May 8, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Kearneysville, W.Va., man was charged Wednesday with abducting a 7-year-old Inwood, W.Va., girl from her home as she and her family slept, according to deputies and court records. Leonard Austin "Tinker" Ellinger Jr., 32, of 129 Evergreen Drive, Kearneysville, was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday while he was at work at Dalb Inc., in the Bardane, W.Va., industrial park, said Jefferson County Chief Deputy Jesse Jones.
October 19, 2011
Birthdays Today - Daniel Clopper, Ashton Road, Clear Spring, turns 59; Chris Jones, Park Road, Hagerstown, turns 28; Helen Betts, Hagerstown, turns 95; Wilbur Snyder, Bethlehem Court, Hagerstown, turns 82; Dash Mussolino, Hagerstown, turns 6.
March 4, 2006
Power Over Pain will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Park Road Bible Church, 750 Park Road, Hagerstown. Power Over Pain is for people who have had their lives changed due to pain. The meeting will feature Wendy Radonovich-Crum, an occupational therapist at Total Rehab Care, and Steve Ryan of Ryan Physical Therapy. They will discuss the roles occupational and physical therapists can play in treating and managing chronic pain. For information, call Linda Norris at 301-739-3002 or e-mail CaringVoicesMPI@aol.
February 19, 1999
FREDERICK, Md. - A 20-year-old Frederick woman died early Thursday after she was thrown from a vehicle on Gambrill Park Road, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department. Tinika Lanae Onley was pronounced dead at Frederick Memorial Hospital about an hour after the 12:37 a.m. accident. The driver, James Allen Warfield, 18, of Frederick, was treated and released from the hospital. There was no report of injury to another passenger, Ebony Lashere Goines, 20, of Frederick.
September 1, 2011
Sampsell family reunion Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. Shafer Park, Park Road, Boonsboro. Bring covered dish and meat dish, bingo prize and wrapped item for white elephant table. For more information, call Linda Burns at 301-432-7255.
February 8, 2013
Sara Jane "Sally" St. Clair, 74, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, after a long illness. Born July 16, 1938, in Lewistown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jesse A. and Thelma M. Rowe. She was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She was employed by Kmart for many years, and retired in 2011 from First Data. She was a member of Park Road Bible Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Victor M. St. Clair; a daughter, Pamela S. Needy; a son, Victor M. St. Clair Jr.; a brother, Jesse A. Rowe Jr.; and two granddaughters, Amber St. Clair and Kayla Needy.
March 10, 1998
W.Va. kidnapper pleads guilty MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - In what the prosecuting attorney called a rare case of accepting responsibility, Leonard Austin Ellinger Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping a 7-year-old girl, a charge that carries a life sentence. Ellinger, 32, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was sentenced immediately after his plea was entered in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said she agreed to the plea because the child was returned physically unharmed.
May 8, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION and CLYDE FORD Staff Writers MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Kearneysville, W.Va., man who was charged Wednesday with abducting a 7-year-old girl from her Berkeley County home was facing another charge Thursday, according to police. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Leonard Austin Ellinger Jr., for the charge of nighttime burglary, entering without breaking, according to Capt. Curtis Keller of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. A conviction on the felony charge carries a prison sentence of one to 15 years, Keller said.