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October 8, 2012
Similar to the United Way's annual Day of Caring, a Christian workcamp is planned for part of Washington County next June to help those in need with home improvements, according to a presentation Pat Martin made to Funkstown officials on Monday night. Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg and GroupCares, of Loveland, Colo., are co-sponsoring the June 16-22, 2013, event with the goal to perform repairs and maintenance on 60 to 80 homes that are within a 30-minute drive of Smithsburg.
NEWS
September 21, 2000
Home Store to open six newly renovated homes The Hagerstown Home Store and the City of Hagerstown are teaming up to open six newly renovated homes to the public Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Home Store announced this week. The homes, which are owned by the city, have been completely restored with improvements that include new heating systems, hot water heaters windows, appliances and carpeting. The homes are at 44 Madison Ave., 62 Madison Ave., 226 Summer St., 228 Summer St., 725 Washington Ave., and 727 Washington Ave. They are available to purchase by anyone meeting U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development income guidelines.
NEWS
September 9, 2005
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The 2005 Greencastle Heritage Christmas Home Tour committee is looking for five homes to highlight on this year's tour. The home tour will be Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. This is the sixth year that the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce has coordinated the annual event, which benefits Heritage Christmas in Greencastle. The tour costs $10 per ticket. Children 10 and younger are admitted free, but organizers ask that arrangements be made for small children.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 22, 2013
Hagerstown firefighters evacuated 28 residents in the area of the 200 block of Frederick Street on Tuesday after scrap metal thieves cut a gas line inside a vacant duplex, fire officials said. The street was blocked off to motorists and pedestrians from about 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hagerstown Fire Marshall Doug DeHaven said the matter would be turned over to the Hagerstown Police Department for an investigation. “City police will handle it from here,” he said.  City Fire Department Capt.
NEWS
December 10, 2000
Keedysville opens home to visitors By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photos: KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer KEEDYSVILLE - Sixteen homes, churches and buildings in Keedysville displayed their finery Sunday during "Keedysville by Candlelight," a tour of homes sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society. continued One thousand tickets were sold for the day-long tour of the historic sites, all on Main Street, according to organizer Nancy Baer.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | February 3, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com Holly Place and North Holly Place, two senior assisted living homes in the 200 block of South Potomac Street, will be closing their doors in mid-March, displacing 28 residents and idling 22 employees. Resident David Adams got the word Tuesday that he would have to leave the place he has called home for 14 years. "I have nowhere to go," Adams said Wednesday. The 80-year-old Hagerstown man said he has been upset about his uncertain future since he was told of the closings.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | December 8, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A measure expected to be adopted next week will force anyone who wishes to build a home within the City of Hagerstown to pay $8,500 that will be used to pay for new school construction or expansion. Home builders who do not sign a contract to build a new home by midnight tonight would be subject to the fee, and must pay the amount at the time a building permit is issued. Those who do sign contracts by midnight must receive building permits before Feb. 1 or they also will be subject to the fee, city officials said.
NEWS
December 14, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Dozens of hand-cut ornaments hang on a tree in the home of Jan Eppleman and Harry Miller of Greencastle. Eppleman, who made the ornaments, was one of five homeowners who participated Sunday in the annual Greencastle-Antrim Heritage Christmas Home Tour. Also featured were the homes of Cory and Jessica Green, Cherish and Jeremy Eby, Allyson and Bryan Flynn, Misty and Michael Stenger, and the Antrim House Restaurant.
NEWS
January 4, 1998
by Joe Crocetta / staff photographer click for larger image Landmarks Commission gains deed to Burr home By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town BARDANE, W.Va. - Peter Burr was an ordinary farmer and that's what makes the fact that his 1750s house is still standing extraordinary. Bill Theriault, chairman of the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission, said the county has numerous examples of how the rich lived in the 1700s and 1800s.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH and HEATHER KEELS | June 14, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police this morning were back in contact with a Winchester, Va., man who police said was holding a woman hostage on Raider Lane near Martinsburg, W.Va., and were trying to negotiate with him, Lt. Lisa Lambert said at about 10:20 a.m. Monday. About an hour later, State Police Capt. Rob Blair said that negotiations were continuing off and on with the man police identified as Donald Berkeley Surber, 37, of Winchester, Va. Blair said authorities had not been in contact with the woman being held inside the house since early Sunday.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
Homeowners were awoken by two men who broke into a residence early Tuesday in the 7500 block of Sharpsburg Pike near Boonsboro, Maryland State Police said. The incident happened at about 1 a.m., when the men entered the master bedroom of the home and demanded money, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the men fled after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash. One of the men was described as 5-feet, 5-inches to 5-feet, 9-inches tall. He weighed about 140 pounds.
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NEWS
September 8, 2013
No one was injured Saturday night when a small electrical fire occurred in a mobile home in the 400 block of Pepper Tree Road, off Grade Road, according to emergency service officials. The renters had the power turned off and put the fire out using a garden hose before firefighters arrived, said Lt. Justin Delmotte with Bedington Volunteer Fire Department. The fire was in a light fixture in the dining room ceiling, Delmotte said. Neighbors saw smoke and called 911, he said. Firefighters disconnected power to the home, which will not be habitable again until the power is turned back on, Delmotte said.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have spent an entire season proving that size doesn't matter. The Suns haven't been the biggest team on the block, but they have been able to rule the South Atlantic League Northern Division playground for much of the season. The same could be said about the crowds supporting the Suns at Municipal Stadium. They have been a small, hearty group that shows muscle when needed. That is what the Suns will be looking for Friday night. Hagerstown hosts Game 2 of the Northern Division playoffs at 7:05 p.m. with a chance to move into the SAL championship series with a win over West Virginia.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
A Washington County man has been charged with taking part in an armed home invasion Thursday night on Clinton Avenue near Hagerstown, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Cody Samuel Fiery, 18, of Greencastle Pike has been charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property over $500, possession of a handgun, conspiracy to use a handgun during a violent crime and use of a handgun during a violent crime, according to a sheriff's office news release.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
Police in Berkeley County are investigating two home invasions reported on Wednesday, one of which resulted in a victim being taken to the hospital for treatment. At Sperry Avenue near Martinsburg, three males entered the residence and used a blunt instrument to strike a man several times in the face and torso about 6:40 p.m., the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Deputies said the victim was taken to Berkeley Medical Center to be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
Increasing access to high-speed fiber-optic Internet connections in the home and office could be a future boon for economic development throughout Washington County, according to a Virginia-based consulting firm. “Washington County has, we think, a lot of strategic advantages,” said Andrew Cohill, president and founder of Design Nine, Inc., of Blacksburg, Va. Design Nine recently completed a broadband impact study for Washington County, unveiling its findings and financial projections before the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
LIFESTYLE
August 27, 2013
Helen Burkett of the Huyetts Crossroads area won the champion ribbon for cookies in the Open Class at the 2013 Ag Expo & Fair.  Her recipe, peanut butter sandwich cookies, is a family favorite. “I enjoy looking through cookbooks for something different to make for my family, and I found this peanut butter sandwich cookie recipe and decided to try it,” she said. “My family and friends love this recipe. It is a special treat.” Burkett said she has entered the Ag Expo Open Class baking contests for years.
NEWS
August 27, 2013
Two Martinsburg men accused of a home-invasion style robbery Tuesday afternoon were arrested shortly after the incident was reported, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office announced. Roger Carter Doleman, 27, and Raheim Raphael Doleman, 26, each were charged with single counts of robbery, burglary, assault during the commission of a felony and obstructing and two counts of conspiracy, police said in a news release. Raheim Doleman also was charged with driving suspended and fleeing on foot, police said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners will tour nursing homes operated by Transitions Healthcare LLC and Mid-Atlantic Health Care Acquisitions LLC as they decide whether to accept one of the firm's proposals to buy Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. On Tuesday, the three commissioners chose the two companies as finalists from 10 proposals submitted to buy the county-owned skilled nursing center on Franklin Farm Lane. Officials said the sale price is expected to be between $10 million and $11.6 million.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
An 83-year-old dementia patient who went missing over the weekend has been found, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Donald Richard Klick returned to his Antietam Drive home at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said Klick was reported missing on Sunday. Klick appeared to be in good health at the time of his return, police said.
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