December 20, 2012
Joseph Wallace LaRue, 84, of Luke, Md., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland, Md. Born Nov. 16, 1928, in Westernport, Md., he was the son of the late Bryon Otto and Mary Frances (Trenum) LaRue. Joe attended Luke Elementary School and Bruce High School. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force, where he was an airplane mechanic during World War II and the Korean War. He worked with the transportation department for the Western Maryland Railroad, retiring after 28 years of service.
July 6, 2011
Mr. Robert A. Fahnestock Jr., 83, a resident of St. Catherine’s Nursing Center, Emmitsburg, Md., and formerly of 5849 Rowland Hill, Cascade, Md., passed away at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 13, 1928, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert A. Fahnestock Sr. and Helen E. (Gipe) Fahnestock. Mr. Fahnestock was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, with the class of 1947. He and his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Marie V. (Grams)
March 6, 2011
Washington County? Really? Darn! FirstEnergy’s acquisition of Allegheny Energy means a return to the past. The old name of Potomac Edison is back in Western Maryland. There again will be a regional headquarters in Washington County — at the existing Williamsport Service Center, near Halfway. Last week in Annapolis, Del. Kevin Kelly, D-Allegany, toyed with Allegheny representative Dan Tompkins as he talked to the Western Maryland delegation. About the new headquarters, Kelly asked, “Williamsport?
December 13, 2009
MARCH 21, 1944-DEC. 10, 2009 CORRIGANVILLE, Md. - Richard Franklin Myers, 65, of Corriganville, Md., passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., as a result of an aneurysm. Born March 21, 1944, in Hagerstown, Md., Mr. Myers was the son of the late Issac Franklin Myers and Arlene Lillian (Wood) Myers. A U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam era, Dick was employed as a long-haul truck driver by D.M. Bowman Inc., and previously was employed by the Kelly-Springfield Tire and Rubber Co. He was a former member of Mount Savage (Md.)
August 31, 2009
PREP GOLF Smithsburg 152, North 173 at Black Rock, par 36 Smithsburg (4-0): Chris Bushey 36, A.J. Minnich 36, Kyle Huntzberry 38, Shane Fritts 42. North Hagerstown (2-2): Aaron Staley 39, Becky Gossard 41, Conner Spessard 42, Jason Moody 51. Williamsport 191, Fort Hill 228 at Rocky Gap, par 36 Williamsport (3-2): Zack Weber 38, Scot Drury 49, Ryan Crabtree 50, Adam Eichelberger 54. Fort Hill: Shane Walker 53, Josh Broadwater 55, Brian LuHow 59, Nick Bowers 61. Clear Spring 205, South 232 at Whitetail, par 36 Clear Spring: Tyler Brown 46, Brian Lesher 51, Charles Bachtell 54, Nick Hill 54. South Hagerstown: Luke Shindle 51, Issac O'Brien 55, George Canova 60, Eric Sprecher 66. Broadfording 186, St. Maria Goretti 189 at Black Rock, par 36 Broadfording (1-1)
May 28, 2009
The Washington County Board of Elections office in Hagerstown will be closed from June 8 until noon on June 10 so the staff can attend the Maryland Association of Election Officials Conference at Rocky Gap, according to a press release. Candidates in the City of Hagerstown elections who have campaign fund reports due June 9 will have until June 11 to submit them, according to the release.
March 17, 2009
"I would like to know why they are wasting all this money in space. We don't have any money to start with. We have people starving, out of work, and they're wasting money in space. If we were supposed to be up there in space or up on the moon or anything, we'd have been born there. We don't belong there to start with. This is a big waste of money. " -- Washington County "Obama needs to concentrate just on the economy alone, not the other things that he comes out with every day on education, welfare and all these other different programs.
January 30, 2009
MARCH 15, 1924-JAN. 28, 2009 CUMBERLAND, Md. - Raymond J. McCabe, 84, of Cumberland, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 15, 1924, on top of Green Ridge, he was the son of the late Michael E. and Effie (Hartman) McCabe. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Reta (Hiett) McCabe; and nine of his siblings, Arlie Ray Byrd, Edna McCabe, Mollie Robinett, Pat McCabe, Arveda Piper, Elva Slider, Michael McCabe, Roy McCabe and Viola (Sissy)
September 13, 2008
When you think of state parks in Maryland, you think of wide open green spaces, forests and protected animal habitats. Until now, that is what Rocky Gap has been to thousands of Marylanders - 3,000 rural acres of dense woods, cliffs and gorges, including Lake Habeeb and Evitts Mountain. The park has an active nature center with nature hikes, demonstrations, and children's programs. It also boasts camping sites and a place to host a wedding. If the pro-slots lobby has its way in November, the park would also boast a gambling casino, and therefore a place to lose your money.