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News | By DAVE McMILLION and davem@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2012
When David Warrenfeltz heard about the deaths of Williamsport High School sports standouts Brendon Colliflower and Samantha Kelly, he thought about how “eerily similar” the accident late Saturday on Rench Road was to the one that claimed his friend, Nick Adenhart. Warrenfeltz, coach of the Williamsport High School baseball team, was for years the catcher for Adenhart, who died along with two friends in a car accident April 9, 2009, in Fullerton, Calif., shortly after making his debut that year for the Los Angeles Angels.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 23, 2012
Washington County's newly revised animal control ordinance includes a leash law. The Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the ordinance on Tuesday, more than three months after holding a public hearing. The new ordinance also defines “excessive noise” by an animal. The leash law adds a new layer to the county's requirement that animals can't roam “at large.” The new version of the ordinance says “every Dog must, when off the property of its Owner, be restrained by a leash.” Even before the leash law, though, the county already required animals to be “under the immediate control, charge, or possession of the Owner or other responsible person capable of physically restraining the animal.” Before passing the new version, the county commissioners discussed finer points of the law and whether it could be improved further.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | October 23, 2012
The rest stop off Interstate 70 near Myersville, Md., has been renovated since two of this century's most notorious serial killers were captured there 10 years ago Wednesday. Retired Maryland State Trooper 1st Class D. Wayne Smith said the parking area is bigger and larger buildings have been constructed to replace the former welcome center. Despite the changes, Smith said he remembers where the Chevrolet Caprice with New Jersey tags was parked. The car was used by Beltway snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, whose shooting spree terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for 21 days in 2002.
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January 16, 2012
Last week, I started down the road talking about the Land Grant Act, which established colleges of agriculture and mechanics. As you might remember, the Land Grant Act gave 30,000 acres of public land to each state for each of its senators and congressmen. So even the smallest state was guaranteed 90,000 acres. The land was sold and the proceeds were to be used to fund agricultural colleges. Most of these schools are easy to identify, such as the University of Maryland, Penn State University, Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and so on. However, there are others that are not as easily identified, such as Rutgers, Cornell and Purdue.
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By DON AINES | August 8, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Staff and inmates at the old Franklin County Prison had their complaints about the aging facility before it closed last year, but it really wasn't all that horrible. Or was it? The public can judge for itself this fall, and Correctional Officer Bob Fink thinks they will find the old jail on Franklin Farm Lane both horrible and terrifying. On Fridays and Saturday from Oct. 3 to Nov. 1 the jail will be the setting for "Terror Behind Bars," perhaps the biggest haunted house in the state.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 6, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com The Smithsburg Town Council began weighing a formal annexation request from a Frederick, Md.-based company that could pave the way for dozens of new houses at a property southeast of the town. Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said the issue will be deliberated over a long period of time because of experience with past development. According to a letter dated Sept. 17, Cross and Company LLC formally requested that land be annexed into the town for the purpose of creating a new housing subdivision.
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By DON AINES | April 26, 2000
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Students and faculty members at Shippensburg University reacted tearfully Wednesday to the news that a charred body found in a mountain fire early Tuesday was that of a marketing major who had been shot in the head. cont. from news page Sydney S. Bull, 23, a senior from Norristown, Pa., was slain and his body set on fire in the Michaux State Forest just outside Franklin County, Cumberland County Coroner Mike Norris said Wednesday. "We are posting a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpetrators of this crime," University President Anthony F. Ceddia told a group of more than 200 students, faculty and press at a noon meeting in the Old Main Chapel.
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April 30, 2001
JEB Stuart IV addresses CSA descendants By JULIE E. GREENE julieg@herald-mail.com FUNKSTOWN - Just as with many families, the Civil War divided J.E.B. Stuart's family. The man who would become a Confederate general named his son after his father-in-law, Philip Saint George Cooke. When Cooke chose to support the North during the war, Stuart changed his son's name to James Ewell Brown Stuart Jr. That story was one of several passed along Saturday by J.E.B.
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By LYNNE ROSSETTO KASPER / Scripps Howard News Service | July 19, 2009
Dear Lynne: Solve a mystery for me, please. Verjuice -- what is it? I am a pretty sophisticated foodie, but this is a new one. What am I missing and is there a substitute? --Jerry in Lincoln Dear Jerry: Verjuice is the juice of unripe grapes. It can be gently sweet or lean toward tart. Substitute a sweet-tart blend of grape juice and cider vinegar, or fruity white wine with a little vinegar. Use it instead of vinegar in salads (a good way to make salad wine-friendly), use it wherever wine is used for marinades and sauces, and pour it over fruit, or over ice with bubbly water for a summer tonic.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 25, 2011
A federal judge Tuesday sentenced a former Martinsburg attorney to five years of probation for her part in an alleged scheme to be paid for court-appointed work that was not done. Heidi J. Silver Myers, 32, pleaded guilty in April 2010, to one count of aiding and abetting mail fraud and one count of aiding and abetting wire fraud, but the court deferred acceptance of the plea until sentencing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti told U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Preston Bailey in Tuesday's sentencing hearing that since entering the plea, Myers provided "substantial" assistance to the government in preparing to prosecute co-defendant, Nancy P. Burkhart.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2012
John P. Corderman, a former Washington County Circuit judge and Maryland state senator, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 70. “Our family is truly grateful for the time God gave us with Jack,” a statement from Corderman's family read. “He was a loving person who dedicated much of his time to helping others and we are proud of all that he accomplished. We will miss him dearly and know that his spirit lives on in the lives of all those he touched.” Corderman's survivors include his wife, Ann; daughter, Elizabeth; sons, Paul and Robert; and his mother, Gertrude Carder, according to his obituary.
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