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July 29, 2003
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township police were investigating the shooting death of a man in a residence on Old Route 16 Monday night and by late Monday said they had not determined the cause of death. The victim was not identified. Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner and Deputy Coroner Kenneth Peiffer were on the scene. Conner would confirm only that the victim was a male. Conner, Peiffer and Sgt. Vernon Ashway, the criminal investigator for the Washington Township police department, donned white rubber gloves, went inside the house while Township Police Chief Barry Keller and other officers milled around outside.
NEWS
February 22, 2002
Silver Belle has request rejected By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com The three-member Clear Spring Board of Zoning Appeals has unanimously rejected a request by the owner to expand the Silver Belle tavern into a house next door. In a letter to tavern owner Carolyn Staley, the board said the current tavern location at 236 Cumberland St. is already a nonconforming use that was permitted only by a special exception. Expansion of such a property is allowed only within the same property and therefore the tavern wouldn't be allowed to expand to the house at 238 Cumberland St., board member Paul Hose Jr. said in the letter.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | June 4, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Charles Town man has been charged in a drive-by shooting that occurred on Weirick Street on May 16, according to court records. Jose Magdiel Yulfo of 94 Gentle Breeze Lane was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. Three rounds from a gun were found in the front of a home at 106 Weirick St. and one round was found in the side of a house next door, Charles Town Police Department spokesman Glenn Stevens said.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | January 28, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com Steven Saville lost his two-story house near Keedysville and his pet dog, Muffin, in a fire after trying to use a heater to warm frozen pipes, a Sharpsburg Fire Co. official said Tuesday. Fire company Lt. Matt Stevens estimated the damage of the fire at 5222 Mount Briar Road at $175,000. The call to 911 came at 12:59 p.m. Fire companies arrived at the scene about 1:15, Stevens said. The response was slower than usual because of snow and ice on the road, Stevens said.
NEWS
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | February 6, 2000
A Hagerstown family of four displaced by a fire last week on George Street is seeking contributions of clothing, toys and furniture to replace items lost in the blaze. But more than anything else, Deborah Smith and her three children have been struggling to find a new place to live. Smith said she has had to take time off from work since the Tuesday fire to try to find a new three-bedroom apartment. So far she has been unsuccessful, and for now she is staying with relatives.
NEWS
December 29, 1998
By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer After almost 40 years of cleaning and pressing, Jerry and Betty Jo Hann are closing their downtown Hagerstown shop at the end of the year. In 1959, Jerry Hann borrowed $600 from his brother to buy Peter Pan Cleaners at 31 E. Baltimore St. Since then, he and wife Betty have worked 50- and 60-hour weeks at the shop, closing for two weeks in August each year to go on vacation.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 17, 2008
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A Southampton Township family of four was left homeless Wednesday morning when their rented mobile home was destroyed by a fire that started in a bedroom. "I really don't know what happened. We were sitting there watching TV when I smelled smoke," said Kim Bowers, of 2350 Lindsay Lot Road. When she went to the bedroom, she said, "the whole middle of my bed was on fire. " Bowers got her children, Dominic, 3, and 7-month-old Bryleigh, out of the mobile home and went to her landlord's home two houses down the street.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 16, 2008
SHIPPENSBURG, PA. ? A Southampton Township family of four was left homeless Wednesday morning when their rented mobile home was destroyed by a fire that started in a bedroom. "I really don't know what happened. We were sitting there watching TV when I smelled smoke," said Kim Bowers, of 2350 Lindsay Lot Road. When she went to the bedroom, she said, "the whole middle of my bed was on fire. " Bowers got her children, Dominic, 3, and 7-month-old Bryleigh, out of the mobile home and went to her landlord's home two houses down the street.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 19, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Nearly three years after Vivian Thompson began trying to save her childhood home, she learned the best hope for the two-story house in Chambersburg's south end was for her to give it away. On Dec. 11, Thompson, 77, of Falls Church, Va., donated her old home on Main Street to Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County. Thompson's home will be the first house recycled by Habitat of Franklin County, Executive Director Mark Story said. No one is certain how old the house is, but documents show that it survived the burning of Chambersburg in 1864, Thompson said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | January 31, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Local historian Don Wood remembers when people told him that the Belle Boyd house "wasn't worth one penny. " That was in 1992 when Wood and the Berkeley County Historical Society were trying to buy the house. Wood said he went to local banks to inquire about getting a loan, but none of them would consider a loan unless members of the society also signed for the money. Wood finally received a $65,000 loan from Blue Ridge Bank, and work started to restore the house and turn it into a museum honoring the life of Boyd, who was a Confederate spy during the Civil War. It's now a thriving museum, attracting an estimated 15,000 people a year who come to learn about Boyd and trace their family history, Wood said.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 19, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Nearly three years after Vivian Thompson began trying to save her childhood home, she learned the best hope for the two-story house in Chambersburg's south end was for her to give it away. On Dec. 11, Thompson, 77, of Falls Church, Va., donated her old home on Main Street to Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County. Thompson's home will be the first house recycled by Habitat of Franklin County, Executive Director Mark Story said. No one is certain how old the house is, but documents show that it survived the burning of Chambersburg in 1864, Thompson said.
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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | June 4, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Charles Town man has been charged in a drive-by shooting that occurred on Weirick Street on May 16, according to court records. Jose Magdiel Yulfo of 94 Gentle Breeze Lane was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. Three rounds from a gun were found in the front of a home at 106 Weirick St. and one round was found in the side of a house next door, Charles Town Police Department spokesman Glenn Stevens said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 17, 2008
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A Southampton Township family of four was left homeless Wednesday morning when their rented mobile home was destroyed by a fire that started in a bedroom. "I really don't know what happened. We were sitting there watching TV when I smelled smoke," said Kim Bowers, of 2350 Lindsay Lot Road. When she went to the bedroom, she said, "the whole middle of my bed was on fire. " Bowers got her children, Dominic, 3, and 7-month-old Bryleigh, out of the mobile home and went to her landlord's home two houses down the street.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 16, 2008
SHIPPENSBURG, PA. ? A Southampton Township family of four was left homeless Wednesday morning when their rented mobile home was destroyed by a fire that started in a bedroom. "I really don't know what happened. We were sitting there watching TV when I smelled smoke," said Kim Bowers, of 2350 Lindsay Lot Road. When she went to the bedroom, she said, "the whole middle of my bed was on fire. " Bowers got her children, Dominic, 3, and 7-month-old Bryleigh, out of the mobile home and went to her landlord's home two houses down the street.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | April 24, 2005
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail will run "A Life Remembered. " The story will take a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Margaret "Pinkie" Cronise Houpt, who died April 15 at the age of 82. Her obituary appeared in the April 17 edition of The Herald-Mail. marlob@herald-mail.com BOONSBORO - The youngest of 13 children, Margaret "Pinkie" Cronise Houpt was just 5 years old when her family opened E.E. Cronise Home Grown Mountain Fruit along Alternate U.S. 40 east of Boonsboro.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | January 28, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com Steven Saville lost his two-story house near Keedysville and his pet dog, Muffin, in a fire after trying to use a heater to warm frozen pipes, a Sharpsburg Fire Co. official said Tuesday. Fire company Lt. Matt Stevens estimated the damage of the fire at 5222 Mount Briar Road at $175,000. The call to 911 came at 12:59 p.m. Fire companies arrived at the scene about 1:15, Stevens said. The response was slower than usual because of snow and ice on the road, Stevens said.
NEWS
July 29, 2003
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township police were investigating the shooting death of a man in a residence on Old Route 16 Monday night and by late Monday said they had not determined the cause of death. The victim was not identified. Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner and Deputy Coroner Kenneth Peiffer were on the scene. Conner would confirm only that the victim was a male. Conner, Peiffer and Sgt. Vernon Ashway, the criminal investigator for the Washington Township police department, donned white rubber gloves, went inside the house while Township Police Chief Barry Keller and other officers milled around outside.
NEWS
February 22, 2002
Silver Belle has request rejected By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com The three-member Clear Spring Board of Zoning Appeals has unanimously rejected a request by the owner to expand the Silver Belle tavern into a house next door. In a letter to tavern owner Carolyn Staley, the board said the current tavern location at 236 Cumberland St. is already a nonconforming use that was permitted only by a special exception. Expansion of such a property is allowed only within the same property and therefore the tavern wouldn't be allowed to expand to the house at 238 Cumberland St., board member Paul Hose Jr. said in the letter.
NEWS
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | February 6, 2000
A Hagerstown family of four displaced by a fire last week on George Street is seeking contributions of clothing, toys and furniture to replace items lost in the blaze. But more than anything else, Deborah Smith and her three children have been struggling to find a new place to live. Smith said she has had to take time off from work since the Tuesday fire to try to find a new three-bedroom apartment. So far she has been unsuccessful, and for now she is staying with relatives.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | January 31, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Local historian Don Wood remembers when people told him that the Belle Boyd house "wasn't worth one penny. " That was in 1992 when Wood and the Berkeley County Historical Society were trying to buy the house. Wood said he went to local banks to inquire about getting a loan, but none of them would consider a loan unless members of the society also signed for the money. Wood finally received a $65,000 loan from Blue Ridge Bank, and work started to restore the house and turn it into a museum honoring the life of Boyd, who was a Confederate spy during the Civil War. It's now a thriving museum, attracting an estimated 15,000 people a year who come to learn about Boyd and trace their family history, Wood said.
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