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News | By DAN DEARTH and dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 10, 2012
Sharpsburg-area residents and others plan to hold a meeting Saturday at Sharpsburg Town Hall to discuss the way Maryland State Police handled a search for illegal firearms last month at a man's home on Mills Road, one of the organizers said Monday. Sharpsburg Vice Mayor Bryan Gabriel said the noon meeting also would be a way for residents to show support for 46-year-old Terry Porter, who could not be found when police entered his property at 4433 Mills Road on Nov. 29. Porter surrendered to authorities a day later.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | HAGERSTOWN | May 3, 2011
It didn’t take long for Vicky Bullett to grasp Hagerstown Community College’s motto. “Stay close. Go far,” are words the school has built its reputation around. They are also the words Bullett is living by. Bullett, who went from Martinsburg High School star to one of the pioneers in women’s pro basketball in the United States, has returned to the area where it all started to begin a new chapter in her life — as an assistant coach at HCC. “I’m a homebody,” Bullett said after being introduced as the newest member of Marlys Palmer’s staff.
NEWS
March 5, 1997
By BOB PARASILITI Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County, Pa., native Nellie Fox, the former star second baseman for the Chicago White Sox, on Tuesday was voted into baseball's Hall of Fame by the veterans committee. Joining him will be Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda and former Negro Leaguer Willie Wells Sr. The vote ended a long wait for the family of Fox, a native of St. Thomas, Pa., who died of cancer in 1975 at the age of 47. "It's been a long wait, but it's been worth it," said his wife, JoAnn Fox of Chambersburg, Pa. "He'd probably be up in the mountains today," said JoAnn Fox. "If he didn't get the call right away, that would have been all right with him. He would have got it when he came home.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2012
Nine years before Hall of Famer Lewis Robert “Hack” Wilson set the yet-to-be-broken Major League Baseball single-season record for runs batted in, he got his professional start in Martinsburg. Wilson, who is buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg, started in 1921 as a catcher for the Mountaineers, the city's minor league team, according to historical accounts.  Wilson's success led to a major league career, which was highlighted by his 56-home run season in 1930 with the Chicago Cubs.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | December 6, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The owner of the Hagerstown Suns has agreed to sell the minor league baseball team to a Los-Angeles based company for an undisclosed amount. The sale to Mandalay Sports Entertainment is contingent on approval by baseball governing bodies. Andrew Rayburn, 45, owner of Ohio-based Big Game Capital, said Thursday his decision to sell the team is unrelated to the fact he couldn't convince local government officials to fund a new baseball stadium.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 26, 1997
By Teri Johnson Staff Writer Do all those sighs mean you can't find your size? It may be because so many people are seeking the same numbers you are. Here's a sampling of some of the fastest-selling sizes in the Tri-State area: Women Jeff Schwaninger, senior merchandising manager for JCPenney in Hagerstown, says women like a looser, roomier fit for casual activity. "A good portion of the population is a little bottom heavy," says Schwaninger, who does the buying for women's clothing in misses, petites, plus sizes, juniors and maternity.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2011
Gold and silver apparently are not the only "precious" metals in the world, at least in the eyes of area thieves. In fact, just about any item containing copper or any other increasingly valuable metal - from heat pumps and air conditioners to catalytic converters - continues to be a target for theft, according to law-enforcement agencies in Washington County and the Eastern Panhandle. Utility manhole covers, grates from car washes and items made with iron and steel also have been carted off to recycling facilities for quick cash, police said this week.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | June 20, 2006
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A man who pleaded guilty to the March 1995 murder of his wife has been sentenced to eight to 14 years in a state prison, Fulton County (Pa.) District Attorney Dwight Harvey said Monday. Judge Carol Van Horn in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas last week sentenced Stephen Alfred Vanderbeek in accordance with a plea agreement and sentencing guidelines for the third-degree murder and abuse-of-a-corpse charges Vanderbeek faced, Harvey said. The judge also told Vanderbeek she would stay informed of any of his requests for parole, which could begin in seven years, Harvey said.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | December 30, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell said Friday the county has begun preliminary discussions with the Economic Development Commission about making the organization a private entity. With a private status, the EDC would be able to receive contributions from private businesses, which it now cannot do, Wivell said. The EDC currently receives its funding - which totaled $431,896 for fiscal year 2003 - from the county, and must follow government regulations on funding as a result, County Administrator Rodney Shoop said.
SPORTS
July 15, 2011
9-10 State Tournament at Brunswick Little League Saturday, July 16 Game 1: South Caroline 8, Elkton 4 Game 2: South Maryland 12,. Capitol City 5 Game 3: Berlin 10, Sharpsburg 7 Game 4: Hughesville 22, Four County 0 Sunday, July 17 Game 5: Elkton 20, Capitol City 14 Game 6: Four County 12, Sharpsburg 9 Game 7: South Caroline 11, South Maryland 1 Game 8: Berlin 12, Hughesville 3 ...
NEWS
by ANDREW MASON | March 9, 2004
andrewm@herald-mail.com Todd Mosby left his mark as one of the Tri-State's all-time great high school athletes. Sadly, his memory is all that is left. Mosby, a 2000 Musselman High School graduate and former three-sport star for the Applemen, died early Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. His mother, Davida Mosby, said he was flown there Sunday by helicopter from Morgantown, W.Va. Mosby, 21, was a junior at West Virginia University and majored in sports management, she said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A Sharpsburg man charged last week with illegal possession of firearms is a "doomsday prepper" who told an undercover Maryland State Police trooper about an underground bunker and surveillance cameras on his property, according to a charging document filed in Washington County District Court. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, was charged Friday with seven counts each of being a convicted felon in possession of a rifle or shotgun and possession of firearms after being convicted of a disqualifying offense, court records said.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2013
It began with piece of junk mail. Because you were busy, you tossed it on a table, and moved on to other, more important things in your life. But the next day, a magazine and a store catalog landed there, plus several birthday cards from friends and a week's worth of newspapers. Every time you passed by, you considered sorting through the items and discarding what you didn't need. Instead, you continued adding to the pile, telling yourself you'd get around to straightening things up as soon as you had some free time.
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