Carroll County Times from Westminster, Maryland (2024)

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iiiihii ft 4 i A IlJ tnl 1 Senator says plan is off base A4 nKfrra i 1 SJh 'f'1 irst woman I president i 1 'Wr profiled A8 Bba8 Basketball schedule ready Bl jWrOsj (Carroll (County Year 71 Number 41 Westminster Maryland Monday ebruary 28 1983 25 cents 20 pages A state trooper stops a motorist at a weekend roadblock (George Welty photo) BUnBB wBBf ZK9Hk LlIf Mk JM MLr MUEwf ambbBBBBBBBBBHBBH 996 stopped none charged as county roadblocks begin By MATTHEW BOWERS Staff Writer Michael Greenwait of Randalls town stood shivering in the cold alongside Md 26 with stale police officials news reporters television crews and other onlookers intently observing operation of Carroll's first heard It on the news and came up here" he said riday night his face red in the glow of flares and flashing patrol car lights think it's great got to help out They got to do it" Mr Greenwait appeared to mirror the opinion of many of those stopped at the initial drunken driving roadblock set up riday night east of reedom Ave nue west of Eldersburg The other two roadblock spots were on Md 30 in Greenmount? and Md 140 in Sandymount these two spots were revisited Saturday night state po lice in Westminster said Sunday Police reported a total of 996 vehicles were stopped at the five roadblocks 343 riday and 653 Saturday Three drivers were stopped given field sobriety tests and released all on Saturday no one was arrested although state police on regular patrols elsewhere made three driving while intoxi cated arrests However while the first road blocks were being set up in the eastern part of the county a 17 year old Westminster area girl was Please see Roadblocks A2 2 die 1 seriously hurt in weekend accidents By JOHN BILLMYRE Staff Writer A pair of weekend traffic accidents left two people dead and a third person in serious but stable condition Sunday night in toe intensive care unit of a Baltimore hospital Edith Bush 72 of Hampstead died shortly after noon Sunday when her northbound sedan crested a hill on the wrong side of Millers Station Road near Warehime Road and collided head on with a truck police said Her 75 year old passenger Sarah Robertson of Millers Station Road east of Manchester was flown to the Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore for treatment She was listed in serious but stable condition last night Another passenger Matthew Bush 2 was admitted to the pediatrics ward of Carroll County General Hospital for observation The third passenger Molly Bush was not admitted to toe hospital a spokeswoman said State police said all four people were riding in the front seat of the car The driver of the truck Earl Miller of Hampstead: was not seriously hurt police said adding no charges were filed in toe accident Meanwhile as state police in the eastempart of the county staffed early Saturday morning to deter drunken drivers a 17 year old Westminster girl died in western Carroll in what troopers called an alcohol related wreck Police said Michael Patrick Gartland 19 of 2301 Doctor Stitely Road in New Windsor was driving a car Please see 2 killed A5 Gamber pastor Staff Report A Baptist minister who was alone Sunday morning as he prepared his Gamber church for services was robbed of $74 beaten kicked and pistol whipped after asking to keep his wallet The Rev Curry Mitchell minister of Emmanuel Baptist Church on Sykesville Road (Md 32) for nearly three years was treated and released from Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster after the 7 am attack amily members said he spent the remainder of the day resting really in a lot of pain they roughed him up" said the daughter Wanda She said her father has problems with his back and has undergone surgery before State police Cpl Lanny Holcombe said two black men in a white ord Pinto possibly Virginia license plates are suspects in toe case He also said police find the attack on a minister beaten robbed puzzling kind of in wonder of toe corporal said According to Barbara Mitchell the wife her husband arrived at the church alone about 7 am to turn on the heat and was walking outside the building when two men approached him threatened all toe time to shoot him He said You can take the money but I want the wallet That seemed to make them angry" Mrs Mitchell said her husband told her Normally toe Rev Mitchell carries no money but he had just returned from visiting his mother who is ill Mrs Mitchell said' liable to be a good thing he did (have money) they seemed to be mad he have more You hear oftois kind of thing on parking lots and all kinds of places but not at a in daylight she said Robots in Sykesville business' future Please see Robots A2 Carroll schools are clear of asbestos Swimmers Betsy Jarabak 2 stands by the Red Cross flag after swimming 2 laps with her mother Phillis who contin ues swimming The Red Cross estimated it raised $1000 from approximately 40 people swimming laps In Western Maryland Col lege's pool (Times photo) some of the major video and computer companies Telephone system distribution was added His telephone sales solicitors now sell home and microcomputers to about 10000 accounts across the county Mr Stolle said Having forecast the boom in home computers managers at the Sykesville distribution center are now banking on the home robot forthcoming yet not readily available Two things have to happen first" Mr Stolle said between puffs on his cigar want to be satisfied with the quality of toe product and we want to be sure the proper channels of By BILL LOMBARDI Staff Writer MICHAEL STOLLE business controller in 1978 were a half million in 1979 they were three quarters of a million in 1980 they were $12 million in 1981 they were $3 million and in the first six months of this The White Lung Association Thursday night said asbestos found to be the cause of crippling lung diseases such as asbestosis was used in most schools built before 1978 Of 30 public schools only Liberty High was built after that year in 1980 Mt Airy Middle School was renovated between 1979 and 1981 The conference at Winfield Volunteer ire Co was intended to alert countians to the dangers of asbestos fibers School principals and officials were invited to the conference according to the association but none attended While a portion of languishes in a recession a Sykesville company is growing and changing the way people work and have fun Listen to Michael Stolle controller of National ilm and Video Inc on Main Street answer his telephone in his second floor office he says "A couple of months ago it was 30 says Mr Stolle who took over as controller of the national film video home computer and telephone wholesale distribution company last June The salutation he notes refers to the sales goal for the day: $50000 have been fantastic Sales By MATTHEW BOWERS Staff Writer County school children looking for an excuse to school should cross "fear of asbestos He said the idea that asbestos fibers are floating a county scnooi Lung Association suggested Carroll exposure from their lists Official says to a White conference in Winfield that students could be breathing asbestos fibersdaily' Board of Education facility planner Jim Geyer says no such danger is known to exist have gone over all the Mr Geyer said riday really do not think there is a danger as All asbestos insulated pipes in county Caps schools were re wrapped with tjon uuier materials oiocKeo on or nad their surfaces treated five or six years ago Mr Geyer said I free around county schools is "a little bit out of the realm of reality really "I feel there is no school environment in the county where school children are exposed to asbestos he said aware of this renovating Sykesville Middle School and the architect is aware of what he has to Mr Geyer said county school officials follow proscribed health procedures when renovating to safely isolate or replace any asbestos insula reached $4 Ulysses armed himself with the latest in merchandise and now Dining the last year the company serves as a wholesale distributor for iH iu payroll irum ZJ IO 50 employees And Mr Stolle is remodeling the third floor to make room for 10 new sales people And he stresses 90 percent of the work force is Carroll residents countians have a really strong work ethic Through the work ethic be a he said National ilm and Video begun in 1968 by George Ulysses now president and owner started as a 16mm film distribution business Mr Ulysses took advantage of his collection of classic films at first lending them to institutions later charging for their loan When toe boom in personal computers and video accessories appeared on the horizon Mr ML i ''f i 1 IM rt I Wf c' IMBii I 'I iii in ii iuru jimji 4 aMMHt bH nHSs Weather Weather serv ice: Partly sunny today High 50 Cloudy with rain late tonight A5 Thought for today "A cheerful friend is like a sunny day spreading brightness all Sir John Lubbock En glish astronomer (1803 1865) Today in history On eb 28 1974 the United States and Egypt re established dip lomatic relations after a seven year break Ten years ago: Militant Indian rights activists held at least 10 people hostage in the Oglala Sioux settlement of Wounded Knee SD Today's birthdays: Nobel Prize winning chemist Linus Pauling is 82 ormer Treasury Secretary John Connally is 65 Obituaries red Kapraun of Eldersburg Mary Power of Manchester Mar garet Armacost of Upperco Kath leen A Rottman and Grace Campen of Westminster Della I Nusbaum of Walkersville Wilbur (Bill) Shaeffer of Glyndon Howard King of near Libertytown A2 Today's feature In taverns and armories fraternity houses and blood banks Americans coast to coast are dressing up in Army fatigues to bid a last farewell to Hawkeye Hot Lips and the whole beloved gang of A4 Sports BASKETBALL Key 88 South Carroll 60 South Carroll JV 47 Key 45 Prospect Hall 79 CCA 66 Liberty 68 North Carroll 56 Liberty JV 29 North Carroll 28 Westminster 70 Sev Park 53 West JV 56 Sev Park 50 BASKETBALL Westminster 53 Sevema Park 41 Westminster JV 31 Sevema Park 25 Liberty 67 ort Hill 37 Liberty JV 35 ort Hill 20 WRESTLING CLASS REGIONALS Beall 129'4 Carroll 122'4 red erick 83 Williamsport 65 Hagers town 57'4 Allegany 49 Smithsburg 43'4 Linganore 36 Key 30'4 Liberty 27 Carroll 26 Southern 26 Valley 25 and Northern 19 WRESTLING CLASS AA A REGIONALS Old Mill 206 Arundel 164 McDon ogh 116 Glen Bumie 112 Edgewood 92 Annapolis 90 Sevema Park 81 Westminster 78 Chesapeake 71'4 Thomas Stone 67 Queen Anne's 51 South River 34 North East 32 Meade 26 LaPlata 25'4 Andover 14 and Leonardtown 0 armbusiness The programs to reduce surpluses of major crops may also cut this fertilizer use by 7 to 12 percent according to the Agriculture Department B3 US consumer prices increase slightly (04 percent the Baltimore! area) while the prime rate drops B4 Index Ann LanderA6 BuilnesB34 CalendarA7 ClaffledB4 10 Comics A6 Editorial A8 Entertainment A7 amily recordA2 armB3 4 HB3 MovieaA6 National IM People AS Public recordA3 RegionA5 SportsBI 2 TVA7 Weather A5 WoridA4 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Is Carroll County MD a good place to live? ›

Carroll County is a predominantly rural county in northern Maryland that is known for its country appeal, farmland and small towns and communities. There is plenty to see and do within the county, while also being within driving distance of beaches, mountains, city life and historic places.

What happened to Carroll County Times? ›

In 1974, the era of the family-owned newspaper in Carroll County came to an end when Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. purchased the Carroll County Times.

What is Carroll County MD known for? ›

Carroll County's well-preserved history takes the form of rural heritage museums and civil war sites. Carroll is rich in history and tradition. Civil War troops from both sides trekked and camped along scenic roads on their fateful march to Gettysburg.

How old is Carroll County Maryland? ›

Carroll County was created in 1837 from parts of Baltimore and Frederick Counties. The County was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Carroll was a Marylander and the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.

What is the richest county in Maryland? ›

1. Howard County: $129,549 Median Household Income. Located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., Howard County is the wealthiest county in Maryland. Boasting a median household income of $129,549 and an average home value of $615,200, it's one of the wealthiest counties in the US.

Where is the nicest place to live in Maryland? ›

Best Cities in Maryland
  • Baltimore. Baltimore is a vibrant and dynamic city full of exciting possibilities. ...
  • Ellicott City. Step back in time to Ellicott City, a charming Colonial-era city nestled in the Tiber River valley just outside of Baltimore. ...
  • Hanover. ...
  • Gaithersburg. ...
  • Germantown. ...
  • Berlin.

Who owns Carroll County Times? ›

The Carroll County Times was acquired by The Baltimore Sun Media Group, and its parent company Tribune Publishing, in 2014.

Does Carroll County have a jail? ›

The Carroll County Jail is a full-service facility operating 365 days a year on a 24/7 basis. The jail is located at 43 Second Street S.E. Carrollton, Ohio 44615.

How many cities are in Carroll County? ›

Carroll County has eight municipalities: Hampstead, Manchester, Mount Airy, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge, and Westminster. Carroll County Historic Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Westminster, Maryland, January 2002.

Is Westminster, MD a nice place to live? ›

Living in Westminster offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Westminster and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Westminster are highly rated.

What is the highest elevation in Carroll County Maryland? ›

The highest point is an unnamed 1,120-foot (340 m) hilltop a half-mile south of the Pennsylvania state line in the northeastern part of the county off Harvey Yingling Road.

What is the official language of Carroll County Maryland? ›

(A) The English language is the official language of Carroll County, Maryland.

What is the oldest town in Maryland? ›

Historic St. Mary's City, the site of the fourth permanent settlement in British North America, was Maryland's first settlement in 1634 and for sixty-one years (until 1695) its colonial capital. The Historic St. Mary's City Commission preserves, develops, and maintains Historic St.

What is Westminster, Maryland famous for? ›

It is the seat of McDaniel College (1867; formerly called Western Maryland College). Of interest are the Historical Society of Carroll County (museum), Carroll County Farm Museum, and the Union Mills (Shriver family) Homestead (1797). The first rural free mail delivery in the country began at Westminster in 1899.

What is the smallest county in Maryland? ›

Calvert County is Maryland's smallest county in land area with 213 square miles. It is home to more than 92,000 people and has one of the highest standards of living in Maryland. There are more than 5,200 businesses in the county and a labor force of at least 1.8 million resides within a one-hour drive.

What is the racial makeup of Carroll County MD? ›

There were 62,406 housing units at an average density of 139.4 per square mile (53.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.9% white, 3.2% black or African American, 1.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races.

What is the safest community in Maryland? ›

12 Safest Cities in Maryland
  • Hampstead. Hampstead is the safest city in Maryland. ...
  • Thurmont. Thurmont is another one of the safest places to live in Maryland. ...
  • Glenarden. Glenarden is also located in Price George's County and has a population of 6,402. ...
  • Bowie. ...
  • Taneytown. ...
  • Mount Airy. ...
  • Havre de Grace. ...
  • New Carrollton.
May 7, 2024

Is Carroll County a rural area? ›

Carroll County is a beautiful, rural area, convenient to Baltimore, Gettysburg, and Washington, D.C. In addition to its great location, Carroll County offers a peaceful day away from the hustle and bustle of more metropolitan areas.

Is Carroll County considered Central Maryland? ›

Central Maryland consists of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties, and also Baltimore City. The state capital, Annapolis, is located in Anne Arundel county.


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