January 22, 2012
The room was charged with energy through much of the game as Baltimore Ravens fans jumped to their feet and pumped their fists in the air during the nail-biting AFC championship game against the New England Patriots. Then it came to an end when Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a field goal, ending the team's chances of keeping the game alive with a tie. The Hub City Ravens Roost room in Always Ron's Restaurant & Catering on Burhans Boulevard fell suddenly quiet as fans walked out the doors in disbelief.
October 21, 2011
Kenneth Gerald Crippen, 84, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Born Dec. 5, 1926, in Rockford, Ill., he was the son of the late James and Ruby (Tyler) Crippen. Kenneth attended Fort Hill High School and Potomac State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Enterprise during World War II and the USS Wedderburn during the Korean War. Kenneth had worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., and the Washington County Bus Co. Kenneth, at one point, owned and operated Crippen's Driving School.
September 21, 2008
Long shot: Man finds rifle his dad used in Korea DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - As gifts go, Jim Richardson's choice for his father's 79th birthday was a long shot. Virgil Richardson fondly remembered the .30-caliber M1 Garand rifle he carried during his time as a soldier during the Korean War. He even still had the weapon's serial number. Using that number, Jim Richardson went online and found the firearm at a Kentucky gun broker. "I couldn't even talk when he gave it to me," Virgil Richardson told The Flint Journal.
December 4, 2000
Students earn news writing contest mention By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer They didn't exactly rewrite history, but a group of Washington County Technical High School students traveled back in time to dig up news that happened nearly 50 years ago. Their efforts earned them an honorable mention in a nationwide USA Today/Edgate.com News of the Century contest. Nine students in the visual communications class entered the contest as juniors last year and recently learned as seniors that they received an award.
November 4, 2002
To the editor: Rep. Roscoe Bartlett won his last election riding on the backs of Maryland veterans. A little over two years ago, I sought the help of his staff in Hagerstown to assist me with service connected claims and subsequent appeals I had with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore. When I went to his Hagerstown office I could not have been treated nicer by one of his female staff members who said she would look into my situation. For the next several months I was ignored, rebuffed and lied to. Absolutely nothing was done on my behalf.
February 10, 2009
OCT. 10, 1927-FEB. 8, 2009 SHARPSBURG - Earl Emery Conner, 81, of Chestnut Grove Road, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Albright, W.Va., he was the son of the late George Anderson and Lottie Bell Litchliter Conner. He had been employed in construction as a finish carpenter. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two sisters, Lucy Wolfe of West Virginia and Freda Williams of Sharpsburg; and nieces and nephews.
March 5, 2009
SEPT. 7, 1930-MARCH 3, 2009 Ronald F. Slusher, 78, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Sept. 7, 1930 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Gertrude E. Brown Slusher. He retired as a roofer with Tri-State Roofing, Hagerstown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post No. 211. He is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Sisk; one son, David Slusher; and one brother, Robert Slusher of Hagerstown.
September 29, 2009
Big weekend ahead It's a big week with homecoming and all of the fun activities planned at South Hagerstown High School. I wanted to make sure that all parents were aware that Friday is an early dismissal - 2 1/2 hours, to be exact. So make sure you have planned accordingly. See you at the game Friday night. Open house at fire station Saturday, Oct. 10, should be a big day for the firetruck enthusiasts in your family. The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will open its station to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be firetruck rides, and loads of information and demonstrations.
April 4, 2010
AUG. 10, 1935-APRIL 2, 2010 William L. Trovinger, 74, of Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully Friday, April 2, 2010, at Washington County Hospital. Born Aug. 10, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John L. and Frances (Kondle) Trovinger. William was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. Mr. Trovinger was a retired truck driver with Consolidated Freight in Richmond, Calif. He is survived by one son, Dean Trovinger of Hagerstown; three sisters, Edith Deener of Boonsboro, Md., Virginia Henretta of Tennessee and Christina Riehn of Texas; and one brother, Tim Trovinger of California.