June 20, 2003
Mary Ann Regina Pontown, who taught special education students in Cecil County public schools for two decades, died of colon cancer Wednesday at her Conowingo home. She was 59. She was born and raised Mary Ann Regina Flanagan in Dover, N.J. After graduating from high school in 1961, she entered the Order of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother at their convent in Denville, N.J. She left the order in 1968 and married Robert W. Pontown, an engineering technician, a year later. The couple moved to Conowingo in 1980.
November 24, 1991
For over an hour now, Bob Schutsky has been peering through the mist over the wide Susquehanna River. The object he's watching here in Maryland's Conowingo is rare: a male bald eagle, perched motionless on a rock in the middle of the river.Suddenly catching an updraft, the bird lifts off and soars upward. It circles higher and higher until it turns and screams toward the water, talons outstretched.A splash and three powerful wingbeats later, the eagle is aloft again, grasping a struggling fish.
August 23, 2011
Three people were flown to trauma centers following a serious accident in the Forest Hill area of northern Harford County Monday afternoon. Police said Tuesday, however, that everyone who was injured is expected to survive. Around 2:58 p.m. Rachel Sue Reed, 39, of Conowingo, was driving a 1999 Chevy Cavalier east on Walters Mill Road, according to Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack. The Chevy stopped before trying to cross Route 543 (Ady Road), but the driver didn't see a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Rebecca Skrocki, 20, of Bel Air, and was hit broadside by the Honda.
July 8, 1991
Twenty years is a long time to wait for a fish to find its way back home, but that is what happened with the shad of the Susquehanna River. Dams on the river, which feeds the Chesapeake from a watershed reaching all the way to Binghamton, N.Y., blocked access to the migratory foodfish's spawning ground early in this century. The worst effects of that ++ were not seen until 1980, when a harvest 91 percent smaller than formerly recorded prompted a ban on shad fishing.Maryland and Pennsylvania authorities had been struggling to convince Philadelphia Electric Co., principal owner of the Conowingo Dam, and other utilities farther up the Susquehanna to provide ways for the shad and herring, another migratory foodfish, to get past their dams.
June 26, 1994
Victim spots suspect a day after being robbedA Darlington man was being held in the detention center on $15,000 bond after being charged in a June 16 robbery. Allen Stansbury Holley Jr., 33, of the 2400 block of Conowingo Road was arrested June 17 after the victim saw him in a liquor store.Deputies said Arlen Fitch, 61, of Darlington was driving west on Castleton Road near Conowingo Road at 9:30 a.m. June 16 when a man walked onto the road and waved for her to stop. He got into her car, pointed a gun at her and demanded money.
September 20, 2002
Diane Hart Moore, a homemaker and hospital volunteer, died of cancer Sunday at her daughter's home in Copperas Cove, Texas. She was 55 and had lived in Conowingo for 24 years. Born in Baltimore and raised in Middle River, the former Diane Hart was a 1964 graduate of Overlea High School. She then joined the Navy and was stationed in Pensacola, Fla. She was a 20-year volunteer at the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Perryville, where she also was an employee in the canteen, beauty shop and gift shop.
October 2, 1990
A Mass of Christian burial for Donald E. Wolf, a computer executive with Thiokol, the aerospace and weaponry company, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Perryville.Mr. Wolf died Saturday at Harford Memorial Hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was 53.He moved to Conowingo from Parkville 17 years ago and was chief of information service for Thiokol's Elkton Division.Born in Baltimore, he was a 1955 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and attended the Johns Hopkins University.
October 5, 2006
Clinton L. Peterson, a computer technician and outdoorsman, died of cancer Friday at his Conowingo home. He was 37. Mr. Peterson was born in York, Pa., and raised in Lebanon, Pa. He was a 1990 graduate of DeVry Institute of Technology in Columbus, Ohio, earning an associate's degree in computer technology. He worked as a computer technician in Baltimore for Barrister Global Services Network Inc., and since 1999 had been on the staff at Towson University. He was a collector and restorer of tractors built by the Oliver Farm Equipment Corp.
October 28, 1990
Two Fawn Grove, Pa., residents were killed Tuesday in separate car accidents on rain-slick roads in northern Harford County, state police said.The motorists were killed within about an hour of each other during heavy rainstorms, according to accident reports. The two people killed were: *Doretha J. Gorrera, 62. She was killed in a one-car accident on Whiteford Road near Dooley Road at 10:05 a.m.*Matthew S. Dickerson, 18. He was killed in a two-car accident on Conowingo Road near Robertson Road at 11:18 a.m.Police said Gorrera was traveling north on Whiteford Road when her 1985 Buick LaSabre ran off the right side of the road for an unknown reason.
September 12, 1993
The Bel Air Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the revised Route 24 Overlay District plan last Monday evening.The plan is a set of guidelines that commercial developers must follow when building between MacPhail Road and the northern boundary of the town just beyond Harford Mall. Revisions were made in several areas, including setback requirements -- the distance a building must be from the road -- parking restrictions and sign sizes.Existing buildings in the district are not affected by the plan.