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March 19, 2012
A Hagerstown teenager died following a single-car crash in Clear Spring, Maryland State Police said. Authorities said they were called to the accident on National Pike, near Garrow Drive, early Sunday. They found an overturned Buick Reatta off the roadway, with the driver trapped inside. The driver was extricated from the vehicle and taken to the Meritus Medical Center, where he later died, according to police. Authorities identified the victim as 17-year-old Quinn Hoover. He attended Washington County Technical High School, according to The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
A 29-year-old Point of Rocks man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle left the road as he fled from a Maryland State Police traffic stop near Hagerstown, authorities said. Zachary A. Macintosh, of the 1600 block of Gibbons Road, was pronounced dead around 1 p.m. along eastbound Route 40 near Beverly Road, where his 1999 Suzuki GSXR-750 motorcycle went off the road, State Police said. Hagerstown Barrack commander Lt. Michael Fluharty saw a man on a motorcycle, later identified as Macintosh, going between 75 and 80 mph in a 45 mph zone, and tried to pull him over, State Police said.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
A company that manufactures airplanes in Hagerstown that are used to monitor the nation's borders would receive $43 million to continue production under legislation approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. Sierra Nevada Corp., a Nevada-based company with a plant in Hagerstown, outfits the twin-engine aircraft with sensors that assist Customs and Border Patrol agents on the ground with catching people who cross the border into the U.S. illegally. If approved by Congress, the funding will keep the company's production line open, allowing it to begin work on two new aircraft.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it has picked the head of a chamber in Western Maryland to succeed its retiring CEO. Brien Poffenberger, CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the past decade, will step into the top spot at the state chamber June 16. Kathleen T. Snyder will retire that month after leading the organization for nearly 15 years. Poffenberger intends to focus on the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition, an effort by business groups across the state to get more business friendly tax and regulatory policies in place as well as to increase job growth, spur entrepreneurial activities and improve workforce education.
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By Arthur Hirsch | August 20, 2013
A prison inmate is being treated for stab wounds he suffered during a fight among three prisoners at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown on Monday night, a spokesman for the prison system said. Mark Vernarelli said the 32-year-old man from Frederick County was injured in an altercation outside of his cell at about 8:30 p.m., and officers "quickly controlled the situation. " The prisoner — serving 10 years and six months for four convictions on second-degree assault and burglary — was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was being treated for several puncture wounds.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2012
Valley Mall in Hagerstown was temporarily closed Saturday morning after a crowd of patrons seeking to buy the new Nike Foam sneakers became out of control, police said. At 8:10 a.m., with about 100 people gathered in front of the mall's Footlocker store, a security officer called police to say that the crowd "was beginning to become unruly," said a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office. About 15 officers from the sheriff's office, the Maryland State Police and Hagerstown police arrived at the mall to discover that up to 150 patrons were involved, the release said.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
The Volvo Group is expanding its 1,340-worker Hagerstown plant and plans to add more than 100 jobs there, the company announced Friday. Volvo, which makes heavy-duty engines and transmissions at the facility, anticipates a $30 million expansion. The company is upgrading the plant, centralizing some warehousing efforts and bringing back work - machining and assembly operations for Mack heavy-duty drive axles - that was handled in Hagerstown years ago but had been moved to a third-party supplier in Pennsylvania.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 18, 1997
In a move hailed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening as a prime example of Smart Growth, the state Board of Public Works voted yesterday to keep the Washington County District Court in the historic district of Hagerstown.The board voted unanimously to spend $390,000 to buy a downtown warehouse that will be demolished to make way for a $6 million court building. The District Court is now in a former department store.Last year, former District Court Chief Judge Robert F. Sweeney proposed a new building on the outskirts of Hagerstown, but local officials, fearful that law offices and other businesses also would move from the city center, protested and won the support of the Glendening administration.
SPORTS
By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer | January 6, 1995
One night earlier, the Anne Arundel Community College men's basketball team had taken a sizable lead into the locker room at halftime.Last night, against Hagerstown Junior College, the Pioneers were carrying a heavy burden.They were down by 12 points after 20 minutes, and their hottest shooter and leading rebounder, Sylvester Clarke, had been sitting with three fouls.The Pioneers had stayed close for a while against a bigger, faster and deeper opponent, but it wouldn't last. Visiting Hagerstown ran away in the second half, getting points from all 13 players in a 119-78 win.Four Pioneers scored in double figures, led by Aderio Jones with 18 points, including 9-of-10 from the line.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
A 29-year-old Point of Rocks man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle left the road as he fled from a Maryland State Police traffic stop near Hagerstown, authorities said. Zachary A. Macintosh, of the 1600 block of Gibbons Road, was pronounced dead around 1 p.m. along eastbound Route 40 near Beverly Road, where his 1999 Suzuki GSXR-750 motorcycle went off the road, State Police said. Hagerstown Barrack commander Lt. Michael Fluharty saw a man on a motorcycle, later identified as Macintosh, going between 75 and 80 mph in a 45 mph zone, and tried to pull him over, State Police said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
- The Navy will award its highest non-combat decoration for heroism Friday to a Hagerstown sailor killed last month in a shooting in Norfolk, Va., officials said. Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo, who was assigned to Naval Security Forces at Naval Station Norfolk, was shielding a sailor from a civilian truck driver who had taken her gun during the March 24 confrontation aboard the destroyer USS Mahan, officials said. Mayo was 24. Jeffrey Tyrone Savage shot Mayo, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
When the father-and-son team of Michael Vaters Jr. and Sr. go out for a ride together, people notice. That's what happens when what you're riding is a six-ton Monster Jam truck, complete with 60-inch tires and a steel cage where the driver's seat should be - a truck that seems to divide its time equally between being airborne and smashing other cars and trucks beneath its tonnage. This weekend at the Baltimore Arena, the Vaterses will be joining about a half-dozen of their Monster Jam brethren for the sort of rip-snorting good time that can be realized only when massive machines go flying through the air, groaning and snorting in a sort of Transformers-like scenario.
SPORTS
By Brian Compere, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Fred Schumacher knew the race was worse than he thought it would be when he watched a group of Marines climb into a pickup truck and quit after the first few checkpoints. The first JFK 50 Mile race Schumacher ran, on March 30 1974, offered a particularly difficult challenge in the 34-degree weather and steady rain that turned to sleet for part of the event. Schumacher, a 66-year-old retired Army officer from Frederick, said he had decided to start the race out of complete ignorance.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2013
A two-month old Hagerstown girl died after her mother passed out while breastfeeding her early Saturday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The baby was found unresponsive under her mother, Yadina Indira Morales, 22, who was "highly intoxicated," according to the sheriff's office. Morales was charged with manslaughter, second degree child abuse, reckless endangerment and other lesser charges, according to the sheriff's office. Sheriff's deputies were called to the home in the 11200 block of Scarlet Oak Drive in Hagerstown just before 7 a.m., the sheriff's office said.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
The Volvo Group is expanding its 1,340-worker Hagerstown plant and plans to add more than 100 jobs there, the company announced Friday. Volvo, which makes heavy-duty engines and transmissions at the facility, anticipates a $30 million expansion. The company is upgrading the plant, centralizing some warehousing efforts and bringing back work - machining and assembly operations for Mack heavy-duty drive axles - that was handled in Hagerstown years ago but had been moved to a third-party supplier in Pennsylvania.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
On Jan. 9, 2003, Rick Conrad, a career firefighter in Hagerstown, proposed a plan to his union's charitable foundation. The union, founded in 1966, had a long history of supporting local charities. But Conrad, who lives in Clear Spring, had something much larger in mind. He envisioned a two-day event, with live music, free food and giveaways of cars, motorcycles and hundreds of thousands of dollars. "They liked it," Conrad recalled, adding, "They put it in front of our membership for a vote, and they passed it unanimously.
SPORTS
By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer | September 22, 1994
His team accomplished a first over the weekend, but he hopes it isn't the last positive thing to happen this season.Jim Fontaine's Anne Arundel Community College women's cross country team never had beaten Hagerstown until Saturday, when the Pioneers withstood the hot and humid conditions at the Howard Express Invitational in Columbia to finish ahead of the Hawks.Salisbury State won the meet, with Anne Arundel placing second and Hagerstown third.Lynn Kurchock, an All-American last year, took second out of 35 runners.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Marcia Myers contributed to this article | February 25, 1994
National leaders of the Loyal Order of Moose permanently closed yesterday the organization's huge Hagerstown lodge, which last week rejected a black applicant trying to become its first minority member.The action came on the same day that the lodge's rejection of the black applicant came under informal scrutiny by the U.S. Justice Department's civil rights division.Kurt Wehrmeister, a national Moose spokesman, said the all-white lodge was shut down and its charter revoked for "repeated violations" of Moose policies.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch | August 20, 2013
A prison inmate is being treated for stab wounds he suffered during a fight among three prisoners at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown on Monday night, a spokesman for the prison system said. Mark Vernarelli said the 32-year-old man from Frederick County was injured in an altercation outside of his cell at about 8:30 p.m., and officers "quickly controlled the situation. " The prisoner — serving 10 years and six months for four convictions on second-degree assault and burglary — was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was being treated for several puncture wounds.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2013
An inmate at a Western Maryland state prison tested positive for the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the facility's water and air-conditioning systems, corrections officials said Friday. The inmate, a man in his 40s, had been sent from Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown to Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, where he was found to be carrying legionella bacteria. The bacteria are found in warm water and can cause Legionnaires' disease, marked by a cough, high fever, muscle aches and headache.
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