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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 22, 2009
MAUGANSVILLE -- Like a cart pulled by a horse, the prices of some baseball cards have tumbled along with the fallen stars of the steroid age. Gary Care of Green Spring, W.Va., pointed to a Mark McGwire rookie card on the table before him. The same card selling for $200 or $250 when McGwire swatted a record-breaking home run in 1998 now has a price of $25. Anything related to Barry Bonds, the all-time home run king who, like McGwire, is suspected of steroid use? You'd be lucky to give it away, Care said Sunday at a sports card show at the Maugansville Ruritan.
NEWS
September 30, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Baseball cards and an empty condom box found near the spot where Jessica Lynn Newell's body was found were among the pieces of evidence the prosecution presented Monday during a preliminary hearing for Michael A. Newell. Newell, 39, was charged on Sept. 22 with kidnapping and murder in the death of his 7-year-old niece, Jessica Newell. Security was heavy for the hearing in which Magistrate Gene Darlington found probable cause for Newell to be bound over for a grand jury in February.
NEWS
October 20, 1998
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Security was tight and eyes were teary in Berkeley County Circuit Court on Monday when a Martinsburg man went on trial on charges of kidnapping and murdering his 7-year-old niece. The child, Jessica Newell, was found dead after she disappeared from a Martinsburg bowling alley on Sept. 18, 1997. --cont. from front page -- Wearing a patterned sweater and tan slacks, Michael Newell, 40, remained expressionless during most of the first day of testimony before a jury of four men and eight women.
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By AMY WALLAUER | February 17, 1998
Newell indicted in niece's murder MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The uncle of 7-year-old Jessica Newell, found dead in the woods two days after she disappeared from a Martinsburg bowling alley, was indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder, kidnapping and felony murder charges. Michael A. Newell, 39, of 2105 Winchester Ave., will be arraigned Feb. 27 in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said a motive for the child's abduction and murder has not been firmly established, but prosecutors believe it was an attempted molestation gone awry.
NEWS
July 20, 2011
A sports cards and memorabilia show will be held at Valley Mall, starting Friday, July 29. Vendors will be set up in the mall through Sunday, July 31. Music by the Lake The Music by the Lake concert series continues Saturday with Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band performing at the Hagers-town City Park bandshell from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The concert is free. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 116. Church to host yard sale St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown, will host a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 a.m. to noon.
NEWS
May 16, 1999
By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - When Bill Spigler was growing up one of eight children in Hagerstown's South End, his family didn't have a lot of use for baseball cards. [cont. from front page ] A far cry from a serious collector, Spigler put his baseball cards in his bicycle spokes. Now Spigler is all but consumed with baseball cards, specifically a complete set of cards made in 1930 by an unknown manufacturer.
NEWS
February 27, 1998
By AMY WALLAUER Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The man accused of bludgeoning his 7-year-old niece to death is scheduled for a July trial in Berkeley County Circuit Court, but his attorney hopes to move the case to a different county. Public defender Aaron Amore, citing the community's outrage over the slaying and the heavy media coverage it has drawn, said he will file a motion for a change of venue early next week. On Friday, Michael Newell, 39, of 2105 Winchester Ave., pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping and felony murder charges in the death of Jessica Newell, whose body was found in the woods two days after she disappeared from a Martinsburg bowling alley.
NEWS
October 1, 1998
Woman trapped in car after wreck HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A person was trapped in the wreckage of a car following a two-car collision at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Bakerton Road Wednesday evening, officials said. Officials said the injured person, a female, was flown from the scene to Fairfax (Va.) Hospital. A man in the other car was transported to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, according to Steve Hough, chief of the Friendship Fire Co. Details were not available Wednesday night about the accident, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. Teen faces charge in one-car accident Maryland State Police in Hagerstown charged a 17-year-old Knoxville juvenile with negligent driving after a single-car accident Tuesday on northbound Alt. U.S. 40 south of Roxbury Road shortly before 10 p.m. Troopers said the teenager, who was driving a 1989 Chevy Corvette, lost control of the car, which began to spin and then struck a wooden fence post.
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by ANDY MASON | May 20, 2004
Talking with Tom Brookens on the phone the other night, I couldn't stop thinking this: I own baseball cards of this guy, who owns a World Series ring.But that doesn't seem to matter to the players on the Cumberland Valley Christian School softball team in Chambersburg, Pa. "They just look at me as another dad that's coaching the team," said Brookens, a 1971 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. "It doesn't really matter that much to them. Sometimes some of my stories come out, but they just take it in stride.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2011
A few years down the road, maybe we'll see Hagerstown's Christian Binford pitching for the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles. The 18-year-old Binford signed a contract Friday with Kansas City and the ink on the pact officially dried Monday. Already, Binford is in Surprise, Ariz., with the Royals' Rookie League team and will stay there until the season is completed Aug. 28. He then will participate in the Fall Instructional League. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but it covers seven years and also includes a college tuition package.
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NEWS
July 20, 2011
A sports cards and memorabilia show will be held at Valley Mall, starting Friday, July 29. Vendors will be set up in the mall through Sunday, July 31. Music by the Lake The Music by the Lake concert series continues Saturday with Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band performing at the Hagers-town City Park bandshell from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The concert is free. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 116. Church to host yard sale St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown, will host a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 a.m. to noon.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 22, 2009
MAUGANSVILLE -- Like a cart pulled by a horse, the prices of some baseball cards have tumbled along with the fallen stars of the steroid age. Gary Care of Green Spring, W.Va., pointed to a Mark McGwire rookie card on the table before him. The same card selling for $200 or $250 when McGwire swatted a record-breaking home run in 1998 now has a price of $25. Anything related to Barry Bonds, the all-time home run king who, like McGwire, is suspected of steroid use? You'd be lucky to give it away, Care said Sunday at a sports card show at the Maugansville Ruritan.
NEWS
By DON AINES | March 21, 2008
WAYNESBORO, PA. - A 22-year-old man killed in a single-car crash Wednesday in St. Thomas Township was looking forward to the birth of his first child this summer, his father-in-law, state Sen. Terry Punt, said Thursday. Thriften Darcey Barlup, of 1614 Wenger Way in Chambersburg, Pa., was killed when the car he was driving ran off Hade Road, sheared a utility pole in half and crashed into a house, Pennsylvania State Police said. Speed and wet road conditions contributed to the accident, police said.
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By DON AINES | March 20, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A 22-year-old man killed in a single-car crash Wednesday in St. Thomas Township was looking forward to the birth of his first child this summer, his father-in-law, state Sen. Terry Punt, said Thursday. Thriften Darcey Barlup, of 1614 Wenger Way in Chambersburg, Pa., was killed when the car he was driving ran off Hade Road, sheared a utility pole in half and crashed into a house, Pennsylvania State Police said. Speed and wet road conditions contributed to the accident, police said.
NEWS
September 22, 2006
Club meetings Tri-State Singles WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m., Parlor House Restaurant, Potomac Shopping Center, Potomac Street. For ages 55 and older. For information about the group, call Virginia, 301-739-8990; Sharon, 717-762-4524; or Dick, 301-824-5200. Shenandoah-Potomac District Garden Clubs SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -Monday, Sept. 25, registration begins at 9 a.m., Clarion Inn. This is the annual meeting of the 10 district garden clubs in Jefferson and Berkeley counties.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 4, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com You probably won't mistake Jay Wolt for the true Hagerstown Suns. On their baseball cards, many players, in their 20s, are posed in batting stances or holding their mitts. On his card, Wolt, 46, is wearing an unbuttoned Suns' jersey, a Suns' cap and sunglasses. He's kneeling and holding his Pomeranian, Pierre. Nonetheless, on paper, Wolt is one of the gang. Winning an Internet auction earned him a spot on his own baseball card in the Suns' 2004 team set, which came out a few weeks ago. He paid $203.
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by ANDY MASON | May 20, 2004
Talking with Tom Brookens on the phone the other night, I couldn't stop thinking this: I own baseball cards of this guy, who owns a World Series ring.But that doesn't seem to matter to the players on the Cumberland Valley Christian School softball team in Chambersburg, Pa. "They just look at me as another dad that's coaching the team," said Brookens, a 1971 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. "It doesn't really matter that much to them. Sometimes some of my stories come out, but they just take it in stride.
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by MEG H. PARTINGTON | January 23, 2003
megp@herald-mail.com Bill Bowen has enough baseball memorabilia to fill a museum in his house, but he never gets tired of looking at more. As an appraiser for Hospice of the Panhandle Inc.'s third annual antique appraisal fair this weekend, he also gets to tell visitors the value of their treasures. "Most of them are very anxious to find out what it's worth," said Bowen, who also volunteered to provide verbal appraisals of baseball memorabilia at the two previous fairs.
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