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NEWS
May 24, 2010
FREDERICK, Md. -- Md. 26 at the intersection with Md. 75 in Frederick County was closed for several hours Monday morning due to a traffic accident that caused a utility pole to be sheared off, Maryland State Police said.
NEWS
October 29, 2011
The Snow Emergency Plan for Frederick County was put into effect at 11 a.m., Maryland State Police said. While the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect, Maryland law requires that motorists use vehicles equipped with snow tires, as designated by the manufacturer, or equipped with chains. In addition, no parking is allowed on any highway designated as a snow emergency route. The following highways have been designated snow emergency routes in Frederick County: U.S. 15 U.S. 15 (Business)
NEWS
May 19, 2012
Advocates of a county-backed curbside recycling program often cite Frederick County's program as a model. Annmarie Creamer, recycling outreach program coordinator for Frederick County, provided the following answers to questions about Frederick County's program. Q. When did Frederick County institute a curbside recycling program? A. Frederick County's curbside recycling service began as a pilot program for 4,000 homes in 1991. It has since grown to include all single-family homes, making over 74,500 households eligible to participate.
NEWS
November 30, 2011
A new type of food bank is open in Maryland - one that focuses on four-legged needs. The Maryland Hay Bank in Mount Airy began offering emergency feed for horses about two months ago, coordinator Jenny Kurtz said. She said its goal is to provide a helping hand to horse owners who have fallen on tough times. Those seeking help need to fill out an application, Kurtz said. She said hay grants go to private horse owners who also provide information on how they plan to take care of their horse or horses beyond a one-month supply of hay. About 400 bales of hay have been granted so far, with Kurtz expecting the highest demand during the winter months.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
The snow emergency plan for Frederick County was lifted at noon Tuesday, Maryland State Police announced in an emailed news release. The plan had gone into effect at 10:30 a.m. after a wintry mix of preciptiation made roads hazardous. "Motorists are encouraged to use caution if the temperatures fall below freezing again and also be aware of the fact that the roadways remain wet," police said a the release.
NEWS
September 23, 2011
Numerous roads in the Thurmont and Emmitsburg area of Frederick County were closed due to high water, according to a news release released at about 1 p.m. Friday by the Maryland State Police Frederick barrack. Further closures due to the inclement weather are expected, the release said. Portions of Frederick County including Thurmont, Emmitsburg and Walkersville were under a flash-flood warning effective until 3:15 p.m., the National Weather Service reported.  
NEWS
May 12, 2013
A woman was killed and another injured last week in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Point of Rocks and Lander roads, Maryland State Police in Frederick County said. The crash occurred at 6:09 p.m. Thursday when the driver of a 2003 Kia Sorento, Linda M. Weddle, 65, address not given, failed to stop at a stop sign on Lander Road, police said. The Kia went into the intersection and was hit on the passenger's side by a westbound 2012 Ford Escape driven by Kay A. Brown, 54, address not given, police said.
NEWS
May 7, 2010
MYERSVILLE, Md. -- A Hagerstown man who was injured Thursday in a crash in Frederick County, Md., has died. Charles Thompson III, 46, died at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a spokeswoman there said Friday. Thompson was flown to the shock trauma center after a crash in which he was thrown from the motorcycle he was driving, according to Maryland State Police. The crash occurred at 7:48 p.m. Thursday, when Zachary Gunther, 19, of Myersville, was attempting to enter eastbound U.S. 40 from Pleasant Walk Road in a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta and pulled in front of the motorcycle driven by Thompson, police said.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
A Woodsboro, Md., man has been identified as the driver killed in a tractor-trailer accident Monday morning at the intersection of Md. 75 and Clemsonville Road, Maryland State Police said. Terry Lee Myers, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:15 a.m. accident, police said. He was driving the tractor-trailer south on Clemsonville Road when he failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection, causing the tractor-trailer  to overturn into a culvert, police said. The intersection was closed until shortly before 2 p.m. to allow for removal of the truck, police said.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013
The Frederick County Health Department announces the schedule for their 2013 Fall Animal Rabies Vaccination Clinics: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5 to 8 p.m. at Thurmont Community Park in Thurmont, Md., across from 10 Frederick Road. Thursday, Sept. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., at Ballenger Creek Park located on Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick, Md.  All clinics will be held rain or shine on a walk-in basis.  Each vaccination is $8 payable by cash or check only.  All dogs, cats and ferrets are welcome and, for the safety and comfort of all, need to be contained, leashed or in a carrier.
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SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
The Williamsport girls soccer team still has its eyes on the prizes - the Washington County, MVAL Antietam and Maryland Class 2A West titles. “For us, those are the three,” Williamsport coach Tim Salvagno said. After going 1-for-3 in its title pursuit last season, the Wildcats are ready to try again for the sweep this fall. They return seven starters - including four all-county selections - from last year's team that won the MVAL Antietam Conference regular-season title and finished second in both the county and region tournaments.
OBITUARIES
September 1, 2013
Ivan Hensley, 75, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Knoxville, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Born Oct. 10, 1937, in Isom, Ky., he was the only son of Flossie Hensley. Ivan was a mechanic by trade and a fisherman at heart. He was a loving husband, companion, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Karen S. Hensley. Mr. Hensley is survived by his daughter, Lisa Marie Moore and husband, DJ, of Jefferson, Md.; son, John Hensley and wife, Kimberly, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; grandchildren, Jessica Droneburg, Alex Moore, Danielle Moore, Tara Clark, Mia Fauble, Jessica Hensley and DJ Droneburg; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Katelyn, Ryan and Matt.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Gabrielle Cory of Leonardtown, Md., in St. Mary's County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture during opening-night festivities at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. Sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair, the two-day competition culminated with an on-stage contest Friday.   Twenty-two county farm bureaus were represented during the annual event. Janai Heise represented Washington County and Beth Reed represented Frederick County, Md. Taking the top agriculture spokesperson title, Cory, 16, lives on a 20-acre farmstead dedicated to forest conservation and also has sheep, cattle and poultry housed on her grandmother's farm.
SPORTS
August 24, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013 GOLF FREDERICK, Md. - A pair of Washington County golfers are at the top of the leaderboard in two categories at the Frederick County Amateur after the first round Saturday at Clustered Spires Golf Club. In the championship flight, Boonsboro's Chuck Thatcher posted a 5-under-par 66 for a one-stroke lead over Jon Ross. In flight one, Williamsport's Ryan Crabtree worked his way to a 3-under-par 72 and a three-stroke advantage. The final 18 holes are scheduled for Sunday with Thatcher teeing off at 1:30 p.m. and Crabtree at 9:20 a.m. The championship tees are around 6,900 yards played to par 71 and the flights are at 6,600 to par 72. Thatcher started his round with two bogeys in the first three holes before he nailed an eagle on the par-4 No. 4 with a flop shot from 30 yards.
NEWS
BY KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2013
Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr.'s push for charter home-rule government stalled last month when the Washington County Board of Commissioners took no action on his request to appoint a board to draft a charter that would then be voted on by county residents next year. Myers, a Republican who represents part of Washington and Allegany counties, said he has no interest in organizing a petition drive to collect signatures from voters to put the issue on the ballot. Instead, Myers said earlier this month that he intends to keep the issue alive by endorsing candidates for county commissioner seats in the 2014 elections who would back a move to charter home rule.
OBITUARIES
August 16, 2013
Robert "Bob" Miles, 84, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, while in the company of family at the University of Maryland Hospital. For 55 years, he was the husband of Agnes "Aggie" Skultety Miles, whom he never ceased to drive crazy. Born July 27, 1929, in Capitol Heights, Md., he was the son of the late John Walker and Mildred Conway Miles. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Stephen Miles, and Dana Moehrle and husband, George, all of Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren, Joseph, Catherine "Kayleigh" and Mark Moehrle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
LIFESTYLE
By TERESA DUNHAM CAVAGNARO | Special to The Herald-Mail | August 8, 2013
A documentary film with local ties brought home a prestigious Emmy Award earlier this summer. The film, “Maryland's Heart of the Civil War,” earned its Emmy recognition from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in mid-June in Baltimore. The historical documentary explores the Civil War's impact on the landscape and personal lives of Marylanders in the area that is being called the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area - which includes Washington, Frederick, and Carroll counties - by combining scenic shots and re-enactments with compelling commentaries from respected historians.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
A 16-year-old Clear Spring resident was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following a single-car crash early Tuesday on National Pike west of Green Valley Road, the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office said. The injured person was riding in the back seat of a 2002 Saturn that went off the road and came to rest along the westbound shoulder, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The release did not provide the individual's name, and it was not available from the sheriff's office Wednesday night.
OBITUARIES
August 6, 2013
Theresa Marie VanGosen, 29, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Frederick County, Va. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs. The funeral home will be open Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. The service will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Kidwell officiating. Burial will be private.
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