July 24, 2013
Family members and friends of a popular Boonsboro High School athlete are mourning her death after she collapsed at a camp in Mercersburg, Pa., on Monday evening. Michaela Grove's mother, Brenda Grove, said she believes her 16-year-old daughter was involved in a tug-of-war competition at Camp Tohiglo when she fell to the ground in cardiac arrest. Michaela was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, but she could not be revived, according to her mother. David Jones, director of coaching for the Locomotive FC soccer club for which Michaela played, was among those reeling from the teen's death.
November 28, 2012
Two Martinsburg residents who authorities allege went into cardiac arrest after they injected heroin while their children were in the house have been charged with child neglect, the Martinsburg Police Department said. Maurilio A. Chaparro, 20, and Caitlin M. McGee, 23, both of 607 N. Second St., were charged with one count each of child neglect with risk of injury, according to a police department news release. Officers said they received a call at 4:30 p.m. Monday for two people who were in cardiac arrest at a home at 607 N. Second St. in Martinsburg.
November 8, 2012
“I wish those radar/speed boxes could be installed on Halfway Boulevard between Virginia Avenue and Downsville Pike. Some people still drive it like the Indy 500, speeding and weaving in and out between cars. Seems those cutouts that were created for police cars to sit on off the road aren't a deterrent. This happens that whole stretch but mainly around the wooded area.” - Williamsport “This is about your editorial (about) the stadium and building and how we need to get our share of the pork in here because somebody else is going to get it if we don't have a project for taking it such as the stadium.
November 3, 2012
In Franklin County, fewer than 1 percent of patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital will survive the attack. Dave Donohue, director of the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services, wants to turn those odds around. He came up with the idea for the first countywide CPR training class in the spring, took it to the EMS chiefs and held classes on Saturday. “CPR is the single most important link in the chain of survival,” Donohue said. “The reality is if someone has a heart attack, it takes at least eight or nine minutes for advanced care to arrive.
June 29, 2012
A 59-year-old Corning, N.Y., man who went into cardiac arrest after crashing his bicycle on Flowing Springs Road in Jefferson County Wednesday has died, authorities confirmed Friday. Mark C. Hogan, 59, was pronounced dead at Winchester Medical Center at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, according to Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy A.S. Hockman. Hogan, who was among hundreds of cyclists participating in the 2012 Bike Virginia Tour, was wearing a helmet when he struck his head in the crash at the Duffields railroad crossing about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office said.
January 23, 2011
Competitive cyclist Brian Fouche has spent more than a decade racing toward finish lines. But two months ago, Fouche found himself racing toward death. "My heart just stopped," Fouche said. Fouche, 28, of Hagerstown, went into cardiac arrest during a Nov. 20 cyclocross race in Howard County, Md. The experience has inspired Fouche to start a blog — "Heart Disease, Racing and All That Other Stuff" at Bafouche.blogspot.com . He's also regained the courage to get back on the bike.
December 1, 2009
SMITHSBURG --Â Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS), responded to 92 calls in November and attended other local functions. The November responses pushed SEMS past 1,000 calls for the year, with a total of 1,039 calls as of Dec. 1, according to Deputy Chief James Ulrich. The November calls included 22 responses within Smithsburg town limits, 12 responses to the Leitersburg area, seven to the Mount Aetna area and eight calls to the Cascade-Pen Mar area. There were five mutual-aid calls to Frederick County, Md., five to Franklin County, Pa., nine to the Hagerstown area and one to the Boonsboro area.
August 28, 2009
The Maryland medical examiner's office said it could not determine the cause of a 5-month-old boy's death at a Citicorp daycare near Hagerstown in June. The agency said Friday it was a case of sudden, unexplained infant death, like those of 2,000 to 3,000 U.S. children under 1 year of age annually. The boy was in the care of contractor Bright Horizons at Citicorp's credit services complex when ambulance workers responding to a 911 call found him not breathing and in cardiac arrest on June 17. The Washington County Sheriff's Department hasn't released the child's name.
June 20, 2009
Youth struck and killed by train Police say drugs ordered at pizza shop Infant found in cardiac arrest at family center dies Va. grandfather faces sentencing for bank robbery One person killed in crash in Jefferson County
June 18, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies on Thursday were investigating the death of a 5-month-old who police say died Wednesday afternoon at Washington County Hospital after being found in cardiac arrest at the Citicorp Family Center. The child's death was being investigated because it was an unattended death, which means the deceased was not under the care of a doctor at the time of death, and unattended deaths are always investigated, Sheriff's Department Maj. Sam Billotti said Thursday morning.