October 13, 2009
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland's lottery director said Powerball could be coming to the state in four or five months. Buddy Roogow told WBAL-AM that an official announcement could come in the next few days. Roogow said negotiations have taken place over the last several months between officials in the states that operate Mega Millions and Powerball. He said that Powerball ticket sales in Maryland should bring in $25 million in additional revenue each year to the state. Roogow said he expects sales to total $50 million in a full year.
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 email@example.com .
September 18, 2009
Ron Ballard named Senior Poet Laureate for Maryland
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 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.
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.
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.
August 8, 2011
Imani Leann Carter received a $1,000 scholarship from the West Hagerstown Lions Club. Carter, who recently graduated from North Hagerstown High School, plans to attend the University of Maryland to major in clinical psychology with an interest in fitness sports.