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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2012
Two area radio stations are back in the hands of local owners after being purchased at an auction last week, Manning Broadcasting President Gene Manning confirmed Tuesday. Manning Broadcasting was the successful bidder for three stations, including two it once owned, WWEG-FM and WARK-AM, according to a notice from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Manning Broadcasting Inc. of Hagerstown sold WARX-FM and WARK-AM in 2005 to Nassau Broadcasting Partners of Princeton, N.J., for approximately $18 million, according to a previously published report inThe Herald-Mail.
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By DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | May 26, 2005
HAGERSTOWN Philadelphia-based Main Line Broadcasting President Dan Savadove said in an interview Wednesday he does not anticipate any programming or staffing changes at the five Dame Broadcasting stations in the Tri-State area he acquired for $22.5 million on May 19. "This will be an evolution, not a revolution," Savadove said. "We're starting this radio group, this is our first acquisition. We think this is a great initial acquisition because, as you know, it's in a growth market.
NEWS
BY LAURA ERNDE | May 2, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN, MD. - WHAG-AM radio has dropped the news/talk format it's offered for more than 20 years due to low ratings and higher expenses. Dame Broadcasting decided to change the format of both of its local news/talk AM stations to adult pop standards, Operations Manager Rick Alexander said. The Harrisburg, Pa.-based company also owns WCHA, 800-AM. Beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, both stations began running the satellite feed called "Music of Your Life," Alexander said.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | November 25, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - It was the first day of rifle season, and the parking lot was almost empty at Keystone Country Store in Hagerstown. "Normally, this lot would have been completely full," shop owner Tim Stahl said. The change, Stahl said, came two years ago, when the Maryland Department of Natural Resources updated the procedure for hunters checking in their kills. Deer that once had to be taken to a certified checking station, usually a small store such as Keystone, now can be registered online or over the phone.
NEWS
June 12, 2008
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a trolley service between Discovery Station and Cushwa Basin on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trolley is being provided so visitors can experience both the new permanent C&O Canal Exhibit at Discovery Station and the traveling National Park Canal exhibit at the Trolley Barn at Cushwa Basin. "This will be an exciting historic ride to experience between downtown Hagerstown and Williamsport on a similar route the original old trolley ran," said Discovery Station President B. Marie Byers.
NEWS
June 26, 2008
The Antietam Radio Association will return to the Leitersburg Ruritan Park behind the fire company Saturday for annual field day exercises. The official on-the-air amateur radio activity starts at about 2 p.m. Approximately 3,000 stations in the United States and Canada are participating in the exercise. Most are club stations like Antietam Radio, which will use its club call sign W3CWC. Temporary amateur stations with antennas in fields and radios in a tent or a pavilion will attempt to contact some of the other participants, partially as a training exercise in how to set up stations, teaching people how to operate under stressful conditions and learning to use an emergency power source.
NEWS
June 27, 2008
The Antietam Radio Association will return to the Leitersburg Ruritan Park behind the fire company Saturday for annual field day exercises. The official on-the-air amateur radio activity starts about 2 p.m. Approximately 3,000 stations in the United States and Canada are participating. Most are club stations like Antietam Radio which will use its club call sign W3CWC. Temporary amateur stations with antennas in fields and radios in a tent or a pavilion will attempt to contact some of the other participants, partially as a training exercise in how to set up stations, teaching folks how to operate under stressful conditions and learning to use an emergency power source among other things.
NEWS
March 23, 2004
To accommodate Vehicle Emission Inspection Program customer demands, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has changed the hours its VEIP stations operate. The new hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The Saturday hours of 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. remain the same. There are 19 centralized VEIP stations in 13 counties and Baltimore City. To find a VEIP station near you, log on to the MVA's Web site at www.marylandmva.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 3, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dozens of third-graders stumbled about a room at the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon, trying to see things through "fatal vision goggles. " "I liked when we had to wear those goggles," said Olivier Dejoie, a student at Corpus Christi Catholic School. "Yeah, it was weird. You had to concentrate and you're like moving side to side," said classmate Tim Rook. About 1,500 Franklin County third-graders will get the same experience this week at one of the stations for the seventh annual Children's Wellness Days, said Nickie Hockenberry, the community health coordinator for Summit Health.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | October 11, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Developers of the 3,200-home Huntfield development south of Charles Town say they will begin removing soil at old chemical mixing sites next week as part of an ongoing effort to remove pesticides from soil in the development. The work of removing soil has been under way for three years because of arsenic at the site, according to a press release from Delta Strategies, a Leesburg, Va., firm assisting the developers with the project.
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August 26, 2013
PetSmart presented a check for $10,000 to Star Community on Monday as part of a new initiative that empowers the company's district managers and distribution centers to award up to $5,000 to nonprofit groups that enrich peoples' lives through pets, according to a Star Community news release. The $10,000 donation came from the local PetSmart distribution center on Hunters Green Parkway, as well as from 23 PetSmart stores and 100 associates in Western and northern Maryland, said Charlie Keller, operations manager for the local distribution center.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | July 22, 2013
Discovery Station will hold its Amazing Science Week for girls from Aug. 5 to 9. It is a hands-on, educational learning experience to introduce girls to engineering and science disciplines. It is geared for those entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades. There will be two sessions with five themes: • Kitchen chemistry - acids/bases • Flight • Storms and environments • Sound and music • Vision - “The Wonder of Sight” This is the first program where parents/grandparents will not attend with the girls.  There will be 15 girls in each session.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 23, 2013
A major Hagerstown-area ambulance service provider is planning to expand its operations and build a stand-alone station in Maugansville, according to a company official. Community Rescue Service Assistant Chief Dave Hays said last week that the ambulance company is finalizing a purchase agreement to buy a tract of land on Oliver Drive, just off Maugans Avenue near the Interstate 81 interchange. According to the agreement, the 0.72-acre property, in the cul-de-sac next to Microtel Inn and Suites, will be subdivided and sold for $375,000 by local developer Asad Ghattas, who has offered a favorable deal to CRS to make it happen.
NEWS
May 28, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported armed robbery Monday night at a Williamsport gas station and convenience store. The robbery at Williamsport Exxon, 314 E. Potomac St., was reported at 10:17 p.m., according to a sheriff's office news release. An employee told deputies he was approached outside the business by a male who told him he had a weapon and demanded that the employee go back inside the business. After stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, the robber fled on foot, the release said.
NEWS
May 17, 2013
A Jefferson County, W.Va., man died when he was struck by a train Thursday evening at the train station in Harpers Ferry, the Harpers Ferry Police Department said. Paul R. Cavalier, 78, of the Summit Point area, was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical examiner, according to a police department news release. Police said they were dispatched at 7:20 p.m. to the train station at 112 Potomac St. for a report of a man who had been struck by a train. An investigation determined that Cavalier failed to notice warning devices and stepped in front of an oncoming northbound train, according to the release.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013
The 32nd annual Texaco Country Showdown is coming to Hagerstown. WAYZ 104.7 FM will host the country music talent search and radio promotion. About $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the Grand Prize of $100,000 cash to the National Winner, presented at the National Final televised special. The contest is open to vocal and instrumental performers as well as groups with no more than seven members. Acts also must not have performed on a record charted in the top 100 country format of Billboard within 18 months preceding local competition.
BREAKINGNEWS
April 9, 2013
The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the Tabler Station Road exit have been reopened following a brief shutdown for a vehicle crash, according to Berkeley County Central Dispatch.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2013
The Discovery Station program "Slimy Science" scheduled Saturday, April 6, with Jamie Kenton, 4-H Extension educator, has been canceled. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org .
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | March 21, 2013
A Washington County delegation bill proposed by Del. Neil C. Parrott that would alter electioneering boundaries to 50 feet from the entrance and exit of a polling station from the current 100 feet has been withdrawn after opposition from the Washington County Board of Elections. Parrott, R-Washington, feels that changing the restriction would help provide more information to voters at some polling stations. Washington County Election Director Kaye Robucci said the 100-foot limit works well and lets a voter interact with campaigners only if they choose to do so. “We have reasons why we think lesser is better,” Parrott said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2013
Farm crops could be planted and cattle could very well be pasturing in the near future on undeveloped portions of Tabler Station Business Park in Berkeley County. The Berkeley County Development Authority hopes to lease the available land, which now stands at about 580 acres, to a farmer while they continue to work to develop the property, Executive Director Stephen Christian said Wednesday. The development authority's board voted Wednesday to allow the group's business park development committee to interview two of the five interested parties who responded to a request for proposals, Christian said.
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