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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.