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.
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.