September 9, 2005
Air Midwest, a U.S. Airways Express carrier that planned to leave Hagerstown Regional Airport, will receive a $650,000 annual federal subsidy to stay there through September 2007. See Saturday's Herald-Mail for the full story.
October 31, 2008
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum has canceled a showing of the C-119 Flying Boxcar Sunday at Hagerstown Regional Airport. Kurtis Meyers, museum president, said a serious oil leak prompted officials to ground the plane. Meyers said he hopes to reschedule the event for the first weekend in November.
September 24, 2006
The County Commuter bus service runs six days a week throughout Hagerstown to various destinations, including Funkstown, Halfway, Long Meadow, Williamsport, Maugansville, Robinwood, Smithsburg, Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, Hagerstown Regional Airport and Valley Mall. For more information, call 240-313-2750.
December 1, 2007
Waynesboro artist Landis Whitsel, right, and Lt. Col. Cal Mercer, commander of 1st Airlift Squadron, unveil a painting of Air Force One flying over Hagerstown. The unveiling was part of Friday's ceremony for Hagerstown Regional Airport's new runway extension.
June 9, 2013
Allegiant Air will be halting its service from Hagerstown to Orlando, Fla., in August. Does that signify the airline might be leaving Hagerstown Regional Airport? The question comes from Howie Lore of Winchester, Va., who recently sent an email to The Herald-Mail saying the airline was only booking flights on its website through Aug. 13. “... Is this a sign once again of departing Hagerstown?” Lore asked. He said in a follow-up email that he and others enjoy being able to fly out of Hagerstown rather than traveling to Baltimore or Washington, D.C. According to Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler, the airline has no intentions of leaving Hagerstown and the absence of available flights after Aug. 13 is only part of its “seasonal suspension” of service.
May 21, 2004
BALTIMORE - Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced Thursday a Maryland Aviation Administration grant of $277,778 to Hagerstown Regional Airport for its runway improvement project. The grant is the first installment of the state's promised 10-year, $10.6 million investment in the project. When completed, the new construction will provide safety buffers required by the Federal Aviation Administration and will extend the airport's main runway to 7,000 feet. "The State of Maryland recognizes the economic importance of Hagerstown Regional Airport for Washington County and the entire region," Ehrlich said in a statement.
February 9, 2011
One of the jets that carries President Obama was flying over Hagerstown Regional Airport Wednesday morning to practice approaches, said David Pence, air traffic manager at Hagerstown Regional Airport. Pence said the plane started flying over the airport at about 11 a.m. He said he didn’t know how long the plane would be in the area. The presidential flights are routine at airports that are used by Air Force One. A plane is not designated Air Force One unless the president is on board.
November 30, 2007
Saturday: Runway dedication - Hagerstown Regional Airport official dedicate the longer runway. Find out what it means for the airport. Sunday: Expanding horizons - The Lumber Store on Frederick Street in Hagerstown is one of four stores in the regional chain that will be expanded to an "XL" yard. Monday: Welcoming Christmas - The Christmas parade brings the holidays to Williamsport and the town's decorations light up in the park.
November 16, 2008
This picture shows Ethel Needy of Largo Drive in Hagerstown as she prepared recently to take a ride in a hot-air balloon in observance of her 85th birthday. The balloon lifted off from Hagerstown Regional Airport and landed about 25 minutes later in a field in Washington County. "She liked it up there, but she didn't like the landing," her daughter, Dorothy Feigley, said.
December 22, 2011
Civil Air Patrol Hagerstown Composite Squadron. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 7 to 9 p.m. Hagerstown Regional Airport, behind Nick's Airport Inn, 18621 Jarkey Drive, Hagerstown. Call Ltc. Barry McNew at 717-762-2962, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.mdcap.org . Tri-State Seniors Wednesday, Dec. 28, noon. Nick's Airport Inn, 14548 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Email email@example.com .