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August 19, 2010
On Saturday, Aug. 28, Throttles Bar and Grill, at 236 Cumberland St. in Clear Spring, will hold the third annual Michelle Younker Memorial Ride to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. The ride is being held by Wanda and Sam Mills of Throttles in honor of their friend, Michelle Younker, who passed away in August 2005. "Michelle never had kids. She had two or three Great Danes all the time and just loved her dogs," Sam Mills said. "We wanted to do something in her honor and we think holding this ride to benefit the shelter is something she would have liked.
NEWS
July 21, 2011
An accident involving two vehicles, one of which is a motorcycle, has been reported at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Davidson Road in Sharpsburg, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police were responding to the accident at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
June 4, 2010
The Operation: God Bless America XX motorcycle ride will be Sunday, June 6. Registration is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; noon departure. Travel Center, Interstate 81 and Pa. 16, Greencastle, Pa.. The destination is the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va, at 1 p.m., ceremony at 2:30 p.m. No alcoholic beverages. Helmets required. Rain or shine. Donation of $15 includes picnic and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Veterans Affairs Medical Center recreational fund. Call A.J. Davenport at 717-328-9238
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2011
Twenty-eight motorcycles from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia snaked down a winding, pastoral road Sunday afternoon to the newly dedicated Flight 93 National Memorial. It was the annual 242-mile round-trip pilgrimage for a group of bikers who say they want to pay their respects to the tragic flight's passengers and crew members. “I'd encourage everybody to come here at least once,” said Bobby Shirley, who helped lead the ride from Charles Town, W.Va. Debra Lohr of Inwood, W.Va., said she thinks about the final moments for those onboard the aircraft as it rapidly descended and crashed into a meadow.
LIFESTYLE
October 15, 2012
Diabetes Motorcycle Ride will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St., Smithsburg. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Ride begins at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per motorcycle and driver; $10 for any additional passenger. Lunch and music are free to riders and passengers.   There will be drawings and raffles throughout the day. Free T-shirt for a minimum donation of $50. Monies will benefit Camp Merrick, a diabetes camp for children. Call 301-824-3521.
NEWS
October 5, 2011
The driver of a motorcycle that wrecked on Interstate 81 between the Salem Avenue and Maugansville Road exits was taken to Meritus Medical Center to be examined, according to Maryland State Police. The driver escaped serious injury in the crash, police said. The crash, which occurred at about 3:10 p.m., happened after a tractor-trailer made an unsafe lane change, a state police spokesman said Wednesday night. There was no contact between the tractor-trailer and the motorcycle, the spokesman said.
NEWS
September 13, 2010
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man was flown by helicopter to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa., after an accident in which the motorcycle he was operating struck a deer, Pennsylvania State Police said. Robert L. Kring, age unavailable, of Sidman, Pa., was traveling east in the 14000 block of Buchanan Trail West in Peters Township shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday when the Harley-Davidson motorcycle hit the deer, police said. Kring was thrown from the motorcycle, police said.
NEWS
July 18, 2013
The medical condition of a Hancock man who was injured earlier this month in a motorcycle accident on U.S. 40 has been upgraded. The condition of Christopher Elwood Hull, 20, was  changed from critical to serious condition at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday. He had been listed in critical condition earlier this week. Hull lost control of a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle on July 6 as he was heading west on U.S. 40 near Beaver Creek Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said at the time.
NEWS
July 26, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A Chambersburg, Pa., woman suffered a minor injury Sunday afternoon when her southbound 2007 Kia Sedona struck another southbound car on Interstate 81 about three-tenths of a mile north of exit 5 in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania State Police said. The Sedona, driven by Anita Denny, then went into the median, became airborne and flipped over the northbound lanes in the 12:45 p.m. accident, state police said. When Denny's car crossed the northbound lanes, it caused the driver of a 2004 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle to lay the motorcycle down in a northbound lane to avoid a collision, state police said.
NEWS
June 13, 2011
A Williamsport man was killed and his wife was injured Sunday night when their motorcycle collided with a car on Frederick Street in Hagerstown, Police Chief Arthur Smith said Monday. Eric Zombro, 55, of 16714 Sterling Road in Williamsport, was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center, the Hagerstown Police Department said. His wife, Melody Zombro, 50, was taken to Meritus Medical Center and later flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore to be treated for life-threatening injuries, according to police.
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NEWS
September 7, 2013
A Mercersburg man died Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle in Peters Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. John Kevin Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the accident occurred at about 3:20 p.m., when Lynch tried to pass a vehicle as he was heading north on a Suzuki DRZ 400S in the 13700 block of Dickeys Road. The Suzuki collided head-on with a southbound 2003 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Robert E. Pine, also of Mercersburg, troopers said.
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NEWS
August 26, 2013
A man killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident has been identified by Maryland State Police. Christopher R. Stabile, 37, of Olney, Md., apparently lost control of the motorcycle he was driving north of Thurmont, ejecting him and a female passenger, according to a state police news release. The female passenger was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, the release said. The motorcycle was heading south on Md. 550, north of Kelbaugh Road in Sabillasville, Md., when Stabile lost control on a curve in the road, police said.
BREAKINGNEWS
August 15, 2013
A Williamsport-area woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle involved in a Wednesday afternoon collision with a pickup truck on Wesel Boulevard, has died, Hagerstown police said Thursday. Lana Patton, 61, was pronounced dead on Thursday at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, according to city police Officer Michael Alderton. Patton was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by her husband, Terry Patton, 54, police Sgt. Christopher Barnett said. Terry Patton was listed in fair condition at Meritus Medical Center on Thursday afternoon, according to the hospital.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2013
Randy Ward had nothing but blue skies in front of him as he spent 26 days riding his motorcycle across the country. Ward, of State Line, encountered less than 45 minutes of rain while riding 10,400 miles. He drove through each of the 48 continental United States. “I've had this idea for about 30 years that sometime when everything fell into place, I'd leave and go to all 48 states at one time on a motorcycle,” Ward said. As he rode, Ward checked not one thing, but two off his bucket list when he spotted a mountain lion.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
A 23-year-old motorcycle rider is accused of leading police on a high-speed pursuit in Berkeley County that topped 130 mph on Interstate 81 Thursday night, according to magistrate court records. On Friday morning Berkeley County Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II arraigned Lance Michael Gibson of Brilliant Stone Drive, Martinsburg, on one felony count of fleeing law enforcement (on) a motor vehicle, two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and single counts of speeding, passing in a no passing zone, traveling left of center and failure to signal turn within 100 feet of an intersection, the court records said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2013
Since the Rev. John Bayer was old enough to remember, he was by his dad's side in a body shop. “I just enjoyed working around cars, and being with my father,” said Bayer, pastor of Grace Brethren Church in Chambersburg. On Saturday, Bayer's church will host its first Benefit Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, which will serve in memory of his father and mother, John and Kathy Bayer. Car show registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. The show begins at noon and runs to 3 p.m.  Admission costs $15 for car owners.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2013
Name of business: Caledonia Power Sports Owners: Jeffrey Katusin and Anthony McIntyre Address: 6210 Chambersburg Road, Fayetteville, Pa. Opening date: April 1, 2013 Products and services: Motorcycle repair and service, state inspections, tires, brakes and performance upgrades. Also offered are custom dynamometer tuning for bikes, trikes, all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles, as well as motorcycle accessories and apparel. We specialize in Harley-Davidson repair, but work on all makes and models.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
One person was taken to a West Virginia hospital early Friday night after an accident involving a motorcycle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the three-mile marker, according to Washington County Emergency Services supervisor. The accident, which reportedly also involved a passenger vehicle, was called in shortly after 6 p.m., he said. One patient was being transported by ambulance to the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, but the supervisor could not confirm if it was the operator of the motorcycle or another person.
NEWS
July 18, 2013
The medical condition of a Hancock man who was injured earlier this month in a motorcycle accident on U.S. 40 has been upgraded. The condition of Christopher Elwood Hull, 20, was  changed from critical to serious condition at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday. He had been listed in critical condition earlier this week. Hull lost control of a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle on July 6 as he was heading west on U.S. 40 near Beaver Creek Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said at the time.
NEWS
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | July 16, 2013
Williamsport Bike Nite brings the roar of motorcycles back to the streets of Town Center on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Nigel Dupree, featured on TV's “Full Throttle Saloon,” from Sturgis, S.D., will headline the entertainment. The rock band Calissus kicks off the event. Boomtown Hoops will join the entertainment with their lighted hoops. There will be a beer garden, bike show, ugly tattoo contest, specialty food court, T-shirts, vendors and other features. Rockin' at River Bottom tickets will go on sale and the new River Rat T-shirts will be introduced.
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