October 21, 2012
Who won the debates? Like baseball, this is best of five (4 debates and then the general election) for all the marbles; I think the Romney team has won the three debates that have taken place so far. But, in politics “it ain't over 'til it's over.” The “fat lady” won't sing until the early-morning hours on Nov. 7. Dateline: midnight, Oct. 16, Callaham family kitchen table; debate three has concluded and I've got a deadline to...
September 21, 2007
The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum is sponsoring a train ride along the Potomac River where the American bald eagle is known to nest. But to get to the train ride, you need to take a bus trip first. Bus transportation will depart for Romney, W.Va., at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, from the Park 'n' Ride lot adjacent to the Motor Vehicle Administration on Col. Henry Douglas Drive off Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65), just south of Interstate 70. Participants will return to Hagerstown by bus at approximately 6 p.m. Once in Romney, riders will embark on the Potomac Eagle Dinner Train, which operates from Romney and travels along the south branch of the Potomac River and returns to Romney.
October 12, 2012
Presidential campaign is a long, arduous one To the editor: “Most agree Romney won first debate” reads a headline on the Oct. 5 Herald-Mail newspaper. I listened to the debate and I agree that this headline might be true for the 70 million people who viewed the debate. But there was one statement that 70 million viewers did not hear in Wednesday's debate. On Oct. 3, Mr. Romney did not say: “In this case, I said something that's just completely wrong.” No, Mr. Romney had to wait until Thursday, Oct. 4, to make this statement about his previous disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes.
January 7, 2009
ROMNEY, W.Va. (AP) -- The former owner of West Virginia's Coolfont Resort has a new project: Randal Ashelman will oversee construction of an adults-only retreat for transcendental meditation. Construction of the nearly 200-room retreat near Romney is expected to cost up to $15 million. Global Country of World Peace has bought 170 acres in Hampshire County for $750,000, according to Bob LoPinto, regional director of the project. Global Country is affiliated with the Maharishi Vedic Education Development Corp.
October 2, 2012
Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Franklin County (Pa.) Republican Party's Eisenhower Day Dinner. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Green Grove Gardens off Pa. 16. County party chairman Dwight Weidman said scheduling Santorum for the event took a few weeks of effort. “You try to reach out to people and get them to pull some strings for you,” Weidman said Tuesday. Santorum, a senator from 1995 to 2007, has been popular in the area, Weidman said.
February 2, 2009
APRIL 7, 1931-JAN. 31, 2009 INWOOD, W.Va. - Keith "Slim" Sanders, 77, of Inwood, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. Born April 7, 1931, in Romney, W.Va., he was the son of the late Ralph Edward Sanders and Hazel F. Haines Sanders, and stepson of the late Mildred Haines Sanders. He attended Romney (W.Va.) High School, where he was active in sports. He retired after 20 years of service from General Motors in Martinsburg, W.Va. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, serving one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam aboard the USS Kemper County.
March 12, 2012
LaPLATA, Md. and ROMNEY, W.Va. - Ann Mary Fearnow, 90, formerly of Hagerstown, passed away, Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her daughter's home in Romney. Born Sept. 18, 1921, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Carrie Marshall. In addition to being a homemaker, she also had worked in bookkeeping for J.J. Newberry's of Hagerstown. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Hagerstown. She is survived by two daughters, Coreen “Cory” Stenberg and husband, Jim, of Romney and Sandra “Sandy” Bottorf and husband, Harry, of LaPlata; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
April 19, 2009
OCT. 14, 1925-APRIL 16, 2009 ROMNEY, W.Va. -- Leonard "Hawk" Holcomb Jr., 83, of Romney, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at his residence. Born Oct. 14, 1925, in Mill Creek, Okla., he was the son of the late Leonard and Mabel (Moss) Holcomb Sr. Mr. Holcomb retired as senior fuel and ash foreman from Potomac Edison Power Plant in Dickerson, Md., after 39 years of service. He served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II as a watertender 2C SV6 on the USS Frement.
November 10, 2012
This was a problematic election for people of my ilk, because the art of punditry might just have experienced a John Henry moment. Worse, many pundits doubled down, proclaiming that machine could never beat man in the art of tea-leaf reading, taking specific aim at the steam-powered hammer of Nate Silver and his 538 forecasting model, which digests polling and economic statistics and spits out projected election results. Before the election, Silver was subject to intense criticism from those bosom buddies, the mainstream media and the Republican Party.