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Hurricane Ian to bring Wind, Rain to Hagerstown Area

Hagerstown, MD News (9/30/2022) – Hurricane Ian is currently a CAT I hurricane, off the coast of South Carolina. The hurricane is moving at 9 MPH, and will result in a rainy, windy weekend for the greater Hagerstown area.

Thunder in the Square to Close Several Hagerstown Roads

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/30/2022) – Tonight starting at 4:30 pm, several streets in downtown Hagerstown will be closed for “Thunder in the Square”, a classic car show by the Alsatia Club that takes over downtown. Residents should plan on arriving early if they wish to view the car show.

DJ Bizzy – Rock & Roller Skates

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/28/2022) – Mark “DJ Bizzy” Smith has rocked stages, red carpets, and events the world over. Though he can regularly be found entertaining the crowd at some of the hottest clubs in D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and beyond, Bizzy doesn’t let success go to his head. In fact, DJ Bizzy is an unsung hometown hero, and is still locally spinning records at Turner’s Skate Palace.

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Exploring Crystals, Their Practical Applications, and Possible Healing Powers

HAGERSTOWN, MD – For over a year, local business KnS SnS Mystic Crystals & Stones has been providing unique creations touched by mother nature herself – crystals and minerals of amazing shapes, sizes, and quality. But what are crystals and minerals, and why are we so fascinated by them? In addition to their beauty, as well as their practical applications in electronics such as radios, computers, and watches, some believe crystals may even possess healing powers.

City of Hagerstown Seeks Photos & Information for Creating Wheaton Park Historical Panels

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/26/2022) – The City of Hagerstown continues to move forward with the construction of Phase I of improvements at Wheaton Park. The master plan is based on the community input received earlier this year.

The project includes installing two historic panels to be located in the plaza, one about the park’s history and one about the house and its past tenants/caretakers. As part of that process, photos and information helping to detail and tell the story of both are being accepted now through Friday, October 21.

Neil Parrott Looks to Set Record Straight on HIV Tattoo Letter

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/19/2022) – In 2005, Neil Parrot, current Maryland Delegate and Congressional Candidate for CD-6, sent a letter to the Herald-Mail newspaper talking about how HIV victims need compassion, as well as tattoos to indicate a person is HIV positive to potential intimate partners. Parrott recanted this position in 2010, stating that he no longer believes that a mandatory tattoo is the best solution, and is trying to set the record straight in part due to attacks by his opponent in the 2022 Congressional race.

Police Log News – 9/21 to 9/23


Commercial Burglary – East North Avenue, Hagerstown
Assault – 400 Block North Mulberry Street, Hagerstown
Motor Vehicle Theft – West Side Avenue, Hagerstown


Robbery – 400 Block North Mulberry Street, Hagerstown
Vandalism – 700 Block Northern Avenue, Hagerstown
Theft – 00 Block East Franklin Street, Hagerstown
Theft – 400 Block Wood Street, Hagerstown
Theft – 400 Block Wood Street, Hagerstown


Disorderly Conduct – 100 Block North Locust Street, Hagerstown
Disorderly Conduct – 1200 Block Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown
Fraud – 1000 Block Klick Way, Hagerstown

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No, This Man is Not Cutting Catalytic Converters in Hagerstown or Anywhere Else

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/24/2022) – Small towns across the country are being plagued with catalytic converter thefts. Many posts are floating around social media such as Facebook and Reddit calling out a man holding a battery powered saw as being the culprit. However, this is in fact part of a different theft – identity theft.

Washington County Awarded Federal Grant for Firefighter Equipment

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/23/2022) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the Division of Emergency Services, in collaboration with Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Company, has been awarded a “Regional” Assistance for Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the amount of $1.9 million. The funds will be used by various volunteer fire and EMS departments, the Division of Emergency Services, and the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association to purchase portable radios.

Police Log News – 9/18 to 9/20


Vandalism – Summit Ave, Hagerstown


Burglary – 100 Block South Locust Street, Hagerstown
Assault – Linwood/Noland Drive, Hagerstown


Disorderly Conduct – 400 Block North Mulberry Street, Hagerstown
Burglary – 600 Block Potomac Ave, Hagerstown
Vandalism – North Burhans Blvd, Hagerstown
Motor Vehicle Theft – Eastern Blvd North, Hagerstown
Assault – 1000 Block Georgia Avenue, Hagerstown
Burglary – 400 Block Park Place, Hagerstown

Heaven Is A Halfpipe: Hagerstown Skate Park

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/21/2022) – Many residents have not had a chance to check out the brand new Hagerstown Skate Park located in Fairgrounds Park. Social media rumors can be wildly misleading and unfounded, so Radio Free Hub City has endeavored to get the inside scoop about what goes on at our city’s newest family friendly attraction. Rather than address any unfounded rumors directly, we wanted to know what visitors of all ages can expect from a visit to Hagerstown Skate Park. We must say, we are impressed. For our full review, view the full article on RadioFreeHubCity.com.


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