December 16, 1999
When two leaky 1,800-gallon propane tanks caught fire at the Coca-Cola plant in Baltimore County, Md., last week, the Washington County Special Operations Team and a local heating company went to the rescue. On Thursday, a forklift operator at the plant had damaged the propane tanks, which leaked several hundred gallons of the flammable liquid, said John Bentley, special ops deputy coordinator. Firefighters from Baltimore County put out the 50-foot flames shooting from the tanks but the heat had melted the valves, making it impossible to shut them off completely, Bentley said.
January 16, 2008
ANNAPOLIS - Tuesday's announced closing of a troubled Baltimore County state facility for mentally challenged people will not bring new dangers to a similar facility in Hagerstown, a state Cabinet secretary said. Rosewood Center in Owings Mills, Md., will be shut down once all of the patients are relocated, which is expected to take 18 months, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office said. A main concern at Potomac Center on Marshall Street in Hagerstown is whether it will get any of Rosewood's clients with criminal backgrounds.
February 18, 2008
Philip Baker-Shenk, right, of Sharpsburg, is shown with presidential candidate Sen. John McCain recently at a campaign stop in Baltimore County, Md. Baker-Shenk helped organize McCain's appearance at the Baltimore County Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner. He is the Western Maryland 6th District Chairman of the Maryland McCain Campaign and is past chairman of the Washington County Republican Central Committee. Standing between McCain and Baker-Shenk is former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich.Â
September 3, 2006
The following Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Maryland will compete in primaries on Sept. 12. The Green Party candidate will be on the ballot only in the Nov. 7 general election. Republicans · Ray Bly, Howard County · Earl S. Gordon, Montgomery County · Thomas J. Hampton, Anne Arundel County · John Kimble, Prince George's County · Edward Raymond Madej, Anne Arundel County · Daniel Muffoletto, Howard County · Richard Shawver, Carroll County · Michael S. Steele, Prince George's County · Corrogan R. Vaughn, Baltimore County · Daniel "Wig Man" Vovak, Montgomery County Democrats · Benjamin L. Cardin, Baltimore County · David Dickerson, Baltimore County · George T. English, Montgomery County · James H. Hutchinson, Montgomery County · Anthony Jaworski, Montgomery County · A. Robert Kaufman, Baltimore city · Allan Lichtman, Montgomery County · Thomas McCaskill, Prince George's County · Kweisi Mfume, Baltimore City · Josh Rales, Montgomery County · Dennis F. Rasmussen, Baltimore County · Bob Robinson, Harford County · Theresa C. Scaldaferri, Prince George's County · Mike Schaefer, Baltimore city · Charles Ulysses Smith, Baltimore city · Blaine Taylor, Baltimore County ·...
June 26, 1998
Washington County Commissioner James R. Wade will be a guest today on Maryland Public Television 's "Newsnight Maryland" program. The topic to be discussed is taxpayer spending for sports teams. The program airs at 7 p.m. Wade will join John Moag, managing director of the Maryland Stadium Authority, and Dennis Coates, associate professor of economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
April 4, 2000
ANNAPOLIS - Four of six Washington County delegates voted against a Baltimore County condemnation bill Tuesday, possibly jeopardizing the chances of having South Mountain designated a state battlefield this year. The Maryland House of Delegates voted 90 to 35 to give Baltimore County the power to displace up to 1,600 people. "This is still nothing but a land-grab motivated by greed. They call this revitalization. I call it rape," said Del. Diane DeCarlo, D-Baltimore/Harford.
May 26, 2013
About 550 middle and high students, along with their parents and teachers, converged on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on April 27 to compete in the Maryland History Day competition. Several Washington County students received prizes at the awards ceremony. Jade Lee of Smithsburg Middle School won the Award for Excellence in Civic Action and Engagement in the junior paper category for her topic, “Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and the Growth of the Environmental Movement.” Her teacher is Jesse Smith. The award was sponsored by the Maryland Council for Social Studies.
January 11, 2012
Two Montgomery County, Md., residents filed for the 6th Congressional District race on Wednesday, the state's candidate deadline day, meaning 13 people will compete for their parties' nominations in the April primaries. U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, the Republican incumbent, is seeking his 11th term this year. In a GOP primary on April 3, he will have seven challengers, including Peter James of Germantown, who filed on Wednesday. Ron Little of Gaithersburg also filed to run on Wednesday, the fifth candidate on the Democratic side.
October 21, 2011
Martin S. Kaetzel of Hagerstown is part of the latest graduating class of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, the agency said Friday. Kaetzel will be assigned to Baltimore County. Eight officers are in the class that graduated Thursday at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Center in Sykesville. Other new officers will be assigned to Calvert, Anne Arundel and Kent counties. The NRP says it enforces conservation, boating, traffic and criminal laws, and is the lead agency for homeland security on Maryland's waters.
September 18, 2000
Man guilty of discharging gun in store By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer A Hancock man received probation before judgment Monday after pleading guilty to discharging a firearm in a liquor store in Hancock, officials said. Douglas Burnett, 33, of Main Street, has paid almost $800 in restitution to the owners of two vehicles damaged by the bullet after it went through a wall of the store, his attorney, Wiley Rutledge, told Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley.