August 26, 2012
MVB Financial Corp. FAIRMONT, W.Va. - MVB Financial Corp. and its bank-holding company, MVB Bank Inc., announced on Aug. 14 its quarterly results for the period ending June 30. Second-quarter 2012 net income of $817,000 increased by 28.4 percent compared to the second quarter of 2011. MVB's net interest income was $4.2 million for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of $857,000, or 25.7 percent from the same time period in 2011 resulting, in part, from continued firm commercial loan demand, as well as in mortgage lending, including a spike in refinancing created by historic low 30-year mortgage rates.
May 6, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012 COLLEGE SOFTBALL BALTIMORE - Hagerstown Community College's season came to an end Sunday with a pair of losses in the NJCAA Region XX Final Four tournament. The Hawks lost to Catonsville 10-5 in the winners' bracket final, then were bounced from the tournament in an 8-0 loss to Chesapeake in which they had no hits. Chesapeake's Amber Labille struck out three in the no-hitter. “The score's not really representative of the game or our at-bats,” said HCC coach Amy Sterner.
April 16, 2012
The 10th annual South Hagerstown High Benefit Golf Tournament will be Thursday, June 14, at Beaver Creek Country Club, starting at 8:30 a.m. The tournament costs $300 for foursomes or $75 per golfer. Entry forms are available at Beaver Creek Country Club or online at www.shhsrebelalumni.org. Sponsorships are available from $25 to $500. The purpose of the golf tournament is to raise funds for the South High Alumni Association Scholarship Program, which offers scholarships for graduating students at South High.
April 15, 2012
Susquehanna Bank Michael E. Hough was recently named chief executive officer in the Maryland Division of Susquehanna Bank. Hough will oversee all banking operations in Maryland, West Virginia, and Bedford, Fulton and Franklin counties in Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is responsible for all large commercial real estate transactions throughout Susquehanna's four-state market territory. Hough has offices in Hagerstown and Baltimore. Hough was previously president of the Maryland Division, and he has more than 22 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.
April 1, 2012
Representatives from Susquehanna Bank presented a $25,000 donation to members of the Greencastle-Antrim Maximizing Arts and Athletics X-cellence, or G-A MAAX, committee during halftime at a recent Greencastle-Antrim High School basketball game. The G-A MAAX five-year plan includes three phases aimed at maximizing arts and athletic opportunities while strengthening community pride. Funds will be used to upgrade facilities, fulfill a “wish list” of items that enhance arts and athletic opportunities for the Greencastle-Antrim School District and community, and create an endowment for upkeep and continued support of arts and athletics initiatives.
March 14, 2012
For Pam Anderson, the 2011 Franklin County United Way campaign chairwoman, there is “no place like home.” Decked out in ruby heels and a tiara reminiscent of Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz,” Anderson led the celebration of the United Way of Franklin County reaching its $750,000 campaign goal. United Way Executive Director Amy Hicks said money continued to trickle in after the campaign closed a month ago. “We were keeping our fingers crossed. We're so excited. It's wonderful,” Hicks said Wednsday at the United Way celebration at the Wood Center Stage Theatre at the Capitol Theatre Center.
December 29, 2011
A Virginia man, caught on videotape telling medics "I was robbing a bank," pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to robbing a bank. "Do I get sentenced today? Because I just want to get this over with and get sent down the road," said Carl Whited, 44, of Luray, Va., who pleaded guilty to armed robbery, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property in the Sept. 1 robbery of Susquehanna Bank on Frederick Street in Hagerstown. Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley sentenced Whited to 15 years in prison for the robbery, telling him he would have to serve at least half the sentence before being eligible for parole.
November 7, 2011
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown Mayor and Council: WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Susquehanna Bank Second Floor, Baltimore Room 1800 Dual Highway, Hagerstown Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 a.m. • 7:30 a.m.: Business roundtable with Washington County delegation and Board of County Commissioners at Susquehanna Bank • 9:45 a.m.: Depart for County Administration...
October 23, 2011
The discussion among participants in the nonprofit and governmental sectors regarding how to accelerate the redevelopment of downtown Hagerstown has largely ignored the most important constituencies in economic development: developers and private investors. The proper roles for government and nonprofit organizations in economic development are surprisingly simple: Create an environment that welcomes investment; provide incentives that are commensurate with the risks incurred by private developers and investors; and create the infrastructure and facilities that will support the desired development.
September 16, 2011
Several children from the Saint James area in Washington County raised money from a lemonade stand and other donations to help the family of a sick child. The children have raised nearly $5,000. The lemonade stand was set up Aug. 26 along Sharpsburg Pike near the entrance to their neighborhood. The fundraiser was held to help the family of Alli Pinieski, a 3-year-old who has been diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma. The children called their stand LemonAID for ALLI and raised $4,120.61 from selling lemonade.