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August 18, 2012
The Gamber and Community Fire Company has named Julianne Weidman, of Finksburg, as the winner of the 2012 Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship, which is jointly sponsored by the Brothers family and the Gamber fire company. The scholarship awards a total of $12,500 over four years. As part of the scholarship requirements, the winner must complete 40 hours of community service each year, and must maintain a 2.5 or better GPA in college. They also must reside in Gamber & Community Fire Company's first due district.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
WEATHER After another chilly morning, highs are expected to return to 70s.   TRAFFIC Get the latest on delays for this morning's commute.     FROM LAST NIGHT … A Windsor Mill man and woman have been charged with robbing and killing a New York resident and leaving his body on the side of a road on Route 32 near Finksburg.   TODAY'S FRONT PAGE With a 2-1 win, the  Orioles sweep the Tigers to advance to the American League Championship Series.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
A 27-year-old Finksburg man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of stabbing another man in the middle of E. Main Street in Westminster on Monday, according to Westminster police. Frank Anthony Douma Jr., of the 1600 block of Deer Park Road in Finksburg, was arrested about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday without incident at his girlfriend's apartment, which is in the same 200 block of E. Main Street where the stabbing occurred, said Lt. Patrick Bassler, a police spokesman. Police had first responded to the block about 5 p.m. Monday after reports of a fight between five or six people, and found Jack Hohn, 37, stabbed in his left side in front of a Pizza Boli's restaurant, Bassler said.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy suffered injuries in a crash on Route 140 in Finksburg on Friday in an accident that ultimately involved five vehicles and sent five people to the hospital. According to the Sheriff's Office, Master Deputy Mario DeVivio was on eastbound Route 140 at the crossroads with Route 91 in Finksburg when a Jeep Wrangler driven by a Finksburg resident made a turn in front of his vehicle. The deputy was unable to avoid the collision, which caused a chain reaction involving three additional vehicles - two Ford Fusions and a GMC Terrain.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2011
The body of a young man was found Wednesday morning in a wooded area alongside a road in Finksburg, police said. Westminster resident Caleb Lee Mott, 17, was last seen early Tuesday walking from a friend's house nearby where his body was found in the 2100 block of Sandymount Road, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. There were no apparent signs of trauma to his body, police said. Mott's body, which was found about 11 a.m. Wednesday, has been taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
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Staff Reports | October 12, 2011
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is reporting that the body of a Westminster teen was discovered Wednesday morning in Finksburg near Sandymount Road. At about 11 a.m., deputies responded to a wooded area along the 2100 block of Sandymount Road for a report of an unconscious male, believed to be deceased. Arriving deputies found a deceased white male, in his late teens to early 20s, lying a short distance from the roadway. Detectives have identified the body as that of 17-year-old Caleb Lee Mott, of Westminster.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2012
A 32-year-old Owings Mills woman was killed in a three-car collision on Route 140 in Finksburg on Tuesday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police. Ruchita Pandya was pronounced dead on the scene near the border of Baltimore and Carroll counties, police said. Police and emergency responders were called to the scene about 5:15 p.m., police said. An initial investigation showed a 2001 Toyota Tundra driven by William Mark Lehr, of Westminster, was traveling west when it crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Toyota Corolla being driven east by Pandya, police said.
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By Bob Allen | November 5, 2012
There's hardly a square inch of the 1,900-acre Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area that Johnny Johnsson hasn't walked, mapped or studied. That includes the scant remnants of several 19th-century chromium mines at Soldiers Delight in Owings Mills. Some of these mines once reached as deep as 200 feet beneath this chromium-bearing geological anomaly, known as a "serpentine barren. " Johnsson, a Finksburg resident who is an environmental engineer by profession - and a mining historian by avocation - has been a volunteer ranger and tour guide at Soldiers Delight, which is part of the Patapsco Valley State Park system, since 1990.
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Story and Photos by Phil Grout | September 7, 2011
Quick response by high school friends and a nearby kayaker likely saved the life of a 16-year-old Carrollton teen who was pulled from the swollen Patapsco River during the heavy rains of Sept. 7 at the village of Patapsco near Finksburg. Three teens - David Rugemer, Tyler Hartman and Abraham Ramos - had been floating on the river, but at the confluence of the Patapsco and Aspen Run, the current became intense. All three swimmers were pulled toward the south bridge across the river.
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October 21, 1990
Two petitioners are seeking approval from the Carroll Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone land in the Finksburg area near Route 140 and the Baltimore County line.James and Carla Uhler, of Reisterstown, Baltimore County, have requested that about five acres designated conservation be rezoned to industrial. The property is on the north side of Route 140, just northeast of the intersection with Route 91.A similar request submitted by the Uhlers was rejected in 1983 by the planning commission, said planner Steve Horn at Tuesday's monthly meeting.
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March 3, 2014
There are many failed policies, yet the federal, state and local governments are always reluctant to pull the plug on their failures ( "Pot fears expose fears about societal health," Feb. 27). Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, arguably one of the greatest leaders of big business ever, admits that GE made many errors on projects - after significant time, money and technology had been invested and then decided to pull the plug because it made sense not to continue on a negative path.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
William E. "Bill" Edrington, a retired hospital maintenance worker and plasterer, died Tuesday of complications from dementia at Country Companions, a Taneytown assisted-living facility. He was 83. The son of a Baltimore Transit Co. worker and a homemaker, William Edward Edrington was born at the home on Chestnut Avenue in Hampden where he was also raised. Mr. Edrington was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and in the 1940s went to work for Hampshire Construction Co. as a plasterer.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A Colonial-style home constructed by award-winning Carroll County builder Robin Ford is on the market in the Finksburg area, with an asking price of $1.1 million. The three-level home at 2492 Red Clover Drive is on almost 2 acres that have a border of mature trees and include landscaping, sidewalks, floodlights and a generously sized front and back porch. "Even from the outside, the home's expensive touches are seen; top-of-the-line Pella windows, a covered front porch, professional landscaping and a three-car garage are just some of the home's exterior amenities," said listing agent Nick Waldner of the Waldner-Winters team of Keller Williams Realty.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2013
A Carroll County Ravens fan bid $57,100 on a customized Jeep owned by running back Ray Rice - and 10 percent of that price will benefit the Erika Brannock Fund, supporting the Towson preschool teacher injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Keith Kauffman of Finksburg made the winning bid Friday on eBay and drove the car off the lot Saturday, according to Ali Berney, finance manager at Carbiz on Reisterstown Road in Northwest Baltimore. Rice popped by, too, congratulating Kauffman and his wife, Kathy, and posing for pictures with them and the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
In the manner of "when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade," when the garden gives Sherrill Cooper problems, she makes art. For the 25 years she and her family have lived at this house, the Finksburg artist has treated every problem as a creative opportunity, and the result is a yard where whimsy masks the spots where nature has refused to cooperate. A sundial hides the septic tank. A border of broken plates keeps a garden in check, and old-fashioned porcelain spigots grow in a window box where nothing else will.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
A chain of swim schools based in Fallston is suing the state health department, as well as those in Carroll and Baltimore counties, alleging that the agencies unfairly targeted the schools over chlorine regulations. Kids First Swim Schools, which has about a dozen locations in Maryland, accuses the county and state health departments of making untrue statements about the quality of its pool water. "Our feeling is we've been unfairly singled out," said Kids First owner Gary Roth.
FEATURES
By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2012
Zach Teal is just 17, but his love for books led him to write one of his own and to volunteer more than 250 hours at the Finksburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library. "Two hundred and fifty hours is quite unusual for our teen volunteers," said Heather Owings, who was volunteer coordinator at the library and now works at the North Carroll branch. Zach logged those hours over the course of three years, performing such tasks as making crafts for story times, signing in reading program participants, even wearing a mouse costume for a reading of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2000
The death of a Westminster man Monday in an industrial accident at a Finksburg business remains under investigation by state safety officials but appears to have been caused by the employee's error, state police said yesterday. David Alan Harvilak II, 31, of the 100 block of E. Main St. was pronounced dead after his left arm became ensnared about 3: 30 p.m. in machinery used to wrap plastic on 15-foot rolls of a laminate, police said. He was trying to remove debris from the machine when he was pulled in and pinned by a 10,000-pound roll of the product at Congoleum Corp.
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July 1, 2013
A public hearing for the long-awaited Finksburg Corridor Plan is scheduled for Monday, beginning at 6 p.m at the Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg. The plan is an update to the 1981 Finksburg Area and Environs Comprehensive Plan and focuses on traffic flow, the environmental resources and growth in the area. The update has been in the works for more than 10 years. In April, the county's Planning and Zoning Commission accepted a draft of the Finksburg Corridor Plan for 60-day review.
FEATURES
By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Wedding date: April 20, 2013 Tom's story: Tom Gloss, 59, grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. He is a retired federal employee. His mother, Wilma, is a homemaker and his father, Norman Gloss Sr., is deceased. Jim's story: Jim Flower, 63, grew up in LaSalle, Ill. He owns James E. Flower Insurance Agency in Owings Mills. His mother, Darlene, and his father, James E. Flower Sr., are deceased. Their story: Tom and Jim met in July 2001. Both had been previously married, gotten divorces and were looking for love.
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