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by MARLO BARNHART | February 3, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com When the new classroom/office building is relocated at the new Hagerstown City Police firing range near the Edgemont Reservoir, it might well be called The House that Drugs Built. The cost of purchase, transportation and remodeling of the building is being funded through drug forfeitures and confiscations, said Sgt. Mark Holtzman, director of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. The task force board of directors recently approved the use of the forfeiture money for the trailer, its refurbishing and setup on the new site.
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May 9, 2001
8 Roxbury Institution employees get awards Photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER Staff Photographer Pictured from left are Roxbury Correctional Institution service award recipients: Edward J. Testa, James r. Mahone Jr., Fran Kauffman, Denise Gelsinger, Gary Heerd Jr., Bernadette Raimondi, and Vernell Doyle. Not picture is James Sword IV. The following employees were honored recently as the Roxbury Correctional Institution's Employees of the Year 2001.
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December 17, 2006
O'Neill Physical Therapy Services Judy Zube, a physical therapist with O'Neill Physical Therapy Services, recently attended a continuing education course entitled "Osteoporosis: There Is Something You Can Do About It. " The course focused on exercises to prevent osteoporosis and exercises for people with osteoporosis or osteopenia. Apparatus Repair & Engineering Inc. Kevin J. Miller, vice president and co-owner of Apparatus Repair & Engineering Inc. in Hagerstown, has been selected secretary/treasurer of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association.
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August 31, 2000
Business briefs Longaberger Longaberger sales consultant Lisa Dorsey, of Hagerstown, recently attended the Longaberger Co.'s 19th annual national convention, the Bee, in Columbus, Ohio. She was among more than 15,000 sales associates from around the country to attend. Associates learned new skills to use with their home-based businesses, were recognized for outstanding sales and recruitment and networked with other associates, Longaberger family members and staff.
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August 17, 1997
New addictions chief named Hogamier replaces Brown at county health department By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer The new director of addictions and mental health units at the Washington County Health Department agrees she has some big shoes to fill, but she's not afraid. "I told Henry Brown I would walk in his path but would make my own footprints," said Rebecca Hogamier, 39. She said her goal is to build on what the former director established in his 15 years in that department - streamlining, coordinating and sensitizing services to the addicted.
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by JANET HEIM | September 11, 2006
Word Processing Services Inc., a family-owned and operated business in Hagerstown, recently was honored with the 2005 Dealer of Distinction Award from Great America Leasing Corp., its leasing company. This is the second consecutive year WPS has received the award. WPS is a document management provider with offices in Hagerstown, Altoona, Pa., and Mechanicsburg, Pa., said Vice President Joe Dellaposta. It has been in business since 1973 and has gone from being strictly a copier company to a business that helps companies manage documents, as well as selling and servicing office equipment.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | January 13, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com An early morning fire at a downtown Hagerstown apartment complex Saturday prompted the evacuation of more than 30 residents, displaced one renter and sent five people to the hospital. About 50 firefighters and emergency medical workers responded to the 7 a.m. fire at the Hagerstown Housing Authority's Walnut Towers at 11 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown Battalion Chief Ron Horn said. Firefighters found the third floor of the three-story building full of thick black smoke when they arrived on the scene, Horn said.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 17, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - Members of the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad are trying to raise $2 million to convert a vacant former automobile dealership at 603 W. Main St. into a new ambulance garage. Brent Frain, squad chief, and Arley Scott, squad president, are leading the effort. The squad bought the former Snowberger Oldsmobile-GMC dealership's land and building at auction two years ago for $145,000, Frain said. "We've been planning to do this for six years and we've been putting money away," he said.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | February 13, 2000
Though it is in the business of helping others during crises, the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross is experiencing a problem of its own and is asking the public for financial assistance. Director Cindy Blackstock Kline said the organization has spent $17,655 of the $20,000 budgeted for local disasters for the 2000 budget year, which ends June 30. The Red Cross has responded locally to 16 fires this budget year, helping 32 families and a total of 92 people, she said.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 14, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com Emergency responders gathered Thursday to review their performance at an October Environmental Protection Agency emergency drill and came to two conclusions: It was a great learning experience, and they need more training with new gear. Hagerstown Deputy Fire Chief Ron Horn and Hagerstown Battalion Chief Kyd Dieterick said the drill was a good learning experience for all the responders involved. Horn said EPA officials sent him reaction from the Oct. 20 training session, the first over three days, at the Long Meadow Shopping Center.
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