Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

June 19, 2005

Bel Air man, 28, reported missing from Vermont ranch

William Michael "Mike" Hogan, 28, of Bel Air has been missing since May 16 from Spring Lake Ranch, a nonprofit therapeutic work community in Shrewsbury, Vt. He is white, 6 feet tall and weighs about 196 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes and possibly a dark beard, said his father, Michael Owen Hogan, in an e-mail.

"On May 16, around noontime, he told a friend of his he needed to be by himself" and has been missing since, his father said.

Mike Hogan worked at the ranch and lived in a house owned by Spring Lake Ranch in Rutland, Vt. Two employees of the Rutland Wal-Mart store claimed to have seen him about a week after his disappearance.

Last seen wearing khakis, a T-shirt covered by a gray sweat shirt and perhaps a red fleece vest, Hogan may be traveling from Vermont to Bel Air, or to the University of Maryland, College Park, his father said.

Two Web sites, www.nampn.doenetwork.us/hot/hogan_william.html and www.rinokids.com/Adults/Hogan/index.htm, offer details.

Anyone with information about Hogan should contact Trooper Dan Elliott, Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101, and reference Case 05C102439. Or contact Tfc. Ryan Orner or Tfc. Dana Wenger at the Maryland State Police, 410-879-2101.

County Council to decide on social services board posts

The Harford County Council is to take up a nomination and two reappointments to the Department of Social Services advisory board at the council's meeting Tuesday.

Diana L. Lee of Abingdon is the new appointment; Linda S. Mumpower of Havre de Grace and Kimberly L. Wagner of Abingdon are seeking to retain their seats on the board.

If they receive council approval, Lee, Mumpower and Wagner will each serve three-year terms ending June 30, 2008. Harford County Executive James M. Harkins nominated the three candidates.

Jennifer L. Vido of Bel Air has been nominated to served as chair of the Harford County Public Library board of trustees. The Harford County Council is expected to act on the nomination at Tuesday's meeting.

Ehrlich to present grants at college

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will be at Cecil Community College at 4 p.m. Tuesday to present the Elkton Alliance with a Facade Grant Award of $25,000 to improve the appearance of the downtown area. Also, he will present Port Deposit Mayor Rob Flayhart with a Community Legacy Award of $25,000.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held in Room 208 of the college's Technology Center.

Planning Advisory Board cancels June, July dates

Members of the Harford County Planning Advisory Board have canceled their June and July meetings.

The next planned meeting is to be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 in the second-floor conference room of the Administrative Office Building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air.

Information: 410-638-3103.

Events may be submitted for Bel Air 2006 calendar

The Bel Air Economic and Community Development Commission is soliciting events for inclusion in the town's 2006 Calendar of Events, through Sept. 9.

To be included, events must take place inside town limits. Possible entries are concerts, fairs, benefit walks, parade and festivals.

Information or to request an entry form: 410-879-9500 or 410-638-4540.

County golf tournament June 27 is canceled

The first Harford County government Open Golf Tournament, scheduled for June 27 at the Wetlands Golf Course in Aberdeen, has been canceled.

The event was to benefit the March of Dimes.

Information: Jane Walker, 410-638-3354.

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