
February 20, 2013
The Hagerstown Fire Department has promoted three firefighters to the rank of shift captain. Hagerstown Fire Chief W. Kyd Dieterich said in a news release that before they were promoted, Russell Daiello, Adam Hopkins and Trayer Stoops completed an extensive three-day process, which included a written test, a resume evaluation and an assessment by professional fire personnel from other local jurisdictions. “They have served the Hagerstown Fire Department well, and we are confident they will be an even greater asset to our operations in their capacity as shift captains,” Dieterich said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
About 22 acres of prairie grasses, the kind that once covered the Great Plains and even parts of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, will be scorched in a controlled burn at the National Conservation Training Center this spring. The acres to be burned represent about a third of the more than 60 acres planted in prairie grasses at the 500-plus acre Fish and Wildlife training center off Shepherd Grade Road, said Phil Pannill, NCTC land manager. This is the third year that a section of the grassland has been burned off, he said.
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