| Feb 15, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Federal investigators overstated the strength of the scientific evidence against a late Army researcher blamed for the anthrax mailings that killed five people in 2001, a panel of scientists said Tuesday after an 18-month review. However, the panel didn&...
| Jan 23, 2011
| 2:42 PM
JUNE 24, 1936-JAN. 22, 2011
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Ernest W. Braithwaite, 74, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
Born June 24, 1936, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul Braithwaite...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Orlyn Oestereich lived the last 21 years of his life in Washington County and was well connected through his involvement in the American Legion. His wife Connie, said few people knew him by his first name, though.
Instead, he was known as "The Colonel,"...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 12:04 PM
The Army says the National Academy of Sciences will review several studies of possible public health effects from toxins used at Fort Detrick in Frederick.
Garrison commander Col. Judith Robinson said Wednesday that the peer review will help determine...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Officials from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., were in Hagerstown on Tuesday to let those who served in the military know that they are entitled to receive quality health care.
Ann R. Brown, medical center director, said during...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Charles Smith and Maureen Leavy have been named Students of the Month for January at Washington County Technical High School.
Charles is a junior enrolled in the biomedical science program at Tech High. His home school is Hancock Middle/Senior High...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 8:54 PM
It was a final gesture from a loving husband and brother-in-law.
Ben Persinger arranged for his wife, Kathy, and her sister, Karen Gladfelter, to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving in New York City.
The trip allowed the sisters to forget their cares...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Job center orientation
March 7 — Learn about the center and its services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255. Enroll at www.mwejobs.com.
March 8, March 15...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 5:19 PM
A free program is available to help business owners win government contracts at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md.
Christine Demas, director of the Fort Detrick Business Development Office, said Wednesday during a Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 9:00 PM
AMVETS, Department of Maryland, will present the PNC A. Leo Anderson Memorial Free State Award of Excellence to CSM Bran Thompson, president of the Maj. Gen. Boyd Cook Memorial Foundation Inc., at a ceremony April 2 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City,...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:09 PM
A court-ordered review found Wednesday that security screeners repeatedly failed to recognize signs of mental illness that should have prevented the man blamed for deadly 2001 anthrax attacks from working with the deadly spores at the Army's flagship...