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May 28, 2013
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer an outdoor cooking class in June. The class will be led by master naturalist Clark Dixon and held at Cacapon State Park in Morgan County. Two Monday evening sessions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 3 and 10. The first session will be a classroom-style session in the shelter next to the park's Nature Center. It will provide instruction on techniques for cooking outdoors without pots and pans or other kitchen utensils. This session will be held rain or shine.
By DAVE McMILLION | | May 23, 2013
A Berkeley Springs man serving a 321-year prison sentence following a 1993 crime rampage that included the rapes of two West Virginia women has confessed to strangling a Berkeley Springs woman in 1982 and putting her body in the Potomac River near Berkeley Springs, officials with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Randy McBee confessed to the strangulation of Ginger Holly Gregg, who was 20 years old at the time, during an interview Tuesday with Lt. Tim Stapleton of the sheriff's office at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex, according to a sheriff's office news release.
May 22, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Edgar N. Howell, “Doc,” 84, of Middletown, Md., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, May 18, 2013. He rejoined his wife of 51 years, Catherine Patrice “Pat” Howell, who preceded him in death in 2009. Born Dec. 5, 1928, in Sayville, N.Y., he was the son of Edgar Sidney and Marie Magdeline (Finkelmeier) Howell. He graduated from Regis High School in New York City in 1946. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and Latin from Spring Hill College in Alabama.
May 14, 2013
Authorities are investigating incidents at two cemeteries in Martinsburg, where approximately 50 to 60 crypts have been tampered with, according to a news release from the West Virginia State Police. According to the release, Trooper 1st Class R.D. Eshbaugh on Tuesday responded to the Pleasant View Cemetery on Charles Town Road, where a caretaker at the facility noted damage to the mausoleum buildings on the south side of the property. Further investigation revealed approximately 50 crypts between two buildings had been tampered with, according to the release.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | May 6, 2013
There were some proud moments at Town Hall on Friday morning for the ladies of the Tuesday Craft Group as they showed off the big signature quilt they made for the town's 250th anniversary in 2012. The 5-by-8-foot textile hangs in an environmentally protected case on a first-floor wall of Town Hall, a temporary home until it moves to a permanent home if a new town library is ever built, according to anniversary officials. The “nondenominational” craft group meets Tuesdays at Trinity Episcopal Church.
May 5, 2013
Where one business has closed, another has opened. Scott Electric, a large wholesale electrical distributor and supply business based in Greensburg, Pa., opened a Hagerstown branch in the 18043 Oak Ridge Drive building long used by Flameless Heating Supply Inc. Scott, which was a supplier for Flameless until it closed last fall, now has five employees working out of the Hagerstown facility and wants to hire three more, said John Forish, general...
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | May 4, 2013
Civil War cannons that occupied Doubleday Hill in Williamsport from the late 1800s until they were removed in 2000 returned to their home during a ceremony Saturday. Williamsport Town Councilman Scott Bragunier coordinated the historic project, through which the cannons were sent away to Kentucky firm Steen Cannons for restoration. Bragunier said in 1896, U.S. Sen. Louis E. McComas donated the tubes that had been stockpiled following the war. The town of Williamsport mounted the tubes on bricks and dedicated them on Doubleday Hill on July 4, 1897.
May 4, 2013
A Martinsburg man was apprehended Saturday morning following an eight-hour standoff with police, according to a Martinsburg Police Department news release. Terry Lee Mason, 25, of 116 Wilt Drive, is charged with wanton endangerment and felon in possession of a firearm through Berkeley County Magistrate Court, according to the release. The incident began Saturday at about 1:30 a.m., when the Martinsburg Police Department responded to The Dirty Dawg Saloon at 1017 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg for a report of shots fired.
May 1, 2013
Clarence "Tommy" F. Grams, 80, of Frederick, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Valeria Grams. Born Sept. 3, 1932 in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Thomas Franklin and Madeline Springer Grams. Mr. Grams was a graduate of Middletown High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Tommy enjoyed baseball, traveling, gospel and bluegrass music. He sang in the Parkway Church of God choir, and was active in scouting Troop 274. He worked at American Optical, Roterex, Airpax, and the Frederick board of education.
April 28, 2013
Wade Delaney Davis Jr., 49, of Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Born June 21, 1963, in Alexandria, Va., he was the son of the late Wade D. Sr. and Sylvia Davis. Wade was a graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria. He worked as a landscaper for Landscapes by Wade. Wade loved all types of sports, but held a huge passion for the Redskins. He will be remembered as a great cook who loved to prepare meals for his family, as well as an outdoorsman who loved sightseeing and going to the beach.
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