May 11, 2013
Eight goals in the first 4:10 of Saturday's Maryland Class 3A/2A West girls lacrosse quarterfinal against Rockville put smiles on all the North Hagerstown players' faces. A few short minutes later, those smiles were erased. No, it wasn't caused by a Rockville comeback - that wasn't in the cards as the Hubs advanced with a 20-4 victory at Mike Callas Stadium. But with 16:54 left in the first half, Leah Peterson crumpled to the turf with a right knee injury as she scored her fourth goal of the game to give the Hubs an 11-1 lead.
April 23, 2013
William Frank "Bo" Gates, 52, of Keedysville, Md., passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md., after a brief illness. "Bo" was the loving, devoted husband and friend of Charlotte L. Gates of Keedysville, Md. Born Nov. 6, 1960, in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of Frank M. Gates and the late Ruby Ilene Gates of Frederick, Md. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1067 and Frederick Redmen 19. In addition to his wife and father, Bo is survived by a son, Jason F. Gates and fiancée, Erin, of Bethesda, Md.; a brother, Mike "Butch" Gates, and sister Michelle "Missey" Gates, both of Frederick; stepsons, Dean H. McMillion and wife, Kim, of Keedysville, and Oscar "Peanut" McMillion and fiancée, Charlene Sentelle, of Hagerstown; nephew, Michael "M.J.
April 14, 2013
A wanted man from Rockville, Md., was arrested early Saturday on Interstate 70 after leading police on a chase from Frederick to Hagerstown and back toward Frederick, according to police. George Kelly Ketterman III, 30, was found to be driving on a suspended license and had three active warrants out of Montgomery County, Md., for failing to appear in court, Frederick Police Sgt. Wayne Trapp said in a news release. As a result of Saturday's incident, Ketterman is charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and negligent driving, Trapp said.
April 11, 2013
Ozella G. Jerome, 91, of Clarksburg, Md., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late John Wilson Jerome; loving mother of Janet Gessler, Glenn Jerome, Laura Jerome and Carol Garcia; grandmother of Kevin Gessler, Andrew, Scott and Brain Jerome, and Anthony, Elizabeth and Andrea Garcia; and great-grandmother of Madalynn Jerome. She is survived by extended family, J.B. Gessler, Stella Jerome, Fernando Garcia, Jordan Jerome, Jennifer Jerome, Mary Ellen Gessler, Derek, Dustin, Dylan, Dominick and Hannah LaTorre, and Drew Scott.
April 9, 2013
Patricia Bennett, 86, of Hagerstown, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her home on Nottingham Road. She was born March 13, 1927, in Ireland. She is survived by her son, Sean Bennett and his wife, Debbie Lyons, of Rockville, Md.; and grandchildren, Chase and Sarah Bennett of Monrovia, Md. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. A graveside service will be Friday, April 12, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. J. Collin Poston officiating. Relatives and friends will be received Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harman, Kenworthy & Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.
April 3, 2013
Virginia Rosalie Shilling, 95, of Aberdeen House in Rockville, Md., died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at her home. Born July 26, 1917, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late John and Laura Pearl Stouffer Leiter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Good Shilling, on Sept. 14, 1993. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Izabell Shilling of Bethesda, Md.; one granddaughter, Monique Shilling of Rockville; one grandson, Richard Good Shilling III of Rockville; and five great-grandchildren.
November 6, 2012
Lucille Johnson died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at her residence in Rockville, Md. Lucille went home peacefully to be with the Lord. She was the wife of the late Richard Johnson. She is survived by three children, Thomas Budd (Betty), Brenda S. King ( Lydell) and Richard G. Johnson; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Thomas; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 14625 Jones Lane, Darnestown, MD 20878.
July 23, 2012
Ruth O. Shaw of Rockville, Md., died Saturday, July 21, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice E. Shaw Jr.; mother of Karen Lumpkin (Bill) and Warren Shaw (Meredith); grandmother of Kimberly Holt (Zach), Brian Lumpkin (Alli), Ryan Shaw and the late Billy Lumpkin; and the great-grandmother of Skylar Shaw Lumpkin and Breckyn Shaw Holt. Friends will be received at Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, 300 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, on Saturday, July 28, from noon until the service at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Norbeck Memorial Park.
February 25, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012 BOYS BASKETBALL HERSHEY, Pa. - Andrew Plank had a career game Saturday, scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to lead Chambersburg to a 63-49 win over Dover in the quarterfinals of the PIAA District 3-AAAA tournament at the Giant Center. Plank, a senior who was averaging just 3 points per game, was 8-for-13 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range. He also made 5 of 6 free throws. The Trojans built a 20-point halftime lead and never saw their advantage reduced to single digits in the second half.
October 11, 2011
The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Oct. 4 to hire a firm with a Rockville, Md., office to assist with coordination and oversight for the construction of a new Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown. With a bid of $1,383,000, Lend/Lease Construction was the low bidder among the finalists for the construction-management services job, according to presentation documents. The other three bids ranged from $1.4 million to $1.7 million and were from companies with Maryland offices outside Washington County.