November 4, 2002
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Boaters and others should avoid the upper Potomac River from Harpers Ferry to Little Falls at least through Monday due to hazardous water levels, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Recent precipitation has made the river and adjacent streams dangerous for boaters, tubers, swimmers or wading anglers, DNR police announced Saturday. The warning does not apply to professionally guided river trips or teams of experienced white-water paddlers.
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.
December 29, 2011
Karen Ann Coss, 54, of 108 Pine Lake Road, Cape Carteret, N.C., passed away Christmas Eve at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, N.C., after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Her daughter and husband were holding her hands, with her sister and other family members at her bedside. Born Nov. 26, 1957, in Silver Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Oheim and Reba Oheim of Silver Spring. She accepted Christ as her Savior at Woodside United Methodist Church.
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.
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.
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.