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Historic group picks officers in annual vote


The Howard County Historic District Commission -- a seven-member board that governs development and architectural standards in historic districts in Ellicott City and Elkridge -- held its annual elections Thursday.

Herbert Johl of Columbia's Wilde Lake village was re-elected chairman; Doris S. Thompson of Ellicott City was elected vice chairwoman; and Sam Merson of Elkridge was re-elected secretary.

The four other members are Mary Ann Gardes of Savage, Neil Lang of Columbia, Janice Menear of Elkridge and Joseph Tieperman Jr. of Ellicott City.

All members must live in the county and have an interest, knowledge or training in fields such as history, architecture, preservation or related subjects. The commission was created in 1973.

Police log

Ellicott City: 7700 block of Chatfield Lane: Someone broke the driver's-side window of a red Chrysler and stole a stereo valued at $330 Wednesday or Thursday, police said.

Ellicott City: 3700 block of St. Paul St.: Someone stole a stereo from a red Honda Civic Thursday, police said.

Ellicott City: 10200 block of Burnside Drive: Towels, sunglasses and a stereo -- property valued at more than $1,000 -- were stolen from a Volvo 850 and a Ford Thunderbird Wednesday or Thursday, police said.

Ellicott City: 5500 block of Montgomery Road: Someone pried open the front door of a storage shed Oct. 3 or Wednesday, but police said nothing was taken.

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