June 1, 2011
Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for information about a woman who walked into a house on Leitersburg Smithsburg Road Wednesday morning without permission. The homeowner found the woman making herself at home on a couch and using the home’s phone, according to a sheriff’s office news release. “The homeowner insisted that the intruder explain herself. The intruder left the residence through the back door without plausible explanation,” the release said.
May 10, 2011
A man was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike past the Long Meadow Exxon on Leitersburg Pike Tuesday night, a 911 dispatcher said. The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle was turning into the station, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the vehicle was cited, the spokesman said. The man suffered respiratory distress after the accident, which was reported at 7:18 p.m., the dispatcher said. The man was taken to Meritus Medical Center and is expected to be recover, the sheriff's office spokesman said.
May 2, 2011
The intersection of Leitersburg Pike and Millers Church Road northeast of Hagerstown has been closed because of a two-vehicle accident that occurred at about 1:05 p.m. today, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. Further details were not immediately available.
April 3, 2011
Cletus and Janice Frey of Smithsburg have been selected as a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, which gave farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. The Freys designated the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co. to receive the donation. The $2,500 donation was awarded at a ceremony March 21 at the Leitersburg Activity Center.
March 9, 2011
The portion of Leitersburg Road that runs under Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pa., has been closed because of a traffic accident that occurred at about 1:50 p.m. today, a Pennsylvania State Police dispatcher said. Further details were not immediately available.
February 26, 2011
DEC. 23, 1909-FEB. 25, 2011 MAUGANSVILLE — Bertha Naomi Burkholder, 101, a resident of the Mennonite Home, Maugansville, Md., died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the home. Born Dec. 23, 1909, in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Henry S. and Mary G. (Horst) Burkholder. She did housekeeping work and was a longtime member of Millers Mennonite Church near Leitersburg. She was currently a member of Paradise Mennonite Church, Hagerstown.
February 25, 2011
Leitersburg Pike (Md. 60) near Bluegrass Drive has been closed to traffic while emergency crews remove electrical wires that fell on the roadway at about 1 p.m. today, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. Further details were not immediately available.
December 10, 2010
This is the 184th in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. The Greencastle-Baltimore Road was built in 1807 to intersect with Nicholson's Gap Road in northeast Hagerstown. This intersection was on Jacob Leiter's property, part of a land tract called "Well Taught. " Jacob's son, Andrew, purchased the land around the crossroads in 1811 from his father. Four years later, he laid out a town of 53 lots at this intersection.
August 11, 2010
LEITERSBURG - For decades, thousands have traveled to the tiny town of Leitersburg for a taste of nature's candy - the peach. The fuzzy fruits are the stars of the Leitersburg Peach Festival, which starts Saturday, Aug. 14, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 15, at Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park. The free food festival enters its 31st year as a fundraiser for the Leitersburg Ruritan Club. But amid all the peachy bliss - peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peach drinks, peach butter, peach salsa and thousands of locally grown peaches for sale - the peach pie contest has played only a supporting role, organizers said of prior years.
August 4, 2010
The Peach Festival in Leitersburg will be host a peach pie contest on Saturday, Aug. 14. All pies should be brought to The Courtesy Tent, in front of the pavilion, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Judging will take place at 3 p.m. The contest is open to participants of all ages. People are asked to bake their favorite homemade peach pie recipe. Please do not bring a store-bought pie. Pies need to be in an aluminum pan or a dish that can be given away. The pies will be judged on appearance and taste.