| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:04 AM
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission has officially joined the effort to keep the Suns in Hagerstown, delivering a letter last week to the minor league baseball team’s majority owner pledging to lobby the city, county and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday gave the green light for the county and a West Virginia company to proceed with planning a facility to turn solid waste into fuel.
Commissioners Jeffrey Cline, John Barr, William McKinley and Ruth...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Mr. William McKinley Landis, 69, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Julia Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown.
Born Aug. 15, 1943, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late William McCleery Landis and Helen Elizabeth McKinley.
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:14 PM
E.L. Konigsburg, who was one of the few children's authors to twice win the Newbery Medal, died Friday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va. She was 83.
Konigsburg had a stroke the week before she died, said her son Paul.
She won the Newbery Medal, one...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:26 AM
First of two parts
Two gunshots crackled through the city park across from Clermont Elementary School just as parents began picking up their children at the end of the day.
Then came yelling and three more blasts, witnesses later told investigators. A...
| Apr 3, 2013
Second of two parts.
Joshua Waldron was no angel on earth.
But last fall, thanks to his medication, his mother had been celebrating the return of the cheerful boy she remembered — just before she lost him for good at the age of 21.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:04 PM
A discussion Tuesday about the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance served to illustrate why the Washington County Board of Commissioners is considering a new formula on how new residential developments should help pay for schools.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Political slogans and pictures from the past can sometimes be confusing because modern times suggest a different meaning. In the 1900 U.S. presidential campaign, William McKinley used the slogans "Protection and Prosperity" and "Four more years of the...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Members of a group seeking to restore fire and ambulance service to the Fairplay area outlined their plans Tuesday and asked for the support of the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
“We want to say thank you to the commissioners who are...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:33 PM
The cost to developers for mitigating the impact of residential projects on schools is a negotiated process, but it would be replaced with a standard formula under a plan outlined Tuesday for the Washington County Board of Commissioners by Planning and...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Now that we've raised the "mission accomplished" banner on the "Arrested Development" reunion, can we get the wheels in motion and reassemble the cast of another dearly departed cult TV favorite -- "Freaks and Geeks"?
"Oh, we couldn't afford them,"...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Many of us believe the college admissions process has spiraled out of control. Plenty among us also feel that our education system has become too test-centric.
And at the intersection of the two lies the SAT, the most dreaded, derided and feared test...