Woman surrenders to face drug indictmentLaurel May Kohler...


November 18, 1992

Woman surrenders to face drug indictment

Laurel May Kohler, who has been facing a three-count Carroll grand jury indictment since late September, surrendered to county sheriff's deputies yesterday after flying to the Baltimore area from her home in Hilo, Hawaii.

Ms. Kohler, 34, was indicted Sept. 24 on two charges of marijuana distribution and one charge of conspiracy to distribute marijuana. The indictment accuses her of selling marijuana somewhere in the county between February and May.

Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold set bail at $10,000, unsecured.

Ms. Kohler was released and ordered to stay in Maryland until her trial, but a trial date has not been set.

Ms. Kohler will live with friends in Jessup until her trial, she told the court.

Retired EOC dispatcher is thanked for service

Carroll employees honored Clarence R. Souders Monday for 26 years of service at the county's Emergency Operations Center.

Mr. Souders, 65, of Westminster, retired Nov. 1 as shift supervisor at the operations center. He began work in February 1966 as the county's first chief dispatcher.

He said he plans to continue working part time as a driver for the Chesapeake Ambulance Service and as a volunteer at the Gamber Volunteer Fire Company, which he helped found in 1963.

"I don't intend to lose contact with anyone," he said.

At a presentation yesterday at the County Office Building, Mr. Souders received plaques thanking him for his service from the Union Bridge, Winfield and Gamber fire companies, and the Carroll County Fire Chief's and Carroll County Firemen's associations.

County plans collection of household wastes

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Carroll County will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the county maintenance facility, 1250 Meadow Branch Road in Westminster.

Accepted hazardous waste items include pesticides, cleaners, oil-based paint, batteries, varnishes, thinners and solvents. Latex paint, explosives and radioactive material will not be accepted.

The service on Saturday is open to all Carroll County residents, but no commercial waste will be accepted.

Information: Jack Curran, at 857-2950.

Tour Antrim Mansion or try a sleigh ride

Antrim Mansion, at 30 Trevanion Road in Taneytown, will have a Christmas open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Cost is $5 per person.

The tour will also include the former Smith/Shriver house and several outbuildings that have been turned into suites for the bed-and-breakfast customers.

Christmas music will be provided by Fred Stevens of Baltimore and a caroling group. Depending on the weather, carriage or sleigh rides through the town will be available.

Proceeds go to the Taneytown Caring and Sharing Ministries Fund.

Arts Council announces bus trips for season

The Carroll County Arts Council has scheduled its bus trips for 1993.

* Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Henri Matisse exhibit, then lunch, shopping and sightseeing: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 1993. Cost is $50 for members of CCAC, $55 for non-members. Reservations close Dec. 15.

* Old Town Alexandria, Va., John Carlyle House, lunch at Gadsby's Tavern, walking tour, shopping at the Torpedo Factory: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 3, 1993. Cost is $40 for members; $45 for non-members. Reservations close March 18.

* National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., British watercolor and Barnes Foundation exhibits, British tea at the Willard Hotel: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 22, 1993. Cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservations close April 28.

* Falling Water, Pa., home designed in 1936 by Frank Lloyd Wright, house and grounds tour, woods walk, lunch at cafe on site: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 12, 1993. Cost is $50 for members, $55 for non-members. Reservations close May 25.

All trips depart from the Route 140 Shopping Village in Westminster.

Information: Call Ms. Kersey between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursdays only, at 876-8550.

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