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September 12, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Seven catalytic converters were stolen from seven vehicles parked at Spanky's Used Car Sales & Auto Repair at 2000 Jefferson Boulevard, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. The converters were stolen from the cars between Thursday and Saturday, police said. The pollution-reducing converters contain platinum and palladium, and have become highly valuable as metal prices climb, officials have said. Thieves sometimes use battery-operated saws to cut the converters from beneath cars, and they can get up to $300 for the devices, police have said.
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NEWS
December 19, 2004
Name of business: Undercover Tint & Detail Owners: Steve Deneen and Trey Malott Address: 806 Frederick St., Hagerstown Opening date: April 2004 Products and services: Detailing vehicles and motorcycles, custom window tinting, removal of tint, decals and stickers Market area: Washington County How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "With the help of my family and lots of hard work. Working on my own and earning the wages I earned always was more rewarding than punching someone else's time clock.
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By TAMELA BAKER | August 16, 2007
For information about the toys recall, go to www.mattel.com/safety/us/ HAGERSTOWN - A series of recalls from the world's largest toy manufacturer has parents digging through toy boxes to find out whether their children's dolls or cars are on the danger list. Mattel Inc. on Tuesday issued its second recall in as many weeks of toys manufactured in China. In Tuesday's announcement, Mattel said it was voluntarily recalling 18.2 million Polly Pocket, Doggy Day Care, Batman, Barbie and One Piece toys with small magnets that could come loose and cause serious injuries if swallowed.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | January 18, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com If things continue as they are, Matthew Scott Swope Jr., a Fulton County boy battling cancer, may reach his goal of owning a million Hot Wheels cars. As of Friday, said his mother, Brandy Swope of 8683 Sipes Mill Road, more than 14,000 of the colorful little cars with the speedy wheels have been sent to their home. The family's small farmhouse is filling up with boxes of the toy cars sent by people across the country. More come in every day, Brandy said.
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By CHRIS CARTER | August 14, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - As a longtime spectator of demolition derbies, it didn't take much to convince Dennis Richards to volunteer a few cars for the cause. "A little arm twisting," said the 62-year-old owner of Richards Auto Sales in McConnellsburg, Pa. "The cars were sitting in the back lot - parts cars. But they still ran. " The question was: Could they still run after the full-size car demolition derby Wednesday night during the fourth night of the 88th annual Fulton County Fair?
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By CHRIS CARTER | August 13, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, PA. -- As a longtime spectator of demolition derbies, it didn't take much to convince Dennis Richards to volunteer a few cars for the cause. "A little arm twisting," said the 62-year-old owner of Richards Auto Sales in McConnellsburg, Pa. "The cars were sitting in the back lot - parts cars. But they still ran. " The question was: Could they still run after the full-size car demolition derby Wednesday night during the fourth night of the 88th annual Fulton County Fair?
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 21, 2007
LEETOWN, W.Va. - Thunderstorms are rolling through, turning the Jefferson County Fairgrounds into mud. Wrong night to go to the fair? Not if you're heading to the demolition derby. The popular event went on as planned Monday night, despite a storm that moved through the county earlier in the evening then again during the event. Several hundred people turned out to see the cars struggle through the mess. It was a slow-going process as the cars tried to gain traction in the mud to ram their colleagues and knock them out of the action.
NEWS
August 6, 1998
SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Police Chief Vincent Du Cellier told the mayor and council Tuesday that he was still issuing warnings to residents who are complying with state and local laws prohibiting them from parking on sidewalks, or blocking sidewalks with their cars. Du Cellier said he has been talking to residents in an educational campaign, explaining they can't block the right of way on sidewalks. He said soon the town will begin issuing citations to violators. Du Cellier said he's already received some complaints from residents who say their driveways are big enough to handle their vehicles.
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 7, 1999
Any rumors that Michael Vaters was done with monster truck racing were put to rest Saturday when he destroyed five cars and one street sign behind Hagerstown Ford. Vaters' 11-foot-high Black Stallion roared around in a cordoned-off area, then plowed over five cars parked side-by-side. Vaters ran over the cars several times during two performances at the dealership on Massey Boulevard. During the 11 a.m. stunt, Vaters couldn't get his truck stopped after a wheelie, and the 10,028-pound vehicle ran over a yield sign.
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By HEATHER KEELS | October 3, 2007
Council delays decision on annexing water plant SMITHSBURG - A public hearing on annexing a Hagerstown water treatment plant will be continued at a Smithsburg Town Council work session after the Maryland Department of Planning requested additional time to formulate its input, Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said Tuesday night. The town is considering annexing 30.71 acres that include Hagerstown's Breichner Water Treatment Plant and a Smithsburg town water pump station to give the town's police department greater authority over the property, Myers said.
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