April 14, 2013
A broken fire hydrant and an issue with a pumper truck's engine throttle were discovered during a Hagerstown Fire Department training exercise Sunday morning at the North Potomac Street Parking Deck, fire officials said. Other than those issues, the training went well, Battalion Chief Russ Grimm said. A fire hydrant on North Potomac Street, in front of The Gourmet Goat and Senior Notes, was struck by a vehicle at some point, Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said. When pushed, the hydrant tipped, and if a hose were to be hooked up to it, the water would come out near the flange, or rim around the bottom, he said.
December 22, 2012
The Women's Club in downtown Hagerstown has been decorated for Christmas by the Crossroads Garden Club, which is affiliated with the club. The theme this year is “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child.” The decorations include dolls, Santas, old books, teddy bears, older toys and treasures displayed through the house, which is at 31 S. Prospect St. The Women's Club has been called “The Jewel in the Crown” of downtown Hagerstown and...
December 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 PREP WRESTLING North Hagerstown 59, Frederick 15 at FREDERICK, Md. 106 - Ben Beard (NH) fft; 113 - Howard Shehan (NH) fft.; 120 - Antonio DeCastro (NH) m.d. Mitchell Kavanaugh, 12-2; 126 - Leif Kusmider (F) d. Collin Edwards, 4-1; 132 - Darwin Diaz (F) p. Josh Pettit, 2:31; 138 - Nick McMahon (F) fft.; 145 - Diantra Landry (NH) p. Sam Smiseik, 1:24; 152 - Cole McHose (NH) fft.; 160 - Andre McCall (NH) m.d. Jose Rodriguez, 15-7; 170 - Mike Leone (NH)
April 11, 2012
Firefighters responded Wednesday night to a fire smoldering on a deck on a building at 181 South Prospect St. in Hagerstown, according to a Washington County 911 dispatcher. Hagerstown Fire Department firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which was reported at 8:02 p.m., the dispatcher said.
December 21, 2011
The city has more than doubled its annual funding for improvements at Municipal Stadium for the Hagerstown Suns' 2012 minor league baseball season. The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday night approved an additional $50,000 from its capital improvement program for stadium improvements during this fiscal year. The city budgets $30,000 annually from its capital improvement fund for the stadium. City Engineer Rodney Tissue said that $30,000 was spent this summer when a storm knocked a light pole onto the stadium field.
December 20, 2011
The bridge at the intersection of Mount Tabor Road and Rush Run Road has reopened after being closed since late August. The bridge was closed after a chance inspection revealed that the steel beams supporting the deck had been corroded, according to the county's website, www.washco-md.net . The steel beams and deck of the bridge, west of Hagerstown in the Broadfording area, had to be replaced. According to a published report in September, closing the bridge potentially saved lives, as it was not scheduled for inspection until 2012.
September 17, 2011
Tim Hightower is so pumped about facing his old team, he can already taste the victory.“We're going to win this game,” he said as the Washington Redskins prepared early this week for the Arizona Cardinals. ¿I want to win this game. This one means a lot to me.¿Because that kind of stuff makes good bulletin board material, Hightower had to come back a couple of days later and say his statement wasn¿t a guarantee.¿I think anyone that has lived long enough in life knows there¿s nothing in life guaranteed,¿ he said.
July 13, 2011
A portion of Potomac Street in Hagerstown will be closed from 4:30 until about 11 p.m. Friday due to the City Center Bike Night event downtown, according to a City of Hagerstown news release. The closure will affect North Potomac Street between Franklin and Washington streets, and South Potomac Street between Washington and Antietam streets, the release said. South Potomac Street between Washington Street and Antietam Street, and North Potomac Street will close at the same time between Franklin Street and Washington Street, according to the city of Hagerstown.
June 20, 2011
The deck on the Md. 63 (Greencastle Pike) bridge over the CSX Railroad near Williamsport was being ripped up Monday. The bridge was closed Monday and is expected to remain closed until the end of the summer, according to a press release issued Friday by the Maryland State Highway Administration. A worker for Concrete General who did not want his name revealed said only the beams will stay in place. The entire deck will be replaced and paved over. He also said that repair work will have to be done under the bridge.