Deputy's car damaged in crash with busNo one was injured...


March 28, 1993

Deputy's car damaged in crash with bus

No one was injured when a patrol car operated by a Carroll County deputy sheriff hit the back of a school bus Friday morning.

Cpl. David Valentine, one of two supervisors in the road patrol division of the Sheriff's Department, told investigators that he was driving the marked patrol car north on Route 15 and exited on the ramp to Route 140 on his way to work at 6:55 a.m.

The officer told his supervisors that he had slowed behind the bus, which contained no students on its first run of the day to Catoctin High School. The officer said that he was looking to his left to see if the road was clear when the crash occurred.

There was no damage to the Frederick County school bus, but the patrol car sustained damage to the hood, radiator and right-front fender. The car was towed from the accident site, the Sheriff's Department reported.

Carroll County Sheriff John Brown said his department would conduct an investigation into the accident separate from the Frederick County Sheriff's Department's inquiry.

PACE plans to meet with EPA officials again

A Silver Run citizens group will meet with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency tomorrow to discuss the proposed cleanup of a nearby Pennsylvania landfill suspected of contaminating drinking wells.

People Against Contamination of the Environment Inc. (PACE) wants to know which residential wells the federal agency plans to test, whether signs will be posted identifying the landfill as a Superfund site and whether PACE members can attend meetings about the cleanup.

Pennsylvania residents found contaminants in their wells about a decade ago. Silver Run residents found similar contaminants in their wells a year later. The EPA has designated the landfill a Superfund site and is working with 11 polluters to contain the site.

The landfill is about a quarter-mile over the county line in Pennsylvania.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's United Church of Christ on Mayberry Road in Silver Run.

Finksburg resident is new rec chairman

Finksburg resident Robert Bower has been named the new chairman of the Carroll County Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.

Mr. Bower, a board member since 1989, replaces current Chairman Clark Shaffer of Westminster. Mr. Bower will serve a one-year term.

Westminster resident Frank Ryan, a board member since 1990, is the new vice chairman.

The advisory board voted unanimously on the changes at its meeting last week.

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