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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 27, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 20-year-old Bunker Hill, W.Va., man was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison for robbing a disabled man at gunpoint on a cold January night last year and leaving him along a dirt road without his cane. Describing the crime as "beyond the pale" and one of the worst he's seen while on the bench, 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes told Andrew Jay Creager in his sentencing hearing that he would have ordered a 60- to 80-year prison sentenced, had he been older.
NEWS
January 3, 2011
A Stephens City, Va., man is accused of stealing an ATM from a Bunker Hill, W.Va., business and prying it open to get the cash, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Jamie Alexander Fisher, of 731 Plymouth St., No. 32, was arraigned Monday on felony counts of breaking and entering, and grand larceny by Magistrate Jim Humphrey, according to court records. The automated teller machine, taken Nov. 10 from Red & Betty’s at 10457 Winchester Ave., was found lying on its side near water along a dirt road off McCubbins Hollow Road near the intersection with Brannon’s Ford Road in the Glengary area, according to a complaint by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.B. Flanigan.
NEWS
August 29, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -It's been a long, bumpy road driven by lawsuits, letter-writing campaigns and countless meetings fueled by angry residents who couldn't easily get to and from their homes. But U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., has managed to smooth things over by securing $300,000 in funding through the state Department of Transportation for repairs to Meadow Grounds Lake Road. Shuster, chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined local residents, Fulton County Commissioners and other state and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning on the 1.269-mile road about one mile west of McConnellsburg off U.S. 30. "The residents who live on top of the ridge behind us have worked long and hard at finding a way to improve this dangerous stretch of road," Shuster said.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | June 24, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Amid people basking in the sun around the swimming pool at Caledonia State Park and others seeking relief in the shade of the park's trails lies a testament to the area's rich history. The Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop is a single-room museum off U.S. 30 filled with equipment from the mid-19th century when Stevens opened Caledonia Iron Works. Stevens, a statesman who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a staunch abolitionist, purchased land and called it Caledonia, after his home county in Vermont, said Bruce McFate, park superintendent.
NEWS
February 10, 2007
"This is to the Washington County caller who said that Bush is one of the better presidents the country has ever had. Apparently, this parent doesn't have any relatives, any children or any grandchildren in the Army or over there in the war right now, does he?" - Hagerstown "Everybody is writing in saying 'the Democrats are going to raise taxes, that is all they ever do is raise taxes.' Face it, people, the Democrats have to raise taxes to pay for this trillion dollar deficit that this Republican administration has created.
NEWS
February 12, 2007
"This is to the Washington County caller who said that Bush is one of the better presidents the country has ever had. Apparently, this parent doesn't have any relatives, any children or any grandchildren in the Army or over there in the war right now, does he?" - Hagerstown "Everybody is writing in saying 'the Democrats are going to raise taxes, that is all they ever do is raise taxes.' Face it, people, the Democrats have to raise taxes to pay for this trillion-dollar deficit that this Republican administration has created.
NEWS
By CANDICE BOSELY | January 29, 2006
candiceb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - When Bob Burger left the Navy in 1953, he was 20 years old, had saved $2,890 and wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his life. As it turned out, a routine trip to buy gas for his car would determine how he would earn a living for the next 53 years. When he stopped to fill up his car at what then was a Sunoco station at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Lane, the "old gentleman" who owned it - Burger could not remember his name - started chatting with the former seaman about his plans.
NEWS
June 20, 2002
City police seek man on probation violation Hagerstown City Police have a Washington County Circuit Court bench warrant for Thomas Edward Collins for violation of probation on an original charge of third-degree burglary. Collins, 24, was last known to live at 257 W. Wilson Blvd. He is described as being black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 152 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts may call 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.
NEWS
May 14, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Magistrate Judge Sandy Miller ruled Tuesday that a Kearneysville, W.Va., man will stand trial on charges he abducted a 7-year-old girl who was taken from her home while sleeping. Leonard Austin "Tinker" Ellinger Jr., 32, of 129 Evergreen Drive, was charged with abduction and night-time burglary. He will continue to be held on $750,000 bond at the Eastern Regional Jail. Sexual assault allegations remain under investigation but no charges have been filed, the prosecutor and sheriff's investigators said at Tuesday's preliminary hearing.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | May 16, 2012
There's something about the National Pike Festival that always makes me feel connected to my roots a little more. My family has lived in the Clear Spring area for generations, and when visiting my late grandmother - neé Faith - I relished hearing the stories of her youth. I grew up on a road off U.S. 40, east of Clear Spring and closer to Wilson's Store. It was the same road on which my paternal grandparents had settled and raised their brood of seven. It was the same road my dad was born on and where my parents raised me and my three siblings.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | May 16, 2012
There's something about the National Pike Festival that always makes me feel connected to my roots a little more. My family has lived in the Clear Spring area for generations, and when visiting my late grandmother - neé Faith - I relished hearing the stories of her youth. I grew up on a road off U.S. 40, east of Clear Spring and closer to Wilson's Store. It was the same road on which my paternal grandparents had settled and raised their brood of seven. It was the same road my dad was born on and where my parents raised me and my three siblings.
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NEWS
January 3, 2011
A Stephens City, Va., man is accused of stealing an ATM from a Bunker Hill, W.Va., business and prying it open to get the cash, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Jamie Alexander Fisher, of 731 Plymouth St., No. 32, was arraigned Monday on felony counts of breaking and entering, and grand larceny by Magistrate Jim Humphrey, according to court records. The automated teller machine, taken Nov. 10 from Red & Betty’s at 10457 Winchester Ave., was found lying on its side near water along a dirt road off McCubbins Hollow Road near the intersection with Brannon’s Ford Road in the Glengary area, according to a complaint by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.B. Flanigan.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 27, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 20-year-old Bunker Hill, W.Va., man was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison for robbing a disabled man at gunpoint on a cold January night last year and leaving him along a dirt road without his cane. Describing the crime as "beyond the pale" and one of the worst he's seen while on the bench, 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes told Andrew Jay Creager in his sentencing hearing that he would have ordered a 60- to 80-year prison sentenced, had he been older.
NEWS
July 18, 2008
"In response to the person who was asking people who complained about the 'free' lunch program to be foster parents, I was one who complained. I realize that there are some children who really need the help, but I would rather see the community do it and not put the government in the restaurant business. Also, let's please call it what it is, not free, but a taxpayer-funded lunch program. And by the way, our family has done foster care and we have adopted. My hat's off to your suggestion.
NEWS
February 12, 2007
"This is to the Washington County caller who said that Bush is one of the better presidents the country has ever had. Apparently, this parent doesn't have any relatives, any children or any grandchildren in the Army or over there in the war right now, does he?" - Hagerstown "Everybody is writing in saying 'the Democrats are going to raise taxes, that is all they ever do is raise taxes.' Face it, people, the Democrats have to raise taxes to pay for this trillion-dollar deficit that this Republican administration has created.
NEWS
By CANDICE BOSELY | January 29, 2006
candiceb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - When Bob Burger left the Navy in 1953, he was 20 years old, had saved $2,890 and wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his life. As it turned out, a routine trip to buy gas for his car would determine how he would earn a living for the next 53 years. When he stopped to fill up his car at what then was a Sunoco station at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Lane, the "old gentleman" who owned it - Burger could not remember his name - started chatting with the former seaman about his plans.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | June 24, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Amid people basking in the sun around the swimming pool at Caledonia State Park and others seeking relief in the shade of the park's trails lies a testament to the area's rich history. The Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop is a single-room museum off U.S. 30 filled with equipment from the mid-19th century when Stevens opened Caledonia Iron Works. Stevens, a statesman who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a staunch abolitionist, purchased land and called it Caledonia, after his home county in Vermont, said Bruce McFate, park superintendent.
NEWS
June 20, 2002
City police seek man on probation violation Hagerstown City Police have a Washington County Circuit Court bench warrant for Thomas Edward Collins for violation of probation on an original charge of third-degree burglary. Collins, 24, was last known to live at 257 W. Wilson Blvd. He is described as being black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 152 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts may call 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.
NEWS
August 29, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -It's been a long, bumpy road driven by lawsuits, letter-writing campaigns and countless meetings fueled by angry residents who couldn't easily get to and from their homes. But U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., has managed to smooth things over by securing $300,000 in funding through the state Department of Transportation for repairs to Meadow Grounds Lake Road. Shuster, chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined local residents, Fulton County Commissioners and other state and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning on the 1.269-mile road about one mile west of McConnellsburg off U.S. 30. "The residents who live on top of the ridge behind us have worked long and hard at finding a way to improve this dangerous stretch of road," Shuster said.
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