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February 16, 2013
Two men were wounded, including one critically, when they were stabbed early Saturday in the parking lot of Divi's nightclub at 431 Dual Highway, the Hagerstown Police Department said. One of the men was listed in critical condition at Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown with a stab wound to the neck, according to a police department news release. The other was treated for a nonlife-threatening chest wound. Police said the incident happened Saturday shortly before 2 a.m., when a fight involving several people started in the parking lot. When police arrived, they said they discovered that two men had been stabbed.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | December 11, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- One of the partners planning an upscale nightclub for the Long Meadow Shopping Center in Hagerstown's North End will have to resolve building ownership and zoning issues before they are allowed to open, Washington County liquor officials said Wednesday. Robert L. Everhart, chairman of the Board of License Commissioners, known as the liquor board, said Polar LLC, the business that wants to open the nightclub, would have to gain ownership of the property or enter a lease and work out undisclosed zoning issues with Washington County officials before the nightclub could open.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 19, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County liquor officials are to decide within 30 days whether two Hagerstown businessmen will be permitted to open an upscale nightclub in the building that used to house the Eclipse nightclub near Long Meadow Shopping Center off Md. 60. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, met Wednesday with co-owner Ash Azadi, his attorney, Arthur Schneider, and a group of other interested parties...
NEWS
By DAVE MCMILLION | July 21, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va -- A crowd of about 100 people outside the Orioles nightclub along Mid Atlantic Parkway dispersed quickly after three people at the scene were shot early Sunday, said a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department spokesman. Kenneth Waybright, 37, of Stephens City, Va., was in critical condition Monday morning at City Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. Denzel White, 19, of Martinsburg, was in stable condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., according to a news release from Lt. Gary Harmison.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | July 14, 1998
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Three teenagers were charged after a disturbance early Sunday at Extremes teenage nightclub that involved a large number of juveniles, according to the Waynesboro Police Department. Police arrived at the teen hangout at 406 E. Main St. at 1:38 a.m. Juveniles were seen on the sidewalk and in the parking lot yelling and milling around, police said. Two young men were fighting, police said. Mark Hoffman, owner of the club, said the fight started on the dance floor when two girls got into a shoving match and their boyfriends stepped in to help.
NEWS
February 17, 2013
A man who was critically injured when he was stabbed in the neck early Saturday in the parking lot of Divi's nightclub is expected to survive, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said Sunday night. Sgt. John Lehman said he spoke to the man Saturday. He said the man came through surgery, and was talking and alert. Another man was stabbed in the chest at the club at 431 Dual Highway, but his injury was not life-threatening, police said. Police said the incident happened Saturday shortly before 2 a.m., when a fight involving several people started in the parking lot. When police arrived, they said they discovered that two men had been stabbed.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | October 26, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Virginia men were shot in the parking lot at KC's Leather & Lace strip bar and nightclub south of Martinsburg early Saturday morning, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said. Shawn Hailey, 22, of Winchester, Va., was shot in the face, according to a police news release. He was transferred to Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., from City Hospital in Martinsburg, the release states. A woman who answered the phone at the nursing office at Washington Hospital Center would not reveal Hailey's condition.
NEWS
August 1, 2008
BUNKER HILL, W.Va. -- A Virginia man was shot early Friday at Vixens nightclub in Bunker Hill, according to a West Virginia State Police press release. Alex Espinal, 22, of Alexandria, Va., was listed as stable Friday at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, troopers said. A Winchester Medical Center spokesman declined to release Espinal's condition to The Herald-Mail, citing a privacy policy. Espinal was shot in the chest, troopers said. He was found lying in front of the door at Sheetz at 7899 Winchester Ave. in Inwood, W.Va.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 21, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Developer Mike Deming has received permission from the Hagerstown Board of Zoning Appeals to open a 1,300-seat nightclub in the building that houses Barnwood Books at 101-103 S. Potomac St. Eva Delle Staley, who for the past 24 years has operated Barnwood Books with her husband, Jack, said it will be sad when they have to leave, but she thinks Deming's plans are good for the downtown area. "Progress needs to be made," she said. "I'm hoping someone will (buy the bookstore)
NEWS
By ED MALISKAS and JOEL MALISKAS / Special to The Herald-Mail | October 10, 2009
The year is 1959. African-Americans from Hagerstown, Winchester, Martinsburg and Charles Town travel over dark, back-country roads to a common destination in southern Washington County. Hundreds of black people gather every weekend for this vital mission - to let the good times roll. Music-lovers spill out of jam-packed cars and tumble out of pickup trucks. They stream toward the rhythmic sounds throbbing from a low-lying block building. At the far end of the long narrow structure, an electrifying young entertainer dominates the event.
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April 17, 2013
Washington County liquor officials have ruled that a Hagerstown nightclub was not at fault for a fight that occurred outside the business on St. Patrick's Day. During a Wednesday hearing, the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County voted 3-0 to exonerate AVA Lounge at 28 S. Potomac St. of any wrongdoing. Hagerstown Police Officer Kevin Brashears said the incident was reported in the early morning hours of March 17, when two men got into a fight outside the lounge.
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NEWS
February 17, 2013
A man who was critically injured when he was stabbed in the neck early Saturday in the parking lot of Divi's nightclub is expected to survive, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said Sunday night. Sgt. John Lehman said he spoke to the man Saturday. He said the man came through surgery, and was talking and alert. Another man was stabbed in the chest at the club at 431 Dual Highway, but his injury was not life-threatening, police said. Police said the incident happened Saturday shortly before 2 a.m., when a fight involving several people started in the parking lot. When police arrived, they said they discovered that two men had been stabbed.
NEWS
February 16, 2013
Two men were wounded, including one critically, when they were stabbed early Saturday in the parking lot of Divi's nightclub at 431 Dual Highway, the Hagerstown Police Department said. One of the men was listed in critical condition at Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown with a stab wound to the neck, according to a police department news release. The other was treated for a nonlife-threatening chest wound. Police said the incident happened Saturday shortly before 2 a.m., when a fight involving several people started in the parking lot. When police arrived, they said they discovered that two men had been stabbed.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 31, 2013
Two Washington County restaurateurs told Washington County liquor officials they want to open a restaurant in downtown Hagerstown. Greg and Marjorie Kane, who own Toppings Pizza Co. off Robinwood Drive, told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County during a Wednesday hearing that they were considering the space at 43-45 S. Potomac St. The building was most recently home to the Spin restaurant and nightclub. Marjorie Kane said she and her husband, Greg, were granted a liquor license last year to serve alcohol at a restaurant they wanted to open on Maugans Avenue.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 14, 2012
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday imposed a $2,500 fine against a Hagerstown restaurant owner for failing to disclose his criminal past on a liquor license application. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, levied the fine against John Freeland, co-owner of the SPIN restaurant and nightclub at 43 S. Potomac St., during a hearing at the liquor board offices on West Washington Street in Hagerstown. Charles Mades, liquor board treasurer, said the matter also would be turned over to legal authorities.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 18, 2011
Three Hagerstown men charged in a fatal shooting Saturday morning outside of a Martinsburg nightclub waived extradition to West Virginia on Tuesday in Washington County District Court. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department obtained a warrant for murder against Brock Jerome Smith, 21, of 623 George St. Warrants for accessory after the fact of murder were obtained for Octoviol Zshemek Taft, 20, of 141 Wakefield Road, and Dionnday Mynetriel Anderson, 20, of 140 S. Prospect St., the sheriff's department said.
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By ED MALISKAS and JOEL MALISKAS / Special to The Herald-Mail | October 10, 2009
The year is 1959. African-Americans from Hagerstown, Winchester, Martinsburg and Charles Town travel over dark, back-country roads to a common destination in southern Washington County. Hundreds of black people gather every weekend for this vital mission - to let the good times roll. Music-lovers spill out of jam-packed cars and tumble out of pickup trucks. They stream toward the rhythmic sounds throbbing from a low-lying block building. At the far end of the long narrow structure, an electrifying young entertainer dominates the event.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 5, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A developer hoping to open a bowling alley and a nightclub on Leitersburg Pike is challenging a county official's stance on required parking. Vehicle access to the site might be another hurdle before Aristodemos Capital Group LLC can open Seven Ten Family Entertainment Center, with a tenpin bowling alley, restaurant and arcade. It would be where Long Meadow Bowl, a duckpin alley, closed in May after 38 years. Aristodemos also wants to open a nightclub where Eclipse Nite Club and, most recently, Antietam Moose 2435 were.
NEWS
July 3, 2009
City woman charged with prostitution Cat perched in tree refuses to be 'rescued' Loaded gun tossed over railing Manager: Nightclub has been violating liquor license Adenhart fund donates $5K to Little League
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | July 1, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The manager of a nightclub on Dual Highway in Hagerstown on Wednesday told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, the establishment has been violating the conditions of its liquor license. Roy Lorshbaugh, manager of Divi's Nightclub at 431 Dual Highway, said during a hearing the nightclub wasn't serving at least 51 percent food. Businesses with a license to pour alcohol must serve at least 51 percent prepared food, or food that is cooked, as a condition of the license.
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