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May 28, 2008
RINGGOLD - A jackknifed tractor-trailer leaking diesel fuel closed the intersection of Md. 418 and Md. 60 at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday while the spill was cleaned up, according to emergency personnel. Traffic was affected on both sides of the roads, which reopened at 9:35 a.m. Maryland State Police diverted traffic through Leitersburg, a spokesman said.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 30, 2009
RINGGOLD -- It was one of those rare moments in time when time seemed to stand still. And there were 123 witnesses to the phenomenon Sunday evening at the historic Ringgold Meeting House. "It is so nice to have a place like this where the walls sing back to you," said Ronald L. Miller, veteran song leader and choir director who led the assembled voices a cappella in a series of classic hymns suggested by those who attended the 37th annual hymn sing. From the first hymn, "O For A Thousand Tongues," it was as if the singers had been practicing together for weeks.
LIFESTYLE
August 29, 2011
Gray cat found near Ringgold Found - Gray cat. Where - The cat was found on Frazier Road in Smithsburg, near Ringgold, about a week ago. Description - The cat is a gray, short-haired female. It looks like an older cat. It has been declawed. Phone number - If this is your cat, call 301-824-6133.    
NEWS
July 27, 2012
Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship , the Gloryland Ramblers will perform gospel music at 6 p.m. Sunday. The offering will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. City Park , Hagerstown, Souled Out will present gospel music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. Ringgold Meeting House , Ringgold, annual hymn sing at 5 p.m. Sunday. Nelson Byers will lead the a cappella singing from the brown hymnal, Spritual Songs and Hymns. Call 301-824-3689 or email frank@kipe.com . Go to www.bic-church.org/ministries/ringgold .
NEWS
October 17, 2008
Birthdays Today - Kaylee Johnson, Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, turns 1. Oct. 18 - Bonnie Boyd, Smithsburg, turns 57; Jordan Durboraw, Hagerstown, turns 13. Anniversaries Today - Joseph and Patricia Rohrer, Ringgold, are celebrating their 39th anniversary.
NEWS
from the Cracker Barrel | December 29, 2004
In the 1850s George Frick built a steam engine, which was initially used in his Ringgold shop. Frick (1826-1891) got the idea for a steam engine while observing a teakettle "singing" on a stove. At the age of 19, Frick had opened a repair shop at the home of his parents near Quincy, Pa. Married in 1849 to Frederica Openlander, Frick and his wife moved to Ringgold in 1852 where he expanded his shop to include the manufacture of threshing machines. As the Civil War loomed on the horizon in 1861, Frick moved to Waynesboro, Pa., where the Frick Co. became a household name for over a century.
NEWS
May 6, 2008
Maryland Agriculture Secretary Roger Richardson and Deputy Secretary Buddy Hance will visit Washington County Thursday. JD Rinehart at Rinehart Orchards, 14511 Rinehart Road near Ringgold, will host Richardson and Hance from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Members of the local farming and agriculture community are invited to attend this informal discussion on agriculture events, programs and issues. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for more information, call Leslie Hendrickson at 301-791-1504, ext. 21. Directions from Hagerstown: Take Md. 64 toward Leitersburg, Follow Md. 418 toward Ringgold.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 6, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Planning Commission will decide Monday night whether to approve a 199-foot cell tower proposed in a Ringgold-area apple orchard. The tower would be owned by Shentel Shenandoah Mobile Co. and built on John R. Martin's 58-acre Ivy Hill Farm at 13840 Smithsburg Pike (Md. 64), south of Ringgold. The land is zoned agricultural. The tower is being built for Sprint, but at least two other cell phone carriers have expressed interest in using the tower, Leonard Greisz of Shenandoah Mobile Co. said last summer.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 7, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - With little debate or discussion, the Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to construct a 199-foot cell phone tower in an apple orchard in the Ringgold area. The tower will be owned by Shentel Shenandoah Mobile Co. and built on John R. Martin's 58-acre Ivy Hill Farm at 13840 Smithsburg Pike - Md. 64 - south of Ringgold. The company will lease a 450-square-foot area to construct the tower and an equipment compound, Senior Planner Timothy Lung said.
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July 27, 2012
Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship , the Gloryland Ramblers will perform gospel music at 6 p.m. Sunday. The offering will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. City Park , Hagerstown, Souled Out will present gospel music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. Ringgold Meeting House , Ringgold, annual hymn sing at 5 p.m. Sunday. Nelson Byers will lead the a cappella singing from the brown hymnal, Spritual Songs and Hymns. Call 301-824-3689 or email frank@kipe.com . Go to www.bic-church.org/ministries/ringgold .
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | July 18, 2012
Ringgold Church of Christ will host a sports camp for those in grades two to five.  The event runs from July 22 to 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  It will be a week of fun and fellowship with Bible stories, songs, sports and snacks.  The community is invited.  The church is at 14420 Barkdoll Road in Hagerstown. To register, call Dana Bowman at 301-401-0692, send an email to bowmancrew@myactv.net or go to www.ringgoldchurch.com. Senior site Smithsburg senior site calendar:  • Today - “How to take your Medications Safely” with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m.  • Friday - Trivia and Uno, 10 a.m. • Monday, July 23 - Crafts and poems, 10 a.m. Mission trip planned Ringgold Church of Christ and LifeHouse Church East will return to the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota for the seventh consecutive mission trip, working with Diamond Willow Ministry, from July 21 to 29.  This year's team, led by John Hills, Jenny and Steve Kretzer, is comprised of Amanda Allen, Ashley Ferguson, Ashley Tomlin, Clayton Layman, Dan Sheffler, Erica Hargreaves, Gabrielle Williams, Jenny Shefler, Joss Kelly, Jimmy Mankins, Jordan Williams, Julia Martirano, Kyle Geblien, Logan Metzger, Melisssa Hargreaves, Merrick Jensen, Miranda Pieffer, Rachel Redmond, Randy Pieffer, Sarah Kretzer and Shawna Kelly.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | June 2, 2012
John Herbst remembers the early Ringgold Ruritan Strawberry Festivals more than 50 years ago. A charter member of the club, Herbst, 89, and his wife Betty, 90, used to take their children with them to the old schoolhouse to make homemade strawberry ice cream. Right up through last year, Herbst dipped ice cream at the fundraiser. This year, he decided to pass on the scoop. “I finished it. My son does it now,” he said. The elder Herbsts owned and operated Smithsburg's Misty Meadow Farms.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2012
Ned Robinson stood and assessed his purchases from the auction: various tools, shoes, some holiday decorations, books, puzzles, dishes and some metal he hopes to recycle. “You name it, we got a little bit of everything,” said Robinson, of Hagerstown. Robinson was among the dozens of people who showed up Monday at the annual Memorial Day Community Auction and Food Stand at the Ringgold Ruritan Club. The auction has been in existence for more than 30 years and typically raises about $6,000 for the organization, said club President John Lefebure.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | March 7, 2012
Ringgold Church of Christ on Barkdoll Road in Hagerstown will hold its fifth annual auction this week to benefit local and international missions.    The auction will be Saturday, with the cafe open at 4 p.m. for light refreshments. A silent auction begins at 5 p.m., with the live auction (for items with at least a $50 value) at 7 p.m. Area business items, as well as vacation getaways, will be auctioned. AARP meeting set AARP Chapter 623 of Washington County will meet Tuesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Western Maryland Hospital Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown.  Master Gardeners Marie Bikle and Vickie Devore will present a program about World War II victory gardens.
LIFESTYLE
August 29, 2011
Gray cat found near Ringgold Found - Gray cat. Where - The cat was found on Frazier Road in Smithsburg, near Ringgold, about a week ago. Description - The cat is a gray, short-haired female. It looks like an older cat. It has been declawed. Phone number - If this is your cat, call 301-824-6133.    
NEWS
July 29, 2011
An accident has been reported at the intersection of Leiter Street and Reingold Street, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police were responding to the accident around 1:45 p.m. Friday.
OBITUARIES
June 20, 2011
JUNE 17, 1936-JUNE 20, 2011 William Charles Reecher, 75, of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home surrounded by his wife and family after losing his courageous battle of 13 years to cancer.   He was born June 17, 1936, in Ringgold, Md., to the late Elenora (McKenrick) Reecher and George Edwin Reecher. Bill attended elementary school in Ringgold, graduated in 1954 from Smithsburg High School and attended Hagerstown Junior College. He was employed by the A&P Tea Co. from 1952 until he retired as district supervisor in 1990.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | June 4, 2011
Robert Null used to satisfy his hankering for strawberries by growing his own. But he ran into some problems. "I wasn't getting a good crop. The birds would eat them up," Null said. "I'd even cover them with netting, but the birds would still get 'em. " Finally, Null, 71, of Boonsboro, gave up. "I decided to buy 'em. It's easier," he said. Saturday, Null discovered a sort of strawberry oasis where he could indulge his appetite for the juicy, sweet-smelling fruit at the Ringgold Ruritan's Ringgold Strawberry Festival.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2011
A Leitersburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. tanker truck and a car being driven by a Boonsboro woman collided at the intersection of Ringgold Pike and Jefferson Boulevard Thursday afternoon, Maryland State Police said. The 1994 Freightliner tanker truck, which had its emergency lights and siren activated, was traveling east on Ringgold Pike on its way to a structure fire in Franklin County, according to police and Kirk Mongan, chief of the fire department. As the tanker approached the intersection with Jefferson Boulevard about 5:20 p.m., a 1997 Pontiac Trans Am being driven by Tina Marie Morris, 48, pulled into the intersection from southbound Jefferson Boulevard, according to police.
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