Julie E. Greene
June 6, 2019
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, in the tan jacket and speaking, toured the new home for Washington County’s register of wills and orphans’ court judges on Thursday. Register of Wills Jason Malott is to the left of Franchot, and County Commissioner Randy Wagner is to the left of Malott. Behind Malott and Franchot, from left, are retired Register of Wills John Bloyer, retired orphans’ court judge Joe Eichelberger and retired Register of Wills Marvin E. Toms.
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot toured the new home for Washington County’s register of wills and orphans’ court judges on Thursday.
The orphans’ court and register of wills, the latter of which falls under the comptroller’s office, moved from the Washington County Courthouse to the third floor of the Washington County Administrative Complex at 100 W. Washington St. in December, Register of Wills Jason Malott said.
The third-floor renovation was done by county workers and cost less than $50,000, county engineering officials said.
The former space at the courthouse is being renovated into a new courtroom and a judge’s chamber because the circuit court is getting a sixth judge. That work is expected to be done by the end of this year, structural engineer John Van Riper said.
Afterward, Franchot was scheduled to visit Discovery Station and Hoffman’s Quality Meats.
Discovery Station was named nonprofit group of the year by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
Hoffman’s makes the official hot dog sold at Orioles home games.
After that, Franchot was headed to Antietam Brewery for a campaign stop.