March 18, 2012
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is reporting that two people are in critical condition after a serious all-terrain vehicle accident that occured in the early morning hours of March 18 in the Union Bridge area. According to the Sheriff's Office account, at about 12:46 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's deputies responded to the 400 block of Mckinstrys Mill Road for the report of a single vehicle accident involving an ATV. At the scene, deputies determined that the operator had apparently lost control and struck a guard rail.
May 3, 1995
Union Bridge is a small town with a few big problems, but its residents are blessed with a spirit of determination. They'll need it because Union Bridge often seems to be an afterthought in county planning and budget deliberations. Residents also need a strong constitution to deal with Lehigh Portland Cement Co., the town's largest employer and taxpayer.The Carroll County commissioners have a history of neglecting the town. That situation has improved slightly in recent years. Through the determined efforts of town officials and residents, the woefully outdated Elmer Wolfe Elementary School is to be replaced by a new school.
February 7, 1994
The mixed blessings of PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls as they are known to scientists, are well documented. Like asbestos and DDT, the benefits of these compounds to mankind were immediately apparent and seemingly without disadvantage, leading to widespread and often uncontrolled use.PCBs were widely used in industry for lubrication and insulation of electrical devices, because they are nonflammable and have a high electrical resistance. Then the chlorine-based chemicals were found to cause cancers in laboratory animals and liver damage to humans, leading to their virtual ban in 1979.
November 13, 1992
Honors students to be recognized at receptionNorthwest Middle School's School Improvement team will conduct an honors reception from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the school's cafeteria.BStudents with all A's and B's during the first marking period will be recognized. Qualifying students will receive a certificate and a bumper sticker. Parents are invited.The improvement team will also present school performance assessment results and the School Improvement plan for 1992-93 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.
September 1, 2012
John Tokar, owner of Vintage Restorations Limited, in Union Bridge, started tinkering with British cars in 1969 when he was a teen in Bayonne, N.J., and his uncle sold him a 1959 Hillman Minx for $50. "It needed a clutch, so I got involved in working on it and I never stopped," the 61-year-old New Jersey native recalled, pointing to a framed photo of his office wall of himself and that '59 Hillman. "That car was what got me started, then I went to Triumphs, and now my specialty is MGs, which is mostly what I do these days," he said, pointing to another photo, this one of himself a few years later, a college student standing next to a vintage Triumph Spitfire.