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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.
April 12, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men using false names, driver's licenses and addresses attended an estate auction on Saturday and stole about $2,000 worth of antiques, police said. Two men used false names and addresses as identifications at the Lucy Boward home auction in Hedgesville, W.Va., Lt. K.C. Bohrer with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said. He said the men bid on antiques such as a railroad watch, butchering tools, a B&O railroad lantern, antiques stirrers and kettles and a Cub Cadet riding lawn mower.
August 7, 2011
Woman falls from dock WILLIAMSPORT - A woman fell about 15 feet from a dock along the Potomac River Sunday evening near the Potomac Fish and Game Club, according to a 911 dispatcher. It is believed the woman fell on some rocks, the dispatcher said. The dispatcher said he believed the woman was taken to a ramp in the area of the Potomac Fish and Gun Club and flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Safe stolen from Pa. Exxon McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - An Exxon gas station south of McConnellsburg was burglarized Saturday morning when a safe containing lottery items was stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
By DAVE McMILLION | | 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.
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 17, 2006
MERCERSBURG, PA. - Organizers of the 20th annual Two Top Ruritan Steam and Gas Show say the three-day event is about working for the community. In the words of Two Top Ruritan Club President Ralph Daugherty, the club's 23 members "work hard for free to make money, then give it away to the needy in the community. " Like most Ruritan clubs, the Two Top charter is a fundraising organization. The annual Steam and Gas show is the highlight for the small club, but Daugherty admitted he could not recall how much the club raised with the event last year.
August 1, 2000
Stolen goods find way into flea markets By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer Finding a name brand item for a price that seems like a steal at a flea market could be just that, local authorities say. It has become common for criminals to sell stolen items at flea markets because the markets aren't regulated, said Hagerstown City Police Capt. Charles Summers. continued "Years ago people used pawn shops to fence stolen goods. Once they became regulated, they went on to the next unregulated venue," Summers said.
March 10, 2003
If you would like to have a beautiful yard without doing all the work, read on. If you would like to have someone else do the work and have it cost you less than what you'd pay for a gallon of gasoline for your lawn mower, read further. A team of HCC alumni volunteers will provide four hours of labor right in your back yard - or front yard. They will clean, weed and plant your garden or yard. The team will do patio or porch pots, clean flower beds, plant annuals, mulch and lightly prune shrubs.
By TIM ROWLAND | May 29, 2008
I still think that the freedom to drive where and when I want is a relative bargain, so it doesn't bother me all that much to pay $70 to fill up the car. But when I have to pay $30 to fill up the lawn mower, it gets to be personal. I do all the right things. I ride my lawn mower at reasonable speeds, I avoid jackrabbit starts on my lawn mower and I am even open to the idea of lawn mower-pooling, although I haven't quite figured out how this will work. It also annoys me a bit that last summer, when gas prices were more reasonable, I only had to cut the grass twice all summer because of the drought.
BOONSBORO - A worker for the Town of Boonsboro was injured Thursday when he was trapped under a tractor for more than 30 minutes. Kenny Ashbaugh was mowing grass at around 7:45 a.m. with a tractor near a stream at a town pumping station on Md. 34, Debbie Smith, Boonsboro assistant town manager, said Thursday morning. A stream embankment gave way, causing the tractor to flip over on top of Ashbaugh. He was flown to Washington County Hospital by helicopter. Town Manager John Kendall said he was relieved that Ashbaugh did not appear to be seriously injured, and said he was taken to the hospital as a "precautionary measure.
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