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SPORTS
August 2, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012 YOUTH BASEBALL The Hagerstown PONY-14 All-Stars opened play Wednesday in the East Zone Tournament with a 13-1 win over the host team, High Point Black. Trent Rider threw a complete-game two-hitter and Colby Byers had three hits and four RBIs, ending the game on a grand slam that put the 10-run rule into effect. Zach Andrews had two hits and three RBIs and Justin Smith had two hits and two RBIs for Hagerstown. Hagerstown played New Bedford in a winners' bracket game Thursday night, but no information was available.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 22, 2012
Both the developer of a recycling center in Waynesboro's South End and opponents to the project are anxiously awaiting local government decisions on how the project can proceed. Waynesboro's zoning hearing board is expected to make a key decision about Redemption Recycling's fence on Thursday. The borough council might vote on conditional use permits Aug. 15. If approved, Shon Duty wants to open Redemption Recycling at 206 Madison Ave. for two purposes. It would not only be a stand-alone business, but also a testing facility and showcase for the hardware and software he sells for salvage yards.
SPORTS
July 18, 2012
The Hagerstown Colt League all-star team begins another venture into postseason today in Struthers, Ohio at the East Zone West Region Super Regionals. Hagerstown will open play at 8 p.m. against the North Allegany (Pa.)-Cleveland (Ohio) Glaciers winner in the Super Regional Colt tournament. Manager Chris Abbott said his team is led offensivley by Garrett Blank, who led the league in hitting with a .472 average and with four home runs. He said the pitching staff is led by Ryan Abbott, who posted a 4-0 record and by Ben Holland, who led the league in strikeouts.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 3, 2012
Despite concerns from a neighbor, the Boonsboro Town Council Monday night approved land-use changes for properties on Main Street that will allow for an expansion of a plant nursery. The owners of Mountainside Gardens, who acquired 309 S. Main St., requested that the zoning for the house be changed from suburban residential to general commercial. They also asked that the rest of the business at the location be changed from neighborhood residential to general commercial. Chris Doyle, owner of the nursery, told council members he eventually wants to turn the house at 309 S. Main St. into a garden center.
NEWS
June 3, 2012
The Washington County Board of Commissioners of will hold two public hearings in June. The first will be for considering the adoption/enactment of a number of construction and building codes and related items, the county said in a news release. That hearing will be Tuesday, June 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room, room 227, at 100 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown. Public comments will be accepted on the 2012 Maryland Building Performance Standards, the proposed adoption/enactment of the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code, among others.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2012
Three people and a museum were recognized Tuesday for their preservation efforts in Washington County. “These are unique projects and unique people,” said Betty Shank, chairwoman of the Washington County Historical Advisory Committee. “But the commonality is their dedication to preservation,.” Architect Kurt Cushwa, city Planning Director Kathleen Maher and Development Review Planner/Zoning Administrator Stephen Bockmiller were honored, along with the Model Railroad Museum at Antietam.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
Growing traffic problems such as speeding in Smithsburg and the fact that more students are walking to the town's schools has led town officials to expand the town's school zone. The school zone currently starts along a hill on North Main Street leading up to Smithsburg High, Smithsburg Middle and Smithsburg Elementary schools, said Smithsburg Police Chief George Knight. Smithsburg Town Council members Tuesday night agreed to extend the school zone south on Main Street to East School Lane, Knight said.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2012
The Hagerstown City Council has approved a resolution to support a joint application with Washington County for the renewal and expansion of enterprise zones in and around Hagerstown. The enterprise zones - which offer businesses property tax credits for new construction or rehabilitation investments - along with income-tax credits for job creation, will be renewed for 10 years, from Dec. 14, 2012, to Dec. 14, 2022. Jill Estavillo, city economic development manager, first presented the proposal at the beginning of March, and city and county public hearings were held March 20. “We think that the enterprise zone incentive would help to foster new investment,” Estavillo has said.
NEWS
March 21, 2012
By a unanimous decision Wednesday, the five-member Hagerstown Board of Zoning Appeals granted a special exception for a longstanding funeral home to operate in the city's residential zoning district. Minnich Funeral Home has been at its current location since 1958, but had been considered a nonconforming use under the current zoning ordinance passed after the funeral home was established. The funeral home, which had an on-site crematory installed in 1989, will soon expand to include a second crematory inside a 20-feet by 54-feet addition to its existing building at 415 E. Wilson Blvd., owner Scott Minnich Sr. said.
NEWS
March 20, 2012
There was no comment Tuesday during a public hearing before the Hagerstown City Council about the redesignation and expansion of enterprise zones in and around the city. The city and Washington County are working jointly to submit an application to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development by April 15 to renew the zones, which provide businesses with property- and income-tax credits for construction and rehabilitation projects, as well as job creation. The application is for a 10-year period, lasting through 2022.
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