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August 30, 2013
The Mercersburg Police Department is investigating several reports of vehicles being damaged. Most of the damage appeared to be scratches caused by keys, although at least one vehicle was hit by eggs, police said in a news release. Incidents were reported involving vehicles parked on West Seminary Street, North Park Street and West California Street, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 717-328-0150. 
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | February 12, 2012
Circa 1980 found me employed by a Buick dealership, where one of my duties was to try to breathe some life into these vehicles before a customer would arrive to take delivery. The cars would buck, lurch and misfire - step on the gas and nothing would happen, particularly when they were cold. So my assignment was to take them out on the interstate and “blow the carbon out of them” by exceeding posted speed limits to the point that the mills would be panting, but serviceable. Drivers of a certain age will remember the word “hesitation,” which pretty much every American vehicle did when you mashed the throttle.
NEWS
June 24, 2011
Two cars collided in front of Bowman Logistics on 9935 Governor Lane Blvd. on Friday afternoon. Nobody was injured, Deputy Witmer of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.   The cars were in the northbound shoulder of Governor Lane Boulevard, so the incident did not affect traffic. One vehicle from the sheriff's office was on the scene. Police responded to the incident at 12:50 p.m., according to a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services. — Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist
NEWS
October 3, 2004
The Internal Revenue Service and the American Institute of Philanthropy have suggestions for people donating cars to charity. - Make sure a charity is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Check www.irs.gov/eo or call the IRS Customer Account Services division at 877-829-5500. At the state level, try the state attorney general or secretary of state. - Take pictures of the car and save receipts for new tires or other upgrades. - Remove the license plates and notify the state motor vehicles office that the registration should not be in your name.
NEWS
August 21, 2011
Police were responding Sunday night to a report of a motorist who struck a couple of cars on Timothy Drive and became involved in another crash on Downsville Pike. It was believed the crash on Downsville Pike might have been head-on, a Maryland State Police spokesman said. Timothy Drive is off Bower Avenue and Tamarack Drive in the Halfway area. The incident was reported at 9:55 p.m.
NEWS
MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2011
A storm accompanied by golfball-sized hail pummeled Hancock Thursday, damaging dozens of cars at an auto dealership. Stephen Douglas, owner of Douglas Motors, said the storm that blew through at about 5:30 p.m. damaged 80 cars on his lot, causing about $250,000 in damage. The hail storm took him by surprise, Douglas said.  He said that at first he was more concerned about wind damage, but when pea-sized hail started coming down, he took cover inside. He watched as the five- to 10-minute storm blew through, but was unable to protect the cars from damage.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2012
For about $20,000, you can buy a Volkswagen minibus -   fire engine red and right out of the 1960s. But don't expect to sit behind the wheel and drive it home. It has no engine or brakes. And it's not much bigger than your thumb. It's an early workshop prototype of a Hot Wheels vehicle that was later made by the American toy manufacturer, Mattel. And while it might not be in Jay Doyle's collection, the number of die-cast cars he does own is impressive. The Hagerstown man estimates he currently has about 2,000 pieces - and he's always hoping to add more.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 5, 2007
Just for fun, LIFE House Church Bethel in Hagers- town opened its parking lot Saturday to music and fancy cars. The Days of Thunder event, which continues today, was held to show the lighter side of church. "We can have fun and enjoy ourselves," said the Rev. Terry Broadwater, lead pastor at the church, which just changed its name from Bethel Assembly Church of God. The music was from the Rev. Jimmie Bratcher of Kansas City, Mo., a bluesman who said he plays at churches, prisons and clubs.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 30, 1999
HAGERSTOWN ? It could become cheaper to stay in a hotel room than to live in your car. The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday discussed passing an ordinance that would allow the city to fine people up to $250 for living in a vehicle if it's parked on public property, including alleys, streets and parking lots. The penalty also could carry up to a 60-day jail sentence. Police Chief Arthur Smith said several business owners in the area of the Washington County Board of Education on Commonwealth Avenue recently started to complain about people living in vehicles.
NEWS
April 22, 2009
People are being urged to keep their cars locked and tool bins secured following four thefts from vehicles in the Virginia Avenue and Williamsport areas, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department press release. The thefts have occurred this month and have involved the theft of tools such as drills, nail guns, saws and sockets, deputies said. In past months, other items stolen have included GPS units, purses and stereo faceplates, deputies said. Police are urging people to keep high value items out of sight or removed from cars.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | September 3, 2013
There will be a classic car cruise-in Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park, off U.S. 11. The rain date will be Friday, Sept. 20. Food will be available for purchase provided by the Ladies of the Williamsport Moose, Potomac Family Restaurant, Smitty's Williamsport Creamery and Williamsport Boy Scout Troop 17. Entertainment will be provided by the band Chubby. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. A donation of $4 is requested. All proceeds will benefit underprivileged children in Williamsport for Christmas.
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NEWS
August 30, 2013
The Mercersburg Police Department is investigating several reports of vehicles being damaged. Most of the damage appeared to be scratches caused by keys, although at least one vehicle was hit by eggs, police said in a news release. Incidents were reported involving vehicles parked on West Seminary Street, North Park Street and West California Street, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 717-328-0150. 
NEWS
August 30, 2013
Valley Storage will hold a benefit car wash and vendor show Saturday with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the storage facility at 201 All Star Court in Hagerstown It is locally owned by Todd and Tina Snook. The community-based event will include a free car wash (donations appreciated), food, raffles and lots of local vendors and businesses. The public is invited. It is a pet-friendly event.
NEWS
August 29, 2013
A man was taken to Meritus Medical Center with a minor foot injury on Thursday evening after he was struck by a car in Hagerstown's West End, according to Washington County Emergency Services. The accident, which was reported at 6:20 p.m., occurred in the 300 block of West Side Avenue, a 911 supervisor said. The car, described as a black Lexus, fled the scene, the supervisor said. Hagerstown police were called to the scene, he said. - Julie E. Greene
NEWS
August 28, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital after a car was struck by a Boonsboro Police Department sport-utility vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Shepherdstown Pike near Monroe Road, Boonsboro Police Chief Charles Stanford said Wednesday. The accident happened at about 3:45 p.m., when a Chevrolet Tahoe being driven east on Shepherdstown Pike by Officer Shawn Faith made a U-turn to stop a westbound vehicle, Stanford said. He said the Chevrolet struck a Honda that was approaching behind the Chevrolet from the east.
NEWS
August 23, 2013
Two patients were transported to Meritus Medical Center after a traffic accident on Dual Highway near Hagerstown Friday night, according to a communications supervisor at Washington County Emergency Services. The crash involved a car and a scooter near the intersection with Crest View Road, the supervisor said. Patient conditions were not available. The accident, which occurred in an eastbound lane of Dual Highway, was reported about 8:30 p.m.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2013
Ron Davis of Annandale, Va., is a self-proclaimed “Porsche nut.” “I've always been a car nut,” he said. He was living in Germany with his parents in 1954 when he saw his first Porsche - and he was hooked. Davis hopes to share his love and knowledge of Porsches during the newly added German car show Sunday, Aug. 25, as part of the two-day Augustoberfest in downtown Hagerstown. The event is hosted by the Potomac Region of the Porsche Club of America. Davis is the concours chair of the Potomac Region.
LIFESTYLE
August 8, 2013
Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 14, and continuing the second Wednesday each month, Meritus Health will offer free safety seat checks by appointment between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trained safety seat technicians will work with attendees to check for proper installation and proper fit of all restraints for children brought to the event. Checks will take place in the valet parking area of Meritus Medical Center's parking lot. In the case of inclement weather, the appointments will move near the ambulance entrance of the hospital.  To schedule a safety seat check, call 301-790-8366.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
A 16-year-old Clear Spring resident was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following a single-car crash early Tuesday on National Pike west of Green Valley Road, the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office said. The injured person was riding in the back seat of a 2002 Saturn that went off the road and came to rest along the westbound shoulder, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The release did not provide the individual's name, and it was not available from the sheriff's office Wednesday night.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2013
“Hey, how are you?” “It was good to run into you.” “They'll let anyone in here, won't they?” Snippets of conversation overheard on Greencastle's town square Sunday hinted at the reunions - and good-natured ribbing - occurring as thousands flock to events that are part of the community's triennial Old Home Week. Greencastle is awash in red, white and blue for the weeklong festival, which featured a car show Sunday afternoon. The car show organizing committee suspects visitors saw antique vehicles they would not see displayed in other settings.
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