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September 29, 2010
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Her face red and blotchy, the woman who splashed acid in her face in what was a bizarre hoax made a brief court appearance Wednesday and was ordered by a judge to live in a mental health facility while she awaits trial. Bethany Storro, 28, has confessed that she made up the story about the facial burns she suffered Aug. 30, saying she put drain cleaner on her face trying to kill herself or alter her appearance, according to police. She pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three theft counts.
by Lisa Tedrick Prejean | March 17, 2006
On a recent airline flight, my 7-year-old could barely wait until the pilot turned off the "fasten seatbelts" sign so she could move about the cabin and check out the unique features in the standing-room-only restroom. Being the protective mother that I am, I accompanied her down the aisle and waited outside the door until she was finished. "Did you wash your hands?" I asked when she opened the door. The flight attendant smiled knowingly at the question. My daughter nodded.
July 30, 1999
Gov. Parris Glendening asked Marylanders to obey the following voluntary drought measures: Do not water your flowers and grass. Do not wash your car. Do not wash paved surfaces like sidewalks or patios. Do not use water in ornamental fountains, waterfalls or reflecting pools. Refrain from outdoor burning. Repair leaky faucets. Do not run washing machines and dishwashers until they are fully loaded. Take shorter showers.
July 14, 1997
Here are some tips to help keep your home free of chemical contamination. Use natural products like baking soda and vinegar when cleaning your home. Avoid using chlorine and ammonia or other chemically-based cleansers. After buying linens, wash them three times before using. Use a low phosphate detergent in the first wash, a cup of white vinegar in the second wash and a cup of baking soda in the third wash. If you are sensitive to perfumes and other odors, but can't get them out of your clothes, wash the clothing in vodka.
October 27, 2007
YOUTH FOOTBALL Wash. Co. Junior League 'A' Division Boonsboro Titans 28, Smithsburg Jets 6 Titans (7-1): Matt Smidlein 2 TDs; Kyle Briggs, Justin Green TD each; Josh Harwood 2 PAT kicks; C.J. Saunders INT; Freddie Funke fumble recovery.
September 19, 1997
Kimberly J. Verbanick, son of retired Lt. Col. John J. and Chom S. Verbanick of Greencastle, received practical work in military leadership at the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Verbanick, a 1993 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, is a student at University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
September 21, 2010
-SEPT.15, 2010 SHORELINE, Wash. - On Sept. 15, 2010, John Barney passed away peacefully at his home in Shoreline, Wash. He was 88. Mr. Barney and his wife, Isabel, lived in Hagerstown for 45 years before moving to Shoreline in 2006. Mr. Barney served in the Navy in World War II as a lieutenant (JG) aboard an LST in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters. In 1949, he married Isabel Claire Edwards. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. Mr. Barney worked for Doubleday & Co., Inc. in Smithsburg, and later at the Cedar Lawn facility.
October 7, 1999
Hagerstown reader Lori Schiano called us in the midst of a laundry crisis. With an infant at home, she has plenty of stains to treat. The Spray 'n Wash stick she was using worked well. Then she switched to Clorox 2 Bleach-Free and the stains from the baby's clothes transferred to those of the young adults and adults in her home. [cont. from lifestyle ] Jim Campbell, vice president of sales for Mary Ellen Home Care Products in Minneapolis, has two suggestions: Mix Borax with enough water to make a pasty consistency.
May 14, 2001
She jumps on the trampoline When I hear the word "mother," I think of a woman helping me bake cookies and cakes. I have fun with her when we jump on the trampoline or when we wash the cars. I love to ride bikes with Mom. I love to help Mom around the house. Like setting the table and vacuuming. I like Mom because she is my best friend. - Teri Keller, 7, Hagerstown
August 30, 2013
Valley Storage will hold a benefit car wash and vendor show Saturday with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the storage facility at 201 All Star Court in Hagerstown It is locally owned by Todd and Tina Snook. The community-based event will include a free car wash (donations appreciated), food, raffles and lots of local vendors and businesses. The public is invited. It is a pet-friendly event.
By DON AINES | | July 18, 2013
An accused bank robber who was caught outside the home of a Washington County Circuit Court judge was scheduled to begin a two-day jury trial Thursday, but was granted a delay after being allowed to fire his attorney. Charles Benjamin McNeal, 28, told visiting Allegany Circuit Court Judge Gary Leasure that he wanted to fire attorney Bernard W. Semler II and needed another six months to hire a new lawyer and prepare for trial. “His defense for me has been ineffective and inadequate,” McNeal said of Semler during Thursday's hearing.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | June 8, 2013
If you want to know what working with hundreds of students challenged with various developmental or learning disabilities over the past three to four decades has meant to Nina Clopper, Betty Schriver and Margie Wolverton, you just had to see them on stage at a recent graduation. Taken by surprise when Washington County Job Development Program Principal Amy Norris invited them on stage to recognize them for their service, the women spoke from their hearts. “I want to thank everybody for their support and, mostly, I want to thank the students,” said Clopper, choking up as she left the podium.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | October 27, 2012
The side-view windows can't be folded in and the windows don't need to be rolled up, but the crossing arms on the front of the school buses do need to be tied back as a precaution before the buses are driven into Washington County Public Schools' new $214,638 bus-washing system. The system is expected to pay for itself in four years as it reduces the amount of time and labor needed to wash the school system's fleet of 160 school system-owned buses, Transportation Supervisor Barbara J. Scotto said.
By TIM KOELBLE | | October 18, 2012
Maybe it was playing football on a different night that threw North Hagerstown off kilter. The Hubs took some time to get into the flow of Thursday's game against Catoctin on Homecoming night, but when they did, it was a powerful swing of momentum that boosted North to a 48-6 victory. It also gave coach Dan Cunningham a school-record 70th victory, surpassing Glenn Cross. “I'm just happy they've kept me around this long,” said Cunningham, who is now 70-53 since taking over in 2001.
July 16, 2012
On July 11, 2012, Isabel Claire Edwards Barney passed away peacefully at her home in Shoreline, Wash. She was 87. Mrs. Barney lived in Hagerstown, Md., for 45 years with her husband, John Barney, who predeceased her in 2010. They moved to Shoreline in 2006. Mrs. Barney taught adult education classes at Hagerstown Junior College (now Hagerstown Community College) for many years, specializing in sewing and tailoring. She was head of the department before she retired from teaching.
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | June 27, 2012
Downsville Boy Scout Troop 58 will hold a car wash Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sears Automotive Center at Valley Mall. Cost is by donation. Library book sale needs volunteers The Williamsport Memorial Library book sale will be held in the basement of the library on Aug. 24, 25 and 26, in conjunction with Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Days. The library will be accepting donated books until the end of July. A schedule for volunteers will begin Aug. 1. Anyone interested in supporting the sale by volunteering two hours, contact the library.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | May 4, 2012
Last year, fifth-grader Hannah Hearn and some of her classmates washed fire trucks; this year it was police cruisers. Hannah, 11, was one of nearly 300 Faith Christian Academy prekindergarten to 12th grade students taking part in their school's annual Labors of Love community-service project. Teams of students were sent to 48 work sites Friday morning in Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia, and Washington County in Maryland. Their tasks ranged from simple landscape projects like raking, weeding and planting flowers to house-cleaning chores, pet care, roadway trash pickup, trail building, painting, washing windows and emergency vehicles and singing to nursing-home residents.
October 20, 2011
The Wilson College Veterinary Medical Technology Club will host two dog washes this fall - on Saturday and Sunday. Both will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the college veterinary building near the Park Avenue campus entrance off U.S. 11 (Philadelphia Avenue). The cost is $5 for toy dogs, $8 for small dogs, $13 for medium dogs, $18 for large dogs and $22 for extra-large or double-coated dogs. The fee includes a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning and drying - all of which will be performed by VMT Club members, most of whom are enrolled in Wilson's veterinary studies program.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | | September 16, 2011
In an effort to collaborate with the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, the Hagerstown City Council has endorsed shared objectives with the county agency, aimed in large part at enhancing the city center. As part of the EDC's planning and goal-setting process for fiscal 2012, the city was asked to recommend ways the two entities could work together, according to city documents. Jill Estivillo, the city's economic development manager, said Tuesday that the overarching goal is for the city and the county to work together on strengthening the city center as a business, arts-and-entertainment, education and residential hub. Councilmen Forrest W. Easton and Martin Brubaker called the recommendations a good starting direction.
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