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NEWS
August 15, 2013
Rescue workers are at the scene of a two-vehicle accident involving a dump truck on U.S. 34 in Boonsboro, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said.   The accident was reported at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 34 and Warrior Boulevard, according to the supervisor. The roadway has not been closed to traffic. Further details were not immediately available.
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LIFESTYLE
August 12, 2013
Birthdays Aug. 13 - Liam E. Boyd, North Main Street, Boonsboro, turns 4; Charles H. Daley, Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, turns 88.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2013
A plan to build just more than 100 homes near Boonsboro's downtown area has drawn mixed reactions, with some residents fearing a planned entrance to the development on Alternate U.S. 40 will aggravate traffic congestion, while others say it is smart growth that will be good for the town. The Sycamore Run housing development is proposed for construction on 45 acres between Young Avenue and Alternate U.S. 40. The developers plan to build entrances to the development off Young Avenue and Alternate U.S. 40 near Cronise Market Place.
OBITUARIES
August 9, 2013
David Wesley Walker, 75, of Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, while in the presence of family and friends, on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Born Aug. 10, 1937, in Nanty Glo, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter Emmanuel and Erma Melissa (Boring) Walker. His loving wife of 50 years, Carol Jean (Rish) Walker, preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2010. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who was known for cherishing his time with his family.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
Council asks SHA to drop bike lanes BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council members Monday night approved sending a letter to the Maryland State Highway Administration asking the agency to drop its requirement for bicycle lanes on Main Street in the town. At the urging of the Boonsboro Planning Commission, the council requested that the SHA not require bike lanes on Main Street when developments are being considered that would affect the road, which is also Alternate 40, Town Planner and Zoning Administrator Megan Clark said.
OBITUARIES
August 6, 2013
Timothy Jon Brown, 53, of Boonsboro, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. The service will be held privately at the convenience of the family and is being handled by Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro.
NEWS
August 6, 2013
Maryland State Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident north of Boonsboro Tuesday morning that sent one person to the hospital. The incident occurred at about 8:15 a.m. on Mapleville Road in the area of Benevola Church Road, police said in a news release. A white Jeep Liberty driven by James Bagwell of Fairmont, W.Va., was traveling south on Mapleville Road when the driver of a blue pickup truck traveling north lost control on the wet road and slid into the southbound lane, hitting the Jeep, according to police.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2013
Several people showed up at a Boonsboro Town Council meeting Monday night to express concerns about the use of “smart meters” to measure electric use in buildings. One of the people who spoke, Mary Schanno, said smart meters emit microwave radiation and is worried that their use is associated with health complications like insomnia and migraine headaches. Although Schanno said she fears the meters are being used throughout the county, a Potomac Edison official said last week that the local provider is not installing smart meters in its Western Maryland service area.
OBITUARIES
August 3, 2013
Olive P. Kuhn, 99, of Brown Road in Smithsburg, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Foxville. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
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