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December 5, 2012
Free recycling of electrical Christmas lights offered MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority is offering free recycling of electrical Christmas lights and associated extension cords. The wiring will be accepted regardless of condition, age or manufacturer. Additional acceptable wiring items include power cords, telephone cords and computer cables. The program will be conducted at the Grapevine Road Recycling Center in Martinsburg and the South Berkeley Recycling Center in Inwood, W.Va.
NEWS
January 20, 2012
U.S. marshals Thursday captured a man in Charles Town who was wanted in an armed home invasion in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Authorities learned that Andrew Baumgartner, 25, was at a house on Jefferson Terrace when they received a tip from another U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Harrisburg, Pa., according to a news release from the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force. Baumgartner was wanted by Susquehanna Township Police on charges stemming from his alleged involvement in an armed home-invasion robbery in Dauphin County, Pa., the release said.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns were stuck in suspended animation. The Suns didn't move a muscle to score three runs against the West Virginia Power on Friday. But then, again, Hagerstown's offense barely twitched once it fell behind. West Virginia's pitching issued 10 walks, but only surrendered two hits, as it somehow rendered the Suns' offense powerless in a 5-3 victory before 733 fans at Municipal Stadium. If the game was a work of art, sculpting would have been the most effective medium.
NEWS
May 8, 2012
The following state Legislature candidates in the Eastern Panhandle were running uncontested in Tuesday's West Virginia primary: State Senate District 15 Craig Blair, Republican District 16 Herb Snyder (incumbent), Democrat District 16 Jim Ruland, Republican State House of Delegates District 58 Daryl Cowles (incumbent), Republican District 59 Larry Kump (incumbent), Republican District 61 Jason Barrett, Democrat District 61 Walter Duke (incumbent)
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 11, 2012
Since 2010, when Frontier Communications assumed landline phone service from Verizon, about 96 percent of West Virginia households and businesses, including those in the Eastern Panhandle, have enjoyed broadband Internet access, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday. Manchin, D-W.Va., joined Frontier officials at a brief press conference at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown to explain how Frontier expanded broadband across the state. Paul Espinosa, area general manager for Frontier, said the company continues to bring the faster Internet service to Berkeley County areas that previously lacked it. It is now available in Martinsburg on Rock Cliff Drive, Tavern Road, Gloucester Drive, Harris Way, Artisan Way and neighboring areas, he said.
LIFESTYLE
July 19, 2013
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor birding field trips on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town, on Tuesday July 30, and Monday, Aug. 5. Both trips will begin at 6:30 a.m. They are free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Field trip participants should meet the trip leader on the Claymont entrance road. The entrance is at 667 Huyett Road; it is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion.” The trips will involve about three miles of moderate hiking.
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OBITUARIES
September 9, 2013
Delores Lorraine (Carbaugh) Perrott, 83, of Hagerstown passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Leroy and Margaret Virginia (Jones) Carbaugh. She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Waters, W.Va. Delores retired as a crossing guard for the Washington County Board of Education. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William Jacob Perrott; four children, Samual R. Perrott Sr. of Elyia, Ohio, and Dixie L. Myers, Robert L. Perrott and Hallie C. Stotler, all of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Carbaugh of Hagerstown; two sisters, Vivian Robinson of Waynesboro and Arvella Harper of West Virginia; and her loving dog, Lucy.
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NEWS
September 9, 2013
Paving, road repairs to cause delays on U.S. 340 RIPPON, W.Va. - Paving and road repairs will cause delays on U.S. 340 in Jefferson County beginning around Sept. 16, according to the West Virginia Division of Highways. The highway will be temporarily reduced to one lane from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for a resurfacing job that includes base failure repair and paved shoulders. The project will begin at the Virginia state line and will continue north for about two miles, ending about 50 feet north of Myerstown Road, according to a news release.
SPORTS
September 7, 2013
Brennan Clay helped Oklahoma overcome its spotty passing game. The senior running back had a career-high 170 yards rushing as Oklahoma switched quarterbacks in the second half and still beat West Virginia 16-7 on Saturday night. The No. 16 Sooners (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) scored the game's final 16 points after trailing 7-0 in the first quarter. Freshman quarterback Trevor Knight threw a pair of third-quarter interceptions, leading to junior Blake Bell taking over in the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have spent an entire season proving that size doesn't matter. The Suns haven't been the biggest team on the block, but they have been able to rule the South Atlantic League Northern Division playground for much of the season. The same could be said about the crowds supporting the Suns at Municipal Stadium. They have been a small, hearty group that shows muscle when needed. That is what the Suns will be looking for Friday night. Hagerstown hosts Game 2 of the Northern Division playoffs at 7:05 p.m. with a chance to move into the SAL championship series with a win over West Virginia.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns could never work for Colonel Sanders. That's because there is no secret recipe to what they do. The Suns are a meat-and-potatoes team. There is no 11 herbs and spices about them. They play basic baseball and play it effectively. It was the formula that made the Suns the first-half champions in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division this season. And it's the formula they will stick with tonight at 7 when they play the opening game of the Northern Division best-of-3 playoffs at West Virginia.
NEWS
By CECELIA MASON | West Virginia Public Broadcasting | September 2, 2013
As fall approaches and the weather cools, the omnipresent brown marmorated stink bug will begin looking for a nice, cozy place to stay. So researchers at the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Jefferson County, W.Va., are asking the public to help them figure out why the bugs choose some houses over others. Since its introduction to the United States from Asia in the late 1990s, the stink bug has spread to 41 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada. The bugs damage crops and are basically pesky because they invade homes in the winter.
SPORTS
September 1, 2013
A strike-three wild pitch with two outs, a throwing error on a bunt, and an ill-timed rainstorm left the Hagerstown Suns on the losing end of a 5-3 decision against the Kannapolis Intimidators that was called official after 5 1/2 innings on Sunday. West Virginia swept a doubleheader at Lexington on Sunday to clinch the second-half championship in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division. After the Suns (80-56, 42-26) - who won the first-half title - wrap up the regular season with a final game at Kannapolis (60-76, 32-35)
SPORTS
August 31, 2013
William & Mary couldn't keep a solid first-half effort going at West Virginia. The Tribe built a 10-point halftime lead but quickly lost momentum in the heat and fell to the Mountaineers 24-17 on Saturday. “I honestly don't think that there's anything to be happy about,” said William & Mary wide receiver Tre McBride. “Obviously we played well, there were some highlights in the game where we came out and worked hard. “We don't want a pity party, but what we are going to do is we're going to throw this game behind us and we're going to work to smash everybody else on our schedule.
NEWS
August 28, 2013
A $150,000 allocation for taxiway rehabilitation at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport is among more than $6 million in federal funding announced Wednesday for improvements at several West Virginia airports. The funding for Shepherd Field, which is south of Martinsburg, and improvements at airports in Barbour, Braxton, Greenbrier, Harrison, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Nicholas, Raleigh, Randolph, Upshur, and Wood counties, was announced by Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, in a news release.
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