August 23, 2013
The Berkeley County Council this week informally endorsed an effort to extend the Eastern Panhandle Recreational Trail west through parkland that the county owns. Councilman Jim Barnhart was appointed Thursday by council President Anthony J. “Tony” Petrucci to explore the viability of creating a pathway through Charlotte Prather Park. The park, next to P.O. Faulkner Park in Martinsburg, is home to the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Girl's Softball League. The homefield for American Legion and Martinsburg High School baseball teams are also part of the athletic complex.
August 10, 2013
Bonnie S. Ewing, 58, of Hagerstown died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at home, with her husband by her side. She was born Tuesday, May 10, 1955, in West Chester, Pa., the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary (Eaton) Blyman. Bonnie graduated from Aberdeen High School and attended college for two years. She was employed by Washington County Hospital Hospitality for about 10 years and by Washington County Human Development as a medical technician for 14 years. Bonnie started a grief support group for survivors of murder victims.
August 7, 2013
Raymond E. "Ray" Barnhart, 51, of Hagerstown, Md., passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior at his home on Aug. 1, 2013. Born Jan. 15, 1962, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Eva Bihlear of Hagerstown. Ray was a 1981 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He was previously employed by People's Drug Store. Ray served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a volunteer for Community Rescue Service and local fire companies for several years. He was an avid coin collector and a member of Phi Theta Kappa Society.
April 19, 2013
William and Kay Barnhart of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their sons and family at Old South Mountain Inn in Boonsboro. After enjoying a wonderful dinner, they were surprised with a beautiful anniversary cake baked and decorated by Mrs. Barnhart's sister, Karen Cronise. The Barnharts were married Nov. 3, 1962, by Pastor Harold Lehman, Mr. Barnhart's uncle, at Northside Mennonite Church in Hagerstown. Mrs. Barnhart is the former Kay Lorraine Andrews, and the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Andrews.
April 16, 2013
Esther Geneva Barnhart, 86, of Hancock, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at her home. Born March 20, 1927, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Cora Mae Bivens Younker, and widow of Harry "Ike" Barnhart, who died April 24, 2000. She was a member of Orchard Ridge First Church of God, and a member of Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by one daughter, Janice Fink Hancock; two sons, Leroy Barnhart and Edward Barnhart, both of Hancock, one sister, Ida Hart of Hagerstown, Md.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
February 17, 2013
This is one of the very few times you will see the name Adam Barnhart in the sports section. Unfortunately, you won't get the chance to read how Adam ran for the winning touchdown, touched them all after hitting a home run or even used a feathery touch to drain a winning basket. Adam is confined to a wheelchair and never has had the chance to make those kinds of sports memories. You will never see Adam quoted in story, because he doesn't speak. And yet, Adam has a touch that most everyone wishes they possessed.
February 6, 2013
James R. "Tink" Barnhart Sr., 75, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hancock Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Don Preston and the Rev. Robert D. Smith Sr. will officiate. A military service will be conducted by the Tri-State Honor Guard.