March 5, 2013
Eleanora Rebecca Grove Miller, 95, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013. She lived on Jefferson Boulevard in Hagerstown since 1950. Eleanora was born Feb. 4, 1918, on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown. She was the daughter of Lola Arnold (from Burkittsville) and William Washington Grove. Eleanora was preceded in death by her parents and her five older siblings, Beatrice Grove Ringer, Helen Grove Dare, Willard E. Grove, Victor M. Grove and George A. Grove. Her love of traveling began as a child, when she joined her Aunt Vernie and cousins on trips to Niagara Falls, Atlantic City and various other places throughout the East Coast.
January 18, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a number of mail thefts that were reported Thursday near the east end of Hagerstown. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, sheriff's office spokeswoman, said deputies were called at about 5 p.m. for reports of mail being stolen on Security Road, Jefferson Boulevard and numerous side streets in that area. She said deputies searched the area and continued to find discarded mail on the streets until 7 p.m. Deputies believe the person or people who took the mail discarded mail that wasn't of value and kept everything else, Hose said.
January 2, 2013
Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Itnyre Road, Trooper Jim Ardinger of the Maryland State Police said. The driver of a Jeep pulled out onto Jefferson Boulevard from Itnyre Road and collided with a Honda on the 22000 block of Jefferson Boulevard, Ardinger said. Both were taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, Ardinger said. They were the only occupants of the vehicles, he said.
November 29, 2012
Betty L. Willard, 85, of Jefferson Boulevard in Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Hampton, Va. Born March 14, 1927, near Garfield, Md., she was the daughter of the late Richard E. and Bina S. (Lewis) Harne. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Charles L. Willard, who passed April 2, 2007. They were married June 17, 1944. She was a 1944 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School. She was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy L. Shrader and husband, Roy, of Hampton; one son, Paul L. Willard and wife, Patty, of Smithsburg; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
September 12, 2012
Md. 66, also known as Mapleville Road, is scheduled to close Wednesday night at 9 p.m. between Mount Aetna and Chewsville roads for overnight maintenance work, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) District Community Liaison Heather Keels said. "We are replacing a drainage pipe under Md. 66 just north of the roundabout at Mount Aetna Road," Keels said. A detour plan will be set up for motorists in each direction, according to Keels. Motorists heading northbound on Md. 66 can take Mount Aetna Road to Robinwood Drive to Jefferson Boulevard.
July 1, 2012
Organizers for the emergency vehicle procession being held Tuesday in honor of Brigitte Heller, the county's emergency medical services coordinator who died Thursday, are advising residents interested in seeing the procession not to stop along the side of the road. People interested in watching the procession should find a parking lot away from traffic so they are not driving and watching at the same time, and should keep their vehicles away from the roadsides along the route, according to an email from Washington County Division of Emergency Services Emergency Planner Sam Anderson.
May 25, 2012
An accident was reported Friday afternoon in the 22000 block of Jefferson Boulevard, a dispatcher for Washington County Emergency Services said. Traffic was not affected by the accident, which was reported at 12:54 p.m. At 1:34 p.m., a Ford Explorer was off the road on the westbound side of Jefferson Boulevard with damage to the front and the driver's side tire. In front of the Explorer, facing the same direction, was a GMC Sierra pickup truck with damage to its back right side.
May 6, 2012
A Hagerstown man was charged in a pair of armed robberies along Jefferson Boulevard Saturday evening that occurred in a matter of minutes, according to Maryland State Police. Mark Edward Ernst, no age given, was driving a vehicle that matched the description issued by emergency dispatchers - a green Chevrolet passenger vehicle occupied by one white male - about eight minutes after the second robbery, police said in a news release. A man described as wearing camouflage shorts armed with a screwdriver demanded money from Phil and Jerry's Meats and More at 22937 Jefferson Blvd.
April 13, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown that began on Wednesday, March 28, will be extended through April 20 in the following areas: The area involving all residential developments along Md. 64 (Jefferson Boulevard/Cavetown Pike) from Greendale Drive to Cavetown, including Chewsville, Havenwood Hills, Beaverbrook, Holiday Acres, HCC, Woodbridge, Youngstown, Robins Glenn, Brightwood, Black Rock Estates and Sycamore Heights. Water customers in those areas, particularly those using automatic washing machines, are cautioned to frequently check their water supply for discolored water which may occur because of the work.