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.
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.
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)
January 20, 2013
A Clear Spring Middle School student was presented a Youth Meritorious Service Award last week by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Joshua Davis, son of Clarence Davis II and Karen Kraynak, was nominated by guidance counselor Earl Meagher, who wrote that the eighth-grade student demonstrated to his teachers, counselors and administrators that he respected adults, as well as his fellow students. Commissioners President Terry Baker presented the award to Joshua at the board's Jan. 15 meeting.
September 29, 2010
Primary election results in Washington County are official. The Washington County Board of Elections certified the results Friday. Election Director Kaye Robucci said one additional vote was counted that day, after initially being included with ballots that were rejected. The board counted 712 absentee ballots Sept. 16, two days after the primary, and another 224 absentee and provisional ballots Sept. 22. The additional ballots didn't change the outcomes of any county, state or federal races.
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.
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.
July 4, 2006
The following people had filed to run for office as of 5:11 p.m. Monday: County Commission (five seats) Republicans Terry Baker, Clear Spring John F. Barr, Hagerstown W. Edward Forrest, Hagerstown Carrie Gouff, Hagerstown Nathan Alan Green, Hagerstown Jeff Hewett, Keedysville James F. Kercheval, Hagerstown Edward L. Knepper, Hagerstown J. Wallace McClure, Hagerstown John Munson, Hagerstown...