October 28, 2002
Tool time for beginners assembling their first do-it-yourself instruments, think quality, not quantity By KEVIN CLAPPkevinc@herald-mail.com Wandering the aisles of Clear Spring Hardware assisting customers, Ted Hovermale's tape measure is always close at hand. Carrying the retractable ruler makes sense. After all, in the home improvement arena a fraction of an inch can mean the difference between a firmly anchored bracket and one that clumsily pops from a wall. More telling is his opinion of the device at home.
April 22, 2009
People are being urged to keep their cars locked and tool bins secured following four thefts from vehicles in the Virginia Avenue and Williamsport areas, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department press release. The thefts have occurred this month and have involved the theft of tools such as drills, nail guns, saws and sockets, deputies said. In past months, other items stolen have included GPS units, purses and stereo faceplates, deputies said. Police are urging people to keep high value items out of sight or removed from cars.
July 12, 2000
When welfare reform turns into a spouse-batterer's tool For many people, welfare reform was the push they needed to get out of the house, get training and get a job. But as West Virginia officials have discovered, for those who abuse their spouses, the reform program is just another tool to help them control their victims. Fortunately, a new state program is working to change that situation. The sad reality of the situation was explained recently by Ann Menard, a special a special consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services who spoke to a recent conference of advocates for the abused in Bridgeport, W.Va.
October 31, 2002
email@example.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Zullinger, Pa., man found guilty by a jury of stealing a $5 tool part from Wal-Mart maintained his innocence Wednesday and was sentenced to two years probation. Rodney Eugene Reynolds Jr., 23, was charged with retail theft on April 25 after a loss prevention officer at Wal-Mart in Chambersburg said he saw Reynolds put a package of 36 Dremel cut-off wheels in his pocket and leave the store without paying for them, according to court records.
May 12, 2013
The Home Builders Association of Washington County recently presented a donation of $600 to the Transition Skills Program at Washington County Technical High School for the students to purchase home tool kits. The students learn the skills in school to work with all of the tools in the kit, and then they are able to take the kits with them when they graduate. This is the second year the association has provided the funds for the tool kits....
November 1, 2002
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Police are investigating a string of vandalism incidents in the Shepherdstown area Wednesday night. The first incident occurred about 11 a.m. on Billmeyer Road when someone used a wood splitting tool to damage a door on a house, said Jesse Jones, chief deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. The tool, a heavy, long-handed hammer, was then hurled through a window and landed on a rocking chair, Jones said. At about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, the sheriff's department began getting calls about vandalism incidents in the Heatherfields and Chaplain's Choice subdivisions, Jones said.
October 19, 2008
Carolyn Albright, Hagerstown Community College director of nursing and health sciences division, shows SimMan (human patient simulator) to HCC President Guy Altieri and Stuart L. Mullendore and Howard S. Kaylor, right to left, trustees of the Kershner Sisters Foundation and Albert E. and Naomi B. Sinnisen Foundation, which donated funds for the purchase of the SimMan teaching tool.
September 16, 2011
Fall is just about here, and the weather is finally cooling off. I don't know about you, but I've had my fill of gnats, heat and humidity, so fall couldn't be more welcome. With cooler weather, we can exercise outside a little more often without worrying about being eaten alive by bugs, or being steam cooked in the 95-degree weather. I occasionally take a trip to Hagerstown City Park or the North Hagerstown School Mike Callas Stadium for some great outdoor workouts. I'm going to share with you some of my favorite fitness tools to get out of the gym, and into some fun in the great outdoors.
June 27, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The Chambersburg Police Department was investigating a burglary at Rodney B. Smith Plumbing and Heating, 940 Hollywell Ave., in which lengths of copper pipe were stolen. The fence of the business was scaled between Wednesday afternoon and 6 a.m. Thursday, police said. The pipes were stolen from roof racks on company trucks, police said. That same night, six 4-foot sections of copper pipe were cut from an outside wall at a town house construction site in the 200 block of Merriweather Drive, police said.
November 1, 2000
Commuter skills study may lead to stronger community What kind of a job would it take to make you stay at home? That's the question Jefferson County, W.Va. officials will soon be asking, as they try to develop a new marketing tool to draw new businesses to the area. It's an idea we've suggested in the past, because most workers commute out of the area for employment because they feel they must, not because they enjoy long train or car rides. According to Jane Peters, the head of the Jefferson County Development Authority, the county's work force of 22,000 includes 12,000 who commute out of the area every day. But where they go and what jobs skills they possess is unknown now. To find out, Peters' group will team up with Shpeherd College's Business and Economics Department to send a two-page questionnaire to 3,000 county households.