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Nine South Hagerstown Rebels sign their letters of intent  WDVM 25

Nine student-athletes from South Hagerstown High School sign their letters of intent to play at the collegiate level today.



Damon Baker 48  Herald-Mail Media

Damon Baker, 48 Damon Bron Baker, 48, born and raised in Funkstown, MD, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Mertius Medical Center surrounded by ...



Jovawn Burns, 18  Herald-Mail Media

Jovawn Quinton Burns, 18, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.



Connie Bell 64  Herald-Mail Media

Connie Bell, 64 Connie Tresa Hornbaker Bell, 64, of Hagerstown, Maryland passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, with her four surviving children by her side; ...



Thomas "Sunshine" Long, 60  Herald-Mail Media

Thomas Long, 60 Thomas Edward “Sunshine” Long, 60, of Hagerstown, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family.



South Hagerstown High School honor rolls  Herald-Mail Media

Distinguished honor rollGrade nine: Natalie Asbury, Tyson Cheung, Keiomie Condrey, Connor Cruz, Brianna Cunanan, Logan Dokes, Lauryn Ehrlich, ...



Donald Socks, 78  Herald-Mail Media

Donald Socks, 78 Donald Eugene Socks, 78, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at Meritus Medical Center of Hagerstown, MD. Born Friday ...



Richard Schultz Jr., 76  Herald-Mail Media

Richard Michael Schultz Jr., 76, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy illness.



Pre-Father's Day disco  Herald-Mail Media

Plan to take your dad, uncle, brother or someone else to an Afternoon Affair, A Pre-Father's Day Disco hosted by the Friday Night Social Club from 4 to 8 p.m. ...



South High Students Receive alumni scholarships  Herald-Mail Media

The South Hagerstown High School Alumni Association awarded 20 scholarships May 13.



Students put their machines to the test at South Hagerstown High School  Herald-Mail Media

While other teenagers were enjoying lunch Saturday, four South Hagerstown High School youths huddled over their robot and a laptop computer.



Roy Stottlemyer, 77  Herald-Mail Media

Roy Lee Stottlemyer, 77, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Sunday, October 12, 1941, in Hagerstown, ...



Student Standout: McAndrew soars at South Hagerstown High  Herald-Mail Media

When Holly McAndrew's family moved from the New Orleans area to Hagerstown after her freshman year of high school, it meant starting over at a new school in ...



Rick Schultz all about people, sports and coaching  Herald-Mail Media

When it comes to priorities, sports and relationships were at the top of the list for Richard M. Schultz Jr., who was known as Rick. Work had to be flexible.



South High students meet with governor, local politicians  Herald-Mail Media

South Hagerstown High School freshman Nashe Jenkins was a little nervous March 29. It is nerve-wracking to meet the governor, after all.



Around South Hagerstown for Aug. 20  Herald-Mail Media

South Hagerstown High School's Class of 1971 will hold it 65th birthday party picnic on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Washington County ...



Clear Spring Middle School to get security upgrade  Herald-Mail Media

Clear Spring Middle School will join a growing list of Washington County Public Schools facilities with updated security measures this summer.



Hagerstown church's annual egg hunt draws thousands  Herald-Mail Media

A chaotic scene unfolded Saturday on a field at South Hagerstown High School.



Washington County Board of Education briefs  Herald-Mail Media

South Hagerstown High School Principal Jeremy Jakoby will leave his position for a job at the Center for Education Services on Downsville Pike. He will become ...



North Hagerstown High School honor rolls | Education  Herald-Mail Media

North Hagerstown High Second marking period Distinguished honor roll.



First International Night planned at South Hagerstown High School  Herald-Mail Media

For anyone looking to experience different cultures, a new event at South Hagerstown High School will offer a unique chance without requiring much travel.



Easter egg hunt to feature helicopter drop  Herald-Mail Media

Lifehouse Church will hold its annual Hagers- town egg hunt Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School.



Journey 'just beginning' for South High's Class of 2018  Herald-Mail Media

The month of May seemed to drag on forever for Judah Womack.



South Hagerstown High School robotics team headed to world competition  Herald-Mail Media

It's almost becoming routine for the South Hagerstown High School robotics team.



North High students plan City Market vendor fair  Herald-Mail Media

On Saturday, Hagerstown's City Farmers Market at 25 W. Church St. will host a number of new businesses offering homemade food, crafts and other gifts.



Showcase of Marching Bands postponed  Herald-Mail Media

The Washington County Public Schools Showcase of Marching Bands scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed.



South High student named 2019 Washington County Youth of the Year  Herald-Mail Media

South Hagerstown High School junior Kiandra Houser will represent the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County after being named its 2019 Youth of the Year.



North, South Hagerstown High classes of ’57 celebrate their 60th high school reunion  Herald-Mail Media

In 1956, Hagerstown's lone high school was divided into two schools — North and South Hagerstown.



Winners recognized at USMH annual high school art show  Herald-Mail Media

South Hagerstown High School student Sophia Huynh has been fascinated with art since she was in third grade.



South Hagerstown High students learn about 'Realities of College'  Herald-Mail Media

Class sizes, campus life, note-taking and financial responsibilities were some of the topics 13 recent South Hagerstown High School graduates addressed for ...



South Hagerstown High grads greeted as heroes at Bester Elementary School  Herald-Mail Media

Dressed in their green caps and gowns, the 2017 graduating class of South Hagerstown High School received a hero's welcome as it paraded through the halls ...



South Hagerstown High School junior strives to be youngest doctor  Herald-Mail Media

South Hagerstown High School graduating junior Joshuana Edmond has been working hard her entire educational career with one goal in mind: becoming ...



Robert Foltz Sr., 76  Herald-Mail Media

Robert Wayne Foltz Sr., Dec 2, 1942 - May 13, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he has 2 siblings Judy Reichard and Howard Foltz. Married to Nancy Grove Foltz ...



James (Jim) Weaver Jr., 69  Herald-Mail Media

James “Jim” W. Weaver, Jr., 69, of Hagers- town, MD, past away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 after a short stay at Doey's House. Jim was b...



Principal, adviser honored  Herald-Mail Media

Surprise recognition was recently given to North Hagerstown High School Principal James Aleshire and Washington County Association of Student Councils ...



Boonsboro Middle eighth-grader takes home title at 40th Washington County Spelling Bee  Herald-Mail Media

Getting through his words as fast as he could was part of Yifan Zhang's winning strategy at Saturday's 40th annual Washington County Spelling Bee.



South Hagerstown High School graduation  Herald-Mail Media

A total of 268 students earned diplomas from South Hagerstown High School during commencement exercises Thursday night.



Terry Hose Sr., 67  Herald-Mail Media

Terry Lee Hose, Sr., 67, of Hagerstown, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.



Washington County school calendar changes  Herald-Mail Media

The school closing due to snow on Nov. 15 has prompted a change to the calendar for Washington County Public Schools.



Proposed Washington County capital budget includes road, airport, school projects  Herald-Mail Media

More money for pavement maintenance, replacing Boonsboro Elementary School's roof, and using $1.5 million in speed-camera revenue for public safety ...



Washington County Public Schools graduation schedule set  Herald-Mail Media

The schedule of graduation ceremonies for the Washington County Public Schools Class of 2018 is set. In chronological order:• Marshall Street ...



Bruce Johnson, 65  Herald-Mail Media

Bruce Johnson, 65 Bruce Gregory Johnson, 65, of Hagerstown, MD, departed this life early in the morning on February 1, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Medical ...



Parent of special needs child raises Washington County redistricting concerns  Herald-Mail Media

Shelley Lebel is concerned about how redistricting from Boonsboro Elementary School to the new Sharpsburg Elementary School will affect her special needs ...



Bruce Hinman, 39  Herald-Mail Media

Bruce Wayne Hinman Jr., 39, of Williamsport, MD, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019, at his home.



Hagerstown Community College offers help navigating financial-aid programs  Herald-Mail Media

Paying for college can be confusing, but Hagerstown Community College Dean of Students Christine Ohl-Gigliotti said the best place to start for most students is ...



South Hagerstown High graduates urged to 'dare to dream'  Herald-Mail Media

Do what makes you happy, expect the unexpected and don't be afraid of failure. Those were among the many pieces of advice offered by South Hagerstown ...



WCPS superintendent addresses bullying at listening session  Herald-Mail Media

BOONSBORO — Bullying at Washington County Public Schools was one of the top concerns at Thursday's listening session with Boyd Michael. It was the ...



GoFundMe set up for former Hagerstown woman's funeral  Herald-Mail Media

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A GoFundMe site has been created to help pay for the funeral services of a former Hagerstown woman who died last week after ...



Gregory Reese, 69  Herald-Mail Media

Gregory Reese, 69 Gregory Eugene Reese, 69, of Hagerstown, MD went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Meritus Medical Center.



Stabbing reported at RCI south of Hagerstown  Herald-Mail Media

An emergency crew responded to Roxbury Correctional Institution Thursday night for a report of an inmate being stabbed, according to a Washington County ...



Williamsport High School honor rolls  Herald-Mail Media

Williamsport High School Second marking period Distinguished honor roll.



Program aimed at Washington County students who need literacy help  Herald-Mail Media

A new program at Pangborn and Paramount elementary schools is looking to close literacy gaps with some of Washington County's youngest students.



Boonsboro High team taking constitutional knowledge to national competition again  Herald-Mail Media

BOONSBORO — As Boonsboro High School senior Karen Hosova gets closer to graduation, she is thinking about college and life beyond. She plans to study ...



Parents learn signs of substance abuse and an array of drug hiding spots  Herald-Mail Media

Inside a book, stored in a fake bottle of Pepsi, crammed into a secret compartment inside a toilet brush holder — people have hidden drugs in all kinds of ...



Debra Essex, 58  Herald-Mail Media

Debra Essex, 58 Debra Michelle Essex, 58, of Hagerstown, MD, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 19, 2019 in Hyattsville, MD.



Hagerstown City Council briefs  Herald-Mail Media

Jayswah Sanon, second from right, poses for a photo after being recognized at a Hagerstown City Council meeting Tuesday. He was named South Hagerstown ...



Lutz, Stewart named North High IB Students of the Month  Herald-Mail Media

The North Hagerstown High School International Baccalaureate (IB) team selected Kira Lutz and Brittanie Stewart as its IB Students of the Month for December.



Smithsburg's Caroline Schlegel honored as Md. World Language Teacher of the Year  Herald-Mail Media

Smithsburg High School Spanish teacher Caroline Schlegel was honored Oct. 19 by the Maryland Foreign Language Association for being named its 2018 ...



Hagerstown's Shannon Seek twirls her way to success  Herald-Mail Media

Shannon Seek of Hagerstown recently attended several twirling competitions, in which she placed high in her division.



Homecoming weekend is near  Herald-Mail Media

Homecoming weekend is near Williamsport is celebrating homecoming weekend Friday and Saturday. The homecoming football game will be played at 7 p.m. ...



Months with highest speed-camera citations were during summer school break  Herald-Mail Media

In August, when school wasn't even in session, an average of 484 citations a day were issued for people caught by Washington County's speed cameras.



Ravens tight end speaks up about mental health problems  Herald-Mail Media

Before he was drafted into the NFL, Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst was a pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.



Richard Thomas, 79  Herald-Mail Media

Richard Thomas, 79 Richard Leroy Thomas, 79, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Beacon Place. A memorial Mass will ...



U.S. 40 reopened near the former Conococheague Elementary School  Herald-Mail Media

U.S. 40 has been reopened to traffic after authorities responded to a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near the former Conococheague Elementary ...



Arlena Abbott, 65  Herald-Mail Media

Arlena Abbott, 65 Arlena Denise Abbott, 65, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Meritus Medical Center of Hagerstown. Born Friday, July ...



Boonsboro High School honor rolls  Herald-Mail Media

Boonsboro High School Second marking period Distinguished honor roll.



Sterling Frisby, 64  Herald-Mail Media

Sterling William Frisby Sr., 64, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Monday, July 12, 1954 in ...



Doris Baker, 77  Herald-Mail Media

Doris Baker, 77 Doris Lee Baker, 77, of Boonsboro, MD, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Thursday, March 19, 1942, ...



Meal-assistance rate steady in Washington County Public Schools  Herald-Mail Media

Eligibility for free and reduced-price meals in Washington County Public Schools stayed about the same this year, at 47 percent, according to school officials.



General Election Q&A with Jacqueline Fischer, candidate for Washington County Board of Education  Herald-Mail Media

Q: What more can be done to continue to improve WCPS' standardized test scores, and curriculum in general?



Harry "Lucky" Oyler Jr., 50  Herald-Mail Media

Harry Oyler Jr., 50 Harry Jackson “Lucky” Oyler Jr., 50, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at his home. Lucky was born November 24, 1968 ...



Student Standout: Eagle Scout uses project to honor fallen police officers  Herald-Mail Media

While visiting Thomas Pangborn Lodge 88 of the Fraternal Order of Police in Hagerstown, one local Boy Scout found an opportunity to make a difference.



Smithsburg's Schlegel honored as Md. World Language Teacher of the Year  Herald-Mail Media

Smithsburg High School Spanish teacher Caroline Schlegel was honored Oct. 19 by the Maryland Foreign Language Association for being named its 2018 ...



Students receive honors from local DAR chapters  Herald-Mail Media

The Antietam and Conococheague chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their annual Good Citizen Tea on March 13 at the Washington ...



Marcus Burrs, 23  Herald-Mail Media

Marcus Burrs, 23 PFC Marcus Damon Burrs, 23, of Hagers- town, MD, affectionately known by his family and friends as “Bud” passed away on 31 December ...



South Hagerstown High School honor roll  Herald-Mail Media

South Hagerstown High SchoolSecond marking periodDistinguished honor roll Grade nine—Logan M. Abbott. Emily G. Alexander, Madeline R. Blash, Jason P.



Rebels' Peer will move from football coach to AD  Herald-Mail Media

Less than a month after South Hagerstown High School athletic director Ryan Myers accepted the same position at Smithsburg, the Rebels found their ...



After 25 years with Washington County, Plank hits the road  Herald-Mail Media

When winter ends, Ed Plank often hears people say his job gets easier — he no longer has to worry about snow removal for Washington County's 850 miles of ...



William Pittsnogle, 70  Herald-Mail Media

William Douglas “Bill” Pittsnogle, 70, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Martinsburg, WV, after ...



Washington County Public Schools graduation schedule | Graduation  Herald-Mail Media

The schedule of graduation ceremonies for the Washington County Public Schools Class of 2018 is set.



St. Patrick's Day run in Hagerstown will affect traffic  Herald-Mail Media

Several Hagerstown streets will be closed or limited to traffic for several hours Saturday for the city's St. Patrick's Day Run Fest event.



Stanley Grove, 68  Herald-Mail Media

Stanley Grove, 68 Stanley William Grove, 68, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Friday, April 26, 2019, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD. Born July 3 ...



Hagerstown man accused of threatening mass school shooting  Herald-Mail Media

A Hagerstown man was arrested after he allegedly made a threat to carry out a mass school shooting more serious than the one that left 17 people dead last ...



Summers retires after nearly 40 years of public service  Herald-Mail Media

Charlie Summers said he hasn't been unemployed for more than two weeks since he graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1974.



Valerie Stine, 63  Herald-Mail Media

Valerie Kay Stine, 63, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018. Born October 5, 1955 in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late ...



Clear Spring man pleads guilty in Hagerstown break-in  Herald-Mail Media

A Clear Spring man caught on the victim's home security cameras pleaded guilty to a burglary in which more than $30000 in weapons, computers, jewelry and ...



Man charged after Hagerstown police find drugs, loaded handgun during traffic stop  Herald-Mail Media

A Frederick, Md., man is accused of having drugs and a loaded handgun after Hagerstown police stopped the car he was driving during a brief chase early ...



Nelson Harbaugh, 75  Herald-Mail Media

Nelson Harbaugh, 75 Nelson Lee Harbaugh, 75, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, at his home. Born August 13, 1943, ...



Celebration of Excellence recognizes 349 Washington County students  Herald-Mail Media

With graduation just around the corner for high school seniors throughout the county, some of the highest academically achieving students got special ...



Destination Imagination challenges young minds  Herald-Mail Media

Fifty-seven teams from across Western Maryland gathered at Williamsport High School on Saturday to compete for top honors in the Destination Imagination ...



Tammy Sodergren, 53  Herald-Mail Media

Tammy Lynn Sodergren, 53, of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at her home. Born, November 12, 1965 in Hagerstown, MD she ...



Roberta "Kay" Bennett, 78  Herald-Mail Media

Roberta “Kay “Bennett, 78, of Hedgesville, WV, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville, WV. Born October...



Days grow short for longtime Hagerstown hardware store  Herald-Mail Media

On a yet-to-be determined morning this fall, Charlie Startzman will wake up and break a decades-old routine.



Hagerstown parks reopen with new hours, policies  Herald-Mail Media

Visitors to Hagerstown parks will notice signs reflecting some changes as the new season gets underway, city officials said in a news release.



Reginald Keyes 77  Herald-Mail Media

Reginald Keyes, 77 Reginald S. Keyes, 77, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on October 23, 2018 at his home. He was born July 8, 1941 in Hagerstown to the ...



University System of Maryland at Hagerstown launches hospitality and tourism major  Herald-Mail Media

The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown launched a Hospitality and Tourism Management program Monday while celebrating predicted boosts to ...



Dale Hill, 65  Herald-Mail Media

Dale Hill, 65 Dale Lewis Hill, 65, of Funkstown, MD passed away at Meritus Medical Center on Friday, September 28, 2018. Born July 29, 1953 in Hagerstown, ...



UPDATE: Crash slows traffic on Sharpsburg Pike  Herald-Mail Media

No one was injured in a pickup crash that slowed traffic on Sharpsburg Pike Friday, according to Maryland State Police.



Dick Miller an officiating legend who developed a heart for social services  Herald-Mail Media

Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail runs “A Life Remembered.” Each story in this continuing series takes a look back — through the eyes of family, ...



Hagerstown Community Free Clinic announces new executive director  Herald-Mail Media

When it came down to hiring a new executive director, the Community Free Clinic of Hagerstown's board of directors knew they needed someone who knew the ...



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