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By DON AINES | August 13, 2010
A Boonsboro man who stole firearms and tools from one blacksmith and tried to sell them to another was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary. Michael Allen Crouse, 46, of 507 Orchard Manor Drive, was caught in the act when he broke into the victim's home a second time, according to court records. Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. sentenced Crouse to 20 years in prison, but suspended 12 of those years, court records show.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2012
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to submit a statement in support of a Washington County Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, but said its implementation would be “fiscally irresponsible and financially unfeasible.” The Maryland Department of the Environment has required all municipalities in the county to submit a position statement about the Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan, which was put in place by theU.S. Environmental Protection Agencyafter pollution of the bay was identified as a major problem.
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By DON AINES | September 13, 2008
WAYNESBORO, PA. - Navitor East this week announced staff reductions at its Clayton Avenue facility, but the manufacturer of business cards, letterhead, envelopes and presentation folders says it will be bringing in workers from a Hagerstown plant by the end of the year. "We made this difficult decision after careful review of our customers' needs and the operational capacity to support them," General Manager Linda Cox said in a statement dated Wednesday. "As a result of the reshaping, Navitor East is well-equipped to respond to these needs and compete in the markets we serve.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2012
The bond of a Hagerstown teenager accused of stabbing a man in the neck Sunday morning in an apartment on Robinwood Court was raised to $750,000 Monday during a bail review hearing in Washington County District Court. Mackenzie Richard Socks, 17, of 34 West Side Ave., Apt. 2, was charged as an adult with second-degree attempted murder, two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, and single counts of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and malicious destruction of property greater than $500, according to Washington County District Court records.
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April 5, 2006
Students from South Hagerstown High School and Boonsboro Middle School were named Youths of Month for February on Tuesday at the Washington County Commissioners meeting. Lindsay Nicole Steiner, a senior at South High, received the high school Youth of the Month award. Cortney Silvis, an eighth-grader at Boonsboro Middle School, received the middle school award. Lindsay has a 3.71 grade point average and has perfect attendance since kindergarten, according to a written statement.
NEWS
January 7, 2007
The following are some of the survey questions from the 2006 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth and how students in the Greencastle-Antrim School District and nationwide answered the questions. 1. Physical violence (fighting, bullying, intimidation) is a big problem at my school. · Greencastle - 8.0 percent strongly agreed with the statement. · Nationwide - 11.2 percent strongly agreed with the statement. 2. In your personal life, how important to you is having a good moral character?
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by TARA REILLY | November 13, 2003
Washington County received nearly $600,000 toward a new water system that will serve about 80 homes in the Pen Mar area, according to a written statement from the Maryland Department of the Environment. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich announced Wednesday that the Board of Public Works approved a $580,000 grant for the $2.5 million system along Pen Mar Road. The state already has given the county $497,835 toward the project through the Maryland Department of the Environment's Water Quality Infrastructure Program.
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November 30, 1999
The Valley Mall said in a written statement Wednesday that an Olive Garden Italian Restaurant will be built at the site of the Firestone Tire and Service Center and could open in late 2007. Read the full story in Thursday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | December 27, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County Circuit Court judge has ordered Kmart Corp. to turn over information needed to determine how much former Kmart employees in the Eastern Panhandle are owed for unpaid vacation benefits. On June 9 the West Virginia Supreme Court stated Kmart wrongfully denied pay to its former West Virginia employees for earned but unused vacation benefits, according to a prepared statement by the Martinsburg law firm of Hammer, Ferretti & Schiavoni. David Hammer, one of the attorneys representing former Kmart employees, could not be reached for comment on Monday.
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By DON AINES | August 30, 2010
HAGERSTOWN --The upper floor of the Washington County Courthouse reeked of gasoline Monday during the trial of a Frederick, Md., woman who was found not guilty of attempting to set fire to her ex-boyfriend's car. A Circuit Court jury found Riyan Faith Williams, 22, not guilty of second-degree attempted arson in the Jan. 15 incident on South Prospect Street in Hagerstown. "This is definitely a jury nullification case. ... The people decided they didn't want to hold her criminally responsible," Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson said.
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