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March 4, 2005
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fire broke out Thursday morning in a laundromat in the Charles Town Plaza, causing an estimated $15,000 damage to the business, a fire official said. Firefighters were notified at 6:49 a.m. about the fire in The Laundry House, said Lt. Donnie Lanham of the Independent Fire Co. A woman who was in the laundromat washing her clothes noticed the fire and called 911, Lanham said. When firefighters arrived at the scene, heavy smoke filled the laundromat, Lanham said.
NEWS
July 20, 1999
Gene Becker spent more time than he wanted to in a Hagerstown laundromat Tuesday evening, and not because it was crowded. After the Ringgold man finished washing and drying his clothes at the D&P Coin-Op Laundry & Dry Cleaning on Summit Avenue a little before 9 p.m., he went into the men's room at the rear of the building. While he was in the restroom, maintenance man William Crouse came, thought the laundry was empty, and locked up. Trapped inside the building alone, Becker's first thought was to use the pay phone to call Hagerstown City Police but said he couldn't find the number in the phone book.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 29, 2011
An accident in the 100 block of Summit Avenue in Hagerstown Thursday morning apparently pushed a parked Nissan pickup truck through a laundromat parking lot, over a curb and across a grassy strip, where it came to rest behind the laundromat, according to a witness. The driver of a northbound Chevrolet Aveo, Sabrina Sherie Shank, 25, of 10724 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, left her lane of travel and struck the pickup truck, according to Sgt. Eric Knode of the Hagerstown Police Department.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | August 1, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com At downtown Hagerstown's Suds & Suds, the washing's cheap and the beer's cold. "Soap powder's dirt cheap, 50 cents a box," said patron Steven Sadzinski of Hagerstown. "The people aren't rowdy. Everybody's real friendly. And my favorite, they got excellent Polish hot dogs here. " Sadzinski and other local coin-operated laundry customers praised area laundry businesses that put a new spin on the old chore by providing perks that make doing dirty laundry in public more desirable.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 28, 2010
A man claiming he had a weapon robbed The Columbia Bank along South Potomac Street in Hagerstown Tuesday afternoon, city police said. The man, described as being tall and wearing wire-framed glasses, entered the bank at 900 S. Potomac St. at about 2:51 p.m. and approached one of the tellers, said Lt. Paul Kifer, a spokesman for the Hagerstown Police Department. After a brief discussion with the teller, the man told the worker he had a weapon, although one was not shown, Kifer said.
NEWS
September 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A Clear Spring man was shot in the shoulder early Friday in a drive-by shooting behind a laundromat at the intersection of Linganore and Salem avenues, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. Christopher Clifford Kolb, 20, was being treated at Washington County Hospital for the gunshot wound, which was near his right collarbone, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Paul Kifer said. The shooting happened about 4:30 a.m., Kifer said. Police have not identified who shot Kolb, but another man, Terry Wayne Conley Jr., 19, of 57 Wayside Ave. in Hagerstown, has been charged after police learned he fired a pistol earlier in the night, Kifer said.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | June 7, 2005
Laundromat complex plans OK'd The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a site plan for an ice cream parlor and laundromat on Oak Ridge Drive near Hagerstown. Senior Planner Lisa Kelly Pietro said the site plan for the South Pointe Ice Cream Parlor includes an ice cream business and a laundromat in a 1,400-square-foot building in commercial area already being developed. Pietro said the businesses will be accessible off Villa Ridge and South Pointe drives.
NEWS
April 1, 1997
Teen charged with delinquency A 13-year-old Hagerstown boy was charged with delinquency after a window on a parked Dodge van was punched out on Sunday, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. The incident allegedly occurred at about 9:15 p.m. at the Townhouse Manor complex, 55 Manor Drive, police said. The boy got in an argument with a maintenance worker before the van's window was broken, police said. The teen was released to his mother's custody, police said.
NEWS
By DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | December 18, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com Donna Hershberger takes on the aura of a master craftswoman as she gives herself to the joy of her trade, though she dismisses the notion her "hobby" is anything complicated or beyond the grasp of anyone inclined to learn and invest the time. The 49-year-old Hagerstown resident simply enjoys the process of turning back the hands of time - or the shoelaces of time more appropriately - and then standing back to admire her handiwork. "There's nothing really hard in here," Hershberger said.
NEWS
January 16, 2001
Police log in 1/16 Morning Herald Charles Town Police probe Monday stabbing incident CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police were dispatched to a reported stabbing incident in Charles Town Monday night. After receiving the call at about 7:23 p.m., several police cars pulled up to a small house on West Avis Street and a nearby laundromat in the Hilldale Shopping Center along Augustine Avenue. Police were talking to at least one man outside the house on West Avis Street and a group of people were milling around the laundromat.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 29, 2011
An accident in the 100 block of Summit Avenue in Hagerstown Thursday morning apparently pushed a parked Nissan pickup truck through a laundromat parking lot, over a curb and across a grassy strip, where it came to rest behind the laundromat, according to a witness. The driver of a northbound Chevrolet Aveo, Sabrina Sherie Shank, 25, of 10724 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, left her lane of travel and struck the pickup truck, according to Sgt. Eric Knode of the Hagerstown Police Department.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 28, 2010
A man claiming he had a weapon robbed The Columbia Bank along South Potomac Street in Hagerstown Tuesday afternoon, city police said. The man, described as being tall and wearing wire-framed glasses, entered the bank at 900 S. Potomac St. at about 2:51 p.m. and approached one of the tellers, said Lt. Paul Kifer, a spokesman for the Hagerstown Police Department. After a brief discussion with the teller, the man told the worker he had a weapon, although one was not shown, Kifer said.
NEWS
September 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A Clear Spring man was shot in the shoulder early Friday in a drive-by shooting behind a laundromat at the intersection of Linganore and Salem avenues, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. Christopher Clifford Kolb, 20, was being treated at Washington County Hospital for the gunshot wound, which was near his right collarbone, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Paul Kifer said. The shooting happened about 4:30 a.m., Kifer said. Police have not identified who shot Kolb, but another man, Terry Wayne Conley Jr., 19, of 57 Wayside Ave. in Hagerstown, has been charged after police learned he fired a pistol earlier in the night, Kifer said.
NEWS
By DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | December 18, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com Donna Hershberger takes on the aura of a master craftswoman as she gives herself to the joy of her trade, though she dismisses the notion her "hobby" is anything complicated or beyond the grasp of anyone inclined to learn and invest the time. The 49-year-old Hagerstown resident simply enjoys the process of turning back the hands of time - or the shoelaces of time more appropriately - and then standing back to admire her handiwork. "There's nothing really hard in here," Hershberger said.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | June 7, 2005
Laundromat complex plans OK'd The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a site plan for an ice cream parlor and laundromat on Oak Ridge Drive near Hagerstown. Senior Planner Lisa Kelly Pietro said the site plan for the South Pointe Ice Cream Parlor includes an ice cream business and a laundromat in a 1,400-square-foot building in commercial area already being developed. Pietro said the businesses will be accessible off Villa Ridge and South Pointe drives.
NEWS
March 4, 2005
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fire broke out Thursday morning in a laundromat in the Charles Town Plaza, causing an estimated $15,000 damage to the business, a fire official said. Firefighters were notified at 6:49 a.m. about the fire in The Laundry House, said Lt. Donnie Lanham of the Independent Fire Co. A woman who was in the laundromat washing her clothes noticed the fire and called 911, Lanham said. When firefighters arrived at the scene, heavy smoke filled the laundromat, Lanham said.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | August 1, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com At downtown Hagerstown's Suds & Suds, the washing's cheap and the beer's cold. "Soap powder's dirt cheap, 50 cents a box," said patron Steven Sadzinski of Hagerstown. "The people aren't rowdy. Everybody's real friendly. And my favorite, they got excellent Polish hot dogs here. " Sadzinski and other local coin-operated laundry customers praised area laundry businesses that put a new spin on the old chore by providing perks that make doing dirty laundry in public more desirable.
NEWS
October 9, 2002
Hagerstown City Police are looking for two teenage boys who robbed a laundromat clerk in the city's North End Tuesday night. Two boys entered the 21st Century Laundromat at 824 Pennsylvania Ave. at 7:55 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk, Sgt. George Knight said. Although no weapons were displayed, one of the teenagers had his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon, he said. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, they fled the store on foot toward Belview Avenue, police said.
NEWS
January 16, 2001
Police log in 1/16 Morning Herald Charles Town Police probe Monday stabbing incident CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police were dispatched to a reported stabbing incident in Charles Town Monday night. After receiving the call at about 7:23 p.m., several police cars pulled up to a small house on West Avis Street and a nearby laundromat in the Hilldale Shopping Center along Augustine Avenue. Police were talking to at least one man outside the house on West Avis Street and a group of people were milling around the laundromat.
NEWS
July 20, 1999
Gene Becker spent more time than he wanted to in a Hagerstown laundromat Tuesday evening, and not because it was crowded. After the Ringgold man finished washing and drying his clothes at the D&P Coin-Op Laundry & Dry Cleaning on Summit Avenue a little before 9 p.m., he went into the men's room at the rear of the building. While he was in the restroom, maintenance man William Crouse came, thought the laundry was empty, and locked up. Trapped inside the building alone, Becker's first thought was to use the pay phone to call Hagerstown City Police but said he couldn't find the number in the phone book.
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