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.
July 15, 2012
“I would like to thank all those who assisted in one way or another during the first Alsatia Club poker run, held on June 30, 2012, in honor of Jeff Stine. Over $400 was raised for the Humane Society of Washington County. Thanks, once again, to all those who organized and participated.” - Clear Spring “Thumbs down to The Herald-Mail for singling out only one of the college students and other young folks who spoke out at the rail-trail meeting. There were a number of students who did so, with composure and conviction.
January 28, 2012
Nancy Weirich was born to be a teacher. For about 25 years, she worked in her chosen profession, the majority of the time as a third-grade teacher for Washington County Public Schools. “Nancy influenced a lot of people,” said her husband, Ned Weirich, of Hagerstown. A 1964 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, Nancy Nye was a freshman when she met Ned Weirich, a junior from Ashland, Ohio, while they were college students at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. Nancy was hesitant to go out with Ned because she had a boyfriend back in Hagerstown, but he persisted.
February 25, 2012
Lee Jenkins was a people person. She touched many lives through her love and concern for others. Her two children describe her as a “solver of problems, counselor without a degree and second mom” to many. “You got her opinion whether you wanted it or not,” said son James “Jimmy” Mills of Hagerstown. “She wasn't afraid to tell you. She was very opinionated.” Daughter Linda Smith of Hedgesville, W.Va., said her mother might not have been famous by the world's standards, but was to those who knew her. Lee Moats grew up in Hancock, raised with six siblings and three stepsiblings.
June 6, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 PREP BASEBALL The Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches announced the participants for the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game, to be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday following the Orioles-Phillies game. North Hagerstown senior J.T. Root and Williamsport senior Zach Lucas both were selected to the North team, which Williamsport's Dave Warrenfeltz will help coach after leading the Wildcats to the Maryland Class 2A state title.
December 14, 1999
FREDERICK, Md. - A Washington County woman died after her car hydroplaned on westbound U.S. 340 Tuesday morning, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick. Linda Marie Cook, 37, of 19638 Yarrowsburg Road, Knoxville, was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical examiner, police said. Police said Cook was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier west on U.S. 340 in the slow lane, half a mile west of Mount Zion Road. She lost control after driving over a puddle on the road at 10:12 a.m., police said.
November 8, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- More than 900 homes in southern Washington County were without power for almost 12 hours on Saturday after a car hit a utility pole on Porterstown Road, according to police and an Allegheny Energy spokesman. The car hit a pole near Geeting Road northeast of Sharpsburg around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The pole had a heavy regulator attached to it, causing the pole to come down "like a missile," yanking three other utility poles down with it, Allegheny Energy spokesman Doug Colafella said.