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February 17, 2013
Waynesboro fire officials believe a candle started a fire Saturday night in a duplex at 25 W. Fourth St. Firefighters contained damage to a second-floor bedroom, Waynesboro Deputy Chief Trayer Stoops said. The first crews on the scene at about 10 p.m. saw fire in the windows on the side of the home, Stoops said Sunday. “The residents were getting out of the house,” he said. “They apparently tried to fight the fire before we arrived.” Four or five people were inside when the fire broke out, and they escaped safely, Stoops said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
A candle left unattended apparently caused a fire that destroyed a house at 2815 Shaff Road in Rohrersville on Wednesday morning, Maryland State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said. Nobody was injured. Ernst said the fire appears to have been caused by a candle sitting on a window frame that was not put out before the lone resident of the house, Toby Wolfe, went to sleep. "It looks like (the fire) got on some clothes, then on some furniture, and then it took off," Ernst said. Wolfe was in the house at the time of the fire but got out in time, according to Chief Oley Griffith of the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Department.
NEWS
March 8, 2000
A candle left unattended damaged a Hagerstown man's apartment at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hagerstown Assistant Fire Marshall John M. Hersh said. The candle was burning on top of a dresser when Jessie Francis Degrot left his apartment at 930B Main Avenue, Hersh said. The fire from the candle spread into the dresser in the bedroom and burned items inside, according to Hersh. He did not have a damage estimate, he said. Degrot's mother, who was home when the fire broke out, ran outside and called the fire department, he said.
NEWS
January 3, 1998
House catches fire from boy playing with candle By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer A child playing with fire led to a house fire Saturday afternoon at 980 Mount Aetna Road, a fire official said. The unidentified boy set a toy on fire with a candle before an adult put the fire out and set the toy on the porch next to trash bags, said Battalion Chief Ronald Horn with the Hagerstown Fire Department. "She apparently didn't have it out," Horn said. The state fire marshal could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
November 8, 2009
The Last Man's Club of World War II at Morris Frock Post 42 held its 56th annual meeting with a luncheon at the American Legion Home on Northern Avenue on Sept. 26. The club was formed by WWII veterans in January 1954. The purpose of establishing the club was "continuing to the death the fellowship developed during time of war. " The handwritten membership roster hangs in Post 42's hallway, alphabetically listing the 264 members in the club when it was chartered. Gold stars mark the names of deceased members.
NEWS
December 2, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Elks Lodge No. 731 will hold its annual Elks Memorial Service on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the lodge at 66 W. Main St. The public is invited to attend. The service honors Elks members who have died within the past year. The families of deceased members will be special guests for the service. This year, the following deceased members will be honored: Ira C. Grove Jr., Joseph E. Spangler, Charles K. Emery, Sanford H. Evans, Ernest Melhuish, Michael R. Summers, Colin F. Heefner, John D. McCarthy, Warren E. Tomlinson, Harry E. Kuhn, John "Randy" Lashley, Richard G. Naugle, Edgar H. Hykes and Anthony Tartaglia.
NEWS
February 5, 2002
Police log for 2/4 A candle left burning unattended in a basement sparked a fire Sunday morning that caused $10,000 damage to a home at 16629 Fairview Road in Hagerstown. Justo Molina told Maryland State fire marshals that he was awakened at 6:28 a.m. by the smoke alarm and found smoke coming from the basement. After also seeing fire, Molina left the one-story wood frame house and called 911. Firefighters from Maugansville, Greencastle, Pa., and Long Meadow responded to the call, along with the Washington County Emergency Air Unit.
NEWS
October 12, 2008
The Last Man's Club of World War II - Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, held its 55th dinner meeting at the Legion home on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown on Sept. 27. This club was formed by WW II veterans in January 1954. The purpose of establishing the club was "continuing to the death the fellowship developed during time of war. " The handwritten membership roster hangs in Post 42's hallway, alphabetically listing the 264 members of the club when it was chartered. Gold stars mark the names of deceased members.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | December 1, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Dani Ward "absolutely fell in love" with Adobe Photoshop software during an Internet course she took in her final year of high school. That love led her to Hagerstown Community College, where she is pursuing an associate degree in graphic design. Ward, 19, is this year's winner of HCC's holiday card contest. She recently presented her design - which features the school's logo on a glowing candle - to the college's Board of Trustees. When she designed the card, Ward said she thought about the colors and feelings she associates with Christmas.
NEWS
November 20, 2009
This could be biggest presidential blunder To the editor: So, you are still happy with the "Hope and Change" thing President Obama has brought to our country? You have given him a pass on the trillion dollars of spending that gave us an all time record deficit last month. You have given him a pass on his indecision on the war in Afghanistan. You are OK with the government running GM, the banks, and soon, the entire health care system. You are OK with him forcing government-run health care down our throats, while ignoring the fact that unemployment has topped 10 percent.
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February 17, 2013
Waynesboro fire officials believe a candle started a fire Saturday night in a duplex at 25 W. Fourth St. Firefighters contained damage to a second-floor bedroom, Waynesboro Deputy Chief Trayer Stoops said. The first crews on the scene at about 10 p.m. saw fire in the windows on the side of the home, Stoops said Sunday. “The residents were getting out of the house,” he said. “They apparently tried to fight the fire before we arrived.” Four or five people were inside when the fire broke out, and they escaped safely, Stoops said.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | December 12, 2012
Last week's rain delayed the luminarias display in the churchyards along High Street and  the organizers are going to try again Saturday. The candle-lighting display will take place in the historic Hancock churchyards and in Widmeyer Park. The display in Widmeyer Park was already planned for this Saturday, so it will be an evening of lights in Hancock.  If you wish to help assemble, place and light the luminarias in the cemeteries around and behind St. Thomas' Episcopal and St. Peter's Catholic churches, plan to arrive about 10 a.m. in the back of the St. Peter's parking lot. Dress warmly for the weather.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 1, 2012
Before the sun set Saturday, the thousands of luminarias arrayed across the fields of Antietam National Battlefield were almost invisible from a distance, the paper bags blending into a background of wheat, hay and corn stubble. As day gave way to dusk and dusk to darkness, the 23,110 candles began to glimmer and then glow, their lights following the contours of the land where an equal number of men were killed, wounded or reported missing 150 years ago during the Battle of Antietam.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
A candle left unattended apparently caused a fire that destroyed a house at 2815 Shaff Road in Rohrersville on Wednesday morning, Maryland State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said. Nobody was injured. Ernst said the fire appears to have been caused by a candle sitting on a window frame that was not put out before the lone resident of the house, Toby Wolfe, went to sleep. "It looks like (the fire) got on some clothes, then on some furniture, and then it took off," Ernst said. Wolfe was in the house at the time of the fire but got out in time, according to Chief Oley Griffith of the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Department.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 29, 2011
A fire caused by a candle burning too close to combustible materials resulted in about $70,000 in damages to a single-story brick home on Burnside Avenue Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials. The fire burned through a back section of the house, but the people inside were able to escape safely, said Chief Ed Ernst of the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway. Firefighters were able to enter the front of the house with a water line to help extinguish the blaze, Ernst said. The fire, which was brought under control in about 25 minutes, was reported at 3:44 p.m., according to Ernst and a 911 dispatcher.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2011
It takes little imagination to hear the thunder of cannon and the rattle of musketry, to listen to the cries of young men and to recall the carnage of that day. Spared the fate of some historic sites that are marred with fast-food restaurants and trinket shops, Antietam National Battlefield looks much like it did, when on Sept. 17, 1862, a great and terrible battle was fought across its woods and open fields. It's a serene setting, filled with a sense of personal history - not just of the generals who led their armies, but the 23,110 soldiers who were killed, wounded or missing in action.
NEWS
December 2, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Elks Lodge No. 731 will hold its annual Elks Memorial Service on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the lodge at 66 W. Main St. The public is invited to attend. The service honors Elks members who have died within the past year. The families of deceased members will be special guests for the service. This year, the following deceased members will be honored: Ira C. Grove Jr., Joseph E. Spangler, Charles K. Emery, Sanford H. Evans, Ernest Melhuish, Michael R. Summers, Colin F. Heefner, John D. McCarthy, Warren E. Tomlinson, Harry E. Kuhn, John "Randy" Lashley, Richard G. Naugle, Edgar H. Hykes and Anthony Tartaglia.
NEWS
November 20, 2009
This could be biggest presidential blunder To the editor: So, you are still happy with the "Hope and Change" thing President Obama has brought to our country? You have given him a pass on the trillion dollars of spending that gave us an all time record deficit last month. You have given him a pass on his indecision on the war in Afghanistan. You are OK with the government running GM, the banks, and soon, the entire health care system. You are OK with him forcing government-run health care down our throats, while ignoring the fact that unemployment has topped 10 percent.
NEWS
November 8, 2009
The Last Man's Club of World War II at Morris Frock Post 42 held its 56th annual meeting with a luncheon at the American Legion Home on Northern Avenue on Sept. 26. The club was formed by WWII veterans in January 1954. The purpose of establishing the club was "continuing to the death the fellowship developed during time of war. " The handwritten membership roster hangs in Post 42's hallway, alphabetically listing the 264 members in the club when it was chartered. Gold stars mark the names of deceased members.
NEWS
February 23, 2009
Heart Lites Handcrafted Candles, ETC. Owner: Melissa Kalmbach Address: 314 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 Opening date: Jan. 31, 2009 Products and services: Handcrafted soy candles in jars, pillars, tarts and tea lites; oil warmers and fragrance oils; gift baskets; ribbon embroidery pillows; wood roses; and Shelbeads jewelry. Market area: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?
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