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By Sara Neufeld | October 21, 2006
A Washington County grand jury has indicted two Hagerstown women on charges that they stole from the county's liquor board, the state prosecutor's office announced yesterday. Cindy Kaye Baer, 40, and Constance Joan Rooke, 73, are both charged with theft over $500, according to a statement from State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh. Rooke, the former office administrator at the Washington County Board of License Commissioners, is also charged with embezzlement. Baer is accused of stealing about $5,000 between May 2004 and July 2005.
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NEWS
By Brent Jones | March 7, 2008
Maryland State Police yesterday fatally shot a man who drew a loaded handgun on a trooper during a traffic stop in Western Maryland, police said. The man, believed to be a 27-year-old Pennsylvanian wanted on at least three warrants, has not been positively identified, and family members had not been notified as of last night. About 2:30 p.m., Trooper Christopher Barnard stopped a 1997 Saturn for speeding near Indian Springs in Washington County, state police said. Cpl. Todd Weaver responded as backup, and both troopers approached the car, police said.
NEWS
May 13, 1991
State Police reported one traffic fatality over the weekend, a 26-year-old West Virginia man who was killed in a one-car accident in Washington County.Danny Wayne Dick of Hedgesville, W. Va., was alone and traveling westbound in the fast lane of Interstate 70 about 8:42 p.m Friday when his 1986 Mercury Cougar drifted off the left side of the roadway and entered the shoulder adjacent to the median strip, police said.Police said the car traveled nearly 275 feet along the shoulder before it struck a guardrail and overturned several times, ejecting Dick from the passenger side window.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 27, 1998
A 5-year-old Western Maryland girl died early yesterday of injuries she received when the car in which she was a passenger left the road and struck a telephone pole, state police in Hagerstown reported.Police said Tony Paul Wayne Gonder, 28, was driving his 1988 Chevrolet Spectrum on Route 65 near Fairplay in Washington County at 5: 54 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep. Police said the car left the road and struck an embankment, a concrete culvert, a fence and a telephone pole.Gonder's daughter, Toni Marie Gonder of the 6100 block of River Road in Sharpsburg, was transported to Washington County Hospital, where she died at 6: 49 a.m., police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Dorsey | April 2, 1998
The Peale family of painters went on and on and on, from before the Revolution down through the 19th century. It included Charles Willson Peale, born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1741; his brother James; Charles Willson's optimistically named sons Rembrandt, Raphaelle and Rubens; Sarah Miriam Peale, daughter of James and perhaps the first professional woman artist, and her sister, Anna Claypoole Peale. George Washington was once painted by three Peales at the same time, and a wag remarked that he was "Pealed all around."
NEWS
October 21, 2004
Catherine Poole Shriver, a resident of a group home run by Arc of Washington County, died of an infection Oct. 13 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. She was 48. Miss Shriver was born in Kinston, N.C., and was raised in Baltimore until moving to the Arc facility in Washington County in 1966. "She was brain-damaged at birth and was never able to talk; however, she learned a way to communicate," said her father, Harry R. Shriver Jr. of Owings Mills, a retired Baltimore broadcasting executive.
NEWS
November 24, 2007
A 73-year-old man may face drunken driving charges after a Thanksgiving Day accident in Northwest Baltimore left a motorcyclist dead, city police said yesterday. The victim was identified as William Carter Jr., 47, of the 6200 block of Robin Hill Road in Gwynn Oak, Baltimore County. Police said Carter was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11:30 a.m. accident in the 3700 block of W. Belvedere Ave. Officer Donny Moses, a city police spokesman, said Carter was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Belvedere near Pimlico Race Course when an eastbound pickup truck made a sudden left turn onto Litchfield Avenue.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,andrea.walker@baltsun.com | December 12, 2008
Volvo AB of Sweden said yesterday that it is cutting production and workers at its Mack Powertrain Division plant in Hagerstown to reduce costs because sales of its trucks and buses have dropped. The Hagerstown plant will reduce production of its transmissions by a third and of its engines by 25 percent, said Ilse Ghysens, a plant spokesman. The changes are effective Jan. 25. The cuts were first reported by the Herald-Mail in Hagerstown. "There is a lower demand due to the economic downturn, and we have to adjust," Ghysens said.
FEATURES
By Wayne Hardin and Wayne Hardin,Staff Writer | August 12, 1993
Williamsport -- This Washington County town sits at Mile 100 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the man-made 184.5-mile waterway completed in 1850 to parallel the Potomac River from Washington to Cumberland.Last Sunday it was Stop No. 2 on a series of walks and talks by National Park Ranger John C. Frye on the Civil War history of the canal, which divided North and South.The Sunday series began Aug. 1 at Dam 5 on the Potomac, seven miles upstream, and ends Oct. 24 in Georgetown, 100 miles downstream.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | May 31, 2002
Unable to find surgeons to cover round-the-clock shifts, Washington County Health System in Hagerstown announced yesterday that it is suspending its trauma center, effective tomorrow, while it attempts to figure out how to handle the staffing demands. "I believe we'll be in the trauma business," said James P. Hamill, the hospital's president. "but we need to find the right model." Dr. Robert Bass, executive director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
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