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By SCOTT BUTKI | December 2, 1998
Washington County Commissioner Gregory I. Snook did nothing inappropriate when he voted Nov. 17 on the rezoning of Hickory Corner Inc., the Washington County Ethics Commission has ruled. [cont. from front page ] Ethics commission Chairman Omer T. Kaylor Jr., a Hagerstown lawyer, released the written opinion on the issue Tuesday. The ethics panel discussed the matter at a Nov. 23 meeting. Snook's daughter, Mary, 18, worked for Hickory Corner from about November 1997 to May 1998, Snook said.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | June 11, 1998
Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook, the last member of the board to make up his mind, has filed to run for a third term. Snook, who was first elected in 1990, joined fellow commissioners Ronald L. Bowers and John S. Shank in seeking re-election. R. Lee Downey and James R. Wade are not running again. Snook, 40, said the commissioners have helped create 42,000 jobs in three years and have cut the unemployment rate in half to about 4 percent since 1994.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | July 21, 2005
HAGERSTOWN gregs@herald-mail.com The president of the Washington County Commissioners said Wednesday he is willing to work to help Washington County Hospital move. Hagerstown city officials said Tuesday they would not move forward on the project without assistance from county and state political leaders. Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Wednesday he was not surprised by the Hagerstown City Council's decision, although it gives his fellow commissioners clarity on what next to expect.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | September 11, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com All four of the Washington County Commissioners running for re-election advanced to the general election Tuesday, with Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook receiving the most votes of the 21 candidates. The primary pared the commissioners race to 10 candidates, five Republicans and five Democrats, who will square off in the Nov. 5 general election. There are five open seats on the Board of Commissioners. Snook received 3,794 votes on the Republican side, followed by Commissioner William J. Wivell with 3,555 votes.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Monday he will not file to run for re-election. Read the full story in Tuesday's Herald-Mail.
NEWS
August 31, 2006
Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook attended what likely was his last Maryland Association of Counties conference recently in Ocean City, Md. Snook, a commissioner for 16 years, is not running for re-election. Hundreds of officials from 23 counties attended the conference. "It's a very educational event, and important for county leaders to learn about what is happening throughout the state," Snook said. The gathering helps officials from across Maryland learn more about issues facing their counties such as growth, corrections and open meetings.
NEWS
April 16, 1997
By ELLEN LYON Staff Writer Three top Washington County officials obtained highly coveted tickets to the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., last weekend through the company that invests the Washington County employees' pension fund. Tickets to the Masters cost $100 each, but are extremely difficult to get. An editor of a golfing publication said word had it that scalpers were getting up to $8,000 for the tickets this year. County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook, County Administrator Rodney M. Shoop and County Personnel Director Alan Davis reimbursed the investment management company INVESCO $400 each for use of the badges that got them into two days of the four-day tournament and for their food and lodging, INVESCO Global Partner Sam DeKinder said Tuesday.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | February 13, 2001
Snook wants to discuss rescue system changes After hearing a presentation on a report that suggests changes to the fire and rescue system, Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook Tuesday asked for a joint meeting with the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association board to begin discussing which changes to implement and how to pay for them. After the 90-minute presentation, the commissioners had little reaction to the report beyond making plans to meet with the Fire and Rescue Association.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 7, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com Two Washington County Commissioners said Tuesday that they want better cooperation from the City of Hagerstown if the county commits $600,000 toward a planned $2.4 million parking deck downtown. Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook and Vice President William J. Wivell said during a Tuesday meeting that they want to meet with the City Council to discuss several matters over which the city and county disagree, including water and sewer issues.
NEWS
by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | June 4, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Washington County Board of Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook is seeking a fourth term in office. Snook, 44, said he enjoys being commissioner and wants to continue working on some of the issues and projects already under way, such as lessening the county water and sewer debt, airport improvements and the planned state university center for Hagerstown. The planned University System of Maryland Education Center for downtown Hagers-town is expected to be built with state funds, but Snook said the county probably will help pay for a $4.4 million plan to add parking and widen alleys around the school site.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 30, 2013
For decades, the Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation, known as CHIEF, has functioned like the “quasi-development arm” of Washington County government, according to County Administrator Gregory B. Murray. Led by President Gregory I. Snook, CHIEF currently is partnering with the county on the large-scale development project that includes building Yale and Professional drives as well as a new technology business park on the former Mount Aetna Farms property between Meritus Medical Center and Hagerstown Community College.
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OPINION
By GREGORY I. SNOOK | September 23, 2012
The Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation Inc. (CHIEF) has been mentioned in a number of news stories and letters to the editor during the past few months. As president of CHIEF, I saw this as an opportunity to provide some information to the community about our organization. CHIEF was incorporated in February 1960 by a group of business leaders in Washington County as a private, nonprofit organization. (CHIEF became our unofficial name, shorthand for County Hagerstown Industry Expansion Fund.)
OBITUARIES
December 29, 2011
Mr. Harry Clayton Snook, 90, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011, at his residence. Born June 29, 1921, in Halfway, he was the son of the late Norman Jacob and Eva Virginia Startzman Snook. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Agnes Hicks Snook, who died Sept. 18, 1997. Mr. Snook formerly owned and operated Harry Snook Poultry, retiring in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 368th Flight Squadron during World War II. He was a very active member in the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren and the United Workers Sunday School Class.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | November 11, 2011
More than 80 people gathered on a cold, blustery Friday morning for a ceremony to honor the 22 million surviving veterans who have served in the armed forces and the millions more who have died, either in military service or long past their discharge or retirement dates. During the ceremony held by the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County, representatives of veterans organizations placed wreaths at the foot of the memorial in Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park, with its bronze reliefs of scenes from World War I, World War II, and the Korea and Vietnam wars.
NEWS
November 9, 2011
The 40th annual family reunion of the descendants of George and Viola Mowen Lushbaugh was held Sept. 17 at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park in Halfway. There were approximately 100 people in attendance. The event included children's games and door prizes. There was a special gift of a framed picture of George and Viola Lushbaugh that was won by John Shifler of Boonsboro. There was also an auction to raise money for next year's reunion. Prizes were awarded to Raymond and Barbara Jennings for traveling the farthest from North Carolina, to newlyweds Nathan and Jordyn Himes, and to newest baby Kaelii Shirley, born June 6, the daughter of Michael and Laurie Shifler of Cascade.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2011
Richard W. Phoebus Sr. expected to leave Hagerstown for Florida by the end of September, but his plans accelerated. He and his wife, Dale, put their house on the market in the spring and figured it would take from six to 12 months for it to sell. Their luck was better; they sold their home to the first person who looked at it. With that major piece of business in order, Phoebus was free to step down early from his position as president and chief executive officer of the Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation, known as CHIEF.
OBITUARIES
June 16, 2011
Correction Donald M. Snook Due to a source’s error, the obituary in Thursday’s Herald-Mail for Donald M. “Duck” Snook omitted information. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Edward N. Snook.
NEWS
By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | September 8, 2010
Aaron Snook scored the first goal of his varsity career in the 53rd minute Tuesday, lifting the St. Maria Goretti boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Clear Spring. "It was my first goal ever," said the Goretti sophomore. "My teammate just told me to go up. I was open and the ball actually came right to me. I just put it away. I couldn't believe that happened. I felt like we came together, because we really had our minds in the game. We had good communication. " Gaels coach Tristan Longnecker was impressed.
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