January 11, 2012
Two Montgomery County, Md., residents filed for the 6th Congressional District race on Wednesday, the state's candidate deadline day, meaning 13 people will compete for their parties' nominations in the April primaries. U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, the Republican incumbent, is seeking his 11th term this year. In a GOP primary on April 3, he will have seven challengers, including Peter James of Germantown, who filed on Wednesday. Ron Little of Gaithersburg also filed to run on Wednesday, the fifth candidate on the Democratic side.
January 3, 2012
The first of serial rapist Pov Srun's known crimes became the last to be prosecuted when the former Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to the 1998 rape of a Smithsburg woman. "I deserve to never breathe another free breath," said Srun, who pleaded guilty to first-degree rape. Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. sentenced Srun to 85 years in prison. "I want to apologize to everyone in this wonderful country for my selfish behavior," Srun said, reading from a hand-written statement.
December 23, 2011
William (Bill) Hunter Reams, of Keedysville, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. He was a longtime resident of Washington County, Md. Bill graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1957. He was the husband of Gail Lynn Cowell Reams, his wife of 44 years. Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., he was the son of the late Bernadine Agnes Green Reams and the late Samuel Hunter Reams. Bill attended Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in 1962.
November 28, 2011
“To the Smithsburg caller: They're not little yellow flags, they're Terrible Towels. And don't you remember when we lent them to you a few years ago, when we thumped you three times in one year? Good luck. Go, Steelers.” - Hancock “When is the winner for the Little League Lineup Contest that was online going to be announced? It stated that the winner will be chosen after the season by the sports department. Did I miss it already, or haven't they announced it yet?
October 8, 2011
Local Republicans are crying foul over a proposed congressional redistricting plan that would radically redraw District 6 - currently represented by Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett - to include much of Democrat-heavy Montgomery County. "I think it is very much a gerrymandered map that has been promulgated for very partisan reasons and splits up communities of interest, specifically our Western Maryland constituency, and the sole reason they're doing it is to try to pick up an extra seat for the Democrats," state Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, said Friday.
September 26, 2011
Mr. Richard Leon “Dick” Hamby, 73, of Brunswick, Md., died early Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2011, at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy, Md. He was the husband of Mrs. Patricia Rene Reed Hamby, his wife of 42 years. Born Nov. 9, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was a son of the late Harry LeRoy and Nellie Virginia Chorpenning Hamby. Dick was a U.S. Army veteran, and for a time, after serving our country, became a truck driver. He retired as a plumber. He originally owned and operated D&B Plumbing in Gaithersburg, Md., and later worked with several Montgomery County plumbing contractors, including Roberson Plumbing of Dickerson, Md., and Poolesville Plumbing.
August 9, 2011
MAY 26, 1932-JULY 28, 2011 Marvin Allen "Bob" Warrenfeltz, of Mount Airy, Md., died Thursday, July 28, 2011. He was born in Fairplay, Md., to Elta L. (Showman) Warrenfeltz and Jacob O. Warrenfeltz, on May 26, 1932. He is survived by one daughter, Sherry Wolfe, and husband, Harold, of New Market, Md.; one son, Dennis, and wife, Debbie, of Virginia; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Minerva Trimmer of Greencastle, Pa., and Barbara Shipe and husband, Larry, of Hagerstown; two brothers, George and wife, Barbara, and Glenn, all of Hagerstown; five nephews; and one niece.
July 8, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III on Monday granted a change of venue in the murder trial of Douglas Wayne Pryor, who is charged with killing the mother of his children and a Smithsburg police officer in December 2007. Wright transferred the trial to Montgomery County Circuit Court at the request of the defense. Such a change of venue is automatic in capital cases if the defense requests it. A court date has not been set. Pryor is charged in the Dec. 19, 2007, stabbing death of Alison Munson, 31, of Halfway.
September 3, 2006
The following Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Maryland will compete in primaries on Sept. 12. The Green Party candidate will be on the ballot only in the Nov. 7 general election. Republicans · Ray Bly, Howard County · Earl S. Gordon, Montgomery County · Thomas J. Hampton, Anne Arundel County · John Kimble, Prince George's County · Edward Raymond Madej, Anne Arundel County · Daniel Muffoletto, Howard County · Richard Shawver, Carroll County · Michael S. Steele, Prince George's County · Corrogan R. Vaughn, Baltimore County · Daniel "Wig Man" Vovak, Montgomery County Democrats · Benjamin L. Cardin, Baltimore County · David Dickerson, Baltimore County · George T. English, Montgomery County · James H. Hutchinson, Montgomery County · Anthony Jaworski, Montgomery County · A. Robert Kaufman, Baltimore city · Allan Lichtman, Montgomery County · Thomas McCaskill, Prince George's County · Kweisi Mfume, Baltimore City · Josh Rales, Montgomery County · Dennis F. Rasmussen, Baltimore County · Bob Robinson, Harford County · Theresa C. Scaldaferri, Prince George's County · Mike Schaefer, Baltimore city · Charles Ulysses Smith, Baltimore city · Blaine Taylor, Baltimore County ·...
May 6, 2006
For 2 1/2 months, Montgomery County, Md., tried to collect a 2006 parking ticket fine from George McAllister, who lived near Funkstown until he died in 2001. All along, Vera McAllister, George's widow, knew the county was mistaken. George wouldn't have been driving a Mercedes, as the notice alleged, and he certainly didn't park illegally on Hampden Lane in Bethesda on Jan. 17, 2006. Although the license plate number on the ticket once was his, he canceled it in 1988. Vera McAllister, who lives on Beaver Creek Road, promptly protested each notice of the fine.