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August 12, 2011
When a pitcher throws as well as Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg did Friday night, it takes some pressure off his catcher. "When you throw 98 or 99 (miles per hour), it's easy to catch," said Sandy Leon, catcher for the Class A Potomac Nationals. "He puts the ball where he wants it. " Strasburg showed off his arm and his glove in a rehab start with Potomac. He struck out five and walked none in three scoreless innings, giving up only two infield hits to the visiting Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
By HEATHER KEELS | | January 30, 2012
Tuesday will be the last day of business for Traders on Potomac, the convenience store next to Bulls and Bears in downtown Hagerstown, Bulls and Bears general manager Jason Elmore said. Bowman Development Corp., which owns Bulls and Bears and Traders on Potomac, decided to close the convenience store due to lack of sales, Elmore said. “It hasn't been a profitable business pretty much from the day it opened, and we saw an opportunity to expand Bulls and Bears,” he said. The convenience store area will be turned into a private dining room, business meeting room, and conference room, Elmore said.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | April 18, 2011
Burnside Bridge Road, at the bridge over Antietam Creek, was closed Sunday night, according to Washington County Emergency Services. Earlier Sunday, some roads near Conococheague Creek were closed. On Sunday morning, Conococheague Creek at Fairview hit 13.63 feet and remained above the 10-foot flood stage Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. By 4 a.m. Monday, the creek was at 11.4 feet, the weather service reported. It was expected to recede below flood stage after 2 p.m. Monday.
May 13, 2000
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra will present a spring concert Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at Shepherd College's Frank Center for the Creative Arts. The group is under the direction of Anne Munro and Mark McCoy of Shepherd College. Shepherd College student conductor Mark Albright also will conduct part of the program. Music will include compositions by Mozart, Britten, Copland, Grieg, Handel, Haydn and Ippolitov-Ivanov. Violinists Matthew and Michael Polanchak will be the soloists for "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" by George Frederic Handel.
By DAN KAUFFMAN | January 25, 2008
Duffy's on Potomac has been fined $100 by the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County as punishment for two fights that occurred at the Hagerstown restaurant and bar last November. The commissioners made their decision based on findings from a Jan. 16 hearing and Hagerstown police reports, according to a letter that was drafted Wednesday by the commissioners. The letter was sent to Mike Deming, owner of Duffy's on Potomac at 28 S. Potomac St. "That was (the commissioners')
May 13, 2008
BOYS LACROSSE Potomac 8, Saint James 5 POTOMAC, Md. -- Jordan Barr had two goals and an assist for Saint James in a season-ending loss to Potomac. Spencer Draper had two goals for the Saints, while Andrew Bonds had two assists and Barrett Brown added an assist.
August 29, 2009
8-year-old cyclist hit by car Hagerstown man convicted in fatal crash gets 3 years Duffy's on Potomac closes Charges reduced against man in mall incident Martinsburg youth pulled from Potomac dies at hospital
June 1, 2007
Mike Gellar will perform jazz at 9 p.m. today, at Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. There is no cover charge. Backroads Band will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Duffy's on Potomac; $5 cover. For more information, call 301-745-6648. Stack O' Blues, with DC Carnes, will perform at 10 p.m. today, and Saturday, June 2, at 43 South, 43 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown; $5 cover each night. For information, call 301-745-5443. The $5 cover charge on Saturday night will cover Duffy's on Potomac and its basement bar, Ava Lounge, as well as 43 South and its basement bar, Flo Lounge.
September 13, 2008
Green Drinks International will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The event is open to the public. Green Drinks International is active in cities worldwide and gives people in the environmental field a chance to get together once a month to share ideas and conversation in an informal setting. For information, go to .
June 8, 2007
Today, June 7 Acoustic music in the garden 6 to 9 p.m., KClinger's Tavern, 304 Poplar St., Hanover, Pa., 717-633-9197. No cover. Chris Knight Country, with guest Lynn Routzahn, 8:30 p.m. Jimmy Jay's Log Cabin, 7536 Millstone Road, Hancock. 301-678-5670. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Karaoke 7 p.m. to midnight, Casey's Bar and Grill at the Holiday Inn, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, Md. 301-694-7500. Friday, June 8 Marsiglia 10 p.m. 43 South, 43 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown; 301-745-5443.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | August 28, 2013
To remind Maryland Potomac Edison customers of a program that provides rebates for old refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners, utility and JACO Environmental representatives “de-manufactured” an old refrigerator on Wednesday to show how its parts are recycled. Professionals from JACO broke down part of the refrigerator in a demonstration in Hagerstown, tearing apart its walls, taking out the foam on the inside and ripping apart the bottom. “Glass, plastic and metal all go out to recycle streams, and we work real hard to make sure they're going out into recycle streams, where they're getting reused,” JACO Environmental Senior Program Manger Sam Sirkin said.
August 27, 2013
Retired U.S. Army Col. Conway James Christianson, 95, of Williamsport and formerly of Potomac, Md., died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport. Private services will be at Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.
August 11, 2013
Rescuers gave a woman a ride to shore Sunday after she lost her tube in the Potomac River and was found on a rock in the middle of the river, Potomac Valley Fire Chief Eric Gray said. The woman was not injured, Gray said. She had been on the rock for less than 30 minutes when she waved to rescuers, he said. A passer-by heard the woman calling for help, Gray said. The woman was in a stretch of the river south of Lock 34, across from where hikers access the Maryland Heights trailhead, Gray said.
August 4, 2013
While the use of new electronic utility meters is a growing trend across the country, an official with Potomac Edison said the local electric provider is not in the process of installing “smart meters” in its Western Maryland service area. Potomac Edison spokesman Todd Meyers said there is no state law currently in place in Maryland that allows the company to install smart meters. “I don't believe there's any plans to install any smart meters” at this time, Meyers said in a telephone interview.
July 31, 2013
 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a Tree Walk at Shepherdstown's Morgan's Grove Park Thursday, Aug. 15. The walk will be led by arborist Shawn Walker. Participants will meet at 6 p.m. in the Park's lower parking lot by the train tracks and soccer fields. The walk will last about two hours. It will focus on identification of tree species, the habitats and landscape values of different trees, and the issues different tree species may pose for both forest managers and homeowners.
July 28, 2013
A Hagerstown reader recently asked a question through Mail Call about the types of people who are permitted to live in the Potomac Towers high-rise complex on West Baltimore Street. “I used to think that (Potomac Towers) was a housing unit for low-income senior citizens,” the reader said. “I don't know if it's just for low-income people now.” The reader expressed concern about seeing a number of “20-something-year-olds” living in the apartments there. “Somebody needs to look into that,” the reader said.
July 24, 2013
Vickie Layton of Hagerstown said she has been watching, with great interest, the recent activity at Bester Elementary School on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown. A new Bester Elementary School is being built behind the old school. On July 17, the crest was removed from the entrance to the school. It will be incorporated into the interior entrance of the media center at the new Bester Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in August 2014. Layton said the school was originally built as South Potomac Junior High School and since workers removed the “Bester” sign recently, passers-by can see the words “South Potomac Junior High” beneath it. It was built as a junior high school in 1930 on the 5-acre site of Willow Lane Park Baseball Stadium.
July 19, 2013
Rescue crews called off a search for a 25-year-old man who went missing while swimming in the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry Friday night after they scoured the area without success for hours, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police. DNR police Capt. Jerry Kirkwood said the man decided to swim across the river and began to struggle when he got into a current. He was reported missing about 3 p.m. A 23-year-old female companion was swimming with him at the time, and she was able to swim to safety.
July 7, 2013
On June 3, Potomac Computers awarded a refurbished laptop with a one-year warranty to a teacher-nominated Washington County college-bound student. Brandon L. Barnhart of Williamsport High School was chosen from multiple countywide nominations based on his academic achievement, as well as other factors. Brandon was in the first graduating class of the AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, program. The program enforces strict academic discipline and requires committing to a rigorous college-prep sequence of courses.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | July 4, 2013
A list of nine issues to be addressed in the Potomac Edison meter-reading case before the Maryland Public Service Commission has been finalized, according to documents posted on the PSC's website. The issues list, submitted June 24 by attorney Joseph G. Cleaver of the state's Office of People's Counsel, has been accepted by all parties involved, including the PSC, OPC, Potomac Edison and four of the five people who petitioned to intervene in the case. The investigation stems from formal complaints filed against Potomac Edison, some dating as far back as May 2012.
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