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

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



Easter egg hunt to feature helicopter drop | News  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.



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.



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.



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.



Vivian Manis, 73  Herald-Mail Media

Vivian Manis, 73 Vivian Kaye Lamberson Manis, 73, of Frederick, MD passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in ...



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

Healthy competition was a hallmark of Charles Richard "Dick" Miller's life. Whether it was golf, bridge, a rousing game of Balderdash with the family or behind the ...



South Hagerstown High School honor rolls  Herald-Mail Media

South Hagerstown High Second marking period Distinguished honor roll.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Showered with flowers  Herald-Mail Media

Good morning friends, and happy April! I know you are all familiar with the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” but I am not sure what happens if we have ...



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.



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.



South High to have substance abuse awareness night for parents  Herald-Mail Media

Washington County Public Schools parents and guardians are invited to learn about the signs of substance abuse at an awareness night on March 20.



Showcase of Marching Bands postponed  Herald-Mail Media

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



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 ...



Upcoming Washington County school construction projects include safety, roofing upgrades  Herald-Mail Media

Washington County Public Schools will use this summer to reinforce its security measures at several facilities and finish up a roofing project, according to permits ...



South High students receive scholarships  Herald-Mail Media

The South Hagerstown High School Alumni Association awarded 18 scholarships May 11. The scholarships awarded were made possible by fundraising, ...



Bruce Hinman, 39  Herald-Mail Media

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



Washington County team raises $63K for cancer research  Herald-Mail Media

Mackenzie McCarter spent a large part of her childhood in hospitals battling two rounds of cancer.



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.



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 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 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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



South Hagerstown High school pantry  Herald-Mail Media

A teacher at South Hagerstown High School is giving back to students in need. South High opened a student pantry last week to give food, clothing, hygiene ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hagerstown woman dies in W.Va. kayaking accident  Herald-Mail Media

DRYFORK, W.Va. — A Hagerstown woman reportedly died Sunday as a result of a kayaking accident in northern West Virginia.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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. ...



Robert Lochbaum, 81  Herald-Mail Media

Robert Lochbaum, 81 Robert Gene Lochbaum, 81, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Meritus Medical Center.



Julie Miller, 71  Herald-Mail Media

Julie Miller, 71 Julie Lee Miller, 71, of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 11, 1947 in ...



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 ...



Diplomas are the finish line for Washington County Technical High School grads  Herald-Mail Media

Karla Tellez and Julia Gazzola led more than 280 Washington County Technical High School graduates-to-be into Tuesday's commencement ceremony at ...



Clinton Massie, 59  Herald-Mail Media

Clinton Massie, 59 Clinton Bruce Massie, 59, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018, doing what he liked best, hunting. Born Monday, July ...



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?



Larry McCauley, 65  Herald-Mail Media

Larry McCauley, 65 Larry Wayne McCauley, 65, of Williamsport, MD, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018, at his home. Born Sunday, September 27, 1953, ...



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, ...



Sonia Blair, 78  Herald-Mail Media

Mrs. Sonia J. (Evans) Blair, 78, of Coseytown Road, Greencastle, PA went to be with the Lord Monday, March 18, 2019 in Doey's House, Hagerstown, MD after a ...



Wanda Barger, 74  Herald-Mail Media

Wanda Barger, 74 All our days were written in His book before even one of them came to be (Psalm 139:16). Wanda Jean (Price) Barger, 74, of Hagerstown, ...



Judy Coffman, 64  Herald-Mail Media

Judy Coffman, 64 Judy Ann Coffman, 64, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at her home. Born Wednesday, December 22, 1954, ...



Chuck Anderson, 79  Herald-Mail Media

Chuck Anderson, 79 Lewis Edward “Chuck” Anderson, 79, of Halfway, Md., died at home on July 29, 2018. Born March 11, 1939, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the ...



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 ...



Kathy Smith, 52  Herald-Mail Media

Kathy Smith, 52 Kathy Jo Smith, 52, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD. Born in ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Black History Month names to remember  Herald-Mail Media

Last week I listed a few names to see if you remembered them. I received calls and emails about a few new ones and thought I would share some. Did you know ...



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.



Joseph McPherson 56  Herald-Mail Media

Joseph McPherson, 56 Joseph Grant McPherson, 56, of Hagerstown, passed away Nov. 7, 2018, at his home. Joseph was born June 9, 1962, in Hagerstown, ...



Sharon Clem, 66  Herald-Mail Media

Sharon Ann “Sherry” Higgs-Shoemaker Clem, age 66, of Hagerstown, Md., had her final sunset on October 28, 2018 at the Doey's House after a long, hard battle ...



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 ...



Waterline break closes Clear Spring High and Middle schools  Herald-Mail Media

A waterline break prompted officials to cancel classes Thursday at Clear Spring High and Middle schools.



Thomas Ashby, 41  Herald-Mail Media

Thomas Ashby, 41 Thomas Anthony Ashby, 41, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Meritus Medical Center. Born January 16 ...



Gidget Gallahan, 51  Herald-Mail Media

Gidget Gallahan, 51 Gidget Natalie (Maffitt) Gallahan, 51, went to Heaven on Aug. 6, 2018, with her husband by her side. Born Thursday, May 18, 1967, ...



Gary Jones Sr., 74  Herald-Mail Media

Gary Jones Sr., 74 Gary Wayne Jones Sr., 74, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019. He was the son of the late George Washington ...



Hagerstown man gets 3 years in school-shooting threat  Herald-Mail Media

A Hagerstown man arrested in March after threatening to carry out a mass school shooting more serious than the one that left 17 people dead at a Florida high ...



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.



Sharon Grove, 70  Herald-Mail Media

Sharon Grove, 70 Sharon Kay Grove, 70, of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Doey's House Hagers- town, MD. She was born on ...



South High graduation draws 1,500 in new venue  Herald-Mail Media

For the first time, South Hagerstown High School relocated its commencement exercises to a new location this year to allow more families to see their sons and ...



James Banks III, 62  Herald-Mail Media

James Banks III, 62 James W. Banks III, M.D., 62, born in Beckley, W.Va., the youngest child of James W. Banks II, M.D. and Martha Nemec Banks. Jim graduated ...



Craig Miller, 73  Herald-Mail Media

Craig Miller, 73 Craig “CC” Collins Miller, 73, of Hagers- town, MD passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Meritus Medical Center.



Hagerstown teen to compete for Miss Maryland Teen USA title  Herald-Mail Media

Roniya Pirtle, 14, of Hagerstown, will compete for the title of Miss Maryland Teen USA 2019 Friday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 28, at The Bethesda North ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hagerstown police arrest man during armed robbery  Herald-Mail Media

A Baltimore man was arrested Tuesday by Hagerstown police during an armed robbery in which he is accused of using a gun to hit a toddler.



Hagerstown man found guilty of multiple drug charges  Herald-Mail Media

A Hagerstown man was found guilty of multiple drug charges at the culmination of his trial Thursday in Frederick County (Md.) Circuit Court.



Milford Kershner 80  Herald-Mail Media

Milford Kershner, 80 Milford Lee Kershner, 80, of Berryville, VA, and formerly of Smithsburg, MD, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Meritus Medical ...



Jody Rosenberry, 60  Herald-Mail Media

Jody Rosenberry, 60 Jody Craig Rosenberry, 60, of Clear Spring, MD, and formerly of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Meritus ...



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 ...



South Hagerstown High School graduates venture into 'the real world'  Herald-Mail Media

The 268 members of the Class of 2014 on Friday joined the more than 17000 South Hagerstown High School Rebels who have graduated and moved on the ...



Joyce Ott planted many seeds in the community  Herald-Mail Media

Joyce Ott had a love for the soil and what could be produced from it. Her life was about planting seeds, from the garden and education to faith, *service* and.



Washington County Public Schools-backed 'reportable offenses' bill advances  Herald-Mail Media

ANNAPOLIS — Local school officials want to know when students charged with “reportable offenses” in another jurisdiction are transferred to Washington ...



Joan Williams, 75  Herald-Mail Media

Joan Williams, 75 Joan Dolores Williams, 75, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018, at Hospice of Washington County, Doey's House, ...



Student Standout: South High senior poised as future leader  Herald-Mail Media

To David and Sophia Bedard, it comes as no surprise that their daughter Cassie, a senior at South Hagerstown High School, has positioned herself for great ...



Hagerstown native to play 'Value Colonel' in KFC ads  Herald-Mail Media

While it is considered a demotion in military ranks, actor Christopher Boyer doesn't mind his transition from a general to a colonel.



South High Class of 1967 celebrates 50th reunion  Herald-Mail Media

The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1967 held its 50th class reunion on Oct. 7 at Elks Lodge 378 in Hagerstown. Classmates and their guests enjoyed ...



Judge denies motion to suppress statement in Hagerstown fatal stabbing  Herald-Mail Media

A judge last week denied a motion to suppress statements a man made to Hagerstown police after his arrest on accusations he fatally stabbed a man.



Braddock Middle School again takes top honors in county MathCounts competition  Herald-Mail Media

The "mathletes" from Braddock Middle School in Cumberland, Md., once again took the top honors in the 36th annual MathCounts competition Saturday.



Dwight William Guyton, 72  Herald-Mail Media

Dwight William Guyton, 72, of Swanton, Md., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, ...



Democrat David Trone wins Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, defeating Republican Amie Hoeber  The Washington Post

David Trone, the Potomac wine magnate who forged a second career as a politician, on Tuesday won the race to succeed Rep. John Delaney in Maryland, ...



Shelby Andrews touched many in 42-year nursing career  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, ...



Kindergarten readiness improves for WCPS  Herald-Mail Media

Washington County has shown a sharp increase in how well students are prepared when they start kindergarten, according to a new Maryland State Department ...



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