October 5, 2011
Helen Eileen Miller Stewart, 74, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center. Born in 1937 in Jeannette, Pa., Mrs. Stewart was the daughter of the late Ray W. and Helen M. Miller. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Harry Barnett Stewart, preceded her in death on June 25, 1991. She is survived by three daughters, Darlene Wener of Juneau, Alaska, Vicki Lawson of Gore, Va., and Tammy Leggett of Martinsburg; a son, Renny Stewart of Boonsboro, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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)
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.
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.
November 23, 2011
Philip Baker Brown, 78, of Clear Spring, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Born Aug. 12, 1933, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Franklin and Marion (Baker) Brown. He was raised by his late grandparents, Joseph D. and Alice P. Baker. Mr. Brown retired in 1996 from Mack Trucks Inc., where he was employed as an inspector and served as a UAW representative. He was a veteran of the armed forces in the 1950s, where he was stationed in Alaska. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family.
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.