August 15, 2006
Mayor: Paul D. Hose Jr., 301-842-3344. Vice mayor: Terry Baker, 301-842-0206 Town Council: Steven Blickenstaff, 301-842-2023. Carol Hovermale, 301-842-2097. Theodore "Teddy" Hovermale, 301-842-2097. The Town Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Town Hall: 301-842-2252. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Population: 467 (estimated 2005). History: First known as Myersville after founder Martin Myers, the town of Clear Spring was laid out in 1821.
October 10, 2006
CLEAR SPRING - Being useful to the community they live in was what prompted both candidates to file for town office in the upcoming election. "I want to do anything that is good for the town," said Stewart Brennan, the sole candidate for the open council seat. Brennan, 86, served on town council from 1983-86. Born and raised in the Clear Spring area, Brennan never stopped doing things for the town even after he went out of office. "The people who are in are doing a good job," he said.
September 9, 2003
CLEAR SPRING - Residents interested in throwing their hats into the ring for the job of mayor or for two Town Council seats have until Monday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m. to file their applications. Up for grabs this year are the two-year positions now held by Mayor Paul Hose Jr., and council members Gary Grove and Mason Mundey. Candidates for the positions must have resided in the town for at least two years immediately preceding the election and must be qualified voters of the town, according to the town charter.
October 14, 2003
CLEAR SPRING - The age-old custom of issuing one hunting permit to each town council member - to either use or give to a friend or family member - has been abolished in the spirit of fairness. "I think we should do away with the town issuing us permits that we can give out," said Gary Grove, council member and hunting enthusiast. And in a unanimous vote, moved by Terry Baker and seconded by Mason Mundey, both council members, the motion was passed. Now the rules are that only residents of Clear Spring or town water customers who actually live at the residence with the water hookup can get permits to hunt the town-owned land on Fairview Mountain.
June 25, 2011
Thumbs up: To baseball phenom Bryce Harper for injecting some baseball excitement into Hagerstown and the Tri-State area. We wish him luck as he climbs the professional baseball ladder. To Washington County Commissioners Terry Baker, John F. Barr and Ruth Anne Callaham for paying their own way to Florida on the first Direct Air flight out of Hagerstown Regional Airport June 23. To Dave Reeder, a longtime administrator in Washington County Public Schools, who left his job as director of secondary education to become superintendent of the Camp Hill (Pa.)
October 26, 2011
Two commissioners oppose transit hire The hiring of a new fleet manager for the Washington County Transit Department proved controversial Tuesday, when county Board of Commissioners President Terry Baker objected to the selected applicant because he lives in Pennsylvania. The commissioners approved the appointment 3-2, with Baker and Commissioner Jeffrey A. Cline opposed. Baker said he felt a responsibility to see that the county hires people from Washington County and favored promoting an applicant who already works for the county.
July 21, 2011
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to transfer $245,000 in leftover budget funds to help cover the cost of a parking area at the county's new transit bus transfer center. The funds were left over from a Maugans Avenue road improvement project that came in under budget, said Robert Slocum, the county's deputy director of public works. The parking area construction was approved by the previous board of commissioners as part of the transfer center project.
January 13, 2004
CLEAR SPRING - This year there will be a new attraction during the National Pike Days celebration in mid-May in Clear Spring - a 5K run. Council member Terry Baker, a track coach/teacher with Washington County Public Schools, is working with Paul Banister to plan the event, which would be held Saturday, May 15, the second day of the annual festival. "Right now, we are in the early stages of planning this," Baker said at Monday night's town meeting. He said he hopes to attract about 100 runners to the event.
August 29, 2013
“I was born in Hagerstown, raised in Hagerstown, and for 70 years, I've lived in Hagerstown, but Big Brother has just about done it in. No smoking in the parks? I can't believe it. What's next of our personal freedoms do we have left? This country was founded on tobacco.” - Hagerstown “I cannot wait for Oct. 1 ... they are going to make a lot of money off people talking on their cellphones while driving. Can't wait.” - Hagerstown “Shame, shame on the Hagerstown mayor and city council, for evicting the Soul Food (distribution)
September 21, 2012
Washington County went to settlement Friday with Hagers Crossing Multifamily LLC for the purchase of 16.5 acres for almost $1.6 million. The signing took place Friday morning, County Attorney John M. Martirano said. The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to give the final go-ahead on the purchase of the land for a planned West City elementary school. David C. Lyles signed the papers for the seller and was listed as a member of the limited liability corporation, Martirano said.