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September 2, 2011
The Jaycees 5K and Dog Jog will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hagerstown City Park's West Pavilion, off Virginia Avenue. The 5K is a timed event for walkers and runners. The dog jog is for runners and walkers with their dogs, and it is not timed. Registration is $20; $25 after Saturday, Sept. 10; $10 for children 12 and younger, $15 after Sept. 10. To register go to . For more information, call 301-665-4005 or .
October 29, 2012
A 38-year-old man was being treated for a partially amputated finger Monday night in Hagerstown's South End, according to Washington County Emergency Services. The man's finger was amputated to the first knuckle after it was slammed in a door, the 911 supervisor said. The man was expected to be taken to Meritus Medical Center, he said. The call to the 1000 block of Virginia Avenue came in shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday, the 911 supervisor said. - Julie E. Greene
January 27, 2013
The Country Western Dance Association holds line dance lessons on Tuesdays at St. Joseph Catholic Church on the corner of Virginia Avenue and Halfway Boulevard. The next session will be Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. The classes are open to the public. They run for 10 weeks and cost $5 for each class. For more information, send an email to .
October 18, 2012
A remembrance walk in memory of Tommy Kegarise, who died in a car crash Oct. 14 in West Virginia, will be held Sunday night in Hagerstown. The walk will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the main entrance to City Park along Virginia Avenue. It will continue to Rose Hill Cemetery on South Potomac Street. Donations will be collected to help the family with funeral expenses.
February 13, 2012
A suspect in a Feb. 7 armed robbery on Virginia Avenue was apprehended Friday in McKeesport, Pa., Martinsburg Police Department officials said Monday in a news release. In the release, city police thanked the community for its help in finding Jason Lee Johnson, 21, of no fixed address. Johnson was found in a house in McKeesport, a community southeast of Pittsburgh, and was being held in Allegheny County, Pa., awaiting court proceedings, the release said. Johnson was accused of pointing what appeared to be a firearm at a woman in the 400 block of Virginia Avenue and demanding her purse as she was unloading her children from her vehicle just after 11 p.m., police said.
April 1, 2012
Carl B. Hook Jr., 86, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday March 30, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1925, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Carl B. and Bertie I. Enttor Cook. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lovetta Lorraine Hann Hook, on Dec. 9, 1999. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He retired from Western Maryland Railroad in 1985, with 37 years of service. He was the former owner of Hook's Self Service Market on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown.
August 2, 2013
Music by the Lake Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will perform the final concert in the series. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. City Park's Peter Buys Band Shell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132. Rock the Forge Music festival schedule includes May Weather, Audiostrobelight, shown, Stillglow, Hometown Heroes, The Stolen and others. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Right Choice Ministries, 20204 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. $10. Call 301-797-8157. Army Signal Corps demo Civil War living historians will join members of the modern U.S. Army's 114th Signal Battalion to demonstrate the practices of the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Civil War and today.
August 10, 2012
Four charged in series of burglaries CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four people have been charged in a series of burglaries in the borough, the Chambersburg Police Department said Friday. The four have been charged in connection with burglaries July 15 and 25 at Jennings Auto Body at 247 Grant St., and July 30 at Jim's Country Market at 225 Grant St., police said. Anthony Proctor, 23, no fixed address, is charged with three counts each of burglary, criminal conspiracy and theft in the break-ins, police said.
September 12, 2007
The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls on Tuesday, according to Lt. Mark Knight: · Reported at 8 a.m., a break-in at Ebenezer Christian School on Virginia Avenue in Halfway. Several small portable radios were taken. · Reported at 9 a.m., a bicycle was stolen from the 11000 block of Coventry Lane in Halfway. The estimated value of the bicycle was $100. · Reported at 9:30 a.m., a 1997 Dodge Avenger was damaged in the 100 block of Sundown Court, in a development behind the Four Points Sheraton.
January 17, 2012
The following incidents were reported Monday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office: • At 2:41 a.m., a phone, medication and cash were stolen in the first block of Hopewell Road in Williamsport. • At 8:38 a.m., a burglary in the 1300 block of Dual Highway. • At 12:52 p.m., identity theft in the 11200 block of Youngstoun Drive. • At 12:59 p.m., copper was stolen from a residence in the 7100 block of Sharpsburg Pike. • At 1:32 p.m., a trailer was stolen in the 16500 block of Virginia Avenue.
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