April 15, 2012
John R. Warrenfeltz, 66, of Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Leitersburg, with Pastor Terry Culler officiating. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
March 14, 2012
Two people were taken to Meritus Medical Center after being in an accident while riding a motorcycle at the intersection of Leitersburg and Marsh pikes Wednesday afternoon, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police responded to the accident at 2:20 p.m. The road was clear for traffic by 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, the supervisor said. Maryland State Police are handling the accident, the supervisor said.
March 6, 2012
A Toyota Echo heading northbound on Leitersburg Pike overturned in the 19700 block between Longmeadow Road and Marsh Pike on Tuesday morning, Trooper David Matthews of the Maryland State Police said. The driver of the car swerved off the road and steered too hard the other way to correct it. The vehicle overturned, crossed the road and landed off the southbound side, Matthews said. The driver and a child between one and two years old were the only two people in the car, and neither was injured, Matthews said.
January 8, 2012
The Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co. is planning to build a new station. The department hopes to move from its current home at 21431 Leiter St. to a parcel it purchased last year less than a mile away. Milton A. Bloom III, the department's president, said the department has talked for at least 10 years about building a new station because the current one is cramped and outdated. Initially, the plan was to build a new station on the same land on which the current station sits, but that didn't work, he said.
November 28, 2011
More than 1,000 items were collected recently by seventh-graders at Smithsburg Middle School as part of a community service project honoring the military and its veterans. It was a joint project with the Leitersburg Ruritan Club Citizenship and Patriotism Committee. The students packed 15, 20-pound boxes which were sent to a military police unit serving in Iraq. The boxes contained snacks, toiletries, puzzle books, a copy of The Herald-Mail, an American flag and other items.
November 15, 2011
One person was taken to the hospital after an accident in front of Leitersburg Cinemas in the 20000 block of Leitersburg Pike Tuesday morning, according to Maryland State Police. The accident happened at about 10:15 a.m. when the driver of a Ford Escape SUV heading southbound on Leitersburg Pike went out of control, spun around, and stopped in a ditch in front of the Leitersburg Cinemas, Trooper James Bowers said. The driver of the Escape was taken to Meritus Medical Center with minor injuries, Bowers said.
September 26, 2011
A Ford Bronco hit a utility pole at the 21700 block of Leitersburg Smithsburg Road on Monday afternoon, Deputy First Class Kemmerer of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. There were no injuries. The utility pole was nearly snapped in two, and the 21700 block of Leitersburg Smithsburg Road remained closed as of 2 p.m. "This was a single-vehicle accident, and we are very lucky nobody was hurt," said Kemmerer, who did not give his first name. The driver of the Bronco was going downhill on Leitersburg Smithsburg Road toward Leitersburg Pike (Md. 60)
September 16, 2011
“This is in response to the callers complaining about the airplanes over Maugansville. I've lived in Maugansville 20-plus years, and sure, that has increased airplane routes, but that means increased income for the county. And apparently you want to close the airport, which means loss of jobs, which you have no concern for, so seems to me that you're new to the area or you're working the system and you don't have a job so - and keep the jobs here in Washington County.” - Maugansville “This is for the Hagerstown City Light Department.
August 15, 2011
Leitersburg Cinemas, in partnership with Providing Relief for Autistic Youth Inc., will show the movie “Shrek Forever After” for free Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. During the event, the auditorium will have the lights on and the sound turned down. The audience is invited to get up and walk around, dance and sing. Anyone on a medical diet will be allowed to bring their own food and drink. Leitersburg Cinemas is at 20135 Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown.