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July 4, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A man whose truck crashed and burned on Interstate 81 on Wednesday died of a heart condition, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said in a press release on Thursday. The release listed "acute cardiac event" as the cause of death for Howard P. Witmer, 68, of Hagerstown. Witmer was driving south when his 1990 GMC pickup truck went off the road near exit 5 and hit a bridge abutment, police said Wednesday. The truck burst into flames. "This was a natural death that resulted in a traffic accident (and)
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by DON AINES | October 26, 2006
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa.- A freshman at Shippensburg University who collapsed during an Aug. 8 football practice and died had a heart condition that contributed to his death, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. Vincent S. Bernardo, 17, of Flourtown, Pa., died of dehydration and heat exposure with narrowing of the arteries and an enlarged heart listed as contributing factors, Conner said Wednesday. Conner ruled the manner of death accidental. "We're definitely not saying it was too hot, or anybody pushed anybody beyond their limit," Conner said.
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July 23, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City police are asking for the public's help to find a 74-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., man reported missing Tuesday. Charles Ephraim Fitzwater was last seen Monday at a car dealership in Martinsburg, according to city police. He was driving a maroon four-door 1991 Chevrolet Caprice with West Virginia license number 2A4394. "Nothing like this has ever happened before," Fitzwater's wife Dorothy said Tuesday afternoon. She said the family called city and state police and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department in hopes of finding him alive and well.
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BY DAVE McMILLION | April 11, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com INWOOD, W.Va. - Police were still unsure Wednesday what caused a three-car accident Tuesday night on W.Va. 51 that killed a Summit Point, W.Va., man. Police say Denzil Housden Sr., 76, was killed when his Ford LTD crossed the center line of the highway and struck a Honda head-on. The driver of the Honda, Dianna Evans of Inwood, was listed in fair condition Wednesday night at Winchester Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. Two children were in the car with Evans, but their names were not available Wednesday.
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By DAVID YOUNT / Scripps Howard News Service | August 1, 2010
Commentary Last January I took on the role of full-time caregiver for my wife as she convalesced from open-heart surgery. With Americans living longer, more and more of us will be required to give, or receive, personal care. Although there is no formal preparation to become an effective caregiver, there is plenty of room to exercise skills we acquired earlier in life. Unlike many occupations, care giving is a labor of love, not least because it is usually a loved-one who needs our attention.
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January 6, 1998
Transplant patient in good condition By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 20-year-old Waynesboro woman who had a heart and lung transplant on Dec. 23 at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was moved Monday from the cardiac intensive care unit to a regular patient floor, according to hospital spokeswoman Sarah Jarvis. Sara Henke was listed in good condition at the hospital Monday afternoon and the transfer is a sign she's improving, Jarvis said.
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October 5, 2000
Sex case sentence levied by judge CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to nine to 23 months in Franklin County Prison for promoting prostitution with three teenage girls. Judge Richard J. Walsh also ordered Gary Arnold Wease, 48, to spend two years on probation, have no contact with the three victims, or any unsupervised contact with a minor. Wease had pleaded guilty to the third-degree felony charge on July 19, according to court records.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | June 12, 2010
Artist and surfer David Wayne Moser lost his battle with a rare heart condition 20 years ago, but his family hopes to honor their "surfer in the sky" during a fundraiser at Hagerstown Community College on Friday. Proceeds from a surf-themed art book, "Surfer in the Sky," will benefit the David Wayne Moser Memorial Fund, set up for HCC students who plan to attend a four-year school or art school. Moser's family is hosting the event. Moser died April 28, 1990. He was a student the Art Institute of Pittsburgh at the time of his death, and was a 1989 graduate of Smithsburg High School.
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By ERIN JULIUS | September 15, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The sons of an 85-year-old man who died in April, a month after he was found tied to a chair in his home, were indicted Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department press release. Robert Charles Record Sr., of 16814 Longfellow Court, died April 5 from complications of dehydration, bedsores and an existing heart condition, deputies said. The Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore ruled his death a homicide, deputies said.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 23, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown mayoral candidate Robert E. Bruchey II was taken to a Baltimore hospital Tuesday for a heart procedure, his family said. His wife, Susan, told The Associated Press that he had an angioplasty, a medical procedure to open narrow or blocked blood vessels of the heart. His aunt, Jean Bruchey of Falling Waters, W.Va., said he had two stents put in a heart artery. "He was resting comfortably," she said Tuesday night.
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By DAVID YOUNT / Scripps Howard News Service | August 1, 2010
Commentary Last January I took on the role of full-time caregiver for my wife as she convalesced from open-heart surgery. With Americans living longer, more and more of us will be required to give, or receive, personal care. Although there is no formal preparation to become an effective caregiver, there is plenty of room to exercise skills we acquired earlier in life. Unlike many occupations, care giving is a labor of love, not least because it is usually a loved-one who needs our attention.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | June 12, 2010
Artist and surfer David Wayne Moser lost his battle with a rare heart condition 20 years ago, but his family hopes to honor their "surfer in the sky" during a fundraiser at Hagerstown Community College on Friday. Proceeds from a surf-themed art book, "Surfer in the Sky," will benefit the David Wayne Moser Memorial Fund, set up for HCC students who plan to attend a four-year school or art school. Moser's family is hosting the event. Moser died April 28, 1990. He was a student the Art Institute of Pittsburgh at the time of his death, and was a 1989 graduate of Smithsburg High School.
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December 27, 2009
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- It took an emotional team meeting, a sleepless night and about an hour of practice for coach Urban Meyer to change his mind about resigning at Florida. With his health and his family still major concerns, Meyer withdrew his resignation Sunday and decided instead to take an indefinite leave of absence. He will coach the fifth-ranked Gators in the Sugar Bowl against No. 4 Cincinnati on Jan. 1, then take some time off in hopes of alleviating recurring chest pains.
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July 4, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A man whose truck crashed and burned on Interstate 81 on Wednesday died of a heart condition, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said in a press release on Thursday. The release listed "acute cardiac event" as the cause of death for Howard P. Witmer, 68, of Hagerstown. Witmer was driving south when his 1990 GMC pickup truck went off the road near exit 5 and hit a bridge abutment, police said Wednesday. The truck burst into flames. "This was a natural death that resulted in a traffic accident (and)
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By ERIN JULIUS | September 15, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The sons of an 85-year-old man who died in April, a month after he was found tied to a chair in his home, were indicted Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department press release. Robert Charles Record Sr., of 16814 Longfellow Court, died April 5 from complications of dehydration, bedsores and an existing heart condition, deputies said. The Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore ruled his death a homicide, deputies said.
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By BOB MAGINNIS | August 20, 2007
Alivia Koontz won't be 4 until March, but by then the Hagerstown child will have had more heart surgeries than years on this earth. Today Alivia and her family leave the Nemours Cardiac Center of the Alfred I. Du Pont Hospital for Children in Delaware, where she had been treated for a heart condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or HLHS. Simply put, one side of her heart is underdeveloped, which means that the other chamber has to do the work of both. Alivia has already had three heart operations and her mother, Angela Koontz, said that on Tuesday the little one will undergo a heart catheterization.
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by DON AINES | October 26, 2006
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa.- A freshman at Shippensburg University who collapsed during an Aug. 8 football practice and died had a heart condition that contributed to his death, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. Vincent S. Bernardo, 17, of Flourtown, Pa., died of dehydration and heat exposure with narrowing of the arteries and an enlarged heart listed as contributing factors, Conner said Wednesday. Conner ruled the manner of death accidental. "We're definitely not saying it was too hot, or anybody pushed anybody beyond their limit," Conner said.
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by BOB MAGINNIS | July 12, 2006
The smile on her tiny face is angelic, but when you see the scar peeping out of the top of her play gear, you know she's been through more than any baby should have to endure. Her name is Alivia Koontz, a Hagerstown-area 2-year-old born with a heart condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or HLHS. She has already had two operations to allow the right side of her heart to do by itself what both sides usually do together. After doing a heart catheterization last August, doctors at the Nemours Cardiac Center in Delaware decided to wait on the third surgery until this summer, to give Alivia time to get a little bit older and gain more weight.
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By Bob Maginnis | August 20, 2005
Have you ever been in an emergency room with your child? If your experience was like some that my wife and I have had, you sat there dreading what you might hear, then gasped in relief when the doctor told you your child was going to be just fine. Now imagine going to the hospital to have your child tested, knowing the doctor might tell you that your under 2-year-old child might need heart surgery - for the third time! That's what faces Angela and Jimmy Koontz next week when they travel to the Nemours Cardiac Center of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, where their daughter Alivia, whose first birthday was in April, will undergo a heart catheterization.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 23, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown mayoral candidate Robert E. Bruchey II was taken to a Baltimore hospital Tuesday for a heart procedure, his family said. His wife, Susan, told The Associated Press that he had an angioplasty, a medical procedure to open narrow or blocked blood vessels of the heart. His aunt, Jean Bruchey of Falling Waters, W.Va., said he had two stents put in a heart artery. "He was resting comfortably," she said Tuesday night.
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