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April 18, 2011
"There happens to be nothing wrong with loud music in church. I've been employed for several years at a quiet church, and it's all I can do to sit and be quiet, because God didn't make me a quiet person. God made me a loud person. It says right in the Bible that we should shout and praise God with our hearts and our voices. Why must we continue to sit in a quiet church? I don't know, the churches need to get a life, really, and they need to realize it's OK to be loud sometimes. " — Hagerstown "In regards to this morning's paper, the article on the pension deal, and I quote where it says he said, — Only some of the money taken in through increased contributions will go to the pension fund.
June 30, 2010
13 Washington County residents charged following 3-month drug probe Sports bar owner fined for loud music Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck Fire damages duplex in Williamsport Pryor seeks new trial
by ERIN CUNNIGHAM | January 2, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Area police agencies said Sunday that New Year's Eve lacked the number of emergency calls they expected. Hagerstown Police Sgt. Tim Wolford said despite one assault and two drunken-driving arrests, officers responded to only 60 calls, including traffic stops - a normal call volume for a Saturday night. There was one second-degree assault at a city bar and a disorderly conduct citation issued at Venice Inn on Dual Highway, Wolford said.
By DAN DEARTH | October 30, 2008
Alleged underage sales discussed with tavern, store owners The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, met with representatives from one Hagerstown tavern and two liquor stores Wednesday to discuss incidents in which employees are alleged to have sold alcohol to an underage liquor agent. The sales occurred Oct. 11 and 14, Hagerstown Police Sgt. Kevin Simmers said. The following businesses were charged with the illegal sale of alcohol to an underage person: o Universal Liquors, 33 E. Franklin St. o Central City Liquors, 401 W. Washington St. o West End Tavern, 5 Nottingham Road Each business could lose its liquor license and be ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, said Robert L. Everhart, liquor board chairman.
January 9, 2013
The directors of Providing Relief for Autistic Youth Inc., or P.R.A.Y., held a sensory-friendly Santa party at Brook Lane North Village on Dec. 8 for eight area families. The free event was held in a safe, sensory-friendly environment. Registration was chosen by lottery to fill the eight slots. Many individuals with autism struggle with Sensory Processing Disorder. All the traditions of the season, including twinkling lights, large Christmas displays, loud music, large crowds and long lines can be overwhelming and cause a sensory overload or “melt down.” Because of this, most special needs families have a difficult time going out to experience the simple joy of visiting Santa Claus.
by DON AINES | April 25, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The chimes of ice cream trucks will not be stifled under a new noise ordinance adopted Monday night by the Chambersburg Borough Council, but the owners of car stereos capable of rattling windows and eardrums as they pass could face a $50 fine for a violation. The council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance, which takes effect immediately, the one change being an exclusion specifically for ice cream trucks under "routine and customary ringing of bells and chimes.
By STEVEN T. DENNIS | March 17, 1998
Billiards parlor planned Two Hagerstown brothers plan to open an upscale billiards parlor and restaurant in a commercial building near Western Sizzlin' off of Halfway Boulevard. The billiards parlor would serve food, beer and wine and include 20 Brunswick Gold Crown pool tables, according to documents filed at the Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals. The restaurant would include hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, fries and other items. The business would be in a building called The Village, which has housed an amateur radio shop and a piece goods shop.
by TRISH RUDDER | August 7, 2006
Moratorium on subdivisions rejected BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Commission decided Friday to reject the petition request for a temporary moratorium on subdivisions in the county. Commissioner Bob Ford said a moratorium will not be considered at this time. He said the general concern of the public was considered, "and the new subdivision rules which were adopted on July 21 reflect that. " About 1,000 Morgan County residents signed the petition requesting the moratorium, and it was presented to the commission at the July 7 public hearing on new subdivision regulations.
by TRISH RUDDER | March 9, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Commission will hold a public hearing Friday, March 23, at 2 p.m. to discuss enacting public nuisance and barking dog ordinances. The commission will use the ordinance language in laws in place in Jefferson and Berkeley counties. Copies are available at the Morgan County Commission office, said commission President Glen Stotler. "We need to decide to what extent we want to pursue this. Jefferson and Berkeley counties have both adopted some kind of nuisance ordinance," he said.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 1, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- The owner of a downtown bar fined for noise complaints said Wednesday he wants to move the business when the lease expires next year. In April, Decourcy's Pub at 139 N. Mulberry St. was fined $1,000 because of problems with excessive noise, according to Robert Everhart, chairman of the Washington County Board of License Commissioners. The board, known as the liquor board, regulates alcohol licenses. Pub owner Adam O'Brien and others were before the board Wednesday to discuss a dispute about the building he leases.
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