Regional Digest

Regional Digest

January 04, 2004|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Officials investigating 4-alarm warehouse fire

ARBUTUS - A Caton Center Drive warehouse that housed a carpet company burned early yesterday, the Baltimore County Fire Department said.

About 2:15 a.m., the department started getting phone calls from Beltway motorists about a fire. When firefighters from the Violetville Volunteer Fire Department left their station, they saw the flames from 1520 Caton Center Drive.

FOR THE RECORD - A brief article published Jan. 4 incorrectly described the product manufactured by Worthington Armstrong Venture Enterprises, which is relocating one of its plants to Perryman. The company makes metal grids that hold ceiling tiles.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Nobody was injured in the four-alarm fire, said acting Lt. Tim Robinson of the Baltimore County Fire Department. Fire officials declared the blaze under control at 5:43 a.m., he said. The cause of the fire was under investigation yesterday.

In Harford County

Fire marshal seeks tips in recent arsons

WHITE HALL - The state's fire marshal is asking for the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for a string of arsons in northern Harford County.

The most recent fire was set about 4 a.m. yesterday, burning a vacant two-story wood house in the 2700 block of E. Church Lane in White Hall. Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Zurolo said the blaze was at least the fourth arson in the White Hall area in recent months.

It took 30 firefighters an hour to control yesterday's fire, the state fire marshal's office said. Nobody was injured. Fire officials are asking anyone with information to call 410-836-4844 or 1-800-492-7529.

Event to benefit school for Native Americans

John Carroll School will sponsor an American Indian Benefit PowWow at 11 a.m. Jan 17 at the school, 703 Churchville Road, Bel Air.

At 11:45 a.m., Eagle Warrior will play the Native American flute. The grand entry of dancers will be at 1 p.m. The head dancers will be from St. Labre Indian School. Evening dancing will resume at 5:30 p.m.

The Morning Star Celebration is a recognition of American Indian culture. A $3 donation will be requested for each adult and $1 for each child. Proceeds to benefit the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Mont.

St. Labre is a Catholic school that serves Northern Cheyenne and Crow families. The school's programs are supported through donations.

Tile company relocating to Perryman after grant

The Sparrows Point and Malvern, Pa., ceiling tile manufacturing company, Worthington Armstrong Venture Enterprises, has announced that it will relocate to Perryman as a result of a $500,000 state grant.

The move is expected to bring in more than $35 million in revenue for Harford County and employ more than 200 people, according to WAVE management.

The company plans to open its facility between October and November in the former Telcobuy building in the Perryman Industrial Park on Perryman Road. The site will provide increased space for expansion.

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