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December 29, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A West Virginia trooper on Sunday found about 40 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle he stopped when the driver failed to stop at a traffic light, state police said. The marijuana was worth about $50,000 and the driver had $1,352 in cash, troopers said in a news release. Troopers got a search warrant for the driver's home, where they found another $5,950 in cash, officer said. Christopher Gochenour, 30, of 421 McDonald Drive in Inwood, W.Va., was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.
April 24, 2005
BEAVER CREEK - More than 1,600 Allegheny Energy customers were without power Saturday starting about 5:30 p.m. because of an equipment failure on a utility pole, a company spokeswoman said. Affected areas included Beaver Creek, San Mar and South Mountain, said Marilyn Davin, Allegheny spokeswoman. She said crews were expected to have the problem corrected and power resumed "hopefully by early (this) morning. " A spokesman at Washington County Emergency Services said the absence of a traffic light due to the outage at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 66 resulted in a three-vehicle accident.
March 16, 1998
4 recovering from stab wounds in attack Two brothers and a friend were recovering from stab wounds received Sunday night as they were stopped at a traffic light at Washington and Locust Streets. James Ollen Benedict, 18, of 17426 Rockdale Road, Clear Spring; Steven Scott Benedict, 23, of Conococheague Street, Williamsport; and Charles Edward Socks, 19, of 17127 W. Washington St., were listed in fair condition Monday night at Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
January 30, 2007
Police seek info in Md. 65 wreck Maryland State Police were seeking information today about an accident involving two cars that collided on Md. 65 north of Interstate 70 Monday at about 3:30 p.m., according to a press release from Maryland State Police. Carly Ann Wennick, 18, of Boonsboro, was driving southbound on Md. 65 when she neared the traffic light at the I-70 ramp. Thomas J. Cutshall, 22, of Artemas, Pa., was traveling north on Md. 65 when he took a left at the same traffic light.
By JENNIFER FITCH | February 5, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sixty-eight hands were raised Monday evening to signify a united "no" to a proposal that would convert Northeast Avenue into a one-way road. One-third of those people stood and spoke against the idea, largely citing the potential impact on nearby Roadside Avenue. Waynesboro Councilman Ronnie Martin has said he would like to prohibit southbound traffic on Northeast Avenue and send it on Roadside Avenue toward East Main Street. Vehicles would then encounter an existing traffic light.
March 10, 2013
The third annual rain barrel workshop will be Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview. More than 100 families have participated in past workshops. The workshop provides individuals and families an opportunity to complete the simple assembly of a rain barrel kit and learn more about conservation and water recycling. Admission is free; the cost of each rain barrel kit is $40. Registration is requested so sufficient materials will be available for everyone wanting to assemble a rain barrel.
by KAREN HANNA | February 23, 2007
BOLIVAR, W.Va. - An 89-year-old Fayetteville, Pa., man died, and his wife and a 59-year-old Hagerstown woman were injured in a two-car crash Thursday, West Virginia State Police in Charles Town, W.Va., said. Julius Bernhardt was driving a black Nissan Sentra south on U.S. 340 at about 5 p.m. when he failed to stop for a traffic light at the intersection with Washington Street just outside Bolivar, police said. The car struck a blue 1988 Oldsmobile Intrigue driven by Nancy Manuel, 59, of Hagerstown, who was attempting to make a left turn onto U.S. 340, police said.
November 8, 2009
A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., woman who was seriously injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Chartridge Drive has been upgraded to good condition at Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday night. Pamela Carpenter, 70, had been in serious condition at the hospital. The crash occurred at 7:37 p.m. Thursday as Carpenter was attempting to turn left onto Eastern Boulevard from the Hagerstown YMCA parking lot, a spot where area residents have been pressing for months to have a traffic light installed.
July 9, 1998
Weis Markets wants to build a 65,000-square-foot store at Dual Highway and Eastern Boulevard, an engineer told the Hagerstown Planning Commission Wednesday. The Moore's Lumber and Building Supplies building would be torn down to make way for the store, said engineer Steve Zortich of Frederick Seibert & Associates Inc. It would be about the same size as the Martin's Food Market at 1729 Dual Highway, he said. The store would need entrances on both Dual Highway and Eastern Boulevard, Zoretich said.
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 16, 2004
City to phase out fire alert system The Hagerstown City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to begin phasing out a fire-alert system that has been in use for at least 80 years. Fire Chief Gary Hawbaker and Public Works Manager Eric Deike said during the council's work session that the call boxes placed around the city often are used for prank fire calls. Hawbaker said the use of cell phones has made the system obsolete. Hawbaker said the phaseout will begin immediately, but will be done in stages because several businesses use the city's system as their automatic fire alarm.
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