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September 7, 2010
Dorothy May (Bowers) Furley, 91, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at her home. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at The House of Prayer of Shepherd Ministries. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Falling Waters, W.Va. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
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by MARLO BARNHART | January 8, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Former Washington County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Monday night after the sport utility vehicle he was driving crashed into a mailbox on Maugansville Road and plunged down a 10- to 15-foot embankment into a stream off Village Mill Drive, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. Bowers, who has been administrator of the Maryland Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board since April 2001, was driving a state vehicle at the time of the 10:30 p.m. accident, Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades said Tuesday.
NEWS
November 21, 1997
A due process hearing for fired Smithsburg Police Chief Tommy Bowers has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. The previously announced Nov. 25 date posed a conflict for one of Bowers' attorneys, according to Edward Kuczynski, an attorney for the town. The previous date had been set by a U.S. District Court judge who heard arguments from both sides during a Nov. 6 hearing in Baltimore. Bowers' lawsuit claims the town acted improperly by firing him in August without a due process hearing.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | March 2, 2000
Former Washington County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers will be the target of a "roast" at a Hagerstown Community College fund-raising event. The roast at 6 p.m. Friday, March 17, will raise money for the college athletic scholarship endowment fund. The event will be held at the Four Points Hotel on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Bowers said Thursday he is glad to help the fund with what he predicts will be a "bittersweet experience. " "It is worth it," he said. "It gives people a chance to cut me up," Bowers said.
NEWS
September 2, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY and STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writers SMITHSBURG - Supporters of fired Smithsburg Police Chief Tommy Bowers plan to show up en masse at the Town Council meeting tonight at 7 p.m., said organizer Sherry Owen. The meeting "will probably be the longest in the history of Smithsburg. It's going to be a wild meeting," Owen said. Bowers said Monday that he had thought about going to see what the mayor and council would say about him, but probably won't go. "I just wanted to see if they had the guts to say anything else.
NEWS
January 8, 2001
Bowers pitching downtown projects By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Former Washington County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers has been lobbying for downtown Hagerstown revitalization projects, including three that involve buildings owned by the Perini family. Bowers, who has done consulting work for the Perinis, has met with state and local officials about revitalization projects at two other Perini-owned buildings downtown - the Keystone Building in Public Square and the Washington County Department of Social Services on North Potomac Street.
NEWS
February 17, 2001
Bowers named to tax board By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - Former Washington County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers has been appointed to a paid state government job, Gov. Parris Glendening announced Friday. The Maryland Senate must confirm Bowers' appointment as administrator of the Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board office based in Annapolis. "It's an honor to have been recognized. It's kind of been one of those storybook finishes to a career," Bowers said.
NEWS
By TERRY TALBERT | May 13, 1998
by Joe Crocetta / staff photographer see the enlargement SMITHSBURG - Former Police Chief Tommy Bowers was elected Smithsburg's mayor Tuesday, defeating by an unofficial six votes incumbent Mildred "Mickey" Myers, who had fired him. --cont. from front page-- Bowers got 291 votes to Myers' 285 votes, Town Clerk Betsy Martin said. There was one write-in vote for mayor, and seven ballots that did not include votes for either mayoral candidate.
NEWS
October 16, 2000
Bowers proposes expanding parking deck By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer A plan developed by former Washington County Commissioner Ron Bowers calls for expanding Hagerstown's North Potomac Parking Deck by 137 spaces in order to provide more parking for the University System of Maryland Hagerstown Education Center. continued The plan, which has not yet been submitted to the governor's office, also calls for turning the center into a two-building campus by using the 21,000-square-foot building now housing the Frostburg University Center in Public Square, Bowers said.
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September 8, 2013
David Albert Bowers, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away of natural causes Sept. 7, 2013, at his home. A graveside service conducted by Pastor Herb Busick will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Manor Church Cemetery, Boonsboro, Md. He will be laid to rest beside his mother, Lena Mae Gaylor, who passed in July 2011. David was a 1972 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Hagerstown Community College. He worked at Mack Trucks in the 1970s. He is survived by his son, Christopher Hornbecker of Ashburn, Va.; sister, Pamela M. Rinehart of Hagerstown; grandson, Chase; and two granddaughters, Lane and Bree.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
A Hedgesville, W.Va., man faces additional crypt-tampering and destruction of property charges in connection with damage reported at a second Berkeley County cemetery, according to court records and police. Warrants issued Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate court charged David P. Bowers III with 10 counts of disinterment of a dead body and one count of destruction of property, according to court records. Bowers, 24, was arraigned last week on single felony counts of destruction of property and disinterment or displacement of a dead body stemming from a crypt-tampering case at Rosedale Cemetery near Martinsburg.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A second man has been arrested in a crypt-tampering case at Rosedale Cemetery near Martinsburg. Richard Rowland Ruffner, 29, of 818 Near Bethels Way, Martinsburg, was arraigned Sunday by Berkeley County Magistrate JoAnn Overington on 23 counts of disinterment of a dead body and one count of destruction of property, according to magistrate court records. Ruffner was being held in Eastern Regional Jail Monday night on $470,000 bond, according to jail and court records. His arrest comes after police said David P. Bowers III of Hedgesville, W.Va., told authorities that he helped Ruffner and a third, unidentified male open crypts from a mausoleum in the cemetery and take jewelry from the bodies, court records said.
OBITUARIES
July 18, 2013
Harold Paul Lewis, 80, of Arden, W.Va., died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Grenich Care Home in Bunker Hill, W.Va. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. The service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Arden United Methodist Church, officated by the Rev. Walter F. Bowers and assisted by the Rev. Kathy Spitzer. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.           
OBITUARIES
July 4, 2013
Clara Mae (Whittington) Secrest Bowers, 84, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Ardel and Leola Florence (Burke) Whittington. Clara Mae worked as a receptionist for Ryan Physical Therapy. She also worked as an aide at Washington County Hospital in the maternity, X-ray and physical therapy wards. Clara Mae also worked at the Mid-Atlantic Orthopedic Center and in retail at Rosen's in downtown Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
June 21, 2013
Harry "Tom" Bowers, 67, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, June 20, 2013, while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be at Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2013
From the Civil War, when those who gave their lives led to “a new birth of freedom,” to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when the nation's resolve was tested, military personnel in the country have risen to meet something bigger than themselves, a former Washington County Commissioner and retired U.S. Army official said Sunday. Ronald L. Bowers' comments came during an annual ceremony in front of the Washington County Courthouse in commemoration of Memorial Day, the day set aside to honor the nation's men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
The economic development goals accepted by Washington County officials Tuesday have been well-received and provide a workable framework for future growth, according to some community leaders reached for comment Wednesday. “We're grateful for the economic development commission for reaching out to us and other stakeholders in the community,” said Brien Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission's top priorities include an assessment of current infrastructure needs, workforce development, Hagerstown's City Center, a countywide marketing plan and leaving the EDC as the lead agency for economic development efforts within the county.
OBITUARIES
April 22, 2013
Garman “Bob” L. Bowers Sr., 85, of Fairplay, Md., passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at the home of his daughter. Born Oct. 11, 1927, in Sharpsburg, Md., he was the son of the late Kenneth W. and Nora (Benner) Bowers. His wife of 46 years, Wahneta F. Bowers, preceded him in death in 2002. Garman worked at Brandt Cabinet Works, Vertol Aircraft, Custer Channel Wing, Fairchild Industries, and retired from Mack Trucks, Inc. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown, Md. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He is survived by one son, Garman L. Bowers Jr.; one daughter, Karen W. Pierce and husband, Michael A.; two grandsons, Michael A. Pierce II and wife, Kelly G., and Garman L. Bowers III and fiancée, Olivia F. Tomsic; one great-grandson, Joseph B. Pierce; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe M. Pierce.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 17, 2013
Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service provided lunch to the staff at the Washington County 911 Center as a token of appreciation for National Public Safety Telecommunications Week on Wednesday, but workers had no time to relax. Dispatchers grabbed food, went back to their desks and continued working as they ate. Washington County Emergency Communications Center Assistant Supervisor Tina Bowers described a lunch in the call center room as “one of the best things” the staff could get. “There are a lot of times during the day we get busy, and people don't even have time to step out and go to the bathroom, much less eat,” Bowers said.
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