| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
Donald Shields may not be in the running for father of the year, but I'm not sure he should be sitting in jail either.
Shields allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old who was said to have been in a fight with his son, threw him in his car and drove around for a...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Hundreds of firefighters may have to go back to school to be promoted to top positions in Baltimore's department, as part of a broader effort to impose professionalism in a department where tenure often trumped education when rising through the ranks....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Kochmann, a former social worker who became a physician later in life, died March 8 of multiple myeloma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 63.
The son of German immigrant parents — his father was a traveling salesman and his mother a...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When the Major League Baseball season starts March 31, Brett Harman won't be on a pitcher's mound. Instead, the 23-year-old Westminster resident will be preparing for a career as a physician assistant.
But Harman, who had a standout career at...
| Sep 5, 2012
If you have a child in school, a big part of your life must revolve around the school. Your involvement will help your child to thrive and achieve more than without that support. Be sure to attend Back-to-School night if at all possible and get involved...
| Sep 14, 2012
Animal Welfare Council
The council seeks new members for a citizen panel to promote the sensitive and humane treatment of domestic animals and wildlife in the county. The council is particularly interested in adding members with legal, educational and...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Kevin Hernandez was 11 when he left his grandmother's home in El Salvador, traveling by bus and on foot — alone — to Maryland to meet his mother, whom he had not seen since he was 6.
Shortly after the boy waded through chest-high water to...
| Aug 25, 2011
Going back to school, particularly if it's a new school, can be a daunting time for kids and their parents. There's a lot to consider, from sleep schedules to proper nutrition and immunizations. Much can be accomplished by establishing good habits, says...
| Aug 17, 2011
It never ceases to amaze me how folks in the West Friendship area have access to so many cultural activities within just minutes of home. As much as our area prides itself in its original rural and agricultural roots, in recent years, this area has been...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:16 AM
Calling recent Virginia Tech graduate Chris Wachtman a man on the move is an understatement considering he uses a bicycle as his primary form of transportation.
"Movement has always been important to me. I have been riding bikes for as long as I can...
| Aug 13, 2011
The Poplar Springs United Methodist Church's Thrift Shop, 919 East Watersville Road, is having a back-to-school sale through the month of August. All kinds of school supplies and clothing are available to purchase, as well as regular clothing for the...
| Aug 13, 2011
Recently, I read an anonymous back-to-school poem that began, "'Twas the night before school started, when all through the town, the parents were cheering … It was a riotous sound!" Most parents I have surveyed do not share quite the same elation...