Washington County briefs

November 14, 1997

Dunn Irvin Drive will become one-way

Dunn Irvin Drive could become one-way as soon as Monday, said Tim Young, a City of Hagerstown engineer.

One-way signs will be posted either Monday or Tuesday, directing drivers to travel counterclockwise through the horseshoe section of the road, Young said.

Traffic will be able to enter Dunn Irvin from the north intersection with Summit Avenue and exit Dunn Irvin from the south intersection with Summit Avenue.

A short section of the road between Virginia Avenue and the alley off Dunn Irvin will remain two-way, he said.

Probation ordered

A Williamsport man was placed on probation for 18 months Wednesday and fined $300 in a May 26 family dispute in which shots were fired at two cars, according to Washington County District Court records.


James Glenn Barker, 67, of 15715 Fenton Ave., was found guilty of three counts of second-degree assault by Washington County District Judge Noel Spence. Barker had pleaded not guilty.

Three counts each of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment were dismissed.

A shotgun was fired at two cars outside Barker's house just after 9 p.m. on May 26, court records said.

Three of Barker's grandsons - James Edward Jordan, Jason Michael Jordan and Joel Patrick Jordan - escaped injury, court records said.

Both cars were struck by gunfire, court records said.

A second-degree assault conviction carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. Spence sentenced Barker to six months on each of the three counts and suspended the entire sentence.


Santa at mall today

Santa Claus arrives at Valley Mall today at 9:30 a.m.

His arrival will be marked by an indoor decorated wagon parade led by Frosty the Snowman and culminating with Santa riding in a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

The public is invited to participate in the parade by decorating their children's play wagons.

Ski club movie set

The Little Heiskell Ski Club is sponsoring Warren Miller's "Snowriders2" movie tonight at Hagerstown Junior College's Kepler Theater.

A silent auction is being held in conjunction with the movie. All benefits from the auction go to the Adaptive Ski program for handicapped skiers.

The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

For information about the club, call 301-223-6106.

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