November 20, 2012
Effective this week, the Abingdon Social Security office has new hours. The office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning January 2, 2013, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. The Abingdon Social Security office is at 3435A Box Hill Corporate Center Drive. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime, the office said in a news release.
November 6, 2012
Aberdeen Arthur Collin Flanigan, 35, of the first block of County Road, was charged Thursday with driving with an obstructed window view, failing to display a registration card on demand and driving on the highway without required license. Jamierra Lashay Johnson, 20, of the 300 block of Plaza Court, was charged Thursday with driving a motor vehicle on a highway even though her license had been suspended, and exceeding the speed limit. Christopher Grant Eller, 37, of the first block of Aberdeen Avenue, was charged Thursday with driving a vehicle even though his license had been suspended and failing to properly equip headlamps on a vehicle.
October 19, 2012
Brian Donley loves Ravens football, make no mistake. But that passion doesn't completely explain why he dons a black duster - you can't miss it at home games, it's the one with pictures of Ravens defenders painted on it - and goes a little bit crazy for the purple and black. It's when he can take his minor celebrity and do some good - maybe help raise money for a local charity - that the fan known as DEE-Ciple gets the most out of getting his Raven on. "I like being an Ultimate Fan, yeah," says the 49-year-old Donley, one of 11 Ravens fans named to the Professional Football Ultimate Fan Association, a distinction that has earned him some recognition in Canton, Ohio's Pro Football Hall of Fame.
October 11, 2012
The Exxon gas station was robbed by a man with a knife early Tuesday morning. A man holding what looked like a kitchen knife walked into the gas station at the intersection of Route 924 and Singer Road in Abingdon shortly after midnight Monday. He demanded cash from the clerk, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, then ran out of the store and down Singer Road, Maryland State Police TFC Michael Bonczewski said Thursday. The robber is described as a white man who was wearing black pants and a gray hooded sweat shirt with the hood covering most of his face.
October 5, 2012
Here we go again. We are declaring a winner in a political debate when, in fact, there are no winners - just candidates expressing their point of view ("Battle is joined over jobs, taxes," Oct. 3). Do we have to proclaim winners and losers in everything we do? Jim Charvat, Abingdon
October 4, 2012
The first jcpenney department store in Harford County will open Friday as a key anchor of The Boulevard at Box Hill retail center in Abingdon. The new, nearly 86,000-square-foot Penney, an anchor along with Wegmans at the Main Street-style shopping center, was designed to showcase some of the newest elements in the department store chain's redesign. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. has unveiled a concept it's calling "Shops," a new store layout organized by brand. The individual shops will feature expanded assortments of each of the brands, such as Levi's, Liz Claiborne, The Original Arizona Jean Co., IZOD, MNG by Mango and i jeans by Buffalo.
October 1, 2012
Why is it that every time Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has a "solidarity walk," she always has escorts, bodyguards, etc. Could it be that she knows that the streets of Baltimore are not safe be it day or night? Dave Miceli, Abingdon
October 1, 2012
Baltimore Police have charged an 18-year-old Abingdon man with fatally shooting a woman in Cherry Hill last week, according to court records. The records show that Queren L. Thomas, a 36-year-old whose last known address was in South Laurel, was found shot in the 200 block of Reedbird Ave. at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. Thomas had called 911 prior to her death and told police "that the person who was responsible for shooting her was a person that she picked up at 908 Coppin Court.