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February 1, 2001
Closed cleaners will be open again Feb. 17 People with clothes left at Anderson Cleaners at 104 E. Washington St. Hagerstown will have another chance to claim their property. The business, which abruptly closed in November, will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, said Larry Munson, an administrator with the consumer protection division of the Attorney General's Office. Munson said from 150 to 200 garments are still at the cleaners. He said about 300 garments were picked up by customers when the cleaners opened for a few hours in December.
October 19, 2000
Suit against ice rink managers settled By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer A lawsuit from a former executive director of the Hagerstown ice rink against the group running the rink has been settled out of court. Terms of the settlement were not released. In July 1998, Walter E. Dill Sr. sued the Washington County Sports Foundation, which oversees operations at the city-owned rink, claiming breach of contract, defamation, slander of credit and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | November 8, 2012
A 23-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 shooting death of a Chambersburg teenager appeared before a judge Thursday for a preliminary hearing - without an attorney. In addition to first-degree murder, Steffawn Spriggs also faces charges of illegal possession of a firearm, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, and reckless endangerment. Chambersburg police allege Spriggs shot and killed 18-year-old Calvin Warren James Beam. Officers found Beam in the rear parking lot of Chambersburg's Franklin Fire Co., where he is believed to have run after being shot in The Salvation Army parking lot nearby.
September 7, 2010
Munson should consent to debate with Shank To the editor: After reading both Herald-Mail articles: "On debating: Shank says yes, Munson says no" and "Munson still says no debate" , I was both shocked and disappointed with Sen. Munson's inability to address the subject without casting irrelevant personal attacks toward Ryan Miner. Mr. Miner was well within his rights and certainly did not deserve such attempts by Munson to assassinate his character! Del. Shank has done an excellent job campaigning and presenting information the vast majorities of voters are unaware of and would never consider when going to the polls to cast their vote on election days.
June 17, 1997
SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer The Latimer family has been involved with Rotary Clubs for at least 67 years. John A. Latimer IV, 22, born and raised in Hagerstown, is a fourth-generation Rotarian. His father, John A. "Jack" Latimer III, and his grandfather, the late John A. Latimer Jr., attended Rotary Club meetings and charity functions. The newest Rotarian from the Latimer family graduated from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Va., last June. Since then he has had a very busy year.
February 10, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - When Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes takes the bench in the Jefferson County Courthouse, he sees a room that looks nearly the same as it did when it opened in the 1870s. The judge said he likes touring old courthouses around the country - and he's even been to one in the Bahamas. He says the Jefferson County Courthouse is finest he's ever seen. The benches look like pews and the room has a still, solemn air like a church.
March 2, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer When a woman slipped on ice outside of Richardson's Restaurant on Dual Highway recently, Robert Resh said he offered to cover her medical expenses. She hired a lawyer instead, Resh said. "Why is she hiring a lawyer?" said Resh, the eatery's vice president and one of the leaders behind a new group, Western Maryland Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. "People should be entitled to medical (reimbursements), but should they get a gain? Should they get a financial award - or reward?"
By TERRY TALBERT | September 16, 1998
Voters chose to stick with experience Tuesday night when they picked incumbent Judges W. Kennedy Boone III and Donald E. Beachley to serve full 15-year terms on the Washington County Circuit Court bench. Boone, 56, and Beachley, 41, were appointed to the bench in 1997. Both judges' seats were up for grabs. Their only challenger was Hagerstown lawyer Gregory C. Bannon, 45, who has practiced law in Hagerstown since 1978, but had no prior experience on the bench. Bannon made it a close race.
by TIM ROWLAND | September 30, 2004
Washington County surgeons have announced they will engage in a work slowdown to protest rising insurance rates, and since I am a friend of the common working man, I am announcing that I will engage in a sympathy work slowdown myself. This could prove to be a difficult trick, since considering my typical pace, any slowdown would be tantamount to putting air brakes on an earthworm. But I am nothing if not determined, so from here on in my jokes will not be as snappy until the Maryland General Assembly passes tort reform.
January 7, 2011
"In answer to Waynesboro caller, when filing for Social Security disability, you do not need a lawyer or do you need a disability adviser. Download the form from, fill it out honestly, attach all necessary paperwork. Only if you don't win the first time, you may want to contact a lawyer. "   — Washington County       "This is in reference to the caller from Hancock who questioned the need of a sheriff for Washington County.
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