July 16, 2013
Del. Kump has good ideas for West Virginians To the editor: West Virginia Del. Larry D. Kump is one of the few very bright light bulbs in the state Legislature. He gets it. In particular, his suggestion that some of the tax revenue from gas severance be set aside to pay for roads is particularly appropriate, given the damage done to the roads by trucks associated with gas, oil, mineral and timber harvesting in W.Va. His idea about returning some of the revenue to the people of the state (as Alaska has done for years)
September 2, 2013
Bonnie Ruth (Miller) Hull, 81, of Williamsport passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born May 30, 1932, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late M. Hilton and Lydia W. (Miller) Barney. She was a graduate of the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1952. She is survived by her husband, Robert R. Hull; three children, Robert R. Hull Jr. of Juneau, Alaska, Jeffrey P. Hull of Parkton, Md., and Barbara H. Huwe of Williamsport; and two grandchildren, Elyse Huwe and Peter Huwe.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
November 19, 2011
Legend has it that following the Greek triumph over the Persians at Marathon in 490 B.C., a man named Pheidippides was sent running the 26 miles to Athens to announce the victory, then he promptly dropped dead. That's only about half the distance participants in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon ran on Saturday, but in fairness to Pheidippides, the Athenians sent him on a 140-mile round trip to Sparta asking for help a couple of days before that final trot to Athens. In 2010, Tom Gozora crossed the finish line looking as if he had been in a battle, his face bloodied and teeth cracked when he fell on the Appalachian Trail just seven miles into the race.