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.
April 25, 2008
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. These animals may be made available for adoption after five days. Call 301-733-2060 for more information. Dogs Adult silky terrier, gray and beige, found on Potomac Avenue. Adult Shih Tsu, black and white, found in Clear Spring. Cats Adult DSH, gray and white, found on Potomac Avenue. Adult tortoiseshell, black and brown, found on Sharpsburg Pike.