June 16, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's pharmacy technician program recently received extended accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on Credentialing for two additional years. HCC is one of only two accredited technician training programs in the state of Maryland and the only accredited program in the Tri-State region. The commission is responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy residencies and pharmacy technician training programs. This includes formulating and recommending changes in standards, assessing programs' adherence to compliance of the standards and recommending accreditation status of programs.
May 23, 2013
“Starting 2006 to 2012, Morgan County took 10 steps forward. In the last four months, Morgan County has taken 30 steps backward.” - Berkeley Springs, W.Va. “This is another quote I decided to call in. Yes, indeed, children do learn what to live and what we the parents teach them. 'If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight, if a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy. If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
April 12, 2013
A grand opening was held Friday for a Walgreens store on Dual Highway, the second Walgreens pharmacy to open in the area within two weeks. “We're just glad to finally be here, Walgreens in Washington County,” Store Manager and Community Leader Dennis Bower said during the ceremony. “We're here to help people get, stay and live well on a daily basis.” These are the first two Walgreens stores in Washington County, with other nearby locations in Martinsburg, W.Va., Chambersburg, Pa., and Frederick, Md. The first Walgreens opened at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Halfway Boulevard on March 29. Bower, who worked as a store manager at a Walgreens in Middletown, Del., said after the ceremony that the area has been very “welcoming” to the two new stores.
March 21, 2013
A Fairplay man who stole a neighbor's van, unsuccessfully tried to rob a pharmacy and then was caught by the son of the van's owner was sentenced to five years in state prison after pleading guilty Thursday in Washington Circuit Court to attempted robbery. Bradley Steven Lapp, 43, formerly of 8617 Sharpsburg Pike, also pleaded guilty to fourth-degree burglary. In exchange for the plea, charges including theft, motor vehicle theft and assault were dismissed. On the morning of Oct. 13, 2012, Lapp entered the unlocked apartment of a neighbor and removed the keys to the van, Assistant State's Attorney Michele Hansen said, reading from the statement of facts in the case.
February 7, 2013
A man pointed what appeared to be a handgun in the direction of employees at Shepherdstown Pharmacy when he robbed the business Thursday morning at 7670 Martinsburg Pike, police said. The employees were upset, but not injured in the robbery, which was reported at 10:21 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Victor Lupis said. Police were told the white male suspect concealed his identity with a black ski mask and also was wearing glasses, Lupis said. The robber was wearing a yellow sweat shirt and blue sweat pants when he entered the business and demanded prescription drugs while brandishing the firearm, according to Lupis.
January 23, 2013
The man suspected in the Spring Mills, W.Va., Walmart pharmacy robbery Tuesday was due to appear in Washington County Circuit Court today for an unrelated burglary case, according to court records. Jesse Lee Gibson, 27, of 1483 Oak Grove Road in Hedgesville, W.Va., was arraigned Wednesday by Berkeley County Magistrate Harry L. Snow on felony counts of robbery and bringing a stolen vehicle into the state and misdemeanor counts of driving while license revoked for driving under the influence, DUI and possession of a controlled substance, according to court documents.
January 22, 2013
A man suspected of a robbery at the Spring Mills Walmart pharmacy Tuesday afternoon was later arrested, West Virginia State Police said Tuesday night. Jesse Lee Gibson, 27, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was charged with robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle, State Police Sgt. M.A. Cole said. The vehicle was stolen in Pennsylvania, Cole said. Police were told the suspect went into the pharmacy and demanded Xanax, Cole said. He did not display a firearm, but threatened to use one, Cole said.
January 21, 2013
A man entered a pair of Hagerstown pharmacies Monday afternoon in search of illegally obtaining the prescription drug Xanax, but was only successful in robbing one store, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. The robber, who was still at-large Monday night, is described as a white male in his late 20s or 30s, approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with an average build and scruffy facial hair, Sgt. Jim Hurd said in a news release. Witness accounts and surveillance footage confirmed that the same man committed both attempted robberies, Hurd said.
January 19, 2013
Edith Leona (Brinton) Seal, 91, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at NMS Healthcare. Born Nov. 5, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Abram S. and Bertha Blaine (Springer) Brinton. Edith was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. She worked as a pharmacy technician assistant at People's Drug Store and CVS for 53 years. She is survived by a daughter, Dixie L. Sirbaugh and her husband, Junior, of Boonsboro; a son, Ronnie Lacey and his wife, Dianna, of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.