July 26, 2005
FREDERICK, Md. - A 9-year-old autistic boy from Ballenger Creek, Md., who was reported missing Monday afternoon was found in a neighbor's swimming pool and later was pronounced dead, a Frederick County Sheriff's Office official said. Johann VonBallmoos was reported missing from the 5000 block of Mercantile Drive shortly after 1 p.m. After a three-hour search, police found him submerged in a pool at a residence on Derby Drive, a few blocks from his home, according to the Sheriff's Office.
January 14, 2005
FREDERICK, Md. - A 16-year-old Germantown, Md., girl who was thrown from a car when the driver lost control and hit an embankment was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Maryland State Police in Frederick said Thursday. Police said the accident at U.S. 340 and Md. 180 occurred at 12:10 p.m. when Hobart Junior Wilson III, who was driving a 1995 Ford Escort west on U.S. 340, lost control of the car and hit an embankment. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Wilson, 29, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.
August 31, 1999
Hagerstown boy receives burns A 17-year-old boy who was soaking tennis balls in gasoline and then setting them on fire last week sustained second-degree burns over 12-15 percent of his body. Hagerstown Fire Marshal John Hersh said the incident occurred Aug. 25 in an alley behind the 500 block of Ridge Avenue. The teenager was taken to Washington County Hospital where he was treated for his burns and released. Boys get in trouble over pulling alarm A dare landed two young boys in trouble Sunday morning when one challenged the other to pull a fire alarm, according to Hagerstown Fire Marshal John Hersh.
June 21, 1997
By ELLEN LYON Staff Writer BEAVER CREEK - A Boonsboro man died Saturday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Beaver Creek Road, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said. Harry Rommeney, 66, of 9355 Childarcrest Drive, was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital, police said. Rommeney's 1990 Subaru Justy was turning left onto Beaver Creek Road from eastbound U.S. 40 about 2:30 p.m. when it was struck from behind by a 1991 Subaru Justy driven by Sharron Louise McErlain of 9304 Stottlemeyer Road, Boonsboro, police said.
May 26, 2005
By BRIAN SHAPPELL SANDY HOOK - An 87-year-old Brunswick, Md., man died after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in southern Washington County, just north of the Potomac River, according to Maryland State Police. The crash was reported just after 3 p.m. on eastbound U.S. 340 at Keep Tryst Road, police said. Police said a 2001 Daewoo, driven by Frank A. Miglio, 87, of Sixth Avenue, and a 1996 Honda, driven by Daniel C. Nusbaum, 20, of Diamond Drive in Walkersville, Md., collided in the intersection.
May 30, 1997
FREDERICK, Md. - Three people were killed and four injured Thursday in a two-car accident at U.S. 15 and Fish Hatchery Road, Maryland State Police said. The 4 p.m. accident closed the road for about two hours. Killed in the accident were Clyde Smith Albrecht, 77, of 809 Montclaire Ave. in Frederick, his wife, Adabelle Abrecht, 73, and a passenger in their car, Mary Frances Shankle, of Rocky Springs Road in Frederick, police said. All three died at the scene, police said. Abrecht was traveling east on Fish Hatchery Road in his 1986 Oldsmobile when he failed to yield and collided with a 1990 Chevy Cavalier driven by Jessica Mary Grabowski, of 150 Geobob Lane, Gettysburg, Pa., police said.
April 5, 2013
Mr. Irvin F. Stride, 97, of Frederick, Md., died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 2, 1915, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Irvin G. and Grace E. Stottlemyer Stride. He was the loving husband of Eva M. Young Stride. Mr. Stride enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Sharon Stride Poole of Boonsboro, Md., Marty Stride of Thurmont, Md., and Kenneth Stride of New York; stepdaughter, Jean Boone of Libertytown, Md.; grandchildren, Donald Dick, Jeffrey Dick and John Stride; great-grandchildren, Jacob Dick and Elizabeth Dick; and five stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Eileen Stride Vetiello; one stepgrandchild; as well as two brothers, Richard N. Stride and Robert M. Stride.
January 1, 1998
Ali Stewart is first New Year's baby 1998 By AMY WALLAUER Staff Writer Angela Willison and Robert Stewart planned to move into their new apartment Thursday night. They wanted to settle in before their baby, due on Jan. 8, was born. Their schedule changed Thursday morning when Ali Nicole Stewart became the first New Year's baby born at Washington County Hospital. "I'd had a couple of dreams a couple of weeks ago that she was going to be a New Year's baby," Willison said Thursday afternoon, cradling the sleeping infant.