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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 21, 1997
A man, who gave a teller a note demanding money, robbed a Harford County bank yesterday morning, the county sheriff's office said.The sheriff's office said the man, who entered the Susquehanna Bank in the 2300 block of Belair Road in Fallston about 11: 45 a.m., was given an undisclosed amount of money and escaped in a Toyota or Nissan pickup truck.The sheriff's office described the robber as white, in his early 30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, with a ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and a goatee.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
Ober S. Herr Jr., a retired Carroll County banker and community activist, died Thursday of renal failure at his Westminster home. He was 87. Ober Samuel Herr Jr. was born and raised in Westminster, where he grew up in a home on Ridge Road. He was a grandson of William Roberts McDaniel, who had spent 65 years at Western Maryland College as a student, professor, administrator and trustee. In 2002, college trustees changed the name to McDaniel College in his honor. Mr. Ober was a 1944 graduate of Westminster High School and interrupted his college education at Western Maryland College to enlist in 1945 in the Navy, where he served as an aviation machinist's mate.
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February 3, 1999
HOW TO measure the loss of a planned $6 million headquarters of Carroll County Bank & Trust in Westminster? The evaporation of 135 promised jobs? Collapse of the major redevelopment project for downtown Westminster? The disappearance of a strong, 150-year-old locally owned bank?After a nasty court fight over stockholder demands to sell, CCB&T became an attractive target in the frenzy of nationwide bank consolidation. BB&T Corp. of North Carolina last week reeled in the bank, Carroll County's largest, and its holding company, Mason-Dixon Bancshares Inc.The greatest impact for Westminster is the loss of the painstakingly planned redevelopment of the former Farmers Supply Co. site into an office center, parking structure and bank headquarters.
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Aegis report | June 17, 2013
Baltimore County Savings Bank celebrated joining Downtown Bel Air May 18 with the grand opening event of a new Bel Air branch. As a community bank serving Harford County since 1975, the bank renewed its commitment to the Bel Air community with its new location on the corner of Main Street and E. Gordon Street, near the Klein's ShopRite. "The new Bel Air branch is a true testament to our longevity and commitment in this community," Joseph Bouffard, bank president and CEO, said in a press release.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | October 4, 1993
Three hours before her retirement party, Ruth Ellen Bollinger was busy answering phones, filling out forms and meeting with employees."She'll probably work overtime today," said Carroll County Bank marketing manager James C. Wise with a laugh. "Then, they'll probably forward her calls to her home tomorrow."On Thursday, Mrs. Bollinger ended her 48-year career with the Westminster-based bank, a career she never thought she'd begin in the first place."I told my mother, 'I'm not banking material,' " Mrs. Bollinger said, recalling the job offer she received upon graduating from Westminster High School in 1945.
NEWS
August 31, 1997
The FBI joined the Harford County Sheriff's Department in looking for a man who robbed a First Mariner Bank branch yesterday afternoon near Bel Air, leaving behind a package he said was a bomb.Authorities were also trying to determine whether the 1: 25 p.m. robbery at the bank office in the Festival Shopping Center south of Bel Air is related to four others at Harford banks since Aug. 20, said Sgt. Edward Hopkins, a department spokesman.Hopkins said the robber approached one of the two tellers on duty, telling her he had a bomb and implying that he had a gun. The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of money from her cash drawer, and he fled, leaving the package on the counter.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1998
Carroll County Bank & Trust Co., a key player in the revitalization of downtown Westminster, is seeking to expand its Englar Road branch.Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission will review a site plan for the proposed project at 7 p.m. today. The meeting will be held at Westminster City Hall, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane.Bank officials are seeking permission to build a 2,200-square-foot addition to the one-story, 4,400-square-foot branch. The addition would be to the rear of the building."The branch has had double-digit growth every year for the past five years," said Ed Gottleib, senior vice president of the bank.
NEWS
March 19, 2000
Carroll County Bank-BB&T changeover is complete Branches of Carroll County Bank & Trust Co. are BB&T Corp. banks. Mason-Dixon Bancshares Inc., parent company of Carroll County Bank, was bought by BB&T of North Carolina last year. The switch was completed Friday. Carroll County Bank had branches in Westminster, Eldersburg, Mount Airy, Finksburg, Hampstead, Manchester, Taneytown and the Baltimore metropolitan area. Michael Oster, former chief executive of Carroll County Bank, is president of BB&T's Westminster-based Central Maryland region.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2000
If only the bank had lasted as long as the safe. First National Bank of Hampstead opened in 1910 and closed during the Great Depression. But the 6,000-pound cannonball pedestal safe sat there until last week, when a demolition crew hauled it away to make room for a new police station. After protecting money and treasures for decades, the elegant sphere could end up as scrap metal unless someone comes forward with a very strong concrete slab and a lot of cash to haul the safe. "There's no place in town we can put it," said Hampstead Town Manager Kenneth Decker.
NEWS
February 24, 1994
Carroll Bank employees complete trainingEd Miller, Judy Casey and Sharon Byron, employees of Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. in Westminster, have completed the Small Business Administration's Pro-forma Statement Training Program. Participants learned how the SBA views the preparation of an adjusted balance sheet to arrive at tangible net worth.Carroll County Bank and Trust has its headquarters in Westminster. The bank serves Carroll County through 11 branch offices.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
F.N.B. Corp. announced Friday it plans to acquire BCSB Bancorp, the parent of Baltimore County Savings Bank, in a stock swap valued at about $79 million. BCSB's share price jumped $4.82 after the announcement on Friday to close at $21.79. F.N.B.'s stock fell 34 cents to $11.09 per share. With this acquisition, F.N.B. will gain $640 million in assets and 16 banking offices across Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties. F.N.B., based in Hermitage, Pa., has $12.4 billion in assets and more than 250 branches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Talbot Bank of Easton, Maryland said Friday it has entered into a consent order with federal and state regulators. That order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation of Maryland requires the bank to improve its credit quality and revise some of its policies and procedures, the bank said. "No bank has been immune from the challenges created by the economic downturn," CEO Patrick M. Bilbrough said in a statement. "As we deal with those challenges, we are working closely with the FDIC and the commissioner to make sure that we handle these challenges in the correct way in a timely manner.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
He has built a mini-Taj Mahal, a fleet of small cars and a bay's worth of miniature lighthouses - even a dollhouse-size version of the balloon-lofted home from the animated movie "Up. " But Ed Witles' creations aren't models. They're mailboxes. Many of the wooden works go to a single nonprofit organization, typically after they've completed a two-week stint receiving mail in front of the Glen Burnie home of their builder. Witles, 88, a retired steamfitter, said his joy is in the construction.
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January 19, 2012
The Board of County Commissioners are citing a bank mistake for errors in the deposit of customers' payments of water and property tax bills - which county officials said affected some 230 accounts. In a press release dated, Jan. 17, the county said that on Jan. 5, officials deposited checks and cash payments made to the county by property owners for water bills and property tax bills to the county bank, BB&T. On Jan, 6, the bank submitted the checks to the various institutions for payment.
NEWS
June 9, 1994
Directors of Mason-Dixon Bancshares, parent corporation of Carroll County Bank and Trust Co., have declared a 34-cents-per-share dividend. The dividend, payable Wednesday, will be paid to stockholders of record as of June 3, 1994.The second-quarter dividend reflects an increase of 6.25 percent above the previous dividend paid.Earnings for the three months ending March, 31, 1994, totaled $1,850,994, an increase of 10 percent over the same period in 1993. Net income per share was $1.27, compared with $1.16 for the same period in 1993 (average shares outstanding of 1,454,634 and 1,452,134)
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October 13, 1996
Rogers appointed to Springfield boardGov. Parris Glendening has appointed Ben C. Rogers of Westminster assistant vice president and business development officer of the citizens advisory board of Springfield State Hospital in Sykesville.The board is made up of appointed business leaders and others whose responsibility is to assume leadership in developing community understanding of the needs of those who have mental disorders.Rogers, who joined Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. in 1993, will work directly with the staff and patients of the hospital.
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