April 22, 2013
William H. Snyder Jr., 78, of Grand Island, Fla., passed away on April 12, 2013. He was born in Williamsport, Md., to the late William H. Snyder Sr. and the late Bessie Lee Snyder. William attended Hagerstown High School and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 211 of Funkstown, Md. William was retired from Potomac Edison Company (currently Allegheny Power). He was of Lutheran faith. William is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Delores M. Snyder; daughters, Kimberly Snyder, Diana Gift and son-in-law, Earl Gift and granddaughter, Mikaela Gift and is also survived by brothers, Gary Snyder, Danny Snyder and sister, Connie Pearman.
April 17, 2013
“Has anybody else besides me noticed that these moderators on these programs that ask their guests questions, when they don't get the answer they want, they interrupt the guest and they go on and tell them what they think? And the people who do it the most are the Republicans. ... I think that is very, very, very rude.” - Falling Waters, W.Va. “I'm thankful that we are only having trash pickup once a week, but we are increasing our curbside recycling to once a week, and thus saving the town almost $38,000 this year.
January 19, 2013
Donald “Don” Burley is remembered by his family as a man who touched the lives of many through his quiet, humble ways. His community involvement and volunteer efforts were done to help others, not for recognition or fanfare. Don was the second of H. Marsh and Alice Burley's four children. He grew up in Worthington, W.Va., with loving parents and not realizing they were poor. “He allowed that level of poverty to change him in a good way,” said daughter Julie White of Wichita, Kan. “He grew up in a multicultural community where he loved everyone.” In high school, Don played football, basketball and baseball and was in the marching band, joining the band for the halftime show in his football uniform with his trumpet.
October 20, 2012
Robert Brevoort Murdock, 80, of 18717 Dover Drive in Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., due to complications following valve replacement surgery. Born Aug. 4, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Raymond Murdock and Emily Brevoort Murdock. A 1950 graduate of West View High School in Pittsburgh, he later graduated from the University of Chicago College in 1952 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1955.
October 11, 2012
Donald Lee Oberholzer, 77, of 302 Radcliffe Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at his home. Born Dec. 27, 1934, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob Shank and Annie Florence Wilkinson Oberholzer. He graduated from Hagerstown High School, class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a field coordinator with Allegheny Power. He was a life member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was a member of BPO Elks 378, AMVETS Post 10, Red Men 84 of Williamsport, Moose Lodge of Waynesboro, Waynesboro American Legion 15, and Potomac Edison 4 Runners.
February 24, 2012
High winds that have already brought some power outages to the Tri-State area were expected to subside late Friday night, although windy conditions could continue today, forecasters said. Sustained winds out of the west of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph were expected until a high wind advisory expired at midnight Friday, said meteorologist Heather Sheffield of the National Weather Service office in Sterling, Va. “Winds should start to diminish after midnight,” Sheffield said.
October 29, 2011
Thousands of Allegheny Power customers across the Tri-State are without power late Saturday morning as a heavy, wet snow continues to fall, turning roadways to slush. In Washington County, the largest power outages were affecting customers in Knoxville, Md. and Williamsport, Md., according to Allegheny Power's Outage Management System. Both were caused by trouble on the main line. Other major outages were affecting customers in Greencastle, Pa., Martinsburg, W.Va. More than half an inch of accumulated snow had fallen in Hagerstown by 11:45 a.m., according to Greg Keefer's weather station website, www.i4weather.net .
August 15, 2011
Thunderstorms that passed through the Tri-State area Sunday night closed roads in Washington County and knocked out power to hundreds in the area, authorities said. Garretts Mill Road, and Brownsville Road at Kaetzel Road in southern Washington County were closed Sunday night due to storm debris, a 911 dispatcher said. The roads had been cleared by Monday morning, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said shortly after 6 a.m. The storm also knocked out power to hundreds of properties in Franklin County, Pa. At 8:50 p.m., 853 West Penn Power customers, most of them in the Waynesboro, Pa., area, were without electricity, according to Allegheny Power's outage management system.
August 15, 2011
DEC. 8, 1941-AUG. 14, 2011 Ralph Gerald Baker Jr., 69, of Williamsport, Md., died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Dec. 8, 1941, in Bloomsburg, Pa., to the late Ralph Gerald Sr. and Vera Follmer Baker. He was a 1959 graduate of Bloomsburg High School. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Penn State University in State College, Pa. He was employed by Allegheny Power, Hagerstown, for more than 35 years until his retirement.