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June 01, 1993

Three people hurt in Westminster pileup

Three people were slightly injured in a three-car crash Saturday on Route 140 near Route 31 in Westminster.

Eastbound traffic on Route 140 was diverted for about 20 minutes to West Main Street following the 11:27 a.m. accident, said Lt. Randy Barnes of the Westminster Police Department. Westbound traffic was interrupted only briefly, he said.

A 1973 Chevrolet pickup truck ran into the rear of a 1985 Ford Escort preparing to make a left turn into the Comfort Inn, and a 1991 Buick then ran into the rear of the pickup, Lieutenant Barnes said.

Felicita Barber, the driver of the Ford; Dorothy Parrish, a passenger in the pickup truck; and Ashley DiPietro, a passenger in the Buick, were treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released.

Richard Parrish, the driver of the pickup, and Laura DiPietro, the driver of the Buick, both of Finksburg, were charged with failure to control speed, Lieutenant Barnes said.

Group appeals approval of indoor shooting range

A group of 130 South Carroll residents has filed an appeal to the county zoning board's approval of an indoor shooting range in Eldersburg.

As expected, the appeal filed in Carroll Circuit Court on Thursday seeks to overturn the April 27 decision to allow Top Gun Indoor Range Inc. to open at the Eldersburg Business Center on Route 32 across from Liberty High School. Pikesville attorney Jay L. Liner and Arbutus builder Joseph R. Twilley plan to open the facility, the county's first indoor firing range, this fall.

The residents decided in a May 3 meeting of the South Carroll Coalition to file the appeal. The group does not object to a shooting range but does not want it at the site near the high school and an indoor sports facility often used by children.

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