July 21, 2004
email@example.com HALFWAY - Joel Merrbaugh sat in his Caterpillar 977L track loader Tuesday morning and stared at his target. Finding a spot he liked, he shifted into gear and thrust the bucket into the back wall of the 2.5-acre former Wal-Mart building off Wesel Boulevard. Merrbaugh was contracted by eciConstruction to begin demolition Tuesday on the former Wal-Mart building that has remained empty since the company left its location between Sam's Club and the Dollar Tree in June 2000.
April 30, 2004
The Hagerstown Planning Commission on Wednesday night approved the site plan for a bigger Martin's Food Market on the site of the former Wal-Mart on Wesel Boulevard, a city planning official said Thursday. The commission also approved a requested waiver so the project doesn't have to meet the requirements of the forest conservation law, said Stephen R. Bockmiller, development planner/zoning administrator for the city. The commission required the developer to plant some trees along the side of the property adjacent to Sam's Club and in a grassy oval area behind the future grocery store, Bockmiller said.
August 3, 2008
Beattie-Sizemore Jeff and Chris Beattie of Williamsport, and Cristy Myers of Hagerstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renee Beattie, to Bryan Keith Sizemore, son of Janie Williams of Hagerstown. Miss Beattie is a 2006 graduate of Williamsport High School. She is attending McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., where she is majoring in psychology. Mr. Sizemore is a 2006 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and an airman first class with the U.S. Air Force.
May 25, 2008
YOUTH BASEBALL Clear Spring Minor League Yankees 11, Nationals 8 Yankees: Tyler Hill 3 hits, Jaret Lazich, Hunter Harshman, 2 hits each. Nationals: Chase Gallihugh, Joe Micco 2 hits each. Conococheague Senior League Bowman Sales 15, Maugansville Ruritan 4 Bowman: Tyson Cline 2 hits HR; Tyler Jones 2 hits. Ruritan: Alan Bowers 2 hits. Hagerstown PONY League UAW 9, Firefighters 7 UAW: Aaron Miranda 3 hits; Colin Linton 2 RBIs.
May 15, 2007
The Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Hagerstown has selected Debbie Banister as its Teacher of the Year. Banister, a first-grade teacher at Clear Spring Elementary School, was given the award as part of Wal-Mart's 12th annual Teacher of the Year program on May 8, which was National Teacher's Day. She received a $1,000 grant for Clear Spring Elementary, a $100 gift card to buy classroom supplies, a Teacher of the Year polo shirt and a personalized...
May 16, 2013
The Springfield Middle School Destination Imagination team qualified for the DI Globals on May 20 to 25 in Knoxville, Tenn. Team members include, from left, Emily Becker, Marly Stemper, Monica Becker and Madison Gaines. The team finished third in the state tournament at UMBC to qualify for the nationals. The team, known as the Flying NutJobs, would like to thank the community for its support, including the Williamsport mayor and town council, Sam's Club, Mrs. Ronald D. Smillie, Lincolnshire Elementary, Williamsport Fire Department, Sweet Frog, Martin's, Walmart, family and friends.
September 2, 2013
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14 holds a flower sale on weekends during September. Proceeds from donations for blue forget-me-not flowers benefit Washington County veterans and their families. Questions about claims for veterans' benefits will be addressed. For information call Douglas M. Flanigan at 301-491-9051. • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 - Sam's Club, 1700 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown. • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept.
July 18, 2013
This week's movie at the Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown, is about the ancient war between humans and a race of giants, which is reignited when a young farmhand fights for a kingdom and the love of a princess. The movie is at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20. There will be free popcorn and a drinks. To find out the name of this weekend's movie, call the church at 301-791-1674. Community health fair Make plans to attend the 10th Annual Walnut Street Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at 24 N. Walnut St. Come out and receive free health screenings for breast cancer, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, dental, and depression and anxiety.
May 19, 2013
Potomac Bancshares Inc. CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Robert F. Baronner Jr., president and chief executive officer of Potomac Bancshares Inc., the one-bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town, announced its quarterly results for the period ending March 31. The Charles Town-based company earned $566,000 or $0.17 per share, compared to net income of $320,000 or $0.09 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The improvement in earnings is largely the result of declining credit costs to include a reduction in the loan-loss provision compared to a year ago. Loans, net of reserve for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, were $217.4 million, compared to $211.4 million at Dec. 31, 2012, an improvement of 11 percent on an annualized basis.
October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy may still be expected to impact the area by Sunday, but not all local residents were out preparing for it Friday. In fact, some expressed indifference to the storm's arrival, including Hagerstown resident Chuck Holman, who said he plans to do “absolutely nothing” to prepare for it. “I don't think it's necessary because I don't see it being more than just rain,” Holman, 45, said. “I fear nothing like that. It's just nature.” Holman did say, however, that he would vote on Saturday just to make sure he gets it out of the way in case the storm does cause any problems.