"Come on, pet owners, don't put your dogs in the back of open pickup trucks. Any sudden stop can throw your dog right out onto the street. Also, if you have a wreck, your dog is defenseless against an impact wreck. ... A lot of dogs get killed this way in the summer season. So be a responsible pet owner." - Waynesboro, Pa.
"I don't know why the citizens of Frederick County are alarmed about an incinerator. When I was a young man back in the early 1930s and '40s, the City of Hagerstown had a burn incinerator that was on fire all the time, off of Frederick Street. It was called the city dump." - Hagerstown
"Apparently, you know, you don't want to print Allegheny Power and whatever is going on, but I'm telling you right now, there's a bunch of other people out there ... and we want people ... people in dire straits to not deal with companies like this, that they're a conglomerate, and we're stuck." - Hagerstown
"I'm calling about those beautiful flowers on Virginia Avenue. If everybody would fix their house up like those people do, it'd be a better place to live. It's beautiful, and the people's next door. ... The two of them together make a beautiful setting." - Funkstown
"There is an aggressive group going around again, selling burglar alarms. ... Just telling everyone to beware." - Hagerstown
"The best place for the senior center is the old County Market on Burhans Boulevard. It is a nice building and has a great parking lot. Above all, it is centrally located for everyone." - Hagerstown
"'Get back in your hole, John McCain.' What was that? ... That man spent almost five years in a hole for you and I, taking beatings along the way. So agree with him or not - and I don't, most of the time - Sen. McCain, in my opinion, certainly has earned the right to his opinion." - Clear Spring
"To answer the question regarding what to do with shredded paper, place it in one of the green recycling bins throughout Washington County. It's best to put the shredded material in a brown paper bag. The mixed-paper side of any recycling bin is for magazines, newspaper, junk mail, office paper, phone books, old paperback books, small pieces of cardboard. ... Paper doesn't biodegrade in a modern landfill and takes up the most space." - Washington County
"I was in at the Martin's Food Market out there at the Valley Mall this morning, and I dropped a set of keys and didn't realize it until I got home, and went back in, and apparently there's some honest people and good people out there that care about others, and went back to Martin's and returned my set of keys. Whoever picked them up, I certainly appreciate it." - Big Pool
"Nice article in The Herald-Mail on the 26th, Friday, about the gala down on Ingram school. This community should be appreciative to Vincent Groh and his family for donating that building for one dollar and everything else he's done for this community. Hats off to you, Vincent." - Chewsville
"I was sorry to hear about Michael Jackson passing away, as well the other celebrities who died this week. Michael Jackson, I remember growing up with him in the '70s and '60s. My sister listened to him, and me. ... But he will be missed, as well as others who've passed on. Even though they're celebrities, they bring something special in our lives." - Hagerstown
"Except for making good music, what has Michael Jackson done for this world that he deserves to be on TV and in the newspaper for 24 hours? I mean, after all, Farrah Fawcett died, Ed McMahon died. Did they make such a big to-do about them? No, and he shouldn't have it, either." - Falling Waters, W.Va.
"What a shame you chose to have ... Michael Jackson as the main feature on today's front page, when Farrah Fawcett received so little attention." - Fayetteville, Pa.
"This is to all the truck drivers out there. Why is it when on the interstate, whenever there is an accident or any kind of slowdown due to rubbernecking, etc., a lot of the tractor-trailers block any open or faster-moving lane? What is the point of this? It only slows traffic even more." - Hagerstown