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March 25, 1997
FORT RITCHIE - The Fort Ritchie Restoration Advisory Board will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Building 503, which is the Fort Ritchie Training Center of Excellence. The board, which was formed to improve public participation in environmental studies and restoration actvity related to Fort Ritchie's closing, meets every fourth Wednesday. The public is welcome. For more information, call Bill Hofmann, the environmental coordinator for the base's closing, at 878-5234.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | February 25, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Almost a year after the Washington County Commissioners began holding evening meetings in the county's municipalities, the commissioners said they are going well but also said the meetings are not drawing as much public participation as they hoped. Since the spring of 2007, the commissioners have held at least one meeting per month in one of the county's eight towns, not including the City of Hagerstown, Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr said.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 7, 2007
Custodians honored Several Washington County Public Schools custodians were honored during a Tuesday business meeting. Board of Education Vice President Wayne D. Ridenour said they have an often "thankless" job. The custodians work in schools that received a superior building rating during the 2006-07 state school inspections performed by the State Public School Construction Program. Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan recognized Robert Collins and Rocky Burger from Pleasant Valley Elementary School.
NEWS
July 10, 2011
The Franklin County (Pa.) Planning Department is sponsoring a series of interactive, regional public meetings to obtain public participation in the development of the comprehensive plan, which is a document that outlines the goals and objectives in planning for the future of the county. Elements that are addressed in the plan include land use, transportation, community facilities, housing, recreation, open space, natural resources, and economic development.  Analysis of these issues will allow the county to outline a land use plan and develop priorities that will guide growth and development.
NEWS
August 19, 2012
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Board of Education and Hagerstown Mayor and Council (the Washington County Commissioners are not scheduled to meet this week):   WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS • No meeting Tuesday, Aug. 21 WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Board Conference Room 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m. Agenda • 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Closed session Board Auditorium 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m., Channel 99 Agenda • 6:05 p.m.: Correspondence to and from the Board • 6:10 p.m.: Personnel action • 6:15 p.m.: Reports to the Board     (1)
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | April 24, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A new direction and new leadership is needed to plan Morgan County's land use, Barbara Tutor told the Morgan County Commission on Thursday, and the commission wants to move forward to form a land-use committee. Tutor participated in last year's meetings of the committee that discussed the county's land use for six months and was chaired by former Commissioner Glen R. Stotler. Stotler had said zoning was not going to be part of the land-use discussion, and Commission President Brenda J. Hutchinson declined to attend the meetings.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? Pick-up hockey games and broomball are just a few of the new programs that the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex began offering earlier this month. Jeff Barbour of the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association, the organization that runs the ice complex, said Monday the new programs are being held at various times Friday through Sunday. "We've been continually adding programs," he said. "We're resuming a normal operation. " In September, Hagerstown officials and the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association entered into an agreement that gave the hockey league permission to run the city-owned ice complex from Oct. 1 to June 15, 2008.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 12, 2012
When school nurses spoke up at a Washington County Board of Education meeting earlier this summer, board members should have waited until the end of their meeting to respond to the nurses' concerns and questions about the future of the school system's health services program for students. School Board President Wayne Ridenour broke policy at that June meeting, telling the audience during the meeting's “Citizens Participation” segment that students' safety was paramount to board members and that board members would not compromise students' care or education.
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October 1, 2012
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners, Washington County Board of Education, and Hagerstown Mayor and Council: WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Boonsboro High School 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. • 10:30 a.m.: Washington County distracted driving awareness campaign event • 11:30 a.m.: Depart from event • noon: Recess County Administration Building ...
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 12, 2012
When school nurses spoke up at a Washington County Board of Education meeting earlier this summer, board members should have waited until the end of their meeting to respond to the nurses' concerns and questions about the future of the school system's health services program for students. School Board President Wayne Ridenour broke policy at that June meeting, telling the audience during the meeting's “Citizens Participation” segment that students' safety was paramount to board members and that board members would not compromise students' care or education.
NEWS
July 10, 2011
The Franklin County (Pa.) Planning Department is sponsoring a series of interactive, regional public meetings to obtain public participation in the development of the comprehensive plan, which is a document that outlines the goals and objectives in planning for the future of the county. Elements that are addressed in the plan include land use, transportation, community facilities, housing, recreation, open space, natural resources, and economic development.  Analysis of these issues will allow the county to outline a land use plan and develop priorities that will guide growth and development.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 3, 2009
Exceptional eighth-grader honored during meeting Springfield Middle School eighth-grader Aubrey Sparks was recognized Tuesday during a Washington County Board of Education for her academic achievement. Aubrey will skip high school and enroll in college this year. She has been accepted to Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., where she will participate in the school's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. Board of Education discusses school-owned vehicles policy The Washington County Board of Education preliminarily approved a policy Tuesday that could lead to stricter guidelines regarding the use of school system-owned vehicles.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | April 24, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A new direction and new leadership is needed to plan Morgan County's land use, Barbara Tutor told the Morgan County Commission on Thursday, and the commission wants to move forward to form a land-use committee. Tutor participated in last year's meetings of the committee that discussed the county's land use for six months and was chaired by former Commissioner Glen R. Stotler. Stotler had said zoning was not going to be part of the land-use discussion, and Commission President Brenda J. Hutchinson declined to attend the meetings.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | February 25, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Almost a year after the Washington County Commissioners began holding evening meetings in the county's municipalities, the commissioners said they are going well but also said the meetings are not drawing as much public participation as they hoped. Since the spring of 2007, the commissioners have held at least one meeting per month in one of the county's eight towns, not including the City of Hagerstown, Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? Pick-up hockey games and broomball are just a few of the new programs that the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex began offering earlier this month. Jeff Barbour of the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association, the organization that runs the ice complex, said Monday the new programs are being held at various times Friday through Sunday. "We've been continually adding programs," he said. "We're resuming a normal operation. " In September, Hagerstown officials and the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association entered into an agreement that gave the hockey league permission to run the city-owned ice complex from Oct. 1 to June 15, 2008.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 7, 2007
Custodians honored Several Washington County Public Schools custodians were honored during a Tuesday business meeting. Board of Education Vice President Wayne D. Ridenour said they have an often "thankless" job. The custodians work in schools that received a superior building rating during the 2006-07 state school inspections performed by the State Public School Construction Program. Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan recognized Robert Collins and Rocky Burger from Pleasant Valley Elementary School.
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