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By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | February 17, 2011
All it took to decide the outcome of Thursday’s night’s Maryland JuCo Tournament women’s quarterfinal game between Hagerstown Community College and host Frederick Community College was a four-minute stretch of the first half. Frederick turned a 17-16 deficit into a 31-19 lead with a 14-2 run, and Hagerstown never got within nine points after that as the Cougars eliminated the Hawks, 74-59. “It was mostly turnovers,” said HCC coach Marlys Palmer, whose Hawks committed 22 turnovers in the game.
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By TIM ROWLAND | September 18, 2005
The best-selling book "Friday Night Lights" chronicles the fanaticism of Texas high school football players and fans. But it also provides a revealing look into life in the oil patch. The pattern is predictable as the seasons. The price of oil skyrockets for one reason or another, touching off a tumultuous boom and an ensuing spending spree throughout the state. With more money than sense, people overbuild, overspend, overinvest and overindulge, acting as if the good times will never end. Then the bottom falls out, and those who have been to too extravagant are forced to start from scratch.
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September 22, 2011
The 500 block of West Washington Street in Hagerstown was briefly closed to traffic Thursday while authorities investigated the odor of gas in a building, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. The dispatcher said the call came in at about 1:25 p.m. The street had reopened by 1:45 p.m. Further details were not immediately available.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 22, 2010
As Tri-State residents get ready for the last-minute rush of holiday shopping and packing for road trips to visit family, AAA suggests there are a few chores they might want to make time for to help save money on gas for those long drives. "Everyone most likely won't be doing everything" on AAA's tip list, said Christine Delise, spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. But many of the tips for saving money on gas are simple things people can do on their own without going to a  mechanic, she said.
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February 24, 2012
Maryland officials will hold a meeting Monday morning at Hagerstown Community College to discuss natural gas production from Marcellus Shale - a form of shale found in Washington County and other parts of the northern Appalachian Basin. On June 6, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order to create the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative, which was designed to help state officials determine how to produce gas from Marcellus Shale without risks to public health, safety and the environment.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 26, 2011
A father of four who died after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck Monday morning on Md. 66 near Beaver Creek began riding the motorcycle to save on gas, his wife said Tuesday. Rodger D. "Dwayne" Singleton, 33, of Boonsboro, rode the motorcycle because it used less gas than his truck, Dawn Singleton said. The move was important for family finances, she said Tuesday afternoon. "We got four kids to feed," said Singleton, adding that her husband had been riding a motorcycle for about seven months.
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September 22, 2008
David E. Miller of Clear Spring was one of five winners whose names were drawn as winners of $100 gas cards from the American Red Cross. Donald E. Sours of Luray, Va., was the big winner. He won the Gas for a Year card, valued at $2,400. His name was drawn from along 45,218 entrants, including the region's presenting whole blood, double red cell donors and platelet donors at all blood drives and donor centers from July 1 through Aug. 31.
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July 11, 2008
Tell us about your favorite one-tank getaways in a few sentences and you could win a $50 gas card. In addition, include your name, where you live so we know where your trip begins, what type of vehicle you drive on this trip and, if you know it, how many miles from your home to this destination. And if you have any photos from a recent trip that show the location, please include them. If you send photos, please send a seperate text-only e-mail to make sure your submission is received.
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April 24, 2008
No, gas has not risen to $8.88 per gallon - yet. Herald-Mail reader Larry Black took this photo of the new Weis Markets gas station's gas prices sign before it was set to the correct price per gallon. The new Weis is at Stonehouse Square along Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown.
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June 30, 2006
Wash hands with soap and boiled or disinfected water after participating in flood cleanup activities. Destroy food contaminated by floodwaters. Test and disinfect private wells. Use insect repellents that contain DEET or Picardin. Never use gas, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside your home. Clean up and dry out the building within one to two days. If the moldy area is more than 10 square feet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends consulting a professional.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Gas prices are on the rise again after falling throughout the month of August, according to surveys. The average price of regular grade gas in Hagerstown Monday was $3.63 a gallon, up from the $3.55 average a week ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report online at fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com . The national average rose from $3.54 to $3.59 per gallon, and the state of Maryland's average rose from $3.54 to $3.55, the report said....
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2013
Gas prices dropped 6 cents a gallon in Hagerstown this week, the fourth consecutive week they have fallen locally and nationally. The average price of regular grade gas per gallon on Monday in Hagerstown was $3.51 a gallon, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report online at fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com . The prices averaged out at $3.55 a gallon throughout the state of Maryland and $3.53 nationwide on Monday. Malik Burnett-el, 50, of Hagerstown said that the drop in gas prices has been helpful for him and his wife, because they like to go on vacation often, have to commute to work in separate vehicles and just moved to another place in the city.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2013
Gas prices were on the decline for the third straight week, dropping below $3.60 a gallon on average nationally and locally Monday. The average price of regular-grade gas per gallon was $3.57 in Hagerstown,  $3.58 throughout the state of Maryland and $3.54 nationally, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report online at http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com/ . All three prices were above $3.60 last week. Despite the drop, prices are still higher than they were at this time last year.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2013
Gas prices dropped nationally and locally for the second straight week Monday, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report online at http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com . Regular-grade gas in Hagerstown averaged $3.60 a gallon Monday, a drop from the $3.63 average at the same time a week ago. That is still more expensive than the $3.44 average this time a month ago and the $3.49 average this time a year ago. Nationally, regular-grade gas cost...
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2013
A plan unveiled by Gov. Martin O'Malley to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 has drawn skepticism and concern from local Republican lawmakers. Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington, said the environment is important, but he remains concerned about the economic impact of the plan, which he said could increase costs of doing business, especially in Western Maryland, and raise energy costs for consumers. The governor's office said the plan will be achieved by enhancing existing programs that aim to reduce greenhouse gases.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A ruptured gas line snarled traffic for close to four hours Tuesday on a small section of Md. 63 near the Interstate 70 overpass.  Columbia Gas spokesman Russell Bedell said the workers damaged a 4-inch plastic gas line while working on a construction project west of Hagerstown.  He said Columbia Gas turned off service to that area while the repairs were made. The incident, which was reported shortly after 10 a.m., left about 180 customers without gas, he said.  Those who were without service had to have their gas relit by company workers after the incident, according to a news release from Columbia Gas.  Although traffic flowed in the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70, Md. 63 under the highway overpass was closed for almost four hours.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 22, 2013
Gas prices are on the rise for the third straight week, jumping by double-digits in Hagerstown, according to a survey. The local average for regular unleaded gas was $3.64 a gallon Monday, up from the $3.52 average the previous week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report online at www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com . That is also up from the $3.43 average a month ago and the $3.39 average this time a year ago. Meanwhile, the national average...
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2013
Deadly gases, a lack of oxygen and temperatures well above 100 degrees are some of the factors that could make silo entrapments such as the one that occurred Tuesday on Lehmans Mill Road extremely hazardous, according to experts. Jeff Semler, an Extension educator specializing in agriculture and natural resources for the University of Maryland Extension in Washington County, said one of the chief hazards in silo accidents is the risk of gas - in particular, carbon dioxide. “You can get unconscious very fast due to the lack of oxygen,” Semler said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 15, 2013
Gas prices, which are rising nationally and statewide, were also on average 13 cents higher in Hagerstown Monday than they were the week before, a survey found. The average price for regular-grade gas in the Hagerstown area was $3.52 a gallon Monday, up from the $3.39 average at the same time the previous week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report online at http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com. Throughout Maryland, prices jumped 16 cents from $3.45 to $3.61, and nationally they jumped 14 cents from $3.47 to $3.61.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | June 25, 2013
The gasoline tax in Maryland will increase by about 4 cents a gallon on Monday, part of a series of increase in the tax in the years to come to fund transportation projects in the state. This is the first increase in the state gasoline tax since 1992. The measure, which cleared the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year, will raise the state gas tax by 12.1 cents a gallon by July 2015. Another increase in the state gas tax of 8.1 cents a gallon is possible in 2016, if federal Internet sales tax legislation does not pass, according to the Associated Press.
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