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Ohio man indicted in death of Frederick toddler

A grand jury indicted a man Monday in the death of a 14-month-old boy from Frederick whose body was pulled from a creek in Columbus, Ohio, late last year.

Posted: March 31, 2015
House fire under investigation north of Frederick

A vacant house that burned down early Tuesday is under investigation by Frederick County Fire Marshals, according to county fire officials.

Posted: March 31, 2015
Dickerson woman battles rare nasal cancer

As someone who gives out gifts every Christmas dressed up as Mrs. Claus, it’s hard for Melissa “Missy” Flynn to ask for help for herself.

Posted: March 31, 2015
Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of minor

A Rockville man entered a plea to five crimes Monday in Frederick County Circuit Court for videotaping himself sexually abusing a toddler in Frederick County in 2012.

Posted: March 30, 2015


Railroaders refuse to cave

BRUNSWICK — Good fortune was on Doug Pearl’s side and, by extension, the Brunswick baseball team.

Posted: March 31, 2015
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Brown 'Clutch' again for Knights

MIDDLETOWN — She flourished so much with runners on base last year that teammates and coaches gave her the nickname Clutch.

Posted: March 31, 2015
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Stine's relaxed approach yields results for Hawks

URBANA — A slight adjustment to help ease Jack Stines’ acclimation to varsity pitching has made a significant impact on the Urbana baseball team’s early-season success.

Posted: March 31, 2015
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In the Schools

School Notes: Frederick Board of Education cool on Young bill

Members of the Frederick County Board of Education are no fans of a bill from Frederick County Sen. Ron Young, a Democrat, though they won’t likely submit any sort of testimony disavowing the legislation.

Posted: March 30, 2015
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Tree planted to remember Charlie Hebdo shooting victims

Catoctin High School students stood in solidarity Monday with the victims of the January attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Posted: March 30, 2015
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Stress reduction workshop

Stress reduction techniques will be the topic of a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon April 10 in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College. Shell Fischer, founder and director of Mindful Shenandoah Valley, will conduct a free, two-hour workshop that focuses on mindfulness-based stress reduction, a program that uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness and yoga to improve quality of life. She will lead guided mediations, talks and exercises and demonstrate how to respond more effectively to stress to lead more calm, joyful and balanced lives. Fischer has more than 25 years of mindfulness practice and study. She is a full-time teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, trained in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, by one of the nation’s leading Insight teachers. Prior to teaching, Fischer wrote about mindfulness and yoga for national magazines. The event is sponsored by the Hood’s Social Work program, the counseling center, the dean of students’ and the chaplain’s offices. For more information on the workshop, contact Lynda Sowbel, associate professor of social work, at

Posted: March 29, 2015
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Community news

Food, Fun & Fundraisers — March 29


Posted: March 29, 2015
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Volunteer opportunities — March 29

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League is looking for volunteers that meet the nonprofit’s criteria for foster homes for rescue Great Dane puppies. Great Danes are indoor dogs that require training and they can grow to between 100 and 200 pounds. For more information, visit

Posted: March 29, 2015
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Bridge Results

The Frederick Bridge Club games for the week were canceled due to snow.

Posted: March 08, 2015
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Birth announcements - Whitley Faye Meekins-Roderick

Whitley Faye Meekins-Roderick was born March 14 at Frederick Memorial Hospita...

Posted: March 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Clarabelle Despeaux

Clarabelle Despeaux was born Feb. 6 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She weigh...

Posted: March 15, 2015 - 2:00 am
Brian Collin Roby to wed Madeline Simpson Eby

Jeff and Chris Roby of Mount Airy, Maryland are excited to announce the engag...

Posted: March 13, 2015 - 2:00 am


James Sampson

Mr. James Russell Sampson, 80, of Frederick, formerly of Piqua, Ohio, passed ...

Posted: March 29, 2015 - 2:00 am
Ed Hobbs

Edwin “Ed” Philip Hobbs, 46, of Frederick County, Maryland, passed away in Fe...

Posted: March 29, 2015 - 2:00 am
James Sampson

Mr. James Russell Sampson, of Frederick, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Arra...

Posted: March 28, 2015 - 2:00 am

Letters from Your Town

Bergdahl's just deserts

After reading the story in Friday’s Frederick News-Post about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the political, partisan blowback regarding the circumstances of his release, I felt compelled to express my opinion.

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Random kindness

I was in the Wegmans parking lot March 21, putting my groceries in the car, when I was approached by a young woman who gave me a bouquet of fresh yellow tulips. She said that she and her husband were out doing random acts of kindness in honor of their Down syndrome daughter’s fourth birthday.

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Poop proposal is not a silver bullet

The Maryland proposal to use “chicken poop” and litters for anaerobic digestion to produce phosphorous-based fertilizers to sell to agricultural operations is a very hopeful proposal for reducing such waste, and calls for its incineration, and keeping it off of already saturated Eastern Shore fie...

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