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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 16, 2012
After an unusual rise in gas prices during the fall that led to record-highs in parts of the country, gas prices fell this week nationally and locally, according to statistics on the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report website at fuelgaugereport.aaa.com. Gas prices Tuesday averaged $3.77 a gallon nationally for regular grade gas, down from $3.81 the previous week. In Maryland, prices dropped from $3.70 to $3.69 per gallon, and dropped four cents around Hagerstown from $3.84 to $3.80.
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NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2013
Efforts to get state money for the revitalization of downtown Hagerstown are continuing with two prominent city residents meeting with top officials from the governor's and lieutenant governor's office Wednesday to appraise them of developments. D. Bruce Poole, a local attorney and a former member of the House of Delegates who has been involved with downtown revitalization plans, said he and Bill Proctor, a local attorney, met with Maia Estes, the chief of staff at the lieutenant governor's office, and Matthew Verghese, the deputy chief of staff for the lieutenant governor.
SPORTS
July 29, 2012
The hits just kept on coming for the Hagerstown PONY-13 All-Stars in the fourth inning against Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday at the PONY-13 World Series. When the inning started, Hagerstown - which lost to Tijuana 9-3 in its first game Friday - trailed Tijuana 3-1 in the elimination game. By the time it was over, Hagerstown had turned 11 hits into 13 runs and a 14-3 lead on the way to a 15-4 victory in five innings. “It was amazing,” Hagerstown manager Dave Barr said. “Ironically, the same thing happened to us in the first game against Mexico - they scored three runs in the first inning - and they did the same thing today with two runs.
NEWS
By REBECCA LONG CHANEY | Special to The Herald-Mail | March 20, 2012
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Maryland Cattlemen's Association welcomed nearly 200 people to its 25th Annual Maryland Cattle Industry Convention in Hagerstown earlier this month. A highlight of the banquet was the announcement of the Top Hand Award. Association President Mike Harrison of Woodbine, Md., presented the award to Bill Poffenberger of M&M Farm in Hagerstown. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the well-being of Maryland's cattle industry.
NEWS
February 24, 2013
The City of Hagerstown will resume yard waste collections the week of March 3. The program will continue through the last full week of December, the city said in an emailed news release. The city reminded residents to set out yard waste the same night as they set out their trash and recycling. Yard waste can be placed at curbside after 4 p.m. but before midnight on the set-out day. In addition, the city said, yard waste must be placed at curbside in reusable containers such as garbage cans or cardboard boxes, or in paper yard waste bags.
NEWS
June 27, 2012
The following three alleys in Hagerstown are closed this week, including two through Friday, according to traffic advisories posted on the city's website, www.hagerstownmd.org : • Hays Alley, which intersects with Wareham Alley and connects West Washington Street to West Franklin Street just west of Potomac Street (Md. 65), is closed between Wareham Alley and Franklin Street so work crews form Miller Pipeline Inc. can rehabilitate a sanitary sewer main at the rear of the North Potomac Street parking deck.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 5, 2013
A Hagerstown man charged with raping a woman last month at an apartment complex off Security Road has been ordered held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. The bond for Montague Stephan Sutherland, 25, of 61 E. Franklin St., was set by a visiting judge during a hearing Friday at Washington County District Court. Sutherland appeared for the bond-review hearing via a closed-circuit television feed between the Detention Center and District Court. Before bond was set, Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Michele Hansen told the court that Sutherland had an extensive criminal background that included assault and burglary charges.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2013
Turns out, winning The Herald-Mail's 17th annual Landmarks Contest really was a walk in the park for three women from Hagerstown. A walk and a drive. And lots of fun. The winners of the contest are Tia Taylor, her mother-in-law, Dena French, and Taylor's 12-year-old daughter, Destiny Taylor.  This year's contest was set in City Park in Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail published 10 close-up photos of elements of buildings or structures in the park. Participants searched for the clues and identified the landmarks.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 16, 2013
A Hagerstown man was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay more than $30,000 in restitution after pleading guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to assaulting another man. Matthew Edward West, 40, of 121 Southern Oak Drive, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in exchange for a charge of first-degree assault being dismissed. “I don't wish to see anybody do any jail time,” said James Nelson, the victim in the case. Nelson said he was more interested in West paying the restitution.
NEWS
September 1, 2012
Residents of a two-story home south of Hagerstown off Sharpsburg Pike escaped injury early Saturday in a blaze that caused significant damage to the structure, according to Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Dave Fraley. A volunteer firefighter was treated at the scene of the fire in the 9700 block of Clover Heights Road off Kent Avenue for minor burns on the back of the neck, Fraley said. The fire, which was reported at 4:03 a.m., destroyed a garage attached to the home and spread into the side of the home, where Fraley said four people live.
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