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October 22, 2012
Motorists should expect delays on Pennsylvania Avenue (U.S. 11) north of Hagerstown for the next couple of weeks as a paving project on the roadway begins Tuesday, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Beginning Tuesday morning, the SHA will mill and resurface approximately one mile of U.S. 11 between Northern and Maugans avenues, an SHA official said in a news release. Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed by Nov. 9. The work will require lane shifts and single-lane closures on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. because warmer daytime temperatures are more favorable for paving, SHA officials said.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
A man robbed the Family Dollar Store, at 921 Pennsylvania Ave., of an undisclosed amount of money after showing a store clerk a large kitchen knife, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, police said. The man fled north on foot, but a K-9 track ended after a few blocks with no results, police said. Anyone with information about the incident may contact the police department's Criminal Investigation Division.
NEWS
By Ric Dugan | February 9, 2006
Will Garcia of Sterling, Va., takes down the fence near a Washington County Regional Airport runway along Pennsylvania Avenue north of Hagerstown.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
10-year-old Coby Metz of Hagerstown tries his best to keep warm Monday afternoon on his way into the Boys & Girls Club on Pennsylvania Avenue.
NEWS
November 18, 2005
North Hagerstown High School Hub Band will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the school's cafeteria on Pennsylvania Avenue. The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for ages 5 to 12.
NEWS
September 12, 2009
Gene Allen Myers, 66, of Pennsylvania Avenue in Hancock, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, and Monday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Parkhead United Methodist Church. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Parkhead Cemetery, Pecktonville, Md.
NEWS
June 4, 2012
A Hagerstown man was in critical condition Monday afternoon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after he was struck Sunday night by a vehicle on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Ronald Preston Sanders, 46, of 1127 Carroll Heights Blvd., had been listed in serious condition earlier in the day Monday. Sanders was walking south on Pennsylvania Avenue near the entrance to Volvo Powertrain when he crossed the roadway into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Beth Lopez of Chambersburg, Pa., according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | July 10, 2007
Washington County Sheriff's deputies Monday were investigating a Saturday afternoon armed robbery at the M&T Bank at 13409 Pennsylvania Avenue, investigators said. The robber walked in and waited until a teller was available, Investigator Kenny Barnhart said. He then displayed a weapon and demanded money, Barnhart said. The male robber was described as about 5 feet 10 inches or 6 feet tall and weighing between 140 and 150 pounds, Investigator Kenny Barnhart said. The robber fled through the back of the bank with an undetermined amount of cash, Barnhart said.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
Dogs Adult pit bull terrier mix, black and white, found on East Antietam Street. Adult Maltese mix, white, found on South Potomac Street. Young beagle mix, black and brown, found on Humane Society property. Adult beagle mix, black and white, found on State Line Road. Adult Dalmatian mix, white and black, found on Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information about any of these animals, call the Humane Society of Washington County at 301-733-2060. The shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road.
LIFESTYLE
March 21, 2012
Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown celebrated the first day of spring by taking its residents across Pennsylvania Avenue for free ice treats at Rita's Italian Ice. Brandy Beard, activity director at the nursing home, said the rain held off long enough for the staff and residents to make it to Rita's for its free Italian Ice, which was Rita's first-day-of-spring promotion. Coffman had a total of 25 residents make the trip Tuesday. Family members, staff and volunteers partnered one-on-one with the nursing home residents and wheeled them across Pennsylvania Avenue to Rita's Italian Ice. Two Hagerstown Police Department auxiliary police officers escorted the group to Rita's and back, stopping traffic for the group to cross safely.
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NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | August 25, 2013
nnsylvania Avenue intersection with Club Road. It leads into the Fountain Head housing development, across U.S. 11, opposite the plaza entrance. Because of the new office building Ghattas was to erect, SHA wanted him to upgrade the intersection. Its current “walk-don't walk” signs for pedestrians as well as other safety features were installed by Ghattas in 1984 when he was building Fountainhead Plaza. This time, Gischlar said, SHA wants Ghattas to install more modern signs showing a countdown, indicating to walkers how much time remains for them to safely cross.
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OPINION
July 30, 2013
MUDD Volleyball Tournament a huge success To the editor: I am happy to report that the 2013 MUDD Volleyball Tournament was once again a huge success. This year marked the 14th MUDD Volleyball Tournament to benefit the Community Free Clinic. Over the years, it has become our largest and most popular fundraiser. This year, we had 57 teams registered for play with more than 700 players. We are anticipating a profit from this event that will be in excess of $40,000.
NEWS
June 6, 2013
Teen charged criminally in harassment incident WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 16-year-old boy has been charged criminally in connection with a harassment incident at Waynesboro Area Senior High School, Waynesboro police said in a news release Thursday. Police said they were called to the school at 11:22 a.m. May 17. The boy was charged with ethnic intimidation and harassment, police said. Police did not release additional information.   Teen loses control of car, strikes parked truck WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 17-year-old girl lost control of her Honda Accord and hit the back of a parked pickup truck outside Waynesboro Area Senior High School as guests were arriving for graduation Wednesday, Waynesboro Police Chief Jim Sourbier said in an email.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2013
Hagerstown planning officials have been presented with plans for a northwest connector road that would take motorists from the west side of the city to the North End. Such a bypass has been considered for decades, and at one point there were five different alternatives, according to City Engineer Rodney Tissue, who presented the connector road proposal to the Hagerstown Planning Commission on May 8. Tissue said the proposal calls for part of...
NEWS
May 12, 2013
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. If you think your pet is among those listed, you may visit the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road. The shelter's business hours are Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These animals may be made available for adoption after five days. Call 301-733-2060 for more information.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
A man robbed the Family Dollar Store, at 921 Pennsylvania Ave., of an undisclosed amount of money after showing a store clerk a large kitchen knife, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, police said. The man fled north on foot, but a K-9 track ended after a few blocks with no results, police said. Anyone with information about the incident may contact the police department's Criminal Investigation Division.
LIFESTYLE
January 11, 2013
The Washington County Health Department will hold flu vaccination clinics on the following dates and times: Monday, Jan. 14, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 1 to 4:30 p.m. All clinics will be held at the Health Department's main building at 1302 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. Medicare is accepted for adult vaccination, but no other insurance will be billed. A donation of $20 is appreciated.
NEWS
October 22, 2012
Motorists should expect delays on Pennsylvania Avenue (U.S. 11) north of Hagerstown for the next couple of weeks as a paving project on the roadway begins Tuesday, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Beginning Tuesday morning, the SHA will mill and resurface approximately one mile of U.S. 11 between Northern and Maugans avenues, an SHA official said in a news release. Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed by Nov. 9. The work will require lane shifts and single-lane closures on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. because warmer daytime temperatures are more favorable for paving, SHA officials said.
NEWS
June 4, 2012
A Hagerstown man was in critical condition Monday afternoon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after he was struck Sunday night by a vehicle on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Ronald Preston Sanders, 46, of 1127 Carroll Heights Blvd., had been listed in serious condition earlier in the day Monday. Sanders was walking south on Pennsylvania Avenue near the entrance to Volvo Powertrain when he crossed the roadway into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Beth Lopez of Chambersburg, Pa., according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
LIFESTYLE
March 21, 2012
Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown celebrated the first day of spring by taking its residents across Pennsylvania Avenue for free ice treats at Rita's Italian Ice. Brandy Beard, activity director at the nursing home, said the rain held off long enough for the staff and residents to make it to Rita's for its free Italian Ice, which was Rita's first-day-of-spring promotion. Coffman had a total of 25 residents make the trip Tuesday. Family members, staff and volunteers partnered one-on-one with the nursing home residents and wheeled them across Pennsylvania Avenue to Rita's Italian Ice. Two Hagerstown Police Department auxiliary police officers escorted the group to Rita's and back, stopping traffic for the group to cross safely.
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