February 28, 2003
Washington County Sheriff's deputies will be on hand Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley Mall to explain and hand out literature on the changes in the Child Passenger Seat Safety laws that will become effective in October 2003. Deputy 1st Class Jim Clay said he and other deputies will be ready to answer questions at the Washington County Sheriff's kiosk at the mall. The new law for Maryland says that all children younger than 6 riding in a vehicle registered in the state of Maryland must ride in a correctly used child restraint system that meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
February 5, 2003
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Children can be fingerprinted and adults can have their child safety seats inspected by professionals Saturday at a family safety awareness event at Jennings Chevrolet, Cadillac, Oldsmobile in Chambersburg. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers from the South-Central Pennsylvania Highway Safety Committee will inspect child sheets and show people how to install them in their own car. The Chambersburg Fire Department will be on hand to fingerprint and photograph children for identification and will pass out educational safety literature.
July 22, 2002
Children escape serious injury in Pa. crash CHAMBERSBURG, Pa - Two children secured in child safety seats escaped serious injury early Saturday when the car they were riding in ran off Pa. 696 and crashed into a concrete wall, Pennsylvania State Police said. The driver, Tyson Loy, age unknown, of Shippensburg, Pa., was driving a 1990 Volkswagen at 8:20 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel, police said. A 2-year-old girl was unhurt while an 8-month-old boy received minor injuries.
February 11, 2002
This is Child Passenger Safety Week By MARLO BARNHART firstname.lastname@example.org Area police and health officials will emphasize the use of child safety seats during Child Passenger Safety Week, Feb. 10-16. Proper installation and use of child safety seats will be demonstrated by Washington County Sheriff's deputies on Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m. at Boonsboro Elementary School at 5 Campus Ave. Deputies will also be stationed at Sharpsburg Elementary School at 17525 Shepherdstown Pike on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 a.m. to show parents how to use the seats to prevent injuries to their children in an accident.
December 27, 2001
Hagerstown woman dies in I-81 accident By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI email@example.com A 21-year-old Hagerstown mother of two died Sunday evening after losing control of her car on Interstate 81. continued Dawn Lou-Ann Adams was driving a 1997 Kia Sportage south on I-81 in the left lane near the three-mile marker when a Toyota 4Runner merged into her lane just after 4 p.m., West Virginia State Police said....
March 15, 2001
Child safety seat law closer to expansion By LAURA ERNDE firstname.lastname@example.org ANNAPOLIS - Maryland drivers may soon be required to strap their children in booster seats until they turn 9 or weigh more than 80 pounds. The Maryland General Assembly is on the verge of expanding the state's child safety seat law, which requires children to ride in a safety seat until age 4 as long as they weigh at least 40 pounds. The booster seat law cleared a major hurdle Wednesday when the House Commerce and Government Matters Committee voted 16-2 to send the bill to the House floor.
August 13, 2000
Couple injured in Pa. crash FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said an Adams County, Pa., couple was flown by Life Lion helicopter to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. 30 in Greene Township. John Roland Hoffman, 42, and Octavia L. Hoffman, 46, both of 295 Poplar Springs Road, Orrtanna, were both in critical condition Sunday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The accident happened at 12:55 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 30 and and Fayetteville's Main Street.
November 4, 1999
It was Saturday, Oct. 16, a little bit after lunchtime and Bambi Aydelotte and her fiancee Donald Glaze were taking a ride in the Washington County countryside in their Honda Civic station wagon with their two children. "We went from Kieffer Funk Road to White Hall Road and then over to Beaver Creek Church," she said, adding that they were about half a mile from the Dual Highway when it happened. According to Deputy David Izat, Aydelotte's vehicle collided with a late 1980s Ford Mustang, in what he called an "offset head-on collision.
June 3, 1999
For those of you who feel I deserve a kick in the behind, for whatever reason, it's time to celebrate, because the forces of nature have recently made that delivery for you. I share the story as a cautionary tale for anyone who's considering putting off a necessary job. The story begins with "Brownie," my tan-colored '85 Nissan pick-up truck, the one my kids rode in from the time they were toddlers, strapped into their child safety seats, a...
April 19, 1999
Starting Thursday, child safety seat checkpoints will be available through the Maryland State Police for anyone wanting to make sure they have youngsters properly restrained in their vehicles. "We are participating in the Chief's Challenge, a nationwide effort by law enforcement to encourage the use of seatbelts and child safety seats," said Lt. Bruce Smith, commander of the Maryland State Police barracks at Hagerstown. Thursday's checkpoint will be at the barracks on Col. Henry Kyd Douglas Drive from 4 to 6 p.m. The barracks also will be the site of three additional checkpoints - April 28 and May 3 from 8 to 10 a.m.; and May 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. In addition, checkpoints will be available May 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at Children's Village of Washington County on Mount Aetna Road and on May 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hancock's Widmeyer Park.