April 4, 2013
Baseball/Softball One thing is certain in Washington County at this point in time. Only North Hagerstown can claim to have a pair of unbeaten diamond teams. The Hubs have won their first five baseball games following Wednesday's 6-4 win over South Hagerstown, while the girls moved to 3-0 on Thursday with a 7-2 victory over the rival Rebels. Last season, the North girls lost their first two games before finishing 12-8. Stats builders In baseball, Mercersburg Academy senior infielder Colin Gibbons-Fly has been a thorn at the plate for opponents.
March 16, 2013
Zach Changuris of Hagerstown is half Greek and half Irish, but growing up, St. Patrick's Day stuck out to him as the only day when his family recognized Irish traditions. He took his memories of the holiday to Municipal Stadium on Saturday, starting the first Dublin at the Diamond, a celebration of the holiday and Irish culture. “I've always been a big fan of St. Patrick's Day, but I grew up in a very Greek household,” he said. “Three-hundred sixty-four days a year, we were all Greek all the time, but my mom was Irish.” Changuris and his wife, Jennifer, were in charge of Saturday's event.
March 13, 2013
It's often said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. And that's no blarney. From the wearing of leprechaun hats to the consumption of green beer and corned beef, people of all ancestral backgrounds have embraced the holiday with open arms. Virtually every American city throws some semblance of a party to celebrate March 17. Chicago dyes its river green, New York and Boston compete for the best parade and Kansas City, Mo., starts the day with an Irish Mass, followed by a grand procession through the streets and an annual food drive called "Go for the Green.
October 5, 2012
Name: Diamond Age: 2 years old Color: Tan Breed: American Staffordshire Mix ID: A17191717 Sweet, shy, yet sensitive to loud noises, Diamond is an extremely lovable girl who just wants to be near someone. Affection could be her middle name because she loves to give " puppy hugs. " Diamond and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
February 13, 2012
For Danielle Hose, Aug. 4, 2010, was a memorable day. In a boat on a lake near Big Pool, the 22-year-old Williamsport native was fishing with Joseph Siler Jr., her boyfriend of about three years, something they had done many times before. But this time was different. Instead of hooking a largemouth bass or bluegill from the waters below, Siler, 23, reeled in his future wife. “I stood up (in the boat) to get something and he turned around in his seat with the ring box,” Hose said.
April 14, 2011
Baseball For two Washington County teams, today brings an opportunity to improve on its current status. Williamsport — trying to reverse its fortunes from the past two years — can make a name for itself among the Class 1A ranks today when it hosts Catoctin in a key MVAL Antietam matchup. Currently at 5-2 and on a four-game winning streak, the Wildcats have not lost since a 5-3 setback to Catoctin on March 28. They also own a 24-13 decision over Clear Spring and a 7-7 tie with South Hagerstown that has yet to be concluded officially in the standings.
February 16, 2011
I still get this complaint every so often, as does pretty much everyone who works here, I imagine: "You guys over at The Herald-Mail are just trying to sell newspapers. " I always tell them, "Oh no, no, no ... No. Selling newspapers is the furthest thing from our minds. Really. See, we in the newspaper industry are of the sincere opinion that the nation's landfills are in critical need of extra mass, so we are merely manufacturing the bulkiest product we can think of in order to address the shortage.
December 9, 2009
The Humane Society of Washington County is warning pet owners to be aware of pet food recalls. A recent press release from the Food and Drug Administration indicated Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall of cat food. On Sept. 23, Diamond Pet Foods recalled Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat food due to the potential to produce thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological.