April 14, 2013
Saunders Tax & Accounting This year marks Nancy Saunders' 40th year preparing tax returns. A Washington County native and part of the team at Saunders Tax & Accounting in Hagerstown, Saunders prepared her first tax return in 1973, when taxes were done the old-fashioned way - with a pencil, calculator and the U.S. Postal Service. Technological efficiencies, IRS designation as an enrolled agent and a reputation based on honesty, integrity and experience have allowed Saunders to increase her average annual number of returns from about 50 in 1973 to 400 currently.
March 4, 2013
An armed bank robber remained on the loose Monday evening after a police search of a Virginia Avenue residence in Hagerstown did not turn up a suspect. Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies - looking for a white male armed with a handgun who robbed the Bulldog Federal Credit Union bank branch at 17555 York Road - surrounded two buildings between 17620 and 17628 Virginia Ave., shortly after the 3:05 p.m. robbery, according to Det. Dave Sanders of the sheriff's office. Sanders said the man, who was wearing dark clothing and a ski mask, got away with an undisclosed amount of money and fled on Piper Lane toward St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.
February 3, 2013
Two historic Charles Town landmarks - the Old Opera House, a community theater, and the Spirit of Jefferson and Farmer's Advocate, a weekly newspaper - crossed paths recently in a property transfer. The theater company, at 204 and 206 N. George St., bought the newspaper building at 210 N. George St. When renovations are complete in the fall, the theater will have more space for stage productions, plus dance, music and acting education programs. There will be ample room for costume, prop and scenery storage, said Steven Brewer, managing and artistic director.
August 27, 2012
Kathleen Elsie Slick, 88, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Family was the most important part of her life. She loved and was loved dearly by her family. Born Sept. 12, 1923, she was the daughter of late Frederick L. Slick Sr. and Elsie Barnhart-Slick. She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. She retired from Maidstone as office manager in 1987. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church for 77 years. She was active in the Fidelity Sunday school class and served as treasurer for numerous years.
April 26, 2012
Charles "Chuck" Frederick Ford, 86, formerly of Fry Avenue in Hagerstown, passed from this life Tuesday, April 24, 2012, while in the loving care of NMS Healthcare. Born March 12, 1926 in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Samuel R. and Zeluska Z. (Palmer) Ford. Chuck was a 1944 graduate of Hagerstown High School, after which he received an appointment to the United States Marine Cadet Corps. Following his basic training at Henderson Point in Mississippi, he was assigned aboard the SS Lacrosse for a six-month tour of duty in the Atlantic and Mediterranean war zones.
March 12, 2012
John Philip (Phil) Myerly, 79, of Hagerstown, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Feb. 8, 1933, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John T. and Evelyn Jennings Myerly. He is survived by his wife of 4 years, Judith (Judy) Myerly; two sisters, Mary Kammerle of Hagerstown and Helen Ann Spessard of Forest, Va.; one brother, Richard Myerly and wife, Mary, of Hagerstown; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert S. Myerly.
October 15, 2011
Ethel Lee Barr, 86, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born June 8, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Grace (Jackson) Ridenour. Ethel worked as an office manager at A.G. Crunkleton Electric Co. in Greencastle, Pa., for many years. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Hagerstown; lifetime member of the VFW in Greencastle, a member of the American Legion in Williamsport and the F.O.E.
July 19, 2011
AUG. 13, 1917-JULY 18, 2011 J. Carl Stonebraker, 93, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Broadmore Assisted Living Center, Hagerstown. Born Aug. 13, 1917, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Carl Kieffer and Helen Elizabeth (McMillen) Stonebraker. He was the husband of 64 years to the late Margaret J. "Peggy" (Ingenfritz) Stonebraker, who died Nov. 22, 2003. Carl graduated from Hagerstown High School, and in 1944 entered the U.S. Army during World War II. Carl was a manager and part owner, along with his father, for 30 years of the Southern Ribbon Co., Hagerstown.