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April 27, 2012
A vehicle pulling another vehicle on Interstate 81 flipped over Friday evening, sending one person to the hospital and clogging traffic, a Berkeley County 911 dispatcher said. One person in the crash was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. The crash, which happened around 7 p.m., slowed traffic in the northbound lanes, near the Maryland state line, the dispatcher said.
October 15, 2012
Author, physician and Maryland legislator Dan Morhaim will give a presentation and sign his book "The Better End," from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. "The Better End" is about hope, empowerment, and inspiration at the end of life. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Judy Ranieli at 301-739-1500 or .
by BOB PARASILITI | November 17, 2005 COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Milton Harris is a product of guidance and direction. Listening to both influences has made him the person and the football player he is today. When it comes to direction, the University of Maryland defensive back has looked to his parents, his cousin - former Maryland defensive back Madieu Williams - and coach Ralph Friedgen. It has turned Harris from walk-on transfer into impact starter in the Terrapins' secondary. But when it comes to direction, Harris gets his game plan from a higher power.
September 18, 2009
Ron Ballard named Senior Poet Laureate for Maryland
By DON AINES | | February 10, 2013
A legal wrangle over where Maryland ends and Virginia begins is continuing, despite a Washington County circuit judge's recent ruling that Maryland's border ends at the water's edge on the south side of the Potomac River. Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. granted a motion by river-ride operators River & Trail Outfitters Inc. of Knoxville, Md., and River Riders Inc. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., to dismiss a lawsuit by Potomac Shores Inc., which owns a section of the river bottom. In its suit, Potomac Shores claimed that river-rafting operators were using land on the Virginia shore that was within the boundary of Maryland, due to changes in the river's level and course over the years.
By DON AINES | | May 11, 2013
In the 1950 comedy “Kill the Umpire,” Bill “Two Call” Johnson (played by William Bendix) is chased by a vengeance-seeking mob of fans after he made what they believed to be a bad call in a minor league baseball game. Calling balls, strikes and checked swings could be a thing of the past in amateur ball if the Eagle Eye Electronic Home Plate is all that inventor Jerry Spessard claims. He has enough faith in the product to begin construction of a plant in Hancock this June, with production expected to begin by fall.
February 6, 2013
The Maryland State Grange has announced the availability of a deaf scholarship for the 2013-14 school year.  Individuals who are  hearing impaired or preparing to work with the hearing impaired are  urged to apply. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: be a Maryland resident; a Maryland high school graduate; or attend a  college in Maryland.  Applications must be received by June 1. Scholarship  recipients will be notified by July 1. To receive an application, call Donna Rowland at 301-582-3268.
March 6, 2012
Officers of Hagerstown Masonic Lodge 217 were installed Jan. 11 by the Grand Line of Maryland.
May 2, 2012
The Maryland State Grange has announced the availability of a scholarship for the deaf for the 2012-13 school year.  Individuals who are hearing-impaired or preparing to work with the hearing-impaired are urged to apply. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: be a Maryland resident, a Maryland high school graduate, or attend college in Maryland.  Complete applications must be received by June 1. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 1. To request an application, call Donna Rowland at 301-582-3268.
By DAVE McMILLION | | August 5, 2013
Several people showed up at a Boonsboro Town Council meeting Monday night to express concerns about the use of “smart meters” to measure electric use in buildings. One of the people who spoke, Mary Schanno, said smart meters emit microwave radiation and is worried that their use is associated with health complications like insomnia and migraine headaches. Although Schanno said she fears the meters are being used throughout the county, a Potomac Edison official said last week that the local provider is not installing smart meters in its Western Maryland service area.
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