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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2011
Thunderstorms are expected to hit the area again today as a line of storms makes its way east on the heels of Tuesday's heavy rain, the National Weather Service said. Nearly an inch of rain fell Tuesday in the Hagerstown area, adding insult to Saturday's nearly 2 inches of injury that flooded rivers and creeks, according to information from Hagerstown Weather Watcher Greg Keefer's website i4weather.net. A line of storms, stretching from Illinois to Arkansas, working its way east, was expected to reach Franklin (Pa.)
LIFESTYLE
October 6, 2011
Spooky stores, hot apple ciders and plenty of trick-or-treating. It's that time of year. Here are some of the Halloween highlights in our area. Trick-or-treating Thursday, Oct. 27 Greencastle, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m. Waynesboro, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m Monday, Oct. 31 Chambersburg, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m. Hagerstown, 6 to 8 p.m. Hancock, 6 to 8 p.m. Martinsburg, W.Va., 6 to 8 p.m....
LIFESTYLE
October 18, 2012
Dates for area trick-or-treat listings. All take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 • Halfway • Greencastle, Pa. • Waynesboro, Pa. Friday, Oct. 26 • Maugansville Saturday, Oct. 27 • Hancock Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Chambersburg, Pa. • Hagerstown • Martinsburg, W.Va. • Shepherdstown, W.Va. • Smithsburg • Williamsport
NEWS
April 15, 2011
Weather forecasts call for high winds and heavy rain across the Tri-State area for most of today. Accuweather meteorologist Brian Edwards said rain is expected to fall steadily Saturday morning and pick up in the afternoon, dropping as much as 0.5 inches per hour over the course of several hours. "We could get some flooding," Edwards said. "I wouldn't rule out a couple of thunderstorms. " Edwards said winds might reach 45 mph, and the storm could drop up to 2 inches of rain before it tapers off Saturday evening.
NEWS
October 26, 2011
It might be autumn, but temperatures could fall into the low 30s Thursday night bringing with it the threat of a freeze. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for Washington, Franklin (Pa.), Berkeley (W.Va.) and Jefferson (W.Va.) counties from late Thursday night through 9 a.m. Friday. A freeze watch means that sub-freezing temperatures are possible, and conditions that accompany the freeze could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, according to the watch.
NEWS
July 26, 2010
The National Night Out is a community event designed to strengthen community spirit, and police and community partnership, and to help people learn how to prevent crime. Several areas in the Tri-State area are holding National Night Out events Tuesday, Aug. 3. o Hagerstown: 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairground Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave. Activities include a safety area for children and an adult health screening area. There will be information tables, police demonstrations, a dunk tank, a Moon Bounce, face painting and other entertainment.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 4, 2012
A light snowstorm that is predicted to hit the Tri-State area overnight might make roads a little slick for drivers this Sunday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Carrie Suffern said Saturday afternoon that a storm might drop an inch of snow before sunrise Sunday. Erin Wolfe, Hagerstown communications manager, said the city Public Works Department was monitoring the storm. “If the weather should worsen, they'll send the (salt-truck) crews as appropriate,” she said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | January 3, 2012
Chelsea McClure was originally due to give birth Dec. 26, but still hoped, for the duration of her pregnancy, to have a New Year's baby. “I didn't think it would actually happen ... that was my goal,” the Shippensburg, Pa., mom said after enduring about 24 hours of labor at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Mission accomplished. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 15.3 ounces, Ciara Emma-Rose Bard was not only the first baby born in Franklin County, Pa., but McClure's second child was the first born in the Tri-State area, according to hospital officials.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE and DAVE McMILLION | julieg@herald-mail.com and davem@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2011
Tri-State-area residents ventured out Sunday after the remnants of Hurricane Irene passed and reported that it had been “pretty clear sailing” despite some problems like power outages. And although 1.29 inches of rain was dumped in Hagerstown, some people interviewed said they did not have any problems with flooding. “You see the yard. It's not even muddy,” said Melissa Stover as she took care of some outside chores on South Church Street in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Sunday morning.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013
The following is a list of activities being held in the Tri-State area to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: • Sunday, Sept. 8 - A memorial service to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on America. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Shanksville (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry L. Shaffer will be guest speakers. David Wenerd and the Falling Spring Brass Choir, Marcel Coates and the Community Chorus, and organist Patti Plasterer will provide music.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013
Tri-State area authorities are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man who has been charged in warrants with theft, distribution of heroin and other counts, according to the Hancock Police Department. Michael John Burton, 37, whose last known address was Berkeley Springs, W.Va., is wanted in Maryland for theft under $10,000 and numerous traffic warrants, a Hancock police news release said. Burton also is charged with distribution of heroin in Pennsylvania, and a parole violation in West Virginia for cutting off his monitoring bracelet and fleeing the state, police said.
NEWS
By DON AINES and JENNIFER FITCH | dona@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2013
Astronomically speaking, summer's end comes with the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22, but in many people's minds, it ends with the Labor Day weekend's last round of picnics and pool visits. Monday was still very summer-like, with the air muggy from a drenching Sunday night rain, mostly sunny skies and temperatures creeping to about 90 degrees in the early afternoon. “Good weather for pools. Bad weather for corn mazes,” said Clarence Horst, who was hosting both at Celebration Farm on Garden View Road near Hagerstown.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
Actors rehearse Wednesday for the Chambersburg (Pa.) Community Theater's Summer Theater Arts Group Experience, or STAGE, production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg. The STAGE camp cast of 60 children from the Tri-State area is led by Laura J. Martin, Heather Watkins and Kelly Kozlowski. The group will present performances of “Mermaid” on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information on the show and tickets, go to www.thecapitoltheatre.org or www.cctonline.org .
NEWS
July 31, 2013
A biplane circled low and banked over a Hagerstown Housing Authority apartment complex at 55 W. Baltimore St. at around noon Wednesday. The biplane did not take off from Hagerstown Regional Airport and, as of about 2:10 p.m., did not land there, according to David Pence, air-traffic manager for Midwest ATC at the airport's control tower. The plane could have taken off from a private airstrip or one of the public airports in the Tri-State area, Pence said. The aircraft was flying low enough over the C. Williams Brooks building that markings such as its trim colors could be seen with the naked eye. Federal Aviation Administration regulations prohibit planes from flying below 500 feet over populated areas, Pence said.
EDUCATION
July 28, 2013
The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Benjamin M. Seibert. Seibert, a graduate of Williamsport High School, plans to attend the University of Maryland in College Park and major in environmental engineering. The scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Tri-State area who plan to study in natural resources/agriculture-related fields.
LIFESTYLE
By RAYCHEL HARVEY-JONES | raychel.harvey-jones@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2013
It is hard to believe that Jennifer Jenkins was a teenage drop-out as you watch her in her daily role as the general manager at PepsiCo in Frederick, Md. She is the only female in PepsiCo's Frederick market to hold this position.  “I was a rebel and always in trouble. I had attended several different facilities to try to amend my behavior,” said Jenkins, who originally is from Hagerstown but now calls Falling Waters, W.Va., home. “My parents were divorced when I was very young and there was constant turmoil in my life.” She was sent to the Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center in Rockville, Md., and other facilities across the Tri-State area.  “Through juvenile services there were also other programs I tried, but I still continued to get into trouble,” she said.  When Jenkins turned 15 years old, there was an opportunity to place her at San Mar Children's Home as part of a group therapy home for one year.  San Mar Children's Home was established in 1883, when it was known as the Washington County Orphan's Home.
NEWS
From staff reports | June 13, 2013
A massive storm system that swept through the Midwest on Wednesday reached the Tri-State area Thursday morning, packing strong winds and heavy rain. A second round of storms could arrive later in the day, according to forecasters, but the main threat of severe weather was to the south of Washington County. A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect in eastern West Virginia through 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Washington County and neighboring counties remained under a flash flood watch through 5 p.m., the NWS said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2013
Hagerstown resident Lalita balanced a curved sword on her hip, shoulder and head Sunday as a large crowd watched during the 3State Multicultural Fest. At one point, she was on her knees, with the sword balanced on her head, as she did a belly dance and leaned back, keeping her head straight with the sword atop. Lalita said it was the first time she had performed the sword dance publicly, apropos considering the festival was a first-time event. Held in the area of Hagerstown City Park's ball fields, the festival's offerings represented more than 16 countries, said Gaby Polanco, who co-chaired the Multicultural Entertainment Group event.
NEWS
May 4, 2013
It was a school of fisherman - not fish - that huddled in one area of Conococheague Creek at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., on Saturday. Those anglers, like all of the others standing in the water, were after one thing - the elusive tagged fish that come with prize money. Every year, thousands of fishermen from the Tri-State area come to Chambersburg for the annual Noontime Lions Trout Derby. This is the 16th year for the event, which offered nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes this year.
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