| May 3, 2013
| 2:16 PM
In the nearly 20 years I've been a fitness professional, I've found that only a handful of barriers prevent most people from beginning an exercise program that can literally and massively change their lives.
What people discover is that when they...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Departing Maryland center Alex Len underwent surgery for a partial stress fracture in his left ankle that was diagnosed after he declared for the NBA draft, according to his agent.
The injury -- and subsequent surgery performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Two local food establishments closed their doors Sunday, one a family-owned bakery, the other a chain restaurant.
Icing Bakery & Cafe, a family-owned store in downtown Boonsboro, closed Sunday, as did a Shoney’s restaurant at Hagerstown’s...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Ozella G. Jerome, 91, of Clarksburg, Md., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
She was the beloved wife of the late John Wilson Jerome; loving mother of Janet Gessler, Glenn Jerome, Laura Jerome and Carol Garcia; grandmother of Kevin Gessler, Andrew, Scott and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:18 AM
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate will hold a confirmation hearing on Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Over her decades of public service, Ms. McCarthy has demonstrated a strong commitment to...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:57 PM
In his former job as a probation officer, Daniel Monn helped parolees rejoin society.
Now, the 28-year-old is training at the Hagerstown Community College Police Academy to take criminals off the streets.
“The role has kind of switched, and now...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:59 PM
When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours.
But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Steven Leibowitz is trying to run as fast as he can, but the trail is muddy and tree roots are hiding under the soil, slowing him down. Now there's a stream blocking his path, with no way to cross, save a few widely spaced rocks. But Leibowitz can't...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Speed-limit signs on the Intercounty Connector will be changed from 55 mph to 60 mph at the end of the week, the Maryland Transportation Authority announced Wednesday.
The 18.8-mile, all-electronic toll road connects Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg to I-...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:29 PM
A boiler and chiller at Fountaindale Elementary School and most of the drop ceiling and lighting at Emma K. Doub Elementary School will be replaced, Washington County Public Schools officials said.
The Washington County Board of Education on March 5...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 3:03 PM
It's often said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.
And that's no blarney.
From the wearing of leprechaun hats to the consumption of green beer and corned beef, people of all ancestral backgrounds have embraced the holiday with open arms....