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NEWS
December 27, 2010
A garage on Cindy Lane near Cearfoss was damaged by fire on Sunday, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire was an accident and started with a hydro pressure washer heater, the Fire Marshal’s Office said in a news release. A one-story detached garage at 17441 Cindy Lane burned. The damage was estimated at $3,000 to the structure and $4,000 to the contents, the news release says. The fire happened at around 7 p.m. Firefighters from Maugansville responded to the call and it took them about 10 minutes to control the fire, the news release says.
NEWS
March 13, 2007
From staff reports CEARFOSS - The body of an adult male was found Tuesday morning on Md. 58 west of Shinham Road, according to Washington County Sheriff's Department investigators. Sheriff Douglas Mullendore said Tuesday night that the body had been identified, but next of kin had not been notified. The man appears to have died from exposure, and the body had no obvious signs of trauma, Mullendore said. "He had not been reported missing. He is kind of a transient-type person," Mullendore said.
NEWS
February 8, 2008
Lost - Jack Russell terrier. Where - The dog was lost on Shinham Road near the roundabout with Greencastle Pike in the Cearfoss area. When - The dog was lost Monday. Description - The male dog is mostly white but has some brown and black coloring on its face. The 4-year-old dog is described as very friendly. The small dog weighs about 15 pounds. It has been tattooed and has a microchip. It was wearing a thin leather collar. It answers to the name Gus. Phone number - If you have seen this dog, call 301-733-5208.
NEWS
July 14, 2008
The Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship in Cearfoss is having a pig and corn roast/community music event Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be fun activities for children, including a water slide. The meal will be served at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults; $4 for ages 5 to 12; and nothing for those 4 and younger. Music will be provided at 2 p.m. by Bev Mowen-Hann, at 3 p.m. by Hilltop Gospel Boys, at 4 p.m. by Forgiven and at 5 p.m. by Fertile Soil. Proceeds will benefit the senior high youth ministries of the church.
NEWS
March 11, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer CEARFOSS - A tire fire was burning across a 100-by-200 foot area on property behind the house of Denzil and Delores Poling near Cearfoss on Tuesday afternoon. The fire broke out before l p.m. in piles of tires being used as planters. About one-third of the thousands of tires on the property were burning Tuesday afternoon, according to Poling and firefighters. The thick black smoke billowing from the fire on Castle Hill Road off Md. 63 south of the Pennsylvania line drifted toward Hagerstown and could be seen from 25 miles away on Interstate 81. Poling had fought authorities for the right to legally keep the tires on his property and use them for gardening purposes.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 7, 2011
An investigation into the cause of a May 27 fire at a house on Fairview Road took an unexpected turn Tuesday when investigators found human remains in the ruins, according to a spokesman for the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Investigators from the state fire marshal's office and an insurance company were removing debris at the scene when they found the human remains at about noon, according to a news release from the state fire marshal's office. Bruce Bouch of the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office could not say what kind of human remains were found or where they were discovered.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | December 12, 1998
Even though her own family is financially strapped, Debi Nicholson has been a full-time volunteer at the Salvation Army this Christmas season. Monday through Saturday, Nicholson leaves her house in Cearfoss at 3:30 p.m. She transports kettle workers and brings the red collection pots back to the Franklin Street office to count the money. Some nights, she doesn't get home until after midnight. Yet she says she is privileged to serve the Salvation Army in Hagerstown, where she also goes to church.
NEWS
By Ric Dugan | September 30, 2005
Jessica Biser of Cearfoss swings into the sunset Thursday at the Maugansville Elementary School playground.
NEWS
March 11, 1997
Photographs of fire Photo by Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer Photo by Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer Photo by Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer Photo by Kevin G. Gilbert, Staff Photographer Tires burn in Cearfoss; smoke visible for 25 miles
LIFESTYLE
April 1, 2013
Birthdays Tuesday - Katie Bailey, Martinsburg, W.Va., turns 32; Robert Graybill, Hagerstown, turns 70. Anniversary Tuesday - Leonard and Dorothy Lowry, Cearfoss, are celebrating their 66th anniversary.
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OBITUARIES
September 1, 2013
Glenn Eugene Myers, 69, of Funkstown, Md., and formerly of Williams-port, Md., passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at NMS Healthcare in Hagerstown. Born Oct. 1, 1943, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Carl Lloyd and Hilda Louise French Myers. He was a finish carpenter, retiring from Maryland Maid Kitchens in Hagerstown. He was a member of Faith Temple in Cearfoss, Md. He is survived by brothers, James Robert Myers and his wife, Saundra, of Fayetteville, Pa., and Gary L. Myers and his wife, Brenda, of Hagerstown.
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NEWS
Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | April 5, 2013
The Cearfoss Senior Connection will be taking a field trip Tuesday, April 9, to the Cearfoss Emporium.     The group will meet at 10 a.m. at Broadfording Church of the Brethern, 14010 Greencastle Pike in Hagerstown. The Cearfoss Emporium, at 14025 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, sells items that are both modern day and vintage gifts, toys and collectibles.   Mack Golden Bulldogs to host guest speaker The Mack Golden Bulldogs program for the Monday, April 8, meeting will be presented by Dr. Glen Elliott from the Ludwick Eye Center.
LIFESTYLE
April 1, 2013
Birthdays Tuesday - Katie Bailey, Martinsburg, W.Va., turns 32; Robert Graybill, Hagerstown, turns 70. Anniversary Tuesday - Leonard and Dorothy Lowry, Cearfoss, are celebrating their 66th anniversary.
BREAKINGNEWS
December 20, 2012
A vehicle struck a pole at about 8:15 a.m. Thursday in the 17000 block of Garden View Road near Cearfoss Pike, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. Further details were not immediately available. 
NEWS
October 22, 2012
Three vehicles were off the road following a traffic accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of Cearfoss Pike and Greencastle Pike at the traffic circle that also includes Fairview Road. A Ford Explorer and a Nissan Maxima, each with front-end damage, came to rest against the fence at Cearfoss Emporium on Greencastle Pike. The fence was damaged. A Honda SUV could be seen at the corner of Greencastle Pike and Cearfoss Pike parallel to the fence, against a yield sign. Another yield sign were knocked over.
OPINION
February 20, 2012
“Good article in the Sunday paper on the 12th, about the hotel/motel tax and the stadium. Doubled the tax in 2000, from 3 to 6 percent, $15.3 million, and it was used to support cultural and recreational, because it wasn't stipulated in the legislation. Does that sound like the gaming commission report, and the fire and rescue, hide the ball? Sorry about that, I don't believe any of it, and it's time for a bigger story.” - Leitersburg “Every time I see a column in the paper from Limbaugh, I am going to call in because I do not agree with David Limbaugh and his comments, his deranged syndrome of Obama, President Obama.
LIFESTYLE
December 30, 2011
Nathaniel L. Webb Sr. and Mary Rose Harsh Webb of Cearfoss were surprised by their sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren with a 50th wedding anniversary celebration at Maugansville Ruritan Club. They were married Nov. 10, 1961, which is also the Marine Corps birthday, at the Downsville Christian Church by the Rev. McDonald. Friends and many extended family members were present. The Webbs have two sons, Nathaniel "Lee" Webb Jr. and his wife, Toni, their children, Sheridan and Nathaniel Anthony and Laura and her husband, Eric,  and granddaughter, Kennady; and son, William "Andy" Webb and his wife, Lori, and their children, Maxwell and Madison.
NEWS
December 3, 2011
A Funkstown woman was injured Saturday morning when her car collided with a pickup truck on Interstate 81 south of Cearfoss Pike, Maryland State Police said. Frances Ecton of Funkstown was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown to be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, according to a state police news release. The driver of the pickup, David Durboraw of Greencastle, Pa., also was taken to Meritus Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, the release said.
OPINION
November 18, 2011
Cearfoss roundabout is working well To the editor: The roundabouts recently proposed, or approved, by city and county officials have raised the ire of some citizens who decry these traffic-calming devices and claim that calamitous crash-chaos will inevitably follow if these plans are allowed to go full circle (pun intended). Allow me to remind you of a study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, which concluded that the Cearfoss roundabout resulted in a crash reduction of 76.5 percent and reduced injury crashes by 93.8 percent per year.
NEWS
October 10, 2011
Lost - Yellow/orange cat. Where - The cat was lost between Cearfoss and Williamsport. When - The cat has been missing since Saturday. Description - The 3-year-old male cat has been neutered. The cat is mostly yellow/orange, but has white on its chest area, white on its four paws and a short tail. It was not wearing a collar. It answers to the name Tommy. The cat is described as very friendly. Phone number - If you have seen this cat, call 240-217-9534.
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