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October 30, 2000
Gas mistakenly sold as kerosene MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Anyone who purchased kerosene at the Eagle Mart Citgo station in Eagle Plaza in Hedgesville between Oct. 25 and Oct. 29 is being asked to bring the fuel back because they might have gotten gasoline instead. "We don't know for sure that's what happened, but we'd rather be safe and not sorry," said Martha Simpson, president of Waremart, Inc., which owns the facility. "It was brought to our attention first thing (Monday)
NEWS
January 5, 2001
Charles Street fire caused by kerosene heater By DAN KULIN And MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writers A Thursday house fire on Charles Street in Hagerstown started after a resident knocked over a kerosene heater, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Tom Brown said Friday. The fire at 114 Charles St. destroyed the two-story home owned by James Chandler and Janet Walker. Brown said the fire started in a first-floor room where Chandler was sleeping on the floor. Chandler had filled a kerosene heater earlier, spilling some kerosene into the base plate, Brown said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | January 22, 2000
Consumers are reeling from a sudden dramatic increase late last week in the cost of fuel including kerosene, which increased by as much as 70 cents a gallon at some convenience stores. "People are shocked. I've been here 30 years and that's the highest I've seen it," said Donna French of French's Service and Kwick Stop, along W.Va. 9 near Hedgesville, W.Va. French said her fuel supplier informed her about five days ago that the cost of her kerosene would be going from 99 cents a gallon to $1.19 a gallon.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | December 12, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - At least two fires in the Tri-State area this weekend were caused by the improper use of kerosene heaters, and a Hagerstown fire official warns that other alternative heating can cause serious consequences if used incorrectly. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, from 2002 to 2004, heating was considered the second-leading cause of residential building fires after cooking. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, heating was the leading cause of residential fires, a trend brought about by a surge in alternative heating in response to energy shortages and environmental concerns, according to a U.S. Fire Administration report.
NEWS
December 17, 2006
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week's poll question was: Do you use any of the following alternative heat sources - kerosene heater, electric heater, wood stove, fireplace, more than one or none? "I have used or been around people using wood or coal stoves for over 60 years, and if used correctly and kept in good condition along with the venting system, they are as safe as any other heat.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | January 18, 2000
BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - In the wake of a Berkeley County man's death from carbon monoxide poisoning, county fire and rescue officials are urging caution and common sense. cont. from news page People need to read the instructions before operating heaters or electrical generators, ensuring there is enough ventilation and the machines are operated properly, fire officials said. Robert Ennis, 28, was found dead before 9 a.m. Monday in a home under construction in the Wide Horizon Farms subdivision off Quarry Road, according to West Virginia State Police and a county coroner.
NEWS
November 20, 1996
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man has been charged with raping his girlfriend and splashing kerosene on her while threatening to burn down her house, according to court records. Nathanial Dailey, 39, of 7 W. Catherine St., was arrested by Chambersburg Police on Monday night, police said. Dailey allegedly raped the woman at her Rocky Spring Road home in Hamilton Township on Friday, according to records filed in the office of District Justice Gary Carter.
NEWS
January 28, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- A fire caused about $120,000 in damage to a Sharpsburg home early this morning, the state fire marshal said. The fire at 16321 Woburn Road was reported by the home's residents at 12:11 a.m., he said in a news release. About 70 firefighters from Sharpsburg and the surrounding area responded to the fire, which took about an hour to control. The fire started in the kitchen, and is believed to have been caused by a kerosene heater malfunction, the fire marshal said, A 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup truck and a 2002 Subaru station wagon were also damaged in the fire.
NEWS
November 16, 2006
Man charged with assault, arson threat HANCOCK - A Hancock man is accused of forcing his girlfriend into an area where he had poured kerosene and then lighting a couple of matches, according to Washington County District Court records. Chad Lee Golden, 32, of 114 Baptist Road, is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, arson threat and attempting to burn property, according to a charging document. Golden allegedly told police investigating a complaint of domestic violence on Tuesday about 9 a.m. he was too drunk to stand up. When asked about the odor of kerosene in his residence, Golden allegedly said he was trying to burn down the house, according to the document.
NEWS
July 22, 2011
One set of fuel pumps at the Sheetz gas station and convenience store at the intersection of South Potomac Street (Md. 65) and Oak Ridge Drive south of Hagerstown is roped off. Four of the eight pumps in that set are being converted to dispense both diesel fuel and gasoline, said Donald Coggins of Jones & Frank Petroleum Equipment Specialists, the firm contracted to work on the project. In order to convert the pumps, Coggins said that underground kerosene line must be be replaced by a diesel line.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 22, 2011
An early morning fire on Wednesday that killed a man might have been started by a kerosene heater, according to the chief of the Independent Fire Co. The kerosene heater was between a living room and a kitchen in a mobile home at 1026 N. Mildred St., where the man lived alone, Donald Longerbeam said Thursday. When firefighters responded to the 2:33 a.m. fire, flames had broken through the roof of the home and fire was coming out windows, Longerbeam said. Firefighters attacked the blaze at the front door and the man was found inside close to the door, Longerbeam said.
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NEWS
July 22, 2011
One set of fuel pumps at the Sheetz gas station and convenience store at the intersection of South Potomac Street (Md. 65) and Oak Ridge Drive south of Hagerstown is roped off. Four of the eight pumps in that set are being converted to dispense both diesel fuel and gasoline, said Donald Coggins of Jones & Frank Petroleum Equipment Specialists, the firm contracted to work on the project. In order to convert the pumps, Coggins said that underground kerosene line must be be replaced by a diesel line.
OPINION
January 30, 2011
“President Obama sounds more like George W. Bush every day. He’s for pro-military, he’s for keeping open the Guantanamo Bay, keeping taxes on the rich people in place, and wire-tapping and reducing spending. He really wants to get re-elected.” — Boonsboro “I want to know what good unions are, that don’t allow its employees to strike. What good is a union that lets your job or state entity jack up your premiums, your prescription, your insurance, and doesn’t give you raises for four years?
NEWS
January 28, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- A fire caused about $120,000 in damage to a Sharpsburg home early this morning, the state fire marshal said. The fire at 16321 Woburn Road was reported by the home's residents at 12:11 a.m., he said in a news release. About 70 firefighters from Sharpsburg and the surrounding area responded to the fire, which took about an hour to control. The fire started in the kitchen, and is believed to have been caused by a kerosene heater malfunction, the fire marshal said, A 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup truck and a 2002 Subaru station wagon were also damaged in the fire.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | February 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Whether they left space heaters unattended or discarded smoldering cigarettes, many of the victims of fires within the City of Hagers- town made one mistake before their belongings went up in flames, a fire official said. "The person simply didn't think of what could happen prior to doing what they did," said Mike Weller, fire prevention officer for the Hagerstown Fire Department, which has responded to three house fires since Saturday. The fire department is battling its fourth straight year of an increase in significant fires, Weller said.
NEWS
December 17, 2006
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week's poll question was: Do you use any of the following alternative heat sources - kerosene heater, electric heater, wood stove, fireplace, more than one or none? "I have used or been around people using wood or coal stoves for over 60 years, and if used correctly and kept in good condition along with the venting system, they are as safe as any other heat.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | December 12, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - At least two fires in the Tri-State area this weekend were caused by the improper use of kerosene heaters, and a Hagerstown fire official warns that other alternative heating can cause serious consequences if used incorrectly. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, from 2002 to 2004, heating was considered the second-leading cause of residential building fires after cooking. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, heating was the leading cause of residential fires, a trend brought about by a surge in alternative heating in response to energy shortages and environmental concerns, according to a U.S. Fire Administration report.
NEWS
November 16, 2006
Man charged with assault, arson threat HANCOCK - A Hancock man is accused of forcing his girlfriend into an area where he had poured kerosene and then lighting a couple of matches, according to Washington County District Court records. Chad Lee Golden, 32, of 114 Baptist Road, is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, arson threat and attempting to burn property, according to a charging document. Golden allegedly told police investigating a complaint of domestic violence on Tuesday about 9 a.m. he was too drunk to stand up. When asked about the odor of kerosene in his residence, Golden allegedly said he was trying to burn down the house, according to the document.
NEWS
BY STACEY DANZUSO | April 19, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hagerstown man who had been charged with helping steal cash from a Chambersburg business and later setting the empty lock box on fire to cover up the crime was sentenced Wednesday to serve at least nine months in prison. Robert L. Hoffman, of 147 E. Franklin St., was one of two men charged in the Sept. 23 theft and fire at T.B. Woods, 440 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg. Hoffman, 23, initially was charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking.
NEWS
April 26, 2001
Police log in April 26 Morning Herald Ill. truck driver cited after tractor-trailers collide An Illinois man was cited for negligent driving after a tractor-trailer was hit from behind by another tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 Wednesday morning, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said. Donald Stutesman, 68, was driving a tractor-trailer west on I-70 around 12:04 a.m. when he approached a construction area, state police said. Stutesman was unable to slow down in time and drove into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had stopped for construction, state police alleged.
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