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Police: Brunswick woman dies after head-on collision

A Brunswick woman died Thursday night at a Baltimore hospital from injuries she suffered in a head-on collision on U.S. 40 Alternate near Middletown, state police said.

Posted: February 27, 2015
Report: Domestic violence deaths on the rise

Domestic violence-related deaths climbed for the fourth year in a row in Maryland, ranking Frederick County sixth statewide at three deaths, according to recent statistics.

Posted: February 27, 2015
Man charged in fatal October crash near Myersville

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Hagerstown man Thursday on charges related to an October car crash that left one person dead and several others injured, according to a news release.

Posted: February 27, 2015
Mount St. Mary's campus spends day celebrating outgoing president

EMMITSBURG – Thursday, laughter, some tears and many hugs awaited outgoing President Thomas Powell and his wife Irene around the Mount St. Mary’s University campus.

In December, the Mount announced that Simon Newman would become the 25th president upon Powell's retirement. Powell delayed his planned retirement two years ago while the school looked for a suitable replacement.

Posted: February 27, 2015

Sports

Hood's Wiley honored

Women’s Basketball

Posted: February 27, 2015
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Urbana boys in search of steady play as regionals near

URBANA — If Urbana boys basketball coach John Cooper has one bone to pick with his team in an otherwise fine season, it’s been its lack of consistency.

Posted: February 26, 2015
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Prep Report: Even with brief history, Bears do something historic

Three years ago, Liz Moormann and Christi LaBella were freshmen playing for an Oakdale varsity girls basketball team that was only in its second year of existence.

Posted: February 26, 2015
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In the Schools

Mount St. Mary's campus spends day celebrating outgoing president

EMMITSBURG – Thursday, laughter, some tears and many hugs awaited outgoing President Thomas Powell and his wife Irene around the Mount St. Mary’s University campus.

In December, the Mount announced that Simon Newman would become the 25th president upon Powell's retirement. Powell delayed his planned retirement two years ago while the school looked for a suitable replacement.

Posted: February 27, 2015
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Frederick County school board to evaluate assessments, testing requirements

Too many tests, assessments and unproven results interfere with teaching time, said Board of Education Vice President Liz Barrett.

Posted: February 26, 2015
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Burkitsville Ruritan accepting scholarship applications

The Burkittsville Ruritan Club and the Burkittsvile Ruritan Ladies Auxiliary will be awarding at least three scholarships of $1,000 each to graduating seniors from Brunswick or Middletown high schools. Interested students can pick up applications from the guidance department at their school. Applications must be completed and returned to the guidance office by no later than April 10. The applications will be reviewed and winners will be notified in early May. For more information, contact Warren Huffer, scholarship chairman, at 301-371-5192.

Posted: February 26, 2015
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Community news

Around South Frederick County: Jefferson Homemakers' Club seeks new members

The Jefferson Homemakers’ Club hopes to add more new members this year.

Posted: February 22, 2015
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Volunteer opportunities — February 22

The Meals on Wheels program is expanding home-delivered meals to homebound clients in the areas of Lewistown, southern Thurmont and Woodsboro. The program delivers two meals daily, Monday through Friday, to older adults and adults with disabilities who have limited or no regular daytime assistance, and have limited access to shopping and food preparation. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to recipients in this area.

Posted: February 22, 2015
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'Held in Regard' black history program

AARCH will present “Held in Regard,” a black history presentation, at 4 p.m. Saturday hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick. The program will focus on the people, places, events, lifestyles and items of respect, appreciation and value in telling the African-American history of Frederick County.

Posted: February 18, 2015
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Announcements

Birth announcement — Colton Joseph Berube

Colton Joseph Berube was born Jan. 28 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He weig...

Posted: February 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Mayalis Evangaline Yagy

Mayalis Evangaline Yagy was born Feb. 13 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She ...

Posted: February 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Birth announcement — Andrew Dale Glenn

Andrew Dale Glenn was born Sept. 24, 2014, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He...

Posted: February 11, 2015 - 11:34 am

Obituaries

OBIT Harold H. Thompson_93319

Mr. Harold H. Thompson, of Mount Airy, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Arr...

Posted: February 27, 2015 - 2:00 am
OBIT Eleanor Virginia Ohler_93422

Mrs. Eleanor Virginia Ohler, of Thurmont, Maryland, died Wednesday, February ...

Posted: February 27, 2015 - 2:00 am
OBIT Donna Jean Selby Smith_93443

Donna Jean Selby Smith, 56, of Frederick, died suddenly Wednesday, February 2...

Posted: February 27, 2015 - 2:00 am

Letters from Your Town

Can't have cake & eat it

Sen. Ben Cardin’s recent op-ed regarding the dangers of drilling for petroleum off the East Coast was timely and on target (“Witnessing Deepwater Horizon again,” News-Post, Feb. 8). Extracting oil from our sea coast and the Chesapeake Bay is in no way worth the risks.

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Deterring opioid abuse

Prescription opioid abuse is a real and serious problem, one that costs not only money, but lives. Approximately 15,000 people die every year in the U.S. from abuse of prescription painkillers, or about one person every 31 minutes. Those are staggering numbers. Furthermore, opioid abuse is estima...

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Hargett Farm park problems

I don’t quite understand the position of some of the aldermen on Hargett Farm. The city is no better steward of property than the lady downtown the city has problems with for derelict buildings. Please ride by the Hargett Farm and look at the barn roof. It has been peeled back for years. My answe...

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