December 23, 2012
One of the two men who died Friday after a head-on crash in Chambersburg, Pa., was a media specialist at Western Heights Middle School, Western Heights Principal Michael Kuhaneck confirmed Sunday. Dean Schroeder was the media specialist at the middle school in Hagerstown's West End, Kuhaneck said. “He was a great guy, loved kids. He worked very hard,” Kuhaneck said Sunday morning. “He did everything. He ran the (student) morning announcement crew for the school,” Kuhaneck said.
July 28, 2012
Why should players pay for crimes of others? To the editor: With the sanctions against Penn State University, the NCAA punished those with no involvement in any crime, instead of the perpetrators of the child abuse and related cover-up. Listening to ESPN (TV and radio), other sports, news and commentary programs prior to the announcement of the sanctions, most of the individuals said either: 1. Historically, the NCAA has punished the wrong people. 2. This crime is not an infraction of NCAA rules and is outside the NCAA's area of involvement.
June 15, 2012
Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School held commencement May 12 at First Baptist Church in Hagerstown. Graduates of the college include: Philip Joseph Coblentz, Associate of Arts in biblical studies, magna cum laude Carol Funk Hull, Bachelor of Science in Christian elementary education, magna cum laude David Michael Martin, Bachelor of Science in pastoral studies James Stephen Oates, diploma in biblical...
June 9, 2012
As the sea of 190 graduates made its way to Kaley Field for their commencement Saturday, Megan Misiak stood out as the embodiment of strength and perseverance in Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School's Class of 2012. With the look of determination on her face, she guided her wheelchair down the track, onto the new turf field and to her goal of graduating with the class. “I didn't think I'd make it,” Misiak said through tears. She battled back from a vehicle accident during the first week of her senior year.
May 26, 2012
As a private Catholic institution, St. Maria Goretti High School is unique from other public schools because students from all over the area can attend classes there. Many students hail from different hometowns or even different states, but once a member, always a member when it comes to the “Goretti family,” Principal Richard Fairley said Saturday at the school's commencement. “It seems like they don't want to go,” he said. “I think when any of us leave a family, we feel that way. We know it's the next stage in our life, but again, it's bittersweet.” In front of dozens of friends, family and previous graduates, 49 Goretti seniors received their diplomas and became the Class of 2012 at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Hagerstown.
March 28, 2012
Autism Speaks will mark World Autism Awareness Day on Monday, April 2, and is asking communities to Light It Up Blue to help shine a light on autism. Whether it's your front porch, City Hall, an office party or a banquet, the world is going blue to increase awareness of autism. Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern of autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will also Light It Up Blue to show their support.
August 26, 2011
Wilbur Renfrew McElroy (Dr. Mac) died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Born in Fayetteville, Pa., on Aug. 20, 1914, he was the son of Beulah Renfrew McElroy and Frank Wilbur McElroy. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Margaret Olaru McElroy; one son, Benedict Renfrew McElroy and wife, Judy, born to his former wife, Helen Bellringer Benedict McElroy; one granddaughter, Mistie Marie McElroy Witt and husband, Thomas; and two grandsons, Thomas McElroy Witt and William Oliver Witt. Dr. McElroy is the holder of 16 patents (foreign and domestic)
May 21, 2011
FORT COLLINS, Col. — Alicia Domsky graduated magna cum laude with a degree in human development and family studies from the honors program at Colorado State University. Domsky is a 2008 graduate of Williamsport High School. She took college courses during high school through the ESSENCE program at Hagerstown Community College, which helped her to graduate in three years. Domsky is taking a year off to ski in Colorado before returning to graduate school to earn her doctorate in physical therapy.
August 3, 2009
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. -- Joshua Patrick Whitt of Hagerstown was recently awarded the Neuroscience Award at the annual St. Mary's College of Maryland Awards Convocation. The award was established in 2007, and is given to a graduating senior with a minor (or student-designed major) in the neurosciences who demonstrates superior depth of understanding, critical thinking and research and communication skills in the field of neuroscience, and who also participates over and above what is expected in the neurosciences program.
June 8, 2009
Army Pvt. Devon M. Emanuelson, daughter of Jennifer Emanuelson of Keedysville, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Emanuelson is a 2008 graduate of Boonsboro High School. Army National Guard Pvt. David K. Loudin, son of Richard Loudin and Mary Loudin, both of Williamsport, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Navy Seaman Apprentice Kenneth M. Washington, a 2004 graduate of Martinsburg (W.Va.