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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.
September 15, 2010
"Regarding television, I have come to believe that every 30 minutes of programming consists of five minutes of programming and 25 minutes of commercials. " - Hagerstown "Individuals irritated by nosy neighbors usually are doing something illegal, and get caught doing it. " - Hagerstown "I see where there's going to be a big rush on voting for Republicans in November. You go right ahead. If you think about it, they're the ones that got us in the mess to begin with.
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.
July 27, 2009
Washington County deputies respond to calls HAGERSTOWN -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the following incidents, according to Lt. Mark Knight: Friday, July 24: o At 12:36 a.m., a rear tire was reported slashed on a vehicle in the 11300 block of Massey Boulevard. o At 3:36 a.m., a wallet was reported stolen on Potomac Street in Williamsport. o At 7:44 a.m., cash was reported stolen from a safe at Rinehart Orchards on Rinehart Road.
By HEATHER KEELS | May 21, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- With only 23 graduates, Thursday's graduation ceremony for Marshall Street School and the Washington County Job Development Program was emotional and intimate, with teachers and paraprofessionals sharing stories about the trials and triumphs experienced by special-needs students they have worked with, in some cases, for many years. During the ceremony at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, acting principal and master of ceremonies Gael Butcher read biographies of each student, including their work experiences, plans for the future and reflections on graduation.
May 18, 2009
o If you like reading Tim Rowland, you'll love watching him. See what else Tim has to say For guys like me, who don't know which end of a crescent wrench to point at a bolt, the worst thing about an economic downturn is the increased pressure to engage in "do-it-yourself" projects. I deeply loathe those guys who can tear apart and reassemble a garbage disposal as easily as they would pick ticks off a hound. They have a skill, fine. I understand that. But it's not my skill.
By BOB KESSLER | November 1, 2008
Everyone loves the fall colors in our forest and yards. Some trees are spectacular in their colored leaves. Then the leaves fall to our lawns and we have to do something with them. What should you do? To me, the best option is to run the lawn mower over them and chop them up and blow them back on the lawn to decay into your turf. This is also the best process because you are returning nutrients to the lawn. This works best if you have a mulching mower and smaller trees, so you are not trying to mow too many leaves to be handled by the lawn.
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.
By TIM ROWLAND | May 1, 2008
Rough guess, I would say that we've spent $200 on toys for the bouvier de Flandres named Opie. Off the top of my head, I recall the $18 croaking frog we call Ribbit, the $13 squeaking hedgehog, the $15 Mr. Squirrel and a $17 Mr. Beaver. And that's not to mention various assorted balls and bones and chews. So what are his favorite toys? In no particular order, they are a limb from a cedar tree, a plastic snow shovel handle, a chunk of a broken ceramic lawn ornament and a cabbage.
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