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News | By DON AINES | April 11, 2000
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A man and woman who suspected their spouses were having an extramarital affair were charged Tuesday with plotting the death of the woman's husband, who disappeared 15 years ago, Pennsylvania State Police said. cont. from front page Ronald West Harshman, 51, of 11807 Clearview Road, Hagerstown, and Joan Snyder Hall, 56, of 12850 Grant Shook Road, Greencastle, were both charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in the death of Melvin E. Snyder, who was last seen May 25, 1985.
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March 24, 2013
What are the regulations in Maryland for obtaining historic tags for your car or truck? Once you get the historic registration, are there restrictions for how you are allowed to use the vehicle? The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website at www.mva.maryland.gov provides the following information about historic registration: To qualify for historic registration, your vehicle must not have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from its original design; must be a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2012
A Maugansville man who testified 11 years ago that Ronald Harshman told him where he dumped a body claimed in court Thursday that he lied. “You've never spoken to (Harshman) in your life?” an attorney asked. “No, I haven't,” Keith Granlun said. As Harshman's attorney seeks a new trial, he is trying to demonstrate witnesses perjured themselves in July 2001 in exchange for special consideration from the Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney's office. Harshman was convicted of first-degree murder in the presumed death of Melvin Elwood Snyder, whose body was never found.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | July 20, 2011
As a dome of sweltering heat, dense humidity and bright sunlight pushes eastward, experts are urging everyone, not just those at high risk, to take precautions. "When you get all three together - heat, humidity and sun - it makes the trifecta, and it really increases your chances of getting ill," according to Stacey Talbert, a registered nurse at Meritus Medical Center emergency department. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene activated its heat emergency plan this week, warning localities and residents to prepare.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2013
A Court of Common Pleas judge shifted roles and took the witness stand Thursday as a man convicted of first-degree murder continued his quest for a new trial. Judge Angela Krom, who was subpoenaed, testified about her previous role as an assistant district attorney. She worked on Ronald Harshman's July 2001 homicide trial with the county's former district attorney. Harshman was convicted in the presumed death of Greencastle, Pa., resident Melvin Elwood Snyder, whose body was never found.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2011
Using surveillance operations to track suspects, area police have charged five Hagerstown residents since Feb. 7 in precious-metal theft investigations, according to police and court records. A detective involved in the case said the number of copper thefts has declined in the city since the arrests. The investigations involved three police agencies in Washington and Frederick counties, with the success of the operations “as good as it gets” in police work, Hagerstown Police Department Capt.
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