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May 20, 2011
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown which began on Monday, May 9, will be extended through Friday, May 27, city officials said. The affected areas are along Virginia Avenue, bordered on the north by Halfway Boulevard from the Valley Mall to Downsville Pike, including Halfway Manor, Marbern Road, York Road and Rench Road. City officials caution customers in those areas to check for discolored water which may occur because of the work, particularly when using automatic washing machines.
NEWS
December 9, 2012
The City Ballet School and the Western Maryland City Ballet Company presented the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” on Sunday afternoon at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The production, under the artistic direction of Danielle Horochowski, featured guest artists and International Ballet Competition winners Brooklyn Mack of the Washington Ballet and partner Jennifer Mendoza, as well as ballet mistress Amy Wrobleski. The City Ballet School, which is based in Hagerstown, attracts students from the Tri-State area.
LIFESTYLE
February 15, 2013
Unity of Hagerstown is offering a Mindfulness Workshop, at 1 p.m. Sunday Feb. 24. Studies have shown that mindfulness skills are effective at reducing depression, chronic pain and stress. Mindfulness is the ability to become aware of one's thoughts, emotions and physical presence in the present moment, without judgment. Participants will learn to focus more fully on the present moment, recognize and focus on thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, and learn how to separate thoughts from emotions.
NEWS
June 13, 2011
The City of Hagerstown will flush hydrants in the Halfway and Hagerstown areas from Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17. Hydrants will be flushed in areas along Virginia Avenue bordered on the north by Halfway Boulevard from the Valley Mall to Downsville Pike including such areas as Halfway Manor, Marbern Road, York Road and Rench Road. City officials caution water customers in those areas to check their water supply for discolored water that might occur because of this work, particularly those using automatic washing machines.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2011
Name of business: Glass Doctor of Washington County Owners: Kevin and Jennifer Cuozzo Address: 806 Frederick St., Hagerstown Opening date: May 1, 2011 Products and services: Full-service glass company (residential, commercial and automotive) Target ¿ market: Homeowners, business owners and vehicle owners How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? We have a location in Frederick, Md., that has been servicing Washington County for the past year.
NEWS
June 5, 2012
City officials said hydrant flushing in Hagerstown will begin today and continue through Friday, June 15, in the following neighborhoods:   The area bordered on the north by Wayside and Maple avenues, on the south by Church Street, on the east by North Mulberry Street and on the west by North Prospect Street. That includes such streets as Broadway, North and Randolph avenues, and Locust, Jonathan and North Potomac streets.  Water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, should frequently check their water supply for discolored water, which may occur because of the work, officials said.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | October 26, 2012
Reality doesn't get much harder than being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. A cruel and steady wasting of neuromuscular functions that paralyzes its victims inch by inch, it's often more kindly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease - named for the famous Yankee slugger who received his diagnosis in 1939. But there is nothing kind about ALS. There is no meaningful treatment. No cure. No magic pill that will reverse the symptoms. It's a taker - stealing the body's supply of strength and agility, the use of limbs and the ability to speak and swallow.
NEWS
April 15, 2012
Hagerstown police were investigating an armed robbery Sunday morning in the 1200 block of Potomac Avenue. The incident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Police arrived to find three teenagers who said they had been robbed of their wallets, money and electronic devices by three males, police said. One of the males was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, police said. Police said they were looking for three black males in their mid- to late teens, all wearing dark hoodies. They ranged in height from 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall with small to medium builds, police said.
LIFESTYLE
August 24, 2012
Hagerstown native and celebrity chef Justin Warner will appear at Washington County Community Mediation Center's "Come to the Table" event from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at LJ's and the Kat Lounge, 1130 Conrad Court in Hagerstown. The event a fundraiser for the mediation center and to raise awareness about the importance of mediation and the work of WCCMC in the community.  The cooking school-style event features an appearance by Warner. There will be live cooking demonstrations and lessons, as well as a silent auction, live auction and raffle of high-quality, food-related and as well as locally donated items.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2013
The record high temperature for April 10 was broken Wednesday afternoon when the mercury rose to nearly 90 degrees in Hagerstown, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer reported on his website at i4weather.net. The temperature in the city reached 89.3 degrees at 2:11 p.m., beating the old record high of 86 degrees set for that day in 1922, according to Keefer's website. The record low temperatures for April 10 is 18 degrees, which was set in 1985, according to Keefer's website.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
An undetermined number of motorcyclists was expected to stop in or pass through Hagerstown early Wednesday en route to Washington, D.C., as part of a ride to remember those killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Maryland State Police Lt. Mike Fluharty said that groups of riders were expected to  travel down Interstate 70 between 6 and 8 a.m. on their way to the District of Columbia, where they would join riders from across the nation as part of the “2 Million Bikers to D.C.” ride.
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LIFESTYLE
September 10, 2013
Birthday Wednesday - Patrick Lynch, Hagerstown, turns 21.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
Nine-year-old Ty Ambush said he was ready to tackle any emergency with the safety tips he learned Tuesday during Preparedness in the Park at Hagerstown City Park. Ty and dozens of other pupils from St. Mary's Catholic School received flashlights, whistles and other safety-oriented items that organizers passed out at the event to teach children the importance of being prepared during a natural or man-made disaster. “They gave us all this real cool stuff,” Ty said. “I'll probably end up using it if I'm in an emergency.” Kevin Lewis, director of Washington County Emergency Services, said Preparedness in the Park was part of National Preparedness Month, which was set up after the terrorist attacks on Sept.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
Attorney and former Hagerstown City Councilwoman Kelly S. Cromer has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury on three counts of felony theft and two counts of perjury, according to court records obtained Tuesday. Cromer was indicted on three counts of theft between $10,000 and $100,000, the court records said. The money was allegedly taken from the estate of a woman who died in 2011 and from two of her grandchildren, according to the indictment. The indictment alleges that $6,376 was stolen from each of the woman's two adult grandchildren between December 2011 and Sept.
NEWS
BY KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
Bells tolled and bugles sounded at Hagerstown City Park Tuesday evening as the community paused to remember emergency personnel and those in the armed forces who lost their lives in the line of duty. Some stopped to reminisce in front of the 9/11 memorial at the park about the day 12 years ago, a beautiful late summer day not unlike Tuesday, when two planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon was attacked, and passengers fought with hijackers as they brought down an airliner near Shanksville, Pa. Remembrance in the Park was a tribute to lost lives, at war and at home, to terrorist attacks and other emergencies.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A Hagerstown man who stabbed a girl in the chest at a home on Jonathan Street last February, then engaged in a 2 1/2 hour standoff with police was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison. During a hearing Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court, Judge John H. McDowell sentenced Jenerette Dixon, 39, formerly of North Jonathan Street, to 25 years in prison on a first-degree assault charge. McDowell also sentenced Dixon to 25 years on a sex abuse of a minor charge for molesting the girl before he stabbed her, but suspended all but 10 years of that term.
NEWS
September 9, 2013
A suspicious package that was found over the weekend on the front porch of a home near Hagerstown turned out to be harmless, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The package was discovered shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday by an occupant of a home in the 18500 block of Manassas Drive, according to a fire marshal's office news release. Authorities said the package was X-rayed and determined to be nonexplosive.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns won a numbers game on Monday. The Suns used a pair of No. 2s to win game No. 1 in the South Atlantic League's best-of-5 championship series. Jake Johansen and Tony Renda - the Washington Nationals' second-round picks in the last two amateur drafts - gave Hagerstown much of what it needed to score a 6-1 over the Savannah Sand Gnats to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Johansen fired a three-hitter over five scoreless innings and Renda drove in three runs to get the Suns out of the game.
OBITUARIES
September 9, 2013
Anna Jean Koontz, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Nov. 17, 1932, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Ivan L. and Anna M. Dotter Showe. Anna was a telephone operator at the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. for seven years, employed with Sears in the advertising department for 15 years, and was also secretary for the family business, Koontz Plastering and Drywall. She was a former member at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
OBITUARIES
September 9, 2013
Delores Lorraine (Carbaugh) Perrott, 83, of Hagerstown passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Leroy and Margaret Virginia (Jones) Carbaugh. She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Waters, W.Va. Delores retired as a crossing guard for the Washington County Board of Education. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William Jacob Perrott; four children, Samual R. Perrott Sr. of Elyia, Ohio, and Dixie L. Myers, Robert L. Perrott and Hallie C. Stotler, all of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Carbaugh of Hagerstown; two sisters, Vivian Robinson of Waynesboro and Arvella Harper of West Virginia; and her loving dog, Lucy.
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