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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 14, 2013
A Martinsburg man was killed Saturday night when he was thrown from his motorcycle after it collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Apple Harvest Drive and Loop Road, according to West Virginia State Police. Curtis Lee Smith, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Michael A. Cole said in a news release. The driver of the car, Horace Thomas, 63, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for minor injuries, Cole said. Police determined that both vehicles were traveling south on Apple Harvest Drive (W.Va.