April 10, 2010
A Carroll County jury is expected to continue hearing evidence next week in a class action lawsuit accusing a local oil company of polluting water wells with an additive linked to cancer in lab animals. At least a half-dozen Finksburg residents are suing Tevis Oil Inc. after methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, detected in gasoline at a company-owned Shell station at Suffolk Road and Route 140 was found to have affected 23 neighboring wells in 2002. Witnesses for the plaintiffs were called this week in the case, which accuses Tevis of negligence, trespass and nuisance.
February 15, 2007
`Connections' Works of all shapes and sizes spanning several media are featured in the exhibit Connections: Collage and Assemblage at the Carroll Arts Center. Artists Ellen Alt, Shara Banisadr, Cynthia Beljan, Tom Block, Cara Ober and others have pieces in the exhibit. Connections: Collage and Assemblage runs through March 24 in the Tevis Gallery of the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St. in Westminster. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays.
October 1, 2006
Carroll Community College is offering "Secrets of Success for Small Business Owners from Small Business Owners." Owners of small businesses, or those thinking about starting a business, can eat with a successful small-business owner and learn the "secrets" of their success. Programs are: Breakfast with Carol Cahall of the Main Event Inc. from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at Olive Leaf Cafe, 1001 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy. Dinner with Bob Coffey of Coffey Music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Johansson's Dining House, 4 W. Main St., Westminster.
April 26, 2006
Water from a well serving about 40 homes in a Finksburg trailer park has tested positive for contamination from the gasoline additive MTBE, according to the Carroll County Health Department. Officials from the county and Maryland Department of the Environment are uncertain of the contaminant's source, said Brian Flynn, water quality supervisor for the Health Department. Preliminary tests at area gas stations and an auto-parts junkyard near Sullivan's Trailer Park along Old Westminster Pike yielded negative results, Flynn said.
February 17, 2006
On February 10, 2006 DOROTHY BERRY "DOTTIE" of Westminster wife of the late Stanley H. Tevis, Jr.; mother of Stanley "Jack" Tevis III of Westminster, Margaret L. "Peggy" Tevis of Arlington, VA and the late Charlotte A. "Singy" Tevis; mother-in-law of Beth Tevis of Westminster, grandmother of Victoria E. "Tory", Andrew H. "Dru" and Katerine "Kate" Tevis; sister of Betty Ernst of Baltimore and the late Charles K. Berry; brother-in-law of Albert Ernst of...
February 13, 2006
Dorothy B. Tevis, an oil company board chairwoman and Carroll County patron of the arts, died in her sleep Friday at her Westminster home. She was 91. Dorothy Berry was born in Baltimore and raised in the 1900 block of W. Mulberry St. She was a 1931 graduate of Western High School and earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from Western Maryland College in 1935. She also did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin and the Johns Hopkins University. From 1937 until 1941, she taught home economics in Baltimore public schools.