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September 19, 2012
Tom Perry has been awarded the National Honor Roll Award from the Izaak Walton League of America for his work on the Big Slackwater Restoration Project along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath. The award is designed to recognize nonmembers (groups or individuals) who have achieved outstanding accomplishments involving conservation, public education, or publicity efforts in keeping with the League's goals. The award was presented by Del. John Overington; Charles Wiles, past IWLA national president; Gary Meade, IWLA national executive board; Pat Crouse, IWLA membership coordinator; and Dawn Merritt, IWLA national communications director.
September 17, 2005
To the editor: Recent whining from local Washington Countians about rising property values pricing local working people out of the home-buying market is counterproductive and obscures real reasons for local working people's inability to compete in today's markets, be it for housing or jobs. First, education. When I first moved here to Washington County in the 1990s, I learned that only 10 percent of the parents of school-age children had college degrees. This is absolutely unacceptable.
January 21, 2008
Open house at Faith Christian Academy MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The public is invited to attend an open house at Faith Christian Academy in Martinsburg Jan. 28 to 31. Those attending the open house at the Greensburg Campus will have a chance to view the books and curriculum guides, meet the faculty and administration and tour the classrooms. The open house will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 to Jan. 31. The Greensburg campus is off W.Va. 45 east of Martinsburg.
January 19, 2004
Greater Hagerstown: Why is this group so mysterious? To the editor: Where and who is "the man in the middle?" That's what I think of when I hear of the Greater Hagerstown Committee. Is it shrouded in mystery? I haven't heard an individual's "voice. " Are the individuals of the committee afraid to voice an opinion? Is it apart from the voters? The people? I'd like to hear from these individuals who are businessmen. There seems to be an estrangement here according to Mary W. Haines' letter to the editor.
by DAVE McMILLION | February 20, 2005
Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series featuring blacks who are making a difference in their communities. SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. From the time she was an adviser to a group of budding young cheerleaders in Paw Paw, W.Va., to her tenure on the West Virginia Board of Education, Sheila Hamilton has observed public education in West Virginia from many perspectives. "I enjoyed being around children. It's been a wonderful experience," the 57-year-old Jefferson County woman said as she reflected on her educational experiences.
by DON AINES | August 28, 2003 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sitting outside Waynesboro Area Senior High School Wednesday afternoon waiting for the first day of classes to end, Jennifer Johnson was already feeling a little nostalgic about her school days. "I miss friends, teachers, having fun in classes," said Johnson, a 2003 graduate who was waiting to pickup up her younger sister, Amy, who was finishing the first day of her freshman year. Jennifer is now working and plans to attend Hagerstown Community College soon.
By BRUCE HAMILTON | November 29, 1999
After serving 29 years on the Washington County Board of Education, B. Marie Byers said Monday she will not seek re-election. cont. from front page A longtime public education advocate, Byers decided during the Thanksgiving holiday to end her School Board service when her eighth consecutive term ends in December 2000. "I think the time has come," she said. The 64-year-old Hagerstown resident said she has been asked to work as a policy consultant or write grants.
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 17, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Berkeley County residents have five more opportunities in the next few weeks to get educated on a proposed zoning ordinance that is slated to be on the ballot in May 2008. More than 100 people on Thursday attended the first of the educational meetings. Berkeley County Planner Matthew Mullenax said he was impressed that many of those he talked to in Martinsburg High School's auditorium had already done some research on the issue. "They were very well prepared," Mullenax said.
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 14, 2007
Students' clothes have changed, and even their attitudes. His own job description is radically different, but one thing that has not changed in Robert Lochbaum's 50 years in public education is his dedication to students. Lochbaum, who lives in Hagerstown, has worked for more than 40 years as a guidance counselor at North Hagerstown High School. He took his first job after college as a business teacher at South Hagerstown High School. That was in 1958, and Lochbaum said he has decided to retire at the end of this school year.
By ALLAN POWELL | April 19, 2013
There is no secret to the relentless attempts to get public funds to support religious schools. The constitutionality of the use of vouchers is being tested in state courts at the moment with the Indiana Supreme Court upholding vouchers. One notable enthusiast for vouchers is using an atypical defense to support their use. Michael Gerson (published March 2 in The Washington Post), a former speechwriter for George W. Bush and a fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, has borrowed from economic theory what he supposes will bolster the case for vouchers.
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