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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.