September 14, 2012
At a time when women were not allowed to travel without male companions to battlefields or tend to men who were not their relatives, Clara Barton nursed and comforted the wounded and dying on Civil War battlefields. It was at the Battle of Antietam that Barton, who was to become known as the Angel of the Battlefield and who would go on to found the American Red Cross, would have her first experience on a battlefield on which bullets were flying. Before that, Barton campaigned for about a year, collecting supplies while she waited, before she received permission from Col. Daniel Rucker, assistant chief quartermaster for the U.S. Army in charge of the Washington Depots, to assist at battle sites, said Susan Rosenvold, superintendent of the Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office, a satellite of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md. Rucker supplied Barton with wagons and assistants, and she loaded a wagon with medical supplies, most secured from local Ladies Aid associations, and headed to Sharpsburg from her Washington, D.C., home, said Rosenvold, who recently was awarded the Save Historic Antietam Foundation (SHAF)
January 4, 2008
YOUTH LEAGUES Hagerstown Junior Basketball Junior Division Accent Imaging 43, St. Marys 40 Accent: Boykins 10, Blenkstone 5, Stanbaugh 3, Barton 2, Heff 21, Renner 2. St. Marys: Galvan 2, McGee 10, Morris 2, Harmon 21, Waring 3, Gantt 2. Maugansville Ruritan 47, Rotary 28 Maugansville: Davis 15, Daley 2, Fleetwood 13, Miguel 3, Elwood 7, Tucker 5, Muthoka 2. Rotary: Barr 4, Railing 5, Drury 4,...
December 8, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Several gunshots were fired at four people on Ramer Court early Sunday during an argument, the Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release. No one was hit by the gunfire but some bullets struck a neighbor's house at 105 Ramer Court, which is off West Burke Street near the intersection with North Samuel Street, police said. Four people were standing outside at 103 Ramer Court when two people walked past and started the argument, police said. One of the people who walked past fired several shots at the other four people, said police, who responded at about 1:15 p.m. The two men then fled toward Franklin Manor, police said.
April 30, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Martinsburg residents were arrested after police responded to their home at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday for a report of a shots fired and found a woman with severe injuries to her hands, according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release. Police said Britney Levier, 18, of 738 Winchester Ave., injured herself during a dispute with Danny Rhodes, 32, by putting her hands through a window. Levier, who is charged with domestic battery and obstructing an officer, was taken to City Hospital for treatment.
January 2, 2002
Rooting for an old friend to get back into the lineup By John League A business friend of mine is about ready to retire, and I asked him what he would miss most when he stopped working. He told me that the one thing he loved about his job were the conversations he had with employees. Not during meetings. But the casual talk you have about your wife, your kids, your hobbies. The conversations we have at the coffee pot and copying machine. Where you get to know folks.
July 25, 2012
Friday will be a sad day for Lynn “Ed” Hull. That's when G. Gordon Liddy, Hull's favorite conservative radio talk show host, signs off the air for the last time. Hull, 64, a military retiree and regular caller to “The G. Gordon Liddy Show,” realized a dream when he was invited to meet Liddy in person on Monday's show. Hull said he and Liddy talked during the first 20 minutes of the show, mostly about how bullets are manufactured. “He seemed to know a lot about it,” Hull said.
March 14, 2013
A Washington County man who fired multiple shots at his estranged wife and mother-in-law last July was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison during a hearing Thursday at Washington County Circuit Court. Before Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. passed sentence, Jamie Hiler Wainwright, 37, of 10106 Saint George Circle in Saint James Village North, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and using a firearm to commit a violent crime. “This is a very dangerous situation that occurred, Mr. Wainwright,” Long said.