May 3, 2013
A.J. Burnett doesn't lead the major leagues in strikeouts. He just wants to and is awful close. “I'm trying to keep up with Yu Darvish, but he's pretty filthy,” the Pittsburgh Pirates' ace said of the Texas Rangers' right-hander. Burnett allowed one run and struck out nine in seven shutout innings, and call-up Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaking home run to lead the Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Burnett (3-2) gave up five hits and one walk in winning his third straight game after going 0-2 in his first three starts.
July 17, 2012
The cost of hot mix asphalt, which is closely tied to petroleum prices, has increased by 28 percent in the past six years, making traditional street maintenance of milling and paving a stringent task for municipal officials. “It's becoming more and more expensive every time, and it's just not really sustainable for us to only do that treatment,” City of Hagerstown Engineer Rodney Tissue said Tuesday, “And what we're looking at it is doing other techniques along with milling and paving.” As a way to combat increased costs, the city instituted its Pavement Preservation Program in 2006, with the goal of maintaining streets and parking lots at the highest level possible but at the lowest cost, according to Tissue.
June 9, 2012
Dorothy V. Mercer, 96, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Friday, June 8, 2012, at her daughter's home in Johnstown, Pa. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Charles Town. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.
May 28, 2012
Mr. Earl "Sonny" Mercer Jr., 82, of Frederick, Md., died Friday, May 25, 2012, at his home. He was the loving husband of 52 years to Mary Ellen McCardell Mercer. Born in Frederick, April 7, 1930, he was a son of the late Earl W. H. and Dorothy Toms Mercer. Mr. Mercer was a graduate of Frederick High School Class of 1947 and served in the Maryland National Guard from 1947 to 1958. He was president and owner of Earl W. H. Mercer and Son Inc., a milk-hauling business founded by his father, until his retirement in 2000.
January 29, 2012
Mary Virginia “Jennie” Hough Mercer, 81, of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. Friends will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Raymond Martin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.
June 5, 2009
Charles Cleveland Mercer Jr., of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.
August 19, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Selected works of 19 professional photographers from nine counties throughout West Virginia are showcased in "West Virginia Photographers," an exhibit opening at the Ice House Gallery on Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The show will be displayed through Sept. 28. The photo show opening at the Ice House is the second stop on an Artwalk that begins at 5 p.m. at Mountain Laurel Gallery on the Square with the opening of another photo exhibit, "The Beauty of West Virginia," showcasing the work of Lynn Golemon.
April 6, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - On Monday, April 14, at the regularly-scheduled Mercersburg Borough Council meeting beginning at 7 p.m., the first item on the evening's agenda will be the dedication ceremony christening the Borough Hall as the Gen. Hugh Mercer Building, Mercersburg Borough Hall, as well as to present the new signage for the Borough Hall and the Mercersburg Police Department. The borough council and mayor will thank the benefactor who donated the funds necessary to purchase the new Borough Hall sign, as well as being available for a brief photo opportunity in front of the newly dedicated Gen. Hugh Mercer Building.
November 19, 2007
The Hagerstown Community College women's basketball team called out the reserves on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks got 31 points from their bench to raise their record to 4-0 by defeating the Globe Institute of Technology 70-54 during the second day of the Hagerstown Classic at the HCC athletic complex. HCC led 29-24 at halftime before using an opening flurry to get comfortable, be it only for awhile. The Hawks ran off an 11-5 spurt in the first 5:40 of the half, but couldn't put the Knights away.
May 23, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Parking will not be allowed on portions of Washington and Fairfax streets Thursday from 6 to 9 a.m. while the streets are swept. No parking during that time will be allowed on Washington Street from Williams Street to Johnson's Mill Road and no parking will be allowed on Fairfax Street from Mercer to Wilkes streets. The Town of Bath is the local government inside Berkeley Springs.