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December 26, 2011
Washington County Technical High School's SkillsUSA officers participated in a fall leadership conference at Ocean City last month. The conference at the Carousel Resort Hotel focused on leadership at school, work and in communities. Marjorie Kellman, Tech High's Skills-USA adviser was one of the presenters. From Tech High, Lauren Barber, Zoe Garcia, Daphne Bryant, Jimmie Presgraves, Brenna Bailey, Ciera Redifer, Stephanie Larrick and Meghan Blair earned their Statesman Awards. Ashley Giffin earned her Advanced Statesman Award.
February 10, 2009
Williamsport United Methodist Youth Group members attended "Mission Possible" Rock 2009, a youth event sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, which was in Ocean City, Md., Jan 30, 31 and Feb 1.
September 13, 1997
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man drowned Saturday while swimming near the shore, Ocean City police said. Kenneth Angle, 55, of Mercersburg, Pa. was swimming alone Saturday morning when a rip current pulled him several hundred yards from shore. A vacationer heard Angle crying for help at 9:46 a.m., about 15 minutes before lifeguards were scheduled to go on duty. But police said Angle drowned before Beach Patrol rescuers could reach him.
August 29, 2009
The Silver Starlettes majorette group attended the Maryland State Fireman's Association parade in Ocean City, Md., in June where it came home with first place honors for Best Appearing Majorettes. The group is under the direction of Rocky Willis.
September 15, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg OCEAN CITY, Md. - The drowning of a Mercersburg man Saturday morning was the first such incident in Ocean City since the summer of 1994, according to Beach Patrol Lt. Skip Lee. Kenneth R. Angle, 55, who was on vacation with his wife of 32 years, Carol, was swimming alone Saturday morning near the shore when he was pulled out into the ocean. A rip current pulled him several hundred yards from shore, according to Ocean City police.
April 20, 2008
The Hagerstown Heat All Stars competitive cheer and dance's team competed at the 2008 Reach the Beach Nationals in Ocean City, Md., on April 5 and 6. The event is hosted by American Cheer and Dance Academy. The team, known as X-PLOSION, competed both Saturday and Sunday and took first place in its division. The team received a trophy, a banner and jackets for each team member. The team also scored high enough to receive an invitation to Final Destination - The World's Best Competition in Virginia Beach, Va., the first weekend in May. X-PLOSION is made up of girls 10 to 16 years old. Levels in competitive cheer range from Level 1 to 6. This team is a Level 5. The difference in the levels depends upon the stunting and tumbling performed throughout the two-and-a-half minute routine.
By DON AINES | July 5, 2007
BERLIN, MD. Two Waynesboro, Pa., men who were traveling to Ocean City, Md., were killed Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash that involved a third Waynesboro man, according to Maryland State Police in Worcester County. Nathaniel Ross Kesselring, 22, of 6557 Furnace Road, and Joseph Adam Costlow, 20, of 8036 Lofty Heights Drive, died in the 4 a.m. crash on U.S. 50 in Worcester County, police said. Police said Costlow and Kesselring were eastbound on U.S. 50 when the 1990 Honda CRX they were in went off the road and struck a tree in the median.
By MARIE GILBERT | October 29, 2009
For vacationers who have seen the sights of Ocean City, Md., from along the beach or boardwalk, Veronica Grove suggests another option. Try the view from 800 feet in the air. Last summer, Grove threw caution to the wind and went parasailing. Not only was it one of her favorite experiences, it was the perfect way to celebrate her 85th birthday, the Hagerstown resident said. With the attitude of an adventure seeker, Grove said she always is willing to try something new. So when several of her children had gone parasailing during a family vacation, she wanted to join in on the fun. "Anything they do, I'll do," she said.
April 24, 2010
OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Hagerstown Heat All Stars Competitive Cheer and Dance team's Small Youth Cheer Level 4 Team, known as Sizzle, won the title at a competition in Ocean City. The squad had four teams compete in the event and Sizzle won the championship. There were more than 300 teams at the event, all ages, levels and divisions. Sizzle was in a division by itself, but still was required to beat a set score (75 percent of the perfect score of 300; 75 percent would be 225)
October 11, 2007
Cindy, Treya and Gloria Bitner took The Herald-Mail along during a family vacation to Ocean City, Md.
September 7, 2013
Margery Nan Wolford Hess, 85, of Ocean City, Md., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Chesapeake Cottage in Snow Hill, Md. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.
September 5, 2013
Claudia Marie Mills, 66, of Boyd Road in Clear Spring, Md., went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at her home. Born April 1, 1947, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Clyde Irvin and Thelma Bowers Mills. She was a 1965 graduate of Clear Spring High School, and was employed for more than 25 years by Country Deli.  She enjoyed shopping, attending flea markets, traveling to Ocean City, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert E. Mills Jr. of Clear Spring; one daughter, Melissa Mills; one son, Thomas Edward Mills and wife, Joy; sisters, Wilma Corder, Millie Smith and Stella Trumpower; brothers, Jesse Mills, Grailing Mills, Mike Irvin, Sam Irvin and Clyde Irvin Jr.; special sisters-in-law, Ida Jean Guildford, Judy Moser, Teresa McCusker and Larie Ann Mills; and grandchildren, Tanner Mills, Conner Mills, Delanie Mills, Kelsey Rhodes, Rylee Rhodes and Chloe Rhodes.
August 24, 2013
Steven Lynn Billman Sr., 55, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at his home. Born Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1958, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Patricia Ann (Grams) Billman of Hagerstown and the late William Alexander Billman. He was a 1976 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He was a former employee of Statton Furniture and the town of Williamsport. Steve was a member of Virginia Avenue Church of God. Steve was a huge Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider, and he also enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
By LLOYD WATERS | June 30, 2013
I didn't meet Ernest and Jean Shives until the summer of 2003 when I retired from the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown. How I came to meet them involves a strange story that most people would not understand. I'll give it a try with you. In 1986, I served as the assistant warden at MCI-H under Warden John Brown. Several prison staff did not particularly agree with the warden's philosophy or the direction of the facility with Brown and myself at the helm. The divide of this disagreement was so wide that a group of employees thought it necessary to circulate a petition asking for Brown and myself to be fired.
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | April 16, 2013
To go along with Williamsport's Civil War preservation project, some changes will be made at the historic site known as Doubleday Hill, accessed at the end of West Salisbury Street. For almost 116 years, the brick mounts that held the Doubleday Hill cannons have stood as a place to mount the memorial tubes. For historical accuracy and preservation, they must be removed to accommodate the newly refurbished and remounted cannons that will be on display using period-correct carriages.
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | March 6, 2013
Springfield Middle School, 334 Sunset Ave. in Williamsport, will conduct a blood drive Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. in the large gymnasium. The community is invited. The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of blood. Fitness fundraiser set at WHS On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a Zumbathon at Williamsport High School in the gymnasium to benefit the Samantha Kelly Memorial Fund. The program is a Latin-inspired dance fitness workout.
June 24, 2012
Cynthia Lou “Cindy” (Russell) Caron, 62, of 11641 Nottingham Lane, Waynesboro, Pa., entered into eternal rest at 8:55 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Born April 22, 1950, in Pigeon-Huron, Mich., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Ida Rose (Lee) Russell. Cindy and her family lived her early life in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Mexico City, Mexico. Her family lived for a time in Hagerstown, Md., where she was a 1968 graduate of North Hagerstown High.
June 8, 2012
Peggy L. (Mose) Rohrer, 76, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away Thursday afternoon, June 7, 2012 at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, surrounded by her loving family. Born May 9, 1936, in St. James, Md., she was the daughter of the late Mary I. (Colbert) Mose and Lester M. Mose Sr. Peggy attended Boonsboro schools. Peggy worked all of her life as a nurse's aide for home health care, providing 40 years of care and compassion to those she cared for. In her spare time, Peggy enjoyed camping and vacationing in Ocean City, Md. Peggy is survived by her special friend of 27 years, Barry Stickler of Boonsboro; a son, Randy Butts and his wife, Pamela, of Boonsboro; one grandson, Christopher Butts of Hagerstown, Md.; a sister, Carolyn (Susie)
March 22, 2012
Jessica Rexrode and Ryan Stepanian of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Bella Rae Rexrode , March 5, 2012. Maternal grandparents are Edward Rexrode of Maysville, W.Va., and Gail Oden of Harpers Ferry. Paternal grandparents are George Stepanian Jr. of Hagerstown, and Christine Stepanian of Harpers Ferry. Maternal great-grandparents are Donald and Esther Oden of Harpers Ferry, and Robert and Mazie Rexrode of Maysville. Paternal great-grandparents are Gerald and Irmgard Dunn of Ocean City, Md., and George K. Stepanian Sr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Joyce Dokendorf of Hagerstown.
February 5, 2012
James G. Cochran of Cochran Auctioneers and Associates recently was selected into the Maryland Auctioneers Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the state association's winter conference in Ocean City, Md. Cochran, who has his main offices in Boonsboro, graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 1972, and along with his firm, is commemorating his 40th year in business.
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