Harford Week

April 04, 2004

County man, 29, pleads guilty to assault of boy, 4

A 29-year-old Harford County man pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old Riverside boy in August.

Michael Michaud, whose last known address was in Bel Air, was arrested by Harford County deputies in September. DNA results linked him to the sexual assault. Michaud was sentenced by Circuit Judge William Carr to 40 years in jail, with 20 years suspended.

Sheriff's officer to face several traffic counts

Harford Sheriff's Department Capt. Dan Scott, 60, was notified of pending charges Thursday in connection with a March 12 traffic stop in Street.

Scott, who works at the detention center, was stopped March 12 while driving on Route 24. No charges were filed at the time, but State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly reviewed the case and decided that there was sufficient evidence to charge Scott with driving while impaired, passing in a no-passing zone and speeding.

Sheriff R. Thomas Golding said Cassilly's review of the matter was fair, and he agreed with the recommendation to cite Scott with the traffic violations. Scott has been demoted to the rank of lieutenant.

A court date has not been assigned. Scott will be temporarily reassigned to a non-supervisory position pending the outcome of the case.

Harkins picks McCord for county attorney post

Harford County Executive James M. Harkins has nominated Robert S. McCord to fill the position of county attorney, a post being vacated by A. Frank Carven III, who was recently appointed by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. as a workers' compensation commissioner.

"Rob has been deputy county attorney since 1998 and is the natural choice for this position," Harkins said.

McCord, a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, also holds a master's degree in business administration from Loyola. A Bel Air High School graduate, McCord lives in Bel Air with his wife, Alison, and their two children, Claire and Alex.

McCord's appointment must be confirmed by the County Council.

Longtime county law department attorney Nancy Giorno was named deputy county attorney.

Perryman project listed among magazine's `Top 25'

Worthington Armstrong Ventures, an international manufacturer of suspended ceiling systems that relocated to Harford County in December, was highlighted in the "Top 25 U.S. Business Projects" in the March edition of Plants, Sites & Parks magazine.

The editors choose the WAVE project based on new job creation. The 300,000-square-foot WAVE facility, scheduled for completion this year, will be in the former Telcobuy Building in the Perryman Industrial Park. The project, a consolidation of WAVE's operations from Sparrows Point and Malvern, Pa., to Perryman will bring 200 new jobs and more than $35 million in investment to the county.

Harford County was previously recognized in Plants, Sites & Parks Magazine in May, when Medline Industries' $12 million medical manufacturing and distribution facility in Aberdeen and Oldcastle Building Systems' $13 million concrete manufacturing plant in Edgewood were two of five projects highlighted in the "Maryland Project Profile."

Better Business Bureau honors Joppa company

Nicholas G. Greaves, president of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland, will present Custom Direct LLC, the nation's second-largest direct-to-consumer check manufacturer, with the 2004 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and Integrity this week.

Custom Direct has received the Workplace Excellence Award from the Maryland Work-Life Alliance, and the Outstanding Employer Award from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The awards ceremony is being held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Custom Direct Headquarters, 1802 Fashion Court, Joppa.

Harkins picks James for parks advisory panel

Harford County Executive James M Harkins has nominated Linda A. James of Darlington to a seat on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

The nomination is expected to be considered by members of the Harford County Council on Tuesday.

"Ms. James is a Democrat and will complete the balance of Democrats and Republicans as required by Article XXII, Section 9-143 of the Harford County Code," Harkins said in a memo. "[Upon council confirmation], Ms. James' appointment will expire Dec. 4, 2006."

Cecil County

Port Deposit mayor finds job with Balto. County firm

PORT DEPOSIT - Mayor Rob Flayhart, who was fired from his Cecil County job in February for not reporting to work while engaged in a town emergency, has found a new job.

Flayhart said Tuesday he will do remodeling, home improvement and renovations with Anchor Contracting, a firm based in Baltimore County.

He said the job will give him the flexibility he needs as he tries to balance the duties of mayor with being a husband and father of two teen-age girls.

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