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January 28, 2006
Churchey-Dunlap Donald Churchey and Patricia Friend of Hagerstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Carly Elizabeth Churchey of St. Augustine, Fla., to Joshua Dunlap, also of St. Augustine and son of Deborah Dunlap of Orange Park, Fla., and the late Donald Dunlap. Ms. Churchey is a 1996 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. She received an Associate of arts degree in theater and music from Hagerstown Community College in 1998 and graduated cum laude in 2001 from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in acting.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 25, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A grand jury seated this week in Berkeley County has tacked on nine more charges in the state's case against the founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, according to documents provided by Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office. Susan R. Crites, 51, of P.O. Box 1411/208 Ruffed Grouse Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va., was indicted Tuesday on three counts of unauthorized practice of medicine without a license and six counts of unauthorized counseling without a license.
NEWS
September 17, 2006
Probable cause found in case against Ghost Hunters founder MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Probable cause was found Thursday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court in the case against the founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, who is charged with one count of delivering a controlled substance. Susan R. Crites, 55, of 208 Ruffed Grouse Lane in Hedgesville, W.Va., was charged Sept. 2 with delivery of Percocet to a woman who told police she was led to believe the accused was a physician.
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By TARA REILLY | November 30, 1999
tarar@herald-mail.com TRI-STATE - While some might be toasting loved ones when the ball drops tonight at midnight, others might be raising a glass to the paranormal.A West Virginia ghost hunters group is planning a "Toast a Ghost" event tonight in what the president of the association described as a haunted site in Berkeley County. "Our goal is to find and photograph a (ghost), and we're usually successful," Susan Crites, president of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, said Friday.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 22, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Microphone and projector problems would not be so noticeable during any other speech. But the fact they happened Wednesday night at Shepherd University during a presentation from one of the foremost authorities on the paranormal got some attention. John Zaffis opened his presentation in the Student Center's Storer Ballroom by darkening the room and showing photographs that depicted haunted places. The photos showed images of faces in strange formations and other weird phenomenon.
NEWS
July 23, 2012
The founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, who was found guilty in 2007 of practicing medicine and counseling without a license, failed to abide by the terms of her probation, attorneys said Monday. Susan R. Crites, who was placed on three years of probation in 2008 in lieu of an 18-month jail sentence, failed to get counseling and also failed to pay about $945 in court costs, according to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely. In a hearing Monday, Crites, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was released from further probation supervision, but the unpaid court costs were ordered by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III to be converted into a civil judgment against her. Chief Public Defender Deborah A. Lawson told Silver that Crites abided by the terms of her probation otherwise.
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January 28, 2002
A search for spirits By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY andreabh@herald-mail.com The ghost hunters point their digital cameras into a dark corner of the basement as the room temperature seemingly drops - a sign on their quest to capture an image of what they cannot see: Evidence of life after death. On this night, that quest has led the ghost hunters to a house in the Snug Harbor KOA Campground in Williamsport. It is after midnight on a moonless Saturday when Chanda Wright and three members of her Hagerstown-based National Ghost Hunters Society stand in the snow outside the house and ask the spirits they believe are within for permission to enter in peace, photograph them and record their voices.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 30, 2011
Warren “Bus” Seymour must have really loved his job because the former Williamsport town clerk and mayor can still be heard pecking away at a typewriter - though he died in 1985. “I've heard that,” daughter Elissa Slayman said of her father's benign haunting. “And they hear him walking and his keys rattling.” “He just loved that town,” Slayman said of her father, who served as town clerk for 42 years before being elected mayor and dying while in office. Legend has it - which is a great phrase to kick off any ghost story - there are some other spirits that roam the halls of Town Hall, as well as the streets and historic buildings, along with Doubleday Hill and Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport, which tour guide Alan Redding expounded upon during a chilly night's tour through the town.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 29, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A felony count of delivery of a controlled substance that was filed against the founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters was dismissed Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Earlier this month, a jury found Susan R. Crites, 56, of Berkeley County, guilty of three misdemeanor counts of unauthorized practice of medicine without a license and five misdemeanor counts of unauthorized counseling without a license following a two-day jury trial. A separate trial was to be held for the felony count, which alleged Crites delivered Percocet to a victim who became ill. The order dismissing the felony charge states "that the witnesses/victims of this case do not wish to proceed because of the verdict in (the misdemeanor)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 17, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. ? The founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters is expected to be evaluated by state officials for 60 days before 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III sentences her on convictions of practicing medicine and counseling without a license. Susan R. Crites, 57, of 208 Ruffed Grouse Lane in Berkeley County, was found guilty in September of three counts of unauthorized practice of medicine without a license and four counts of unauthorized counseling without a license.
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