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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 23, 2010
A recent national study reported that nearly one out of five teens has some form of hearing loss. Perhaps it's time to quiet down. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released the results of a study Wednesday, Aug. 18, that examined the prevalence of hearing loss in youths ages 12 to 19, and found there was a greater prevalence of hearing loss among teens between 2005 and 2006 compared with 1988 to 1994. The report didn't assign blame to listening devices as the cause of the problem, but audiologists and national medical organizations have been encouraging teens to lower the volume on their music players and to take note of the noise in their environments.
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.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | 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.
By DAN DEARTH | | 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.
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.
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.
March 26, 2001
Cop who was dragged by car says he was ready to pull gun By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg A Chambersburg Police officer testified Monday that he believed he was going to be killed by a car full of teenagers when he was dragged down a borough street after a traffic stop. "I was reaching for my gun. I though I might be able to get off a few shots at the driver," said Sgt. Glenn Manns as he recounted the Feb. 26 incident near the Southgate Shopping Center during a preliminary hearing Monday.
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.
August 28, 2012
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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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