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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1998
FRUITLAND -- Police yesterday arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with bludgeoning and stabbing to death an elderly couple and their granddaughter, then returning to their house and setting it afire.The people of the town of Fruitland, on a fork in the road on the southern edge of Salisbury, have been mourning the loss of the family since Thursday, when John and Geraldine Mainor were found in the rubble of their burned ranch home with their granddaughter, Christie Mainor.It was not until Monday night, though, that authorities disclosed that the family had been killed before the fire was set, and fear began accompanying sadness around town.
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Orlando Sentinel | February 11, 2014
A couple with ties to Maryland is believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a Florida police officer. Benjamin Holtermann, wanted in connection with crimes in Maryland, shot and killed Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, 34, after a brief foot chase into the backyard of a home in Westminster Landing late Monday, according to the Orange County (Fla.) Sherrif's Office. Soon after, the 28-year-old ended his own life in the neighborhood north of Windermere, authorities said. Deputies swarmed the community and detained Erica Pugh, later identified as Holtermann's girlfriend.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | May 18, 1999
On the day his death penalty murder trial was to begin, Eugene E. Winder ignored his lawyers' advice and admitted in court that he killed three people in the Eastern Shore town of Fruitland and set their house on fire in February 1998.After hearing a statement of facts in the case, Baltimore County Circuit Judge John F. Fader II convicted Winder, 25, a Fruitland electrician, of arson and first-degree murder in the deaths of his estranged girlfriend, Christie Lee Mainor, and her grandparents, John and Geraldine Mainor.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun reporter | July 24, 2007
A man who apparently drowned Sunday in Ocean City while trying to save his two sons from being swept out to sea has been identified as a Wicomico County resident originally from Haiti, said a spokesman for the resort's police department. Pfc. Barry Neeb said Fruitland resident Renald Charles, 38, his wife and their four children were spending the day on the beach near the jetty at the south end of town when two sons, ages 10 and 13, entered the water shortly before 6 p.m. They became caught in a riptide that carried them toward the jetty's rocks and the inlet beyond the jetty.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2000
Mercantile Bankshares Corp. said yesterday that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Bank of Fruitland in a stock swap valued at $36 million. The acquisition beefs up Mercantile's presence along the Eastern Shore. Bank of Fruitland has $146 million in assets and operates seven branches, four of them in Salisbury. The bank will be merged into Mercantile's Peninsula Bank, which has 24 offices on Maryland's Eastern Shore. "This is a nice fill-in to shore up the presence we have through Peninsula Bank," said David E. Borowy, head of investor relations at Baltimore-based Mercantile, Maryland's largest independently owned banking company, with $8 billion in assets.
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Orlando Sentinel | February 11, 2014
A couple with ties to Maryland is believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a Florida police officer. Benjamin Holtermann, wanted in connection with crimes in Maryland, shot and killed Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, 34, after a brief foot chase into the backyard of a home in Westminster Landing late Monday, according to the Orange County (Fla.) Sherrif's Office. Soon after, the 28-year-old ended his own life in the neighborhood north of Windermere, authorities said. Deputies swarmed the community and detained Erica Pugh, later identified as Holtermann's girlfriend.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 29, 2004
FRUITLAND - The death of a Wicomico County public defender whose body was found Tuesday in his parked pickup truck has been ruled a suicide by the state medical examiner's office. An autopsy performed yesterday determined that Anthony T. Carozza, 40, died of multiple cut wounds to his wrists, complicated by hypothermia, according to Dr. Laron Locke of the medical examiner's office. Carozza, who lived in Salisbury's Coulborn Mill Village neighborhood, was found about 4 a.m. in the truck, which was parked beside a recreational complex in Fruitland.
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December 2, 2005
REBECCA CRAIG WEBB, 54 of Fruitland, MD, died Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at her home. Born in Columbus, OH, she is the daughter of Eugene and Catherine Barron Craig of Eden, MD. Mrs. Webb was a caring registered nurse for 30 years and the last 12 years at Manokin Manor in Princess Anne. She was also a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband: David Emmerson Webb, two daughters: Megan Faulring and her husband, Marcel of Salisbury, MD, Katie Webb of Fruitland, MD and one son: Kevin Mc Cluskey of Baltimore, MD; step-children: Lisa Crites of Laurel, DE, David Webb Jr. of Salisbury and Angie Day of Fruitland; a brother: Mark Craig of Littlestown, PA; god-mother, Martha Bondurant of Arlington, TX; aunt, Isabel Barron of Leesburg, VA; four grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; and several cousins in Ohio and Texas.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | December 5, 1996
A 16-year-old Baltimore County youth was arrested yesterday on a warrant charging him with setting the Jan. 30 fire that destroyed First Baptist Church of Fruitland in Wicomico County and caused $175,000 in damage, a deputy state fire marshal said.W. Faron Taylor, the deputy state fire marshal, said the youth was arrested at his Dundalk home, charged as a juvenile with arson and remanded to J. DeWeese Carter Youth Center in Chestertown, pending a court hearing.Taylor said the youth was a former resident of Fruitland and was a member of the church when the fire occurred.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2004
A lawyer with the Wicomico County public defender's office was found dead in his parked pickup truck early yesterday, and state police were investigating. The body of Anthony T. Carozza, 40, was found about 4 a.m. in his truck, which was parked beside a recreational complex in Fruitland, just south of Salisbury. Maj. Greg Shipley, a state police spokesman, said there was no evidence of foul play. He declined further comment and would not discuss the cause of death. Carozza was last seen as he left work Monday afternoon.
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May 10, 2006
Russell Louis Snyder, a retired credit company manager and artist, died of cancer May 3 at his Delmar home. He was 85. Mr. Snyder was born in Ocean View, Va., and raised in Pasadena. He was a 1937 graduate of Glen Burnie High School, and before World War II worked as a clerk for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Camden Station. In 1941, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces. He was trained as a pilot and attained the rank of lieutenant. After the war, he owned and operated a chicken farm near Westminster until moving to Salisbury in 1953, when he took a job with the Retail Credit Co. - now Equifax Services.
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December 2, 2005
REBECCA CRAIG WEBB, 54 of Fruitland, MD, died Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at her home. Born in Columbus, OH, she is the daughter of Eugene and Catherine Barron Craig of Eden, MD. Mrs. Webb was a caring registered nurse for 30 years and the last 12 years at Manokin Manor in Princess Anne. She was also a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband: David Emmerson Webb, two daughters: Megan Faulring and her husband, Marcel of Salisbury, MD, Katie Webb of Fruitland, MD and one son: Kevin Mc Cluskey of Baltimore, MD; step-children: Lisa Crites of Laurel, DE, David Webb Jr. of Salisbury and Angie Day of Fruitland; a brother: Mark Craig of Littlestown, PA; god-mother, Martha Bondurant of Arlington, TX; aunt, Isabel Barron of Leesburg, VA; four grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; and several cousins in Ohio and Texas.
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October 5, 2004
UNDERAGE AND EXCESS drinking are chronic problems for the nation's colleges and universities. But an even greater risk is the harm caused by drunken driving. No one wants students drinking off campus and then driving back to their dorms. While drinking is potentially harmful, drunken driving is more likely to be fatal. So it's troubling to hear about a recent incident involving Salisbury University and overzealous police from the nearby city of Fruitland. Here's what happened: For the past 10 years, the Eastern Shore school has provided a Safe Ride van to give a lift to students who have been drinking off campus.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 29, 2004
FRUITLAND - The death of a Wicomico County public defender whose body was found Tuesday in his parked pickup truck has been ruled a suicide by the state medical examiner's office. An autopsy performed yesterday determined that Anthony T. Carozza, 40, died of multiple cut wounds to his wrists, complicated by hypothermia, according to Dr. Laron Locke of the medical examiner's office. Carozza, who lived in Salisbury's Coulborn Mill Village neighborhood, was found about 4 a.m. in the truck, which was parked beside a recreational complex in Fruitland.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2004
A lawyer with the Wicomico County public defender's office was found dead in his parked pickup truck early yesterday, and state police were investigating. The body of Anthony T. Carozza, 40, was found about 4 a.m. in his truck, which was parked beside a recreational complex in Fruitland, just south of Salisbury. Maj. Greg Shipley, a state police spokesman, said there was no evidence of foul play. He declined further comment and would not discuss the cause of death. Carozza was last seen as he left work Monday afternoon.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2000
In the Region Mercantile completes its acquisition of Bank of Fruitland Mercantile Bankshares Corp. said yesterday that it has completed its acquisition of the Bank of Fruitland in a stock swap valued at $36 million. The acquisition beefs up Baltimore-based Mercantile's presence along the Eastern Shore. Bank of Fruitland had $135 million in assets at the end of September and operated seven branches, four of them in Salisbury. The bank has been merged into Mercantile's Peninsula Bank, which has 30 offices on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
NEWS
October 5, 2004
UNDERAGE AND EXCESS drinking are chronic problems for the nation's colleges and universities. But an even greater risk is the harm caused by drunken driving. No one wants students drinking off campus and then driving back to their dorms. While drinking is potentially harmful, drunken driving is more likely to be fatal. So it's troubling to hear about a recent incident involving Salisbury University and overzealous police from the nearby city of Fruitland. Here's what happened: For the past 10 years, the Eastern Shore school has provided a Safe Ride van to give a lift to students who have been drinking off campus.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2000
In the Region Mercantile completes its acquisition of Bank of Fruitland Mercantile Bankshares Corp. said yesterday that it has completed its acquisition of the Bank of Fruitland in a stock swap valued at $36 million. The acquisition beefs up Baltimore-based Mercantile's presence along the Eastern Shore. Bank of Fruitland had $135 million in assets at the end of September and operated seven branches, four of them in Salisbury. The bank has been merged into Mercantile's Peninsula Bank, which has 30 offices on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2000
Mercantile Bankshares Corp. said yesterday that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Bank of Fruitland in a stock swap valued at $36 million. The acquisition beefs up Mercantile's presence along the Eastern Shore. Bank of Fruitland has $146 million in assets and operates seven branches, four of them in Salisbury. The bank will be merged into Mercantile's Peninsula Bank, which has 24 offices on Maryland's Eastern Shore. "This is a nice fill-in to shore up the presence we have through Peninsula Bank," said David E. Borowy, head of investor relations at Baltimore-based Mercantile, Maryland's largest independently owned banking company, with $8 billion in assets.
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