Former Hagerstown mayor returns to office
A former mayor of Hagerstown is making his return to office after a close election victory. The swearing-in ceremony Monday marked Bob Bruchey’s return to City Hall. The 58-year-old retired corrections officer defeated Mayor David Gysberts by 125 votes out of more than 13,000 cast in a nonpartisan election Nov. 8. Bruchey campaigned on a platform of fiscal responsibility, public safety and greater cooperation between government and business owners in the Western Maryland city of 41,000.