September 6, 2013
A young girl was struck by a pickup truck on Leitersburg Pike near Marsh Pike on Friday morning, according to Maryland State Police Trooper Tim Kocevar. The girl was standing on the shoulder on the northbound side of Leitersburg Pike and ran into the travel lane, Kocevar said. She was hit by a Ford F-150 that was traveling north, he said. The girl was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown following the accident, Kocevar said. The accident, which happened shortly before 8 a.m. , remained under investigation.
August 28, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning after a minivan struck a utility pole in the 21700 block of Leitersburg Smithsburg Road near Leitersburg, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Two adults and a 2-year-old child were taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown with what were believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries, said Deputy 1st Class David Haugh of the sheriff's office. The road remained closed until about 11:15 a.m., after a towtruck the minivan from the accident scene.
August 20, 2013
Robert W. “Bob” Clopper, 77, of Blue Mountain Estates in Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born July 24, 1936, in Leitersburg, he was the son of the late Ernest L. “Mike” Clopper and Naomi Ellen (Warrenfeltz) Clopper. He attended Leitersburg-area schools and Mount Aetna Seventh-day Adventist School. He was employed for six years by the Hagerstown Shoe Factory, 26 years by Double-Day Book Binding Co. in Smithsburg and 10 years by the Washington County Board of Education before retiring in 1998.
August 10, 2013
The 300 gallons of peach ice cream turned for the small community's popular two-day festival in northern Washington County was in high demand, too. Some things never change, thankfully. “Pretty much tastes the same ... creamy,” said Gloria Robinson, smiling as she and her husband, Vince, savored the last of their frozen treat served in a small white Styrofoam bowl at Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park. The festival, the Leitersburg Ruritan Club's largest annual fundraiser, continues Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., in the park behind Leitersburg Fire Hall.
August 8, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Heinrich celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner party at their home in Leitersburg. The Heinrichs were married on July 17, 1948, at St Brendan's Catholic Church in Braddock, Pa. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Bernard Berg Sr., now deceased. Mrs. Heinrich is the former Agnes Park Monagle. She arrived at Ellis Island in April 1929 from Ireland and her family settled near Pittsburgh. Mr. Heinrich served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and also lived near Pittsburgh.
May 27, 2013
Preparing for this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee, Jade Lee said she doesn't really like spelling, but she enjoys memorizing. Jade probably won't be asked to spell pygmy puff or puffskein - the type of Harry Potter terms she likes to memorize - in the national spelling bee. Although bezoar - an object referenced in Harry Potter movies and in the dictionary - was one of the words in the county spelling bee, the Smithsburg Middle School eighth-grader...
April 24, 2013
Hagerstown Community College will hold its annual spring student art exhibit from Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3, at the Kepler Center at HCC. The exhibit will feature a variety of artwork, including painting, drawing, mixed-media sculpture, ceramic sculpture, pottery, digital photography and graphic-design prints. To be eligible to enter the show, students must be enrolled in one of HCC's art courses and have a coherent body of work to present. An opening reception will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 240-500-2221, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 15, 2013
A 34-year-old man fell to his death from High Rock in northeastern Washington County on Monday. Michael Paul Liller of Thurmont, Md., was determined to be dead by medics who descended 100 feet to where he landed, officials on the scene said. Liller jumped from the rock formation's peak to a metal grate used by hang gliders at about 4 p.m. He then jumped to another rock, lost his balance and fell, according to Washington County (Md.) Sheriff's Office Sgt. Daryl Sanders. About 12 people were at the popular lookout spot when the fall occurred, Sanders said.
April 13, 2013
A man was flown to Meritus Medical Center on Saturday afternoon after the sport utility vehicle he was driving struck a tree on Pen Mar Road near Cascade, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. The accident was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m., authorities said. Sgt. James Grimm of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said at the scene that the driver of the vehicle, whose name and condition were unavailable Saturday, was “conscious and alert” when he was taken away.
April 5, 2013
Christ Community Church , meeting at Willow Brook Church in Boonsboro, the Association Free Lutheran Bible School Concert Choir will perform Sunday at 9:30 a.m. during the praise and worship service. St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church , Leitersburg, the choir of Free Lutheran Bible School will present sacred music today at 6:30 p.m. There will be a freewill offering. Two Top Fellowship Church , south of Mercersburg, Pa., Masters Four Quartet will perform today at 6 p.m. There will be a freewill offering.