May 24, 2013
Washington High School Class of 2013 graduate Christian Green plans to follow in his mother and father's footsteps and become a nurse. “I just wanted to join the crew,” Green said before entering the Butcher Center at Shepherd University for his school's commencement Friday night. Green was among 238 graduates to be saluted by Principal Judy Marcus, who counted off a number of reasons why the Class of 2013 was “lucky,” and lauded them for standing together “through every trial” and becoming stronger and better through their unity.
May 12, 2013
Donovan Travis, 27, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Saturday, May 11, 2013, as a result of a car accident. A memorial service with military honors will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. Burial will be private.
May 12, 2013
Members of St. Maria Goretti High School's junior class presented the annual Prom Promise to the school community on April 19 at the school. The program is designed to provide a wake-up call about drinking and driving to the entire student body. The presentation was delivered the day before Goretti's prom. The theme of this year's Prom Promise was inspired by a grim statistic stating that every 15 minutes, someone dies in a car accident involving a drunken driver. Using that theme as a platform, junior class member and prom chair Taylor James, (along with the school's prom committee)
November 24, 2012
St. Maria Goretti High School inducted its second class into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday in a luncheon at Fountain Head Country Club and later at the Mid-Atlantic Invitational Tournament at the Gael Center. Four individuals make up the induction class - Dave Russell, Tom Walsh, Kristen Ardinger Karn and Jennifer Tsetsilas Hartmann. The quartet represent four different sports. * Russell, a 1971 Goretti graduate, was a star on the basketball floor and is one of the most talented players to play at the Gael Center.
November 12, 2012
Veteran clarifies he didn't serve in World War II To the editor: This is to request your assistance to correct an error made during the Alsatia Mummers Parade on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. I was introduced over the public address system, near the reviewing stand, in front of Bester Elementary School. I was honored to be introduced, however, the error was a mistake or misunderstanding. During the introduction, it was stated that I served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
October 27, 2012
They received “the nightmare call of all parents,” Charles Hutchinson said. He and his wife, Cindy Hutchinson, received news at their Boonsboro home on Thanksgiving morning three years ago that their son, C.J., then 20, a U.S. Marine stationed in Twentynine Palms, Calif., had been in a car accident. Police assume he fell asleep at the wheel. The couple needed to get to the hospital there “ASAP.” After they arrived, a scan of C.J.'s brain showed no activity. Hospital staff asked if the family was interested in organ donation.
October 15, 2012
A total of 40 incidents were reported on Washington County roadways Monday, including 10 personal-injury crashes, a county Emergency Services dispatcher said. The car accidents were mostly minor in nature, although some people were transported to hospitals for their injuries, the dispatcher said. The list of accidents, which included a dumptruck rollover crash on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown, was compiled since midnight Monday through about 9 p.m., the dispatcher said. Showers and windy conditions swept through the area early Monday afternoon, dropping about 0.15 inches of rain, according to local weather observer Greg Keefer's website, i4weather.net . - C.J. Lovelace
September 15, 2012
On Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, Dr. Michael Alan Nemir passed away. Dr. Nemir was the beloved father of three daughters, MaryLou Hauver, Christina Nemir and Andrea Nemir, and is survived by four siblings. He also is survived by his long-term companion, Diane Estep; and her grandson, Michael. Dr. Nemir practiced pediatrics in Hagerstown with Dr. Ron Keyser and Dr. Albert Strauss from 1977 to 1993, when he was forced to retire after a car accident. He will be remembered for his great devotion to and fine care of his patients.
September 11, 2012
A Franklin County, Pa., teenager who was seriously injured in an early August accident returned home Tuesday as expected, her father confirmed. Malory Weller, 17, left William Donald Schaefer Rehabilitation Center at Kernan Hospital in Baltimore Tuesday afternoon, according to Steve Weller of Little Cove, Pa. Weller said Malory was in “very good spirits” and “was very glad to be heading home.” Police reported that Malory was involved...
August 20, 2012
Gail Elizabeth (Muir) Henderson, 48, of West Palm Beach, Fla., passed away Aug. 14, 2012, at Delray Medical Center in Delray, Fla., after sustaining severe injuries in a car accident. Born Sept. 9, 1963, in Cumberland, Md., she is the daughter of George L. and Georgiana M. Muir of Falling Waters, W.Va. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Ashley Bradford of Lake Worth, Fla.; her son, Justin Henderson of Hagerstown, Md.; four brothers, Robert Muir and wife, Mary, of Tacoma, Wash., Michael Muir and wife, Brenda, of Clear Spring, Md.; Richard Muir of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and George A. Muir and wife, Coral, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; two nieces, Christine Muir of Williamsport, Md., and Sarah Muir of Clear Spring; and four grandchildren, Jaiden Everett and Bryson Caniford of Lake Worth, and Camden and Airity Henderson of Hagerstown.