March 22, 2006
The following were issued final decrees of divorce in January: Eddie Eugene Strickland vs. Susan Roaslie Strickland. Jose A. Rodriguez vs. Susana Molina. Catherine Starkey vs. Joey Lee Starkey. Harry L. Carpenter Jr. vs. Erin V. Carpenter. Larry W. Crowl Jr. vs. Shannon R. Nichols. Barbara Anne Fehlauer vs. Jeffery Glenn Fehlauer. Jamie Widdows vs. William Widdows. Michael Lee Mose vs. Brenda Lee Mose. Cynthia J. Wolfinger vs. William C. Wolfinger.
December 20, 2011
The following were issued final decrees of divorce in October 2011: Brenda L. Wingfield vs. Edward A. Wingfield Jr. Kyle Paradise vs. Clinton E. Paradise Keith Lee Keefer vs. Denise Ann Keefer Tricia L. Johnson vs. Christopher S. Johnson Joan Elaine Gillespie vs. Samuel Lee Jackson Gillespie John Sottile vs. Susan Sottile Morgan K. Smith vs. Christopher S. Loftin William Proctor vs. Jaime Gilmore Proctor ...
August 15, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has upheld the conviction and 30-year prison sentence of Timothy Lorne Massie for the strangulation death of his estranged wife on Valentine's Day 1995. Massie, 33, of Hagerstown, was given the maximum sentence for second-degree murder Oct. 25 in Washington County Circuit Court. At the trial, the prosecution chipped away at other possible scenarios for the slaying of Debra K. Massie. Rings were left on the victim's fingers and gold jewelry was untouched in her bedroom, ruling out robbery.
March 12, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - As four former employees of Pennsylvania Modular Homes Inc. looked on Thursday, the company and the owner of the building in which it once made homes concluded what one attorney called a "business divorce. " [cont. from news page ] At the hearing on a preliminary injunction filed last Friday in Franklin County Court, Pennsylvania Modular agreed to pay back rent to DRI Holding Co. Inc. along with utilities and other bills through the end of March, according to Steve Bresset, the attorney for DRI. DRI Holding owns the South Main Street building where Pennsylvania Modular Homes was located, according to court records.
February 18, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Fourteen parents going through a divorce attended the first court-ordered parenting class here Tuesday in an effort to minimize the damage to children in a divorce. The four-hour class is designed to teach parents some basic rules to follow while going through a divorce, including not to fight in front of children and not to use children as weapons against your spouse. People divorce and remarry but they don't stop being parents, class instructor Jennifer A. Mastrofski said.
May 18, 2012
Maryland's highest court has issued a ruling recognizing divorce for valid out-of-state same-sex marriages. The Court of Appeals issued the ruling Friday. The ruling says Maryland courts should withhold recognition of a valid foreign marriage only if that marriage is “repugnant” to state public policy. The court says the threshold is a high bar that has not been met in the case that it ruled on. The case involved two women who were married in California and denied a divorce in 2010 by a Maryland judge who said their marriage was not valid in the state.
March 31, 2003
The following were issued final decrees of divorce in January: Pamela S. Schenck vs. Gregory N. Schenck. Elizabeth Ann McConnell vs. Rodney Lance McConnell. Kelly Jean Jenkins vs. Alfredo Jimenez Daniello. Beverly Ann Staley vs. David Thomas Staley. Teresa M. Cline vs. Douglas P. Cline. Stephanie Ann Renner vs. Eric Allen Renner. Florence Darlene Cooper vs. Leonard Wise Cooper. Tamariah Schnella vs. James Stephen Zarbaugh. The following were issued final decrees of divorce in February: Rodney L. Weagley vs. Lori Lynn Weagley.
March 9, 2000
Nationwide, about two couples get a marriage license for every couple that gets a divorce. The Tri-State area, however, does not match the average. In Maryland, the ratio is higher. Pennsylvania's rate is a little lower than the national rate. And in West Virginia, the ratio is just above one-to-one. The disparities are even greater at the county level. For example, in 1996, there were 3.67 marriage licenses per divorce in Washington County. In Berkeley County, W.Va.
February 2, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Starting this month, parents planning to divorce in Franklin or Fulton counties must take a class designed to help them understand how their breakup could hurt their children. Divorce decrees won't be granted unless the class is completed, said President Judge John R. Walker of the 39th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas. "Who can say that we shouldn't try something like this to make it easier for children in divorce?"