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NEWS
November 10, 2012
  The Humane Society of Washington County continues to experience shortages of supplies due to the continued large intake of kittens, puppies, cats and dogs.  It is asking the public for its assistance. The shelter is asking for donations of the following food items: cheese in the spray cans, canned chicken, Vienna sausages and peanut butter. The shelter also needs toys for dogs and cats, but especially dogs. Interactive toys for the dogs such as Kongs, stuffable toys, puzzle-type toys, etc., would be greatly appreciated.
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NEWS
April 4, 2012
The following are government closings for the Easter holiday: • Washington County government offices will be closed  Friday for the Easter holiday, officials said in a news release. County Commuter Transit services will operate as usual on Friday. All Landfill locations will close on Friday, but will operate on the Saturday schedule as usual. The county Highways Department, which has resumed a 10-hour, four-day work week, will be closed Thursday. Public-safety services will be provided as usual.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
A Washington County woman has been charged with stealing a van that was found by police early Friday in Frederick, Md., the Frederick Police Department said. Jennifer Danielle Spradlin, 20, of the 900 block of Mount Aetna Road, was charged with motor vehicle theft, according to a news release. Police said an officer found the van at about 3:20 a.m. in a parking lot in the area of 1000 Heather Ridge Drive. Several people were sitting inside the van, and a check of the vehicle's tag showed it had been stolen from New York, according to the release.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
The following incidents were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Office from 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday: A burglary was reported in the 300 block of Pangborn Boulevard. Vandalism was reported in the 100 block of Salisbury Street. A vehicle was stolen on South Conococheague Street. A vehicle was stolen in the 21300 block of Twin Springs Drive. A theft was reported in the 19200 block of Swinging Bridge Road. A theft was reported in the 17900 block of Leona Avenue.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
A Better Shredder will host a free shredding event for the public on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Williamsport Moose Lodge at 119 Conococheague St.  A donation for the shredding will be requested and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. A Better Shredder requests four boxes per person, and all forms of paper can be shredded. “There is no need to worry about removing plastic covers, staples or plastic binders because we can go straight through them,” said Clint Rawlings of A Better Shredder.
NEWS
July 18, 2012
Six Hagerstown businesses have been fined by Washington County liquor officials for allegedly selling alcohol to minors. The fines were levied Wednesday during hearings held by the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County at its office on West Washington Street in Hagerstown. The Hagerstown Police Department conducted compliance checks on June 9 and 16. The following businesses were fined: Nikko Japanese Steakhouse, 1580 Wesel Blvd., first offense, $500 fine.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
Washington County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for the public's help in identifying a man after electronics, personal items and cash were stolen from the Washington County administration building at 100 W. Washington St. The man, described as a black man being 30- to 40-years-old, entered the building Nov. 5 and 6 and Nov. 18, according to a news release. The man was wearing a tan coat with a white hoodie under it, police said. It was unclear if the man was in the building during the day, said sheriff's office spokeswoman Carly Hose.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 28, 2012
A local group has recommended that Washington County help pay for every county high school graduate to go to college locally. The proposal, made Friday at a Greater Hagerstown Committee meeting, is based on a similar program started six years ago in Garrett County, Md. There, 44 percent of the 2011 graduating seniors attended Garrett College, according to the Greater Hagerstown Committee Education Forum, which has been studying college and...
EDUCATION
July 22, 2013
The following Washington County students received degrees during Shepherd University's 140th Commencement on May 4: Students receiving master's degrees: Hagerstown - Julie Ann Cantrel, Ryan Joseph Westwood, Andrea Lynn Mauck, Stacy Diane Burch Students receiving degrees: Boonsboro - Allen Eyler Beard, Adam Taylor Chambers, Jennifer Allison Fedele, Justin Grant Gildar, Alexandra Nadine Kirk, Shane Daniel Lowery, Teresa Lynn Shifler, Laura...
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 1, 2013
About four in 10 Americans will start 2013 by making New Year's resolutions. Almost nine of 10 who do so will fall short of achieving their goals, according to the Statistic Brain website. The top resolutions each year are along familiar themes, according to the website USA.gov: Lose weight, quit smoking, get fit and eat healthier are among the lifestyle goals. Others make resolutions about their careers, education or managing debt, the website said. Some local officials shared their thoughts on New Year's resolutions in general and for 2013 in particular.
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