June 23, 2013
With the summer months now in full swing, road maintenance projects, including complete resurfacing, slurry sealing, and tarring and chipping, are ramping up around Washington County. Portions of Downsville Pike (Md. 632) and Virginia Avenue (U.S. 11) - both state-maintained roads - have received extensive work lately, prompting a Cearfoss reader to question through Mail Call why other county roads in need of repair haven't received the same level of attention. “I read here in the paper where they repaved the Downsville Pike and the Virginia Avenue and everything,” the reader said, noting that area roads like Resh, Mount Tabler, Spade, Keysers Ridge and Broadfording Church roads are being tarred and chipped instead.
March 30, 2012
Scrap metal totaling an estimated $5,700 stolen in two incidents Thieves netted an estimated $5,700 earlier this week in two scrap metal thefts, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Lt. Mark Knight said the sheriff's office doesn't believe the thefts were related. “But then again, who knows?” he said. “Everyone's stealing metal.” The first theft was reported at 8:25 a.m. Thursday in the 16500 block of Virginia Avenue, where tube steel valued at $4,500 was taken, the sheriff's office said.
October 6, 2011
Money stolen from 14000 block of Haven Road No one was injured when two men stole money from a home early Wednesday in the 1400 block of Haven Road in the North End of Hagerstown, Detective Sgt. Jim Hurd said. Hurd said a woman was upstairs getting ready for bed at about 1:30 a.m., when two men entered the home and stole less than $1,000. Police don't believe the victim knew the intruders, who likely thought no one was home because the occupant's vehicle wasn't parked in front of the house.
July 12, 2013
o stock tractors, super modified two-wheel-drive trucks and more. 6 p.m. Saturday. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Pull rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14. $15 per person; free for ages 10 and younger. Call 301-573-1990. Bluegrass Summer Festival Bluegrass groups will include By Faith Ministries, Down Home Gospel Singers and One of a Kind. 6 p.m. Saturday. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown.
February 21, 2012
Thefts, burglaries reported in Washington County The following incidents were reported Monday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office: At 8:24 a.m., report of a barn burglarized in the 13500 block of Clear Spring Road. At 9:37 a.m., report of jewelry stolen in the 18600 block of Breathedsville Road. At 12:54 p.m., report of a snow plow stolen in the 18400 block of Maugans Avenue. At 1:30 p.m., report of several storage sheds burglarized in the 17300 block of Virginia Avenue.
September 13, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Stevens, 69, of Smithsburg, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at her home in Smithsburg. Born Oct. 4, 1941, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Mary C. Mantheiy Stevens of Hagerstown, Md., and the late Matthew B. Stevens. Mary loved her family and friends. She was employed by The Herald-Mail Co. in the sales department. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Katherine Ann Trapani and husband, Michael, of Westminster, Md.; one sister, JoeAnn Horne of Annapolis, Md.; one granddaughter; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.