March 18, 2010
A Frederick County grand jury has indicted a former kindergarten teacher on charges of sexually abusing a child at school. State's Attorney J. Charles Smith acknowledged the indictment Wednesday of Matthew Berresford, 31, of East Berlin, Pa. Berresford couldn't be reached immediately for comment. He has no phone listing, and no defense attorney is listed in court records. Frederick County Public Schools spokeswoman Marita Loose says Berresford worked at North Frederick Elementary School.
March 6, 2006
BERLIN -- More than 16 years after the wall fell, West Berlin and East Berlin have melded together enough that a visitor wandering around the city often can't tell which was which. But at a dingy gray building surrounded by concrete walls topped with barbed wire, there is no escaping the creepy feel of communism. This was a prison run by the East German secret police, the Stasi, which has been preserved as a memorial to the crimes of the past. Our guide today is a paternal figure with the learned air of a retired college professor.
September 8, 2005
Every year on the second Saturday in September, East Berlin, Pa., takes a giant step back in time. The sleepy town's main street is transformed into a Colonial village square. By 8 a.m., the space brims with potters and weavers, carpenters, quilters, candlemakers and even a blacksmith. Women wearing ankle-length skirts and aprons and men attired in old-fashioned breeches and straw hats command each booth, practicing their arts and selling their wares. Colonial Day is East Berlin's annual return to its roots.
July 22, 2005
On July 20, 2005, ALBERT F. "PETE"MEDURA, of East Berlin, PA, for merly of Pasadena, MD. Beloved husband of Joan C. Medura (nee Clark), he is survived by daughters Sharon Morningstar, Sandra Burns, Susan Griffith, Nancy Kramer, Peggy Harmer, and sons Lee Medura, Mike Medura, Jeffrey Welsh, and Robert Medura. 16 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and his sister, the late M. Joan Maisel and her husband Russell. Predeceased by parents; the late Albert F. and Evelyn (Criswell) Medura.
July 30, 2003
On Monday, July 28, 2003, at Lebanon VA Medical Center, RICHARD M. "Bear" KOUTCH, 55; husband of Berandette "Berni" (nee Wirdzek) Koutch; son of John R. and Barbara Jean (nee Whitt) Koutch of Stuart, FL; brother of Jane Holz, Jean Burger, both of W. Palm Beach, FL, Barbara Catalfumo of Singer Island, FL, Dawn and brother-in-law Lee Leonard of Shiloh, NC; predeceased by brothers Timothy and Mark Koutch; uncle of Timothy Koutch, Bradley Wolfe, Giovanni Catalfumo and Thomas W. McManis, III. Mr. Koutch was a Life Member of Richard J. Gross Post #8896, East Berlin.
November 14, 1999
A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCEBerlin 1989, on the brinkLeaving West Germany on our way to Berlin, we felt as if we had driven from a color movie into a black-and-white silent film. It was September 1989, and the Berlin Wall and communism still stood.As we drove through an opening in a dense border of barbed wire at Bay-reuth, armed guards stopped our car. They scrutinized our passports and instructed us to go directly to Berlin without leaving the highway at any time.Remembering the colorful and lively towns in West Germany, we were disheartened by the bleakness we encountered.