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June 10, 2012
A 60-year-old man was found trapped under a riding lawn mower off Kretsinger Road Sunday afternoon, authorities said. It appears the man might have been operating the tractor on an incline, said James Ulrich, acting chief of Smithsburg  Emergency Medical Services Inc. When rescue crews arrived, the man was trapped under the tractor in a driveway, Ulrich said. The man was unconscious and was not breathing, said Ulrich, who described the man's condition as critical. The man was transported to Meritus Medical center after the accident, which was reported at about 4:11 p.m., officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | July 18, 2012
Aaron Crowl is a family man, but he likes to race, too. In his younger days, the Bel Air, Md., man spent a lot of time and money honing his skills as a dirt-track racer. About 17 years ago, he was getting ready to race his four-cylinder pick-up truck when a man who owned a nearby lawn-mower repair shop approached him and his buddies and asked them to try racing a lawn mower. Crowl gave it a try and he's been hooked ever since, he said during a telephone interview en route to the San Diego Zoo. He and his wife and two daughters were in California as part of the national touring series of the American Racing Mower Association.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | October 22, 2005
Obituary, A8 A Keedysville man who ran a lawn mowing business was found dead, trapped under a lawn mower, Wednesday night at a customer's house, Washington County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Roy Harsh said. Stephen Jerome Florian, 45, of Red Hill Road, was found after 10 p.m. trapped under a Steiner lawn mower, an older model, mid-sized riding lawn mower, over a steep embankment at 18868 Keedysville Road, Harsh said. The man's wife told police she guessed the accident occurred between noon and 1 p.m. She reported Florian missing at 10:11 p.m. because he didn't show up at a school function he said he would attend.
NEWS
November 10, 2009
For some people, there is nothing sweeter than the smell of fresh-cut grass?until the mower breaks down halfway through the job and they aren't mechanically inclined! Other people buy the biggest, heaviest mower, only to realize that even with a self-propelled mower, they are worn out by the time they finish the yard. You can keep things simple and easy if you get the lawnmower that is right for you. A small, electric-powered or manually powered mower may do the trick. They cost a lot less than larger self-propelled models, and can give you many years of good service if they are used properly and maintained.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 20, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSON, Pa. - For all the noise they make, you'd think you were seeing a NASCAR race. If your eyes were closed. The most horsepower these machines can generate was 28 - in the top racing class. About a dozen men and one woman brought their lawn mowers - some stock just as they came off a Lowe's sales floor, some with souped-up motors. They bounced around a small, muddy, makeshift track rimmed with straw bales Thursday evening at the Franklin County Fair.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | October 23, 2006
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Even with the rivalry, Jackie Andrews and Ken Williams shared a few laughs Sunday afternoon before the race that determined Pennsylvania's 2006 champion in what Andrews called "a poor man's sport. " The pair and dozens of other racers donned helmets, turned the keys in their ignitions, tested the track and sent dirt flying. About five hours later, Andrews of Havre de Grace, Md., crossed the finish line, earned the state S/P circuit championship title and took her lawn mower home.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
Deputies respond to theft reports The following incidents were reported Monday and Tuesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office: A Toro lawn mower was stolen in the 16400 block of Fairview Road. Thefts were reported in the 1700 block of Massey Boulevard. A Honda motorcycle was stolen in the 700 block of Chase Six Boulevard. Catalytic converters were stolen in the 7800 block of Sharpsburg Pike.
NEWS
by DON AINES | July 10, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The heat from a lawn mower engine ignited a fire that destroyed a barn Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery Township, Pa., according to one of the owners. The fire at the Rohart Farm, 8069 Corner Road, was called in at 3:51 p.m., according to Franklin County Emergency Communications. Robert Hartung Jr., who owns the farm with his brother, Thomas, and father Robert Hartung Sr., said a family member had pulled the lawn mower into the barn and it caught some hay on fire.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 5, 2011
A Fulton County, Pa., man drowned Saturday afternoon after a riding lawn mower rolled into a creek and he became pinned under the mower, Pennsylvania State Police said. Larry Houck, 69, of New Grenada, Pa., was mowing grass around 1:30 p.m. Saturday near a creek embankment at 269 Hoover Road, north of McConnellsburg, when the mower rolled over the embankment and into the creek, police said. Hoover Road is north of Pa. 913, northwest of Waterfall, Pa., and southeast of Robertsdale, Pa., in northern Fulton County.
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BUSINESS
August 4, 2013
ThompsonGas Hagerstown-based ThompsonGas, the 18th-largest propane service provider in the United States, recently was selected as the first and only provider of propane for six alternative-fueled lawn mowers for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, or NAMA. Each new Exmark Lazer Z S-Series lawn mower, donated by the Propane Education & Research Council, will be refilled using a propane cylinder exchange system from ThompsonGas. The new lawn mowers are part of the National Park Service's initiative to reduce dependence on foreign oil and conserve energy.
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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 17, 2013
A 37-year-old man was flown to The Johns Hopkins Burn Center in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon after he suffered burns when a trailer containing mowing equipment went up in flames on Sweeney Drive, according to a Hagerstown fire official. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the man was inside a business, where people were trying to help him, Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said. The man was conscious, and authorities were able to talk to him, DeHaven said. After a medic evaluated his injuries, a decision was made to fly him to the burn center, DeHaven said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | July 18, 2012
Aaron Crowl is a family man, but he likes to race, too. In his younger days, the Bel Air, Md., man spent a lot of time and money honing his skills as a dirt-track racer. About 17 years ago, he was getting ready to race his four-cylinder pick-up truck when a man who owned a nearby lawn-mower repair shop approached him and his buddies and asked them to try racing a lawn mower. Crowl gave it a try and he's been hooked ever since, he said during a telephone interview en route to the San Diego Zoo. He and his wife and two daughters were in California as part of the national touring series of the American Racing Mower Association.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2012
I like to think that my vast surplus of brain energy simply overwhelms lesser machines. That's why every electronic or mechanical device I touch breaks. This is the only explanation that fits. My prodigious brain waves crowd out computer code, operating signals and electronic impulses emanating from a Dr. Suess array of widgets, blidgets, capacitors, dabnapators, transistors and wanflistors, What chance does, say, the remote handset of a telephone have of receiving messages from its base station when the room is jammed by my thunderous thoughts?
NEWS
June 10, 2012
A 60-year-old man was found trapped under a riding lawn mower off Kretsinger Road Sunday afternoon, authorities said. It appears the man might have been operating the tractor on an incline, said James Ulrich, acting chief of Smithsburg  Emergency Medical Services Inc. When rescue crews arrived, the man was trapped under the tractor in a driveway, Ulrich said. The man was unconscious and was not breathing, said Ulrich, who described the man's condition as critical. The man was transported to Meritus Medical center after the accident, which was reported at about 4:11 p.m., officials said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2012
Ned Robinson stood and assessed his purchases from the auction: various tools, shoes, some holiday decorations, books, puzzles, dishes and some metal he hopes to recycle. “You name it, we got a little bit of everything,” said Robinson, of Hagerstown. Robinson was among the dozens of people who showed up Monday at the annual Memorial Day Community Auction and Food Stand at the Ringgold Ruritan Club. The auction has been in existence for more than 30 years and typically raises about $6,000 for the organization, said club President John Lefebure.
NEWS
November 14, 2011
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “urban agriculture?” It certainly depends on your perspective and where you live. Yet, I was surprised the other day during interviews we were conducting to fill an educator position that will focus on urban agriculture. I should say I wasn't surprised by the subject or even some of the candidates' perceptions. I've had the privilege to travel a fair bit in my career, including several trips abroad. I have long been impressed with the European model of growth and their collective respect for agriculture.
NEWS
September 7, 2011
Thefts, attempted burglary reported in Washington County The following incidents were reported Tuesday and Wednesday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office: A lawn mower stolen in the 10800 block of Allen Avenue. An attempted burglary in the 1300 block of Brown Road. A theft in the 18200 block of Maugans Avenue.   Accident reported on Pa. Turnpike The following incident was reported Tuesday by Franklin County (Pa.)
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