April 15, 2013
Elizabeth Louise Sword, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Frederick, Md., passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center, Frederick. Born Sept. 23, 1926, in Washington, D.C., to the late William Joseph and Margaret Louise Myers Buscher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edward Sword, on April 19, 2012. She was a graduate of Trinity High School in Washington, D.C. She was a homemaker. She was of the Catholic faith.
April 20, 2012
Carl Edward Sword, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Autumn Assisted Living in Hagerstown. Born Aug. 17, 1924, in Blairs Valley, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Franklin and Pearl Lulu Carbaugh Sword. He was the owner/operator of Roto-Rooter in Montgomery County and Frederick County, Md. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Louise Buscher Sword, to whom he was married for 66 years, of Hagerstown; son, James M. Sword and his wife, Deborah, of Mount Airy, Md.; daughter, Karen M. Adams and her husband, George, of Westminster, Md.; son, Carl W. Sword and his wife, Margaret, of Frederick, Md.; sister, Mary Lou Yeager of Hagerstown; brother, Fred Sword of Hagerstown; brother, Robert Sword of Mercersburg, Pa.; brother, Charles Sword of Blairs Valley; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
January 16, 2011
Let’s start with an informal survey. If you believe in individuality, raise your hand. Ha. I got you. If you were an individual who flexed your elbow upward (mentally, of course), then you are part of a group. It may be a group of individuals, but it is a group all the same. All around us, many in the masses make a stand to be individuals. It’s human nature to want to stand out and be different or unique. We want to be remembered. You can see that kind of behavior all the time.
January 1, 2011
MAY 2, 1916-DEC. 31, 2010 GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Mrs. Leola "Ollie" Ilene (Sword) Bitner, 94, formerly of 447 Moss Spring Ave. in Greencastle, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at 8:39 a.m. at The Shook Home in Chambersburg, Pa. Born May 2, 1916, in Montgomery Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Steward V. and Elva G. (Bricker) Sword. She was married in New Hope, Va., in 1939 to her husband, J. Nevin Bitner, who died Nov. 15, 1985. In her early life, she worked summers at Greencastle Packing Co., and from 1934 to 1939, was employed by Stanley Co. in Chambersburg.
December 31, 2010
A McConnellsburg man has been charged with striking a woman with a sword at a Fulton County, Pa., home, Pennsylvania State Police said. Michael Glen Baughman, 26, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person, state police said in a news release. Police said the charges were filed in connection with an alleged incident Sunday at about 1:40 a.m. at a home in the 3200 block of Breezy Point Road. A woman told officers she had been hit in the back and shoulder with a sword, punched several times in the head, and choked and pushed, police said.
August 26, 2010
A Hagerstown man charged with threatening another man with a sword made his initial appearance Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court and had his trial scheduled for October. Russell K. Stover, 24, of 9881 Crossfield Road appeared before Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. and was scheduled for trial Oct. 25 on charges of first-degree assault, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of equipment to administer drugs. The Washington County Sheriff's Office sent a deputy to the 100 block of East Main Street in Sharpsburg after receiving a report of people using a gun and sword to threaten another group, according to the statement of probable cause in the case.
May 26, 2010
"Could you please tell me, is there not any other area in Washington County other than Robinwood Drive? You know, you have all the businesses, all the housing, you have the Robinwood Medical Center, you have the new hospital, you have an elementary school, you have a primary school being built, they're going to build a senior center at HCC. It was in the paper the other day, beside HCC they want to buy the land and build a high school, and now they...
April 6, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A man who stole swords from the law office of Edward N. Button and then set the office on fire was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison, with 10 years suspended, for second-degree arson, Washington County Circuit Court documents show. Brian Beemer, 26, also got 15 years, with 10 years suspended, for a Nov. 21, 2008, robbery at PNC Bank on West Washington Street. The sentences are to be served consecutively. Beemer, formerly of 145 E. Franklin St., had a criminal record before the Nov. 24, 2008, fire, but was not one of Button's clients, the attorney said two days after the fire.
December 27, 2008
Edwin J. Sword, 39 SEPT. 2, 1969-DEC. 26, 2008 FREDERICK, Md. - Edwin J. "Eddie" Sword, 39, of 700 Toll House Road and formerly of 50 Rochester Place, Hagerstown, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1969, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Paul Eugene Sword Sr. and Esther Helen Mills Sword. He was a 1988 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He was employed by Radio Shack. He was a member of Star of Hope Chapel in Williamsport.
October 31, 2008
BOONSBORO -- Expectations are a double-edge sword. Sometimes, when everything is expected of a team, it crumbles under the pressure. And sometimes, when nothing is expected, a team can rise up and surprise everyone. Boonsboro's volleyball team -- the defending Maryland Class 1A West champion -- understands both sides of the sword as well as any team. And after the struggles of a difficult regular season, Warriors coach Andrea Parry hopes her team can rise to the challenge now that expectations are low. Boonsboro passed the first hurdle of this year's Class 1A West playoffs without breaking a sweat, sweeping overmatched Mountain Ridge 25-7, 25-7, 25-13 in the first round Thursday night.