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by JANET HEIM | February 28, 2005
janeth@herald-mail.com Described as members of the "American heritage track team" by keynote speaker the Rev. John Schildt, nine Washington County high school seniors were honored with the Good Citizens Award by two local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Schildt, a historian and published author, is pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville. The students were recognized at an awards ceremony and tea at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown on Feb. 16. The event was co-sponsored by the Antietam and Conococheague chapters of the DAR. Family members, school principals and guidance counselors attended, as did Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan, Washington County Board of Education President Paul Bailey and school board members Bernadette Wagner and Russell Williams.
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April 17, 2001
Board of Education holds secret meeting By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County Board of Education members met Monday in an unannounced closed meeting but would not disclose the time, location or purpose of the meeting. School Board Vice President Bernadette Wagner called the meeting a "planned" executive session. She would not say why the board decided to meet and declined further comment. The Herald-Mail was not made aware of the meeting, and it was not on the Board of Education's meeting agenda.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
With a smooth, even stride, Robert McKenzie easily completed a 1 1/2-mile run last week on the track at North Hagerstown High School. But the 44-year-old Hagerstown police officer wasn't running for fun. He was completing part of a physical fitness test that new officers have been required to take since 2006. “It helps if you stay in some kind of shape,” McKenzie, who joined the force three years ago, said after the run. “It helps to know that if I'm (in trouble) up on a third floor, another officer will be able to get to me fairly quickly.” Kevin DeHaven, safety and loss control coordinator for the City of Hagerstown, said the physical training program nets a huge discount for the city in workers' compensation premiums.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 3, 2007
Amended noise ordinance adopted GREENCASTLE, Pa. - After many months of discussion, the Greencastle Borough Council unanimously adopted an amended nuisance ordinance on Monday. Borough Council President Charles Eckstine said the council began working to amend the ordinance about nine months ago on the advice of borough solicitor Melissa Dively. "Our solicitor advised us that we should update the ordinance to comply with the law," he said. The amendments updated many definitions in the ordinance including the definitions of the terms nuisance and junk.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 13, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Carrie "C.J. " Giffin has given up on reuniting with Onix, her pet raccoon. On Thursday, seven days after the Humane Society of Washington County confiscated the raccoon, Giffin decided that continuing to fight was futile. "We've come to the dead end," she said, holding back tears during a telephone interview. However, the humane society will continue looking for a suitable home for the raccoon, Executive Director Paul Miller said.
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By SCOTT BUTKI and DAN KULINs | April 27, 1999
Hagerstown and Washington County governments Tuesday officially adopted an agreement to merge sewage treatment operations for 111 residential households and 20 commercial properties. Under the plan, the waste from the properties, all south of Oak Ridge Drive along Sharpsburg Pike, would go to the county's Conococheague Industrial Pretreatment Facility instead of to Hagerstown's treatment plant. The Washington County Commissioners unanimously approved the plan, including three amendments, at its morning meeting.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | February 4, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Frederick developer was given permission to build six duplexes in the Fairground Heights subidivision Thursday night, but not before a heated debate between the builder and a Martinsburg City Council member. Council member Glenville Twigg said he does not like James Rizzo's plan to "cram" six duplexes on six, 50-foot wide lots. Twigg, who lives across the street from the site, said that is too much housing for the 1.5-acre building lot. "He thinks he's in West Virginia and West Virginians will buy anything.
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By MARLO BARNHART | January 26, 1999
A "can-do" attitude coupled with careful organization and no aversion to hard work have kept the Washington County Circuit Court on top of an ever-increasing number of caseloads. Thus, the need for two new judges might not be as acute as the figures seem to indicate, say some local attorneys and judges. "We've done a good job scheduling cases here," said Washington County State's Attorney Kenneth Long. Long credited the judges for their cooperation when there is an overflow of cases.
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May 23, 2008
ANNAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley, an opponent of capital punishment, said Thursday he will "sadly" move forward with getting Maryland's execution protocol approved, a step required by the state's highest court before another execution can take place. The Court of Appeals ruled in late 2006 that the state could not hold another lethal injection until a legislative committee gave proper approval to the rules about how executions are carried out. O'Malley has backed a repeal of capital punishment, but legislation to replace a death sentence with life in prison without possibility of parole has failed for two consecutive years in the Maryland General Assembly.
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July 20, 1999
By BRYN MICKLE / Staff Writer, Martinsburg photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - More than 25 years after her parents opened a savings account for her, Amber Boeckman has finally gotten her piece of $65 million worth of unclaimed property in the state of West Virginia.. All $331.91 of it. West Virginia State Treasurer John D. Perdue was in Martinsburg Tuesday afternoon to pass out checks to five local residents who discovered they were entitled to some long overdue cash.
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