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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
Mary H. Coleman, a Medfield day care provider who cared for several generations of children, died Saturday of a stroke at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 78. Mary Hilda Grothe was born in Hampstead and spent her early years in Manchester and Millers before moving to Fawcett Street in Remington with her family. She attended city public schools until leaving to go to work. After her 1955 marriage to John C. Coleman Sr., the couple moved to Medfield, where they had lived for more than 50 years.
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October 28, 2011
A Hampstead woman was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 28, to eight-and-half-years in prison for her role in the September 2009 robbery of a Finksburg pharmacy. Victoria Jean Reid, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to the 102-month term, to be followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit an armed robbery and using a gun during the robbery. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Sippel. Officials said Joseph Wagner, 26, of Baltimore, has also pleaded guilty to the same charges and was sentenced in June to also serve 102 months in prison.
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October 13, 2011
HAMPSTEAD — St. George's Episcopal Church will host a 5K charity run and walk on Cape Horn Road, between Route 30 and Boog Road, in the Hampstead and Manchester area on Saturday, Oct. 22, between 8 and 9 a.m. The following roadways will be closed to all traffic: Cape Horn Road between Route 30 and Harvey Gummel Road, including Boog Road, Opie Drive, Laverne Circle, Darlene Drive, St. George's Court, Cape Hill Court, the intersection of Sussanan...
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August 29, 2011
As much of the region continues to recover from closed roads, downed power lines and other remnants of Hurricane Irene, Carroll County Public Schools officials said Monday that the school system will open tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, on time and as scheduled - with two exceptions. Hampstead Elementary School and Century High School will not open on Tuesday due to power outages at those two schools, according to school system officials. There was no immediate word on when they would open.
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June 12, 2011
FINKSBURG — County Commissioner Haven Shoemaker, who represents District 2 in the Hampstead and Finksburg areas, will hold a question-and-answer meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike. The session will take place in the library's large meeting room. Residents of District 2 are invited to attend to discuss issues of interest.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2011
An elderly couple was found dead Saturday night in their Carroll County home that emergency personnel discovered to contain 80 times the normal level of carbon monoxide. Lewis Keyser, 81 and his 84-year-old wife, Betty, were found in the basement of the house. Relatives told Maryland State police that they found the house in the 1900 block of Lang Road in Hampstead filled with soot and haze Police said Sunday that no foul play is suspected and that the couple was last seen on Thursday.
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By Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2011
A Carroll County woman was fatally shot by a Maryland state trooper after she pointed a gun at him during a confrontation at a Hampstead home, state police said late Monday. State police were called about 5:40 p.m. to a home in the 4600 block of Upper Beckleysville Road for a domestic dispute. A second emergency call reported that the 40-year-old woman had a gun and was threatening to kill herself, state police said in a news release. The woman's sister said she and a teenage daughter had locked themselves in a bedroom for protection, police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2010
Ida S. Schmidt, a retired Hutzler's department store sales associate who showed her affection for the Orioles by flying a team flag every day, died Sunday of a heart attack at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. The Hampstead resident was 92. Ida Catherine Schiffner, the daughter of a Canton Railroad locomotive engineer and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Macon Street. She later moved with her family to Kenwood Avenue in Overlea. She attended Eastern High School until the 10th grade, when she left to take a job as a packer for the Esskay meatpacking company.
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By Andrea K. Walker | andrea.walker@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 31, 2010
Men's clothier Jos. A. Bank reported a 22 percent profit increase for 2009 as it continued to attract shoppers with steep discounts. The Hampstead company said net income came in at $71.2 million, or $3.84 per share, for the fiscal year ended Jan. 30. That was compared with $58.4 million, or $3.17 per share, for the same period a year ago. Revenue for the year jumped to $770.3 million, a 10.7 percent gain from a year ago when revenue was $695.9 million. The performance beat Thomson Reuters analysts' expectations of $3.70 per share, or $753 million.
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By Arthur Hirsch | arthur.hirsch@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 16, 2010
A Hampstead man was shot to death in his home Tuesday morning by the ex-husband of his fiance, police say. Michael Leo Swift III, who was indicted earlier this month on machine gun and other weapons charges, blasted his way through a sliding glass door with a 12-gauge shotgun to get into the house in the 1200 block of Allview Drive, police say. Swift shot Zaidan Stephen Asid, police say, before turning the gun on himself. Hallie Patricia Swift called police from inside the house in the 1200 block of Allview Drive at about 11 a.m. to report the shootings, State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said.
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