December 6, 1995
After nearly six hours of negotiations, a 17-year-old Jasontown Road boy threatening to kill himself surrendered to Maryland State Police in his back yard yesterday afternoon.The youth, who is not being identified because of his age, left a note yesterday morning saying he was despondent and had taken his family's .22-caliber handgun, said Maryland State Police spokesman Michael J. McKelvin.His parents called police about 7 a.m., Mr. McKelvin said.Police responded with the Special Tactical Assault Team and a helicopter, which used infrared sensors to determine in which of several buildings in a densely wooded area of the yard the teen-ager was hiding.
December 1, 1995
FireTaneytown: Taneytown, Harney, Union Bridge, Littlestown and Kingsdale of Adams County, Pa., and Emmitsburg firefighters responded to a report of an electrical odor at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Grand Drive. All units returned in 24 minutes.
October 11, 1995
The Francis Scott Key High School Eagles marching band placed fourth in Middletown High School's "A Knight in the Valley" Tournament of Bands Saturday.The Eagles earned a score of 73.2 in Group 2, which consists of bands of 36 to 55 musicians.The band is scheduled to compete this weekend in the Maryland State Championships at Towson State University.FireHarney: Harney responded to a house fire on Shirly Lane in Adams County, Pa., at 9:54 a.m. Monday. Units were out for 10 minutes.
August 31, 1995
Two companies from northwest Carroll County helped firefighters from Adams County, Pa., battle a barn fire yesterday afternoon in Mount Joy Township, about a half mile north of the Pennsylvania line.Firefighters from Harney and Taneytown assisted Kingsdale and Littlestown of Adams County, but firefighters could not save the wooden barn or its contents. They had to stand by and let it burn, before spraying down the smoldering remains. The fire was reported about 1:30 p.m."What can you do but stand here and watch it burn?"
August 10, 1995
FIRE* Harney: Firefighters from Harney, Taneytown and Adams County, Pa., were dispatched to a house fire in the 5000 block of Harney Road at 12:10 a.m. yesterday. They were at the site for two hours and 15 minutes.
July 25, 1995
FIRE* Taneytown: Taneytown firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 100 block of King Street in Adams County, Pa., at 3:44 a.m. Monday. They were out for 12 minutes.
July 19, 1995
The bells will ring again Sunday atop Taneytown's Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, which was struck by lightning Monday night and briefly engulfed by flames.Pastor John Douglas said lightning struck the top of the historic six-story bell tower about 8:40 p.m. Monday, igniting a small fire there.Fire companies from Taneytown, Union Bridge and Harney were joined by crews from Emmitsburg in Frederick County and Barlow and Littlestown in Adams County, Pa., to quickly extinguish the blaze.
June 30, 1995
FIRE* Emmitsburg: Harney assisted Frederick County at a gas leak in the 200 block of S. Seton Ave. at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out 26 minutes.* Taneytown: Taneytown, Harney, Union Bridge, Emmitsburg of Frederick County and Littlestown of Adams County, Pa., responded to an apartment fire on York Street at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out 12 minutes.
June 23, 1995
FIRE* Kingsdale, Pa.: Harney units assisted units from Adams County, Pa., at a chimney fire on Harney Road near Frederick Pike at 9:02 a.m. yesterday.
May 2, 1995
The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has denied a request from a Detour woman to house 10 or more dogs at her kennel in the 8200 block of Sixes Bridge Road.In 1990, the board gave Elizabeth B. Ferro permission to operate a kennel with a maximum of 10 dogs. After someone complained in October that she had more than 10, she asked to enlarge the kennel, according to the board's written decision.Ms. Ferro, her sister and her mother have 17 dogs and 48 cats on the property, and the dogs often run loose in the neighborhood, the board said, contending that "Ms. Ferro has demonstrated little regard for her neighbors."