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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 17, 2007
School board OKs digital video system A digital video system worth more than $160,600 was approved Tuesday for Washington County Public Schools. The vote was 5-1, with Board President Roxanne Ober opposed. There is one vacant seat on the board. The Safari Montage digital video system provides videos to teachers through their computers, said Arnold Hammann, director of information systems and instructional technology. The content is aligned with academic curriculum, and will run on servers within the school system's network, he said.
by SCOTT BUTKI | October 16, 2002
Cop who was wounded to receive proclamation The Hagerstown City Council plans to present a proclamation at its Oct. 22 meeting to city police Sgt. George Knight, who was shot Sept. 17. While out of his cruiser approaching two men at the rear of the 400 block of North Potomac Street, Knight, 46, received a grazing wound to the forehead when one of the two fleeing men fired a gun at him. Knight has since returned to work. The suspects have eluded capture despite an intensive manhunt.
BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | May 8, 2002
Bentley Bros. Circus to appear at fairgrounds The circus is probably coming to Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park in September. The City Council on Tuesday OK'd a request from the city firefighters union, the International Association of Firefighters Local 1605, to have the Bentley Brothers Circus perform at the Fairgrounds Sept. 14 and 15. There would be two performances each day, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, according to city documents. The city is charging $1,500 for the use of the space at the Fairgrounds, city recreation manager Douglas Stull said.
by PEPPER BALLARD | December 12, 2006
Some of Antietam Cable's high-speed Internet customers experienced slower than normal connections over the weekend during a system upgrade, a company spokeswoman said Monday. Cindy Garland, director of marketing for Antietam Cable, said that the company upgraded its provisioning platform - the "nerve center of the service" - at 4 a.m. Friday. Most MyACTV High-Speed Internet Service customers had normal service by 8 a.m. Friday, she said. The company's previous provisioning platform was becoming obsolete and needed to be replaced, she said.
March 26, 2012
Hagerstown and Antietam Cable have agreed in writing to begin formal renewal proceedings required of the contract between the two entities, city officials said last week. The current nonexclusive franchise agreement, which allows Antietam Cable the right of way for cabling throughout the city, expires Nov. 1, 2013. In return, the city receives franchise fees and use of certain channels, city Community Affairs Manager Karen Giffin said. Giffin and Scott Nicewarner, the city's director of Technology and Support Services, discussed the renewal at a Hagerstown City Council meeting Tuesday.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | May 3, 2011
John League, The Herald-Mail's editor and publisher since 1995, plans to retire in July, capping a 32-year career with the company. League, 56, revealed his plans Monday during a series of meetings with Herald-Mail employees. There are "other things I want to do with my life," he said Tuesday during an interview. He didn't name anything specific, but said it will be fun deciding what to do next. Schurz Communications Inc., the Indiana-based company that owns The Herald-Mail, plans to have a replacement ready when League leaves.
By HEATHER KEELS | | June 13, 2011
Upon Herald-Mail Publisher John League’s retirement at the end of July, Andy Bruns, publisher of the Daily American in Somerset, Pa., will become group publisher for the two news companies, parent company Schurz Communications Inc. announced Monday. Bruns will be based at The Herald-Mail, said Charles V. Pittman, senior vice president of Schurz Communications, which owns The Herald-Mail and the Daily American. “Andy has been very successful as publisher of the Daily American,” Pittman said, calling Bruns innovative, creative and results-driven, with a good grasp of how to drive revenue and control costs.
September 24, 2006
First came The Daily Mail, in 1828. Then came The Morning Herald, in 1873. The two Hagerstown newspapers merged in 1920. Today, The Herald-Mail Co., at 100 Summit Ave., publishes those two papers, plus combined Saturday and Sunday editions called The Herald-Mail. The Daily Mail, an afternoon paper, circulates mainly in Washington County, which is the focus of most of its local stories. The Morning Herald, a morning paper, covers Washington County in Maryland; Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia; and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.
by PEPPER BALLARD | December 13, 2006
Troubleshooting information posted on Web sites for Antietam Cable and MyACTV have helped some high-speed Internet customers eliminate connection problems, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. Antietam Cable upgraded its provisioning platform - the "nerve center" of the MyACTV High-Speed Internet Service - at 4 a.m. Friday, and most customers had normal service by 8 a.m. that day, according to Cindy Garland, director of marketing for Antietam Cable. Some customers, the numbers of which she could not provide, were still experiencing problems with their connections Tuesday, she said.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | September 15, 2012
Washington County has deep Civil War roots, and learning about it is only a remote control click away. On Monday, Sept. 17, Antietam Cable will premiere the seven-part "The Civil War in Washington County" series. The show airs at 8 p.m. on Antietam Cable's Channel 30. Producer David Dull said the series will begin before the war with John Brown's Raid and follow the history into the post-war years. Dull said the project started last year. He said he had lunch in November with local historians Ted Alexander, Tom Clemens and Dennis Frye, to discuss a way to bring local Civil War history to the TV screen.
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