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January 3, 2013
The 2012 Capitol Theatre Center's Be A Star! giving campaign officially ended with a $45,364 shortfall. However, as a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization, donations to Capitol Theatre Center will be accepted into the new year. Any gifts received until the end of January will be listed in the 2012 campaign and any donations received from February on, will be recognized toward the 2013 Be A Star! campaign. This year's campaign goal was $125,000 and even though Capitol Theatre Center fell short of that, the staff and Board of Trustees remain thankful for the $79,625.
February 11, 2011
A multistate police chase ended in Cavetown early Friday when the fleeing car crashed into a house in the 22000 block of Goose Street, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department said. The incident began just after midnight when Washington Township (Pa.) Police attempted to stop a car in the area of 13321 Midvale Road in Rouzerville, Pa., according to a Washington Township Police Department press release. The car, a Nissan, fled and crossed into Maryland, according to the press release.
December 16, 2004
Thursday, Dec. 16 8 p.m. on NBC The Apprentice The season finally comes to an end, but not before some more tension and strife. But that's nothing (we think) to the one who finally hears "You're hired!"
June 10, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - The finish line for the national Marion Jayne Air Race 1998 will be crossed today at the Frederick home of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. About 45 aircraft from 25 states are competing in the cross-country event, which offers prize money totaling $20,000. Racers departed Monday from Shreveport, La., on an 1,800-mile zigzag course to Frederick with stops in Tulsa, Okla., Memphis, Tenn., Litchfield, Ill., Dayton, Ohio, and North Wilkesboro, N.C. The majority of racers are expected to arrive at Frederick Municipal Airport between 1 and 2 p.m. today, but some may arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. The race is named for founder Marion P. Jayne, winner of 26 cross-country speed races, including two round-the-world events, before dying of cancer in 1996.
January 2, 2009
GOLF The first flight of the annual Siberian Open at Beaver Creek Country Club ended in a tie on Thursday, as the two-man teams of Rodger Grimm-Tim Steiner and Pat Pickett-Pat Steiner each finished at 77, beating out the team of Randy Cree-Bud Serig by two shots. In the second flight, the team of Brandon Hendrickson-Gene Kidd won with an 81 and Ryan Acre-Rod Steiner were second with 85. Dom DiMercurio-Tom Schleigh took the third flight with an 88 and Dixie McNaney-Vicki Grimm were second with 92. Overall, 42 players were in the Open, which is played with each player selecting three clubs to play the entire round.
by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent | May 14, 2005
Liberty's Matt Anuszewski allowed just one earned run and banged a two-run single to lead the Lions to a 7-5 victory over South Hagerstown in the first round of the Maryland Class 2A West baseball playoffs. The Rebels ended their season 4-15. "We have fought back all year long," South Hagerstown coach Ralph Stottlemyer said. "We never had any real breaks, but you make your own breaks. We have had a rough season, but we did not give up. We always hung in there and kept trying hard together.
June 27, 2011
Police in Pennsylvania pursued a vehicle into Washington County Monday night and had the vehicle stopped on Battletown Road off Leitersburg Pike, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The spokesman said he believes the vehicle might have crashed. Dispatchers were saying police had an individual in the vehicle held at gunpoint while backup help arrived, said the spokesman, whose department was called to help about 10:30 p.m.
December 23, 1997
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer Smithsburg hostage crisis ends By MARLO BARNHART and STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writers SMITHSBURG - A Cavetown man freed his estranged wife after holding her at gunpoint for six hours and surrendered two hours later, ending a standoff with police in downtown Smithsburg Tuesday. The siege at Hadley Farms bakery ended peacefully at about 12:20 p.m. after David William Trumpower said he wanted to see his sister and his two children, Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades said.
April 6, 2005
Wednesday, April 6 9 p.m. on NBC "The West Wing" Tonight's season finale comes earlier than usual, but not to worry. NBC has promised that "The West Wing" will return for a seventh season starting in the fall, and we'll find out whether Alan Alda, Gary Cole, Jimmy Smits, or a player to be named later will succeed Martin Sheen as president. 10 p.m. on MTV "Meet the Barkers" We're not sure how much they'll remind you of the Osbournes.
August 31, 2003
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Robert Word hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a tied game and lead Greensboro to a 4-2 victory over Hagerstown Saturday in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader, eliminating the Suns from the South Atlantic League Northern Division Wild Card chase. Hagerstown entered Saturday 3 1/2 games behind Lexington with four games to play and needed to close with a sweep for a chance to make it to the postseason. The loss - coupled with the rainout and cancellation of Saturday's nightcap - ended the Suns' dim hopes.
August 11, 2013
Free swimming, food, music, storytelling and family-friendly games will be featured Saturday from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. at Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry and Retreat Center in Sharpsburg. Shepherd's Spring  is on 220 acres, just off the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and two miles from Antietam National Battlefield. It features traditional summer camps, hosts Road Scholar programs for guests from around the world, and is one of three sites for the Heifer International Global Village program.  It also hosts a variety of retreats and programs for churches, businesses and civic groups, as well as for schools and colleges.
By ROXANN MILLER | | August 10, 2013
After a whirlwind of activities, the 38th Triennial Greencastle-Antrim Old Home Week has come to a close. With its first female president and record attendance, Old Home Week 2013 was one for the record books. Carol Christophel made history when she stepped into the role of Old Home Week's  president, the first woman to hold that title since the tradition began in 1902. “It's an honor and a privilege, and the directors had so much confidence in me that it was just wonderful,” Christophel said.
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | August 10, 2013
Next week, area children will be gathering in classrooms and settling in for another school year. In preparation for the Aug. 21 start, many area families gathered Saturday at the West End Back to School Block Party in the parking lot behind Washington Square United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, where they received a free hot-dog meal, entertainment and school supplies. West End Ministerium sponsored the event with support from other area organizations. Kendra Guessford, 30, of Hagerstown, took her five children - ages 4 to 10 - to the event.
By DAVE McMILLION | | July 31, 2013
Anyone with a vested interest in Berkeley Spring's tourism industry is hoping for a good owner for the well-known Country Inn as the clock winds down for a scheduled foreclosure auction of the historic property later this month, according to a local tourism official. The inn with its 65 rooms, a full-service restaurant, commercial kitchen, banquet space, bar and lounges will go up for auction at its location at 110 South Washington St., at noon on Aug. 28, according to a news release from Hurley Auctions, who announced the sale in conjunction with AmeriBid LLC. Various financial issues have faced the inn over the years.
July 24, 2013
Work on the new Bester Elementary School is continuing, with crews expected to finish sealing the exterior and begin work inside the school by the end of September, Project Manager Traci Coldsmith said. In addition to finishing the brick facade, workers will begin installing windows this month, said Coldsmith, who is with Washington County Public Schools. Once the building is weather tight, workers will begin installing duct work and putting up framing for walls, Coldsmith said.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | July 16, 2013
For some, nothing quite says comfort food more than pasta. Creamette Pasta announced its Creamette Comfort Food Recipe and Essay Contest in March. Families were invited to submit their favorite comfort-food recipes, using Creamette Pasta, and an essay on what makes the dish so comforting.  Cheryl Lundquist, 44, of Hagerstown has been named a finalist for the contest. Lundquist is competing against nine other dishes for a chance to win $10,000. Nine first-prize winners will each receive $500.  Creamette Pasta partnered with chef and cookbook author Ann Burckhardt to celebrate the pasta's 100th anniversary by hosting the contest.  Winners will be determined by an online vote at y. Voting closes Thursday, July 18. The winner will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 1. While getting ready for her wedding, Lundquist took a few minutes late last week to chat about her dish and cooking.    How long have you been cooking?
By JULIE E. GREENE | | July 14, 2013
Amanda Krehbiel's year as student representative for the Washington County Board of Education has made a lasting impact on the school system's students. Krehbiel, 17, successfully led an effort to modernize the school system's student dress code, which was last updated 10 years ago. In doing so, she has not only gotten yoga pants worked into the dress code and made it easier for students to understand the appropriate length of shorts or skirts, but earned kudos from school board members.
July 8, 2013
In yet another overt stab at truth, justice and the American way, our godless public school system is looking to remove cursive handwriting from the national curriculum. That's correct, the flowing script you and I began to learn in second grade has now, in the eyes of the government, been rendered obsolete by computer keyboards and tablet touchscreens. Even the New England Patriots have abandoned their cursive logo for block letters, and newspapers and blogs have gone on an “Is cursive dead?
By CURT HORNBECKER | | July 5, 2013
The West End Little League 11-12 All-Stars might have preferred a more conventional rainstorm. Instead, thunder arose from the bats of the Valley Little League All-Stars in the form of five home runs - three of them in an eight-run sixth inning - propelling them to a 12-3 victory Friday night in the losers' bracket of the Maryland District 1 tournament. With the win, Valley advanced to the losers' bracket semifinals and will travel to Federal on Saturday evening at 6. Clinging to a 4-3 lead, Valley put runners on first and second against West End starter Xavier Dominguez, who was then relieved by Caleb Shanholtz.
By CURT HORNBECKER | | July 3, 2013
There was just no silence in the bats of the Sharpsburg Little League 11-12 All-Stars. An 18-hit attack was enough to thwart the upset plans of West End as Sharpsburg recorded a 13-9 win Wednesday night in the winners' bracket semifinals of the Maryland District 1 tournament. Sharpsburg will host Conococheague in Friday's winners' bracket final at 6 p.m. West End will host Valley in a losers' bracket game Friday evening at 6. “They're the team to beat,” said West End manager Mark Barton of Sharpsburg.
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