Jamison Door Co. names new president

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The century-old Jamison Door Co. has promoted Dwight Clark to be president and chief operating office effective Jan, 1. John T. Williams will retain the titles of chairman and CEO. “Dwight’s promotion is recognition of the significant contributions he has made to Jamison over the past 16 years. He deserves much of the credit for the current success and growth of the company,” Williams said in a news release. Clark joined the company in 2001 as vice president of sales and marketing. He has led Jamison’s sales effort since that time, developing an organization capable of selling […]

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Area organizations, individuals win tourism awards

Some individuals and organizations in the Crossroads area took home honors from the annual Maryland Tourism Awards ceremony in College Park. The event was part of the 37th Annual Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit, sponsored and managed by the Maryland Tourism Coalition. Area awards went to: • Best product or event (small): Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, Celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Mountain Maryland Getaway to the West Heritage Area effort. • Best product or event (large): Visit Hagerstown and the city of Hagerstown, for the Hagerstown Cultural Trail The trail was designed over a former railroad system and is dotted […]

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War Memorial long-term care unit receives top nursing home rating

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — War Memorial Hospital’s 16-bed long-term care unit received the highest rating in the Best Nursing Homes rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 facilities nationwide. This year, 2,005 nursing homes earned the designation of a Best Nursing Home. War Memorial’s unit was one of only four of the 126 nursing homes in West Virginia to receive an overall rating of five stars for performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care. “We are very proud of this recognition for our exceptional team,” Tom Kluge, president of […]

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‘The profession is less collegial and more competitive’

John R. Salvatore, attorney at law Hunting trophies adorn the walls of John R. Salvatore’s law office in Hagerstown, Md. Scattered across his desk and nearby tables are piles of papers that make up his current workload. They mingle with souvenirs of his travel and his service. He’s holding a coffee mug he acquired during a visit to Italy. A Washington County Commissioner name plate sits nearby. On his door hangs a paper target, shaped like a human silhouette. Holes in the “bullseye” show his proficiency with a weapon. There are other certificates, plaques and words of accomplishment and encouragement. […]

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OnTrack celebrates progress, new home

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — OnTrack Washington County recently celebrated a successful year thanks to support from several individuals and organizations, including a $25,000 contribution from AT&T. OnTrack issued its first-year report during a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new office in downtown Hagerstown. OnTrack is a coalition of independent community partners focused on raising the educational attainment levels of Washington County residents. The goal is to strengthen the economy and improve the community’s quality of life. “For our community to thrive we must make a concerted effort to see that every person, regardless of race, class, or ZIP code, is prepared […]

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