July 20, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - A family fishing trip turned tragic when two boys found the body of their grandfather Sunday morning in the Potomac River, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said. Samuel Guice, 71, of 909 Shaffer Drive, drowned a little after midnight near the place he and the boys had earlier fished, said Patricia Manown of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. DNR police called the death an accidental drowning.
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.
July 18, 2013
A Maryland Correctional Training Center inmate who was convicted of weapons charges and other counts remained at large Thursday after he walked away from his work site Wednesday evening in downtown Hagerstown, a Maryland prison official said. Dion Alves, 41, was serving a seven-year sentence for weapons and drug distribution charges, according to Mark Vernarelli, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Alves had been assigned to work at Bulls & Bears Restaurant on South Potomac Street, Maryland State Police said in a news release.
May 13, 2011
Gary Robert Wantz, 47, of Annapolis, Md., passed away, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Born Saturday, Sept. 21, 1963, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Robert A. Wantz and Cassandra Ebersole Wantz of Hagerstown. He graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1982 and later graduated from Lynchburg College School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree. Gary was the former owner of Wantz Construction Bonding Inc. and was most recently employed as project supervisor for Nastos Construction of Washington, D.C. Gary enjoyed playing tennis in high school and later went on to play at Lynchburg College.
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.
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 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.