| Oct 26, 2012
Four years ago, Hagerstown Mayor Robert Bruchey easily fended off a challenge from school counselor David Gysberts. But as the two square off in a rematch this year, a different result is a distinct possibility.
At the very least, the race is likely to...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Blake Wolfe is entering the homestretch to receive an associate degree in business administration this spring, a degree from Hagerstown Community College that she has been working toward online.
“I chose the online classes because it’s more...
| May 2, 2012
Even the most cynical critic would have found it difficult to view last week’s news about education in Washington County as anything but positive. Hagerstown Community College (HCC) celebrated its most recent milestone with not one but three marquee...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:05 PM
A multi-classroom expansion project at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown should be ready for students to use next month.
USMH Executive Director Mark Halsey told about 55 people Wednesday during a Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:31 PM
The City of Hagerstown has been selected to receive a $174,579 grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to complete its Small Business Incubator on West Washington Street, a city official said Tuesday.
City Community Development Manager...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Entrepreneurs will gather Sept. 27 in Hagerstown as the Pitch Across Maryland Bus Tour makes its latest stop for a two-hour rally celebrating entrepreneurship in Hagerstown and Washington County.
The event will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at University...
| Sep 23, 2012
The Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation Inc. (CHIEF) has been mentioned in a number of news stories and letters to the editor during the past few months. As president of CHIEF, I saw this as an opportunity to provide some information to the...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Two hundred fifty years ago, in 1762, Jonathan Hager founded a community near the stone house he built for his future wife, Elizabeth. He named the new town Elizabethtown after her.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the city's founding, the City...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Jeanne Dietz-Band sat in a small studio at the back of the bus waiting to promote her smoked spices while cars streamed by outside along Washington Street.
A man operating a video camera gave Dietz-Band a few pointers on how to get her point across while...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Kevin Simmers has seen a lot of crimes during his 25 years with the Hagerstown Police Department.
But the one that sticks out the most, he said, occurred when he was serving on a prostitution detail.
“One 85-year-old guy was on his way to visit...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 5:51 PM
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown will expand operations into an adjacent city-owned building downtown, city and university officials said Tuesday.
With the city council’s approval of the lease agreement expected next week, USMH...
| May 16, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Donna Hanlin, one of two assistant superintendents for Washington County Public Schools, is retiring this summer after eight years with the school system.
Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the position will be advertised, and the search for a...