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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2012
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday ordered the owner of El Palenque Cantina in Hagerstown to pay a $2,500 fine because of multiple complaints that were made against the downtown bar and restaurant earlier this year. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, also voted to suspend the liquor license of Jose Arias, El Palenque's owner, for 60 days. Robert Everhart, liquor board chairman, said after the hearing that Arias has 30 days to pay the fine or file an appeal at Washington County Circuit Court.
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February 20, 2002
Man charged with high school break-in By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Christopher Giannoumis, 18, of Greencastle was released from Franklin County Prison on $12,000 bond Friday after being charged with breaking into Greencastle-Antrim High School last May, according to court records in District Justice Shirley Shatzer's office. Giannoumis was charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Giannoumis Feb. 26, Shatzer said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | June 7, 2000
FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - It's like a Marine Corps boot camp with state cops as the drill instructors and Fulton County school students as their recruits. Discipline is hard-nosed and unrelenting. cont. from news page The kids try to stand ramrod straight as the cop camp directors stand bill cap to bill cap yelling orders in their faces. The days are dawn-to-dusk and all travel to meals and activities is always on the run. "It takes a couple of days for them to get into it," said Don Eisaman, a retired McConellsburg, Pa., state trooper who directs the week-long camp every year.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 7, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. It's a simple correlation, they say, that when the weather gets warmer, the vehicle windows go down and the level of noise from stereos goes up. That noise briefly morphed into the sound of a freight train as Nancy Sheffler spoke last week while at her business on East Main Street. "It's not as bad as it used to be," she said as the rumble dissipated inside Sheffler's Uniform Shop. Nerves don't seem to be as rattled as windows in the 10,000-person borough that late last summer adopted an ordinance giving local police the authority to file charges if stereos can be heard within 50 feet.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 9, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Californication" boomed over the sound system at Southside Bowl on Sunday afternoon as patrons drummed their fingers on counters to the beat. The sound of balls slamming into pins added an alternative percussion to the music as a healthy crowd of about 180 people streamed into the local lanes at 17325 Virginia Avenue. The bowling lanes, along with two others in the area that are owned by Frank Turner, have been a fixture in the community for decades and over the weekend, Turner celebrated 58 years in the business.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Hagerstown officials are considering changing the city's noise ordinance which has not been updated since 1996. Kathleen A. Maher, the city's planning director, said Tuesday that the proposed changes were needed to clearly state what entities enforce the ordinance and clean up wording that was considered confusing.  “It makes it clearer what the city's intent is,” Maher told the Hagerstown City Council during a work session at City Hall. New provisions include adding a statement of intent, which was not included previously, and clear definitions of contained terms such as “excessive noise,” “plainly audible” and “day time,” according to a memorandum to the five-member council.
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by TARA REILLY | August 20, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - When the phone rings, Teddi Garrison heads for her back yard. Garrison, speaking to the Washington County Commissioners last week, said she does so because it's the only way she can hear what the person on the other end is saying. Garrison, who lives on Wagaman Road off Sharpsburg Pike, said what residents describe as a "dirt track" used for riding dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is creating noise pollution in the neighborhood.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 10, 1998
Whittington denied parole Jeffrey Todd Whittington, serving a 20-year sentence for the 1993 murder of his bride of three weeks, on Monday lost his bid for parole. Maryland Parole Commissioners Thomas V. Miller and Michael C. Blount deliberated for four minutes before announcing their decision, which is expected to keep Whittington, 24, in prison for at least 11 more years. "We have studied and looked over all the criteria we use and, given the serious nature of this horrid crime and the breaks you already got, parole is refused," Blount said.
OPINION
August 28, 2012
“I appreciate the Health section in The Herald-Mail. It's very informative. Also, by reading Health, we get a read on what so many people are dealing with due to illness. The Health section educates us, keeps us aware of our own health, personalizes someone else's battle with illness, and better yet, can teach empathy.” - Clear Spring “The next time there's something negative about teachers in the Washington County school system, I want you to think about the teachers at Salem Avenue school, who visit the children they're going to teach this year.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | May 9, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The sister of one of three men charged with killing Keese Bare and burning his body testified Thursday that she watched as the murder took place. Amanda Kerns Ekatah, the sister of Vernon Kerns, testified Thursday in Morgan County Circuit Court at the trial of Jason M. Payne, 26, who is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Vernon Kerns, 25, also is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. His trial is scheduled for September.
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