April 10, 2013
A man fell about six feet in the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park on Wednesday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co. The man suffered a medical emergency when he fell off a wall and into the towpath's canal area, said firefighter Bobby Hunter. A Maryland State Police helicopter flew the man to a hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening, Hunter said. The man was with two other people when he fell just before 1 p.m., officials said.
March 31, 2013
No doubt political apathy is on the rise. More people seem to be avoiding politics and not voting these days. Maybe we should send a committee out to Ohio to study the voting patterns of that state. Perhaps there's a fix. Although I didn't read this in Leonard Pitts' column, I did come across some news that suggested that some 19 people in Hamilton County, Ohio, cast more than one vote for their candidate of choice. One specific poll worker might have cast some six votes for President Obama.
February 2, 2013
Joy Anne Thomas, 61, of Augusta, W.Va., passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. Born Sept. 24, 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Farrabee) Sommerville. Joy taught school in Hampshire County, W.Va., where she was the sponsor for HOSA. She was a member of Hampshire County Relay for Life and a member of Tearcoat Church of the Brethren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. She is survived by her husband, Olan Thomas; eight daughters, Tina Hall of Stockport, Ohio, Christina Jackson of Nashville, Tenn., Tennile Martin of Mount Nebo, W.Va., Samantha Ames of Winchester, Va., Amanda Cramer of Stephens City, Va., and Mikiala Whitacre, Alisa Thomas and Kyla Thomas, all of Augusta; three sisters, Gail Kovar of North Royalton, Ohio, and Mary Nickum and Michelle Rodriguez, both of Cleveland; a brother, Timothy Sommerville of Cleveland; and 20 grandchildren.
January 26, 2013
An architect's plans for installing restrooms at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse and shops in Martinsburg are about ready to be put out for bid. The Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority on Saturday authorized architect Matthew Grove to advertise the project to contractors after board members reviewed drawings and various material options. Grove said the work could take between 75 and 150 days to complete. Grove told board members he indicated the project could be put out to bid next month.
November 14, 2012
JoAnn S. Lowry Haskins of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Meritis Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Aug. 31, 1936, in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James Everett Boyle Lowry and Pauline Edna Haskins. She was a graduate of McKinly High School in Canton and worked as a secretary prior to her retirement. At the time of her passing, she was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ravenna. JoAnn was married to Richard E. Huffman and later to Charles Richard Haskins.
November 12, 2012
Duvinage, which makes circular and spiral staircases, has purchased an Ohio stair manufacturer and is shifting the production work to Hagerstown. Duvinage President Robert A. Maruszewski said Monday that the purchase of Sharon Stairs of Akron, Ohio, and the transfer of its equipment and work orders are complete. Because of the additional production, he said, Duvinage expects to add 50 more jobs in Hagerstown in the next five years - and possibly more, as the economy improves. Duvinage, which is on West Oak Ridge Drive, had 47 employees in 2007.
August 27, 2012
Lt. Col. LaVelle M. “Marq” Foley, U.S. Army Ret., 77, of 22 Wynncrest Drive, Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., following a brief illness. Born April 18, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late LaVelle Haines and Helen I. (Marquand) Foley. He was a graduate of Kirtland High School with the Class of 1953. He later was a graduate of Kent State University and received his master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1977.
August 6, 2012
A man accused of killing three people July 27 in Quincy Township, Pa., was taken to Franklin County (Pa.) Jail on Monday by sheriff's deputies. Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, of Waynesboro, Pa., is charged with three counts of criminal homicide in the shooting deaths of his wife, Brandi N. (Killingsworth) Cleeves; her boyfriend, Vincent Luke Santucci Jr.; and Santucci's mother, Rosemary Holma. The shootings occurred in the driveway of the 7705 Anthony Highway (Pa. 997) home shared by Santucci and Holma.
July 31, 2012
A Waynesboro man accused of fatally shooting his wife and two other people Friday in Quincy Township, Pa., is expected to return to Pennsylvania next week to face criminal homicide charges. Franklin County (Pa.) Sheriff Dane Anthony said two deputies will transport Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, from Mahoning County, Ohio, to the Franklin County Jail in a van early next week. He said all paperwork and authorizations are in place after Cleeves waived his right to fight extradition. Prosecutors said Cleeves will be arraigned soon after his arrival in Pennsylvania.
July 28, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012 YOUTH BASEBALL BOARDMAN, Ohio - Myles Gayman had three hits, including a grand slam, and Cody Hammond hit two home runs as Hagerstown defeated East Ohio 25-2 in its first game at the PONY-14 district tournament Saturday. Ryan Brown had three hits for Hagerstown, while Justin Smith, Dalton Stewart, Zach Andrews and Matt Malphurs each had two hits in the victory. Smith, the winning pitcher, had six strikeouts. Adam Kees Memorial Tournament National 14, Halfway 1 National: Cody Everly 5 hits; Steve Witmer 3 hits, 6 Ks; Sara Bittinger 3 hits; Duncan Burnett, Leithan Bedregal 2 hits each.