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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | December 27, 2011
More than 100 Kmart and Sears department store branches are expected to close nationwide, their parent company announced Tuesday, without specifying which branches would close or when. Both store chains have local branches in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Sears Holdings Corp., which owns Sears and Kmart, announced the closings as part of a quarterly business report. Year-to-date sales are down 1.8 percent for Kmart and 3.3 percent for Sears Domestic, according to a company news release about the report.
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July 5, 2006
A free diabetes education event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Kmart, 1713 Massey Blvd., Hagerstown. A pharmacist will be available to provide a free meter demonstration and discuss the advantages of glucose testing and proper meter usage; provide a free blood pressure check and discuss benefits of regular blood pressure monitoring; and provide a free medication review and answer any questions on prescription and over-the-counter...
NEWS
September 3, 2009
HAGERSTOWN - Several thousand dollars' worth of jewelry was stolen in a burglary early Thursday at the Kmart at 1713 Massey Boulevard, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Deputies responded to the alarm at 12:50 a.m. The store's glass front door had been broken and the jewelry cases had been smashed, the release said. The burglar was wearing blue jeans and a black hooded jacket with a dark T-shirt underneath, the release said. Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact Det. Casey Barnes at 240-313-2885.
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September 17, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Gerrardstown, W.Va., man has been charged in the theft of approximately $80,000 worth of jewelry from Kmart on Apple Harvest Drive, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. Bobby Lee Jenkins, 31, was charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny, and was being held Thursday at Eastern Regional Jail, according to a news release. The theft at Kmart occurred Aug. 24 and involved items like tennis bracelets, and gold and diamond rings, Cpl. Chris McCulley said.
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By JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | December 18, 2007
Lt. D.S. Richmond of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department shops for clothes at the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Kmart on Monday for the Deputy Sheriff's Association's annual Christmas Shopping Drive. The drive will provide items for more than 90 needy children in Berkeley County. Businesses and groups who assisted with donations of time, money and items include Ernie's Salvage Yard, Les's Auto and Truck Repair, Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, City Hospital nurses, the recovery room and one-day surgery staff at City Hospital, Kmart and the Eastern Panhandle Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
NEWS
September 4, 2009
Jewelry stolen in burglary at Kmart Cab driver robbed at gunpoint Hedgesville woman charged in son's death found guilty on all counts Mother on trial in son's death: 'I just lost it' Teen hurt after falling 30 feet down cliff
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 30, 2013
Three Pennsylvania men were charged Monday with passing counterfeit $100 bills at Kmart and the Premium Outlets in an incident in which one suspect rammed a police cruiser, according to Washington County District Court records. Zollie Gibson, 49, of Philadelphia, was charged with nine counts of possession of forged currency and three counts of theft of less than $100, court records said. Tyreik L. Gibson, 28, of Lansdowne, Pa., and Brian Tucker, 32, of Chester, Pa., were each charged with theft of less than $1,000 and two counts of possession of forged currency, court records said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 1, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Philadelphia man charged with conspiring to commit grand larceny at the Kmart near Martinsburg was taken into custody Tuesday evening after a vehicle pursuit with police, according to court records. Anthony Eugene Davis, 42, also was charged with fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot and reckless driving in addition to the conspiracy charge, according to a complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sgt. T.A. Young.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 24, 2011
For Robin Mills and Ashley Halteman, Thanksgiving Day shopping at the Kmart off Massey Boulevard was just a warm-up for the big game on Black Friday. Halteman, 21, said she drove two hours from her home in Pennsylvania to see Mills in Hagerstown. The mother-daughter duo said their Thanksgiving plans involved shopping at Kmart, eating dinner, getting a little rest - then waiting in line at Sears early on Black Friday morning to snare some big savings. “We want to be out by 3 (a.m.)
NEWS
August 1, 2004
Survey: Executives also seek new jobs With the job market improving, more workers are heading for the exits, but they're not alone - a survey suggests executives are equally ready to find new jobs. More than two-thirds, or 68 percent, of executives said they weren't satisfied with their current positions. Almost all, 94 percent, said they were scouting new employment. The top reasons for their unhappiness were "poor company culture" (16 percent) and "limited advancement opportunities" (15 percent)
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2013
Minnie “Marie” Kershner was a legend among Salvation Army bell ringers. She started ringing the bell in downtown Hagerstown near McCrory's, and kept ringing the bell for 50 years. Marie later was moved to the entrance of Kmart at Valley Plaza, where she became a fixture. “Many people, when they think of bell ringers in Washington County, they think of Marie. The Kmart employees just loved her,” said Salvation Army Sgt. Maj. Larry Miller of Hagerstown. Miller said for about 15 years, he would pick Marie up at the Alexander House, where she was living, so she could attend Sunday school at The Salvation Army.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 30, 2013
Three Pennsylvania men were charged Monday with passing counterfeit $100 bills at Kmart and the Premium Outlets in an incident in which one suspect rammed a police cruiser, according to Washington County District Court records. Zollie Gibson, 49, of Philadelphia, was charged with nine counts of possession of forged currency and three counts of theft of less than $100, court records said. Tyreik L. Gibson, 28, of Lansdowne, Pa., and Brian Tucker, 32, of Chester, Pa., were each charged with theft of less than $1,000 and two counts of possession of forged currency, court records said.
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April 26, 2013
Woman charged with battery MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., woman who is accused of kicking a medic in the head was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on one count of battery, according to court documents. Joie Nicole Kinney, 25, of 89 Zig Zag Lane, was arraigned by Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II, who set her bond at $5,000, according to court documents. Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies said the incident occurred Thursday when authorities responded to the Zig Zag Lane residence for a reported domestic situation, according to court documents.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | December 27, 2011
More than 100 Kmart and Sears department store branches are expected to close nationwide, their parent company announced Tuesday, without specifying which branches would close or when. Both store chains have local branches in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Sears Holdings Corp., which owns Sears and Kmart, announced the closings as part of a quarterly business report. Year-to-date sales are down 1.8 percent for Kmart and 3.3 percent for Sears Domestic, according to a company news release about the report.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 24, 2011
For Robin Mills and Ashley Halteman, Thanksgiving Day shopping at the Kmart off Massey Boulevard was just a warm-up for the big game on Black Friday. Halteman, 21, said she drove two hours from her home in Pennsylvania to see Mills in Hagerstown. The mother-daughter duo said their Thanksgiving plans involved shopping at Kmart, eating dinner, getting a little rest - then waiting in line at Sears early on Black Friday morning to snare some big savings. “We want to be out by 3 (a.m.)
OBITUARIES
July 13, 2011
JUNE 4, 1943-JULY 12, 2011 Barbara Winter, 68, of 164 Vision Lane, Falling Waters, W.Va., died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home. Born June 4, 1943, in Slough, England, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Ryden Gurney. She was co-owner, for 18 years, of Bingo Island in Hagerstown. For 10 years, she was assistant manager of Kmart in Hagerstown. She was an animal lover. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James R. Winter; one sister, Valerie Orr and husband, Thomas, of South Carolina; one niece, Lauren Skipp of Hagerstown; one nephew, Stephen Skipp of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews in England.
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January 10, 2011
Donald Harry “Chief” Robinson, 70, of Williamsport, Md., and formerly of Bristol, Conn., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at his home. Born Aug. 15, 1940, in Clear Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Lester William and Olive Virginia Blair Robinson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Jordan Robinson, in 2006. He was employed by Cook’s Nursing Home, Terryville, Conn., until retiring in 2006. He was most recently employed at Kmart in Hagerstown, Md. He was a member of Calvary Temple, Williamsport, Md. He was an ordained minister and was a missionary to the Philippine Islands for 13 years.
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December 26, 2010
-DEC. 24, 2010 ATHENS, Ga. — Marvin E. Linton, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospice House. A native of Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert E. and Lillian Keyton Linton. Mr. Linton is survived by his wife, Margaret Linton; stepdaughter, Donna Whitmore and husband, Samuel, of Athens; stepdaughter, Nita McCormick and husband, Joseph, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by a stepson, Russell Penner; brothers, Wesley and Brooke Linton; sister, Edith Linton; and grandson, Cris Penner.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 1, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Philadelphia man charged with conspiring to commit grand larceny at the Kmart near Martinsburg was taken into custody Tuesday evening after a vehicle pursuit with police, according to court records. Anthony Eugene Davis, 42, also was charged with fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot and reckless driving in addition to the conspiracy charge, according to a complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sgt. T.A. Young.
NEWS
By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | December 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A Gwynn Oak, Md., man has been charged with 50 counts related to credit fraud for allegedly trying to buy electronic equipment with fake credit cards, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Deputies on Sunday arrested Thomas Linwood Jones Jr., 40, at Kmart at 1713 Massey Blvd. in Hagerstown after store employees reported the attempted theft, the sheriff's department said in a release. Store loss prevention staff said a man was in the store trying to make purchases with fake credit cards, deputies said.
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