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NEWS
November 12, 2003
The Ranger Foundation Inc., a nonprofit retirement home for service horses, will hold an adult volunteer orientation from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15. The Ranger Foundation gives a home to horses who have given years of work in the military, at police departments and at schools for people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help care for horses. Skills in other areas may be helpful. Volunteers need not be experienced. For information, call Ann at 301-797-8051.
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NEWS
January 27, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer In addition to the usual dog and cat adoption forms on the counter at the Washington County SPCA, there's something new - applications for 12 horses in need of homes. The horses, including 10 confiscated last October for malnutrition and neglect, were made the property of the county SPCA on Jan. 8 when their owner was convicted of animal cruelty in Washington County District Court. Gerald W. Hubbard, 53, of 18128 Taylors Landing Road, near Sharpsburg, was given probation before judgment on 11 counts of animal cruelty.
NEWS
by DON AINES | July 22, 2006
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police troopers and bystanders became amateur wranglers Friday afternoon when a pair of escaped horses galloped onto Interstate 81 and brought traffic to a crawl. "I got caught in the traffic. I was trapped there almost an hour," said Leonard Stine of Waynesboro, Pa. "There were about 20 people chasing them back and forth, trying to get a rope on them. " "There was a farm adjacent to the interstate that they escaped from," said Trooper John Pomaybo, who said he did not know whether the horses had jumped over or gotten through a gap in the fence.
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By ERIN JULIUS | April 3, 2007
HAGERSTOWN A Sharpsburg woman who kept malnourished, injured and worm-infected horses on her Sharpsburg farm entered into a plea agreement Tuesday, entering an Alford plea to one felony count of animal cruelty and pleading guilty to 10 misdemeanor counts of animal neglect in Washington County Circuit Court. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that the state has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction. Barbara Perry Reinken, 62, was sentenced to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine on the felony count with 10 additional 90-day consecutive sentences for the misdemeanors.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | December 2, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police charged a Hedgesville, W.Va., man and his girlfriend with several felony counts Monday in connection with an incident a year ago in which horses belonging to the man's wife were stabbed. Bradford J. Hall, 54, of Conservation Drive in Hedgesville, and Julie Corbin Criswell, 44, of Whitney Way in Martinsburg, were charged with three felony counts of malicious maiming of an animal and one felony count of conspiracy to commit malicious wounding of an animal.
NEWS
January 8, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Thirteen horses, including 11 confiscated last October for malnutrition and neglect, were made the property of the Washington County SPCA Wednesday when their owner was convicted of animal cruelty in Washington County District Court. Gerald W. Hubbard, 53, of 18128 Taylors Landing Road in Sharpsburg, was given probation before judgment on all 11 counts by Judge Fred Bower, the chief district judge for Frederick and Washington counties who usually sits in Frederick County.
NEWS
By DON AINES | March 13, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - On a warm sunny late winter day, Denny, Daisy, Brutus and other horses at the Franklin County Therapeutic Riding Center are literally out to pasture, a few weeks away from the day they will have to start earning their hay. cont. from front page The eight horses at the rider center for the disabled on Franklin Farm Lane will begin workouts with volunteers next month before the children and adults with disabilities take to the saddle. Volunteers and private donations are vital to keeping the program free to residents of Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Md., according to Penn State Cooperative Extension Agent Robert Kessler.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | August 14, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com A Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., couple is asking the Washington Township Planning Commission for special permission to keep a horse on their property in a wooded section of the township - a practice prohibited in areas zoned forest conservation. The application for conditional use was filed by Robert M. and Helen E. Bryant of 13207 Buena Vista Road. The commission scheduled a public hearing on the Bryants' request for Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Public hearings are required by the zoning ordinance on conditional use requests.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 26, 2011
A restitution hearing was postponed again Wednesday for a Berkeley County woman who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in October 2010 for the mistreatment of more than 50 horses and two cows. Mary O'Brien, 37, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty and was fined $1,000 in October. She still could be ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution stemming from the care that officials said was provided to keep the animals alive. Found malnourished and with little to eat or drink at Hidden Meadows Equine Rescue Inc., the horses and cows were seized Sept.
NEWS
By LARRY YANOS | February 12, 2006
The Rooney family, which happens to own a professional football team in Pittsburgh, once ran horses at Charles Town Races and Slots. Over the years, there have been many Rooney-owned horses compete at the West Virginia thoroughbred oval. The best of the lot was Christopher R. Art Rooney, the late owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, saw his horse win by the largest margin in the history of the Tri-State Futurity. Christopher R. won in 1973 by 12 lengths for trainer "Tuffy" Hacker and jockey William J. Passmore - now a state steward in Maryland.
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