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By DAN DEARTH | July 8, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- City of Hagerstown and state officials say they would like the owner of a dam on Antietam Creek where a 15-year-old girl almost drowned last month to breach or dismantle the structure. Maryland Department of the Environment spokeswoman Dawn Stoltzfus said Wednesday the dam, which is near Mount Aetna Road and behind the former Municipal Electric Light Plant, poses a safety hazard. Officials with MDE and Maryland's Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday they believe removing the dam, or breaching it to return the water flow to a more natural state, would improve public safety.
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By DON AINES | March 12, 1998
Report of crack in Pa. dam discussed CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A dam north of Chambersburg is in no apparent danger of breaking and state environmental officials say it wouldn't cause much damage if it did. "Monday evening a citizen reported seeing a crack in the face of the dam with water spouting out of it," said Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesperson Susan Frank. The 10-foot high Siloam dam on the Conococheague Creek is owned by Chambersburg's water department, Frank said.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | November 27, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY - About 50 firefighters from Clear Spring, Hancock, Maugansville and Williamsport companies and the Washington County Air and Rehab Unit responded to a fire Saturday night on Dam No. 5 Road, according to Clear Spring Ambulance Chief James Miller. A Washington County dispatcher said the call for a fire at 11415 Dam No. 5 Road came in at 8:06 p.m. The area is about midway between Williamsport and Clear Spring. Miller estimated the loss to the home to be $300,000.
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By MARLO BARNHART | July 19, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A Clear Spring man who fell about 20 feet Monday night when he went over Dam 5 on the Potomac River on a personal watercraft was cited with three violations and could face jail time as a second offender, said Sgt. Ken Turner of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Ryan A. Myers, 22, was cited Thursday night with negligent operation of a personal watercraft and operating in a restricted area, both as a second offender. "We cited him last year on those two violations," Turner said by telephone Saturday afternoon.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 16, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Ryan A. Myers figures he fell about 20 feet Monday night when he went over Dam 5 on the Potomac River. Myers, 22, of Clear Spring, said he got too close to the dam while riding a motorized personal watercraft. As the watercraft fell, he jumped off, he said. When he landed, he was conscious and felt OK, he said. His watercraft was near him, and he got on it and rode to shore, he said. Then, he walked barefoot two miles back to Four Locks, where he and his friend entered the water earlier on separate watercraft.
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July 23, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Two occupants of a boat that plunged over Dam No. 4 early Tuesday were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at Washington County Hospital and released, Maryland Natural Resources Police Sgt. Ken Turner said. Larry W. Luttrell, 54, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Jeffery L. Meyers, 34, of Martinsburg, W.Va., were in a 20-foot outboard motor vessel on the Potomac River when it went over the dam at about 5 a.m. Tuesday, Turner said. Luttrell swam to shore and called 911 from a nearby house, but Meyers was unable to swim to shore, Turner said.
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July 15, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- A Clear Spring man who went over Dam 5 of the Potomac River in a personal watercraft on Monday didn't heed warning buoys, a police spokesman said Tuesday. After the fall, Ryan A. Myers, 22, got back on his watercraft and rode it some more, then walked back to where he and another male had gone in the river, Sgt. Ken Turner of the Maryland Natural Resources Police said. Myers was flown in a state police helicopter to Washington County Hospital, but did not appear to have serious injuries, Turner said.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 26, 2008
Two men involved in a July incident on the Potomac River at Dam 5 have pleaded guilty to Maryland Department of Natural Resources charges. One of the men - Ryan A. Myers, 22, of Clear Spring - went over the dam while he was riding a motorized personal watercraft. Myers pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of operating a vessel in a prohibited area. He was fined $300 plus $22.50 in court costs, according to online court records. He was sentenced to four months in jail, but the time was suspended.
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March 5, 2009
Two black Lab mix puppies reported found Thursday on Dam 5 Road Found - Two black Lab mix puppies. Where - The dogs were found on Dam 5 Road in the Clear Spring area. When - The dogs were found Thursday morning. Description - The female dogs are mostly black, but have some white on their chest areas and their front paws. They appear to be only a few months old. They were not wearing collars. They are described as very friendly. Phone number - If these are your dogs, call 301-992-5100.
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June 24, 2008
Birthdays Today - Cole P. Brechbill, Long Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, turns 6; Pearl Hoffman, Spielman Road, Williamsport, turns 96; Jerry Hart, Dam No. 4 Road, turns 46.
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