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by KAREN HANNA | March 26, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is investigating the explosion that tore a hole in the roof of a building at a City of Hagerstown wastewater treatment plant. Since the explosion March 13, city officials say some operations have resumed at the building where a private company turned sewage into fertilizer. Donald Barton, wastewater operations manager for the City of Hagerstown, said Sunday that Synagro, which works under contract with the city, now presses sludge before sending it on to the landfill.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | December 24, 2003
A Hagerstown man who was severely burned in a gasoline explosion on Frederick Street in September died Sunday, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Tom Brown said Monday. Arley Lee McNeill Jr., 22, of 178 S. Prospect St., died at Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, where he was taken after the Sept. 30 accident. McNeill was under a car attempting to remove a gasoline tank at the Antietam Cab Co. garage at 261 Frederick St. Some of the gas remaining in the tank spilled onto the floor, and the vapors were ignited by a nearby shop light, Brown said.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | December 24, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, PA - A soldier from Greencastle was eating lunch 50 feet from the center of a suicide bomb blast that killed 13 GIs, five American civilian workers and wounded 69 other people in a dining hall tent in Iraq Tuesday, according to his wife. Staff Sgt. George Weber, 38, suffered hearing loss in the explosion, his wife, Tammy Weber, 36, said Thursday. She said she learned of the blast before she received word from her husband by e-mail telling her he was OK. The couple communicates by e-mail.
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By DON AINES and RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 7, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com waynesboro@herald-mail.com QUINCY, Pa. - A Quincy Township couple's home was rocked by an explosion as they ate breakfast Thursday morning and investigators are looking into the possibility that it was caused by a buildup of methane gas in the basement. "We were sitting in the kitchen and it just blew up," Ronald Barnes of 8010 Mentzer Gap Road said a few hours after the explosion and fire that destroyed their rancher. Barnes said he and his wife, Maxine, heard "a thud" followed by the explosion, which blew open the door to the basement.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 27, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com In addition to keeping track of people who apply to buy a firearm, the local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives facility will soon begin tracking those who want to buy explosives. Members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., helped secure $4 million in funding for the facility, which is expected to move from its facility near Falling Waters, W.Va., into an existing building off W.Va. 9 east of Martinsburg, said R.C. Hammond, press secretary for Capito.
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November 24, 2009
Dynamite and explosive devices were found Monday morning inside an old car parked on a property in the 15000 block of Dellinger Road in Williamsport, according to Maryland State Fire Marshal Deputy Joseph G. Zurolo. The car was parked in a detatched garage on 36 acres, and members of the fire marshal's office bomb squad were alerted to the presence of the explosives when a relative of the former resident discovered the material while cleaning, the fire marshal said in a prepared release.
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December 28, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Russ Ebersole of Hagerstown has turned the war on drugs into serious business. Ebersole founded Detector Dogs Against Drugs and Explosives (DDADE, pronounced "daddy") last year with the idea of putting a dent in the area's substance abuse problems. He soon discovered his plan had the potential to make money. [cont. from front page ] Ebersole said his dogs are trained to detect the tiniest amounts of illegal drugs, gunpowder or explosives.
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November 30, 1999
A plaque honoring two Washington County men killed in the 2000 USS Cole bombing was unveiled Thursday on the anniversary of their deaths. The plaque was dedicated on the Halfway Boulevard bridge crossing over Interstate 81 Thursday during a short ceremony.
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January 13, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Less than two weeks after an explosion destroyed his auto repair garage and injured him, his son and his grandson, Richard Hebb is making plans to reopen the business. "We live and breathe automobiles - that's all we know," Hebb said Monday as he sat in his living room, nursing his burned legs. Gasoline vapors and a spark from a dropped trouble light led to the Jan. 2 explosion that destroyed the 50-year-old garage and apartment at 20042 Jefferson Blvd.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 13, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com No injuries were reported in a Thursday afternoon shed fire west of Smithsburg that involved at least two explosions. The shed, behind a Jefferson Boulevard residence, was used to house products such as gasoline and gunpowder, investigators said. Firefighters from several Washington County-based departments responded to the 2:10 p.m. fire at 22115 Jefferson Blvd. The fire engulfed a brick shed behind a home. Sharon Best, who works in the adjacent Allegheny Dental Care, said she and a co-worker returned from lunch break and saw the building on fire through a side window.
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