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By DAN DEARTH | June 29, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown Police Department will lose more than a century of experience this month with the retirements of three seasoned veterans. The department held a party Tuesday on the second floor of police headquarters off Burhans Boulevard to honor Lt. Margaret Kline, Officer Wayne Smith and Lt. Tim Wolford, who together have recorded 102 years of service. "It's just great that they recognized us," Smith said. "I'll miss all the good guys and people on the streets.
NEWS
November 30, 1998
Maryland Theatre President Pat Wolford said Monday the historic Hagerstown theater's balcony is not in danger of collapsing. Some patrons attending a Nov. 21 oldies concert expressed concern after seeing the balcony move up and down during a performance of the song "Shout. " "It was going up and down, but people were jumping up and down," Wolford said. Wolford said she doesn't consider that appropriate behavior, but didn't plan to post signs banning jumping up and down.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | January 5, 2004
A Hyattsville, Md., man who allegedly stabbed a Hagerstown resident with a samurai sword Sunday morning was arrested and charged with multiple counts of assault, city police said. City police say the altercation began when the victim, who also was charged in connection with the incident, began chasing the man at his estranged wife's residence. Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Timothy Wolford said officers arrested James B. Johnson, 27, of 6902 22nd Ave. in Hyattsville, and Thomas P. Macaulay, 27, of 15807 Fairview Road in Hagerstown, following the 11:10 a.m. incident at 1234 Salem Ave. Wolford alleged Macaulay broke into the residence of his estranged wife, who was not identified, and found Johnson inside.
NEWS
By TARA REILLY | January 21, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com This winter's snowy and icy weather could put Washington County's snow removal expenses at more than $300,000 so far, county Highway Department Director Ted Wolford said Tuesday. Wolford said that as of the end of December, Washington County had spent at least $164,000 to keep the roads clean and safe. That amount does not include all the costs related to snow removal for November and December or any bills since Jan. 1, Wolford said. He said the total cost to the county may be $300,000 or more when the additional expenses are tallied.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ and BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 6, 2004
Police responded to a call of a person with a weapon inside a house in Hagerstown's North End on Tuesday evening, according to a Washington County emergency dispatcher. Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Fred Wolford said officers set up a perimeter around a residence in the 1300 block of Cedarwood Drive for several hours. Wolford said the owner of the home said he received a threatening phone call from a man who was inside his house at about 6:30 p.m. Wolford said officers used pepper spray and entered the house before 10 p.m., only to find that no one was inside.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | January 6, 2005
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - People holding tickets for George Carlin's scheduled Jan. 28 performances at the Maryland Theatre likely will have to wait at least until March to see the brash comedian. Maryland Theatre Executive Director Patricia Wolford said Wednesday she spoke with Carlin's representatives Tuesday in an attempt to find dates that would work for both Carlin and the Hagerstown venue, and the half-dozen dates considered were between March and June.
NEWS
February 24, 2008
Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol logged 143 patrol hours and drove 525 miles on the streets of Hagerstown in January while assisting the Hagerstown Police Department in the suppression of crime. Lt. Tim Wolford, liaison for the group, said during the patrols, citizens identified 10 traffic offenses, three criminal offenses, two nuisance calls, two suspicious persons, three suspicious vehicles and four disturbances, and made seven special checks on businesses and residences. Anyone interested in joining Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol may call Wolford at 301-790-3700, ext. 456.
NEWS
April 12, 1997
By TERRY TALBERT Staff Writer A series of resignations that has recently plagued the Maryland Theatre continued with the departure of the newly hired managing director of the downtown landmark. Don Wiswell resigned, effective Friday, after about a month on the job. Theater Board President Pat Wolford said board members will discuss the vacancy at a meeting on Thursday. Wiswell, who owns the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, said Saturday that his parting with the theater board of directors was amicable.
NEWS
BY MARLO BARNHART | May 20, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com The first time "Lee" tried to buy cigarettes, the 17-year-old admitted she felt very nervous and looked very nervous. So it was a shock when the store sold her the product without asking for proof of her age. Lee and her friends "Judith" and "Marie" (not their real names) are working with Sgt. Fred Wolford of the Hagerstown City Police to identify businesses that are illegally selling tobacco to minors. So far, the results have been discouraging, Wolford said.
NEWS
May 12, 2011
Md. man charged following disturbance A Randallstown, Md. man was charged with malicious destruction of property following a disturbance at a Hagerstown Sheetz Tuesday morning, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman. Jonathan Emmanuel Ballinger, 19, was also charged with giving false information to a police officer, said Lt. Fred Wolford. The string of events stemmed from another disturbance on Wayside Avenue that spread to the Sheetz at about 1:30 a.m., Wolford said.
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OBITUARIES
September 3, 2013
Wolford McDonald “Buck” Staley, 98, of Hagerstown went to be with his Lord on Sunday morning, Sept. 1, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Margaret Catherine Preston “Kate” Staley, his wife of 72 years, who died on May 20, 2011. He died peacefully on his 98th birthday. Buck was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Waynesboro, Pa., a son of the late Harry Matthew and Clara Elizabeth Hockenberry Staley and stepmother, Madie Ellen Ney Staley. Buck was known for his welding skills and teaching abilities of his craft.
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OBITUARIES
April 23, 2013
Susan B. Stottlemyer Wolford, 84, of West Walter Avenue in Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, April 22, 2013, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 3, 2013
A retired Hagerstown Police Department lieutenant was given probation before judgment after being found guilty in Washington County Circuit Court of assaulting his estranged wife. Timothy M. Wolford, 50, was found guilty of second-degree assault following a bench trial before Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. Long then struck his finding of guilty and placed Wolford on one year's supervised probation and ordered him to pay $755 in fines and costs. A person who receives probation before judgment can petition the court in the future to expunge the charge if he successfully completes probation, Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes said after the trial.
EDUCATION
June 24, 2012
Dimitri Wolford, a senior at St. Maria Goretti High School, is the winner of the 47th annual E. Russell Hicks-Louis E. Tuckerman American History Award, which is given each year by the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table.  Dimitri, son of Tim Wolford and Maria Pellico, received a certificate and $1,500 scholarship at the Round Table's May 24 meeting at Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center. Dimitri's social studies teacher, Genie Massey, received a plaque from Terry Baker, president of the Washington County Commissioners.
OBITUARIES
November 12, 2011
Mrs. Patricia Weber Wolford, 71, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in Ocala, Fla. She was born July 31, 1940, in Bowling Green, Ky. Patricia is a retired executive director of The Maryland Theatre. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Hancock, Md. She moved to Florida in 2005 after living in Hagerstown, Md. Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, J. Theodore Wolford Sr.; two sons, Tod Weber (Debra) of Ashburn, Va., and Scott Weber (Michelle)
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | November 9, 2011
Patricia Weber Wolford, former executive director of the Maryland Theatre, died early Wednesday at her home in Ocala, Fla., said her husband, Ted Wolford. She was 71. Wolford led the Maryland Theatre for nearly 10 years before retiring in 2006, and is credited by some with saving it from financial troubles. She also made waves as executive director of Potomac Bend Medical Center in Hancock, where her involvement in the firing of three doctors in 1987 led to months of controversy, culminating in the center shutting down and reopening under new management as Tri-State Community Health Center.
OBITUARIES
June 10, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Wolford, 53, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Mother's Day, May 11, 1958, at Washington County Hospital, she was the daughter of William E. Wolford Jr. and Mary Jo Selser Wolford. Mary Beth was a resident of Potomac Center in Hagerstown, Md., where she was lovingly and compassionately cared for by countless dedicated caregivers. She was a baptized member of Church of the Holy Trinity, a member of the Red Hat Society and the Elvis Club, and loved by her family and friends.
NEWS
May 12, 2011
Md. man charged following disturbance A Randallstown, Md. man was charged with malicious destruction of property following a disturbance at a Hagerstown Sheetz Tuesday morning, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman. Jonathan Emmanuel Ballinger, 19, was also charged with giving false information to a police officer, said Lt. Fred Wolford. The string of events stemmed from another disturbance on Wayside Avenue that spread to the Sheetz at about 1:30 a.m., Wolford said.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2011
It might be old school, but in this family, nothing beats a good education. Hand them a textbook, give them a project and they can't wait to learn. Maybe it's in their genes. Maybe it's the desire to reach their full potential. Whatever the reason, they are waiting for their turn in the commencement line and the opportunity to realize their dreams. They are three Hagerstown women who mirror the evolution of college — a daughter, a mother and a grandmother, balancing course work with life and doing it together.
LIFESTYLE
March 25, 2011
Jesse and Taren (Staley) Kling of New Park, Pa., announce the birth of their first child, a son, Ryder Gage, Dec. 28, 2010. Maternal grandparents are John and Terri Staley of Warfordsburg, Pa. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Julie Kling of Street, Md. Maternal great-grandparents are James and Yvonne McLean of Warfordsburg, and Wolford and Margaret Staley of Hagerstown. Paternal great-grandparents are Frederick Schwartz of Edgewood, Md., and the late Mary Schwartz, and Laura Kling of Duino, Italy and the late James King.
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