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June 19, 2013
A Knoxville man was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash on Md. 67, Maryland State Police said in a news release. Roger D. Latham Jr., 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to the release. The accident was reported to the Washington County 911 Center at 11:12 p.m., police said. Latham was driving south on Md. 67, also known as Rohrersville Road, north of the intersection with U.S. 340 when his vehicle missed a curve, went off the roadway and struck a culvert, according to the release.
NEWS
July 2, 2012
A fire caused $31,000 in damage to a two-story home Saturday afternoon at 428 Clark Road in Knoxville, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The occupants were ironing clothes in an upstairs room when the power went out, according to a fire marshal's office news release. After they left the house, the power came back on and caused the iron to reheat. Officials said the fire, which was reported by a neighbor at 2:10 p.m., caused $30,000 in damage to the structure and $1,000 in damage to the contents.
BREAKINGNEWS
August 5, 2013
A fire that caused $1,000 in damage to a minivan Sunday morning on Sandy Hook Road in Knoxville was intentionally set, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. A passer-by reported the fire at 8:30 a.m. in the 18800 block of Sandy Hook Road, according to a news release from the fire marshal's office. Authorities said the 2000 Dodge Caravan stopped burning by the time firefighters arrived. An investigation determined the fire started on the exterior of the vehicle, according to the release.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2013
A 39-year-old auto shop worker was killed Wednesday morning in Knoxville, Md., when a farm tractor tire he was inflating exploded, according to a Maryland State Police spokesman. Brian Alan Snoots was pronounced dead at the scene by Frederick County Emergency Medical Services personnel, state police said. Snoots was inflating the industrial tire with an air hose at Brunswick Auto Repair on Souder Road when the tire exploded and struck him, said Detective Sgt. Wayne Wachsmuth of the Frederick County state police barrack.
NEWS
January 24, 2013
A chimney fire that started above a wood stove Wednesday night caused about $65,000 in damages to a mobile home in Knoxville, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire was reported at 10:09 p.m. by the occupants of the double-wide mobile home at 1834 Hoffmaster Road, according to a fire marshal's office news release. Authorities said the fire, which spread from the chimney to the structure, caused $55,000 in damages to the structure and $10,000 in damages to the contents.
NEWS
September 24, 2012
Dog Adult pit bull mix, male, black and white, found on Rohersville Road in Knoxville For more information, call the Humane Society of Washington County at 301-733-2060.
OBITUARIES
March 23, 2011
Rosie Elizabeth Moss, 88, of Knoxville, Md., died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Citizens Nursing Home, Frederick, Md. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, Md. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville.
OBITUARIES
October 24, 2012
Mr. Robert "Brian" Tritapoe, 57, of Knoxville, Md., passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. He was the husband of Donna Alger Tritapoe for 29 years. Born Oct. 9, 1955, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Dorothy Mullenix Tritapoe of Hagerstown and the late Robert M. Tritapoe. Mr. Tritapoe was a 1973 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He worked for Amtrack as an electrician. Brian was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting and most of all socializing.
LIFESTYLE
January 27, 2012
Nicole Kearstie Sather and Brent Edward Kimball of Gerrardstown, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Lyndsey Joan Kimball , Dec. 29, 2011. Maternal grandparents are James and Felicia McDonald of Inwood, W.Va., and Harry Sather of Baltimore. Paternal grandparents are Susan Joan Kimball of San Diego, and Floyd Edward Kimball of Knoxville, Tenn. Maternal great-grandparents are Mary Kazmaier of Edgewood, Md., Daniel Kazmaier Sr. of Perry Hall, Md., and Virginia Pomanio and Richard Pomanio, both of Baltimore.
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OBITUARIES
September 1, 2013
Ivan Hensley, 75, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Knoxville, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Born Oct. 10, 1937, in Isom, Ky., he was the only son of Flossie Hensley. Ivan was a mechanic by trade and a fisherman at heart. He was a loving husband, companion, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Karen S. Hensley. Mr. Hensley is survived by his daughter, Lisa Marie Moore and husband, DJ, of Jefferson, Md.; son, John Hensley and wife, Kimberly, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; grandchildren, Jessica Droneburg, Alex Moore, Danielle Moore, Tara Clark, Mia Fauble, Jessica Hensley and DJ Droneburg; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Katelyn, Ryan and Matt.
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BREAKINGNEWS
August 5, 2013
A fire that caused $1,000 in damage to a minivan Sunday morning on Sandy Hook Road in Knoxville was intentionally set, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. A passer-by reported the fire at 8:30 a.m. in the 18800 block of Sandy Hook Road, according to a news release from the fire marshal's office. Authorities said the 2000 Dodge Caravan stopped burning by the time firefighters arrived. An investigation determined the fire started on the exterior of the vehicle, according to the release.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
A Knoxville man was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash on Md. 67, Maryland State Police said in a news release. Roger D. Latham Jr., 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to the release. The accident was reported to the Washington County 911 Center at 11:12 p.m., police said. Latham was driving south on Md. 67, also known as Rohrersville Road, north of the intersection with U.S. 340 when his vehicle missed a curve, went off the roadway and struck a culvert, according to the release.
OBITUARIES
June 11, 2013
Gloria Jean Geppi Goetz, 69, of Knoxville, Md., passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born June 30, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Anthony Geppi and Mabel Himes Geppi. She retired in 2010 from National Geographic in Washington, D.C. She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren. She was also a member of the Brunswick Moose Chapter 660 and the Brunswick Eagles. She is survived by two sons, Randy L. Goetz and wife, Pam, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Kelly R. Goetz and wife, Stacey, of Knoxville, Md.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
EDUCATION
April 28, 2013
Dumbledore's Army, a middle school-level Destination Imagination team from Smithsburg Middle School, will represent Washington County at the Destination Imagination Global Finals competition taking place in Knoxville, Tenn., from May 21 to 25. The team will compete against more than 1,200 teams from around the world.   Destination Imagination is the world's largest creative problem-solving program. Teams solve one of seven challenges in the areas of science, technology, mechanics, engineering and theater.
OBITUARIES
March 9, 2013
James T. Haines, 60, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was of the Baptist faith. James was a 32nd Degree Master Mason and a member of Evening Star Lodge 180 and Kerbela Shrine Temple. He was an avid motorcyclist and fisherman. He was a retired over-the-road truck driver with 35 years of service, most recently with Cox Transportation Services. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Yvonne Campbell Haines; and brother, Robert Haines.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2013
A 39-year-old auto shop worker was killed Wednesday morning in Knoxville, Md., when a farm tractor tire he was inflating exploded, according to a Maryland State Police spokesman. Brian Alan Snoots was pronounced dead at the scene by Frederick County Emergency Medical Services personnel, state police said. Snoots was inflating the industrial tire with an air hose at Brunswick Auto Repair on Souder Road when the tire exploded and struck him, said Detective Sgt. Wayne Wachsmuth of the Frederick County state police barrack.
OBITUARIES
February 7, 2013
Lovetta "Lovie" Noland, 80, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at her home. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Knoxville (Md.) Reformed Cemetery. Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.
NEWS
January 24, 2013
A chimney fire that started above a wood stove Wednesday night caused about $65,000 in damages to a mobile home in Knoxville, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire was reported at 10:09 p.m. by the occupants of the double-wide mobile home at 1834 Hoffmaster Road, according to a fire marshal's office news release. Authorities said the fire, which spread from the chimney to the structure, caused $55,000 in damages to the structure and $10,000 in damages to the contents.
OBITUARIES
October 24, 2012
Mr. Robert "Brian" Tritapoe, 57, of Knoxville, Md., passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. He was the husband of Donna Alger Tritapoe for 29 years. Born Oct. 9, 1955, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Dorothy Mullenix Tritapoe of Hagerstown and the late Robert M. Tritapoe. Mr. Tritapoe was a 1973 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He worked for Amtrack as an electrician. Brian was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting and most of all socializing.
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