March 20, 2013
An operation by Maryland State Police near Sharpsburg last year prompted two Washington County legislators to introduce a bill during the current session of the Maryland General Assembly requiring the chief of the primary law enforcement agency in a county to be notified before an officer from another agency serves a warrant in areas within a county's jurisdiction. That bill died in committee, but the two legislators behind that bill - Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, and Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington - are supporting another bill with amendments they say would achieve some of the same objectives.
March 17, 2013
Birthdays March 16 - Peyton Rauth, Waynesboro, Pa. turned 5. March 17 - Alma Morrison, Chestnut Grove Road, Sharpsburg, turned 81; Lori Willman, Clear Spring, turned 50. March 18 - Bella Marie Bachtell, Maugansville Road, turns 1; Gary Hammond, Main Street, Sharpsburg, turns 72; Sarah Louise Bond, Hagerstown, turns 89; Mary Bushey, Cavetown, turns 98. Anniversary March 18 - Kathy and Craig Wilt, Alexander...
March 17, 2013
William H. “Bill” Canfield, 71, of West Chaplin Street, Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sept. 9, 1941, in Keedysville, Md., he was the son of the late Herbert and Freda (Clipp) Canfield. He attended Boonsboro High School. He was employed by BFI Trucking of Williamsport. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Katherine “Faye” (Gift) Canfield, whom he married July 31, 1970; son, Scott Canfield and wife, Andrea, of Sharpsburg; sister, Darlene Albritton and husband, Jim, of Sharpsburg; brothers, Arthur Canfield and wife, Mary, of Keedysville and Charles Canfield and wife, Carmen, of Sharpsburg; granddaughter, Nicole Canfield and fiancé, Jason Griffith, of Sharpsburg; canine companion, Smokey, and great-granddog, Zim; nieces and nephews.
March 16, 2013
Harold Theodore "Bud" DeLauney, 84, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at his home. Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Theodore Franklin and Miriam Adams DeLauney. He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He retired from the B&O Railroad and then retired from Shepherd College. He was a lifetime member for more than 60 years and past commander of American Legion Post 236 in Sharpsburg.
March 13, 2013
John William "Spunk" Rohrer, 82, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Holly Place in Hagerstown. Born Sept. 15, 1930, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Harry Glenn and Donaline Virginia Eichelberger Rohrer. He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, Md. He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft and previously by Massey Ford, both of Hagerstown, until retiring in 1988. In his early years, he was an avid bowler, and enjoyed dirt track and NASCAR racing.
March 11, 2013
A 26-year-old woman who was killed after being struck by a Jeep along Sharpsburg Pike in front of her house Monday night was an information technology consultant who had worked around the country, according to her roommate. Although Priyanka Malik was from India, she had traveled back and forth between India and the U.S. a number of times and had worked in Delaware, California and New York, said Mary Myers, who lived with Malik in a house across the street from a Food Lion at the intersection of Lyles Drive and Sharpsburg Pike.
March 7, 2013
Samuel Gardner Thomas Jr., 62, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at his home while surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 9, 1950, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel Gardner Thomas Sr. and Anna Mae (Miller) Thomas, and was raised by his late aunt and uncle, John and Mildred Miller. He was veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Army. He was employed as a truck driver, having worked for Steffey and Finley Inc. in Hagerstown and L.W. Wolfe Enterprises Inc. in Myersville, Md. He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Nave)
February 28, 2013
A bill introduced by Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, in the House seeking to change state law so that a county's sheriff or the chief of a county's primary law enforcement agency is notified before a warrant is served within its jurisdiction by another agency has died in committee after it received an unfavorable report from the House Judiciary Committee. That means the bill will not make any progress in the current session of the Maryland General Assembly. The legislators have said previously that their bill was in response to a November incident in Sharpsburg where Maryland State Police served a no-knock search warrant as they searched for Terry Porter, of 4433 Mills Road near Sharpsburg but did not inform the Washington County Sheriff before the operation commenced.
February 26, 2013
Dog Adult Vizsla mix, female, tan, found on Sweet Blair Lane in Hagerstown Adult hound mix, male, blond and white, found on Woburn Road in Sharpsburg Cats Adult domestic shorthair, male, orange, found on Church Street in Hagerstown Adult DSH, gender unknown, gray and white, found on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown Adult DSH, female, white and brown, found on Burnside Avenue in Hagerstown Adult DSH, female,...
February 21, 2013
A 66-year-old woman from Sharpsburg is Washington County's latest lottery jackpot winner. The woman claimed a $625,000 Multi-Match jackpot Friday, according to a press release from the Maryland Lottery. She correctly matched all six numbers in the Feb. 11 drawing. “I found out I won late Monday night when my twin sons woke me up with the news,” the woman said in the release. “They came knocking on my door screaming that I had hit the jackpot.” The woman's sons checked her ticket online and saw that all her numbers matched.