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By Tiffany Arnold | January 1, 2006
UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Maryland State Police are investigating a two-car accident that killed two people on Md. 75, near Union Bridge on Friday. Lauren DeLodovico, 20, of Libertytown, Md., was pronounced dead at the scene after a Ford Escort struck her Honda Civic, which was traveling south, police said. The Escort's front-seat passenger, Emily Pugh, 17, of Frederick, Md., was flown to Washington County Hospital after state troopers extricated her from the vehicle. State police said she died at the hospital from injuries she sustained in the 8 p.m. accident.
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January 4, 2011
OCT. 8, 1958-DEC. 30, 2010 Pamela Lynn Staley, 52, of Little Antietam Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1958, in Suitland, Md., she was the daughter of Andrew C. Zinkand Jr. and Victoria Lynn (Don Moyer) Zinkand of Union Bridge, Md. She was a 1976 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge. She was employed by the Washington County Board of Education as a teacher. She was a member of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Md. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Michael E. Staley Sr., whom she married March 10, 1989; sons, Michael William Andrew Staley and Nicholas Edward Staley; sisters, Sherri Dreschler, and Teresa Moxley and husband Bob, all of Union Bridge; brother, James Zinkand of Union Bridge; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
NEWS
October 23, 2007
UNION BRIDGE, Md. (AP) ? Maryland Midland Railway has agreed to be acquired by Genesee & Wyoming, a short-line railroad operator based in Greenwich, Conn. Publicly traded Genesee says it will pay $29.1 million for about an 87 percent stake in the 70-mile railroad, which is headquartered in Union Bridge and runs from Highfield in Washington County to Glyndon in Baltimore County. Privately held Maryland Midland and its biggest customer, Lehigh Cement, say the deal could reduce Lehigh's shipping costs by linking Maryland Midland with the York Railway, a southeastern Pennsylvania line that Genesee already owns.
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February 13, 2009
SEPT. 23, 1931-FEB. 11, 2009 INWOOD, W.Va. - John William "Bud" Wetzel, 77, of Inwood, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Sept. 23, 1931, in Union Bridge, Md., he was the son of the late John Morris Wetzel and Lenora Davis Shifler. He retired from Allegheny Energy after 44 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown, Md. He was a member of VFW Post 8806 of Union Bridge.
LIFESTYLE
March 25, 2011
Georgina Lee and Earl William Grove Jr. of Great Cacapon, W.Va., announce the birth of a son, Tyler Jacob Grove , Feb. 23, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Vicky and Christopher Conaway of Great Cacapon. Paternal grandparents are Tammy and Donald Kimble of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Maternal great-grandparents are Calvin B. Wineholt of Union Bridge, Md., and Sara and Floyd Conaway of Great Cacapon. Paternal great-grandmother is Joan Williamson of LaValle, Md.
NEWS
July 20, 2007
Motocross performer Kyle Lee broke his hand July 14 during this jump at a Frederick County, Md., fundraiser, according to Debbie Williams of the Patty Pollatos Fund, a nonprofit organization that organized the event. Lee was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital, then flew home to Georgia the next day, Williams said. The fundraiser, which was at J Bar W Ranch near Union Bridge, Md., was to benefit a 20-month-old girl who has cancer, Williams said.
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By ANDREA HOOD-HAINES | March 25, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - "Remember Your Heritage, Focus on the Future" was the theme as Maryland Holstein breeders gathered March 7 for their annual convention. Hosted by Washington County, the festivities took place at the Williamsport Fire Hall. Awards were presented to many outstanding breeders and juniors. Winning the Outstanding Senior Holstein Breeder Award was Tulip-Pond Farm, the Doody Family of Union Bridge, Md. Dave and Carole Doody, along with daughters Carissa and Cathleen, were presented with the trophy donated by the Russell Wachter Family.
OBITUARIES
June 26, 2013
Darla Mae Hartley went to be with her Lord, June 26, 2013, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland, Md. Born Oct. 8, 1937, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Stanley William and Cornelia Pearl (Mellott) Golden. Darla was the wife of the late Clinton Albert Hartley, who died in 2010. She is survived by her children, Bonnie H. Faust and husband, Frederick, of Mount Holly, N.C., and Douglas C. Hartley and wife, Laura, of Union Bridge, Md. She is the grandmother of Sunny Grimes and Annie Grimes of Union Bridge.
NEWS
December 1, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Community College Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community College has provided scholarships for two students for this semester. Sara Hall, a social work student from Union Bridge, Md., and Lisa Romano, a Frederick resident working on a human services degree, have been awarded $255.50 each. Eligible applicants may be full- or part-time students at FCC who are residents of Frederick County, Md. Preference is given to nontraditional-age female students who have completed at least 30 credits and who have demonstrated leadership or participated in volunteer activities.
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June 28, 2013
Darla Mae Hartley, 75, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland, Md. Born Oct. 8, 1937, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Stanley William and Cornelia Pearl (Mellott) Golden. Darla was the wife of the late Clinton Albert Hartley, who died in 2010. She is survived by her children, Bonnie H. Faust and husband, Frederick, of Mount Holly, N.C., and Douglas C. Hartley and wife, Laura, of Union Bridge, Md. She is the grandmother of Sunny Grimes and Annie Grimes of Union Bridge.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2012
It might be hard to believe that teens would trade a week of their summer vacation, hand over their cell phones, lug around heavy fire hoses and camp out on a local gymnasium floor just to learn more about fire service. But that's exactly what 25 junior firefighters who are participating in the seventh annual Franklin County Junior Firefighters Academy, which runs from Sunday to Saturday at the Franklin County Public Safety Training Center in Chambersburg, are doing. Academy Administrator John Petrarca said there are 25 participants, 11 from Franklin County, in the weeklong program sponsored by the Franklin County Fire Chiefs Association.
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March 4, 2012
Mr. Herbert A. Divel Sr., 70, of Hanover, Pa., formerly of Unionville, Md., passed away at Hanover Hall on Friday, March 2, 2012. He was the husband of Carol Toms Divel, his wife of 26 years. Born Sept. 15, 1941, in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late Marshall and Elsie Stephens Divel. Mr. Divel retired from Richard B. Stine Inc. in Woodsboro. He was a member of the Patriotic Club, Redmen Chippewa, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 1067 of Frederick and American Legion Post 282, Woodsboro, Md. He loved relaxing with his family and friends.
OBITUARIES
January 9, 2012
Mr. William Ray Harner Sr., 74, of Keymar, Md., died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his home.   Born April 22, 1937, in Emmitsburg, Md., he was the son of the late James Donald and Clara Adams Harner.   He was the husband of Josephine B. "Jo" Crouse Harner, who died in 2010.   Mr. Harner was a 1955 graduate of Emmitsburg High School. He was formerly employed with Castle Farms Dairy and Gary R. Airing Painting.   He was a member of the Terra Rubra Lions Club and Pheasants Forever.
OBITUARIES
September 30, 2011
Janice La Rue (Saum) Caniford, 86, of Boca Raton, Fla., went to be with the Lord peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Born June 28, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert Kenneth Saum and Nora Belle (Linebaugh) Saum. Janice married James H. Caniford in 1946, and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13, 2011. Janice was preceded in death by her son, James K. Caniford, who died in the Vietnam War; and a brother, Robert K. Saum of Hagerstown.
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July 12, 2011
APRIL 13, 1933-JULY 11, 2011 Paul Lloyd Babington, 78, of Union Bridge, Md., died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born April 13, 1933, in Myersville, Md., he was the son of the late Lloyd E. Babington and Regina Flook Babington.   He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Lou Evans Babington. He started showing quarter horses in the early 1960s, having trained and made many of the American Quarter Horse Association champions. In 1975 he traveled the United States with a horse named Bo James, together winning the award for best Reserve High Point Junior Western Pleasure Horse in the nation.
OBITUARIES
June 21, 2011
AUG. 17, 1918-JUNE 20, 2011 Doris Grabill Powers, 92, of Rohrersville, Md., passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born Aug. 17, 1918, in Union Bridge, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roland Watt Grabill and Bertie Rippeon Grabill. She was a retired bookkeeper with Hamilton Insurance Co. in Washington, D.C. Doris was a member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church and also a member of VFW Post 3285 in Frederick, Md. She is survived by two nieces, Susan H. Miller of Johnsville, Md., and Maureen Ruff of Wyoming; two nephews, Bradley Grabill of Florida and Ronald Grabill of Thurmont, Md.; one great-niece, Meghan S. Miller of Johnsville; and one great-nephew, Nathan D. Miller of Johnsville.
LIFESTYLE
March 25, 2011
Georgina Lee and Earl William Grove Jr. of Great Cacapon, W.Va., announce the birth of a son, Tyler Jacob Grove , Feb. 23, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Vicky and Christopher Conaway of Great Cacapon. Paternal grandparents are Tammy and Donald Kimble of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Maternal great-grandparents are Calvin B. Wineholt of Union Bridge, Md., and Sara and Floyd Conaway of Great Cacapon. Paternal great-grandmother is Joan Williamson of LaValle, Md.
OBITUARIES
February 8, 2011
MARCH 8, 1927-FEB. 7, 2011 Robert Jackson Saum, 83, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Tuesday, March 8, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Robert Kenneth Saum and the late Nora Belle Linebaugh Saum. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Reese Saum, in 1979. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Robert was employed at Mack Trucks Inc., retiring after more than 30 years of service.
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