August 17, 2004
Marty Kilmer of Inwood, W.Va., builds a handrail in the bleachers at Mumaw Stadium at Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School on Monday. Kilmer was among a group of workers preparing for today's appearance by President Bush in Hedgesville.
May 23, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. The fake $500 bills in a local version of the popular board game Monopoly may not be worth anything, but the $25 people shell out for the game does have a purpose. Money raised during sales of Martinsburgopoly will be used to help replace the splinter-filled wooden bleachers on the home side of Martinsburg High School's Coburn Field. While fans cheering on visiting teams can sit on almost-new aluminum bleachers, fans for the Bulldogs have to sit on the rickety wooden ones.
March 1, 2004
shappell@herald-mail What the box seat above the dugout is to a baseball fan, the back row of the bleachers is to the racing enthusiast. And while everyone at Hagerstown Speedway had a chance to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather Sunday, the early birds perched atop the seating area were among the few at the season opener with a full view of the entire track and a back on their seat - in the form of a wall. More than 3,000 racing fans turned up for the season-opening, 35-lap races involving modified and late-model race cars.
January 30, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer The Washington County Agricultural Education Center is poised to get a 2,000-seat section of bleachers from Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Two county agricultural groups have pledged $38,500 to buy the bleachers, said former state Del. Peter G. Callas, who negotiated the deal. Volunteers will go to Baltimore this weekend to explore how to dismantle them and bring them back to the ag center near Sharpsburg. "This will be nice for Hagerstown to have a piece of Memorial Stadium," Callas said.