Joan Harrington, a family and consumer sciences teacher, has been selected as the 1995 Maryland Home Economics Teacher of the Year.
She will be honored at the Maryland Association of Family and Consumer Sciences spring meeting May 5 in Laurel. Ms. Harrington was selected for her outstanding teaching at Westminster High School. She is co-adviser of the Future Homemakers of America at the high school. This group has won the FHA Community Service Award in Maryland for six consecutive years.
Middle school students making tapes of books
The Reading Club at East Middle School is making tapes of books for first-graders at Robert Moton Elementary School. The club hopes to visit with students at the elementary school before the year ends.
* Westminster: Westminster police arrested a 16-year-old student at the Gateway School at Air Business Park on Monday. The youth was charged with possession of a pocketknife and a small amount of marijuana. He was released to his father to await a trail in juvenile court.
A resident of East Green Street reported that someone stole her 1980 Chevrolet Malibu from the rear of her home Tuesday. She estimated the value of the car at $1,000.
A resident of Chase Street told police that someone stole her son's bicycle from the yard of their home Tuesday. She estimated the loss at $30.
* Westminster: Westminster firefighters responded to a report of a natural gas leak in the first block of Liberty St. at 11:58 a.m. yesterday. The leak was caused by a contractor digging a trench for a new gas line who struck an existing 1-inch gas line. Workers had stopped the minor leak before fire equipment arrived. No one was injured. Firefighters were out 31 minutes.