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NEWS
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.
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NEWS
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.
LIFESTYLE
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.
NEWS
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.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
January 7, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office received reports on the following incidents from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday: A burglary was reported in the 10300 block of Auto Place. Vandalism was reported in the 17700 block of Virginia Avenue. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 14200 block of Marsh Pike. A theft was reported in the 17700 block of Virginia Avenue. A theft was reported in the 17500 block of Taylors Landing Road. A theft from a vehicle was reported in the 21200 block of Twin Springs Drive.
NEWS
May 22, 2012
Four state bills sponsored by members of the Washington County delegation were signed into law in Annapolis on Tuesday, including: A bill sponsored by Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, requiring each county board of education to establish a policy on administering auto-injectable epinephrine to certain students. Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washington/Allegany, had cross-filed the bill in the House. A bill sponsored by Shank in the Senate and Del. Michael J. Hough, R-Frederick/Washington, in the House requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to establish a program of earned compliance credits, reducing the period of active probation or parole supervision.
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