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NEWS
January 14, 2009
MARCH 8, 1921-JAN. 12, 2009 Omer McClellan Long Sr., 87, of Hagerstown, Md., departed this life on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Mr. Long was born March 8, 1921, in Williamsport, Md., the son of the late Brown C. and Reba S. Long. He graduated from Williamsport High School, class of 1939, attended Bridgewater College and earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from George Washington University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a mechanical engineer for various corporations, including Fairchild and Pangborn.
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NEWS
January 9, 2009
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. If you think your pet is among those listed, you may visit the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road. The shelter's business hours are: Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These animals may be made available for adoption after five days. Call 301-733-2060 for more information.
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By MARIE GILBERT | November 23, 2008
View the slideshow WASHINGTON COUNTY - Forty-five years ago, Mark Rosette sat in front of his television watching history. The president of the United States had been assassinated. Rosette was a teenager when John F. Kennedy died in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Rosette decided to honor Kennedy's memory on the anniversary of his death by participating in Saturday's JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. But not as a competitor. "I wanted to volunteer," he said. Standing behind a table near Dam 4 Road, Rosette lined up bottles of water and Gatorade in anticipation of thirsty runners.
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By MARIE GILBERT | November 22, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Forty-five years ago, Mark Rosette sat in front of his television watching history. The president of the United States had been assassinated. Rosette was a teenager when John F. Kennedy died in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Rosette decided to honor Kennedy's memory on the anniversary of his death by participating in Saturday's JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. But not as a competitor. "I wanted to volunteer," he said. Standing behind a table near Dam 4 Road, Rosette lined up bottles of water and Gatorade in anticipation of thirsty runners.
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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.
NEWS
September 24, 2008
The 29th Charlton one-room school reunion will be Saturday at Western Sizzlin, with a social hour at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. No reservations are needed. For more information, call Gene Grosh at 301-842-2430. Lorraine Grosh, who wrote a book about the school, said the earliest records of the school date to 1889. The building on Dam No. 5 Road was built for $756 and housed grades one through eight in one room. The school is now a private residence. The restaurant is off Halfway Boulevard near Valley Mall.
NEWS
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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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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