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By BOB PARASILITI | November 20, 2011
It isn't uncommon to be searching for value these days. In these economic times, many look for small numbers to make the dollar worth more. In sports, it's a different story. In most events, the bigger the numbers are, the better - well, at least in nearly every sport but golf. If that was the case, I'd have a Masters title and a humanitarian award for the digging the furrows to plant crops and feed the nation. Numbers are important to sports. Figures and fractions are like chips and chili at a tailgate party.
November 20, 2011
The problem: Wolfsville Road resident Sam Bricker wrote in Nov. 13 about the condition of Wolfsville Road in Washington County. “Not only is there still storm debris in the traveled portion of the highway, but last week the lines were repainted and they painted right over the debris,” Bricker wrote. “No attempt was made to remove it before or during the painting operation. “In addition, Wolfsville Road was in horrible condition after the snowstorm,” he said.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | November 2, 2011
Artist David Heatwole hopes to install another large mural along another major thoroughfare in downtown Martinsburg. Heatwole said this week that he would like to install a multipanel mural painted on marine-grade plywood on the north side of a historic brick building at 301 N. Queen St. "It's a very eye-catching spot," Heatwole said. The city Historic Preservation Review Commission is expected to consider Heatwole's request  for a certificate of appropriateness for the project at their regular monthly meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. Heatwole's latest public art proposal for the former location of the First Look Photo camera store comes about two years after his "Put a Lid on It" mural project was installed at 404 W. King St. downtown.
August 17, 2011
Artwork by Andy Iverson Colorful, graphic paintings by Andy Iverson will be on display. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, Aug. 30. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to . Art in the hallway Gail Cox will be the featured artist for August. Artists donate 25 percent of sales to the auxiliary. Meritus Medical Center, corridor between the medical center lobby and the same day services welcome, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown.
By CHRIS COPLEY | | August 3, 2011
Andy Iverson is a painter with a vision. He wants people to engage with art and with the act of creation. “Art can be very therapeutic. It can heal. It can be a powerful force,” he said recently during a visit to The Herald-Mail. Iverson will pursue his vision at a new exhibit of his paintings, opening Friday, Aug. 5, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Washington County Arts Council gallery. The public is invited. Iverson's colorful, stylized paintings are eye-catching.
August 1, 2011
Smithsburg Police are investigating graffiti that was found at Lions Club Park in Smithsburg on Friday, Chief George L. Knight Jr. said in an emailed release. The vandalism happened between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, Knight said. Graffiti was spray-painted on every building in the park, including the bathrooms, dugouts and pavilions, he said. The vandalism was discovered by Officer Matthew Hudson during his normal patrol checks of the park. A Smithsburg Public Works employee covered the graffiti immediately after that, Knight said.
By DAN DEARTH | | June 21, 2011
A fire that started in an aviation hangar paint shop Tuesday morning at Hagerstown Regional Airport was extinguished before it had a chance to spread, the owner of the business said. Austin Heffernan, owner of Royal Aircraft Services at 18335 Air Park Road, said workers were getting the hangar ready for a paint job when the fire started at about 10:30 a.m. He said the fire burned for about five minutes before it was put out by a combination of ceiling sprinklers, a foam fire suppressant and a hand-held fire extinguisher.
By DON AINES | | June 13, 2011
Randy Houston McPeak harassed and stalked Heather W. Harris in the weeks before he shot her, following her to and from work, entering her home and calling or texting several times a day, according to allegations in her handwritten application for a peace order. On Friday, days after the peace order was issued, McPeak phoned a friend. “I did it. I did it. She's dead,” McPeak allegedly told a friend by phone hours before Harris, with two gunshot wounds to her head, was rescued from her home at 1606 Dual Highway, according to the statement of probable cause filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
By DAN DEARTH | | May 26, 2011
The real estate agent marketing a foreclosed house on Northern Avenue just outside Hagerstown said he would arrange to quickly remove a swastika and racist graffiti that were painted on at least two of the exterior walls. John Orem, owner of John Orem & Associates LLC in Martinsburg, W.Va., said Thursday that he would contact the owner of the house at 640 Northern Ave. to fix the problem. The owner is listed as OWB REO LLC, according to the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation's website.
By DAVE McMILLION | | May 18, 2011
The lake at Pangborn Park in Hagerstown was drawing double takes from people Wednesday afternoon after the water took on a light, milky appearance. It turned out to be paint, according to a Hagerstown Fire Department spokesman. The water-soluble paint had fallen off a truck at 1234 Potomac Ave. near East Magnolia Avenue, fire and police officials said. Some vehicles were splattered with paint in the incident, which was reported about 2 p.m., according to a 911 dispatcher.
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