May 1, 2012
The Korean War is often called the “forgotten war,” but a resolution signed Tuesday in Hagerstown will make sure the local men and women who served during the conflict are always remembered. Joined by numerous members of Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association, city Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II put his signature on an agreement to construct a memorial at the corner of Potomac Avenue and Mealey Parkway in Hagerstown. “We thought we needed to have something permanent that would keep the focus of the war in place and to honor those individuals who served during that war, and most particularly those who gave their lives during that time period,” Jim Mobley, chairman of the chapter's monument committee, said in a news release.
April 15, 2012
Hagerstown police were investigating an armed robbery Sunday morning in the 1200 block of Potomac Avenue. The incident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Police arrived to find three teenagers who said they had been robbed of their wallets, money and electronic devices by three males, police said. One of the males was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, police said. Police said they were looking for three black males in their mid- to late teens, all wearing dark hoodies. They ranged in height from 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall with small to medium builds, police said.
March 4, 2012
Cats Adult DSH, male, gray, found on River Road in Sharpsburg Adult DSH, male, black, found on Lock Tender Lane in Williams-port Adult DSH, male, orange, found on Harpers Ferry Road in Sharpsburg Adult DSH, male, brown and black, found on Potomac Avenue in Hagerstown Adult DSH, male, black, found on Westwood Street in Hagerstown Young DMH, female, black, found on Old Forge Road in Hagerstown Young DSH, female, white,...
October 20, 2011
The Hagerstown City Council this week gave its blessing to local veterans who want to place a permanent memorial in the city to those who served in the Korean War. The five-member council informally consented Tuesday to allow the Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association to put a monument to Washington County veterans of the conflict on a traffic island at Mealey Parkway and Potomac Avenue in the North End. Charles "Jim"...
September 15, 2011
A car crashed into a garage in Hagerstown Thursday afternoon after a woman turned the vehicle around in a driveway, city police said. The woman turned the car around in the driveway in front of the garage at 1021 Potomac Ave., so the car was pointing away from the building, said Officer A. M. Lewis of the Hagerstown Police Department. After the woman turned the car around, she hit the gas pedal while the car was in reverse, Lewis said. The car crashed into the garage and knocked out a wall on the other side.
August 10, 2011
Hamilton Boulevard was closed to all traffic between West Irvin Avenue and Cypress Street from 7 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the City of Hagerstown. The same block is expected to be closed again Thursday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The road was closed so work crews from the City of Hagerstown's Wastewater Division can repair sanitary sewer laterals in that block of Hamilton Boulevard. The work involves excavation in the street to access the laterals, according to the city.
January 16, 2011
Thelma S. Schnell, 87, formerly from 1013 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Manor Care Health Services in Elizabethtown, Pa. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Auer Cremation Services of Pa. Inc.
October 3, 2009
NOV. 19, 1936-SEPT. 30, 2009 Roland Thomas "Buck" Crabtree, 72, of Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown, died Sept. 30, 2009, at his home. Born Nov. 19, 1936, in Oldtown, Md., he was the son of the late Lee Arthur and Mary Ellen Gillium Crabtree. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He was previously employed with North Bay Distributors, and more recently with Turner Transportation and Miller Transportation. He is survived by two daughters, Diane M. Kline of Hagerstown and Serena J. Johnikin of Keedysville; three sons, Brian L. Crabtree of Fairfield, Pa., Steven L. Crabtree of Williamsport and Roland T. "RT" Crabtree Jr. of Boonsboro; one sister, Betty Smoke Hoffman of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
March 29, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The owner of the Longmeadow Shopping Center on the north end of Hagerstown plans to renovate the property over the course of the next three years, City Development Review Planner Stephen Bockmiller said. Bockmiller said the project is to start within the next year. The plan calls for, among other things, building a row of stores on the first floor of the former Sears building. He said the upper floor will be mothballed. "It's quite an impressive plan," Bockmiller said.