May 22, 2013
It's taken about nine months, but Becky Walter's Boonsboro girls finally are on the verge of becoming the first Washington County program to put the whole “puzzle” together in a single school year. The Warriors have just one more Maryland Class 1A team title to capture at the outdoor state track and field championships, which begin Thursday at Morgan State University in Baltimore. “One of our goals at the beginning of the year was to win in cross country and then indoors and outdoors,” said Walter, whose girls already have claimed two of three titles.
May 21, 2013
Margaret Ellen Deatrich, 84, beloved mother and grandmother, of Hagerstown, went to be with her Savior on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro. Born Oct. 24, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Elliot and Mary (Harbaugh) Turner. Margaret attended Hagerstown High School and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger L. Deatrich Sr.; and two sisters, Betty Ricker and Pauline Brown. Margaret is survived by one son, Roger L. Deatrich Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Boonsboro; one daughter, Debra Moyer of Halfway; a brother, Edward Turner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Tyler Deatrich and wife, Katie, Erika Deatrich, Jamie Moyer and TJ Hopkinson.
May 18, 2013
Randall Lee Palmer, 56, of Myersville, Md., died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Northampton Manor Health Care Center in Frederick, Md. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Bast Stauffer Funeral Home, Boonsboro.
May 17, 2013
Joseph Anthony Lillis, 62, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his home while surrounded by his family. Born on Aug. 16, 1950, in Jersey City, N.J., he is the son of Mary (Coaches) Lillis of Brick, N.J., and the late William P. Lillis. Joe was a 1968 graduate from St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City, and went on to earn his bachelor's degree in history from St. Peter's College. He was a veteran of the United States Navy Reserves.
May 17, 2013
The Boonsboro track and field program isn't leaving Class 1A quietly. The Warriors, who will move up to Class 2A next school year, swept the team titles Friday night at the 1A West region championships at Mountain Ridge High School. The Boonsboro girls scored 150 points to win their third straight outdoor region title, while Mountain Ridge was second (131) and Manchester Valley was third (118) in the 12-team field. The Boonsboro boys held off defending champ Smithsburg 174-155, while Mountain Ridge was a distant third (89)
May 16, 2013
Kevin James Allen, 45, of Lake Ariel, Pa., formerly of Boonsboro, Md., died unexpectedly on May 13, at the Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. Kevin was born on April 12, 1968, and grew up in Middletown, Md. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1986. His first job was at Noland Company, where he worked for 10 years, before joining Cooper Industries as an outside salesman. He recently moved to Pennsylvania for employment with a local electric company. Kevin loved sports and was an avid enthusiast.
May 16, 2013
A man suspected of robbing the Susquehanna Bank on Frederick Street in Hagerstown on May 10 has been arrested, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. Brandon Lee Rohrer, 23, of 20422 Mill Point Road in Boonsboro, faces charges of robbery, second-degree assault and theft from $1,000 to under $10,000. According to a report of the robbery in The Herald-Mail, the robber made off with an undisclosed amount of money May 10 after he handed a note to a teller demanding money. No weapons were displayed at the time of the robbery, according to police.
May 15, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said it was investigating a fire that caused $200,000 in damages to a house early Wednesday at 21201 Reno Monument Road near Boonsboro. The fire, which was reported by a passer-by shortly after 3 a.m., destroyed the house, according to a Fire Marshal's Office news release. Damages to the structure were estimated at $150,000. The fire caused $50,000 in damages to the contents. Authorities said 65 firefighters from Boonsboro, Sharpsburg, Middletown, Myersville, Wolfsville and Potomac Valley took 15 minutes to control the blaze.
May 14, 2013
“Thank you to the nice woman who planted such wonderful flowers in front of the old library in downtown Boonsboro. We appreciate you, and your care for our community.” - Boonsboro “I see that Professor Powell wrote a hit piece on the Koch brothers and their support of conservative points of view and smaller government, such as the government our Founding Fathers established. The Kochs seem to be the subject of the day for progressives, for April, May and June. I wonder when the good professor will be writing a similar hit piece on George Soros ... or Michael Bloomberg ... and how they buy votes for big government.” - Hagerstown “A 5-year-old gun owner shoots and kills his 2-year old sister.
May 13, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said it was investigating a fire that caused $3,000 in damages to a car Saturday night in the 20100 block of Hogmaw Road near Keedysville. The fire started in the interior passenger compartment of a 1996 Chevrolet Beretta that was parked in the 20100 block of Hogmaw Road, according to a Fire Marshal's Office news release. The fire was reported by the owner at 10:50 p.m. Saturday. It took 14 firefighters about 10 minutes to get it under control, the release says.