July 13, 2012
Ag Expo and Fair 2012 announces the Iron Chef Competition 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Washington County Agricultural Education Complex, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. The event will take place at the Red Men Pavilion. Create an Iron Chef team of one chef and a maximum of four helpers. Teams will prepare an appetizer, main dish including a vegetable and one dessert for three mystery judges all in three hours. Teams will be supplied with at least three local meats for grilling, at least three local vegetables and at least three local fruits.
August 13, 2000
The iron-y of it all - Forrester puts away woods to win WACO By LARRY YANOS / Mail Sports Editor photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Drew Forrester proved to be an iron man Sunday at Beaver Creek Country Club. Forrester discarded his driver after the fifth hole of the final round of the 17th annual Washington County Open Championship and used a 2-iron off the tee most of the remaining holes to claim the championship. continued The 37-year-old member of the Mount Pleasant Country Club near Baltimore carded a 71 Sunday and finished with a two-day total of 145. Greg Henry and Tim Reeves tied for second at 149. Forrester opened tournament play Saturday with a 74 and was one shot behind co-leaders Henry, Reeves and Kenny Smith entering Sunday.
August 30, 2011
Gold and silver apparently are not the only "precious" metals in the world, at least in the eyes of area thieves. In fact, just about any item containing copper or any other increasingly valuable metal - from heat pumps and air conditioners to catalytic converters - continues to be a target for theft, according to law-enforcement agencies in Washington County and the Eastern Panhandle. Utility manhole covers, grates from car washes and items made with iron and steel also have been carted off to recycling facilities for quick cash, police said this week.
October 10, 2009
The year is 1959. African-Americans from Hagerstown, Winchester, Martinsburg and Charles Town travel over dark, back-country roads to a common destination in southern Washington County. Hundreds of black people gather every weekend for this vital mission - to let the good times roll. Music-lovers spill out of jam-packed cars and tumble out of pickup trucks. They stream toward the rhythmic sounds throbbing from a low-lying block building. At the far end of the long narrow structure, an electrifying young entertainer dominates the event.
July 14, 1998
photos: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro MONT ALTO, Pa. - The anvil on a sawed-off tree trunk next to the coal-fired forge at Antietam Iron Works was made in England, but no one knows when. A man just showed up with it one day and asked Austin Gunnell if he wanted to buy it. It weighs nearly 400 pounds and was forged from a single chunk of iron. Its builder welded an inch-thick sheet of steel on the top so it would keep its shape when iron is pounded into different forms.
November 6, 2005
"At First Sight" by Nicholas Sparks "Blue Smoke" by Nora Roberts "The Camel Club" by David Baldacci "Chill Factor" by Sandra Brown "The Divide" by Nicholas Evans "Iron Orchid" by Stuart Woods "The Lincoln Lawyer" by Michael Connelly "Point Blank" by Catherine Coulter "Predator" by Patricia Daniels Cornwell "Toxic Bachelors" by Danielle Steel
April 12, 2013
Lawrence L. "Bud" Long, 78, of 5959 Iron Bridge Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service and burial will be private.
July 14, 2013
The community of Mont Alto owes its existence to the Mont Alto Iron Works, according to local historian Charlie Kauffman. The Hughes family from Ireland came to the United States and started the company in 1807. Company officials set up a feudal system with community offerings, like grounds for herding. Still, the growth of the coal-blasted iron company outpaced the level of goods and services being offered, Kauffman said. Families began to settle nearby on other land, he said.
October 19, 2008
Josh Spreng scored a hole-in-one to win a two-year lease on a 2008 Toyota Camry. His ace came on Oct. 2 at Antietam Healthcare Foundation's 13th annual golf tournament at Penn National Golf Club in Fayetteville, Pa. He teed off at his final hole of the tournament and aced the 173-yard shot. Spreng's team went on to place first in their flight as well. There were more than 230 golfers, but only one hit the winning shot on the 13th hole on Iron Forge course. And Spreng was a last-minute fill-in for another golfer.