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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Emergency roadwork has resulted in the closure of an eastbound shoulder Thursday morning on MD-436 at Weems Creek Drive in Anne Arundel County, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. As of 8:10 a.m., all lanes have reopened following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 695 at Stevenson Road in Pikesville. Another Baltimore County accident involving one vehicle has closed a southbound shoulder on Interstate 95 south at Interstate 195. The Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company reports that westbound US-40 is shut down at Jones Road in Harford County due to a fallen tree.
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Letter to The Aegis | July 1, 2014
Editor: The Bel Air High School Class of 2014 wants to thank the following Chemical Free Event Sponsors along with the community. Bel Air Bobcats' Post Prom Party was a huge success thanks to you! The Bel Air High School After Prom Party committee would like the thank the following area businesses and individuals for their generous donations, which helped to make our after prom party, held at the Bel Air Athletic Club a success. The seniors and their guest were entertained all night in a safe, chemical free environment.
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By Allison Eatough and For The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
At just 24 years old, Ryan Nicotra is changing Harford County's theater scene. The 2007 Bel Air High School graduate is the founder and director of Boom Theatre Co., which produces plays throughout the county. Since 2011, the Bel Air-based group has performed everything from comedy classics like “The Importance of Being Earnest” to Greek tragedies like “Prometheus Bound.” The company is also home to the Brave New Works Theatre Festival, a series of short plays and performances from emerging playwrights.
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By Alison Knezevich and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
The results from the primary election have left several local races without resolution, and on Thursday local boards of election will begin counting absentee ballots to decide winners and losers. In Baltimore County, the contest to pick a Republican who will face incumbent Democrat County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in November was too close to call after the close of polls Tuesday. With more than 20,000 votes cast between them, George Harman, a retired program manager for the state Department of the Environment, had a 22-vote lead over Tony Campbell, a political science professor at Towson University who once served as chairman of the county Republican Party.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
State health officials reported Wednesday the summer's first heat-related deaths in Maryland, a woman in Harford County and a man in Baltimore County. Both were older than 65 and had underlying health conditions that made them more vulnerable to the heat. Both died between June 17 and June 23, health officials said. The week included two days in which the heat index neared 100 degrees, leading to dozens of reports of heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
A five-member team of students from Carroll County's Venturing Crew 202 won the 24th annual Maryland Envirothon - an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and solve other complex natural resource issues. More than 100 challengers from 18 counties across Maryland took part in this year's competition, held June 18-19 at the Camp Pecometh in Queen Anne's County. The five Carroll County students attend three different high schools in the region.
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June 23, 2014
The Manufacturing Training Initiative for Cecil and Harford County was the recipient of an EARN (Employment Advancement Right Now) grant through the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, according to Bruce England, Executive Director of the Susquehanna Workforce Network. This training initiative was conceived through a manufacturing partnership called the Susquehanna Manufacturing Coalition. The Susquehanna Manufacturing Coalition is comprised of local manufacturers, offices of economic development, education entities and the Susquehanna Workforce Network.
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June 23, 2014
Hundreds of kids of all ages took advantage of Freedom Federal Credit Union's Youth Month celebration throughout April. Every April marks Youth Month at Freedom, where financial management and education are highlighted to children and young adults under the age of 25. Freedom offered new youth club account members the option to earn up to $25 through a matching deposit. Freedom also stressed the importance of saving through its Youth Savings Challenge. Youth club members, who make qualifying deposits between April and October, are automatically entered for a chance to win a new XBOX ONE gaming system.
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June 17, 2014
The Sun makes endorsements in the following races in Harford County: District 7 The only contested primary race in District 7 is among the Republicans seeking seats in the House of Delegates, where the three incumbents are challenged by two political newcomers. Long-time incumbent Rick Impallaria and relative newcomer Kathy Szeliga have been reliable votes for the kind of conservative principles embraced by their district, and Ms. Szeliga has quickly moved up the ranks within the House Republican Caucus, serving as minority whip.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Vernon J. Jones, a former mechanic and car salesman who established the Jones Junction Auto Group in Harford County, which grew to become the largest family-owned retail auto dealership in Maryland, died Monday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Bel Air home. He was 88. "Vernon was an outstanding man who always had a smile on his face, and he always wanted to help people and give them a good deal on a car," said Jim Helbert, a former Bel Air resident. "I bought my first car from Vernon, and he wanted to make a deal.
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