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January 24, 1998
Lawsuit claims fired worker not 'team player' By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Royal Vendors worker who alleges he witnessed the sexual harassment of a female co-worker filed a lawsuit Friday claiming he was fired for not being a "team player" in defending the company against her lawsuit. In his lawsuit, David Brackett Jr. said he witnessed the sexual harassment of Vicki Rhodes and attempted to stop it. The suit names Royal Vendors, Director of Personnel Robert Kutcher and Supervisor Mark High as defendants.
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NEWS
March 7, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer A Hagerstown City Light worker died on the job Thursday morning after he fell about 40 feet from a bucket truck at Hagerstown Fairgrounds, according to Washington County's forensic investigator. Ronald Lee "Beaner" Jones Jr., 34, died at Washington County Hospital at 11:30 a.m., about 90 minutes after he fell, said hospital spokeswoman Beth Kirkpatrick. Jones' body was to be sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore today for an autopsy, said forensic investigator Tom Wetzel.
NEWS
July 10, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Frederick County YMCA says it has fired an employee after reviewing videotape showing what the organization calls "inappropriate treatment" of a child. The firing follows accusations by a mother that the worker kicked and punched her 2-year-old son. The YMCA hasn't identified the fired worker or provided details about the incident. Chief Executive Officer Daria Putnam-Steinhardt says the female employee had worked at the Child Development Center in Frederick for a little over two years.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 16, 2005
HAGERSTOWN andrews@herald-mail.com A former Hagerstown Water and Sewer Department employee has been charged with threatening to "blow up" his supervisor with a homemade bomb, officials said Thursday. Charging documents allege that Lloyd Dale Allison described to a co-worker Aug. 26 how he would blow up supervisor David Scriever at the sewer collections building off Frederick Street. At work that day, Allison allegedly told co-worker Brandon Scarlett "he would use (Drano)
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS & BRIAN SHAPPELL | July 18, 2003
BOONSBORO - A worker for the Town of Boonsboro was injured Thursday when he was trapped under a tractor for more than 30 minutes. Kenny Ashbaugh was mowing grass at around 7:45 a.m. with a tractor near a stream at a town pumping station on Md. 34, Debbie Smith, Boonsboro assistant town manager, said Thursday morning. A stream embankment gave way, causing the tractor to flip over on top of Ashbaugh. He was flown to Washington County Hospital by helicopter. Town Manager John Kendall said he was relieved that Ashbaugh did not appear to be seriously injured, and said he was taken to the hospital as a "precautionary measure.
NEWS
By TARA REILLY | November 20, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - The JFK 50 Mile offered two kinds of chicken noodle soup, one of the support workers at the C&O Canal towpath near Harpers Ferry Road in Washington County joked to race participants. Ray-men or rah-men noodles were on the menu, spoofing ramen noodles soup, the worker said. The worker, stationed at the C&O Canal towpath at Antietam Creek, near Canal and Harpers Ferry roads, joked that most people preferred the ray-men soup.
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | April 3, 2009
He's been your cubicle buddy for years. You chat about your favorite TV show, sports and, sometimes, even the boss. You've been through births, deaths, marriages and divorces. He's also been the one you can regularly depend on when it comes to completing office projects. But today, your friend just got a pink slip. As he quietly packs away his desk, you're at a loss for words. You're also ashamed that as he places his coffee mug in the box, you can't help but think you might be next.
NEWS
by YVETTE MAY / Staff Photographer | January 19, 2007
City worker Mark Persinger bears the cold Thursday on West Washington Street in Hagers-town diverting traffic due to road work.
NEWS
February 25, 2004
John Raedel lowers metal to a co-worker Tuesday at Gold's Gym off North Queen Street in Martinsburg, W.Va. The fitness center is undergoing an exterior facelift.
NEWS
December 9, 2005
A winter storm brew in the background as Allegheny Power worker Bobby Huff of Fairplay works on a power line along Oak Ridge Drive Thurdsay afternoon in Hagerstown.
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