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July 20, 2010
o View Ag Expo photos for purchase! Katrina Smith of Clear Spring pulls for a distance of 265.76 feet with a Massey Ferguson farm tractor Monday in the under 100 horse power youth class during the Don Schwartz Memorial Farm Tractor Pull at the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair.
EDUCATION
March 28, 2011
The Washington County Antique Tractor Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving senior. Information about qualifications and scholarship applications are available at high school guidance counselors’ offices or at the club website at www.wcatc.org . Mail completed applications to Brian Hoffman, 10821 Anderson Drive, Williamsport MD 21795. Applications must be received by April 30.
NEWS
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | March 14, 2012
Antique tractor show planned at Valley Mall An antique tractor show will be held at Valley Mall from March 19 to 25. Antique tractors and farm equipment will be on display, presented by the Washington County Antique Tractor Club. The Hagerstown area club is comprised of a group of men, women and youths interested in preserving the history of farm tractors, farm equipment and to share knowledge with anyone who is interested in learning more about the history of farming in the county.
NEWS
by KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | February 24, 2007
FFA students at Clear Spring High School drove tractors to school Friday. Leading the procession was 10th-grader Elliott Reid on a 1971 Massey Ferguson lawn tractor, followed by 11th-grader Brett Hendershot on a 1954 Massey Harris tractor. Both tractors belong to Hendershot's family.
NEWS
August 4, 2009
Officials on Monday morning discovered that a tractor hit Lincolnshire Elementary School, slightly pushing in a wall, a Washington County Sheriff's Department spokesman said Tuesday. Some bricks on the school at 17545 Lincolnshire Road also were broken, Lt. Tim Baker said. The tractor owned by L.W. Wolfe Enterprises was left at the school Saturday with some other equipment and was parked in a school parking lot, Baker said. At 6:43 a.m. Monday, a construction company worker discovered that the Ford 340B broom tractor had struck the school, according to the sheriff's department.
NEWS
April 26, 2002
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A professional lawn tractor valued at $18,000 was stolen from South Jefferson Park in Summit Point, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. The Steiner 430 Max tractor is the same type of lawn mower that is used to mow grass on golf courses and major league baseball fields, Sgt. Sam Harmon said. Between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, a storage shed at the park in Summit Point was forcibly entered and the tractor, its mowing deck and a scoop attachment stolen, said Harmon.
NEWS
August 5, 1999
By GREG SIMMONS / Staff Writer photo: MARLA BROSE / staff photographer Mark Rohrer's John Deere 4955 rumbled at the starting line. Black smoke spewed from its smoke stack, and the engine roared. The whine of the turbo was ear-piercing. Then the green tractor bolted down the dirt track, dragging a 30,000-pound sled for 250 feet, the smell of burnt diesel fuel hanging in the air. The Washington County Tractor Pullers Club sponsored a tractor pull Wednesday night at the Washington County Ag Expo.
NEWS
August 3, 1999
By GREG SIMMONS / Staff Writer photo: YVETTE MAY / staff photographer Excerpts from a 50-question written exam on tractor driving: Question No. 6: If a machine travels at 5 miles per hour and covers a 6-foot swath, assuming no lost time during turning, what is the field capacity? A . 3.6 acres B . 5.8 acres C . 7.2 acres Question No. 14: (True or False) The power take-off shaft from the tractor to the driven machine should not be operated unless all shields are in place.
NEWS
March 31, 1998
NEEDMORE, Pa. - A Belfast Township man was killed Saturday when the tractor he was driving rolled over and crushed him, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Elmer E. Hann, 64, of Needmore, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 3:50 p.m. by Fulton County Deputy Coroner Darryl Heckman, police said. Heckman said Hann died of chest injuries. Heckman said the accident happened on the lane leading from Timber Ridge Road onto his farm. He said Hann's body was discovered at about 1:30 p.m., but Heckman did not know who reported the accident to police.
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NEWS
September 5, 2013
A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital after the motorcycle he was driving hit a parked tractor-trailer  Thursday  morning on Frederick Street at Memorial Boulevard, Officer W. D. Oates of the Hagerstown Police Department said. The accident happened at about  7 a.m.  when a motorcyclist heading north on Frederick Street tried to go around a school bus that was turning left onto Memorial Boulevard, Oates said. The motorcycle hit the back of a tractor-trailer that was parked in front of the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 524 Frederick St., Oates said.  The school bus was gone by the time police arrived on the scene.
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NEWS
August 22, 2013
A tractor-trailer snagged some telephone and electric lines at the intersection of South Westside Avenue and Baltimore Street Thursday afternoon, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor said. A load on the truck was too high, and another rig with lower clearance was brought to the scene to move the truck's cargo from the area, the supervisor said. It appeared that some of the lines were stretched, while others might have been damaged, he said. No one was hurt, the supervisor said.
NEWS
August 8, 2013
Part of Md. 75 south of Clemsonville Road was closed for about seven hours after a tractor-trailer overturned on the road Thursday morning, according to Maryland State Police. Gregory Johnson of Mineral, Va., was driving through a turn when his rig overturned, said Sgt. Brian Smith, a police spokesman. Johnson was taken to Carroll Hospital Center after the crash, which was reported about 9:20 a.m. Authorities were able to open one lane of Md. 75 but the other lane had to be closed until about 4:30 p.m. so crews could clean up the wreckage, Smith said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 23, 2013
Hundreds of people gathered at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair's track Monday evening for a uniquely local event, but only part of it got off the ground before heavy rain moved in. The attraction was a youth and adult tractor pull for residents, but organizers were only able to get the youth competition completed before the skies opened up. The decision was made to cancel the adult tractor pull and reschedule it for 2 p.m. Sunday at...
BREAKINGNEWS
July 23, 2013
The driver of a passenger car was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after a collision Monday afternoon with a tractor-trailer west of Hagerstown that closed U.S. 40 for 5 1/2 hours, according to Maryland State Police. State police identified the driver as Kristin Russo, 28, of Annandale, Va. She was listed in critical condition Tuesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Nathan James, 63, of Union, N.J., was uninjured, police said.
NEWS
July 17, 2013
A Warfordsburg, Pa., woman was flown to a hospital after the car she was driving struck a farm tractor Tuesday evening on U.S. 522 in Fulton County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Erin Renee McCusker, 27, was flown to Altoona Regional Health System to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. A hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning that McCusker was not listed as a patient. Troopers said McCusker was driving a 2002 Chrysler Sebring south on U.S. 522 at about 6:45 p.m. when her vehicle rear-ended an International 1066 farm tractor being driven by Lee James Golden, 39, of Needmore, Pa. Police said the impact caused the tractor to flip over.
NEWS
July 13, 2013
A Greencastle-area man was crushed to death last week when a jack slipped as he was working on a truck tractor, Pennsylvania State Police said. Larry Donald Cordell, 54, of Burkett Road died at his home sometime between Wednesday at 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 7 a.m., troopers said. When the truck came off the jack, it crushed Cordell against his house, troopers said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
In January, then-Commissioner of Agriculture Gus Douglass presented brothers Bruce and Greg Butler with a $1,000 check as owners of the West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year. On Tuesday, Douglass' successor, Walt Helmick, presented the brothers - owners of B&G Orchards and the Butler Farm Market on Dry Run Road - with a plaque honoring the occasion and the keys to a new $60,000-plus John Deere tractor to use free for 200 hours or four months, whichever comes first. After that, they can buy the tractor at a substantial discount, said Steve Cronin, owner of Middletown Tractor Sales of Fairmont, W.Va.
BREAKINGNEWS
July 8, 2013
Traffic is slowed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the Halfway exit while firefighters respond to a tractor-trailer that caught on fire at about 8:40 a.m. today.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 28, 2013
A New Jersey pedestrian died early Friday after being struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 north of Exit 12 in Martinsburg, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said. Dominic Okereke, 64, of Hamilton, N.J., was found dead in a grassy area between the northbound lanes of I-81 and Martin's Food Market, sheriff's Deputy Lt. Gary Harmison said. The truck driver, Tony Cromartie, 32, of Charlotte, N.C., was cited for failure to render aid and failure to report a motor vehicle accident, which occurred at about 2:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes, deputies said.
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