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By HEATHER KEELS | September 5, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown woman who police say twice ran into her husband with their sport utility vehicle in August was released into home detention Thursday after her attorney revealed she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Shawnee White, 32, formerly of 15 Park Ave., had been held at the Washington County Detention Center since Aug. 7 on charges of attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property, according to court records.
OBITUARIES
March 17, 2013
Maureen Evelyn Propps, 57, of Martinsburg, W.Va., lost her courageous battle with lung cancer on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at City Hospital. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.
LIFESTYLE
April 27, 2012
A seminar about breast, colon and and lung cancer will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the new Hampton Inn and Suites in Charles Town. The program is from 7 to 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 1760.
OBITUARIES
May 16, 2013
Alfred B. "Junior" Starliper, 71, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died of lung cancer Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
NEWS
July 10, 2010
APRIL 1, 1946-JUNE 17, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa. - Willie Weakfall, 64, of Harrisburg, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Lebanon Veterans Medical Center of lung cancer. Born April 1, 1946, in Clarkton, N.C., he was a son of the late Alex A. Weakfall. He was the widower of Alma Jean Weakfall, to whom he had been married for more than 25 years. A survivor of the Vietnam War, Mr. Weakfall had an impressive military career, having served with the U.S. Army for more than 20 years.
OBITUARIES
February 10, 2013
George William Swink Jr., 83, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at his home while under the care of his three children after a battle with lung cancer. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs. A celebration of life for Billy and his wife, Snooks, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m at the funeral home with Ed Floyd officiating. Burial with graveside military honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
NEWS
November 27, 2009
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- Family and friends are mourning the passing in Leesburg of a former USA Today journalist who won $9 million in the Virginia Lottery. Bob Twigg was 62 when he died Nov. 16 of lung cancer. Jan Alderton, editor of the Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, said Twigg was a Cumberland native who worked at the Times-News, The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown and the Pensacola (Fla.) News-Journal before joining USA Today in 1983. He won the lottery in January 1996 and retired later that year.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | January 2, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- The Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $71,440 federal grant to install an exhaust removal system to protect firefighters from dangerous engine-room fumes, Chief Michael Reid said. The grant comes from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. The company will use the money to install exhaust removal equipment in seven engine-room bays, Reid said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 15, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- In 15 years, the Greencastle Relay for Life has raised $1.5 million and has helped more than 150 local survivors win their daily battles with cancer. And as the sun glowed Friday, hundreds of people from across Franklin County, Pa., walked the Greencastle-Antrim High School track hoping to raise about $185,000 more. Relay for Life has become an event the Greencastle community eagerly awaits each year, chairwoman Pat Faust-Baker said. For Faust-Baker, the event is personal.
OBITUARIES
December 7, 2011
Sarah Elaine Chandlee Smith, lovingly called Sue, of Hagerstown died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Fairfax INOVA Hospital, Fairfax, Va., after a three-and-a-half-year courageous battle against lung cancer and several bouts of pneumonia. Her true grit was unshakeable during many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation; she never wavered. She also participated in a chemotherapy drug trial to help others who  struggle with lung cancer. Born in Hagerstown on Nov. 27, 1930, she was the daughter of educator Elmer K. Chandlee and his wife, Julia Newman, and granddaughter of the mayor of Smithsburg, Md., and owner of Newman Auto Company, Hoy Newman and his wife, Sudie.
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LIFESTYLE
August 4, 2013
Dryland training Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex will host dryland hockey training at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 13 through Sept. 10, at the rink, 580 Security Road, Hagerstown. The training is a 90-minute session that will focus on basic speed, agility and quickness, strength training, core strength and joint stabilization and team building. Participants will work with a dryland coach to improve aerobic/anaerobic endurance, sport-specific skills and nutrition. Open to ages 9 and older.
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NEWS
BY KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2013
More than 600 people signed up this year to take part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Washington County, a fundraising event that began Friday afternoon and was scheduled to extend into the morning hours Saturday. Cancer survivors, their families, caregivers and assorted well-wishers thronged to the relay, which was held at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park. Missy DeHaven, co-chairwoman of the event, said the relay had 623 registered participants from 56 teams this year.
OBITUARIES
May 16, 2013
Alfred B. "Junior" Starliper, 71, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died of lung cancer Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2013
The red, white and blue color scheme newly representing the Hagerstown Suns gave way to a deep shade of purple Friday at Municipal Stadium, where cancer survivors sporting the color took a celebratory lap around the bases before the game. The minor league baseball team hosted the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to honor area cancer survivors at their home game against the Hickory Crawdads. Melissa Wheatcraft, 58, of Hagerstown, was diagnosed with lung cancer, unrelated to tobacco, in June 2011.  About a year ago, doctors told Wheatcraft her cancer was terminal.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2013
Seeking 500 Washington County enrollees to participate in a 20- to 30-year study aimed at finding cancer cures, the American Cancer Society on Thursday hosted an enrollment kick off with the plan to start collecting information and local blood samples in July. The national cancer prevention study, called CPS-3, looks to gain information on genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors that cause cancer by studying a sample constituting a diverse population of 300,000 Americans, according to Cathy Beckley-Thomas, Community Manager of the American Cancer Society's South Atlantic Division.
OBITUARIES
March 17, 2013
Maureen Evelyn Propps, 57, of Martinsburg, W.Va., lost her courageous battle with lung cancer on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at City Hospital. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.
OBITUARIES
February 10, 2013
George William Swink Jr., 83, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at his home while under the care of his three children after a battle with lung cancer. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs. A celebration of life for Billy and his wife, Snooks, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m at the funeral home with Ed Floyd officiating. Burial with graveside military honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
LIFESTYLE
April 27, 2012
A seminar about breast, colon and and lung cancer will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the new Hampton Inn and Suites in Charles Town. The program is from 7 to 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 1760.
OBITUARIES
December 7, 2011
Sarah Elaine Chandlee Smith, lovingly called Sue, of Hagerstown died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Fairfax INOVA Hospital, Fairfax, Va., after a three-and-a-half-year courageous battle against lung cancer and several bouts of pneumonia. Her true grit was unshakeable during many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation; she never wavered. She also participated in a chemotherapy drug trial to help others who  struggle with lung cancer. Born in Hagerstown on Nov. 27, 1930, she was the daughter of educator Elmer K. Chandlee and his wife, Julia Newman, and granddaughter of the mayor of Smithsburg, Md., and owner of Newman Auto Company, Hoy Newman and his wife, Sudie.
NEWS
July 10, 2010
APRIL 1, 1946-JUNE 17, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa. - Willie Weakfall, 64, of Harrisburg, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Lebanon Veterans Medical Center of lung cancer. Born April 1, 1946, in Clarkton, N.C., he was a son of the late Alex A. Weakfall. He was the widower of Alma Jean Weakfall, to whom he had been married for more than 25 years. A survivor of the Vietnam War, Mr. Weakfall had an impressive military career, having served with the U.S. Army for more than 20 years.
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