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March 7, 2001
BOE hires public information officer The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Carol Y. Mowen its public information officer Tuesday night. Mowen, of Greencastle, Pa., works as a literacy resource teacher at Springfield Middle School. She began working as an English language arts teacher in 1996 at the same school. Her salary will be $49,825 a year, which is the pay for Step One of the scale for administrator and supervisor. The position's top salary is $65,011.
NEWS
March 26, 2004
South Hagerstown High School band director Tony Domenico has been transferred to the Washington County Public Schools central office on Commonwealth Avenue in Hagerstown. Carol Mowen, public information officer for Washington County Public Schools, said another certified music teacher has taken over Domenico's classes at the high school. Mowen would not say why Domenico was transferred to the central office, saying it is a personnel matter. Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan would not comment on the transfer.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 13, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Bob Burner is the man with the tips. Burner, the new public information officer at the Shepherdstown Fire Department, helps provide people with emergency know-how to make their lives safer. Burner, who took over the job at the volunteer fire department in January, pumps out press releases to local news organizations about fire prevention tips, emergency response plans and other efforts. Burner, who runs his own online marketing business, became familiar with local volunteer firefighters after reporting about some local incidents on a Web site.
NEWS
November 20, 2004
A school bus and a car collided in the area of Broadfording Road and Greencastle Pike Friday morning, but no one was seriously injured, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. Maryland State Police responded to the scene at 8:21 a.m., Cpl. Doug Lowry said. A Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said there were two reported injuries, but they did not appear to be serious. The bus involved in the accident was not a Washington County Public Schools bus, said Carol Mowen, public information officer for the school system.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | July 3, 2009
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. -- A teenage boy who was struck by a vehicle Friday night while riding his bicycle in the area of Fox Glen Drive remained in critical condition Saturday, according to a Shepherdstown Fire Department spokesman. The 15-year-old boy was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., emergency officials said. The boy was struck in the Fox Glen subdivision off Charles Town Road (W.Va. 9) and hit the vehicle's windshield, said Marshall DeMeritt, the public information officer for the Shepherdstown Fire Department.
NEWS
August 17, 2007
Washington County Board of Education Web site: www.wcboe.k12.md.us The seven members of the Washington County Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. School board business meetings are held twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Central Office auditorium on Commonwealth Avenue in Hagerstown. The public is invited to attend the meetings, which begin at 6:30 p.m. and last for two to three hours, according to the school system's Web site.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | October 13, 2006
State emergency and county health officials said Thursday that they are satisfied with the way in which a health scare in downtown Hagerstown was handled Wednesday. Twelve African refugees and three other people were evacuated from a West Franklin Street apartment building Wednesday afternoon on the suspicion they had a contagious illness, which turned out to be a false alarm complicated by a language barrier. A doctor who examined the group in decontamination tents set up near the apartment building at 25 1/2 W. Franklin St. determined "no one was suffering from something that posed some type of threat," Washington County Health Department spokesman Rod MacRae said.
NEWS
April 5, 1999
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer In another life Alan Methany must have been a juggler. As emergency services coordinator for the Volunteer Fire Department of Halfway, he is busy handling the scheduling of professional and volunteer personnel and maintaining equipment. In his position as a paramedic and firefighter for the company, Methany, 33, responds to all kinds of emergencies. His duties have recently expanded to include calls of a different kind.
NEWS
August 17, 2000
New supervisor named for local Fire Marshal's Office The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal named a new supervisor for its Western Regional Office in Hagerstown Wednesday. Mark A. Bilger was promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal, replacing Ted Meminger, who transferred to the Metro Regional Office. Bilger, 37, of Hampstead, Md., had been acting supervisor there since Meminger left July 1. He is a seven-year veteran of the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal and spent the past five years as a fire investigator/fire inspector for the Metro Region, which serves Caroll, Frederick and Howard counties.
NEWS
January 14, 2001
Jump in pay for school job draws objection By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer The Washington County Board of Education plans to upgrade its public relations position with more responsibilities and a top salary range double what the job most recently paid, prompting an objection from a Washington County commissioner. continued The position of the community relations specialist, empty since November when Donna Messina was hired by the City of Hagerstown, will be eliminated.
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NEWS
May 11, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS Co. responded to 127 calls in March, including 43 fire-only calls and 84 EMS-only calls, according to Scott Bragunier, the company's public information officer. Of those calls, 51 were EMS calls in the Williamsport response area and 29 were fire calls in the area. The remaining calls were mutual-aid calls to assist other companies. The average response time for fire calls in March was 2 minutes and 59 seconds, while the average response time for EMS calls in March was 1 minute and 54 seconds.
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NEWS
July 30, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Letterkenny Army Depot's public affairs office released information Thursday about problems area residents might experience with their garage door openers. People living around some military bases have reported their garage door openers have malfunctioned or stopped working, according to a press release from the Federal Communications Commission. Garage door openers operate on frequencies reserved for the federal government since World War II, according to the release.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | July 3, 2009
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. -- A teenage boy who was struck by a vehicle Friday night while riding his bicycle in the area of Fox Glen Drive remained in critical condition Saturday, according to a Shepherdstown Fire Department spokesman. The 15-year-old boy was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., emergency officials said. The boy was struck in the Fox Glen subdivision off Charles Town Road (W.Va. 9) and hit the vehicle's windshield, said Marshall DeMeritt, the public information officer for the Shepherdstown Fire Department.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown man was killed in Nevada on Thursday doing what he enjoyed: riding a bicycle. The Washoe County (Nev.) Sheriff's Department said Lloyd W. Clarke, 43, was riding fast down a hill near Lake Tahoe. His bike hit a pickup truck that was heading toward him and turned in front of him, police said. Mark Youngblood of Hagerstown said Clarke was a regular in a bike-riding group that left most mornings from Port City Java in Long Meadow Shopping Center. Even in the winter, when it was too cold for other riders, "I knew Lloyd would be over there waiting," he said.
NEWS
August 17, 2007
Washington County Board of Education Web site: www.wcboe.k12.md.us The seven members of the Washington County Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. School board business meetings are held twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Central Office auditorium on Commonwealth Avenue in Hagerstown. The public is invited to attend the meetings, which begin at 6:30 p.m. and last for two to three hours, according to the school system's Web site.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | October 13, 2006
State emergency and county health officials said Thursday that they are satisfied with the way in which a health scare in downtown Hagerstown was handled Wednesday. Twelve African refugees and three other people were evacuated from a West Franklin Street apartment building Wednesday afternoon on the suspicion they had a contagious illness, which turned out to be a false alarm complicated by a language barrier. A doctor who examined the group in decontamination tents set up near the apartment building at 25 1/2 W. Franklin St. determined "no one was suffering from something that posed some type of threat," Washington County Health Department spokesman Rod MacRae said.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 13, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Bob Burner is the man with the tips. Burner, the new public information officer at the Shepherdstown Fire Department, helps provide people with emergency know-how to make their lives safer. Burner, who took over the job at the volunteer fire department in January, pumps out press releases to local news organizations about fire prevention tips, emergency response plans and other efforts. Burner, who runs his own online marketing business, became familiar with local volunteer firefighters after reporting about some local incidents on a Web site.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | May 18, 2005
Lynch named director of human resources Washington County Public Schools has a new executive director of human resources. The Board of Education voted Tuesday night to hire Edward W. Lynch as executive director of human resources. Linda Barkdoll has served as interim director of human resources for most of the year, said Carol Mowen, the system's public information officer. Lynch will begin June 1, he said. He most recently served as chief operations officer/director of human resources for the Ballenger Group in Frederick, Md. Three are named World Class Students Elizabeth Kramer, a seventh-grader at Northern Middle School; Laurel Kags, an eighth-grader at Springfield Middle School; and Anna Baldasarre, a seventh-grader at Smithsburg Middle School, were recognized Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Education as World Class Students.
NEWS
November 20, 2004
A school bus and a car collided in the area of Broadfording Road and Greencastle Pike Friday morning, but no one was seriously injured, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. Maryland State Police responded to the scene at 8:21 a.m., Cpl. Doug Lowry said. A Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said there were two reported injuries, but they did not appear to be serious. The bus involved in the accident was not a Washington County Public Schools bus, said Carol Mowen, public information officer for the school system.
NEWS
by DON AINES | August 20, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Smoke clouded the halls of the Fulton County Courthouse and several people outside appeared to be seriously injured or dead Thursday morning, but the imaginary mayhem was all orchestrated by the county's Emergency Management Agency. "I got held hostage," said Ladawn Hoffman, a clerk in the Prothonotary's Office, who was back at work an hour after, as part of the drill, a man left a "suspicious" package on the counter.
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