July 18, 2011
June Virginia Hornbaker, 90, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown. Born June 1, 1921, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Albert and Berna Shockey Mason. She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Hagerstown; the Women's Auxiliary for the Military Order of the Cooties, No. 21; and the Women's Auxiliary WD Byron Post No. 1936, VFW. Surviving are her children, Shirley J. Lloyd of Smithsburg and Wade M. Hornbaker of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Kathy M. Coyle and Charles E. Lloyd Jr., both of Smithsburg; as well as great-grandchildren, Austin L. Pogue, Christopher A. Sarver, Dakota S. Coyle, John F. Coyle IV and Kyle A. Disandro.
July 1, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011 YOUTH TRACK & FIELD Several members of the local Mountain Express club team qualified for nationals at last week’s AAU Area 4 Junior Olympic National Qualifier at South Hagerstown High School. The national championships begin later this month in New Orleans. The top five finishers in each event — and top four in each multi-event — advanced. The Mountain Express’ qualifiers included: GIRLS Primary (Born in 2003 and after)
June 24, 2011
Why endure a long wait in an emergency room for a simple case of the sniffles or a bad strain, when MedExpress officials say their clinic can have you on your way quickly without denting your pocketbook? The newest urgent care, walk-in clinic located at 1048 Lincoln Way East, in Chambersburg, Pa., opened May 19, with hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. "At MedExpress, we are committed to exceeding patient expectations," said Dr. Frank Alderman, chief executive officer of MedExpress.
June 9, 2011
Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers presented the following certificates of appreciation to four people during a town council meeting Tuesday night: Donald "Chris" Murray honored for his consistent help with the town's annual spring cleanup day. Don Bradburn for faithfully raising an American flag every day for many years at the town's former library at 20 E. Water St. The building now houses the Smithsburg Historical Society....
April 27, 2011
F&M Trust officials presented a check for $5,000 to the Council for the Arts in Chambersburg, Pa., to sponsor the Arts Express program. The program offers art classes for those ages 8 to 12. It is designed to expose students to new and innovative ways in making art so each child will be able to expand their interests. Held at the Woods Center of The Capitol Theatre in the fall and spring, as well as at various locations in the summer, the classes are free to students. At left, Trish Hanks, vice president of F&M Trust, presents a check for sponsorship of the Arts Express program to Stacy Mellott, executive director of the Council for the Arts.
April 16, 2011
A couple of moms from Allegany County, Md., cried last week as they told the Washington County Board of Education how grateful they were their children were able to attend Washington County Public Schools and hoped the arrangement would continue. School officials in Allegany County are considering ending an agreement that allows children from the Little Orleans area, in eastern Allegany County, to attend Hancock Middle-Senior High School, in neighboring western Washington County, rather than go to school in the more distant Cumberland, Md. At least one of the 50 students attends Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown.
January 17, 2011
The Judy Center of Washington County sponsored a family field trip for Winter Street Elementary and Bester Elementary families to the Leitersburg Cinema on Dec. 4 for the free showing of the movie, "The Polar Express. "
September 29, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Larry Leonard might not look much like Mister Rogers, but he does have a trolley in his neighborhood. Leonard and his wife, Delisa, purchased a 1988 Boyertown Deluxe trolley in May. With the help of several Waynesboro-area businesses, they cleaned and restored the trolley over the summer and started publicly showing it off around Labor Day. Leonard said he enjoys seeing the people's reactions as he drives past. Some people gape, and others pull their own cars over to take pictures, he said.
September 14, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Interstate 81 express lane between exits 14 and 16 in Franklin County, Pa., will be eliminated Thursday. Northbound traffic will be returned to two lanes on the regular pavement, according to David Zangrilli, a construction manager with Urban Engineers Inc. An express lane will be created for southbound traffic starting late Saturday or early Sunday, Zangrilli said. The southbound express lane will start slightly north of U.S. 30, at the same point where the northbound lane ends.
July 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday apologized to former federal official Shirley Sherrod over her ouster in the midst of a racially tinged firestorm that ensnared the White House, Agriculture Department, NAACP and a blogger. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the president expressed his regret, and told Sherrod he hoped she would accept the Agriculture Department's offer of a new position, saying she could parlay "this misfortune" into an opportunity to use her life experiences to help people.