September 30, 2012
TRIAD of Washington County, SALT Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) will meet Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 500 Maryland Parkway in Hagerstown The group plans and develops programs to improve the quality of life for senior citizens. The meeting is open to guests and potential new volunteers. For more information, call Kathy Rylander at 301-331-6155.
January 2, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday: Vandalism was reported in the 17200 block of Carty Lane. A theft was reported in the 13600 block of Crayton Boulevard.
April 2, 2010
The Washington County Commissioners gave their approval Tuesday to advertise two vacant positions in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities. The full-time, grade 6 positions have been vacant for about six months after the department lost two employees for health reasons, Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director James L. Sterling said.
January 31, 2012
Police responded to a call for a head-on collision between two vehicles on Townsend Road Tuesday night. But the crash only resulted in property damage, and there were no injuries, according to a 911 dispatcher and a Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman. The crash was reported at 6:54 p.m., the dispatcher said. Townsend Road is off Rohrersville Road in southern Washington County.
March 8, 2012
REACH of Washington County is seeking submissions for a new logo to professionally represent the mission and values of the organization in a variety of traditional printed and online mediums. Submissions are due by noon, Friday, March 16. Submissions must include a completed concept submission form and release form. Each logo concept must be submitted in two formats: incorporating "REACH" into the design; and incorporating "REACH of Washington County. " The first-place winner will receive $300.
May 1, 2012
School board awards, extends contracts The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to award three new contracts and extend a current one. Mick's Plumbing and Heating Inc. of Thurmont, Md., was chosen to replace a boiler at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, at a cost of $146,200, which was the lowest of five bids. That amount is $251,800 less than the school system's estimate for the work, according to a memorandum. National Roofing Co. Inc. of Baltimore was selected to replace the roof at Washington County Technical School, at a cost of $1.44 million.
April 6, 2012
Washington County's jobless rate for February was 9.2 percent, an increase from January's adjusted rate of 9 percent, according to state figures released Friday. In Washington County, 6,295 members of the labor force were without jobs in February, the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation website said. The labor force consisted of 68,634 people. Compared with the other 22 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, Washington County's unemployment rate was the eighth highest.
September 14, 2012
The date that the Washington County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on amendments to the 2012 Maryland Building Performance Standards ordinance has been changed. The county originally advertised the hearing date as Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m., but that has been changed to Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 1:30 p.m. The hearing will be in Room 227 of the Washington County Administration Building, 100 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown. The proposed amendment would change the effective date in the ordinance from Oct. 1, 2012, to July 1, 2015, for the installation of automatic residential fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings as required by Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)