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March 19, 2012
A safe containing about $418 was stolen from Manito School last week, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The building at 7564 Browns Mill Road in Antrim Township was broken into between 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, police said. Anyone with any information about the theft may call state police at 717-264-5161.
November 13, 2009
Waynesboro, Pa., crossing guard Robert Jackson stops traffic Thursday afternoon to allow Fairview Elementary School students to cross Pa. 16 on their way home from school.
By RIC DUGAN/Staff Photographer | June 2, 2008
Washington County Hospital Trauma Services honored several Washington County Public Schools students on May 22 for their essays on safety. Julia Horst is shown receiving her first-place award from Dr. Marc Kross at the hospital. Taylor Thompson and Rebecca Navarro were runners-up. Honorable mention was given to Jacob Stauffer, Samantha Sabol, Michael Carroll, Alexandra Faulkner, Erica Feigley, Alli Hawbaker and Tyler Giffin.
April 26, 2012
A safe was stolen from a house in the 3000 block of Trego Mountain Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Thursday night. A man who lives in the home returned from work Thursday and noticed the safe was missing, sheriff's  Deputy Dave Haugh said. There was about $1,800 cash in the safe and some miscellaneous papers, said Haugh, who was notified about 5 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry, he said. The home might have been entered through an unlocked window, since the rest of the house was locked, Haugh said.
March 21, 2001
Safe containing gems stolen RANSON, W.Va. - Someone entered a house at 208 E. 2nd Avenue and took a small safe containing valuable gems, according to the Ranson Police Department. The safe contained two unset alexanderite stones valued at $500 and 24 unset topaz stones valued at $1,000, police said. The theft occurred between Saturday and Monday, said Ranson Police Patrolman Jason Light.
December 1, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two men wearing ski masks forced their way into a home on Thursday and taped a woman's hands and eyes, then stole a safe and left, police said. The robbery occurred at about 10:15 p.m. at the Washington Village apartments, Charles Town Police said in a news release. Police said the men knocked on the door, then forced their way in. In the living room, they forced a woman to get on a couch, where they put duct tape on her hands and eyes, police said.
August 6, 2012
Police are investigating the theft of several items, including a safe, from the Bedington Crossroads store early Monday by two suspects who were wearing ski masks, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department announced.  An audit was being performed and there was no estimate as to how much was taken from the store, but Deputy Lt. Gary Harmison said lottery tickets, money orders and cash were among the items stolen after the business was forcibly entered.  Dressed in black clothing, the two white male suspects were described to be 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 180 and 200 pounds, and 6 feet tall and between 200 and 220 pounds, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
November 14, 2000
Safe case pushed to January term CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The case of one of five West Virginia men charged with stealing a safe containing $1.57 million in cash and valuables will be continued until the January trial term, court records show. Bruce Lee Albright, 20, of 106 Silversmith Lane, Martinsburg, W.Va., could stand trial in January for his role in the March theft from F. Martin Lininger's office in Mercersburg, Pa., unless he enters a plea. The other four men charged in the case have all pleaded guilty to burglary, and in exchange charges of theft, conspiracy, receiving and criminal trespassing were dropped.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | December 8, 2010
A new agency charged with overseeing the cleanup of unsafe and unsightly structures in Berkeley County recommended the citation of five troubled properties Wednesday in the first of what could be a wider crackdown. After hearing presentations about the deteriorated condition of properties along Opequon Lane, Trough Hill Road, Mish Road, Misty Drive and W.Va. 901, the Safe and Clean County Enforcement Agency agreed with Berkeley County Code Enforcement/Litter Control Officer Donna Seiler’s request to issue citations.
Lynn Little | September 6, 2013
Shopping online offers 24/7 convenience and unlimited choices but can also cause concern for the level of security regarding credit card and personal information. Be a savvy online shopper by educating yourself on safe shopping tips. According to The Better Business Bureau, many online shoppers say the reliability of business as a major concern. The BBB addresses this concern by offering the BBBOnLine Reliability Seal and encourages shoppers to look for the seal before doing business with an online vendor.
July 27, 2013
Over the last week, the struggling Washington Nationals have fired their hitting coach and demoted the team's former closer. Whatever changes the organization makes over the remainder of the 2013 season, removing manager Davey Johnson from his post will not be one of them. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says there's “no chance that he won't be the manager until the end of the season.” Washington is in second place, but sports a frustrating 51-54 record and was well behind Atlanta in the NL East standings.
Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | July 11, 2013
Robert Sellers, representing the family of Logan Sellers, presented a check for $1,000 to Mooch Mutchler, director of Safe Place, Washington Counties Child Advocacy Center. The gift will help sustain child-centered investigations, medical assessments and follow-up advocacy for youngsters who have been maltreated.  Everyone at Safe Place would like to thank the Sellers family for their generosity. Prophetic conference The Wellspring of Life Family Worship Center will host a prophetic conference July 19 and 20, at the Clarion Hotel, 901 Dual Highway in Hagerstown.
Lynn Little | July 9, 2013
When eating outdoors while traveling or picnicking away from home, it's important to take follow some basic food safety rules to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Cases of food poisoning peak in the summer months, so if you are on the move it is important to follow food safety rules. Soap and water are essential to cleanliness. Bring your own soap and water to your picnic or campsite. If water for hand washing is not available, disposable wipes or hand sanitizer will do. Wash your hands before and after handling food.
May 31, 2013
In more than 10 years at Safe Place, Washington County's child advocacy center, forensic nurse Joyce Williams has seen her share of child-abuse injuries. “It's sad when you see the child, but, because of Safe Place, the child gets the help and resources they need,” said Williams, who along with Dr. Ruth Dwyer have performed more than 600 medical examinations on abused children from Washington County at Safe Place. Williams soon will leave the center to move to Malaysia to work on a special project with the Normah Specialist Medical Center.  “It's really bittersweet,” Williams said.
Lynn Little | May 21, 2013
Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer grilling season. Grilling, one of the easiest low-fat cooking methods, can be a centerpiece for summertime meals. When grilling, as with other food preparation methods, it is important to follow food-handling and safety guidelines.   Grills need annual cleaning after winter storage by scouring the grate with a grill brush. Spray the grill with oven cleaner and rinse thoroughly. Before each use, apply non-stick cooking spray to prevent food from sticking to the grill.
May 10, 2013
A Better Shredder will host a free shredding event for the public from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, in the parking lot of Pen-Mar Regional Association of REALTORS at 300 Cameo Drive, Hagerstown. A donation for the shredding is requested and all proceeds will benefit Safe Place, Washington County Child Advocacy Center. Their mission is to provide all reported victims of child sexual abuse in Washington County and their caretakers with forensic interviews, medical treatment, and mental health treatment with a goal of preventing future abuse.
By HOLLY SHOK | | May 3, 2013
The kind of uninhibited cheers preteen girls typically reserve for celebrity heartthrobs erupted Friday night as 12 area bachelors paraded through an audience of about 200 people, most of whom were women anxiously awaiting a chance to win a date. The second annual Charity Bachelor Auction, hosted by Friends of Safe Place, was held at BPO Elks Lodge No. 378, where the highest bidder paid $800 for a date with 34-year-old Jeffrey Butts of Hagerstown. The first bachelor up for bid, 27-year-old Arnold Martin III, of Martinsburg, W.Va., topped out at $250.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | April 28, 2013
There's no guarantee of a love connection, but women who plunk down some cash for a date with an available bachelor Friday night are helping keep children safe. Friends of Safe Place's second annual Charity Bachelor Auction will take place at the BPO Elks Lodge No. 378. The doors open at 6 p.m. First bachelor will be on the block by 7 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be 11 bachelors this year ranging in age from 20s to 50s. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be open during bidding.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | April 16, 2013
Leslie LeBlanc of Hagerstown, who has family living in Massachusetts, said she could not reach her niece, who lives in Boston, for several hours after the Monday explosions during the Boston Marathon that left three people dead and scores injured. “That was a real source of concern for us,” she said Tuesday. LeBlanc, 55, described the explosions as “disconcerting,” but said she does not feel any less safe because of them, nor is she worried about something happening in Hagerstown or to her family in Massachusetts.
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