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February 11, 2011
My teacher, my role model, my friend To the editor: I remember art classes with Clyde Roberts from old Hagerstown High School. He had a knack for getting an artistic rendering from all students and got us involved in community projects as well. Because of the value of his teaching and the confidence it gave me, I went from graduating with a high school education directly to a position as artist at Porter Chemical Company. After a number of years when Clyde was the art supervisor for the local Board of Education, he recommended me to fill the position of commercial art teacher at the new vocational school, where I taught for six years.
October 23, 2006
READING, Pa. (AP) - The way Francisco Sanchez sees it, he'll have two solid options when he graduates in June. Sanchez, 17, takes masonry courses at Reading-Muhlenberg Vocational Technical School. The senior has studied at the school for three years and will graduate with the skills necessary to take an entry-level bricklaying job. Sanchez is undecided. He likes the thought of college but is equally taken by the hands-on labor of laying bricks. "I'm out here learning something that I will benefit off of in the future," Sanchez said.
By ROXANN MILLER | | January 30, 2013
Nicknames are difficult to change. The administrative team at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center off Loop Road in Chambersburg, says the school's old moniker, “Vo Tech,” just doesn't fit anymore. Career and Technology Center Administrative Director Keith Yohn said “Vo Tech” is an outdated term that just doesn't fit the new, state-of-the art school. “It's so much more than a vocational technical school,” Yohn said. “We offer vocational and technical skills, but we're also preparing students for careers.” Students from Chambersburg, Shippensburg, Tuscarora, Waynesboro and Greencastle-Antrim school districts attend the Franklin County Career and Technology Center.
by DON AINES | July 2, 2003 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County's eighth Team Pennsylvania CareerLink access point is in a place where there's a ready population of unemployed and underemployed people - the work release building at the Franklin County Prison. "The biggest problem with the population is underemployment," Warden John Wetzel said Tuesday at the opening of the satellite facility, the first state job center to open in a county prison. "Adequate employment reduces criminal behavior.
May 16, 2012
Arnold F. Gozora, 88, of Williamsport, Md., passed away peacefully from this life on May 15, 2012, surrounded by his family, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Jan. 23, 1924 in Hope Lawn, N.J., he was the son of the late Paul Gozora and Catherine (Ference) Gozora of Perth Amboy, N.J. Arnold graduated from Middlesex vocational school, Perth Amboy, N.J., as an electrician. He retired from Mack Trucks, Inc. in 1987 after 37 years of service.  He was a member of American Legion Post 202, Knights of Columbus, Golden Bulldogs, and United Auto Workers Local 171. Arnold was an avid golfer, fisherman and Baltimore Orioles fan. He was a devoted family man and was always there to support and "cheer on" all family members in their activities.
June 1, 2010
-MAY 30, 2010 John Charles Bogdanski died peacefully in his home surrounded by his daughters, May 30, two weeks before his 95th birthday. He was born in Thurber, Texas, in 1915, but spent most of his life in New Jersey until 1961, when his family moved to Hagerstown. He attended Perth Amboy High School and graduated from Middlesex County Vocational School with high honors and had perfect attendance at both schools. At age 18, he was hired as an apprentice tool and die maker at Mack Truck's New Brunswick, N.J., plant at an hourly rate of 35 cents.
October 29, 2009
JUNE 20, 1967-OCT. 26, 2009 Janel Robinson, 42, of Crest Drive, Hagerstown, Md., went home to be with our Lord on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. She passed away at Washington County Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Born June 20, 1967, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of James and Nancy Robinson of Hagerstown. She graduated from Franklin County Learning Center and Franklin County Vocational Technical School in Chambersburg, Pa. She was active in karate for 28 years, training in tae kwon do at Four Star Athletic Complex, where she earned her first-degree brown belt.
by JENNIFER FITCH | June 5, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Lincoln Intermediate Unit Education Association has said it will launch a strike today, prompting the LIU's interim executive director to direct students in all programs run by the intermediate unit to not report to assigned classes. The teachers, psychologists, therapists and employees who work with special needs students in Franklin, Adams and York counties have been without a contract for nearly a full year as the education association and LIU board of directors stalled in negotiations.
February 19, 2009
OCT. 26, 1932-FEB. 18, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- Bertram A. Craven Jr., 76, of 6235 Merion Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at his home. Born Oct. 26, 1932, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Bertram A. Craven Sr. and Harriet Roser Craven. He was a graduate of the M. Dobbin Vocational Technical School, where he served as vice president S.A. during his senior year. He was employed for 30 years as an air traffic controller with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, retiring as a supervisor in 1985.
April 26, 1997
By ELLEN LYON Staff Writer William Ford was an elementary school principal working at the Board of Education office one summer in the late 1960s when then-School Superintendent William Brish invited him to take a course at Columbia University in New York City, Ford said. Ford was excited about the prospect, but those were the days when elementary principals were paid for only ten months of the year. Going to New York meant surrendering his summer employment which would pose a financial hardship on his young family, he said.
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