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April 12, 2013
 "American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington and others will perform a Cabin Fever benefit concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Md. A family fun day will precede the concert from noon to 3 p.m. The concert will benefit Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Call 301-759-0550 or go to www.woodsetter.com .
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2013
Lynn and Rick Bibbee's story is one of hope and heart. It's a story about caring and compassion and taking dedication to a whole different level. It's about putting their efforts into preserving a place where all of God's creatures, big and small, exist in harmony. It's about saving a zoo. A few years ago, the Hagerstown couple didn't even know Tri-State Zoological Park existed in Cumberland, Md. - despite the fact that they had lived there for many years. But during a visit to the area last March, Rick Bibbee picked up a local magazine and spotted a discount coupon for admission to the zoo. When he returned home, he shared the information with his wife and the two decided to make it a destination.
NEWS
January 6, 2000
Could old No. 202, the Western Maryland steam engine that's been parked in Hagerstown's City Park for more than 30 years, ever run the rails again? The folks at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland believe it can, and they're seriously negotiating for the long-time lease or purchase of the 1912 locomotive. John Long, the structural engineer who privately financed renovation of the engine in the mid-1980s, says he's willing to listen, but isn't is favor of the idea now. Ed Kemmet, general manager of the Cumberland group, emphasized that negotiations are only in the "very, very early stages" right now, although his group has sent letters to every major elected official in Hagerstown and Washington County.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | June 18, 2007
HAGERSTOWN Former Cumberland Mayor Frank Nethken said he was "driven by the Lord" to run for Congress this fall. "God told me I'm going to be the next congressman," Nethken said Monday on the steps of Hagerstown City Hall, where he held a press conference to say he is running as a Republican for Congress in Maryland's 6th District. In a 15-minute speech, Nethken, who served as Cumberland's mayor from 1978 to 1982, talked about a variety of issues from the state of Cumberland's public square to the war in Iraq.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 2, 2012
Serving aboard U.S. Coast Guard cutters was not a good fit for David Cooper and his queasy stomach. “It wasn't the pitch, it was the roll that did it,” said Cooper, 67, who retired Saturday after a long career flying helicopters for the Coast Guard for nearly 18 years, then 15 more years in Maryland State Police helicopters in Cumberland, Md. One day on a rescue mission, a Coast Guard helicopter flew over his cutter on its way to the rescue....
OBITUARIES
October 17, 2012
Jolee Younger, 66, of Cumberland, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
NEWS
July 25, 2009
Boyd Ayers "Barney" Mason, 87, of Cumberland, Md., and formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Allegany Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cumberland. Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, Md.
OBITUARIES
July 1, 2011
Gladys M. Smith Winterstine, 93, of Hagerstown and formerly of Shaft, Md. and Cumberland, Md., died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at NMS Health Care, Hagerstown. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland. The service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland.
OBITUARIES
July 10, 2011
Jeannette Laura Margaret Wilson, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Cumberland, Md., and Virginia, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown. Born Thursday, Aug. 2, 1923, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Carl Frederick Smith and the late Anna Mae Porter Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Raymond Wilson, in 2005 and grandson, Forrest G. Stouffer, in 2006. She was a graduate of Fort Hill High School and was employed with C&P Telephone Company and Verizon until her retirement.
NEWS
May 25, 2009
Grace Hull Hamilton, 66, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown. Friends will be received Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, Md. The service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cumberland.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
The red Dodge Dart is still in Roy Steele's acrylic painting, but the spectators - in the painting and at the art exhibit - know it's got some speed because of the pillows of white smoke coming out of the muscle car's exhaust pipe as it races down a dragway strip. Steele, 51, of Hagerstown, said he named the large canvas work “The Sleeper” because the Dodge's speed is a surprise. For the painting, Steele picked up the Washington County Arts Council's award Sunday at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown's City Park.
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LIFESTYLE
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts | August 8, 2013
By Rebecca Massie Lane Special to The Herald-Mail   Painter Brad Clever of Chambersburg, Pa., won Best of Show at the 81st annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition for his oil on wood panel painting, “Milk Glass and Peppers.” His painting will be on on view Saturday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Clever recently retired after 35 years as art director for a company that manufactures seasonal decorations.
OBITUARIES
August 6, 2013
David Paul “Bub” Maravia, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Autumn Assisted Living Center in Hagerstown. Born June 13, 1928, in Benbush, W.Va., he was the son of the late John J. Maravia Sr. and Grace Alma Hartman. David served for more than 26 years in the U.S. Army, with three tours of duty in the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War. He rose to the rank of command sergeant major and served in many posts throughout the world.  Employment in Maryland and New Jersey filled the remainder of David's working career.
NEWS
August 3, 2013
A Cumberland County, Pa., man charged in the July 18 murder of a Chambersburg man who was shot in front of his West King Street home was taken into custody Saturday in Florida, according to a Chambersburg Police Department news release. Kevin D. Rouner, 37, of Old State Road in Gardners, Pa., surrendered to police in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday at about 2 p.m., Detective Scott A. Mummert said in the release. Rouner is being held at the Duval County (Fla.) Detention Center pending extradition back to Pennsylvania, Mummert said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Cumberland County, Pa., man charged in the July 18 murder of a Chambersburg man who was shot in front of his West King Street home. Kevin D. Rouner, 37, of 180 Old State Road, Gardners, Pa., is charged with one count of first-degree murder and is being sought by police, according to a news release from Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold. “Right now we're on a manhunt,” Arnold said Friday afternoon. “The investigation is still going on. We have enough to charge him with homicide.” Arnold would not comment on a motive for the killing, but said “the victim was the target of the crime.” David Wayne Gipe, 44, of 354 W. King St. was shot and killed sometime between 11 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. on July 18. The incident was originally reported as a possible hit-and-run accident, but emergency medical personnel and police discovered upon their arrival that the victim had been shot.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2013
The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter's fashion show held Sunday afternoon featured models not yet booked for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. The models were each known by one name - not unlike Tyra, Gisele and Heidi. However, Panda, Tia and Leda strutted down the runway and licked the people in the front row. The model dogs donned scarves and outfits to join the human models displaying fashions available in the shelter's thrift shop. “We have a lot of nice stuff here, and it's a way for our volunteers to show it off,” Jennifer Vanderau said, adding that many of the clothes are familiar brands with tags still attached.
OBITUARIES
June 20, 2013
Gene H. Moats, 73, of South Walnut Street, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland, Md. The service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Franklin County, Pa., government leaders are trying to recoup tax money from a collection agency that went out of business. Central Tax Bureau of Pennsylvania, or Centax, did not collect taxes within Franklin County. However, it collected earned income taxes in neighboring Cumberland and Adams counties. Some Franklin County residents who work in Adams or Cumberland counties likely had income taxes withheld by their employers. That money should have been returned to their home municipalities and school districts.
NEWS
June 10, 2013
ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter will host a golf outing Friday, July 26, at Black Rock Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The entry fee costs $95 per player, which includes lunch, goody bag, drinks, prizes, awards and dinner. For more information, call 301-739-1190 or go to www.abccvc.com .
NEWS
June 7, 2013
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is hosting its second annual golf tournament on Friday, June 14, at the Chambersburg Country Club. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format is a four-person scramble, but new this year will be a handicap scramble. The registration fee is $100 per golfer, which includes golf, use of a cart, range balls, a boxed lunch, beverages on the course, light hors d'oeuvres at the awards ceremony following the round and prizes. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Chambersburg-area shelter's Retire the Debt campaign.
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