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News | March 23, 1997
By ELLEN LYON Staff Writer Sister Corda Mullenix is in the habit of teaching. Ask her how old she is and she'll tell you that she made her commitment to the School Sisters of Notre Dame at age 20 and she's been teaching for 50 years. She expects you to figure it out from there. Sister Corda, a middle school language arts teacher at St. Mary's School in Hagerstown, feels an obligation to her students and to her order to continue her life's work. "I can't up and retire at the drop of a hat," she said.
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By DON AINES | April 22, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The second shot Kevin J. Barrett fired into Wendy Wise Schuchman persuaded the jury to hand down a verdict of first-degree murder, according to the jury foreman. [cont. from front page ] "I find it hard to believe he accidentally shot her twice," Danny Young, of Chambersburg, said after the verdict. Some family members and friends of Schuchman cheered when the verdict was announced in Franklin County Judge Richard J. Walsh's courtroom. While family and friends sobbed behind him, Barrett hugged his attorneys, Stephen D. Kulla and Eric J. Weisbrod.
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December 28, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Truckers at the Travel Port truck stop in Greencastle showed little concern Tuesday over a Pennsylvania law that took effect last week making it illegal to stay in the left lane on major roads. The law forces drivers to use the lane "nearest the right-hand edge of the roadway," except to pass or to make a left turn - and then for only two miles before making the turn.
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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 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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January 22, 2012
City of Hagerstown officials launched a survey this month to receive input about the current parking situation from the people who live, work and visit in the downtown area. Below are some examples of questions users can expect to find in the online survey, found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HagerstownParkingSurvey . The survey focuses on seven categories of downtown users, including business or property owners, employees, residents, frequent customers or visitors, University System of Maryland at Hagerstown students, out-of-town visitors and infrequent visitors.
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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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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 14, 2012
Greencastle is buzzing with holiday happenings beginning with its annual tree lighting on Friday and continuing with Saturday's Christmas Parade. The tree lighting ceremony will begin on the square at 6 p.m. with VerStandig Broadcasting entertaining the crowds with music, according to a news release from the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce. Jack Gaughen Realtors of Greencastle will hand out several hundred bags of popcorn to hungry revelers during the festivities. To take the chill off the evening, the Exchange Club of Greencastle will offer free hot chocolate and cookies.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 5, 2012
A Hagerstown man indicted on charges that he seriously injured a child earlier this year was sentenced last week in Washington County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison. Darryl Xavier Talley Jr., 26, of 1317 Jay Drive, Hagerstown, was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 29, by Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. to 15 years in prison with five years suspended, court records said. He had pleaded guilty to second-degree child abuse on Oct. 22, court records said. More serious charges, including first-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injury, were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, court records said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 15, 2013
A 34-year-old man fell to his death from High Rock in northeastern Washington County on Monday. Michael Paul Liller of Thurmont, Md., was determined to be dead by medics who descended 100 feet to where he landed, officials on the scene said. Liller jumped from the rock formation's peak to a metal grate used by hang gliders at about 4 p.m. He then jumped to another rock, lost his balance and fell, according to Washington County (Md.) Sheriff's Office Sgt. Daryl Sanders. About 12 people were at the popular lookout spot when the fall occurred, Sanders said.
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