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BREAKINGNEWS
March 27, 2011
A Hagerstown man was seriously injured Sunday morning after the car he was driving left Clear Spring Road, hit an embankment and flew about 10 feet in the air, striking and snapping a utility pole, according to 911 and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was Randy Lloyd Rhoton Jr., 22, of 807 Queen Annes Court, police said. Queen Annes Court is southeast of Hagerstown. Rhoton was in stable condition at Meritus Medical Center on Sunday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.
NEWS
November 14, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Santa Claus will be the highlight of the annual Williamsport Christmas parade on Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 4 p.m. The parade will form near Springfield Middle School and proceed onto Sunset Avenue, Conococheague Street and Potomac Street, ending at Byron Memorial Park. The Christmas lights in the park will then be turned on for the holiday season. Santa will also greet Williamsport-area children and hand out treats in the Community Building at Byron Memorial Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, to Sunday, Dec. 23. People are encouraged to bring donations of toys for Williamsport-area needy children, ages newborn to 17, and nonperishable food donations for the Williamsport Area Food Bank.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | October 1, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- The Washington County Commissioners held part of their meeting in Williamsport Tuesday night. Several Williamsport-area residents attended the meeting to ask what can be done about a proposed high-voltage line that could pass through Washington County. "A lot of people here are concerned about this power line," said Ron Brais, who lives on Falling Waters Road. He and other people at the meeting asked the commissioners to help keep the line out of Washington County.
NEWS
November 5, 2004
Man charged with armed robbery A Washington County man was charged in connection with an armed robbery at a liquor store on Halloween, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. Dane J. Schaff, 39, of 10903 Knotty Pine Drive, near Hagerstown, is charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft less than $500, second-degree assault and possession of a concealed weapon, according to deputies. Schaff is charged with robbing Oak Ridge Liquors at 18208 W. Oak Ridge Drive on Oct. 31. Softball president charged with theft MARTINSBURG, W.VA.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
On Saturday, Dec. 12, members of the Williamsport High School choral department will be caroling in the Williamsport area from 5 to 8 p.m. Students will be accepting donation and will have containers marked with the WHS choral department logo. Fliers will be posted in the areas in which the students will be caroling. For more information, contact Missy DeHaven at 301-667-9660 or missy@nashhomes4u.com .
NEWS
January 12, 2009
The Williamsport Lions Club recently donated money to four elementary schools in the Williamsport area. Checks were presented to the four schools by Williamsport Lions Club President Walter Schoenian. The funds will be used for library books at Hickory and Williamsport elementary schools. Lincolnshire Elementary will use the funds for its Character Counts! program. Fountain Rock Elementary School plans to use the money to help fund its Positive Behavior Interventions & Support Program (PBIS.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2011
For the second time in two years, Redland Brick has considered temporarily halting or scaling back its local operations because of a poor economy. This time, the brick company expects to temporarily lay off about 21 employees at its Williamsport-area plant, President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph L. Miles said Friday. Initially, in a federal notice required before mass layoffs, the company predicted that 60 local employees would temporarily lose their jobs, starting Dec. 23. However, Redland Brick decided to shut down the machine-moulding operation, but keep the handmade and shaping operations going, preventing more layoffs, Miles said.
NEWS
November 22, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT - Residents in the Williamsport area can expect a visit from members of their local fire department in the next few weeks. The firefighters will be checking to see whether smoke alarms are working properly, said Williamsport Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Stumbaugh. "Our goal is to make sure every house in town has working smoke alarms," he said. Batteries will be distributed if necessary. Residents whose homes are without smoke alarms will receive them free of charge and firefighters will install them, he said.
NEWS
July 24, 2008
Chihuahua found at Williamsport High Found - Chihuahua. Where - The dog was found near Williamsport High School. Description - The older dog is fawn in color. The male dog has no teeth. It has not been neutered. It was not wearing a collar. Phone number - If this is your dog, call 301-766-2881. White cat lost in Williamsport area Lost - White cat. Where - The cat was last seen between Williamsport and Halfway. When - The cat has been missing since July 20. Description - The white cat is 17 years old. The male cat has one eye and no teeth.
NEWS
January 13, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT - 2008 was a good year for the Williamsport Lions Club but more importantly, it was a good year for the people the club serves. The Williamsport Lions Club health services committee reports that a total of 110 hospital beds and wheelchairs were delivered and picked up for homebound patients in Washington County in 2008. The Williamsport Lions Club also made Christmas brighter for 52 families in the Williamsport area and a big thanks went out to all who worked to make this happen.
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BREAKINGNEWS
August 15, 2013
A Williamsport-area woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle involved in a Wednesday afternoon collision with a pickup truck on Wesel Boulevard, has died, Hagerstown police said Thursday. Lana Patton, 61, was pronounced dead on Thursday at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, according to city police Officer Michael Alderton. Patton was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by her husband, Terry Patton, 54, police Sgt. Christopher Barnett said. Terry Patton was listed in fair condition at Meritus Medical Center on Thursday afternoon, according to the hospital.
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NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | February 19, 2013
A bond bill introduced by Sen. George C. Edwards, R-Garrett/Allegany/Washington, during the current session of the Maryland General Assembly seeks $175,000 from the state for improvements to Lock 44, Lockhouse 44 and the Maryland Railroad Lift Bridge, as part of improvements to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Williamsport. The senator introduced a similar bond bill last year, requesting $320,000 at the request of the National Park Service, but that bill was only partially funded.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Washington County Sheriff's Office authorities have charged a man in connection with about $8,965 worth of damage to vehicles in the Williamsport area. Daniel Alfred Lavasseur, 56, no fixed address, has been charged with 28 counts of malicious destruction of property over $500, according to a news release. On Nov. 6, the sheriff's office was notified about damage to tires of 28 vehicles parked in the area of North Conococheague Street in Williamsport, the release said. Security footage captured an image of a male puncturing the tires of several vehicles, the release said.
NEWS
May 21, 2012
Police on Monday arrested a man in connection with a burglary in Clear Spring after they found a vehicle in Williamsport that contained burglar tools and a rifle that was stolen in the crime, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Michael James Morris, 20, of no fixed address, was charged with first- and second-degree burglary, theft over $1,000, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and possession of burglar tools, police said. At 8:45 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a property in the 12000 block of Cove Road in Clear Spring for a report of a burglary, according to a news release.
OBITUARIES
December 19, 2011
Mrs. Regina Elizabeth (Rupp) Hockenberry, 92, of Waynesboro, died at 5:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in her home with her loving family around her. Born Oct. 17, 1919, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry E. Rupp Sr. and Olive M. (McClanathan) Rupp. She lived her early life in the Williamsport area. Mrs. Hockenberry and her husband, the late Raphael Benedict “Ray” Hockenberry, were married May 1, 1937. Mr. Hockenberry passed away Dec. 29, 2006. She was employed by Hess Manufacturing Co., doing work for the Harold Hess family for more than 23 years, retiring in August 1974.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2011
For the second time in two years, Redland Brick has considered temporarily halting or scaling back its local operations because of a poor economy. This time, the brick company expects to temporarily lay off about 21 employees at its Williamsport-area plant, President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph L. Miles said Friday. Initially, in a federal notice required before mass layoffs, the company predicted that 60 local employees would temporarily lose their jobs, starting Dec. 23. However, Redland Brick decided to shut down the machine-moulding operation, but keep the handmade and shaping operations going, preventing more layoffs, Miles said.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
Road work continues on Interstate 81 at the Potomac River bridge near Williamsport and in the Marlowe, W.Va., area. In Williamsport, the right shoulder of both northbound and southbound I-81 is closed for two miles north of the river because the highway is undergoing an evaluation, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration website. The closure began Sunday and is expected to end Thursday. In West Virginia, the Marlowe overpass bridge construction project is still in its early stages.
BREAKINGNEWS
March 27, 2011
A Hagerstown man was seriously injured Sunday morning after the car he was driving left Clear Spring Road, hit an embankment and flew about 10 feet in the air, striking and snapping a utility pole, according to 911 and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was Randy Lloyd Rhoton Jr., 22, of 807 Queen Annes Court, police said. Queen Annes Court is southeast of Hagerstown. Rhoton was in stable condition at Meritus Medical Center on Sunday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.
NEWS
By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885 | September 16, 2010
o Read more Jamie Shekels columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Card show to be at mall A sports card and memorabilia show will be held this weekend at Valley Mall. The show starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Several vendors will be set up at the mall. Autumn Arts Festival to be held in City Park The Autumn Arts Festival will be held this weekend at Hagerstown City Park. Activities will be held Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. Several craft vendors, music, food and events are planned.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | December 25, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Friends and strangers gathered to share a free Christmas meal Friday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport. Neighbors James Barger and Diana LeVasseur said they drove from Hagerstown for the meal, which included turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Barger said this Christmas was a little sadder than usual because his mother died in July. "It's my first Christmas without her," Barger said. "It's lonely without my mom. " LeVasseur said the Christmas dinner provided people with a place to enjoy fellowship.
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