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Author Archives: Herald-Mail of Hagerstown

250 years later, care for Mason-Dixon markers in question

HAGERSTOWN (AP) — Many of the centuries-old stone markers are weathered and difficult to decipher, but their importance to American history holds strong today just like the boundary line they represent. This year marks the 250th anniversary of the completion ...

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Md. 17-year-old gets degree in biology, physics and math

CLEAR SPRING — While most 6-year-olds spend their summers playing outside, participating in sports or watching TV, 17-year-old Joseph Heavner of Clear Spring spent his childhood teaching himself mathematics and reading high-school textbooks. As a child, Heavner not only taught ...

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Md. McDonald’s honors chain’s oldest worker in the nation

HAGERSTOWN (AP) — At 95 years old, when most people are well into their golden years and decades beyond the workforce, Harriett Clopper still drives herself to work to her job at McDonald’s on Sharpsburg Pike in Hagerstown — something ...

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Award-winning Western Md. farm does a lot on a little

When Ali Mohadjer was around 7 years old, his father retired and began gardening at their home in Iran. As he helped his father with his roses and cherry trees, he said recently, he developed a “little green thumb,” and an aspiration: to one day have a little orchard, farm or garden of his own.

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Hagerstown language bank provides interpretation for patients

HAGERSTOWN — An elderly woman heads into the emergency room with severe stomach pain. She hardly understands what’s happening, let alone how the doctors will fix it. All she knows is that it hurts, she’s alone and she doesn’t speak ...

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