November 21, 2012
Washington County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for a woman who tried to steal $579 worth of merchandise from the Sears store on Nov. 11. The woman loaded a shopping cart with the merchandise and attempted to leave the store at 17301 Valley Mall Road, according to a news release. The woman fled the area when she was confronted by store employees, the release said. Anyone with information about the theft can contact the sheriff's office at 240-313-2170.
March 8, 2001
Sears could try for Wards mall location By JULIE E. GREENE firstname.lastname@example.org HALFWAY - Sears Inc. is considering moving into the Valley Mall in space about to be vacated by Montgomery Ward, officials said Wednesday. Sears Inc. is among the department stores negotiating for the Wards space, a Sears official said. Sears has been in the Long Meadow Shopping Center for 50 years. Sears is considering taking over a number of Wards stores, said Peggy Palter, Sears' corporate spokeswoman in Chicago.
February 14, 2013
A man died Thursday after he allegedly shoplifted merchandise from the Sears store in the Valley Mall and led authorities on a pursuit that ended when the man went the wrong way up an Interstate 81 on ramp and struck a Volkswagen, said Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said. David Christopher Adams, 58, was taken to Meritus Medical Center after the crash where doctors tried to revive him, Mullendore said. The driver of the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg, Richard B. McGrath, 61, of Smithsburg, had less severe injuries, Mullendore said.
October 3, 2012
The Martinsburg Planning Commission on Wednesday night approved changes to Martinsburg Mall's concept plan that propose redevelopment of the former Sears location to make way for two free-standing restaurants and new, but smaller, retail spaces. No one spoke for or against the revisions proposed by Mountain State University Building Co., in a public hearing held in coordination with the planning commission's review, but mall officials did hear concerns about the project's potential impact on traffic along Foxcroft Avenue from planning commissioners.
August 31, 2007
Man faces abuse, sex offense charges A Hagerstown man under investigation in a child pornography case faces child abuse and sex offense charges after police say he molested a 10-year-old boy on two occasions. William Aaron Keck, 21, of 800 Dual Highway, was being held without bond. The 10-year-old told investigators that Keck handcuffed him to a bed and performed oral sex on him in April and had forced him to perform oral sex in December, according to charging documents.
September 20, 2010
Two New York men were charged following the theft of at least $800 worth of jeans from Sears at Valley Mall over two days, according to Washington County District Court records. Abboubi Mohammed, 45, of 7010 Third Ave. in New York, and Baroudi Ahmad Kaddour, 54, of 6718 13th Ave., Apt. 3B, in Brooklyn, N.Y., were being held Monday night at the Washington County Detention Center. Mohammed was being held on $30,000 bond and Kaddour was being held on $35,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.
January 18, 1998
Counterfeit checks passed; tools stolen CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A unknown person printed up two counterfeit checks on a computer and passed them off to Sears Friday, said Pennsylvania State Police. No amount was put on the loss to the department store. CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 22-year-old Clinton, Tennessee man's vehicle was broken into sometime early Friday and tools stolen. The truck owned by Jason Alan Watson had been left unlocked and the thief emptied various compartments between 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday, said Pennsylvania State Police.
March 7, 2003
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Sandra Jo Flaherty, 55, of Charles Town, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at her home. Born July 13, 1947, in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late Donald William and Frances Maude Walker Wright. She worked for Sears in the Human Resources Department. She is survived by her husband, Edward Thomas Flaherty; two daughters, Kimberly D. Leone of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Deanna L. McGrotty of Lakeland, Fla.; two sons, Bryan D. Flaherty of Fort Lauderdale and Michael J. Flaherty, at home; one sister, Donna Rogers of Canton, Ga.; and four grandchildren.
November 9, 2011
Mildred Patricia (Grove) Brewbaker, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., died early Wednesday morning at the Emeritus Senior Living Center, Hagerstown. Born May 6, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Paul Charles and Hazel Irene (Wolverton) Grove. She was the wife of 58 years to the late Harry Leaser Brewbaker, who died in 2001. Mildred was a graduate of Hagerstown High School in the Class of 1938. She was a sales clerk for Sears in Hagerstown for more than 25 years. Mildred is survived by a daughter, Patricia I. Weaver and husband, David, of Waynesboro, Pa.; a son, John P. Brewbaker, and wife, Sharon, of Hagerstown; a sister, Pauline V. Grove of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren, Michael A. Weaver of Waynesboro and Sara P. Weaver of Baltimore, Md. In addition to her husband and parents, Mildred was preceded in death by a brother, Richard C. Grove; and a sister, Virginia I. Baker.
February 24, 2009
FEB. 12, 1944-FEB. 23, 2009 Bruce Henry Stevenson, 65, of 108 Park Lane, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at his home. Born Feb. 12, 1944, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul H. and Kathryn Heefner Stevenson. He was a 1962 graduate of Waynesboro Senior High School. He was employed as a sales representative by Sears in Hagerstown for 20 years. He was a member of Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg, and Salem Reformed Church, Hagerstown, where he served as the head of the Christian Education Commission, served on the audio-visual system and tape ministry, church liturgist and helped to organize Vacation Bible School.