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By Morgan Gibson | Capital News Service | March 13, 2010
WASHINGTON - Battle lines are drawn on the Eastern Shore over a proposed State Department training center planned for tiny Ruthsburg. But people who live near similar facilities in Sykesville and Brunswick, Ga., say the centers have been good neighbors and the surrounding communities have never experienced the controversy and resistance seen now in Queen Anne's County. "If those folks up there in Maryland don't want them, send them here," M.H. "Woody" Woodside, president of the local Chamber of Commerce and 30-year resident of Glynn County, Ga., said about the Ruthsburg project.
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Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Anyone who has spent a few hours glued to the televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show, watching highly skilled dogs jump and hop their way to national recognition, can imagine just how much training and practice are required to get to the national stage. At 4 Paws Spa and Training Center in Forest Hill, local dogs can learn some of those impressive skills in agility training classes that are fun and great exercise - for both the pups and their owners. “Agility is like an obstacle course for dogs,” explains 4 Paws instructor Laura Winstead.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Near the cornfields on Old Frederick and Sand Hill roads in Marriottsville stands a slice of suburbia, and there's often trouble brewing. Some drunk might be getting out of hand at The Greene Turtle. An armed robber could be holding up the Columbia Bank, or a couple's argument boiling over in a townhouse. Always plenty of police around to handle it, though, even if some of them still have on their training wheels. They're learning or refreshing their skills, and doing it in settings dressed up to simulate the world outside the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center in Howard County.
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By Pamela Wood and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
A 58-year-old Baltimore County firefighter died Friday afternoon after he suffered a suspected heart attack during training, officials said. Robert Fogle III, a 27-year veteran and career firefighter, was participating in exercises at the Sparrows Point training facility when he became ill. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. "It just reminds us about the sacrifice that our first responders do each and every day and the risks that they take to be fit and capable of helping others," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said.
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September 13, 2011
A new regional fire training center opened Saturday at its new site in Edgewood, on land donated by the Army. The North East Regional Training Center, at 9250 Fairview Point Road, is part of the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and one of six regional training centers of MFRI. More than 200 fire and rescue personnel from throughout Maryland, several members of the Maryland General Assembly and officials from the Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground, joined Steven T. Edwards, director of the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI)
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2010
Less than four years ago, Bill Harmon lived hand to mouth on the streets of Baltimore, struggled with a drug addiction that depleted his savings and had no prospects for a job with a future. These days, a drug-free Harmon has a job he believes is the future, thanks to a green careers training program run by Civic Works, Baltimore's urban service corps. Harmon, 56, works as a field technician in the burgeoning environmental industry, where he tests for contaminated soil on construction sites and helps contain hazardous material during demolitions.
NEWS
May 16, 1996
The state Board of Public Works approved $6.8 million yesterday for a police driver training center in Sykesville.The project, the first phase of a $40 million complex where as many as 700 officers a day will train, includes highway and urban driving courses and a tactical training area.Bryn Awel Corp. of Towson offered $6,789,911, the lowest of six bids, and will build the center on 70 acres adjoining Springfield Hospital Center on Route 32. The work will begin next month with completion scheduled for next summer.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
A Japanese-owned company that makes highly sensitive measuring instruments said yesterday it will build a training center for customers at its Columbia plant that should eventually draw 1,500 visiting scientists and technicians from around the nation annually."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1997
An environmental contractor has purchased the Laborers Training Center, a vocational facility once eyed by a Baltimore County explosives company, outside Sykesville.EnviroServe Inc., a 7-year-old Jessup company, plans to settle on the 13-acre site next month and hopes to relocate by May 1.The center, a training school for construction workers, is at Raincliffe and Buttercup roads, east of Route 32 and six miles north of Interstate 70."We want to expand and move to a larger facility," said David Whisenant, EnviroServe general manager.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | May 13, 2007
Linwood area residents are unhappy after a meeting with county officials and members of the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association where they learned that a new emergency services training center will go near the historic village. Last month, county commissioners approved the 40-acre site on McKinstry's Mill Road, a gift from Lehigh Cement Company, for the training center even though residents have repeatedly said they don't want the facility. The center would be about a half mile south of the 19th-century Victorian farming hamlet that lies between New Windsor and Union Bridge.
NEWS
March 6, 2014
Howard County Police Department will host an open house Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to offer information on job opportunities for entry-level police officers, lateral police officers, police cadets and seasonal cadets. The event at the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center, 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive, Marriottsville, will include displays of equipment including a tactical vehicle, command post and motorcycles. There will also be tours of the training facility. The department is recruiting entry-level police officer candidates.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Near the cornfields on Old Frederick and Sand Hill roads in Marriottsville stands a slice of suburbia, and there's often trouble brewing. Some drunk might be getting out of hand at The Greene Turtle. An armed robber could be holding up the Columbia Bank, or a couple's argument boiling over in a townhouse. Always plenty of police around to handle it, though, even if some of them still have on their training wheels. They're learning or refreshing their skills, and doing it in settings dressed up to simulate the world outside the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center in Howard County.
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July 15, 2013
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
Jonathon Rondeau, who recently ran an Upper Malboro training center for people with disabilities, has taken the reins at the Family League of Baltimore. Rondeau, who worked most recently as the chief program officer at Melwood Horticultural Training Center, said his initial goals include better using data to measure the effectiveness of the league's work. The nonprofit works to enhance the well being of the city's children, youth and families. "I look forward to working with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, public agencies and the Family League partners to ensure that children, youth and families have equal opportunities to live, learn and grow equipped with the tools and resources they need to go on to college, career and successful lives," Rondeau said in a statement.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | December 4, 2012
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time and current Canton dweller , headed north to visit another of the state's most successful sportsmen, horse trainer Graham Motion. Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, tweeted the above photo of the two outside one of Motion's barns at the peaceful, sprawling Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton this afternoon. It was Bowman who got Phelps into racing. He'd picked up an interest years ago because a swimming coach he was working with liked to go out to the races.
NEWS
September 13, 2011
A new regional fire training center opened Saturday at its new site in Edgewood, on land donated by the Army. The North East Regional Training Center, at 9250 Fairview Point Road, is part of the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and one of six regional training centers of MFRI. More than 200 fire and rescue personnel from throughout Maryland, several members of the Maryland General Assembly and officials from the Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground, joined Steven T. Edwards, director of the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI)
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | November 5, 2006
Upset about a proposed emergency services training center on McKinstry's Mill Road, about 30 residents of the Linwood area met with county officials and volunteer firefighters to voice concerns about the location. The meeting was held at Linwood Church of the Brethren, which overlooks the site of the proposed training center less than a half-mile away. The property, owned by Lehigh Cement Co., is surrounded by farms. Lehigh officials announced last month that they would donate 40 acres on McKinstry's Mill Road to the county for the center.
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By Sharyn Wizda and Sharyn Wizda,States News Service | March 10, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The University of Maryland at Baltimore has been tapped by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to house one of five regional centers that will train workers in lead-contamination detection and removal.The selection was announced yesterday.The school has received a grant to run the center, which will open in July, in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati. Although specific figures are being negotiated, each center's grant for the first year will be $200,000 to $250,000, said Noah Brown, a spokesman for the National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA)
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By Aegis staff report | June 1, 2011
Visitors who attend Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station's Community Information Night will find answers to questions about how nuclear energy is generated, according to the owner of the plant on the Susquehanna River near Delta, Pa., just north of the Harford County border. The free event will be held in the station's training center Thursday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Station employees will be on hand to educate visitors on station operations; site maintenance; engineering practices; environmental stewardship; industrial and radiological safety; site security; and emergency preparedness.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2011
Tucked in the northeast corner of Maryland, a sprawling yet unassuming complex has become the focus of the horse racing world during its most important season. The Fair Hill Training Center is currently home to Animal Kingdom, the 21-1 long shot who just won the Kentucky Derby. All eyes are fixed on the muscular, chestnut brown colt as he readies for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. A victory at Pimlico Race Course would give him a clear shot at a Triple Crown, a feat not accomplished since 1978.
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