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April 10, 2010
Peter August Rathje, 71, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va. The service and burial will be in Washington state at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
NEWS
November 2, 2008
This photo shows five generations of a local family. Seated in front are great-great-grandmother Sarah Mae Scherer of Hagerstown, left, and great-grandmother Donna Mason of Washington state. Standing in back are grandmother Dawn Anderson of Vancouver, Wash., left, and daughter Aaliyah Lidberg of Vancouver, right, who is holding her daughter, Amber Lidberg.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 13, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A Washington High School student who played on the school's football team the year the school opened and who was a manager for the school's junior varsity basketball team was killed Thursday in a car crash in Washington state, school officials confirmed Tuesday. Zachary Allen Reid, 16, was remembered Tuesday by two coaches at the school as a polite student who was dedicated to the sports programs with which he was involved. Zachary made the varsity football team as a freshman when Washington High opened in 2008, said Mark Hash, the school's head football coach.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | June 26, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hurt by increasing costs, foreign competition and dwindling profits, the once booming orchard business in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle is seeing dramatic declines. Since 1987, the number of acres being used to grow apples has decreased from 15,330 acres to 8,000 acres, a drop of nearly half, according to Henry Hogmire, extension specialist for the West Virginia University Extension Farm in Kearneysville. Peach orchards made up 3,340 acres in 1987, but only about 1,300 acres are planted with the crop today, Hogmire said.
NEWS
December 18, 2008
SEPT. 27, 1965-DEC. 15, 2008 INWOOD, W.Va. - Scott Clinton Staubs, 43, of Inwood, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. Born Sept. 27, 1965, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Shirley Ann Armholt Edwards and David L. Edwards of Hedgesville, and the son of the late Fred T. Staubs. He was a graduate of Musselman High School, class of 1984. He was a four-year starter on the Musselman football team and assisted with winning the championship in 1982. He was a member of the track team and was a record-setting pole vaulter.
NEWS
November 28, 2009
JAN. 12, 1968-NOV. 26, 2009 KEEDYSVILLE - Cheryl Denise Barden-Villalta, 41, of Hawks Hill Lane, Keedysville, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at her home. Born Jan. 12, 1968, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Addis N. Baren of Keedysville and the late Patricia L. (Dickey) Barden. She attended Frederick (Md.) High School. In addition to her father, she is survived by stepmother, Vicki Barden; sons, Justin Barden of Fairfax, Va., and Brandon Ramsey of Washington state; sisters, Faith Cline of Walkersville, Md., Catherine Wells of Purcellville, Va., and Brandi Barden of Keedysville; brothers, Doug Kretzer of Hagerstown and Quaye Barden of Sharpsburg, Md.; granddaughter, Makayla Barden; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | February 4, 2012
The petition process is under a microscope in Annapolis. State legislators are looking ahead to a referendum this fall on a new law granting in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants. If the General Assembly legalizes same-sex marriage, the conventional wisdom is that that, too, will end up on the ballot. With petitions becoming a more potent tool in overturning state laws, some legislators are looking closely at ways to improve the process. Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington - who spearheaded the petition drive against the in-state tuition bill - is pushing to make petition signatures confidential, except for court challenges.
NEWS
June 14, 2010
JUNE 3, 1926-JUNE 11, 2010 Clarence Edward Cramer Sr., 84, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010, at Washington County Hospital. Born June 3, 1926, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clarence G. and Leah Catherine (Grimbine) Cramer. Mr. Cramer retired from Fairchild Aircraft in 1980 after 20 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of VFW Post 1936 of Hagerstown. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nora Lee ((Mulligan)
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 5, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A Shepherdstown, W.Va.-area mother of three teenagers last week talked the Jefferson County Commissioners into endorsing an effort that she and her husband are leading to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety on the rural road that runs by their home. Suzy Munnis and her husband, James, both 44 and both active runners and bicyclists, needed the commissioners' endorsement as a requirement by the West Virginia Division of Highways to install "Share the Road" signs along a four-mile stretch of Shepherd Grade Road from its intersection with W.Va.
NEWS
March 19, 2001
Letters to the Editor 3/16 Williamson, Tenn.: room to improve To the editor: It is critically important that the Washington County Board of Education sent "someone with vision" to Williamson County, Tennessee. With just 30 schools serving 19,812 students and a budget of only $109 million it is obvious that parents and students in Williamson County, Tenn., don't value education. Someone with vision I am sure will inform then that they will need to build 14 more schools - and increase their operating budget by $18.4 million to meet the level of funding mediocrity Washington County, Maryland has achieved.
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July 15, 2013
Two men were issued criminal citations Sunday night alleging they discharged fireworks without a permit, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire marshal's office said in a news release that Donald S. Yescavage, 53, and Jeffrey D. Poindexter, 35, each face a $250 fine with the citations, stemming from two incidents north of Hagerstown. At about 9 p.m., deputy state fire marshals were dispatched to a home at 13205 Johnnycake Lane, where residents Joel Lum and his wife discovered the smoldering remains of a firework that landed on their rear deck, authorities said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2012
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to authorize an agreement with the State Highway Administration on a joint project for safety improvements at the intersection of Poffenberger Road and Alt. U.S. 40. The project includes moving that intersection about 250 feet farther north to correct a sight-distance problem and constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Poffenberger and Garis Shop roads to slow traffic approaching...
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | February 4, 2012
The petition process is under a microscope in Annapolis. State legislators are looking ahead to a referendum this fall on a new law granting in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants. If the General Assembly legalizes same-sex marriage, the conventional wisdom is that that, too, will end up on the ballot. With petitions becoming a more potent tool in overturning state laws, some legislators are looking closely at ways to improve the process. Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington - who spearheaded the petition drive against the in-state tuition bill - is pushing to make petition signatures confidential, except for court challenges.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2011
It's a heart-pumping climb up the stone stairs to the top of the monument at Washington Monument State Park near the Washington County-Frederick County border. During the spring and fall months, James “Paul” Newton makes the climb almost daily, putting in long hours. The park is about 12 miles from his Jefferson, Md., home. From that location, Newton can see Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. For at least 10 years, Newton, 68, has headed up the volunteer effort to count migrating raptors, which include hawks and eagles, he said.
NEWS
December 8, 2011
A meeting to solicit public comment about the approaching 2012 Maryland General Assembly session will be held on Monday. The Washington County state legislative delegation invites the public to the annual meeting to talk about state issues. This year's forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at South Hagerstown High School, 1101 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The pre-session meetings have traditionally been held on a Saturday morning, but the delegation is trying a weekday evening this time.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 13, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A Washington High School student who played on the school's football team the year the school opened and who was a manager for the school's junior varsity basketball team was killed Thursday in a car crash in Washington state, school officials confirmed Tuesday. Zachary Allen Reid, 16, was remembered Tuesday by two coaches at the school as a polite student who was dedicated to the sports programs with which he was involved. Zachary made the varsity football team as a freshman when Washington High opened in 2008, said Mark Hash, the school's head football coach.
NEWS
June 14, 2010
JUNE 3, 1926-JUNE 11, 2010 Clarence Edward Cramer Sr., 84, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010, at Washington County Hospital. Born June 3, 1926, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clarence G. and Leah Catherine (Grimbine) Cramer. Mr. Cramer retired from Fairchild Aircraft in 1980 after 20 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of VFW Post 1936 of Hagerstown. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nora Lee ((Mulligan)
NEWS
April 10, 2010
Peter August Rathje, 71, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va. The service and burial will be in Washington state at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
NEWS
November 28, 2009
JAN. 12, 1968-NOV. 26, 2009 KEEDYSVILLE - Cheryl Denise Barden-Villalta, 41, of Hawks Hill Lane, Keedysville, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at her home. Born Jan. 12, 1968, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Addis N. Baren of Keedysville and the late Patricia L. (Dickey) Barden. She attended Frederick (Md.) High School. In addition to her father, she is survived by stepmother, Vicki Barden; sons, Justin Barden of Fairfax, Va., and Brandon Ramsey of Washington state; sisters, Faith Cline of Walkersville, Md., Catherine Wells of Purcellville, Va., and Brandi Barden of Keedysville; brothers, Doug Kretzer of Hagerstown and Quaye Barden of Sharpsburg, Md.; granddaughter, Makayla Barden; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 5, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A Shepherdstown, W.Va.-area mother of three teenagers last week talked the Jefferson County Commissioners into endorsing an effort that she and her husband are leading to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety on the rural road that runs by their home. Suzy Munnis and her husband, James, both 44 and both active runners and bicyclists, needed the commissioners' endorsement as a requirement by the West Virginia Division of Highways to install "Share the Road" signs along a four-mile stretch of Shepherd Grade Road from its intersection with W.Va.
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