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BREAKINGNEWS
July 5, 2011
Police responded to an accident on Jefferson Boulevard at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. However, the road was clear by 1:54. The accident happened near Smithsburg.
NEWS
July 6, 2011
Police responded to an accident on Jefferson Boulevard just past noon Wednesday, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. However, it was cleared off by 1 p.m. The accident happened near Trovinger Mill Road.
NEWS
October 19, 2011
Maryland State Police are seeking information on a burglary that happened Wednesday on Jefferson Boulevard. A burglary at a private residence in the 20000 block of Jefferson Boulevard was reported to the Hagerstown barrack at about 3:18 p.m., police said in a news release. A jewelry box containing various jewelry items valued at approximately $500 was reported stolen, police said. A small black car was observed parked in the driveway of the residence around noon Wednesday, police said.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 17, 2011
The intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Mapleville Road has reopened after an accident briefly blocked off part of it. The accident occurred before 6 a.m. today, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office was notified of the incident at 5:59 a.m., the supervisor said.
NEWS
July 15, 2013
A person was reported to have a minor injury Monday night after a two-car collision on Jefferson Boulevard, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. A Nissan Maxima and a Ford Taurus collided near the intersection with Robinwood Drive, the 911 supervisor said. The accident was reported at 9:10 p.m. Monday, he said. - Julie E. Greene
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 18, 2011
Charles Shifflett was watching football in his house on Jefferson Boulevard Sunday afternoon when a sport utility vehicle slammed into the front of his home. "It was just a big bang. The Christmas tree fell on the floor, balls went everywhere and I went out the door," Shifflett said. Trooper 1st Class J.R. Bowers of the Maryland State Police estimated the 1997 Toyota 4Runner was traveling between 60 mph and 70 mph when it went through Shifflet's front yard, struck a tree, went airborne and struck the house.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2011
A Leitersburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. tanker truck and a car being driven by a Boonsboro woman collided at the intersection of Ringgold Pike and Jefferson Boulevard Thursday afternoon, Maryland State Police said. The 1994 Freightliner tanker truck, which had its emergency lights and siren activated, was traveling east on Ringgold Pike on its way to a structure fire in Franklin County, according to police and Kirk Mongan, chief of the fire department. As the tanker approached the intersection with Jefferson Boulevard about 5:20 p.m., a 1997 Pontiac Trans Am being driven by Tina Marie Morris, 48, pulled into the intersection from southbound Jefferson Boulevard, according to police.
NEWS
October 16, 2008
Birthdays Today - Marian Hoffman, Gossard Mill Road, Hagerstown, turns 70; Logan Nally turns 10; John Silvers, Jefferson Boulevard, Hagerstown, turns 74; Lauren Dietrich, Hagerstown, turns 21.
NEWS
October 1, 2004
Berry Chaney waves to motorists traveling along Jefferson Boulevard in Hagerstown Thursday afternoon. Chaney says he has waved to millions of people and does it "just to see people smile. "
NEWS
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.
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NEWS
August 10, 2013
A man died Saturday night after a tractor rolled over onto him in the 22200 block of Jefferson Boulevard near Smithsburg, Maryland State Police said. Terry Verdier, 42, was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center, police said. Police said it appeared that Verdier was mowing his lawn on a hillside using a zero-turn-style mower when it rolled over on top of him, pinning him underneath the mower for a undetermined time period.      Authorities were dispatched to 22217 Jefferson Boulevard after the incident was reported at 8:01 p.m. A state police helicopter that had been dispatched to the incident was subsequently canceled, officials said.
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NEWS
July 15, 2013
A person was reported to have a minor injury Monday night after a two-car collision on Jefferson Boulevard, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. A Nissan Maxima and a Ford Taurus collided near the intersection with Robinwood Drive, the 911 supervisor said. The accident was reported at 9:10 p.m. Monday, he said. - Julie E. Greene
NEWS
June 30, 2013
A Hagerstown man was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday morning after the pickup truck he was driving crossed the centerline on Eastern Boulevard, hit the guardrail and bounced back across both lanes striking an embankment, Washington County Deputy Chris Peiffer said. It appeared the red pickup truck had rolled over because there was damage to the top of the cab, but the pickup was upright when Peiffer arrived, Peiffer said. Ryan Charles Hartsock, 19, who was conscious and speaking, was taken to Meritus Medical Center, Peiffer said.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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