July 11, 2010
With his senior year still in front of him, Hagerstown resident Christian Binford has set the course for his baseball future after he graduates from Mercersburg Academy. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound right-hander has made a verbal commitment to the University of Virginia that will become official when he inks scholarship papers during the November signing period. "I've always wanted to play college baseball and I think the Atlantic Coast Conference has the best baseball," Binford said from Marietta, Ga., where he is playing in the Perfect Game Tournament.
March 27, 2011
NOV. 24, 1922-MARCH 27, 2011 Virginia A. Maun Myers, 88, of 5735 Royer Road, Greencastle, Pa., passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at her home. Born Friday, Nov. 24, 1922, in Williamson, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George Ira Maun and the late Rosa Clara Perry Maun. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold K. Myers, in 1986. Virginia was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by three daughters, Connie M. Bell and husband, Gary, of Middletown, Md., Brenda B. Myers of Hagerstown, Md., and JoEllen M. Wright and husband, Thomas, of Greencastle; one son, Floyd M. Myers Sr. and wife, Lu, of Greencastle; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
February 1, 2013
Niccolo Machiavelli would be proud to sit in the Virginia legislature with so many like-minded shysters. His enemies called him “Old Nick” - the devil himself - because of his straightforward praise for amoral conduct by those who rule. His very famous book, “The Prince,” published in 1537, is full of devious but acceptable ways for rulers to maintain power. Perhaps the best-known maxim of statecraft created in history is found in “The Prince.” In part it declares, “… and in the actions of men, and especially of princes, from which there is no appeal, the end justifies the means.” This is an unvarnished appeal for political amorality - the absence of any moral consideration in the conduct of those who rule.
October 26, 2012
The fourth annual Footin' For Animals non-competitive 5K and 10K fun walk/run to benefit the Briggs Animal Adoption Center is rain or shine Saturday, Nov. 3, at the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Farm in Boyce, Va. There is a registration fee of $30, which includes a T-shirt. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.; walk/run starts at 10 a.m. For information, call 304-724-6558 or visit www.baacs.org.
October 23, 2009
NOV. 1, 1959-OCT. 21, 2009 Ms. Virginia Z. Powers, 49, of 11901 Indian Lane in Hagerstown, Md., was pronounced dead Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at 3:20 p.m. at her home. Born Nov. 1, 1959, in Heidelberg, Germany, she was the daughter of Traute Ellen (Schenzel) Hess and the late Bonifacio S. Zamora. She lived her early life in Germany, Alabama and Georgia. Ms. Powers graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, with the class of 1977. She then attended Hagerstown Junior College for two years and later received her bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland in 1982.
March 21, 2009
S. Virginia Bingaman, 88 NOV. 24, 1920-MARCH 20, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - S. Virginia Bartles Bakner Bingaman, 88, of 133 N. Grant St., died Friday, March 20, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Priscilla A. Hess. Born Nov. 24, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Cademus and Nora Christina May Shank Bartles. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Marion Bakner, in 1955. They were married Oct. 3, 1940. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Norman L. Bingaman, in 1995.
August 10, 2003
Luray Caverns is an easy day trip from the Tri-State area - but the destination seems like another world. The 400-million-year-old caverns in Luray, Va. - about one hour and 45 minutes southwest of Hagerstown in the Shenandoah Valley - span 64 acres under the earth's surface. Brilliantly colored chambers filled with towering stone columns, shimmering pools, icicle-shaped stalactites and stalagmites and the world's only stalacpipe organ stretch 10 stories high - making Luray Caverns the largest cave system in the eastern United States, and the fourth largest system in the country, caverns spokesman John Shaffer says.
August 8, 2009
A youth group from Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, Va., spent the week of July 13 to 17 volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. The group spent their first two days salvaging materials from Asad Ghattas' property at 1219 Mount Aetna Road prior to its demolition. The rest of the week was spent helping in Habitat's new ReStore. Before leaving July 17, group leader Wally Hampshire presented a $500 donation to Habitat. The youth group has volunteered with Habitat for many years.
December 16, 2005
Four men arrested Thursday in Virginia were charged in connection with a multistate ATM theft ring, placing Washington County investigators on the waiting list to see whether the men are linked to ATM thefts at two Hagerstown Trust branches in September and November. See Saturday's Herald-Mail for the full story.
May 10, 2008
Boonsboro Family Worship Center, 7605 Old National Pike, a Mother's Day gospel sing will be Sunday at 6 p.m. Restoration is a Southern gospel music group based in central Virginia. Mount Zion Church, 14336 Greencastle Pike, Cearfoss, the Down Home Gospel Singers will be in concert Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served.