May 12, 2013
Donald Edwin “Donnie” Nutter, 52, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1960, in Hagerstown, Md., to Donald Lee and Constance Mae Moats Nutter of Boonsboro, Md. He was a 1978 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed as a correctional officer at MCTC in Hagerstown until retiring in 1999. He also was employed by Napa of Boonsboro and is the co-owner of Nutter's Ice Cream Sharpsburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.
December 16, 2012
Dr. Carl Pedersen MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Dr. Carl Pedersen will retire from the practice of dentistry, effective Dec. 20. A native of Canada who earned his degree from Georgetown Dental School, Pedersen has served Mercersburg and surrounding area since 1976, when he opened an office on North Main Street. In 1997, he built his current office at 200 Loudon Road. The office and practice have been purchased by Dr. Jacqueline Hughes, who will begin seeing patients beginning Jan. 2. Hughes graduated with honors from New York University Dental School and has been a member of the Keystone Dental Care staff since 1997.
September 9, 2012
Gary Melvin Jennings, 66, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Nov. 21, 1945, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Melvin C. and Edna N. Drenner Jennings. Gary was a 1964 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was employed as a correctional officer with the state of Maryland at MCTC for 18 years. He was currently employed by the Washington County Sheriff's Department working with courthouse security.
August 3, 2012
Local food pantries have been receiving fresh vegetables from inmates at the Maryland Correctional Training Center. Some of MCTC's pre-release center and minimum-security inmates have been growing and picking vegetables on a farm for the facilities in the state prison complex south of Hagerstown, with some of them going to the Washington County Hunger Group. The group then distributes them to local food pantries, said Pam Christoffel, a member of the group. On Friday, members of some of the food pantries and of the hunger group showed up at MCTC to see the garden.
May 9, 2012
Maryland Correctional Training Center, off Md. 65 south of Hagerstown, will again offer free child IDs for the general public today from 5 to 7 p.m. This service is being done in concert with Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services employee appreciation week activities statewide. It's a partnership with the Maryland Masonic Child ID Program (MdCHIP) and is sponsored locally by the Williamsport Masonic Lodge. Parents and guardians can come to the MCTC gatehouse from 5 to 7 p.m. with their children and leave with digital photographs, video, fingerprints and vital child information. They do not have to enter the prison for this service.
April 27, 2012
A helicopter landed at the prisons south of Hagerstown to fly out a construction worker who injured several of his fingers Friday morning, state prison and Washington County Emergency Services officials said. Mark Vernarelli, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said the accident happened at about 8:15 a.m. while the worker was setting a heavy piece of electrical equipment at a Maryland Correctional Training Center housing unit. Roxbury Road east of Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65)
March 2, 2012
Donald James Hutson, 62, of 1201 Kuhn Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, surrounded by his family. Born Dec. 23, 1949, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late James Edward and Jesse Ann Spitler Hutson. He graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from MCTC and was a regional maintenance officer. He is survived by his wife, Kathy M. Hutson; a daughter, Tammy Wilburn; a son, Terry Hutson; a sister, Bonnie Thompson of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; three nephews; five grandchildren; two nieces and three dogs, King, Princess and P.J. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.
October 26, 2011
Maryland Correctional Training Center's newest warden said he doesn't take his duties lightly. “I'm trying to make the best decisions, the most ethical, right decisions for the institution, regardless of the outcome ....,” Wayne A. Webb said Wednesday at a ceremony at the medium-security state prison south of Hagerstown. Webb took over as warden in August. Wednesday's “change of leadership” ceremony was a chance for Webb to talk about his new position and for the outgoing warden, D. Kenneth Horning, to say farewell.
September 12, 2011
Firetrucks were used to haul water to the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown Monday after a water main broke, according to Dave Fraley, chief of the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Fraley said Monday night he did not know what caused the water line to rupture and said it is not expected to be repaired until Tuesday. Leonard Heller Jr., chief of the Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co., said the water main break might have been caused by some construction at the complex.