Plans to build nursing home approved


County officials have cleared the way for a Catonsville developer to build a 70-bed nursing home at an old salvage yard in Severna Park.

On Tuesday, County Administrative Hearing Officer Robert C. Wilcox approved Matthew C. Decker's plans to build the 2 1/2 -story home on 3.7 acres at 831 Ritchie Highway.

NTC Mr. Decker, of the Cypress Cove General Partnership, also received approval to place his sign within a 10-foot zone. County zoning codes prohibit such a sign less than 10 feet from the road.

The home, which needs grading and building permits before construction can begin, will have 30 parking spaces. It replaces an old auto dump.

Two men charged with having fireworks

Two Arnold men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly having fire works, county police said.

According to police, a resident of Birchwood complained about 12:30 a.m. about fireworks being set off in the neighborhood.

When Officer Michael A. Krok arrived, he found two men at the intersection of Mago Vista Road and Broadwater Road near Belvedere Elementary school.

Eric Alan Taylor, 18, of the 400 block of Elmwood Court, and Scott Jennings Hinton, 20, of the 800 block of Galway Garth, were charged with possession of fireworks.

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