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by PEPPER BALLARD | June 7, 2006
HALFWAY After 120 years in business, Danzer Industries Inc., a small cargo trailer manufacturing plant in Halfway, has been forced to shut down and lay off about 70 employees because it can't keep up with the competition, an official with its parent company said Tuesday. "It had financial difficulties. The market in the trailer business is soft," said Marcus Kennedy, manager of manufacturing services for Obsidian Enterprises Inc., Danzer's parent company in Indianapolis. "We stayed on as long as we could," he said.
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September 19, 2005
Antietam The single bloodiest day of fighting during the Civil War is remembered in pristine fields and woods in a park treasured for not being developed with tourist amenities. On Sept. 17, 1862, the North pushed back an attempt by the South's Gen. Robert E. Lee to cross into Maryland. Three battles raged throughout the day, ending with 23,110 men dead, wounded or missing. You can learn about the battle from rangers, cassette tapes, brochures, movies and plaques on the battlefield.
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July 9, 2003
Week of July 6, 1953 Heat becomes intense in the Hagerstown mayor's office this time of year and because windows are open, conversations are frequently interrupted by the noise of traffic at the busy North Potomac and Franklin Street intersection. Councilman Ralph Fiery said he believes the City of Hagerstown is sufficiently progressive that it can air condition the Mayor's office in view of the large number of official callers there. For some decades census figures have shown that the population of the county is split just about 50-50 between the city and the county.
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January 29, 2002
FAA allows eastern approach on instrument landing at Hagerstown By SCOTT BUTKI scottb@herald-mail.com A new Federal Aviation Administration decision should make it easier for some pilots landing at Hagerstown Regional Airport to get around a problem caused by the enlarged no-fly zone over Camp David. Local pilots interviewed in recent days said that while avoiding the zone - increased from a three-mile to an eight-mile radius - is not difficult, the zone itself is causing another difficulty.
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by MARLO BARNHART | December 10, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com SMITHSBURG - The second annual Christmas church tour of a dozen historic houses of worship in Washington and Frederick counties will be Dec. 28. The tour, which has been sponsored each year by the Smithsburg Area Church Association, will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Last year, 14 churches participated and several dozen people turned out, some hoping to extend the holiday season and enjoy some good Christmas music,...
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January 17, 2002
Counties' security expenses addressed By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com Washington County was in the flight path of the hijacked airplane that crashed in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, Washington County Emergency Services Director Joe Kroboth told a state senate committee Wednesday. "It was only a matter of minutes before that would have been a Maryland disaster," he said. Kroboth wanted to make the point that rural areas like Washington County aren't immune to the threat of terrorism.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2012
Winter left a few late memories Wednesday when an icy substance known as “graupel” fell across portions of Western Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. Graupel is formed when snow starts to evaporate when it is falling, but then picks up moisture as it nears the ground, said Stephen Konarik, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. When graupel hits the ground, it looks like a pellet. But unlike sleet, which is clear, graupel is white, Konarik said.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
Can we afford a baseball accord? A couple of weeks ago a nice reporter from CBS "Sportsline" called up to ask how Hagerstown's plans for a new minor league baseball stadium were progressing. He said he'd researched the story about a year ago, and wanted to see what had changed since then. After I stopped laughing I said "Not much. In fact, you could have researched this story five years ago and it would still be just as salient today as it would have been in 1995.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | November 7, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com THURMONT, Md. - The area that is now Catoctin Mountain Park in the northwest corner of Frederick County, Md., boasts an industrious, illustrious - and sometimes contentious - history. It was a hunting ground for American Indians and the homeplace of early settlers to Western Maryland; the site of bountiful resources for tanneries, sawmills, an iron furnace and other industries; a farming community in its high valleys; an early hot spot for tourists; a retreat for presidents; a training ground for spies; and a mecca for making moonshine.
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By DAN DEARTH | November 10, 2008
WOLFSVILLE, Md. -- Mark Lewis vowed he would never surrender when he saw dozens of American soldiers lying dead in the snow during the Battle of the Bulge. Lewis said he witnessed that grim sight when his unit, the 17th Airborne Division, was rushing to the front to help stall the German advance. As the men approached their positions, Lewis said, they passed the frozen bodies of nearly 100 American soldiers who had been shot after they surrendered to the German army. The incident became infamously known as the Malmedy Massacre.
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