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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 15, 2003 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mack, a 7-month-old English bulldog, represents his breed well and is named after the tough trucks that bear his name. But Mack's tough-looking demeanor belied his stamina Sunday in the 12th annual Walk for the Animals fund-raiser to benefit the Antietam Humane Society in Washington Township, Pa. He was one of a couple of dozen dogs and their owners who started out on a two-mile walk from Summitview Elementary School and back.
By MARLO BARNHART | June 28, 2009
FUNKSTOWN -- Less than 36 hours old, a tiny tortoise-shell kitten wasn't even able to open her eyes to see the new mobile spay/neuter clinic on display Sunday afternoon at the Picnic With Your Pooch activity at Next Dimensions Restaurant. But her owners, Tina and Darrell Shank, vowed to return in about eight weeks when "Pooch" is old enough to actually receive the services now available through Promise Animal League Inc. "We have named her Pooch in honor of this event," said Tina Shank as she cradled the newborn kitten.
July 17, 2011
The problem: A cascade of boards and piles of bricks and other building debris fill the backyard of 149 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown. Neighbor Melissa Langford said the property owner began tearing down the building more than a year ago, but no cleanup had been done. “When it's humid and all, like it has been the past couple of days, the smell from over there is horrendous, and when it storms and the wind blows, all that debris blows over and hits our screens and our air conditioners,” Langford said.
September 26, 2006
Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "Since when can a certain town dictate who can live there and who cannot? I am sure as long as the prison has been on Sharpsburg Pike, there has also been natives of Hagerstown committing crimes. If a person is on parole, he is being supervised. Have all of you checked to see if any crimes committed are by people from the prison. " - Maugansville "Rick Mundey, a former center fielder for the Chicago Cubs and a Marine Corps reservist, rescued the American flag from being burned by two protesters during a 1976 baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
July 30, 2011
Animal problems? Here's who to call and what to expect. Humane Society of Washington County: 301-733-2060 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. After hours, on Sundays and on major holidays, callers will be directed to an answering service and officers will respond to emergency situations only. Injured or sick animals, vicious and dangerous dogs, and cruelty in process are considered emergency situations, Miller said. Issue: A dog bites you or another domesticated animal.
April 11, 2012
“This is for the caller who got 24 robocalls in the space of three days. I'm right there with you. I get them like that all the time, and I'm afraid there's only one way that's guaranteed for it to stop, and that's to turn your phone off.” - Hagerstown “Well, well, well, I see the Obama zombies are starting to awaken. I read the article in the April 4 issue of Mail Call, and I couldn't believe what I read in the article from a person from Hagerstown on Obamacare.
September 22, 2006
City made right call on park cats To the editor: I commend the Hagerstown City Council for its enlightened decision regarding managing the feral cat colony at City Park. Animal control and animal welfare groups confirm that removing feral cat colonies provides only a temporary solution, at best. Statistics show other cats soon move in to replace those ousted. Better to manage (spay, neuter, vaccinate, feed and monitor) predominantly healthy animals than to risk exposing residents and park visitors to potential diseases more likely to be transmitted through starving, infected cats that continually reproduce.
By TRISH RUDDER | February 19, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Brenda J. Hutchinson, the only Democrat serving on the three-member Morgan County Commission, recently completed her first year, which she calls a good learning experience. "This has been my learning year. I've tried to speak out on the issues I feel strongly about, but I do believe I will improve with time," she said. Hutchinson can take credit for some accomplishments during her "learning year," and high on the list is the establishment of a county noise ordinance that became effective in May 2007.
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