May 10, 2009
Girl donates hair to program Katie Lushbaugh, 14, of Smithsburg, recently donated a braid of her hair to the Locks of Love program. Locks of Love uses donated hair to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to an illness. The program requires at least 10 inches of hair be donated. Katie donated 12 inches of her hair. Katie is an eighth-grader at Smithsburg Middle School. She is the daughter of David and Cathy Lushbaugh of Smithsburg, and is the granddaughter of Nancy Scott of Waynesboro, Pa., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lushbaugh of Hagers-town.
April 22, 2009
People are being urged to keep their cars locked and tool bins secured following four thefts from vehicles in the Virginia Avenue and Williamsport areas, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department press release. The thefts have occurred this month and have involved the theft of tools such as drills, nail guns, saws and sockets, deputies said. In past months, other items stolen have included GPS units, purses and stereo faceplates, deputies said. Police are urging people to keep high value items out of sight or removed from cars.
February 27, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- North Hagerstown High School was placed on lockdown Friday while police apprehended a 14-year-old who was wanted by the Department of Juvenile Services, police and school officials said. The lockdown began shortly before noon and was lifted at 1 p.m. At about 12:30 p.m., Hagerstown Police escorted a young man from the school in handcuffs and took him away in a police car. Washington County Public Schools spokesman Richard Wright said the wanted juvenile was not a student at North Hagerstown High School and was not authorized to be there.
January 25, 2009
Emily Secrist, a sixth-grade student at Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Middle School, recently had 10 inches of her hair cut to donate to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that accepts donations of hair and provides wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness.
August 24, 2008
Randi Leydig, 12, has donated her hair to the Locks of Love program for the fifth time. The Smithsburg girl cut off a foot of her hair and now her hair is down to her shoulders. Her hair will be used to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition.
August 3, 2008
Rachael Coldsmith of Greencastle, Pa., recently had her hair cut for Locks of Love. Rachael is a 9-year-old student at Greencastle Antrim Elementary School and will be going into the fourth grade this fall. She is the daughter of Donnie and Stacey Coldsmith of Greencastle. After the recent loss of her great-aunt, Rachael said she wanted to do something positive for someone going through the difficult battle and treatment for cancer. She got on the Internet and found the Web site for Locks of Love.
July 13, 2008
Carly Bowman, 8, recently donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love program. With only two previous one-inch trims in her life, 10 inches was a dramatic but welcomed change. Her most recent trim was a year ago, and when her hair appeared ready for another trim, she decided to grow it long enough to donate 10 inches to a great cause and still have long hair remaining. She was inspired to donate her hair by the loss of three grandparents to cancer and by the compelling before-and-after photos on the Locks of Love Web site.
June 29, 2008
Katrina Celestial, 7, a second-grader at Smithsburg Elementary School, recently donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. She is the daughter of Conrad of Chambersburg, Pa., and Joann of Smithsburg. Dusty Murray did the honors at Simplicity Salon and Spa in Hagerstown. Katrina has grown her hair since birth and after learning about cancer and the hair loss associated with the disease, said that she wanted to give her hair to the kids who had lost their hair to cancer.