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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | May 24, 2011
Changes in the job market and expectations for students have George Phillips, supervisor for career technology and enrichment programs for Washington County Public Schools, wondering about the life span of some of the construction trade programs such as plumbing, and heating and air-conditioning. "We just can't get kids to want to come into that" at the Washington County Vocational Technical High School, Phillips said. "I'm very concerned about the lack of enrollment in the trades programs.
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By DAN DEARTH and KATE S. ALEXANDER | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com and kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2011
Washington County Emergency Services officials drove to New York City on Thursday to pick up a 6-foot steel beam that had been part of the World Trade Center buildings when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. The beam will be unveiled on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. during a public ceremony at the Emergency Services Remembrance Garden in Hagerstown's City Park. Verna Brown, emergency management coordinator for Washington County, said members of the Washington County Citizen Corps Committee began working two years ago to get an artifact from ground zero of the attack site.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | April 2, 2011
Tough-looking guys in work boots, hard hats and goggles worked diligently Saturday in a quiet room with concrete floors, makeshift walls and an array of materials and equipment. They focused intently on their implements, from time to time consulting prints and scratching their heads. The men were participants in the 2011 ABC Construction Craft Competition. The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors and Barr Construction Institute hosted the event Saturday at the ABC/Barr Construction Institute on North Locust Street in Hagerstown.
SPORTS
March 30, 2011
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Nationals traded hot-tempered outfielder Nyjer Morgan to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday for minor league infielder Cutter Dykstra and cash. Dykstra is the son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra. The trade came two days after Milwaukee sent outfielder Chris Dickerson to the New York Yankees for pitcher Sergio Mitre. Morgan stole 34 bases last year during a season in which he drew a pair of weeklong suspensions from Major League Baseball.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 12, 2011
Miles Hawthorne was pumping gas into the tank of his station wagon Wednesday afternoon at the Sheetz convenience store in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The sign outside said a gallon of regular gas cost $3.69.9. The pump at the 7-Eleven store on W.Va. 45 west of Shepherdstown also registered $3.69.9 on Wednesday. Charles Town Service Center's price Thursday was $3.72.9, the highest seen at any of the stations during random checks Tuesday through Thursday at stations in Washington County, Franklin County, Pa., and Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia.
SPORTS
December 6, 2010
Mark Reynolds is taking his big swings to Baltimore. The Orioles acquired the strikeout-prone slugger from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for right-handed relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio in a trade between last-place teams trying to upgrade in different ways. “We needed to improve our offense,” Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said. “We think Mark Reynolds very much represents that.” There is no doubt that Reynolds can hit the ball a long way — when he hits it, that is. Reynolds has averaged nearly 35 homers for the last three years.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 9, 2010
BOONSBORO - Ken and Diane Putman will be minding their own beeswax at this year's Boonesborough Days. Every steaming pound of it. This weekend, the Putmans will be moving their handmade beeswax candle-making operation, Millhouse Candles, from their historic Keedysville home to Shafer Memorial Park, as part of Boonesborough Days. They plan to demonstrate the old art of candle making. The festival is the Boonsboro Historical Society's attempt at showcasing the breadth of the town's history, said Wanda Heuer, organizer and Historical Society president.
NEWS
August 11, 2010
"I feel for the man that has three babies and they cater to the mother about him not getting child support. My daughter's father left for Michigan in November. I have been fighting for child support, and all's I get from the child support agency is 'Good luck, he is in Michigan and we cannot get him.' They have been catering to him also. He left Hagerstown ... left a $20-hour-something job. ... They did intercept his taxes, and he has a contempt of court hearing in September, but they say unless he does not show up for that, it depends on your case worker what they will do. " - Hagerstown "About the overgrown yards: Just have prisoners mow them, or better yet, have the mortgage companies that own the properties pay to have the yards mowed.
NEWS
August 3, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- A city commission on Tuesday denied landmark status to a building near the World Trade Center site, freeing a group to convert the property into an Islamic community center and mosque that has drawn national opposition. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9-0, saying the 152-year-old building blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks wasn't special or distinctive enough to meet criteria to qualify as a landmark. Commissioners also said that other buildings from the era were better examples of the building's style.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | July 23, 2010
In 2003, Chris Wiles was well on his way to pursuing a career in biochemistry for which he had trained and studied for four years at Hood College in Frederick, Md. The Hagerstown native even had secured a position at Fort Detrick doing government research. Now 28, Wiles looks back over the past seven years to see how differently things can turn out in life, even when one believes the path is clearly marked. This son of Jay and Sue Wiles found he was being pulled in a different direction and by a powerful force.
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