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NEWS
May 14, 2012
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said it was looking for the person who blew up a mailbox early Sunday morning at a home near Clear Spring. The incident was reported at 12:51 a.m. Sunday at a home at 12835 Broadfording Road, according to a fire marshal's office news release. The blast caused about $40 in damage to the mailbox, the release said. Anyone with information may call the fire marshal's office at 301-766-3888.
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NEWS
August 4, 2011
A 17-year-old boy was charged Wednesday in an arson threat in the 11000 block of Big Spring Road in Clear Spring, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The threat was reported at 5:31 p.m., spokesman K. Nieberlein said in a fire marshal's office news release. The structure involved was a three-story family dwelling, Nieberlein said. It was discovered by an occupant, Nieberlein said. The release did not say how the threat occurred.
NEWS
July 27, 2011
A Boonsboro resident and a driver from Clear Spring were the winners in a pickup truck pull at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair Tuesday night. The winners were in a class that was reserved for local residents with their everyday pickup trucks. Mark Oaks of Clear Spring won in the gas-powered category with a pull of 267.84 feet, according to an event spokeswoman. Lionel Moser of Boonsboro won in the diesel-powered category, the spokeswoman said. The length of Moser's pull was not available.
NEWS
July 27, 2011
A man who robbed the Liberty Gas Station at 12828 Clear Spring Road Sunday night ordered a clerk in the store to look down at the floor. The man told the clerk he had a gun but did not show one, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release. The man demanded that money be placed in an envelope, and an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the Clear Spring station, which is also known as Weller's Service and Lube, the release said. The man is being described as white and 20 to 30-years-old.
NEWS
May 25, 2010
CLEAR SPRING -- A fire that caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to a garage Tuesday morning may have been intentionally set, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire in a wood frame garage behind 136-138 Cumberland St. was discovered by a passerby, who called it in at 12:09 a.m., according to the fire marshal's report. It took firefighters about 35 minutes to put out the fire, the report said. No one was injured, according to the report. Twenty-five firefighters from the Clear Spring, Williamsport and Maugansville fire companies responded to the scene, along with the Washington County Emergency Rehab Unit, the report said.
NEWS
By WILL ROBINSON/Staff Correspondent | July 10, 2010
CLEAR SPRING -- The Clear Spring All-Stars have developed a flair for the dramatic. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Clear Spring rallied for three runs to defeat Hancock 7-5 in a Maryland District 1 Little League 11-12 Tournament losers' bracket game on Friday. Clear Spring will play at Halfway today at 2 in another elimination game. "We take every game to the end," said Clear Spring coach Jason Willhite. "It's tough playing in the losers' bracket, but someone's stepping up every game.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | January 22, 2011
The North Hagerstown boys basketball team rolled into Clear Spring on Friday night with a chip on its collective shoulder. The sting of last week’s tough 75-73 loss to Catoctin was still fresh on the Hubs’ minds, especially head coach Kevin Hartman’s. “We just had to come out and play with more energy, especially after that loss to Catoctin,” said Hartman. “It had to start on the defensive end.” After falling behind early, the Hubs surged past the Blazers, cruising to a 77-47 MVAL Antietam victory.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | January 19, 2011
The Saint James girls basketball team overcame a slow start and poor shooting to prevail 43-40 over Clear Spring on Wednesday night. The Saints (6-3) trailed 9-6 at the end of the first quarter, with Kayla Peterson netting four of her eight total points for Saint James. Reserves Margaret Bacon and Jordan Wills found their strokes in the second quarter, scoring six points apiece in the period to lead Saint James to an 18-15 halftime lead. “We had to go back to our basic offense and go to our spread defense,” said Saint James coach Shawn Burgener.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | June 29, 2012
Clear Spring weathered a four-run first inning from Valley to come back and win the Maryland District 1 10-11 losers' bracket final 12-9 Thursday. Valley jumped out to the four-run lead on RBI doubles by Cameron Snyder and Jimmy Coats and a two-run home run by Adam Mathias. Clear Spring came back to score five runs in the bottom of the frame, highlighted by an RBI double by Tanner Sines and a two-run single by Austin Martin. “I was very proud of (my players). They came out and started hitting the ball,” said Clear Spring manager Gary Hose.
NEWS
June 13, 2011
Clear Spring residents will not pay more town taxes in the coming fiscal year, but water and sewer rates will continue to increase. The town council unanimously voted Monday to approve its fiscal year 2012 budget. No residents attended a public hearing at Town Hall before the vote was taken. The $554,852 total spending plan holds personal property taxes at the current rate of 50 cents for every $100 of assessed value, according to town documents. Water and sewer rates will increase by 2 percent, the documents said.
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