February 1, 2013
Kay and Mary Guessford of Halfway celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Curtis Shank of Falling Waters, W.Va. The Hawaiian theme sit-down dinner was also hosted by the Guessford's other three daughters and their husbands, Deidra and Scott Herbert of Allentown, Pa.; Denise and George Gouin of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and Debra and John Sharatt of Hagerstown. The Guessfords grandchildren served the guests. The Guessfords were married Aug. 9, 1952, by the Rev. J. N. Evans in the parsonage of the Church of God on South Artizen Street in Williamsport.
July 10, 2013
David "Buddy" Eugene Williams Sr., 71, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home. Born Saturday, March 28, 1942, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late William Sheldon Williams and the late Nellie Arlene (Baker) Williams. He was employed by East Alcoa in Frederick, Md., retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church in Marlowe, W.Va. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patsy Ann Williams; daughter, Melissa Fowler and husband, David, of Hagerstown; son, David "Buddy" Williams and wife, Christine, of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Arlene Gathrell and Dixie Smith; brothers, Robert, John and Larry Williams; grandchildren, McHaley Williams, Megan Myers, Sierra Fowler and Logan Fowler, all of Hagerstown, Joshua Williams and Dana Williams, both of Alaska, and Brandi Williams and Alexis Williams, both of Greencastle, Pa.; great-granddaughters, McKenzie Jones, Alyssia and Jaynlyn Nelson; and several nieces and nephews.
July 15, 2010
DEC. 16, 1958-JULY 12, 2010 HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Claude Barton "Smitty Dog" Smith III, 51, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., died Monday, July 12, 2010, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev., to the late Claude Barton Jr. and Emily Arlene Reed Smith. He was a 1976 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed by various construction companies in the Tri-State area as a mason for more than 20 years. He was a Christian.
August 3, 2007
Stacie Leatherman, a recent graduate of Boonsboro High School, has earned a scholarship to compete on the women's rifle team at the University of Mississippi. "I actually decided on Ole Miss last fall," Leatherman said. "I visited the school last year and decided that is where I would like to further my education. I went to orientation in May and I'm looking forward to my freshman year. The academics are great down there. " Leatherman said she also was approached by the University of Tennessee at Martin, Alaska, Nebraska and West Virginia, but only after she signed the letter of intent with the Division I Southeastern Conference school in Oxford.
October 12, 2008
The firestorm of media criticism, newspaper headlines, online community forum topics, back office and roundtable discussion resulting from Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate has caused nearly as much controversy and commotion in the 2008 race for the White House as the historic Democratic Party primaries contest between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Within minutes of the McCain announcement, political pundits from coast to coast expressed views - both pro and con - about what appears to be a decision resembling the "change" Barack Obama proclaims and maintains as a key campaign message.
September 2, 2008
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican John McCain said Tuesday he's satisfied that Sarah Palin's background was properly checked out before the Alaska governor joined the Republican ticket. He predicted that public excitement about her candidacy will increase after her address to the GOP convention on Wednesday. McCain visited fire houses in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and was due to arrive at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday. Asked about whether Palin's background was thoroughly checked out before he selected her, McCain told reporters in Philadelphia: "The vetting process was completely thorough and I'm grateful for the results.
August 10, 2010
o KTUU-TV coverage of fatal crash DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) -- An amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens crashed into a remote mountainside during a fishing trip, killing the state's most beloved political figure and four others and stranding the survivors on a rocky, brush-covered slope overnight. Three teenagers and their parents, including the former head of NASA, were on the plane when it plowed into the mountain Monday afternoon with so much force that it left a 300-foot gash on the slope, federal investigators said.
December 5, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - He was shot at, his dogs were killed and corrupt city officials put out contracts on his life. And that was just in one remote town in Alaska - a small dot on the map of Nick Mangieri's life. Mangieri, who moved to Berkeley County earlier this year after three large oak trees fell on and nearly destroyed his home in Maryland, has written and published three books about his life experiences. Titled "Broken Badge: The Silencing of a Federal Agent," "Frozen Shield: Alaska Cover-up" and "Passport to Danger: The Diary of an Adventurer," Mangieri's self-published books are all nonfiction.
March 14, 2013
Mrs. Patricia A. Padula (Patsy Forrest), 73, of Branson, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Patricia Ann Padula was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Hagerstown, Md., to Austin and Vera (Myers) Forrest. She was a legal secretary during her lifetime in Hagerstown. Patricia retired to Florida, then moved to Branson about five years ago. She had attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown, Md., and Faith Life Church in Branson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Padula; and her parents.
June 10, 1997
By VANDANA SINHA Staff Writer Disney World is a popular vacation destination for area residents this summer, according to travel agency representatives. Perhaps because the Florida park is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, it has become "wildly popular" with Washington County residents, said Betty Rinn, a travel consultant for Travel Plans Inc. of Hagerstown. "Mickey is always a winner," said Lindi Baker, owner, manager and travel agent for Ready-Set-Go Tours & Travel of Hagerstown.