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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 15, 2012
The Humane Society of Washington County raised an estimated $4,000 to $5,000 Sunday through its annual motorcycle ride fundraiser, a 40-mile trek through the Cearfoss, Williamsport and Boonsboro areas that ended at Washington County Regional Park east of Hagerstown, Executive Director Paul Miller said. Thirty-three motorcycles participated in the ride, with about 70 people turning out for the picnic at the park after the ride ended, organizers said. Craig and Mary Hood, of Williamsport, rode a 1-week-old Harley-Davidson Switchback for the Bone to be Wild fundraiser.
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NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2012
It's hard to beat motorcycles for grabbing attention - especially when they roar down the road in a pack. And it's hard not to notice them when they head through the typically quiet countryside, shattering the evening air with a bellowing blast of noise that envelopes men and machines. On this particular Saturday evening, bikers travel along Lappans Road, where they pull into a parking lot, their gleaming chrome a contrast to the black asphalt. Most are dressed in jeans and T-shirts, while some wear leather or denim vests with patches and insignias.
NEWS
July 7, 2012
Two people were taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown on Saturday morning following a collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Earth Care Road, Maryland State Police said. The crash occurred at 10:54 a.m. when the pickup truck, driven by Stephen David Horst, 35, of Waynesboro, Pa., pulled out of Earth Care Road and into the path of the motorcycle operated by Randy Wayne Domer, 50, of Hagerstown, troopers said. Domer was unable to avoid a collision and struck the truck, troopers said.
NEWS
July 5, 2012
Several roads in downtown Hagerstown will be closed to traffic for a Bike Night event planned Friday, according to a city official. In conjunction with The Maryland Theatre's Wind Down Friday program, a large number of motorcycles are expected to be on display in the Public Square area as part of Hagerstown Bike Week, city spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said in a news release. Beginning at 3 p.m., South Potomac Street will be closed to all traffic between Washington and Antietam streets, Wolfe said.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
A motorcycle went off the road into the grass on the Exit 29A ramp from eastbound Interstate 70  to southbound Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65) Tuesday morning, Trooper James Bowers of the Maryland State Police said. The motorcyclist was not injured, Bowers said.
NEWS
June 25, 2012
Through the generosity of Harley-Davidson of Frederick, the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office is sporting two new police-package Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The motorcycles will be used for special events and details, rides, escorts and traffic enforcement. Since 2008, Michael Vantucci, owner of Harley-Davidson of Frederick, has provided motorcycles to the sheriff's office on three occasions through the company's law enforcement program. The latest contract was signed in May and provides the office with two police-package motorcycles for six months.
NEWS
June 21, 2012
The Episcopal Motorcycle Ministry will hold a Motorcycle Mass Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Lappans Road. The newly-formed ministry, titled “Taking the Church Out on the Road,” invites all motorcycle enthusiasts, family members and the public to a Saturday Motorcycle Mass at 6 p.m. The informal outdoor service (in case of rain, it will be held indoors), includes readings from scripture, a short sermon, prayers and Holy Communion. The Rev. Steve McCarty, vicar of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Clear Spring, is the organizer and will preside at the service.
NEWS
June 18, 2012
A Martinsburg man died after an accident Sunday night on Weaver Lane in Berkeley County in which he was thrown from his motorcycle, West Virginia State Police said. Ryan Andrew Hart, 26, of Martinsburg was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said in a news release. W.Va. State Trooper First Class J.J. Bowman and Trooper G.W. Merkich determined the motorcycle was traveling west on Weaver Lane and crossed the center portion of the roadway, at the crest of a hill, according to a state police news release.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 14, 2012
A 13-year-old boy was flown to Meritus Medical Center Thursday evening after he was injured in a motorcycle accident in a field off Sharpsburg Pike, a Washington County 911 supervisor said. The boy sustained some injuries in the pelvic area but they did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the supervisor. The boy was one of two people on the motorcycle but it was unclear if he was the driver, the supervisor said. The accident, which occurred between Spielman and Lappans roads, was reported at 4:53 p.m. The boy was flown to the hospital near Hagerstown by a Maryland State Police helicopter, the supervisor said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 3, 2012
A total of 2,000 people riding 1,700 motorcycles rolled into the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Sunday for the 22nd annual Operation God Bless America ride. They brought with them about $30,000 in donations for the medical center to buy things that will improve the quality of life and comfort for patients and residents. Lynn David Hubsch became a resident of the center's nursing home within the last year and experienced the event for the first time. “The continual roll of sound that comes in is amazing,” said Hubsch, who served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was joined by his wife, Karen, who read about the fundraising ride on the Internet.
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