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.
June 24, 2012
“I think it's fine that Hagerstown, Washington County, has these events and goings-on on the weekends; say, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Saturday and Sunday. Now, that might raise some money, some interest in the area for a short while, for a couple of days at the most, but what our city and county leaders need to understand is, we need something Monday through Friday, as in businesses and incoming money to those businesses. Big or small, that's what we need. Special events are fine, but we need something consistent, to help this area.” - Hagerstown “This is to the caller from Leitersburg that is insinuating in Mail Call that school health employees make almost $40 an hour.
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.
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.