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By Joe Crocetta | April 21, 2004
Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, holds Muffin Tuesday. Muffin is a 2-year-old spayed and declawed cat that an owner surrendered to the Humane Society.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | February 8, 2008
Cuteness was only part of the reason Perdita, the 1-year-old beagle mix, was wearing a dark denim coat. Perdita's owner, Geneva Horchner, put it on the dog because short-haired pooches need protection from the cold. And because Perdita looks cute in the coat. "I like to go out and get 'em all kind of little sweaters, coats, little booties so their paws don't get cold," said Horchner, a Hagerstown resident. Pets, like people, need to be protected from the cold, especially short-haired pets.
LIFESTYLE
March 15, 2013
The second annual Paws on the Pavement 5K will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, 17901 Halfway Boulevard, Hagerstown. Dogs may walk the course with their owners. Registration costs $20 or $25 the day of the race. For more information, contact Ben Cross at 301-733-2060 or bcross@hswcmd.org .
NEWS
September 14, 2007
The second annual "Paws for Art" artists' challenge has been announced by co-sponsors Howard's Art Supplies & Frames and Washington County Arts Council. Last year's "Paws for Art" challenge produced more than 100 landscapes, still lifes, abstracts and figure studies. Like last year, 100 percent of the cash from a silent auction of the paintings will go to the Humane Society of Washington County. All visual artists are invited to participate in the artists' challenge. Buy as many 5-inch by 7-inch canvases as you wish from Howard's Art Supplies for $1 each, which is a donation to HSWC.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 11, 2009
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- Guided by their owners, dozens of dogs put their best paws forward on Sunday to benefit Waynesboro's Antietam Humane Society. The owners gathered sponsorships and walked their dogs two miles to raise money for the shelter, which is full of dogs and cats awaiting adoption. "We are really overrun with animals with everything going on in the economy," said Candy Clopper, executive director of the Antietam Humane Society on Lyons Road. The shelter held its 18th annual "Walk for the Animals," followed by a pet fun festival, at Summitview Elementary School.
NEWS
September 26, 2010
The third annual Bark in the Park was held Saturday at Doub's Woods Park in Hagerstown. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. The even included a blessing of the animals, followed by a Paws on the Path walk around the park. There were also games, vendors and demonstrations.
NEWS
April 13, 2011
The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and the American Cancer Society are teaming up on Saturday for the second annual "Paws for a Cure" dog walk. The dog walk will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the future site of the animal shelter, 5051 W. Letterkenny Road in Chambersburg. Last year's event raised more than $2,000 that was divided between the two organizations, according to a spokesperson from the CVAS. Event organizers said the goal of the event is to raise money for two worthwhile causes.
NEWS
January 11, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police and a Mercersburg family are seeking information about a fire that destroyed a kennel in late December. State police Fire Marshal Jeffrey Sarver said it was determined that the Dec. 28 fire at the home of Dave and Mary Baker, 12192 Fort Loudon Road, was intentionally set. A flammable substance was thrown on top of the fiberglass roof of the kennel, he said. The Bakers, who were asleep, were alerted to the fire by the barking of the three dogs in the kennel, Sarver said.
LIFESTYLE
November 21, 2012
Name:   Bruno Age: 1 year old Color: Tan and black Breed: Shepherd mix ID: A12469754 A little shy, Bruno should blossom with lots of love and confidence building. He already knows sit and shake paw and ready for a best buddy. He would be best suited in a home with ages 6 and older. Bruno and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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NEWS
September 2, 2013
A free seminar on “Find Your Dog's Inner Lassie” will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, and Monday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Peaceable Paws dog-training facility in Fairplay, 17816 Spielman Road. The two-hour seminars are open to anyone interested in learning more about the world of canine behavior and training. They will be presented by Pat Miller, a certified dog trainer, and Peaceable Paws trainers Laura Nalven (September) and Jessica Miller (October). Attendance at the seminars is required for those who are signed up for upcoming basic good manners classes, but all dog owners and others interested in animal behavior are invited to attend.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 22, 2013
Melissa Moreland's father died not knowing what happened to his 21-year-old daughter who left his home Oct. 23, 1987, and disappeared. Moreland, who today would be 46 years old, was last seen late that night at the former High's gas station in Paw Paw. Her parents believed she would be spending the night with a friend. Over the years, several law enforcement agencies working on the case have investigated a variety of tips. Some of those tips claimed the woman is alive, while others pointed to possible places her remains could be found.
LIFESTYLE
March 15, 2013
The second annual Paws on the Pavement 5K will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, 17901 Halfway Boulevard, Hagerstown. Dogs may walk the course with their owners. Registration costs $20 or $25 the day of the race. For more information, contact Ben Cross at 301-733-2060 or bcross@hswcmd.org .
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | March 7, 2013
In January, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park experienced a significant rockslide near towpath mile 155, just downstream of the Paw Paw Tunnel. While investigating the rockslide, numerous other large rock formations were discovered to be on the verge of collapse. Due to the potential threat of another significant rockslide in addition to the blockage, the towpath area downstream of the east portal of the tunnel will remain closed until the path can be cleared and the remaining rock stabilized.
SPORTS
December 13, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012 BOYS BASKETBALL PAW PAW, W.Va. - Jordan Tosten had 15 points and six steals, while Hunter McKinley had 12 points, five rebounds and four steals as Hancock got its first win of the season by beating Paw Paw 65-42 on Thursday. Tyler Anderson had 14 points and Devin Mitchell grabbed nine rebounds for the Panthers (1-2). Hancock 65, Paw Paw 42 HANCOCK (1-2) Tosten 15, Anderson 14, Faith 2, Edgerton 2, H. McKinley 12, B. McKinley 2, Teeter 6, T. Manning 6, Mitchell 4, L. Manning 2. Totals 30 4-9 65. PAW PAW (1-2)
LIFESTYLE
November 21, 2012
Name:   Bruno Age: 1 year old Color: Tan and black Breed: Shepherd mix ID: A12469754 A little shy, Bruno should blossom with lots of love and confidence building. He already knows sit and shake paw and ready for a best buddy. He would be best suited in a home with ages 6 and older. Bruno and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
September 8, 2012
The Meadows of Hagerstown held its sixth annual 50s-Style Freeze 'Cool Your Paws' to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County on Aug. 18. On Aug. 22, Michael Illig, manager, presented the animals shelter with a $500 check. “This year's event was a winner, the dogs loved it!” said Connie Illig.  “Attendance and the weather couldn't have been better. In fact, we doubled our donation this year to the HSWC.”  Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter, was impressed with the event.
SPORTS
August 31, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012 PREP VOLLEYBALL HANCOCK - Alisa Shives had three kills, 10 assists, 11 service points and five aces as Hancock won its season opener with a 25-11, 25-22, 25-8 sweep of Paw Paw on Friday. Kara McKinley had three kills, seven assists, eight service points and five aces and Sara Wagner had seven kills, a block, seven service points and four aces for the Panthers (1-0). JV: Hancock, 2-1. Goretti 3, Saint James 2 ST. JAMES - Drew Holderby had 15 digs, 11 assists and six kills for St. Maria Goretti in its 25-10, 25-20, 19-25, 14-25, 15-7 victory over Saint James.
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