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By C.J. LOVELACE AND TRISH RUDDER | | September 2, 2012
Heavy rainstorms swept through parts of Morgan County early Saturday evening, dropping 4 to 6 inches of rain in about three hours.  In a matter of minutes, the quickly rising floodwaters put much of downtown Berkeley Springs under several feet of water shortly before 7 p.m.  “It was incredible,” Richard Boldt of Richmond, Va., said Sunday. “I've never seen it come up this fast.”  Boldt said he came to town with his wife to visit the town's historic bathhouses in Berkeley Springs State Park, along U.S. 522.  But that wasn't possible, as most of the park was under 3 to 5 feet of water before the flooding receded late Saturday night.
July 15, 2010
Greencastle, Pa., residents Logan Gochenauer, left, 6, and his friend Nathaniel Seylar, also 6, enjoy a ride Wednesday at the Resue Hose Co. Carnival at the Special Events Center grounds off Washington Street. The annual carnival runs through Saturday.
May 16, 2008
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A motorist struck the post office in Harpers Ferry with his vehicle Thursday morning, Harpers Ferry Police Chief Donald Buracker said. Buracker said he believes the man might have struck the post office after mistakenly hitting his gas pedal instead of the brakes about 10 a.m. An inside wall in the post office along Washington Street was pushed in, but the accident did not disrupt postal operations, Buracker said. Buracker did not have the name of the man, who sustained minor injuries.
April 9, 2008
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. If you think your pet is among those listed, you may visit the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road. The shelter's business hours are: Sunday, closed; Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These animals may be made available for adoption after five days.
July 13, 2011
A portion of Potomac Street in Hagerstown will be closed from 4:30 until about 11 p.m. Friday due to the City Center Bike Night event downtown, according to a City of Hagerstown news release. The closure will affect North Potomac Street between Franklin and Washington streets, and South Potomac Street between Washington and Antietam streets, the release said. South Potomac Street between Washington Street and Antietam Street, and North Potomac Street will close at the same time between Franklin Street and Washington Street, according to the city of Hagerstown.
January 7, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office received reports on the following incidents from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday: A burglary was reported in the 10300 block of Auto Place. Vandalism was reported in the 17700 block of Virginia Avenue. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 14200 block of Marsh Pike. A theft was reported in the 17700 block of Virginia Avenue. A theft was reported in the 17500 block of Taylors Landing Road. A theft from a vehicle was reported in the 21200 block of Twin Springs Drive.
By MARIE GILBERT | | September 6, 2013
Decks and patios are great. But porches imply community. They conjure up images of rocking chairs and sipping lemonade, checking in with neighbors and watching the ebb and flow of life.  They initiate conversation and even invitation. But if you think this comfortable lifestyle has disappeared from the American landscape, walk along historic South Prospect Street in Hagerstown on a warm evening. Here, porches reign supreme. “We are a porch neighborhood,” said Jennifer Fettig, who makes her home on the tree-lined street.
July 29, 2013
The Hagerstown City Council has voted to approve the city's application for state funding through Maryland's Community Legacy program for the renovation of two downtown projects. The city plans to use grant awards for the renovations of 170 W. Washington Street - the former Holiday Motel, also once known as the Midtown Motel - and 43-53 W. Washington St., which the city acquired this spring using the previous fiscal year's $100,000 legacy grant to finance a portion of the acquisition.
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | July 13, 2013
High tea hats served as elegant hedges for polite conversation Saturday at Applause Catering. But amid the genteel exchanges ran a common goal and a resolve to achieve it. Attendees of the Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum's Chocolate Garden Tea expressed an interest in preserving and honoring the history of blacks in Washington County, and in acquiring a proper place to do so. “This kind of event gives some historical perspective...
By HOLLY SHOK | | June 10, 2013
At least 140 competitors are slated to take to the streets for this weekend's Tour of Washington County bike races, which will begin in Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District Friday night. On Saturday, the racers will move to Smithsburg, and on Sunday, they will be in Williamsport. “Think of it as NASCAR on two wheels,” said Race Director Joe Jefferson of the  Antietam Velo Club, which is hosting the event. “You're going to be seeing bikes that weigh 14 pounds that cost over $5,000 and $6,000 doing speeds of 35 to 40 mph in downtown Hagerstown - you can't even get a car to do that fast on these streets because of how tight the turns are.” Modeled after the Tour de France, the weekend of racing includes road races, time trials and downtown circuit events.
June 3, 2013
Mr. Millard H. “Sam” Rock, 75, of 1015 Woodland Parkway, State Line, Pa., went to be with our Lord at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013. Born April 27, 1938, in Pond Bank, Pa., he was the son of the late Millard H. Rock Sr. and Beatrice (Stoops) Rock. Sam went to live in the Milton Wright Home around the age of 4, an orphanage previously located near Greencastle, Pa., to which he credits his introduction to Christ. He graduated with the 1957 class of Greencastle-Antrim High School.
By DON AINES | | April 17, 2013
The Hagerstown City Council this week approved a resolution that clears the way for the city to buy a downtown property while keeping a commercial tenant in place. The city has an option and purchase agreement to buy 43-53 W. Washington St. from Hagerstown Table Corp. for $320,000, Downtown Manager Andrew Sargent said Wednesday. However, the owners of the business occupying 49-53 W. Washington St., Potomac Bead Co., had the right of first refusal to purchase the entire combined parcel, he said.
April 3, 2013
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, April 3: * As of 7 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 southbound and I-495 in both directions, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website. * The MARC Train, Light Rail, commuter buses, metro bus service and mobility service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at .      * The second floor of the MARC BWI Parking garage will be closed through April 6, according to the MTA website.
April 2, 2013
The left lane of North Potomac Street is closed between Franklin Street and Washington Street while the sidewalk on that side is closed between Franklin Street and the M&T Bank property at 32-34 N. Potomac St. so work crews can install a new water service at 36-40 N. Potomac St., the City of Hagerstown said in a traffic advisory. The sidewalk and the street require excavation for the project, according to the city. Closure is expected to remain in effect until 4 p.m. Friday, according to the city.
By DAVE McMILLION | | March 31, 2013
A Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said Sunday night that investigators were still trying to determine what led to the shooting of two men outside a bar in the West End of Hagerstown early Sunday. Investigators believed the disturbance occurred outside the bar at 5 Nottingham Road and involved only the shooter and the two victims, Sgt. John Lehman of the Criminal Investigation Division said. Nottingham Road is off Washington Street. The bar is close to the intersection of the streets.
March 28, 2013
“The Obama administration is going ahead with plans to give 200 Abrams tanks and 20 F-16s to Egypt, which is now under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since these weapons are no longer in production, this deal will degrade U.S. defense capabilities, and will jeopardize Israel's very existence.” - Hagerstown “I'm calling about the kids' playland that grandparents, parents and fathers take their kids to, and these kids that are sick that sneeze, blow their nose, wipe their nose with their hands, and then touch everything, and it makes all the other kids sick.
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