July 26, 2011
It wasn't long after Kirk Mullenix began standing on paper cups that he wondered how much more the cups could hold. Weeks later, Mullenix lowered his Ford F-150 from a jack onto 150 paper cups outside his church. "I had never seen paper cups do this before," he said. The experiment began when the pastor of Greencastle Church of the Brethren was preaching about the cup Christians believe was used at the Last Supper and Communion. Mullenix, 55, stood above the pews on a plywood contraption and eventually pulled away some cloth to reveal he was being supported by paper cups.
July 21, 2011
The driver of a pickup truck was taken to Meritus Medical Center after his vehicle was struck by a freight train in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown Thursday afternoon. George Fuscsick, 87, of Hagerstown was treated and later released at from the hospital following the 1:52 p.m. collision at the intersection of North Prospect Street, near a railroad crossing, authorities said. Fuscsick failed to stop for flashing red lights at the railroad crossing, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.
July 6, 2011
“Hmm, with the considerable amount of money that has been pumped into ‘education,’ and the BOE always more being grasping for more, I see where no less than 17 of our county schools have received a ‘failing’ grade for performance. Where is all this money going?” — Hagerstown “I’m reading in the newspaper here, 17 schools fell short in testing, and last week’s newspaper said the county teachers were getting a raise. Don’t seem like that’s — that they deserve a raise.” — Hagerstown “Regarding the caller from Hagerstown on June 30, about pensions for the federal — the congressmen, Robert Byrd never collected a pension because he never retired.
July 1, 2011
Driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes on I-70 in Pa. McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — A 17-year-old driver was taken to Bedford (Pa.) Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon after she fell asleep at the wheel on I-70 near Crystal Springs, Pa., and her vehicle hit a guard rail, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The driver, whose name was not released, was headed east on I-70 in a 2008 Toyota Prius when the crash happened at about 12:55 p.m., police said.
June 30, 2011
Two signs were bent after a pickup truck hit them and rolled onto its side Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of the Save-a-Lot grocery store on Maryland Avenue, Officer Deavers of the Hagerstown Police Department said. Nobody was injured. The accident happened next to a handicapped parking spot. Police responded to the accident at 12:37 p.m., a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police cleared the scene at 1:18 p.m. The truck was towed away at 1:24 p.m. — Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journailst
June 17, 2011
The occupants of a pickup truck said they were glad no one was injured when their vehicle flipped on its side after it collided with a car Friday morning on Day Road near Hagerstown. The driver of the pickup, Hagerstown resident Krista Sipes, said at the scene that she remembered a big crash, then heard a "thunk. " "I got completely turned around," Sipes said. "I think maybe I blacked out or my eyes were shut really tight. " Sipes' passenger, Jeff Brown, said the collision caused the pickup to spin 180 degrees and flip on its side.
June 13, 2011
Many early reviews have likened "Super 8" to "E.T.," Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic from 1982. I suppose the comparison is inevitable. Both films star children, both films feature aliens, and Steven Spielberg is an executive producer of "Super 8. " I feel the film has more in common with "Battle: Los Angeles," the alien invasion bomb from earlier this year. Both films were marketed with cryptic teaser trailers, the aliens in both films are devoid of any personality, and I'm not about to waste my time on either film again.
May 11, 2011
A man was killed Tuesday evening when the Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck he was driving east on Fish Hatchery Road struck an embankment and rolled over several times, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. Matthew R. Nestor, 23, was killed in the crash, the sheriff's office said in a news release. Nestor was pinned upside down in the cab and partially ejected from the truck in the crash, the release said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash, which was reported at 6:13 p.m., occurred just east of a fish hatchery, the release said.