Jan 24, 2014

Md. man sentenced to 9 years in Ponzi scheme

A Walkersville man has been sentenced to nine years in prison in a $9.2 million Ponzi scheme.

Jul 12, 2012

Md. man seeks retrial in wife’s 1992 murder

FREDERICK — A Walkersville man serving a life sentence for his wife’s murder is seeking a new trial in what would be his fourth go-round in the courts. The Frederick News-Post reports Thursday that 56-year-old William Fagan claims he lacked a full understanding of the law when he pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder Deborah […]

Jun 26, 2012

Young Md. farmers provide hope for dairy industry

WALKERSVILLE  — Phillip Thompson and his girlfriend Lauren Tickard will begin their careers as dairy farmers in the fall. “It’s what I know and love and it’s been my dream since I was a kid,” Thompson said. The young farmers, both 21, will begin to milk 70 cows in Union Bridge. The dwindling numbers of […]

Apr 20, 2012

College student returns to Maryland to shoot film

WALKERSVILLE — Alden Tuck lives in one of the largest, most creatively charged cities in the world. But when the New York University student needed inspiration for a short film, he got it from his rural hometown. A 2008 Walkersville High School graduate, the 21-year-old expects to graduate in May. The movie he is working […]

Feb 13, 2012

Walkersville school reverses ban on valentines

WALKERSVILLE — Paper hearts are welcome again at a Frederick County elementary school after parents protested a ban on Valentine’s Day cards. Walkersville Elementary School Assistant Principal Diana Sargeant said Monday that students can exchange valentines as long as no food or candy is attached. And she says those who choose to bring valentines must […]

Feb 7, 2012

Former Montgomery County pastor guilty of sex offense

FREDERICK — The former pastor of a Montgomery County church has pleaded guilty in Frederick to second-degree sex offense with a 10-year-old girl. Seventy-four-year-old Joe Ivey of Walkersville entered into the plea deal Tuesday. Frederick County prosecutors dropped charges of second-degree assault and sexual abuse of a minor. Prosecutors say they’ll recommend at Ivey’s March [&hellip[...]

Oct 5, 2011

Martin’s Caterers closing Walkersville venue

WALKERSVILLE — A banquet-and-catering company with seven facilities in the Baltimore-Washington region says it’s closing its Frederick County venue. The Frederick News-Post reports that Martin’s Caterers Inc. will close its Walkersville location in June. The newspaper reports that 50 employees will lose their jobs. Company Chairman Martin Resnick says about 12 full-time workers will [...]

Jun 9, 2011

Walkersville creates larger buffer around funerals

WALKERSVILLE — A Maryland town is making it harder for groups like the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church to protest at funerals. The town of Walkersville on Wednesday approved an ordinance that requires demonstrators to stay 1,000 feet away from funerals, burials and memorial services. Maryland already has a 500-foot law that takes effect Oct. 1, […]

Jan 19, 2011

Coffee shop helps disabled residents, Peruvian artists

FREDERICK — Serina Roy’s hobby turned into a business and her new location allows her to offer more to customers. Roy, a former CPA and Frederick City Police officer, always loved to roast her own coffee. She bought a two-pound roaster to use in her house in 1990. A coffee house in Westminster asked her […]

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