Howard High School student Steven Bassler, 15, was the victim of an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday at his home in Columbia, Howard County Police said.
Howard County Youth Orchestra makes Merriweather Post Pavilion debut alongside Guster
The Howard County Youth Orchestra performed with alternative rock band Guster to celebrate the orchestra's rebranding and showcase high school students' musical talent.
Review: After 29 seasons, Rep Stage’s closing act is a spellbinding production of ‘Falsettos’
This Tony Award-winning musical has been almost perfectly cast by director Joseph Ritsch. Once Rep Stage shuts down, Howard County will lose its only fully professional live theater.
Results are in for the 2023 Columbia Association board of directors and village elections
The winners of the 2023 Columbia Association board of directors elections were Chris Fuchs (Dorsey’s Search), Skye Anderson (Hickory Ridge), Keith O’Neil (Kings Contrivance), Reginald T. Avery (Long Reach), Karin Emery (Oakland Mills), Eric Greenberg (River Hill) and Bill Santos (Wilde Lake).
‘Grease’ musical onstage at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia through June 11
“Grease,” featuring cast members from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., will play at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia through June 11.
Baltimore native Richard Henry ‘Dick’ Hartlove, self-trained mechanical engineer and HVAC executive, dies
Richard Henry “Dick” Hartlove, a self-trained mechanical engineer, died at Bridging Life Hospice Care at Sinai Hospital April 15. The Reisterstown resident was 83.
Columbia-based amateur radio operator named Howard’s Emergency Management Volunteer of the Year
Amateur radio operator Dan Wilt, 68, of Columbia, was recently named the county’s Emergency Management Volunteer of the Year.
Rejection of plan to redevelop Hickory Ridge Village Center in Columbia upheld in Howard Circuit Court
A Howard County Circuit Court judge on Thursday upheld the county Zoning Board’s denial of a petition to develop a 230-unit apartment building, retail space and a parking garage in the Hickory Ridge Village Center in Columbia.
Bits & Bites: Ranazul plots move, JBGB’s carves new path, Woodberry eyes lower prices and Halal Guys to finally open in Baltimore
The Halal Guys, a popular Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant chain, finally opens in downtown Baltimore this weekend.
$1.1 billion proposed budget for Howard’s public schools fully funds teacher salary increases
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball’s proposed operating budget for fiscal 2024, unveiled Monday night, aims to fully fund salary increases for county educators and school personnel and give the school system a record amount of funding for next fiscal year — $1.1 billion.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presents $2.6 billion operating budget for fiscal 2024
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Monday unveiled a proposed $2.6 billion operating budget for fiscal 2024, representing a 6.6% increase over the $2 billion fiscal 2023 budget.
Long Reach theater program wins contest to be only Maryland high school to present ‘Frozen: The Broadway Musical’
As Long Reach High School drama students belt out “Let it Go” and “Love is an Open Door” this weekend during performances of Disney’s “Frozen: The Broadway Musical,” they will be the only high school in Maryland to have that honor this year.
All Things Go Music Festival at Merriweather announces women-led lineup: Maggie Rogers, Lana Del Rey, boygenius and more
Tickets for the two-day fall music event in the Baltimore-area go on presale Thursday.
Catherine Yvonne Woodland ‘Dedee’ Richardson, Baltimore City Schools guidance counselor, dies
Catherine Yvonne Woodland “Dedee” Richardson, a Baltimore City Schools guidance counselor, died March 17 at Gilchrist Center Howard County. She was 91.
Robert ‘Bob’ Ardinger, wheelchair basketball star and disability rights advocate, dies
Robert "Bob" Stanley Ardinger, a flashy wheelchair basketball player who fought for disability rights, died April 10 of complications from pneumonia. He was 74.
Residents protest as thousands of Howard students are slated to lose busing, raising safety and equity concerns
Howard County parents and students gathered Wednesday in Ellicott City ahead of a joint County Council-school board meeting to protest the loss of service and longer walks for students next school year.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to present $379 million construction budget for fiscal 2024
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has unveiled a proposed $379 million Capital Improvement Program, a construction budget for fiscal 2024 that includes money for education, flood control in Ellicott City, libraries, public safety, transportation, parks and recreation and aging infrastructure.
Irwin ‘Alan’ Field, radio host who showcased the Great American Songbook and composed commercials, dies
Irwin ‘Alan’ Field, a retired radio host who showcased the Great American Songbooks, died March 22 at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 89.
Howard police offer reward for information in Columbia shooting that injured 15-year-old
Howard County police are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information about an April 6 shooting in Columbia that left a 15-year-old boy injured.
15-year-old suffers multiple gunshot wounds early Thursday morning in Columbia
A 15-year-old boy was injured by gunfire early Thursday morning in the 10400 block of Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia, Howard County police said.
Elkridge resident Robyn Scates confirmed as District 1 representative on Howard County school board
Robyn C. Scates, an attorney and professor at Morgan State University, will become the newest member of the Howard County Board of Education, filling the District 1 seat vacated by Christina Delmont-Small in February.
Donald J. Payne, college basketball player who briefly went pro before becoming a corporate executive, dies
Donald J. Payne, a college basketball star who later became a corporate executive, died March 2. The Lutherville resident was 90.
‘A shining jewel’: Maryland Gov. Wes Moore visits Columbia Lakefront to help announce $144M library in the works
Gov. Wes Moore joined Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Thursday in Columbia to announce the county’s new flagship library and an expansion of mixed-income housing that officials say will be cornerstones of the city’s future.
Howard walk zones expanded to 2 miles for high school, 1.5 miles for middle school next school year
Howard County public schools on Tuesday released new student walk zones for next school year as part of efforts to streamline transportation services and implement new school start times.
Citing disruptions from teens, Mall in Columbia adopts weekend chaperone policy
The Mall in Columbia on Thursday became the latest Baltimore-area mall to adopt a parental supervision policy, which will apply to teenagers under 18 on Friday and Saturday nights. The mall hopes to discourage gatherings of large groups of young teens, which have led to fights in recent months.
Howard County Public School System announces graduation dates for Class of 2023
All Howard County public schools' graduation ceremonies will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, with the exception of Cedar Lane School, which will be held at the school.
Howard County launches Summer Youth Employment Program and YEP! grants to promote youth engagement
Howard County's Summer Youth Employment Program focuses on teaching job readiness skills and offers career exploration with local business partners. It is led by the Howard County Office of Workforce Development.
Vladimir ‘Vlad’ G. Marinich, one of Howard Community College’s first 10 professors, dies at 86
A celebration of life will be held at Howard Community College on March 25 for Vladimir “Vlad” G. Marinich, one of the college’s original professors when it opened in 1970.
As debate continues on new Howard County Auditor’s Office guidelines, dozens sign up to testify and auditor apologizes
The Howard County Council heard from dozens of concerned residents as well as the county auditor himself this week on a proposed bill to increase oversight on the auditor following a controversial investigation and report about a library event last fall.
Howard County’s development plans through 2040 advance to County Council
HoCo By Design, a long-range, visionary plan to shape development and conservation in Howard County through 2040, has entered its next phase following unanimous approval March 9 by the Howard County Planning Board.
Western Maryland’s Cushwa Brewing Co. to open a Columbia taproom
The brewery has signed a lease to take over the former Frisco Tap House space on Dobbin Road. Plans include a taproom with over 40 taps plus pizza offerings from Rad Pies.