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ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip to the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in Loudoun County, Va., on Wednesday, July 24. The trip will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. No registration is required. The center is at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road (Va. 671), a couple of miles south of U.S. 340 and just opposite the Neersville Fire Department. Look for a small sign with the Blue Ridge logo.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
A Hagerstown man has been arrested in connection with a fraud case in which property owners in Loudoun County, Va., did not get landscaping services they paid for, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. David W. Lawson, 35, was being held without bond Wednesday night in the Washington County Detention Center, according to a jail spokesman. Lawson has signed a waiver to be returned to Loudoun County, and officials there have until June 22 to pick him up, the spokesman said.
NEWS
September 5, 2008
LEESBURG, Va. -- The Applemen managed just a safety in an opening loss to Loudoun County, Va.
NEWS
April 26, 2009
Pamela Nicole Leuters and Jeremy Wayne Dorsey were married Saturday, April 14, 2009 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Boonsboro. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Leuters. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dorsey. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Jefferson High School. The bridegroom is a 1997 graduate of Boonsboro Senior High School. He is a firefighter/emergency medical technician in Loudoun County, Va. They live in Boonsboro.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 25, 2013
Washington County Director of Public Works Joseph Kroboth III is retiring from the position he has held since 2007, but will be taking on new duties as the director of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure with Loudoun County, Virginia. Kroboth said he was looking for a new challenge at this time in his career. “I'm the type of person who enjoys high energy, being very busy, being involved in a lot of projects,” Kroboth said. Loudoun County, one of the richest and fastest-growing in the nation, should meet that expectation.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 30, 2013
A crash on the U.S. 340 bridge Sunday afternoon that involved seven vehicles was caused by a rear-end collision on the span that connects Maryland and Virginia, a Maryland State Police spokesman said. The rear-end collision started a chain reaction crash of vehicles, one of which had a trailer, according to the spokesman and another official. The crash was reported at 1:32 p.m. The bridge was reopened shortly before 3:30 p.m., officials said. No serious injuries were reported from the accident.
NEWS
February 18, 2009
JAN. 19, 1917-FEB. 17, 2009 LOUDOUN HEIGHTS, Va. - Mabel Irene Cassidy, 92, of Loudoun Heights, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Montvue Nursing Home in Luray, Va. Born Jan. 19, 1917, in Loudoun County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Nellie Speaks Butts. Her husband, Ora Blaine Cassidy, died in 1985. She is survived by one sister, Isabelle Conard; and two nieces. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
Berkeley County Schools were placed on a modified lockdown Friday as a precaution due to unusual activity reported at a Jefferson County school, according to school and law-enforcement officials. No such action was taken at Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Elementary School, where the activity was reported, or at any other Jefferson County school, Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Susan Wall said. Wall said she was advised that a crossing guard reported two males tried twice to park in a prohibited space at Shepherdstown Elementary at about 11 a.m. The males, who said they wanted to go into the building to see someone, left the campus after being told they had to park in the appropriate area and adhere to normal procedures if they wanted to enter the school, according to Wall.
EDUCATION
July 10, 2013
Matt Semler, who was principal at Winter Street Elementary School in Hagerstown for seven years, was recently named director of elementary education for Washington County Public Schools. He succeeds Steve Wernick, who left the school system this summer to take a job as an elementary school principal in Carroll County, Md. Semler's annual salary increases from $97,695 to $108,693 with the promotion, according to the school system. Semler, who lives in Hagerstown, said he grew up in the city and is a 1994 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | December 27, 2012
South Hagerstown was the only Washington County team to post a victory in Thursday's opening act of the Hubs Holiday Classic at North Hagerstown. The Rebels rolled past Middletown 66-37 to stop a modest two-game losing streak, while North Hagerstown fell to Loudoun County (Va.) 70-64 and Washington (W.Va.) rocked Smithsburg 88-50. In the opener, Waynesboro picked up a 69-59 victory over Brunswick. Today, Washington plays Brunswick at 2, followed by Smithsburg against Loudoun County, South Hagerstown clashing with Waynesboro and North Hagerstown meeting Middletown in the finale.
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NEWS
August 30, 2013
Berkeley County Schools were placed on a modified lockdown Friday as a precaution due to unusual activity reported at a Jefferson County school, according to school and law-enforcement officials. No such action was taken at Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Elementary School, where the activity was reported, or at any other Jefferson County school, Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Susan Wall said. Wall said she was advised that a crossing guard reported two males tried twice to park in a prohibited space at Shepherdstown Elementary at about 11 a.m. The males, who said they wanted to go into the building to see someone, left the campus after being told they had to park in the appropriate area and adhere to normal procedures if they wanted to enter the school, according to Wall.
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NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 26, 2013
Berkeley County residents or anyone traveling in the county may soon be able to receive text-message-style alerts on their cellphones about extreme weather and other emergencies. The Berkeley County Council is mulling whether the county should enter an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to use the Internet-based Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, or IPAWS. Established by a 2006 executive order of President George W. Bush, the warning system is already available for use by the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and several southern West Virginia counties, according to IPAWS engineering branch chief Mark Lucero, who gave a presentation to the council Thursday about how the system works.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip to the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in Loudoun County, Va., on Wednesday, July 24. The trip will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. No registration is required. The center is at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road (Va. 671), a couple of miles south of U.S. 340 and just opposite the Neersville Fire Department. Look for a small sign with the Blue Ridge logo.
EDUCATION
July 10, 2013
Matt Semler, who was principal at Winter Street Elementary School in Hagerstown for seven years, was recently named director of elementary education for Washington County Public Schools. He succeeds Steve Wernick, who left the school system this summer to take a job as an elementary school principal in Carroll County, Md. Semler's annual salary increases from $97,695 to $108,693 with the promotion, according to the school system. Semler, who lives in Hagerstown, said he grew up in the city and is a 1994 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 30, 2013
A crash on the U.S. 340 bridge Sunday afternoon that involved seven vehicles was caused by a rear-end collision on the span that connects Maryland and Virginia, a Maryland State Police spokesman said. The rear-end collision started a chain reaction crash of vehicles, one of which had a trailer, according to the spokesman and another official. The crash was reported at 1:32 p.m. The bridge was reopened shortly before 3:30 p.m., officials said. No serious injuries were reported from the accident.
SPORTS
June 15, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013 ADULT BASEBALL WILLIAMSPORT - The Hagerstown Braves swept a doubleheader from the Loudoun County (Va.) Rangers, 5-4 and 8-1, on Saturday. The Braves capitalized on eight walks and five Loudoun errors in the opener. Dylan Eyler pitched six innings for the win, allowing three hits and striking out four. Zach Swisher drove in two runs. Kent Worthington earned the save. R.J. Smith was sharp in the nightcap, allowing just one hit while striking out four in five innings for the Braves.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 25, 2013
Washington County Director of Public Works Joseph Kroboth III is retiring from the position he has held since 2007, but will be taking on new duties as the director of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure with Loudoun County, Virginia. Kroboth said he was looking for a new challenge at this time in his career. “I'm the type of person who enjoys high energy, being very busy, being involved in a lot of projects,” Kroboth said. Loudoun County, one of the richest and fastest-growing in the nation, should meet that expectation.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | December 27, 2012
South Hagerstown was the only Washington County team to post a victory in Thursday's opening act of the Hubs Holiday Classic at North Hagerstown. The Rebels rolled past Middletown 66-37 to stop a modest two-game losing streak, while North Hagerstown fell to Loudoun County (Va.) 70-64 and Washington (W.Va.) rocked Smithsburg 88-50. In the opener, Waynesboro picked up a 69-59 victory over Brunswick. Today, Washington plays Brunswick at 2, followed by Smithsburg against Loudoun County, South Hagerstown clashing with Waynesboro and North Hagerstown meeting Middletown in the finale.
OBITUARIES
October 7, 2012
Mildred “Neale” Baltz died Saturday, Oct. 6, at age 102. Neale was born on a dairy farm in Bealeton, Va., one of nine children of Wayland Dunaway Neale and Mary Virginia James Neale, on Oct. 23, 1909. The Neale children drove a horse-drawn wagon four miles to a one-room schoolhouse, delivering the farm's milk at the train station on their way. Neale earned a Normal Professional Certificate from Harrisonburg State Teachers College and began teaching school in a one-room schoolhouse in Loudoun County, Va., in 1928.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
A Hagerstown man has been arrested in connection with a fraud case in which property owners in Loudoun County, Va., did not get landscaping services they paid for, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. David W. Lawson, 35, was being held without bond Wednesday night in the Washington County Detention Center, according to a jail spokesman. Lawson has signed a waiver to be returned to Loudoun County, and officials there have until June 22 to pick him up, the spokesman said.
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