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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2002
Higher automobile and motorcycle insurance and surcharges on traffic tickets are two of the options lawmakers are studying as they look for ways to compensate the surgeons who staff the state's shock trauma centers. House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. held a meeting yesterday with several legislators and officials from various shock trauma facilities to discuss the recent closure of the trauma center at Washington County Health System in Hagerstown. They are looking for ways to reopen the Hagerstown facility as well as address the funding issues that centers across the state are facing.
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NEWS
September 15, 1994
Some editions yesterday carried incorrect results in the Republican race for state comptroller. Timothy R. Mayberry, a banking consultant from Washington County, upset Richard P. Taylor for the GOP nomination.The Sun regrets the errors.
NEWS
December 24, 1996
An article in yesterday's Maryland section about disposal of construction debris incorrectly listed a landfill in Washington County among six that have no liners to prevent toxics from entering the ground water. The Washington County Rubble Landfill has a liner and a leachate collection system so that any toxics can be removed during water treatment.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 12/24/96
NEWS
June 8, 1994
CHEWSVILLE -- A Washington County judge has sentenced a Chewsville man to a year in jail and fined him $500 for making a fraudulent workers' compensation claim.Ralph Leroy Bowen will serve his sentence at the Washington County jail, Maryland State Police said Monday.Mr. Bowen claimed he suffered an occupational injury June 20, 1993, and received nearly $20,000 in disability and medical payments from June 1993 to December 1993.Erie Insurance Co., which processed the claim, received information that Mr. Bowen had not been injured at work and determined that he was injured after falling from a horse.
NEWS
December 13, 2009
Maryland State Police say a Washington County mother and her son have been indicted on murder-for-hire charges. State police say the indictments were issued by a Washington County grand jury against 67-year-old Grace Marie Fink and her 39-year-old son, Clarence F. Meyers, both of Hancock. Police say that Meyers was conspiring with Fink to murder his former girlfriend, who is the mother of two girls he was convicted of killing. Meyers is in prison following his August conviction for those deaths in a February fire.
NEWS
August 15, 1991
Callas Construction Co. has been awarded a $2.3 million contract to expand the Washington County Detention Center in Hagerstown to include a 70-bed minimum-security addition for prisoners with addictions.Gary Rohrer, chief of planning and codes administration for Washington County, said work should begin early next month and be completed late next year.The addition will house work-release inmates, weekend prisoners and substance abusers.Counseling and rehabilitation programs also will be based in the wing.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1996
A 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy were killed and seven other people were injured yesterday when their car struck a bridge on Interstate 70 in Washington County, state police said.The 1991 Toyota 4-Runner was eastbound on I-70 when it hit the bridge over Licking Creek shortly after 3 p.m.The sport utility vehicle careened into the median strip before crossing back onto eastbound I-70 and overturned several times. Eight of the nine occupants were thrown from the vehicle, state police said.
NEWS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1995
The Baltimore and Ohio express carrying passengers from St. Louis to Washington roared around the bend at 58 mph and then, out of the dreary darkness of a damp April night, bore down on the crossing at Rockville.The school bus carrying 27 students from Williamsport High School in Washington County slowed at the dim crossing, but then rattled across the tracks, timidly at first, then lurching ahead as the headlight of the train's engine flooded the bus with a brilliant, fleeting light.At 11:26 p.m. April 11, 1935, train and bus collided.
NEWS
January 4, 1998
BOONSBORO -- A 70-year-old Alzheimer's patient who had been missing about 12 hours from his Frederick County home was found yesterday on a road in neighboring Washington County after a search involving six government agencies.John Jacob Gilroy, who was last seen by his family Friday night, left his home in western Frederick County on foot. The family searched for three hours before contacting the police.The missing man was found on Reno Monument Road in Washington County, about five miles from his home.
NEWS
July 10, 1992
A 67-year-old woman was killed yesterday when the car in which she was riding was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Md. 67 in Boonsboro, state police say.Police identified the victim as Evelyn Virginia Reeder of Rohrersville, Washington County. Mrs. Reeder was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Harry Roscoe Reeder, 69.The Reeders were northbound on Md. 67 when their car was struck head-on . by a truck driven by Samuel Eugene O'Neil, 29, of Hagerstown, police said.Police said Mr. O'Neil's truck was forced across the center line when a tire blew.
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