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April 4, 2012
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 19 for a man charged in a Jan. 22 head-on collision that claimed the life of a local teenager delivering pizzas, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. Merle Stanley Johnson, 64, of 1125 Tuscawilla Hills in Charles Town was charged with felony DUI resulting in death following the crash. He was free Wednesday on $10,000 bond. The victim, James L. Fletcher II, 17, was pronounced dead at Jefferson Memorial Hospital an hour after the accident, police said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 3, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was arraigned Tuesday on charges that he burned a symbol on a woman's grave and then shot her tombstone more than a dozen times, according to police. Jeffrey Lee Hull, 38, of 152 Baron Drive, was charged with arson, wanton endangerment with a firearm and destruction of property. He also was charged with armed robbery and domestic battery, charges that stem from a separate incident. The Rosedale Cemetery grave site was vandalized on May 21, police said.
NEWS
April 6, 2009
JULY 5, 1921-APRIL 2, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - J. Franklin Gayman, 87, of 5860 Fairway Drive, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Born July 5, 1921, in Thompsontown, Pa., he was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin Gayman and Sadie Irene Hepner Gayman. His wife, Mary Fields Gayman, died Sept. 26, 2004. They were married June 24, 1944. He was a 1938 graduate of Thompsontown High School and graduated in 1942 with a B.S. degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., then in 1948, graduated from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle.
NEWS
January 14, 2001
Head-on collision results from wrong-way driver By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Despite efforts by West Virginia State Police to warn motorists, a man traveling the wrong way on Interstate 81 early Sunday morning struck another car head-on, leaving the driver of the second car in critical condition, police said. West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper T.C. Kearns said he was operating a radar for speeding motorists on Interstate 81 near the Inwood exit when a car passed him traveling north in the southbound lane.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 18, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - All that construction going on at one of the Waynesboro area's largest auto dealership means only one thing - better customer service, its owner Lynn Hershberger said this week. Hershberger, owner of Lynn Chevrolet Buick Pontiac Cadillac and GMC at 1035 E. Main St., said when renovations are finished next spring, the dealership will increase its showroom space from four to seven vehicles. More importantly, he said, customers will be able to drive into the service area to drop off their vehicles.
NEWS
March 31, 1998
The Washington County Board of Education gave Schools Superintendent Herman G. Bartlett Jr. a show of confidence Tuesday night, when it was voted unanimously to give him a four-year contract pending successful completion of his evaluation. Bartlett, 54, was hired in October 1997 to replace Wayne F. Gersen, who left in June 1997. Bartlett is technically an acting superintendent through June 30, 1998, under state law, which requires four-year contracts for superintendents to begin on July 1, according to school officials.
NEWS
July 5, 1999
BOONSBORO - A Boonsboro woman was injured in a four-car accident involving a Washington County Sheriff's Department cruiser that had stopped a car on U.S. 40 at Ruble Road Monday afternoon, police said. Deputy David Thomas Izat had stopped a car on the shoulder of the westbound lane of U.S. 40 at 12:37 p.m. A 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme driven by Linda Jane Crabtree, 49, of 21425 Ruble Road in Boonsboro, was slowing down in the eastbound lane of U.S. 40 to make a left turn onto Ruble Road, according to Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Tom Newton.
NEWS
August 18, 1998
WILLIAMSPORT - Two Hagerstown men were charged Monday with two counts of armed robbery after $361 was stolen from the AC&T Gas Mart on Sunday night, according to Maryland State Police. Robert Michael Edwards, 22, of 316 S. Potomac St., and Cosmos Charles, 18, of 111 W. Church St., also were charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and theft, police said. Hagerstown City Police officer Terry Hose stopped an older model gray Oldsmobile for going the wrong way down an alley shortly after midnight Sunday when he determined the car matched the description of one involved in the robbery, said Trooper 1st Class Mike Kretzer.
NEWS
February 3, 1997
FOXVILLE, Md. - A 73-year-old Hagerstown man and his girlfriend were badly hurt Sunday night when their car struck a tree and burst into flames on Foxville Road, the Maryland State Police at Frederick, Md., said. Harold Elmer Fraley, of 11535 Englewood Road, was flown by helicopter to Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was in critical condition Sunday night. Louise Loretta Lowry, 69, is in serious condition in Washington County Hospital. According to Trooper Thomas Staley, Fraley was driving west on Md. 77 around 8:30 p.m. when his 1993 Oldsmobile struck a trailer that had become unhinged from an eastbound pickup truck.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | September 4, 2003
Police have arrested an employee of a Prospect Street business in connection with an August armed robbery, and are looking for a second man in connection with the crime, Hagerstown City Police said Wednesday. Police were seeking the public's help in finding Eugene Russell Lattisaw, 20, whose last known address was an apartment at 1925 Belle Haven Drive in Hyattsville, Md. Lattisaw is described as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
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