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NEWS
September 22, 2005
Mayor: Hal Spielman, 301-432-6854 Vice Mayor: Ralph Hammond, 301-432-5965 Town Council: J.W. Eichelberger, 301-432-4943 Patti Hammond, 301-432-5965 Marjorie Jamison, 301-432-6572 Jeffery Saylor, 301-432-2255 Russell Weaver, 301-432-5907 The Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Town Hall: 301-432-4428 Town Hall is open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and by appointment.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | July 2, 2011
Sharpsburg’s 9-10 All-Stars earned their sixth win in six days Saturday, defeating Valley 9-6 to earn a chance to play for the Maryland District 1 Tournament title on Tuesday. Sharpsburg — which edged Conococheague 8-7 for the losers’ bracket title Friday — rode the arm of Peyton Mason on Saturday. Mason had a no-hitter in the fifth inning, when he was pulled after reaching the 75-pitch limit. He had eight strikeouts and four walks. “I felt pretty good about my performance today,” Mason said.
NEWS
April 26, 2013
Three Washington County residents have been charged with stealing firearms, jewelry and other items from a Sharpsburg home, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Robert Lee Click III, 34, of 17502 Da Wrong Lane near Hagerstown, and Sydney Lee Taylor, 23, and Jarrett Kent Humphries, 22, both of 204 Carroll Ave. in Boonsboro, were charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, felony theft and misdemeanor theft, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said the burglary occurred between the end of March and the beginning of April, when jewelry, musical instruments, tools, coin collections and a large number of firearms were stolen from a home in the 17000 block of General Stonewall Jackson Circle in Sharpsburg.
SPORTS
July 10, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013   CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. - Karly Payne pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts and Sharpsburg claimed the Maryland 11-12 state championship with a 10-0 shutout victory over Chesapeake City on Wednesday that was halted after 3 1/2 innings by the 10-run rule. Sharpsburg used a balance hitting attack and batted around in the first inning, scoring six runs in the frame. Payne and Taylor Neff each had an RBI and scored two runs and Josie Minnick had an RBI for Sharpsburg.
SPORTS
July 22, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013   YOUTH SOFTBALL BRISTOL, Conn. - A nine-run first inning spelled doom for Sharpsburg in the Little League 11-12 Softball Eastern Regional on Monday in a 10-4 loss to New Jersey (Robbinsville). Maryland fell to 1-1 in pool play and returns to action tonight at 8 against New York. The final game of pool play is scheduled for Wednesday against Pennsylvania at 5 p.m. Karly Payne and Payton Smith had two hits each for Valley. Maryland outhit New Jersey 7-6 and scored its runs in the third and sixth innings in a comeback effort.
NEWS
July 21, 2011
An accident involving two vehicles, one of which is a motorcycle, has been reported at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Davidson Road in Sharpsburg, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police were responding to the accident at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
August 31, 2011
Two semiautomatic handguns, a box of .22-caliber ammunition, miscellaneous jewelry and coins were stolen Tuesday from a mobile home on Churchey Road south of Sharpsburg, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. It is believed the burglary occurred between 5  and 7 p.m., police said. The burglary was noticed when people who lived there returned home, police said. Churchey Road is off Burnside Bridge Road.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | July 7, 2012
Colton Bare blasted a walk-off grand slam and Sharpsburg used a total team effort Saturday evening to march past Federal 13-1 in five innings in a Maryland District 1 11-12 tournament losers' bracket game. Sharpsburg will host the Conococheague/Hancock winner on Monday at 6 p.m. Conococheague and Hancock were tied 14-14 after six innings on Saturday and will complete their game Sunday. Sharpsburg pitcher Lane Gay quieted Federal, giving up just five hits. The offense showed up in a large way for Sharpsburg in the third and fifth innings, scoring six runs in both frames.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | June 24, 2011
The offense was plentiful in Friday’s Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament game between Sharpsburg and Conococheague. But it was a late defensive play that decided the outcome. Conococheague was down by two runs in the top of the sixth inning with the bases loaded and only one out. But Sharpsburg turned a 6-4-3 double play for a 13-11 victory. “It’s huge to get win number one and get into the winners’ bracket,” Sharpsburg manager Mike Nolan said. Conococheague trailed 13-9 entering the sixth.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | May 26, 2012
For Connie Knight, the parade was, in part, a march down memory lane. As she sat with her sisters among spirited throngs packing Main Street in Sharpsburg Saturday afternoon, Knight recalled marching in the Memorial Day parade with her elementary school class. But more than that, Knight said, the event serves as a reminder. “I think it's very important that we remember our veterans and our soldiers and celebrate this day,” said Knight, 69, of Sharpsburg. “Pay honor.” A memorial ceremony kicked off the 145th Memorial Day Commemoration during late morning.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 8, 2013
Remembering the housing growth that southern Washington County experienced before the recession, and knowing several housing developments are planned for that area, some school board members are concerned that plans to replace Sharpsburg Elementary School won't be enough to accommodate the potential growth. The Educational Facilities Master Plan that the Board of Education approved in June, and the six-year capital improvement plan the board approved last week, call for replacing Sharpsburg Elementary in 2019 with a bigger, 471-seat school.
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NEWS
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | September 5, 2013
The Town of Sharpsburg will kick off a lively street festival Saturday, Sept. 14, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town's founding. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature various artisans, musical performers and lectures by local historians. There will be food, vendors, a children's area and other activities. For more information, go to www.sharpsburgheritagefestival.com . Society offers exhibit At the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival Sept.
NEWS
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | August 29, 2013
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the church parish hall. The menu will also include mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with ham, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drink. The meal costs $10 for adults and $5 for those ages 10 and younger. For tickets, call Judy Shaw at 301-432-0061. Sharpsburg church plans yard sale Christ Reformed UCC in Sharpsburg will hold a yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7215 Sharpsburg Pike, four miles north of Sharpsburg.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
A Sharpsburg Town Council member pleaded with county officials Tuesday night for help with rising sewage treatment rates, saying that the hikes along with other rising costs of living will make it harder for people to live in the town. Councilman Russ Weaver said the town uses the Conococheague Wastewater Treatment Plant to process its sewage. A large part of the design for the plant that opened in 1994 was to accommodate commercial growth, which has not happened, but the sewer rates continue to rise for residents, Weaver said.
OBITUARIES
August 20, 2013
Donald Irvin “Buck” Lewis Sr., 85, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home in Boonsboro, Md. Born Sept. 19, 1927, in Breathedsville, Md., he was the son of the late John Luther and Nellie Bloom Ridenour Lewis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Patricia LaPole Lewis, on Feb. 9, 1998. He was employed by Pangborn Corp. in Hagerstown until his retirement in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was of the Episcopal faith.
OPINION
August 15, 2013
“The governor's spending all this money ... for light rail down around Montgomery County. What are we going to do about our roads up here in Western Maryland that need paved? I hope people remember him when the election rolls around. He wants to become president in 2016.” - Hagerstown “This is in regard to the letters to the editor in Sunday, Aug. 4. It's in regard to Mr. Thomas Rockwell's letter about Walmart. It is very eloquently written, and it is absolutely to the point, and I agree with him absolutely, 100 percent.” - Funkstown “I agree with the person from Sharpsburg who said people with tattoos all over their body ... if they were born that way, they wouldn't want it. They would do whatever they could to have it removed, or wonder why they were born that way. So I agree.” - Hagerstown “Concerning interviews for the district judgeship, a question from Gov. O'Malley: 'Do you support me and my liberal agenda?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013
 1. Sharpsburg history Washington County Historical Society will exhibit items related to Sharpsburg's history. Opens with reception 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Exhibit continues through Friday, Sept. 27. $5; $3, senior citizens; members and children 15 and younger admitted free. Call 301-797-8782 to confirm tours.   2. DogFest weekend Festival plans activities for dogs, dog owners and dog lovers, including blessing of dogs, dog shows and demonstrations by trainers.
BREAKINGNEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 9, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital following a multivehicle accident Friday morning on eastbound Interstate 70 near the Sharpsburg Pike exit, according to Maryland State Police. Warren Carryl, 32, of Hagerstown, the driver of one of the three vehicles involved in the crash, was thrown from his car, police said.  The accident was the second in two days in which a person was ejected from a vehicle on I-70 in Washington County. The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. near Exit 29 of Sharpsburg Pike, when a Toyota pickup truck coming from the ramp off Sharpsburg Pike onto I-70 eastbound spun out of control on the wet roadway, Trooper Andre Butler said.
NEWS
August 4, 2013
Birthdays Aug. 4 - Marguerite E. Cyr, Hagerstown, turned 100; Pat Kirkpatrick, Downsville Pike, Williamsport, turned 79; Cathy Boyer, Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, turned 49; Richard E. Ridenour, Unger Road, Smithsburg, turned 78; Paul Hawbaker turned 60. Aug. 5 - Gracie K. Waters turns 27; Delores Funk, Wagaman Road, Hagerstown, turns 67. Anniversaries Aug. 4 - Joe and Miriam Scott, Roessner Avenue, Hagerstown,...
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