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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 23, 2007
Part of a busy downtown Hagerstown street was closed for several minutes on Friday afternoon when a man reportedly threatened to jump off a building. About 3:30 p.m., the man stood on a ledge above the fourth floor of 138 W. Washington St. and told a passer-by that he would jump. The Hagerstown Police Department responded. Within a couple of minutes, the man turned around on the front ledge, with his back to the street. He climbed back over a facade and onto the roof of what is known as the Wareham Building.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 22, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A call for a "suspicious object" outside 217 E. Antietam St. on Thursday morning led Hagerstown City Police to shut down traffic in that block as a precaution. The object was a black and white porcelain clown doll that witnesses saw sitting on a ledge near the Hagerstown Treatment Center at the corner of King and Antietam streets across the street from Washington County Hospital. Hagerstown Police, with the help of a police dog, determined that the doll was not harmful and the streets were reopened just before 10 a.m. Michelle Olson, who lives on Salem Avenue in Hagerstown, said she saw the clown doll sitting on a ledge outside of the treatment center when she arrived at the clinic at 7:45 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, Olson said she and everyone else inside the Hagerstown Treatment Center evacuated the building, saying the clown doll was suspicious and could have contained a bomb.
NEWS
September 28, 2000
Woman suing county for fall By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer A Waynesboro, Pa., woman whose head and neck were injured in a 40-foot fall from a hang gliding platform at a Washington County park last year is suing the Washington County Commissioners and two hang gliding associations for $3 million. Erica Leigh Loveland, 11645 Country Club Court in Waynesboro, filed suit Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court against the County Commissioners, Capitol Hang Glider Association of Rockville, Md., and the Maryland Hang Gliding Association, Inc. of Hunt Valley, Md. Loveland, then 18, alleged in court documents that she "was caused to fall off the ledge" while taking pictures May 8, 1999.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | June 14, 2007
Three sketches for skate park viewed WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township officials have received three sketches for a new skate park at Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area off Mentzer Gap Road. An anonymous donor contributed more than $100,000 to the skate park being designed by Artifex of California, according to published reports. Area youths already shared ideas for the park and will be invited back to review the sketches at a meeting tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. The first design, at 52 feet by 80 feet, has a three-sided pyramid with kinked rail and stairs; bank ramp or quarter pipe; curved concrete ledge; and bowl/quarter pipe transitional obstacle.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 8, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com SANDY HOOK - A Washington, D.C., college student was flown to Washington County Hospital Sunday afternoon after falling about 75 feet during a rock climb in the Maryland Heights area of southern Washington County. Potomac Valley Fire Department Deputy Chief Arnold Martin said a fall was reported about 1:19 p.m. in the Sandy Hook area. Martin said the man, whose identity was not released, was about 75 feet up the face of a 200-foot cliff when he fell.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 10, 2000
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - What began as a reward for hard work by a Maryland painting contractor for two of his men turned into tragedy Friday when the boat they were fishing in overturned and dumped all three into the Potomac River. The Dale Ewell Frank, 32, of 203 Sycamore Road, Mount Airy, the contractor, survived the plunge. The body of Ervin Ray Barnes, 27, also of Mont Airy, was pulled from the river around 11 a.m. Saturday. Police did not have his exact address. Divers continued their search throughout the day Saturday for Jeffrey Lee Snow, 28, of Mount Airy Apartments.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | April 7, 2008
ROUZERVILLE, Pa. -- The banging of skateboards on newly poured concrete was drowned out by pure excitement Saturday at the grand opening of the Dunlap Family Skate Park. A trick contest followed ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the park, which sits atop Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area, and more than 100 people -- most of them skaters -- came out for the official opening of the facility. "Look at all these kids here, they're having a great time," said Washington Township manager Mike Christopher.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | October 23, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com EMMITSBURG, Md. - Doug Bigelow is sitting in a vehicle on a rock pile at least 30 feet above a rough dirt path in the middle of the woods while his wife, Katrina, stands almost 7 feet below him on a short rock ledge he cannot see, telling him to drive the vehicle over the edge - that he can make it. Then he does it. And he makes it with an adrenaline rush. This is what Chewsville couple Doug and Katrina Bigelow do during their weekends seven months a year.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2012
For Friday through Sunday Movie times listed are those provided as of noon Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. MARYLAND LEITERSBURG CINEMAS 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown • 240-329-2093 www.leitersburgcinemas.com Contraband (R) - Fri. - 1:35, 4:15, 7, 9:20 p.m.; Sat. - 10:50 a.m., 1:35, 4:15, 7, 9:20 p.m.; Sun. - 1:45, 4:40, 7:35 p.m. The Descendants (R) - Fri. - 1:30, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45 p.m.; Sat. - 11 a.m., 1:30, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45 p.m.; Sun. - 1:50, 4:20, 7:10 p.m. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (PG-13)
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February 1, 2012
For Friday through Sunday Movie times listed are those provided as of noon Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. MARYLAND     LEITERSBURG CINEMAS 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown • 240-329-2093 www.leitersburgcinemas.com Chronicle (PG-13) - Fri. - 1:55, 3:55, 6, 7:55, 10 p.m.; Sat. - 10:45 a.m., 1, 3, 5:20, 7:30, 9:35 p.m.; Sun. - 1:55, 3:55, 6, 7:55 p.m. Contraband (R) - Fri. - 7:20, 9:50 p.m.; Sat. - 7:20, 9:50 p.m.; Sun. - 7:20 p.m. The Descendants (R)
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NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 22, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A call for a "suspicious object" outside 217 E. Antietam St. on Thursday morning led Hagerstown City Police to shut down traffic in that block as a precaution. The object was a black and white porcelain clown doll that witnesses saw sitting on a ledge near the Hagerstown Treatment Center at the corner of King and Antietam streets across the street from Washington County Hospital. Hagerstown Police, with the help of a police dog, determined that the doll was not harmful and the streets were reopened just before 10 a.m. Michelle Olson, who lives on Salem Avenue in Hagerstown, said she saw the clown doll sitting on a ledge outside of the treatment center when she arrived at the clinic at 7:45 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, Olson said she and everyone else inside the Hagerstown Treatment Center evacuated the building, saying the clown doll was suspicious and could have contained a bomb.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | April 7, 2008
ROUZERVILLE, Pa. -- The banging of skateboards on newly poured concrete was drowned out by pure excitement Saturday at the grand opening of the Dunlap Family Skate Park. A trick contest followed ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the park, which sits atop Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area, and more than 100 people -- most of them skaters -- came out for the official opening of the facility. "Look at all these kids here, they're having a great time," said Washington Township manager Mike Christopher.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 23, 2007
Part of a busy downtown Hagerstown street was closed for several minutes on Friday afternoon when a man reportedly threatened to jump off a building. About 3:30 p.m., the man stood on a ledge above the fourth floor of 138 W. Washington St. and told a passer-by that he would jump. The Hagerstown Police Department responded. Within a couple of minutes, the man turned around on the front ledge, with his back to the street. He climbed back over a facade and onto the roof of what is known as the Wareham Building.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | June 14, 2007
Three sketches for skate park viewed WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township officials have received three sketches for a new skate park at Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area off Mentzer Gap Road. An anonymous donor contributed more than $100,000 to the skate park being designed by Artifex of California, according to published reports. Area youths already shared ideas for the park and will be invited back to review the sketches at a meeting tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. The first design, at 52 feet by 80 feet, has a three-sided pyramid with kinked rail and stairs; bank ramp or quarter pipe; curved concrete ledge; and bowl/quarter pipe transitional obstacle.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | October 23, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com EMMITSBURG, Md. - Doug Bigelow is sitting in a vehicle on a rock pile at least 30 feet above a rough dirt path in the middle of the woods while his wife, Katrina, stands almost 7 feet below him on a short rock ledge he cannot see, telling him to drive the vehicle over the edge - that he can make it. Then he does it. And he makes it with an adrenaline rush. This is what Chewsville couple Doug and Katrina Bigelow do during their weekends seven months a year.
NEWS
July 4, 2005
BOONSBORO - A Florida man died Saturday morning from injuries sustained after falling from a rocky ledge in South Mountain State Park Friday, a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Sunday. Officers responded at 3:36 p.m. to Annapolis Rock in South Mountain State Park for a report that an individual had fallen from the rocks, according to Cpl. Ken Turner. Matthew J. All, 19, of Sarasota, Fla., fell approximately 50 feet. He and friends were hiking in the area.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 8, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com SANDY HOOK - A Washington, D.C., college student was flown to Washington County Hospital Sunday afternoon after falling about 75 feet during a rock climb in the Maryland Heights area of southern Washington County. Potomac Valley Fire Department Deputy Chief Arnold Martin said a fall was reported about 1:19 p.m. in the Sandy Hook area. Martin said the man, whose identity was not released, was about 75 feet up the face of a 200-foot cliff when he fell.
NEWS
September 28, 2000
Woman suing county for fall By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer A Waynesboro, Pa., woman whose head and neck were injured in a 40-foot fall from a hang gliding platform at a Washington County park last year is suing the Washington County Commissioners and two hang gliding associations for $3 million. Erica Leigh Loveland, 11645 Country Club Court in Waynesboro, filed suit Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court against the County Commissioners, Capitol Hang Glider Association of Rockville, Md., and the Maryland Hang Gliding Association, Inc. of Hunt Valley, Md. Loveland, then 18, alleged in court documents that she "was caused to fall off the ledge" while taking pictures May 8, 1999.
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