Washington County Commissioners Appoint Acting County Administrator

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (June 6, 2023) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce the appointment of Michelle Gordon, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as the Acting County Administrator. This decision comes following the retirement of the previous County Administrator John Martirano, and the Board of County Commissioners is confident in Michelle’s abilities to lead the county during this transition period.

Repeat Offender Arrested for Maryland Ave Shots Fired Incident

Hagerstown, MD News (5/25/2023) – On Wednesday 5/24/23 at approximately 3:50pm, Officers of the Hagerstown Police Department responded to the area of W. First St and Maryland Ave for a report of multiple shots fired. Officers recovered numerous shell casings in the area and learned that 2 structures in the 900 block of Maryland Ave were hit along with 5 different vehicles. There were no reported injuries.

Hagerstown Police Find “False Can” with Suspected Fentanyl

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (2/23/2023) – Last week Hagerstown Police were able to take more fentanyl, crack cocaine and drug proceeds off our streets. Officers conducted surveillance in and around the 400 block of Jonathan St after receiving specific tips about drug activity. During the course of the investigation officers located a “false can.” These look like a real product at first glance but are made to conceal CDS. This can contained gel capsules filled with suspect fentanyl and small flip top containers with suspected crack cocaine.

Even after a major cyber attack, County Hazard Mitigation Plan fails to include cyber attacks

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (1/20/2023) – The Washington County Office of Emergency Management recently released a survey for citizens to participate in Washington County’s hazard mitigation planning process. Noticeably absent from the survey and presentation are any mention of planning for major cyber attacks.

County Still Refuses to Disclose Details of Cyber Attack, is Your Identity at Risk?

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (12/12/2022) – While some experts have suggested the attack was likely ransomware, Washington County has not released critical details if the identities of any Washington County residents or taxpayers was compromised during the attack. After two and a half weeks, the county still has not released details of the cyber attack which crippled county government systems. Slowly, the county has been restoring services affected by the attack, but many questions still remain.