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.
April 3, 2013
A Leitersburg man appeared before Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday to complain about a tavern on Leitersburg's town square. John Thomas told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, that patrons of Dewey's Pub at 21400 Leiter St. were parking in his driveway. Thomas also said the business' Dumpster was protruding into the square. “I'm not here to close the bar down or anything else,” Thomas said. “I'm just here over a couple of issues.” Charles Beachley, owner of Dewey's Pub, said he would move the Dumpster.
March 14, 2013
A Thursday morning fire caused $100 in damage to a feeding trough at 19650 Leitersburg Pike, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire was discovered by the owner at 7:04 a.m. It took 20 firefighters five minutes to control the blaze, according to a news release from the fire marshal's office. Authorities said the cause of the fire was being investigated. Firefighters from Longmeadow, Leitersburg, Hagerstown and Maugansville responded to the fire.
March 10, 2013
Leitersburg Cinemas, at 20145 Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown, continued its growth in 2012. The cinemas were reopened in June 2010 by Rich Daughtridge and Dave Schleigh, founders of High Rock. One of the largest facility improvements late last year was the conversion to digital projection equipment and sound in eight of Leitersburg's 10 theaters. The conversion was in response to film companies switching from 35 mm film to digital, requiring all theaters nationwide to convert by the end of 2013.
February 5, 2013
“I wonder if somebody can help me. I have a lawyer that hasn't done a thing for me except take my money. He doesn't show up when - at a court trial. He doesn't answer the phone, he never returns my calls. Is there any - what can I do? How can I get some help to get him moving?” - Maugansville “This is in reference to the article in the Jan. 25 paper, where Del. Parrott wants to raise speed limits. It makes sense on Md. toll road 200 to go up to 65 mph. But you have to be crazy to want to raise other highway speed limits.
January 3, 2013
In the second robbery at the store in less than a month, two males robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store at 19340 Leitersburg Pike on Wednesday night, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor and Maryland State Police. The males went around the building after the robbery and a police dog picked up a scent from the men but lost it, the supervisor said. No weapon was reported to have been used in the robbery, which was called in at 7:29 p.m., the supervisor said. The first male was described as more than 6 feet tall and was wearing a black and gray hooded coat, blue jeans, black and gray sneakers and a black mask covering his face, according to a state police news release.