August 12, 2013
Don't let trade industry dictate highway spending To the editor: After having attended a Blue Ribbon Commission forum/town hall on the West Virginia highway funding issue, it is apparent that more ordinary citizens like me should be attending. A well-organized effort on behalf of the construction trades, highway contractors and trucking industry is packing these town halls and badly skewing the results of the “surveys” being...
February 19, 2012
John Harold Olewiler, 79, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Nov. 29, 1932, in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Ream) Gardner. John was a former Marine and went on to join the Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of VFW Post No. 1936 in Hagerstown. He retired in 1989 after 14 years of service in the trucking industry. John is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara L. (Ludlow)
April 20, 2010
Hagerstown Community College's Commercial Vehicle Transportation or truck driving program will host a safety presentation by the Maryland Motor Truck Association Friday, beginning at 9 a.m. The event will be at Volvo Powertrain in Hagerstown on HCC's truck driving range. Representatives from the Maryland Motor Truck Association Road Team will speak to HCC truck driving students about the importance of road safety. Guest speaker will be UPS driver Bill Gray of Cumberland, Md., who was hand-picked based on his safe-driving record of 3.8 million miles over the last 31 years.
September 2, 2009
APRIL 9, 1951-SEPT. 1, 2009 Douglas Asa Harshman, age 58, of Hagerstown, died Sept. 1, 2009, after a recent illness at the home of his daughter in the presence of his family. He was born April 9, 1951, in Frederick, and was the son of the late Asa and Evelyn Stottlemyer Harshman. Doug is survived by his daughter, Lucinda Ramacciotti and husband, Eric, of Big Pool; sons, Edwin Carter and wife, Michelle, of Hagerstown and Daniel Harshman and wife, Jessica, of Ashland, Mass.
May 29, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A major piece of the commercial development puzzle could fall into place for Antrim Township this year if the governor's budget is approved in June. Pennsylvania Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, said Thursday that Gov. Ed Rendell has proposed a $45 million allocation to upgrade the Norfolk Southern Railroad from State Line, Pa., to Harrisburg, Pa., essentially moving existing development forward and opening the door for more growth in the township. Improvements to the Norfolk Southern railroad should unlock business for Atapco, a Maryland developer that owns 200 acres of commercial and industrial land along Interstate 81 near Exit 3, Franklin County Area Development Corporation President Mike Ross said.
August 24, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Growing up in the trucking industry, Wilbur "Will" Farver occasionally would get the chance to go on the road with his father. About 30 years ago, after a stint in the military and working for a sheriff's office in Alabama, Farver decided that he would give the trucking industry a try. More than 16 years ago, Farver began driving for D.M. Bowman. Farver recently received his second consecutive Million Miler Award. He also has received a Highway Angel Award.
July 9, 2005
firstname.lastname@example.org BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The president of Travel Berkeley Springs met with the Morgan County Commission on Friday to present financial information for fiscal year 2004-05 and issues for the current year. Sally Marshall told the commission that the county hotel/motel tax revenues for the year had decreased by 12 percent "and will decrease again this year. " Marshall said travel and visitors "are up, but overnight stay is down. " She said "we can expect it to remain down" due to higher living costs and gas price increases.
March 6, 2003
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Harold Myron Guillard, 68, of Fort Pierce, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 10, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Carrie Melliot Guillard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley J. Byers Guillard, in 1992. He worked in the trucking industry. He was a Protestant. He is survived by one daughter, Sherry J. Danfelt-Toston of Baltimore; one brother, Lester Guillard of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his caretaker, Duke Hein of St. Lucie, Fla. He was preceded in death by one son, Harold Guillard; one daughter, Debbie Brode; and one sister, Gladys Hein.
September 20, 2002
email@example.com From a public relations perspective, Mack Trucks was on the ropes and Paul Strausner didn't like it. The Hagerstown engine manufacturer had little to no community outreach and morale within the plant left much to be desired. This from a company whose innovations included the first hook and ladder firetruck, in 1910. "I guess back when Mack was in this downturn, people didn't have very much good stuff to say about Mack Trucks, and a lot of us who worked there hated it," Strausner, of Greencastle, Pa., says.
August 16, 1999
By GREG SIMMONS / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Back problems, sleepless nights and no respect on the road are a few of the hardships truckers endure. But Bryon Smith knows trucking also offers rewards, and occasionally, an award. He'll have his shot at an award this week when he represents the freight company Roadway Express at the American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships in Tampa, Fla. "I feel that there's such a bad rap against the trucking industry," said Smith, 44, of Greencastle, Pa., who will compete in Tampa against 387 drivers from all 50 states.