April 4, 2014
A Florida company that produces traveling circus, motorbike and Disney on Ice shows, will create a national distribution center in Jessup to house stuffed animals, memorabilia and other merchandise sold at the performances. Feld Entertainment, Inc. signed a 10-year lease to occupy most of a 250,000-square-foot warehouse at 8235 Patuxent Range Road, consolidating its two existing Howard County operations. The company, which will move into the building in November, selected the site for its access to I-95 and proximity to the Port of Baltimore, where it receives shipments of 400 containers from China each year, said Thomas Higgerson, its vice president of transportation and logistics.
April 12, 2013
A 26-year-old inmate at a state prison in Jessup died Friday after he was found with severe head injuries on Thursday night, Maryland State Police said. Javaughn A. Young was found lying on a walkway in a wing of the Maryland Correctional Institution about 7 p.m., after another inmate alerted correctional officers that an inmate needed assistance, police said. More than 60 inmates are housed in the wing. The officers found Young with severe head trauma and called for medical assistance, police said.
January 14, 2010
A Jessup seafood processor that had been ordered by the Food and Drug Administration to stop operations because it wasn't complying with federal safety laws will resume normal business Thursday with a new food handling plan. The agency said Congressional Seafood Co. Inc. did not document that fish were refrigerated at correct temperatures, failed to keep fish species separate to avoid cross-contamination and did not keep sanitation records. The company delivers seafood in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington.
August 11, 2011
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (email@example.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Basketball A new men's basketball league will be held at the Maryland Juniors Sports Center, 8221 Preston Ct., Jessup. The league begins Aug. 15 and runs Monday nights (7, 8 and 9 p.m.) through Oct. 3. Cost: $525 per team. Register by Aug. 12 by calling 443-602-4441. Field hockey The Howard/Carroll Officials Association is looking for individuals interested in officiating high school field hockey.
September 3, 2012
Firefighters battled heavy flames at a liquor store blaze in Jessup early Monday, a county fire spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported in the predawn fire at Mel's Liquors, spokeswoman Jackie Cutler said. Firefighters called to the store in the 7900 block of Waterloo Road just after 4:30 a.m. arrived to find heavy flames and smoke, Cutler said. They brought the fire under control in 10 minutes and extinguished it completely within an hour, she said. Twenty-nine county firefighters and paramedics responded to the call, as did Howard County police, BG&E and firefighters from neighboring Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties.
September 3, 2014
A family-owned produce distributor has moved from Washington to a new base in Jessup, where its 80 employees work to package and transport more than 1 million pounds of tomatoes each week. Pete Pappas & Sons Inc., founded in 1942 in Washington as a tomato distributor, started operations in August at its 120,000-square-foot warehouse in Jessup, said Paul S. Pappas, general manager for the firm, which is in its fourth generation of family ownership. The larger property will allow the firm to expand into new types of produce from its tomato and berries, he said.