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December 6, 2011
A 90-year-old woman driving the wrong way on U.S. 340 Monday night near Keep Tryst Road struck two vehicles head-on, according to Maryland State Police. Dolores M. Ryan of Carlisle, Pa., was driving a 1988 Mercury Sable east in the westbound lanes of U.S. 340 about 6:50 p.m. when she struck the two vehicles head-on east of Keep Tryst Road, according to a news release from Senior Trooper Dave Matthews. Ryan was transported to Meritus Medical Center with a serious head injury, according to the news release.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
A man died Thursday after he allegedly shoplifted merchandise from the Sears store in the Valley Mall and led authorities on a pursuit that ended when the man went the wrong way up an Interstate 81 on ramp and struck a Volkswagen, said Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said. David Christopher Adams, 58, was taken to Meritus Medical Center after the crash where doctors tried to revive him, Mullendore said. The driver of the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg, Richard B. McGrath, 61, of Smithsburg, had less severe injuries, Mullendore said.
NEWS
BY MARLO BARNHART | May 9, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com Three passengers from a stolen 2001 Mazda 626 were in custody Wednesday night after Hagerstown City Police "watched" the fleeing vehicle from a block away as it drove the wrong way into the North End. The driver was still at large late Wednesday, as was the silver vehicle with Md. tags JER 895, police said. Officer Tim Rossiter said the incident began at 7:09 p.m. when police got a call from a woman who said she had just been assaulted in the 300 block of Summit Avenue.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | April 7, 2000
A sports utility vehicle going the wrong way on Rochester Place Thursday afternoon collided with a pickup truck and flipped, according to Hagerstown City Police. The Isuzu Amigo collided with a westbound Ford Ranger pickup on West Antietam Street after the Amigo pulled out of Rochester Place between South Potomac Street and Summit Avenue heading the wrong way, northbound, around 4:30 p.m., police said. The Amigo landed upside down on Rochester Place on the other side of West Antietam Street near the District Court building under construction.
NEWS
February 2, 2001
Police unable to talk to driver in I-81 crash By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania State Police spokesman said Friday that due to the extent of his injuries, investigators were still unable to talk with the driver of a car who drove the wrong way on Interstate 81 Wednesday, slammed head-on into a Berkeley County, W.Va., Sheriff's Department cruiser and killed a deputy. Lance S. Parkins, 19, of 151 Sandy Circle, Chambersburg, Pa., the driver of the wrong-way car, was still in critical condition at Washington County Hospital Friday night.
NEWS
December 28, 2010
Summit Avenue was closed at West Antietam Street briefly Tuesday morning due to a two-vehicle crash in the first block of Summit Avenue.   No one was injured in the crash, which happened about 11:15 a.m., Hagerstown Police Officer Richard Cook said.   The crash involved a Dodge Neon and a Kia Soul. The front passenger side of the Soul and the left side of the Neon were damaged.   He said he hadn't determined which car struck which or how the Neon had ended up turned around facing the wrong way on Summit.
NEWS
By ANDREW SHOTZ | November 24, 2007
FUNKSTOWN There's a debate in Funkstown over whether one way is the right way. In September, the town limited a block of Poplar Street and a block of Chestnut Street to one-way traffic. Some in the neighborhood like the traffic-flow experiment, which, in theory, prohibits Edgewood Drive traffic from using the two residential roads as shortcuts through town. But changing course after so many years has been confusing. Despite signs alerting drivers about the new restrictions, many vehicles still turn right onto Poplar and Chestnut and go the wrong way. One recent weekday afternoon, a Herald-Mail reporter stood at the intersection of Poplar and High streets and watched at least 10 vehicles violate the one-way regulation in about an hour.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 25, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - There's a debate in Funkstown over whether one way is the right way. In September, the town limited a block of Poplar Street and a block of Chestnut Street to one-way traffic. Some in the neighborhood like the traffic-flow experiment, which, in theory, prohibits Edgewood Drive traffic from using the two residential roads as shortcuts through town. But changing course after so many years has been confusing. Despite signs alerting drivers about the new restrictions, many vehicles still turn right onto Poplar and Chestnut and go the wrong way. One recent weekday afternoon, a Herald-Mail reporter stood at the intersection of Poplar and High streets and watched at least 10 vehicles violate the one-way regulation in about an hour.
NEWS
By Andrew Mason | October 18, 2008
WOODSBORO, Md. -- The Piedmont Conference girls race almost could have been mistaken for a North Hagerstown time trial Friday morning at the MVAL Cross Country Championships. The Hubs ran all by themselves, sweeping the top five spots to post a perfect 15-point score. Middletown was second with 47. "I am ecstatic. It was just amazing," North coach Lindsay Zerance said. "Everyone was into it, and they just fed off each other's energy. "They looked great out there. I saw tiredness, but I saw toughness.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | October 3, 2009
View more photos here! Taylor Morgan has learned at an early age that you don't have to have a trophy to be a champion. Morgan sat confidently and satisfied after finishing one second behind Camryn Harper on Saturday in the fourth-grade girls race of the 28th annual Elementary School Cross Country Run at Emma K. Doub Elementary School. Even though Harper clutched the champion's prize while Morgan wore a runner-up medal, the Emma K. Doub student felt like a champion.
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BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
A man died Thursday after he allegedly shoplifted merchandise from the Sears store in the Valley Mall and led authorities on a pursuit that ended when the man went the wrong way up an Interstate 81 on ramp and struck a Volkswagen, said Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said. David Christopher Adams, 58, was taken to Meritus Medical Center after the crash where doctors tried to revive him, Mullendore said. The driver of the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg, Richard B. McGrath, 61, of Smithsburg, had less severe injuries, Mullendore said.
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NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 20, 2012
The driver of a sport utility vehicle that was traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 81 died in a fiery crash with a tractor-trailer near the Inwood, W.Va., exit early Tuesday, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said. Capt. D.S. Richmond said both the SUV, a Ford Explorer, and the tractor-trailer rig burst into flames as a result of the impact. Authorities did not immediately have an identity of the driver of the SUV, who was badly burned, Richmond said. He said authorities probably would have to use dental records to confirm identification.
NEWS
December 6, 2011
A 90-year-old woman driving the wrong way on U.S. 340 Monday night near Keep Tryst Road struck two vehicles head-on, according to Maryland State Police. Dolores M. Ryan of Carlisle, Pa., was driving a 1988 Mercury Sable east in the westbound lanes of U.S. 340 about 6:50 p.m. when she struck the two vehicles head-on east of Keep Tryst Road, according to a news release from Senior Trooper Dave Matthews. Ryan was transported to Meritus Medical Center with a serious head injury, according to the news release.
NEWS
December 28, 2010
Summit Avenue was closed at West Antietam Street briefly Tuesday morning due to a two-vehicle crash in the first block of Summit Avenue.   No one was injured in the crash, which happened about 11:15 a.m., Hagerstown Police Officer Richard Cook said.   The crash involved a Dodge Neon and a Kia Soul. The front passenger side of the Soul and the left side of the Neon were damaged.   He said he hadn't determined which car struck which or how the Neon had ended up turned around facing the wrong way on Summit.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | October 3, 2009
View more photos here! Taylor Morgan has learned at an early age that you don't have to have a trophy to be a champion. Morgan sat confidently and satisfied after finishing one second behind Camryn Harper on Saturday in the fourth-grade girls race of the 28th annual Elementary School Cross Country Run at Emma K. Doub Elementary School. Even though Harper clutched the champion's prize while Morgan wore a runner-up medal, the Emma K. Doub student felt like a champion.
NEWS
By Andrew Mason | October 18, 2008
WOODSBORO, Md. -- The Piedmont Conference girls race almost could have been mistaken for a North Hagerstown time trial Friday morning at the MVAL Cross Country Championships. The Hubs ran all by themselves, sweeping the top five spots to post a perfect 15-point score. Middletown was second with 47. "I am ecstatic. It was just amazing," North coach Lindsay Zerance said. "Everyone was into it, and they just fed off each other's energy. "They looked great out there. I saw tiredness, but I saw toughness.
NEWS
October 17, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Ohio man arrested last December when he was found going the wrong way on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was found guilty of driving under the influence during a jury trial Thursday in Franklin County Court. The jury took less than 10 minutes to convict David Reiner, 46, of Youngstown, on that charge and of refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test, Assistant District Attorney Chris Schellhorn said. Reiner was pulled over by a Pennsylvania State Police trooper at about 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, heading east in the westbound lanes of the turnpike, according to court records.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 25, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - There's a debate in Funkstown over whether one way is the right way. In September, the town limited a block of Poplar Street and a block of Chestnut Street to one-way traffic. Some in the neighborhood like the traffic-flow experiment, which, in theory, prohibits Edgewood Drive traffic from using the two residential roads as shortcuts through town. But changing course after so many years has been confusing. Despite signs alerting drivers about the new restrictions, many vehicles still turn right onto Poplar and Chestnut and go the wrong way. One recent weekday afternoon, a Herald-Mail reporter stood at the intersection of Poplar and High streets and watched at least 10 vehicles violate the one-way regulation in about an hour.
NEWS
By ANDREW SHOTZ | November 24, 2007
FUNKSTOWN There's a debate in Funkstown over whether one way is the right way. In September, the town limited a block of Poplar Street and a block of Chestnut Street to one-way traffic. Some in the neighborhood like the traffic-flow experiment, which, in theory, prohibits Edgewood Drive traffic from using the two residential roads as shortcuts through town. But changing course after so many years has been confusing. Despite signs alerting drivers about the new restrictions, many vehicles still turn right onto Poplar and Chestnut and go the wrong way. One recent weekday afternoon, a Herald-Mail reporter stood at the intersection of Poplar and High streets and watched at least 10 vehicles violate the one-way regulation in about an hour.
NEWS
April 23, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two people were flown to area hospitals after a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 81 collided with another car head-on, Pennsylvania State Police said. Police said Mary Jane Kitzmiller, 59, of Carlisle, Pa., was driving a 1995 Buick Regal south in the northbound lane of I-81 about a mile and a half south of the Pa. 316 (Wayne Avenue) exit at 6:56 a.m. Sunday. The Buick struck the front passenger side of a northbound 2003 BMW 325i driven by Gary Lee Hoffman, 34, of Hagerstown.
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