Saturday, August 31, 2019

Traffic Alert - Washington County : US 40 WEST PRIOR TO COOL HOLLOW RD

Collision: US 40 WEST PRIOR TO COOL HOLLOW RD West
1 of 1 Westbound traffic lanes closed.
1 of 1 Westbound shoulders closed.
1 of 1 Eastbound traffic lanes closed.
1 of 1 Eastbound shoulders closed.
Created: 8/31/2019 5:31:04 PM by SOC.



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Traffic Alert - Washington County : I-70 WEST AT EXIT 29 MD 65 SHARPSBURG PIKE (WB)

Collision: I-70 WEST AT EXIT 29 MD 65 SHARPSBURG PIKE (WB) West
Created: 8/31/2019 9:14:03 AM by SOC.



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Friday, August 30, 2019

County Construction Division Distributes Residential Elevator Safety Alert

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 30, 2019) - The Washington County Division of Construction would like to inform citizens and builders of the recent information released from the Maryland Department of Labor regarding residential elevator safety.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) recently advised that residential elevators may have excessive space between the elevator car door/gate and the hoistway or swing door. The hazard is that the space between the elevator closed door and hoistway door is large enough to allow a child to fit between the closed doors and jurisdictions may not be following ASME A17.1-2016, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators which limits this space. Read full article regarding advisory here: CPSC alert.

For questions regarding this matter, please contact Kaese Dillman, Chief Elevator Inspector with the State of Maryland at ralph.dillman@maryland.gov or 410-767-2350.

For additional information, please contact Washington County's Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380.

This article is a reprint of a media release distributed by Washington County Government.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Citizens Above Partisanship Hosts Education Panel for Washington County

Photo by Ken Buckler
HAGERSTOWN, MD - On Monday, Citizens Above Partisanship hosted an education discussion panel at the Washington County Free Library. The panel, featuring Caren Cramer Executive Director of the WCPS Education Foundation and Paul Frey Vice-President of OnTrack Washington County Board of Directors, covered local education concerns ranging from post-secondary education paths to education funding.

“Because the economy’s changed based on technology, based on all kinds of issues, and so what we’re suggesting at OnTrack is we want cradle to career...so we’re suggesting if there’s a career, what steps do you have to take for that career.” stated Frey when discussing OnTrack Washington County and its impact on education in Washington County.

Another topic discussed was national vs local control of education. “I do believe that states should have control over their education system, and filter that to the local counties.” said Cramer.

A very engaged audience asked the speakers some tough questions regarding local education topics. A recording of the full panel discussion will be posted later this week on Citizens Above Partisanship’s YouTube Channel and their Facebook page.

Article by Ken Buckler, Editor of WashCo Chronicle.

Disclaimer: Ken is also the communications director for Citizens Above Partisanship.
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