Harford Week

March 07, 2004

Edgewood fire kills 4-year-old, injures his grandmother

A 4-year-old boy was killed and his grandmother critically burned Wednesday evening in a fire that destroyed their Edgewood townhouse, the state fire marshal's office said.

The fire in the 1500 block of F Court in Harford Square, which was reported at 5:25 p.m., quickly raced through the dwelling and went to three alarms in minutes, said W. Faron Taylor, deputy state fire marshal.

"When the first of nearly 100 firefighters arrived on the scene, smoke and flames were pouring out of the windows of the first and second floors" of the townhouse, he said.

The child, Jarod Ulrich, was found dead on a second-floor landing, severely burned. His grandmother, Donna Telmanoski, 39, who suffered second- and third-degree burns over half of her body, remained hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Taylor said.

The woman's husband and the couple's 18-year-old son were not home at the time. Two adjoining homes also were damaged. Total damage was estimated at $250,000.

Abingdon woman, 28, charged in mother's killing

A 28-year-old woman was charged with murder after police found her mother's body inside a closet in the Abingdon apartment the two women shared, a sheriff's office spokesman said.

Susan Audrey Hooker of the 500 block of Ramblewood Court was arrested early Wednesday and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Frances Linda Moxley, 54, said spokesman Edward Hopkins.

The two women apparently quarreled over Hooker's boyfriend late last month and Hooker is accused of smothering Moxley, Hopkins said.

Hooker's boyfriend, David James Getz, 33, of Baltimore, who sometimes stays at the apartment, called police, who arrived about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday to find the odor of the decomposing body in the apartment, Hopkins said.

He said Getz is not charged in the incident.

Harkins named to board of county executives group

Harford County Executive James M. Harkins has been elected to the board of directors of the County Executives of America.

The organization began in 1952 as part of the National Association of Counties.

It provides information for economic development, grant and appropriations research and legislative and regulatory analysis.

Upper Chesapeake names Tillet to oncology post

Margie Tillet, an advanced oncology certified nurse, has been appointed clinical director of oncology at Upper Chesapeake Health.

Tillet's background includes 23 years of oncology nursing, with 10 years as a clinical nurse specialist in oncology and three years as a bone marrow transplant coordinator.

She received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and is enrolled in a master's of health care program from Bellevue University in Nebraska.

College of Notre Dame honors 4 Harford students

Four Harford County residents who are students at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland received honors recently at the Notre Dame Day, an annual celebration of the college's heritage and recognition of the achievements of the college's community.

Bel Air resident Shannon Regan, a member of the tennis team, was part of the student group that received the Mary Anne O'Donnell Team Academic Achievement Award.

Fallston resident Katie Streib and Joppa resident Malia Nagle were named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Forest Hill resident Sarah Puls received the Sister Coralie Ulrich Award for Service to the Notre Dame Community and the Mary Anne O'Donnell Team Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Anita Naik joins Upper Chesapeake

Dr. Anita Naik has been appointed as a member of the associate staff in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Naik received her medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Des Moines University in Iowa and completed her sleep medicine and pulmonary training as well as her internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and at the Graduate Hospital, both in Philadelphia.

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