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.
March 4, 2009
NOV. 2, 1938-MARCH 2, 2009 McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Harold W. Parson, 70, of 10592 Lincoln Highway, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1938, in Burnt Cabins, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter W. and Ganavice M. Morrow Parson. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He had attended Pleasant Hill Church in Shade Gap, Pa. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Seattle, American Legion Post 561, McConnellsburg, and IBEW Electrical Union.
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.
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
email@example.com 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.
January 16, 2009
Anyone seen Cheeks? To the editor: I will start off by letting you know Cheeks was an adorable, funny, chubby, orange and white cat who roamed around his house and neighbors' house and would often stray down in the backyards. He lived on a very busy road, but never would go near as he was very afraid of traffic and noise and would run from the road. However on Sunday, Dec. 20, he was on my porch which he often did as I would give him a few treats. He would leave when he knew I wasn't going to give him anymore.
July 13, 2009
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week there were two poll questions. The first question was: Do you think Maryland's fireworks law, which prohibits fireworks that explode, shoot into the air or travel along the ground, is too strict?