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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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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.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | July 6, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Lt. K.C. Bohrer, a 25-year veteran of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, started to tell a story about a case one of his co-workers is handling that involves heroin. Before he could delve into the details the co-worker, Sgt. Gary Harmison, interrupted him. "It all relates to heroin," Harmison said, stressing the word "all. " Bohrer, Harmison and Sgt. Russell Shackelford, members of the Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigation Division, said that lately at least half of their time is spent working on cases related to heroin, which they said is becoming the drug of choice in the county.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 9, 2012
Officials in Winchester, Va., appear to be losing hope that they will land the Hagerstown Suns baseball team, according to a published newspaper report in that city. With Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn's final decision still up in the air, Winchester City Council President Jeffrey Buettner told The Winchester Star on Wednesday that he's not optimistic that the South Atlantic League club will be coming to town. “I have not heard anything that leads me to believe that this is moving forward,” he told the newspaper.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | April 11, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Standing on the balcony of his apartment in the hills of Hollywood, actor Sam Ball said there's only one thing that makes him miss his home state of West Virginia: Los Angeles' smog. A native of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Ball has a role in the upcoming Sony Pictures movie "13 Going on 30," which stars Jennifer Garner. Garner perhaps is best known as the star of the TV show "Alias. " On those particularly smoggy days in Los Angeles that happen once a month or so, Ball said he fondly remembers his days here.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 28, 2009
Elet Hall trained at a downtown Hagerstown parking lot as though he were preparing for a high-stakes game of tag. He leapt up a wall nearly twice his height and vaulted over shorter walls, as though he were being chased or someone else's life were in danger. But as a practitioner of parkour it's all in a day's training. Popular in larger urban centers like Washington and New York, parkour and its close cousin, free running, have been described as what happens when cross country meets steeple chase in the streets for a rumble.
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July 11, 2003
City woman faces assault charge after alleged attack A Hagerstown woman faces an assault charge after allegedly trying to attack a man at his residence, according to court records. Shirley Ann Grove, 60, of the 1100 block of Wayne Avenue in Hagerstown, was charged by Hagerstown City Police with first-degree assault for allegedly trying to attack Dale Robert Simmers, age unavailable, of the 1000 block of Glenwood Avenue, inside a carport at his home, court records said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 15, 2006
Ted Anderson spent the night of Oct. 15, 1986, crammed into a room with seven other cops in an out-of-the-way Virginia hotel. One officer spent the night in a bathtub and several lay on the floor. Anderson didn't sleep at all. Early the next morning, a Thursday, a caravan of about 100 police vehicles - including Anderson's - made its way up Interstate 81 into Martinsburg, where the largest drug bust in the town's history took place as most of the dealers were still sleeping.
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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.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2012
As the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the U.S. Army, Marcia M. Anderson helped inspire Letterkenny Army Depot employees Friday as they observed Black History Month. In a keynote speech focusing on “Black Women in American Culture and History,” the 30-year career soldier spoke of her personal philosophy for success. “It's not your ZIP code or your family history that determines where you end up in life so much as what's in your heart and what's in your brain,” Anderson told Letterkenny employees.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | June 13, 2012
The L. Beard Miller Memorial Swimming Pool in Byron Memorial Park is open each day from noon to 6 p.m., unless otherwise posted. The individual cost per visit is $3 for those ages 4 to 12 and those 60 and older; and $4 for those ages 13 to 59. Those younger than 4 will be admitted free. A family of five seasonal membership costs $200; each additional member of the family costs $30. There is still time to sign up for Red Cross swimming lessons. For more information, call 301-223-5983.
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DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | September 25, 2011
First it was stealing copper pipe out of houses. Now, metal thieves are targeting outside air-conditioning units, according to police. Since June, police in Washington County said there have been about 24 instances of thieves stealing outdoor air-conditioning compressor units or stripping from them valuable metals - such as copper and aluminum - which can be sold for cash at metal-recycling businesses, police said. Four churches were targeted in the thefts, including Downsville Church of the Brethren on Dam No. 4 Road in Williamsport and Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church on Donelson Drive in Williamsport, said Sgt. Chris Weaver of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
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February 21, 2002
Cousin of accused testifies in murder trial By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI kimy@herald-mail.com A West Virginia man serving a 20-year sentence for his plea to second-degree murder in the death of William Leonard Messersmith testified Wednesday that he and Saul Joseph Stanley did not intend to rob and kill the 76-year-old man when they went to his Clear Spring home. Liger Grady, 19, testified Wednesday afternoon in Washington County Circuit Court during Stanley's first-degree murder trial.
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