December 12, 2012
Maryland State Police are investigating a robbery early Wednesday at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Hagerstown. The robbery at the store at 19340 Leitersburg Pike, just north of Long Meadow Shopping Center, was reported at 1:53 a.m., state police said in a news release. A man entered the store, went behind the counter and demanded money from the cashier, the release said. He did not display a weapon, according to police. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man fled and was last seen running from the rear of the store, police said.
November 28, 2012
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday granted a liquor license to the owners of a new tavern in Leitersburg despite hearing opposition from several people. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, voted 3-0 to grant the license to Charles and Tammy Beachley. The Beachleys said they intend to open Dewey's Pub in about a month at the site of the former Leitersburg Hotel at 21400 Leiter St. “We're definitely there to help the community and not hurt it,” Charles Beachley said.
August 27, 2012
HazMat crews rushed to the Winebrenner Wastewater Treatment Plant near Fort Ritchie on Monday morning after a malfunctioning valve caused chlorine to leak from a 150-gallon tank, according to Kevin Jones, a rescue sergeant with Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co. He said the leak posed no danger to residents in the area. Emergency personnel received a call shortly after 7:30 a.m. for a chlorine leak that caused a cloud to form inside a building on the property, but Jones said the cloud had dissipated by the time responders arrived.
August 9, 2012
“Well, I guess the word is out on the street, that the school board is paying $1.5 million for a property that was recently bought for $500,000. Hmm, local builder, developer, who also sells buildings to the county for triple profits, and a golfing buddy friend of Mayor Bruchey. Something smells. It usually does, and it's not a skunk.” - Washington County “I like the Food section in The Herald-Mail, because I love to try new recipes. There's only one thing that concerns me, and that is a lot of the recipes themselves are full of cups of sugar, sticks of butter; everything that could eventually hook you up to a cardiac machine.
July 27, 2012
Leitersburg Cinemas will donate $1 from every movie ticket sold Saturday and Sunday to help support the victims and families of the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo., last week. Leitersburg Cinemas also has committed to a dollar-for-dollar match of the total ticket sales over the two days. The donation will be made to Community First Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity with a history of effectively and efficiently targeting resources in Colorado to help people in need during times of crisis. “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families who were devastated by this senseless act of violence,” Rich Daughtridge, co-owner of Leitersburg Cinemas, said in a press release.
June 29, 2012
Authorities reported Thursday morning that about six windows were smashed at the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co. activities center, Maryland State Police said. At about 11:30 a.m., fire department officials noticed the windows on the lower part of the building along Leitersburg Pike had been broken, Trooper 1st Class James Bowers said. Anyone with information about the crimes may call police at 301-739-2102.
May 30, 2012
The Leitersburg Community Yard Sale scheduled for Saturday, June 9, has been canceled, according to a news release. The sale was canceled due to a lack of interest, the release said.