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February 25, 2012
Thomas A. Persons, 47, of 24 N. Oller Ave. in Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Fredericksburg, Va. A memorial service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Wayne Heights Brethren Church, Waynesboro. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.
By ALLAN POWELL | December 16, 2011
Many will be puzzled at the suggestion that corporations - the source of so many products and services - should be reined in seriously to regain control of an unruly critter. Indeed, there are those who think that some corporations, such as investment banks, should be treated as public utilities to ensure the public interest is protected. At minimum, citizens need to be well informed about the size, structure, involvements and legal fictions that give corporations advantages not available to any other businesses or citizens.
July 11, 2005
Depression is a term that is widely used and widely misunderstood. Everyone has periods of down moods. However, more serious episodes of feeling sad or depressed can be quite painful and disabling. Between 2 percent and 4 percent of Americans experience this kind of problem, called major depression by mental health workers. Major depression causes weeks or months of persistent sadness, loss of interest in activities, and trouble experiencing pleasure in life. Sleep and appetite are disturbed.
August 28, 2012
Seven pieces of farm equipment valued at approximately $60,000 was taken from Franklin Tractor & Equipment in Chambersburg overnight Monday, according to Chambersburg police. Four zero-turn mowers, one sub-compact tractor and two 4-wheel drive utility vehicles were stolen from Franklin Tractor & Equipment, police said. Police are looking for the persons involved in the theft from the business at 610 Fifth Ave. in Chambersburg. Anyone with information regarding this incident can call the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131.
by LAURA ERNDE | July 11, 2003
CASCADE - Former employees of Fort Ritchie will gather Aug. 10 for a reunion at the former army base. Food and a live band will be provided at the pavilion beside the former Officer's Club on the base, which closed five years ago, organizer Charlotte Selman said. Anyone who has worked at Fort Ritchie or Site R is welcome to attend, Selman said. Selman, who worked at the Post Exchange for 24 years, said she misses the people. "I said, 'I might not know a lot of names, but I know a lot of faces,'" she said.
March 15, 2011
Time to revise the 14th Amendment To the editor: In 1868, when the 14th Amendment became a part of our Constitution, the purpose was to insure the rights and citizenship of blacks and their descendents after the Civil War with the abolishment of slavery. Section one of the amendment states, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States: nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law: nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
by CANDICE BOSELY | January 1, 2007
For The Herald-Mail, naming a Person of the Year is a way to recognize someone who makes a positive contribution to the community. Spurring others to act similarly would be an added bonus, Herald-Mail Publisher John League said. "(The Person of the Year is a) story that is positive and highlights someone who is doing something essential in the community," League said. "Perhaps if highlighting that individual spurs somebody else's acting, it's worth a story. " What separates such people from everyone else is that they are willing to get out there and "do it," League said.
By ALLAN POWELL | February 18, 2011
What is a young student to do when they are faced with frequent reminders that another exam will be given and that their future could be affected by how they score? Largely, it depends on the person and the way they approach the test. This is the conclusion of Andrew Robinson, who has authored, “Sudden Genius? The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs.” He gives us a close look at how 10 recognized geniuses achieved success in their chosen fields in the arts and sciences.
By ALLAN POWELL | December 29, 2011
Several years ago I had the good fortune to hear a neurologist give a professional paper about his post-mortem study of three historic figures with the goal of finding what relationship (if any) might exist between leadership and a nagging physical disability. The three persons under scrutiny were Woodrow Wilson, Nikolai Lenin and John F. Kennedy. The doctor concluded that their will to lead made it possible to lead in crisis in spite of their physical handicaps. It was predictable then, that I would be enthusiastic when Joanie handed me a copy of “A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering The Links Between Leadership And Mental Illness.” Professor Nassir Ghaemi, a specialist in psychiatry, took on the challenge of searching for the connection (if any)
August 8, 2011
“I see the city of Hagerstown will now be allowing all persons with handicapped stickers to park without paying meter fees. I agree with this, for those persons who are truly handicapped, not those with stickers that really are not disabled or are using a family member's sticker illegally. Who will check for those? There will be no spaces for the rest of us to park downtown after four hours ... plus the illegal use of stickers. Also please read the instructions. The handicapped stickers are to be taken out of your windshield while driving.” - Hagerstown “All you have to do is read the paper and know it's time to bring our soldiers home.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | September 10, 2013
A Waynesboro, Pa., man accused of hitting a woman with his car and killing her in August waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Benjamin Rodger Savage, 31, remains incarcerated in the Franklin County (Pa.) Jail. He was transported to the county courthouse Tuesday, where he met privately with a public defender and chose to waive the preliminary hearing before appearing before a judge. His case will be scheduled for mandatory arraignment. Waynesboro police charged Savage with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving.
September 8, 2013
Name of business: Special “Finds...” Owner: Brenda Thompson Address: 1206 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Opening date: May 2013 Services: Unique real estate marketing Target market: Unusual properties How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? Special “Finds...” evolved from an essential need to attract buyers for unusual, and sometimes difficult to sell, properties. Listing only unique real estate, the goal of Special “Finds...” is to make unique properties stand out from the crowd and not get lost in the sea of more typical listings.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | August 29, 2013
Police in Berkeley County are investigating two home invasions reported on Wednesday, one of which resulted in a victim being taken to the hospital for treatment. At Sperry Avenue near Martinsburg, three males entered the residence and used a blunt instrument to strike a man several times in the face and torso about 6:40 p.m., the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Deputies said the victim was taken to Berkeley Medical Center to be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.
August 21, 2013
One person was seriously injured Wednesday night after being thrown from a vehicle in a crash on Downsville Pike, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. Three people, including the seriously injured male, were taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown after the vehicle struck a utility pole in the area of 9018 Downsville Pike, the supervisor said. There was a power outage in the area as a result of the crash, which was reported at 10:09 p.m., the supervisor said.
By DAN DEARTH | | August 8, 2013
A man who jumped over the counter and robbed Wayne's Country Store in Hagerstown on Thursday afternoon might be the same person who tried to rob a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Dual Highway earlier this week, according to city police. The most recent robbery occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m., when a man jumped over the counter of the store, pushed the clerk aside and grabbed cash from the register, said Lt. Tom Langston of the Hagerstown Police Department. The man, who did not show a weapon, fled east on West Washington Street with an undetermined amount of money, Langston said.
By HOLLY SHOK | | August 8, 2013
A woman was killed and a man injured Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident apparently caused by a tire blowout on Interstate 70 near St. Paul Road in Clear Spring, according to Maryland State Police. Brenda Dailey Adams, 50, of Cumberland, Md., was ejected through the rear of the vehicle after it overturned, police said. Adams, who was riding in the front seat, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  The victim did not appear to have been wearing a seatbelt, police said.  Police Lt. Mike Fluharty said it initially appeared that the accident was caused by tire failure.
July 26, 2013
One person was taken to a West Virginia hospital early Friday night after an accident involving a motorcycle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the three-mile marker, according to Washington County Emergency Services supervisor. The accident, which reportedly also involved a passenger vehicle, was called in shortly after 6 p.m., he said. One patient was being transported by ambulance to the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, but the supervisor could not confirm if it was the operator of the motorcycle or another person.
July 22, 2013
One person was flown to a hospital early Monday evening following a single-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81, just north of the Pennsylvania-Maryland state line, according to a Franklin County Emergency Services dispatcher. The dispatcher did not know the extent of the patient's injuries or the destination hospital. Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation. The call for the accident went out at 3:37 p.m., and emergency crews had cleared the scene by about 5:20 p.m., the dispatcher said.
July 19, 2013
The Washington County Commission on Aging Inc. is warning senior citizens and caretakers to be wary of telephone calls or voicemails from a company offering a “free” personal alarm system. A company using a variety of different names claims to be offering a free medical-alert system, the commission said in a news release. The telemarketer tells the listener that the system will be provided to him or her, because a family member or a friend believes they should have it, and that the system and shipping have already been covered.
July 15, 2013
A person was reported to have a minor injury Monday night after a two-car collision on Jefferson Boulevard, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. A Nissan Maxima and a Ford Taurus collided near the intersection with Robinwood Drive, the 911 supervisor said. The accident was reported at 9:10 p.m. Monday, he said. - Julie E. Greene
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