July 13, 2006
Veteran prison warden Lloyd L. "Pete" Waters, a Democrat, has filed for Washington County Commissioner. Employed with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for 34 years, Waters, 57, retired in 2003 as warden of the Maryland Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown - a position he held for more than 15 years. Waters said he wants to see Washington County government stop doing business the same way it's been done for the past 40 years. "We need a good debate or a summit on growth, because it affects water, sewer and schools," Waters said.
May 13, 2008
Washington County will hold a scrap tire drop-off on Saturday, May 17, at the Forty West Landfill west of Hagerstown. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., county residents may take used tires to the landfill at 12630 Earth Care Road, one mile west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40. Residents will not be charged to drop off tires; the disposal and recycling costs will be paid by the Maryland Department of the Environment, a county press release states....
May 3, 2001
Residents can dispose of scrap tires Washington County residents will have a chance Saturday to dispose of up to 10 scrap tires for free. The one-day Scrap Tire Amnesty Day is at the Forty West Landfill from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ten tires can include up too two farm tractor tires. Tire disposal is free only for residents, not for businesses. This program is sponsored by Washington County and the Maryland Department of the Environment. Coupons for this program will be available at the landfill.
February 6, 1998
Md. agency sues over tire pile The Maryland Department of the Environment filed suit on Thursday in an attempt to force a Smithsburg man and a Greencastle, Pa., couple to pay more than $770,000 the state says it cost to clean up a large tire pile. According to papers filed in Washington County Circuit Court, the state paid $770,174 in April 1996 to remove 429,000 tires from an open dump on a property off Jugtown Road near Pondsville Road in the Smithsburg area. Dwight L. and Leona A. Grove, of 78 S. Allison St., in Greencastle, stockpiled the scrap tires, according to the suit.
August 22, 2006
Through Aug. 26: Franklin County Fair, Rod & Gun Club Farm, 3725 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Aug. 23: Wine and Grape Promotion Council meets in the Executive Conference Room of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Pkwy, Annapolis. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For further information, contact Karen Fedor of Maryland Department of Agriculture, 1-410-841-5773. Aug. 23: 5th Annual Master Gardener Tomato Tasting Day, tent at Horticultural Center Gardens, Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 23, 26 and 30: Farmers' Market, Prime Outlets, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept.
June 9, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer The Maryland Department of the Environment is seeking an injunction against Elwood Grimm over the stockpiling of nearly 250,000 scrap tires on two of his Washington County properties. The state is not seeking money or damages, but wants the tires removed, said Kenneth W. Long Jr., assistant attorney general with the Maryland Department of the Environment. "Do it or let us do it," Long said is the message to Grimm. "If we do it, we'll just bill him. " Grimm said he will clean up all the tires himself within the next two months by taking them to Frederick, Md., to be burned.
April 2, 2013
A bill that would give Maryland farmers a 10-year break from new state and local environmental regulations related to water quality if they agree to take part in a state program to reduce nutrient and sediment discharges into the water was heard Tuesday before a House committee. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Thomas M. Middleton, D-Charles, has cleared the Senate and has the support of Gov. Martin O'Malley. Del. Andrew A. Serafini, chairman of the Washington County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, also supports the bill.
April 22, 2000
Boating and other recreational uses of the upper Potomac River and adjacent streams and creeks should be avoided at this time, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Saturday. Due to recent precipitation, river levels are hazardous for recreational use on the Potomac River from Cumberland, Md., downstream to Little Falls and on the Monocacy River at Frederick, Md., the DNR reported. The advisory is in effect until Tuesday and will be updated at that time if necessary.
May 15, 2001
Landfill takes in 170 tons of tires during amnesty More than 1,040 households took scrap tires to the Forty West Landfill during the May 5 Scrap Tire Amnesty Day, according to Harvey Hoch, Washington County's recycling coordinator. In all, 170 tons of tires were taken to the landfill in eight hours of the program, during which Washington County residents could dispose of up to 10 scrap tires for free, he said. A contractor hauled away the 14 tractor-trailer loads of tires, which are to be shredded and used for civil engineering projects and/or alternative fuel, Hoch said.
June 11, 2012
Lloyd Dallas Grim, 88, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born June 5, 1924, in Dargan, Md., he was the son of the late Clyde McClellan Grim and Lottie May Ingram Grim. He was retired from the Maryland Department of Corrections. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II, in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. Lloyd is the last of his immediate family, survived only by many nieces, nephews and cousins.