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.
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.
October 13, 2011
A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who was pulled from a burning pickup truck Thursday morning on Virginia Avenue in Halfway was pronounced dead at the scene, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities were trying to determine what caused the death of George Eugene Koons, 70, Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said Thursday afternoon. “We don't have a clue what caused the death until we talk to the medical examiner,” Mullendore said. He said he wasn't sure when the autopsy would be conducted.
August 28, 2012
Burglaries, vandalism, thefts reported in Washington County The following incidents were reported by the Washington County Sheriff's Office between 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday: A burglary was reported in the 17700 block of Broadfording Road near Hagerstown. A burglary was reported in the 16700 block of Edward Doub Road in Williamsport. A burglary was reported on North Conococheague Street in Williamsport. A burglary was reported in the unit block of Cumberland Street in Clear Spring.
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.