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By JULIE E. GREENE | December 15, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT - Several construction projects will be going on this year in Williamsport, including improvements at Riverbottom Park and Byron Memorial Park. Town Clerk/Treasurer Donnie Stotelmyer is hoping to get the boat ramp at Riverbottom Park rebuilt by spring so it won't interfere with the boating season. The ramp needs to be steeper. He's also hoping to add trees to the shoreline and improve the parking area in 2010. Town officials also are considering getting a floatable dock for the ramp that can be removed if the Potomac River floods, Stotelmyer said.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | July 4, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com Three people died Saturday in Washington County as a result of separate accidents during recreational activities, police and emergency workers said. An 11-year-old Boonsboro boy died as a result of a head-on all-terrain vehicle accident near Boonsboro. In the second incident, a 39-year-old Frederick, Md., man died after a watercraft collision on the Potomac River north of Sharpsburg. Later Saturday, a 38-year-old Williamsport man died after he was swept under calm waters on Conococheague Creek while fishing.
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August 7, 2006
Two teens assaulted Two teenage boys were assaulted Saturday night at the intersection of Scarlet Oak Drive and Maple Leaf Court in Halfway, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. Two teenage boys and three teenage girls are suspected in the assault, police said. The victims said that just before 7 p.m. the five teenagers, who were in a light blue Pontiac Sundance, assaulted them. The victims said the vehicle pulled over while they were walking along Lincoln Avenue, and the two boys got out, police said.
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by MALCOLM GUNN/Wheelbase Communications | August 31, 2003
A fiberglass-bodied hatchback with a burbling V-8, pop-up headlights and "gull-wing" doors sounds like a high-performance exotic that can't miss. However, the car in question is the Bricklin SV-1, a quirky, yet affordable-for-the-time Canadian-built coupe that lasted less than two years before disappearing under a deluge of debt and disappointment. Much has been said and written about just how big a failure the Bricklin turned out to be. But the idea behind this GT-style sports car was actually ahead-of-its-time brilliant.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | August 3, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Health officials said they would continue to prohibit swimming in Antietam Creek today and would discourage other creek uses, two days after partially treated sewage was released into the creek. The City of Hagerstown Waste Water Treatment Plant off Frederick Street suffered a power outage Sunday between 6:20 a.m. and 11:40 a.m., releasing approximately 2.7 million gallons of water that had not been treated to kill bacteria, said City Water and Sewer Department Manager David Shindle.
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by JASON STEIN /Wheelbase Communications | May 29, 2005
Being the host of a popular TV show has its ups and downs, just as life does off the box. But adventure seems to be a way of life for Courtney Hansen. Take a recent brush with the law as she was picked off in her speeding vehicle. "The officer said, 'What are you doing lady?'" Hansen recently recalled on her fan Web site. "I replied, 'Officer, I host a car show called Overhaulin' and I'm late.'" After a good long stare, the officer smiled and replied: "Get to work. And, by the way, would you like to go to a NASCAR race this weekend?"
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July 26, 2003
One killed in accident on I-81 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - One person was killed in an accident on Interstate 81 Friday evening, according to a Franklin County emergency dispatcher. Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg and the Fayetteville Fire Department were still on the scene of the accident about 10 p.m. Officials from each agency said they could not provide any information. Girl struck while on bike out of hospital A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a sport-utility vehicle while riding her bicycle Thursday has been released from Washington County Hospital, but Hagerstown Police had not found the driver as of Friday night.
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by TIM ROWLAND | December 28, 2003
January Jan. 4 - The Washington County Commissioners sue the Hagerstown City Council, in an effort to keep the city from getting any bigger. In related legal news, County Commissioner Bill Wivell sues himself to find out what he knows about deposed Economic Development Chief John Howard, but the case is dismissed by Judge Donald Beachley, who cites Wivell's Fifth Amendment right to refuse to testify against Wivell. Jan. 5 - Following Del. Cas Taylor's November defeat at the polls, Maryland House of Delegates maintenance workers begin the arduous task of removing Taylor from the House Speaker's office with a water cannon.
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