| Oct 6, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Two years ago, when Dr. Mitesh Kothari and local attorney Jeanne Singer became co-chairs of the Greater Hagerstown Committee’s Education Forum, they decided they wanted to tackle a meaningful project.
So they brainstormed with forum members, who...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:30 PM
In August, opponents of a new multiuse sports and events center presented to the Hagerstown City Council a petition with 910 signatures in favor of stopping the project.
On Tuesday, the Washington County Commissioners also got a set of the signatures...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:50 PM
It was an afternoon of challenging carnival games, picnicking, enjoying the company of family and friends, and indulging in treats such as hand-dipped candy apples. It was an evening of classic rock ‘n' roll.
That's how the students, faculty,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Facing a new $3 million tab for teacher pensions, the Washington County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to cut $3.3 million from a county health department program that provides nurses in schools.
County Administrator Gregory B. Murray offered two...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Washington County Health Department and school officials are to meet Saturday to discuss a decision made earlier this week to lay off 76 school nurses and their assistants, a health department official said Friday.
Health Officer Earl Stoner said...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
We are at the end of the election season, and so far our area hasn't received a visit from any of the presidential candidates. But over the last 130 years we have seen our share of campaign stops.
According to the Center for History, one of the...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Washington County’s health officer and schools superintendent met Saturday to talk about the future of health care in local schools, three weeks before funding for a nurse program is scheduled to be cut.
Health Officer Earl Stoner said no decisions...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:18 AM
Recovery efforts on Alaska's Mount McKinley were suspended Sunday because of environmental hazards following an avalanche thought to have killed four Japanese climbers, the National Park Service said.
The avalanche on the western side of the mountain,...
| May 15, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Allegiant Air honors Hagerstown Regional Airport
Hagerstown Regional Airport was honored last week at Allegiant Air’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
Washington County Commissioner John F. Barr, who was at the conference, said the award was a...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:21 AM
Strengths, weaknesses, attitudes and actions were discussed Wednesday as government, business and education leaders from Hagerstown and Washington County met to hear from consultants preparing a strategic economic development plan.
The county strengths...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Proposed excise tax change clarified
A proposed change in Washington County’s excise tax was clarified on Tuesday.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners last month agreed to adjust the excise tax for certain nonresidential properties.
| May 16, 2012
| 4:10 PM
William C. "Bill" Robertson, 83, of 18736 Rolling Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at his home.
Born June 11, 1928, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late William McKinley and Margaretta Rhodda Robertson.