June 19, 2008
SABILLASVILLE, Md. (AP) - One of two juvenile offenders who escaped from the Victor Cullen Academy in northern Frederick County after allegedly assaulting a staff member has been captured, according to Maryland State Police. The 14-year-old boy was captured by troopers in Prince George's County, Md., police said. Police still are looking for 16-year-old Brian Christopher Becker of Baltimore. Becker is 5-feet-11 and weighs 180 pounds. State police said the pair scaled a razor-wire fence surrounding the facility in Sabillasville late Monday after assaulting a correctional officer.
July 24, 2013
Bessie V. Smith, 80, of Skunk Hollow Road in Sabillasville, Md., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg, Md. She was a breast cancer survivor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Hamilton Smith, on April 5, 2006. Born Feb. 6, 1933, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Minerva I. (Householder) Cosgrove. She was a graduate of Smithsburg High School and Victor Cullen Nursing School with a licensed practical nursing degree.
May 28, 2009
SABILLASVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Maryland officials say seven people were injured after a fight broke out at a secure facility in rural Frederick County and 14 youths briefly escaped. Department of Juvenile Services spokeswoman Tammy Brown says the youths left their cottages when a fight broke out at the Victor Cullen Academy in Sabillasville around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Brown says all 14 were back in custody within an hour. Ten were quickly found in a maintenance building and four others were found less than a quarter mile away.
February 24, 2011
Jessica Nicole Nigh and Jason Allen Cliber of Martinsburg, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Makayla Marie Cliber , Feb. 4, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Jay Nigh and Susan Fraley, both of Hagerstown. Paternal grandparents are John Cliber of Oxnard, Calif., and Gail Cliber of Hanover, Pa. Maternal great-grandfather is Cecil Grove of Cumberland, Md. Paternal great-grandmother is Patricia Cliber of Sabillasville.
April 21, 2009
JULY 21, 1953-APRIL 17, 2009 CASCADE, Md. - Donna K. Wolfe, 55, of Water Company Road, Cascade, Md., passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md. Born July 21, 1953, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Calvin G. and Helen V. (Gladhill) Pryor Jr. of Sabillasville, Md. She was a 1971 graduate of Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Md. She was employed by Church of the Transfiguration in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro.
December 29, 2009
SEPT. 23, 1930-DEC. 28, 2009 SABILLASVILLE, Md. - Mrs. Helga "Helen" (Sedlag) Calimer, 79, of 16602 Buck Lantz Road, Sabillasville, died at 6:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, in the home of her daughter, Pamala. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Bresslau, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Fritz and Liesbeth (Hirsh) Sedlag. She spent her early life in Germany, where she attended school. Mrs. Calimer and her late husband, Mr. Thaddeus A. Calimer, were married June 3, 1955, in Hagerstown, Md. They lived in Highfield, Md., for several years and at their present residence for the past 31 years.
July 5, 2012
Timothy W. Harne, 52, of Sabillasville, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy. Born June 21, 1960, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Rudolph V. and Anna L. Hartle Harne. He was a member of Garfield United Methodist Church, a graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School with the Class of 1978 and was employed for 28 years as a furniture refinisher and repairman with Gladhill Furniture Co. in Middletown. Tim was an avid hunter and fisherman.
July 20, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy faces adult charges in the violent escape of 14 juvenile offenders from the state-run Victor Cullen Center near Sabillasville in May. Georges Duk Jr., of Montgomery County, had his trial set for late October during his appearance Monday in Frederick County Circuit Court. He is charged with first-degree escape, second-degree assault, burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property stemming from the May 27 incident in which six staff members were hurt.
September 15, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- One of nine juvenile offenders charged in a violent escape from a state-run detention center near Sabillasville has been sentenced to a year in jail for his role in the incident. Sixteen-year-old Davantay Sanders, of Baltimore, was sentenced after pleading guilty Monday in Frederick to second-degree escape and fourth-degree burglary. He is the fourth defendant to plead guilty in the May 27 escape of 14 youths from the Victor Cullen Center. Prosecutors say Sanders helped keep a set of handcuffs away from staff members who were trying to restrain a youth at the start of the incident.
December 30, 2008
MAY 26, 1963-DEC. 28, 2008 CASCADE, Md. - Roger C. Smith, 45, of Cascade, Md., passed away Dec. 28, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 26, 1963, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Bessie Cosgrove Smith of Sabillasville, Md., and the late Roger H. Smith. He is survived by his wife of six years, Angela Marie (Everett) Smith, whom he married Sept. 22, 2002. He was a 1981 graduate of Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Md. Roger worked in his early years with McDonald's of Thurmont, and Rice Tire of Frederick, Md. He worked for RR Donnelly, formerly known as Moore Business Forms, for 23 years before being stricken with cancer.