June 26, 2011
I find the statement by Carroll County commissioner Richard Rothschild that "We don't want subways or metro buses" because "they are conduits for crime" ("Carroll commissioners break with past on growth, housing, transit" June 23) to be very short sighted and narrow. Though I am a citizen of Baltimore County, I ride four days a week on the Metro with many Carroll countians. I've been riding the Metro to work since the Owings Mills station opened. Ridership includes many hard working citizens, students, the elderly and handicapped and the occasional homeless person looking for cheap rent for the day. Are there criminals among us?
April 5, 2012
Carroll County was named as the fifth healthiest place to live in Maryland by a national research group analysis. The report, released April 3, comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The annual study ranks counties in each state by health factors and socio-economic factors such as employment rates, poverty and crime. Carroll ranked particularly high - No. 3 in the state - in socio-economic factors, which included factors such as violent crime, percentage of single-parent children and high school graduation rates.
July 12, 2012
Carroll County posted some of the highest scores in the state in the 2012 Maryland State Assessment scores released this week. More than 89 percent of students in Carroll passed the tests in every category but eighth-grade math. MSA exams in reading and math are given to students in the third through eighth grades, and the results are ranked in the categories of basic, proficient and advanced — the latter two of which constitute a passing score. Carroll students also showed improvement from last year in every category except for fourth-grade math, where they nonetheless passed at a rate of 94.6 percent.
January 29, 2013
A Silver Spring man crashed his homemade gyrocopter into a field in Carroll County Tuesday afternoon after hitting a power line, officials said. Sheriff's deputies found Amirkhanian Shahram, 58, in the 700 block of Oak Tree Road in Westminster about 4:30 p.m. with no apparent injuries. The power line the gyrocopter hit as it was coming to land was not severed, and no residents lost power. The gyrocopter was heavily damaged and is being investigated by Federal Aviation Administration and other officials.
May 23, 2013
Nullification fever is spreading across the rural counties along the Mason-Dixon Line, with Cecil, Harford and Carroll counties passing resolutions in the last month declaring their view that Maryland's new gun control law is unconstitutional. Cecil's council kicked off the trend with a resolution stating its intent that no county resources be used to enforce the law. Harford took a more moderate tack, with its councilmen merely urging more study of the constitutionality of the law. But Carroll County on Wednesday took matters to a new level - perhaps no surprise, given the commissioners' previous efforts to disprove global warming.
October 4, 2010
Century volleyball coach Becky Trumbo wonders if she'll get a hug from her kid brother, Bryan, on Tuesday night. It happened last time when their teams played. Becky, 26, was coaching her first season at Century last year and Bryan, 23, was doing the same at Liberty as their teams were set to play each other. As the coaches and captains met with officials, Becky extended her hand for a routine handshake. Instead, Bryan reeled her in for a big brotherly hug. Gamesmanship?
March 1, 2006
Stu Grantham, Century SPORT WRESTLING BOYS STATS -- Wrestling in the 171-pound weight class, Grantham (29-9 prior to regionals) finished third at the recent Carroll County tournament and entered last weekend's regional meet as a No. 6 seed. SIDELINES -- A private in the Maryland Army National Guard, the senior is scheduled to depart for boot camp in Fort Sill, Okla., in July. He hopes to eventually make a career as an officer in the Army. Another goal is to someday become an educator.