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 http://mta.maryland.gov . * 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.
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.
February 27, 2013
Council members OK pumper purchase for fire company Hagerstown City Council members Tuesday night approved the purchase of a pumper to replace an engine at the First Hagerstown Hose Co. Council members approved spending $447,017 for a pumper from Kovatck Mobile Equipment, according to the city. First Hagerstown Hose Co. has agreed to contribute $150,000 and the city's share is $297,017, according to the city. Street closures approved for special events A list of street closures for special events in Hagerstown this year were approved by Hagerstown City Council members Tuesday night.
February 17, 2013
Cats Adult domestic short- hair, male, brown and gray, found on Resh Road in Hagerstown Young DSH, female, gray, black and orange, found on Castle Drive in Cascade Adult DSH, female, orange and white, found on Castle Drive in Cascade Adult DSH, male, buff, found on Hopewell Road in Hagerstown Adult domestic medium-hair, female, black and tan, found on Hopewell Road Adult DSH, female, black and white, found on Washington Street...
February 5, 2013
Through an informal vote Tuesday night, the Hagerstown City Council gave its approval for city staff to entertain purchase offers on a city-owned property on Public Square. Later in the work session meeting at City Hall, the five-member council also informally agreed to authorize staff to enter into negotiations to purchase a blighted building along West Washington Street. Both actions, the sale of property at 11, 12, 15 and 16 Public Square as well as the “strategic” acquisition and preparation for resale of 43-53 W. Washington St., are steps toward turning city-owned or blighted properties in Hagerstown's downtown back over to private hands, according to John Lestitian, the city's director of community and economic development.
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.
October 5, 2012
The unit block of West Washington Street in Hagerstown has been closed to traffic while workers fix the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit on the roof of the Washington County office building, officials said. A Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said the road probably would be closed until at least 1:15 p.m.