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December 10, 1992
More ashtrays will be placed outside county and cour buildings for employees now that smoking is no longer allowed in Carroll buildings, Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy said yesterday.Smokers, who now must go outside to smoke, have been have been dropping cigarette butts outside the buildings and it is "quite messy," Mr. Lippy said.The commissioner talked with court officials yesterday during a quarterly Circuit Court Interagency meeting at the Carroll County Courthouse Annex.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Two women were seriously injured in a building explosion that led to a two-alarm fire in Carroll County Thursday afternoon, authorities said. A 38-year-old was airlifted from the one-story office building in the 1200 block of Silver Run Valley Road to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with burns to her upper torso and face, Deputy State Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch said. The other, a 39-year-old, was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with trauma injuries from the explosion, Bouch said.
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By Brian Sullam and Brian Sullam,Staff writer | May 3, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Westminster Mayor W. Benjamin Brown told Carroll commissioners that the town's "honor" of being the county seat doesn't offset the loss of an estimated nearly $86,000 in real property taxes that would be paid if county government buildings could be taxed."
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 24, 2014
Colliers International in Baltimore, a full-service commercial real estate firm, brokered the sale of a fully leased 53,000-square-foot industrial-flex building at 1361 Brass Mill Road in Belcamp, for $5.5 million. Colliers represented the seller Northcross East, a Harford County developer. "This continues the trend of interest in stabilized, well-located industrial-flex assets in the North I-95 Corridor," David Dannenfelser, managing director and principal of Colliers | Baltimore, said.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | February 3, 1993
If the County Council wants to approve the sale of county buildings, that's fine with County Executive Robert R. Neall, his spokeswoman said yesterday. But the members don't have to pass a law about it."If the council feels they need it in writing to feel comfortable with this, then they can put it in writing," said spokeswoman Louise Hayman.But Mr. Neall "feels that it's unnecessary and there are better things they can do with their time," she said.Council Chairman David G. Boschert introduced a bill Monday to require council approval before the executive can sell county property worth more than $50,000.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Hanah Cho and Athima Chansanchai and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | April 15, 2004
A Carroll County roads operations employee was killed on the job yesterday when a falling tree limb struck him on the head, state police said. Charles Edward Olinger Jr., 35, of Taneytown was hit on the head by a limb cut by another county worker while they were trimming trees in the area of Tyrone and Cross Section roads near Mayberry, said Cpl. Jeffrey Tanzola of the Westminster barracks. State police responded to the accident about 9:30 a.m. Olinger was taken to Carroll Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
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By DANIEL P. CLEMENS JR | October 30, 2005
At 2 p.m. on Friday, the chimes in the tower of the historic Harford County Courthouse rang out just once. At 3 o'clock, they tolled only twice. Had a time warp mysteriously descended upon the county seat? In fact, county facilities workers got a jump on adjusting the chimes in the 1858 building on Courtland Place, in advance of the end of daylight-saving time, which expired at 2 a.m. today. No one was up at that early hour fiddling with the chimes because other chores needed to be done over the weekend by county workers, mainly electrical maintenance work at county buildings.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | November 15, 1992
The trouble with those newfangled, modular partitions in the Baltimore County government offices is that they don't stop cigarette smoke, according to Councilman Melvin G. Mintz and county union leaders.Consequently, when county workers light up in their "private" offices, the smoke spreads to nonsmokers sitting nearby.Complaints about smoking in office buildings have been constant since 1987, when the county banned smoking in public areas of county buildings. Mr. Mintz, the 2nd District Democrat who sponsored the 1987 law, is ready to act on those complaints.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1994
Carroll Community College officials asked the county commissioners yesterday to hire an additional maintenance worker next year to help keep the campus buildings in good repair.And the college officials suggested how the county can pay for it. They said the commissioners could use some of the $120,000 the county won't have to give them because the state came up with $890,000 more for the college's operating budget last month.College officials succeeded in getting the additional state money in a supplemental budget.
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By MIKE BURNS | May 3, 1998
HAVE THEY found the smoking gun of Carroll County Sheriff John Brown? I mean to say, the smoking cigarette butt.Whether a reliable witness caught the chain-smoking constable in the inflammatory act or not, Mr. Brown admits to lighting up recently in his county-owned, nonsmoking office.The county's chief cop pleads the same excuse that judges have long rejected -- ignorance of the law. (That jurisprudential maxim may be shortened in this case to solely "ignorance.")But how much more blatant could it be when the sheriff says he put up the nonsmoking signs at the county detention center, where his office is located?
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By Peter Hermann, The Washington Post | May 8, 2013
A Washington, D.C., police officer was charged Tuesday with money laundering in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking scheme in the Pittsburgh and Baltimore areas. Federal authorities say more than $2 million in proceeds from cocaine was hidden. Officer Jared K. Weinberg, 28, was taken into custody Monday at the 4th District police station, according to a department spokeswoman. The charges in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh allege a broad conspiracy that includes meetings in which prosecutors say large amounts of cash were exchanged at apartment buildings in Howard County and at the Mall in Columbia.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing - and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow. With production under way at the Baltimore County "eMotor" plant, GM says, the company is the first automaker to manufacture electric-drive motors domestically. The operation is small for now: About 20 employees make motors for the plug-in electric Chevrolet Spark EV, side by side with 27 robots.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 22, 2013
A 15-star, 15-stripe War of 1812 commemorative American flag was raised in front of the Harford County administrative building in Bel Air Thursday afternoon, one of five that will fly over county government buildings for the next 22 months. Executive Order 13-3, issued by Harford County Executive David Craig, directs that the commemorative War of 1812 flag also will be flown at the Harford County Council building in Bel Air, the Harford County Courthouse, the McFaul Activity Center in Bel Air and the Havre de Grace Activity Center.
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January 14, 2013
Colliers International in Baltimore, a full-service commercial real estate firm, on behalf of Multi Properties Inc., brokered a portfolio sale of three properties totaling 80,400 square feet in Harford County to Goodier Baker LLC, a Maryland-based real estate development company. The total sale price was $6.2 million. The class B flex buildings in Edgewood and Bel Air were 95 percent leased at the time of sale. The Edgewood industrial buildings at 2113 Columbia Park Drive and 2111 Emmorton Park Road total 60,000 square feet, while the Bel Air flex building at 201 Gateway Drive covers 20,400 square feet.
NEWS
December 12, 2012
Howard County's new ban on the sale of sugary drinks on government property won't solve the obesity epidemic. It won't prevent Howard Countians from slurping down empty calories by the Big Gulpful. It won't stop them from eating things that are even more unhealthy, and it won't get them to exercise. But the ban, announced Tuesday by County Executive Ken Ulman, is a step toward aligning the wares available at libraries, parks and office buildings with what the county's health department recommends about a healthy lifestyle, and for that reason alone it is worthwhile.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
As Baltimore City education and political leaders prepare to present a $2.4 billion facilities plan in Annapolis next legislative session, officials in Baltimore County said they are eyeing a similar approach to repair their school infrastructure. County schools officials are in the process of studying each of the system's 174 buildings to determine how they might fit into a long-term plan to upgrade the system's infrastructure, estimated to cost at least $1.7 billion. The city decided this week on a 10-year plan that would close 26 buildings, end or relocate 29 programs, and renovate or rebuild 136 facilities.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | March 25, 1992
The county will be widening doorways and toilet stalls, creating handicapped parking spaces and hiring interpreters in the next three years to comply with a federal law that requires government buildings and services to be accessible to the disabled."
EXPLORE
December 6, 2011
The weather outside might turn frightful, but the Board of County Commissioners is promising a delightful ceremony nonetheless as the county hosts its eighth annual Christmas Tree Lighting today, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the county office building, 225 North Center St., Westminster. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. and, due to inclement weather, will be held in the lobby of the office building. The ceremony will include a brief welcome by the commissioners, followed by holiday songs performed by the Francis Scott Key Chamber Singers.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | October 25, 2009
Instead of the rutted, hilly and sometimes-dangerous half-mile private road Shirley Collier and her 19 rural neighbors have lived with for three decades, they now have a smooth, paved pathway to their secluded homes off Henryton Road in Marriottsville. "We love it," Collier said Wednesday morning as neighbors gathered at a row of mailboxes atop their long drive to celebrate the new surface and thank Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and public works director James Irvin. Ulman first heard about the community's problem July 8 at his annual town hall meeting.
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