June 17, 2012
Four people were pulled out of the Potomac River near U.S. 340 and Keep Tryst Road on Saturday night, according to Washington County Emergency Services. All four, one adult male and three female teenagers, refused transport to the hospital, Potomac Valley Fire Chief Eric Gray said. The foursome was tubing on the river around 11 p.m., Gray said. Also responding were emergency services officials from the Boonsboro fire department's Rohrersville substation and Brunswick fire department in Frederick County, Md., according to a 911 supervisor.
June 7, 2012
The Western Maryland District of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Maryland Inc. will hold its 25th annual Day for God and Country program at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Camp West Mar, Brown Road, off Md. 77, Frederick County, Md. Units from Frederick, Washington and Carroll counties will participate. U.S. Air Force Lt. Joe Gardenhour will speak. Wreaths will be laid by junior members of Sons of the American Legion. Music will be by Jay Fisk and the Rev. Virgil F. Cain.
June 1, 2012
Washington County and all neighboring counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are under a tornado watch, effective until 9 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced at 1:30 p.m. The NWS forecast for Hagerstown called for showers and a chance of thuderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe, with gusty winds and heavy rain, the weather service said. Portions of Frederick County, Md., were under a tornado warning from about 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. after a storm capable of producing a tornado moved thorugh the Mount Airy area.
May 22, 2012
Three men and a woman, all from Frederick, have been charged in a stabbing and armed robbery Monday morning at the Motel 6 on Massey Boulevard in Hagerstown, according to a statement of probable cause filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Tony Anthony Jones, 23, of 1153 Orchard Terrace is charged with attempted second-degree murder and multiple counts of armed robbery, robbery and criminal conspiracy, along with single counts of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
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.
April 15, 2012
The Maryland Fire Chiefs Association presented a ceremonial check, and a real check, for $7,500 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation during the association's Sunday meeting in Funkstown. The money was the proceeds from a golf event the association held in Anne Arundel County, Md., last November, said Rick Blair, newly elected president of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association. The money will be used to help the families of fallen firefighters, said Cathy Hedrick, spokeswoman for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
April 10, 2012
William Harold Crabill Sr., 73, of 125 Doub Way, Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William Ray and Evelyn Mae Staubs Crabill. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1956, and from the Maryland State Police Academy in 1962. He was formerly employed with Frederick (Md.) City Police, and then with the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office from 1975 to 1991.
March 20, 2012
A Winchester, Va., man died early Tuesday following a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 near Frederick, Maryland State Police said in a news release. Edward William Nest III, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, police said. Troopers from the Frederick barrack and emergency medical services personnel responded to the accident at 1:48 a.m., the release said. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Infiniti G37X with Virginia registration was traveling west on I-70 west of Quinn Road, according to police.
March 19, 2012
A Frederick County Circuit jury last week convicted a Hagerstown man of attempted second-degree murder in the 2011 stabbing of a man he found with his estranged wife, according to a press release from the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office. Avarice “Gino” Holman, 42, also was convicted Friday of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property under $500, the press release stated. The verdict came after a three-day trial, according to the release.
March 8, 2012
The Frederick County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee is hosting its annual resource fair, Make It Happen!, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Rock Creek School, 191 Waverley Drive in Frederick. Make It Happen! is an informational fair with resource vendors as well as opportunities for parents and community members to attend workshops including making school skills less frustrating for children with autism; self determination; how does vision affect learning; and conflict resolution.