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 Career and Technology Center Administrative Director Keith Yohn said “Vo Tech” is an outdated term that just doesn't fit the new, state-of-the art school.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.
February 23, 2009
Church to observe Shrove Tuesday St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, will hold a pancake and sausage supper Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Homemade desserts will be available. The Shrove Tuesday event costs $2. On the following day, Ash Wednesday worship services will be at noon in the Prince of Peace Chapel and at 7 p.m. in the worship center. Hagerstown Lions Club Tuesday - Brien Poffenberger, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce president, will give an update on current events.
July 2, 2003
email@example.com 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.
March 10, 2007
Cero-Vidoni Mike and Lorie Cero of Turbotville, Pa., and Robert E. and Dolores Vidoni of Hagerstown announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Anne Cero and Robert Alan Vidoni. Miss Cero is a 2000 graduate of Warrior Run High School and is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University. Mr. Vidoni is a 1993 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School. He attended Salisbury University. He is employed at Filomena Ristorante in Georgetown, Washington D.C. A 2008 wedding is planned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.