| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Editor's note: It has been 150 years since the Civil War moved into Washington County and North and South met Sept. 17, 1862, on a battlefield along Antietam Creek.
The following story is part of a package of stories that look back at the Battle of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:04 PM
On a sunny, humid day 150 Septembers ago, the fate of a nation seemingly converged at a diminutive rural Western Maryland village called Sharpsburg.
There, 87,000 federal troops under the command of Union Gen. George Brinton McClellan met the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 7:43 AM
In “A Witness to History,” (Herald-Mail, Sept. 3) local historian John Frye made the following observation about a portion of the route taken by the regiment of Braddock’s troops that passed through Maryland on the campaign to capture...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Everyone comes for Civil War battle re-enactments — the smoke, the noise, the advancing lines of men and horses.
But who stays for dinner after the battle?
As spectators dribbled out of the grounds after Saturday's "Maryland, My Maryland" re-...
| May 30, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Close to a dozen Washington County roads that had been closed Tuesday from heavy rains that fell over the area had reopened by Wednesday morning, according to a county highway department official.
In Hagerstown, Memorial Boulevard between Potomac and...
| Jun 3, 2012
Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore Insurance Agency
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — After 45 years in insurance, Karole Devlin retired at the end of April from Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore Insurance Agency in Waynesboro.
Devlin began her insurance career in...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Washington County and all neighboring counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are under a tornado watch, effective until 9 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced at 1:30 p.m.
The NWS forecast for Hagerstown called for showers...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Friday storms that brought heavy winds and dropped roughly an inch of rain didn’t do much damage in the Tri-State area, according to emergency dispatchers from Washington County and surrounding areas.
The heaviest damage appeared to be in the...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Brett Bidle, Frederick County town councilman, tea party supporter and devout Methodist, is John Waters' new BFF.
That old saying about politics making strange bedfellows? Apparently, politics has nothing on hitchhiking. Back in mid-May, Bidle, a 20-...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Louise "Weezie" C. (Lyles) Brown, 77, of Hagerstown passed suddenly on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born Oct. 30, 1934, in Baltimore, Md., Louise was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Ann V. (Harmon) Moore. She was the wife of...
| Jun 24, 2012
Hagerstown Police Department
Officer Thomas Cox was selected as the Hagerstown Police Department’s officer of the month for April
Cox was nominated by several of his supervisors for his alert, proactive policing and his quick, decisive reaction to...