September 28, 2012
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, between Market and Carroll streets. Men will walk a mile in women's high heels through downtown Frederick to take a stand against domestic violence. This is an annual fundraiser and awareness event to benefit Heartly House. Register online at www.heartlyhouse.org . Event-day registration starts at noon at the Carroll Creek Pavilion. The walk begins at 2 p.m. and ends with a party and awards ceremony at the Delaplaine Center for the Arts.
September 8, 2012
As Dana Moylan Wright was sworn in to her new job on the bench of Washington County Circuit Court late last month, the best line came from her husband Samuel, who remarked on the circumstance of seeing one's wife in court - and having it be a good thing. We concur that the appointment of Dana Wright is a positive development for Washington County, based on her impeccable qualifications, thoroughness and the historic precedent the appointment sets. Jurisprudence, the dignitaries noted, is in Wright's DNA; her father, grandfather and uncle have all served on the bench.
June 14, 2012
Hagerstown Police report incidents The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents, according to spokeswoman Barbara Pickett: June 10 A controlled dangerous substance violation was reported in the 20 block of North Cannon Avenue. An arrest was made. A pedestrian was struck in an accident at West Washington Street and Buena Vista Avenue. A burglary was reported at a basement apartment in the 400 block of South Potomac Street.
May 10, 2012
“Would someone please tell me how many games a year the Suns play in Hagerstown? Also, I agree with the person from Monrovia, Md. Baseball players do not need to wear gloves, and I'm sick of the girls putting their hair behind their ear.” - Hagerstown “I have not heard anything of what is to become of the present stadium if a new one is built. Municipal Stadium has a lot of history here for us, and I feel it should be kept. It would make more sense and save a lot of money if they would renovate Municipal Stadium.
May 7, 2012
A Hagerstown man and former band director at Boonsboro, Clear Spring and Williamsport high schools has been charged with stalking, disorderly conduct and other counts after he and a woman crashed their vehicles during what police alleged was a domestic dispute last week in Pennsylvania. John Edward Eckstine Jr., 54, of 388 Key Circle, also was charged with reckless endangering other persons, simple assault, false reports to law enforcement, harassment and careless driving, according to a news release issued by the Lower Pottsgrove (Pa.)
April 26, 2012
Six to seven years ago, Pam Wagner of Waynesboro was the victim of domestic violence. “I wouldn't have believed it could have happened to me,” Wagner said. “I didn't know where to turn.” When she picked up the phone and called Women in Need, the Waynesboro, Pa., woman said it was a decision that saved her life. “They gave me hope. They gave me another chance at life,” she said. Now, Wagner pays it forward - volunteering with Women in Need of Chambersburg by helping other women move from victim to survivor, just like she did. Wagner's story was one of four survivor tales told during the 20th annual Women in Need Vigil Against Violence held Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist Church.
April 25, 2012
A Washington County man has been charged with assault and other counts after he allegedly caused at least three traffic accidents Tuesday night east of Hagerstown, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Joseph Martin Hitchcock, 30, was charged with second-degree assault, driving while intoxicated, driving while under the influence and several traffic violations for causing vehicle accidents, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said they were called at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday for a report of domestic violence in the area of Harvard Road.
April 9, 2012
Hagerstown Police used a dog and a helicopter Sunday night to search for a suspect in a domestic violence stabbing at Cortland Apartments, but were unsuccessful in finding the man, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release. Police asked that anyone with information about the whereabouts of David Marvin Ross, 44, of 12939 Little Elliott Drive, contact the police department. Police responded to the area of that address at 11:04 p.m. for reports of an assault involving a knife, and found a woman inside the apartment complex with several minor cuts to her upper body, police said.