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News | January 13, 2001
New Suns owner has passion for baseball By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer Just call Andrew Rayburn a sports junkie. Taking into account pro baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey, he estimates he attends about 100 games a year. He had a basketball court, a 60-yard football field and a baseball diamond built at the 90-acre headquarters campus for the family company he sold almost two years ago. He gave the company's 365 employees tickets so they could take their families to pro games.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 23, 2009
HALFWAY -- Each child who steps onto the major league field at Halfway Little League will be reminded of the story of Nick Adenhart. Before a crowd of more than 150 people, the baseball field where Adenhart honed his skills in the sport was named in his honor during a ceremony Sunday evening. Adenhart died along with two friends in a car accident April 9 in Fullerton, Calif., shortly after making his 2009 debut for the Los Angeles Angels. An American flag attached to a Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway ladder truck extended high over home plate and people choked backed emotions as Adenhart's history was recounted.
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May 11, 2001
Man sentenced for sex with teen By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com A Williamsport man was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to three months in jail for a 1999 sexual encounter with an underage girl. Michael John Greijack, 21, who pleaded guilty in March to a fourth-degree sex offense, was ordered to register as a sex offender and to pay $5,455 in restitution to the victim and her family for counseling and treatment. Upon his release from the Washington County Detention Center, Greijack will be on supervised probation for three years.
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November 15, 1996
11/15/96 By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four days before his criminal homicide trial was due to begin, Norman Charles Round pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the bludgeoning death of his neighbor during a deer-hunting dispute last year, according to court records. The Newburg, Pa., man faces 5 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000 pending a pre-sentence investigation, according to court records. Round, 38, of 14336 West Creek Road, Lurgan Township, Pa., had been charged with criminal homicide in the Nov. 30, 1995, death of George P. Roman, 49, of 5627 McClays Mill Road.
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By Lynn F. Little | April 15, 1997
Number 10: Safe food handling practices are the ones most likely to preserve food's top quality. Keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold inhibits growth of the microorganisms that can spoil your food or make you ill. Storage at the proper temperature retains the fresh appearance, pleasant aroma, and agreeable texture that contribute to an enjoyable dining experience. Number nine: Safe food handling lets you obtain the full nutritional benefits from the food you have chosen.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 3, 2011
A Hedgesville High School junior who police said died early Monday from injuries related to a Dec. 27 car crash was being remembered for his work ethic in the classroom and on the soccer field. Tristan H. Evarts, 16, of Martinsburg, died at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., where he was transferred for treatment after initially being taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. Tristan was driving a Honda Civic on Welltown School Road when the car went off the east side of the road and struck a tree about one-tenth of a mile north of Lancelot Drive, State Police Sgt. E.D. Anderson said in the release.
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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.
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April 21, 2010
Compact fluorescent light bulbs Pros Uses less energy than incandescent bulbs, reducing demand for electricity and amount of mercury emitted from power plants. An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will use 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb. An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will last about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb. An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will pay for itself in about 6 months. Cons Disposal isn't convenient because bulbs contain mercury.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 29, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A $1.2 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit filed against a staffing agency on behalf of more than 1,000 workers who worked at the company's former call center in Martinsburg, attorneys announced Wednesday. Aerotek Inc. closed its call center operations at 300 and 400 Foxcroft Ave. in December 2006. The Hanover, Md.-based company then was sued to settle claims that the workers were not paid in a timely fashion for accrued personal time and were not paid all of the wages that were due in accordance with the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, according to Berkeley County Circuit Court records.
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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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January 12, 1998
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer click imgaes below for larger format 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Quincy Township, Pa., man and woman were found dead Monday in the Mentzer Gap Road home they had shared, victims of an apparent murder-suicide, Pennsylvania State Police said. The bodies of Shannon L. Shockey, 20, and Jay Wilbur Stouffer Jr., 30, were found around 11 a.m. in Shockey's first-floor apartment at 8319 Mentzer Gap Road, according to relatives of the woman.
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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.
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By ANGELICA ROBERTS | June 30, 2008
Editor's note: The following story about the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army Base is one in an occasional series of stories about some of the treasures of Washington County's past. CASCADE - What was to become Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base in Cascade started out as the Buena Vista Ice Co., became a National Guard camp and then was taken over by the U.S. Army to train soldiers in military intelligence and psychological warfare during World War II. It wound up its military years as a command center for Site R, a government installation known locally as the Underground Pentagon, built under Raven Rock Mountain in neighboring Pennsylvania.
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