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County updates status of highway projects

The Harford County Construction Management Bureau updated its status on four area highway projects:

Stepney Road between Route 7 and Carsins Run Road in Aberdeen: Completion of the culvert replacement project is targeted for next month.

Singer Road between Atkisson and Clayton roads in Joppa: Bridge reconstruction is to be completed in April.

Patterson Mill Road between Route 924 and Wheel Road in Bel Air: Stream bank stabilization is to be completed in April.

Red Pump Road between Route 24 and Vale Road in Bel Air: Culvert replacement is to be completed in April.

24 John Carroll students tapped for honor society

Twenty-four John Carroll School students were inducted into the National Honor Society last week during Catholic Schools Week.

Newly inducted National Honor Society members are Katherine Burton, Trevor Logan, Courtney Scott, Tim Adle, Charles English, Larry Hetzel, Matt Jacques, Rachael Kessler, Allison Kingery, Patricia Kingery.

Also, Justin Lake, Leah McGann, Daniel Brond, Claire Bronis, Jennifer DiBiagio, Jeremy Finck, Lisa Floyd, George Giannakis, Caitlin Keilty, Kristen Lozinak, Daniel Morris, Delia Pais, Anne Sedney and Natalie Vielkind.

Yvonne Ottaviano joins Upper Chesapeake staff

Dr. Yvonne Ottaviano was recently chosen as a member of the associate staff in the Department of Medicine at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in the hematology and oncology division.

Currently affiliated with Oncology Hematology Associates, Ottaviano attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She later completed her internal medicine residency and oncology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University.

Rose Zappa-Jehnert elected by organizers

Rose Zappa-Jehnert, president of Get It 2gether Organizational Services in Forest Hill, was recently elected vice president of the Maryland Association of Professional Organizers.

Zappa-Jehnert also is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

She is president of a local networking group, Women's Business Advantage. Other local memberships include the Harford County Chamber of Commerce and Chesapeake Professional Women's Network.

Six Fallston High seniors commended Merit scholars

Six students at Fallston High School, all seniors, have been recognized as commended National Merit scholars. Laura Strausberg, Joe Harlee, Sandi Bruce, Kai Twanmoh, Kenny Leiter and Cheryl Johnson received high scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, making them eligible for the Merit Scholarship.

Senior Robert Harvey was selected for the 2004 all-state orchestra, and as an alternate for the 2004 all-state Jazz Ensemble. Both concerts will take place later this winter.

The varsity cheerleading squad placed first in the Harford County competition, and placed second at the regional competition.

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Pounsberry sworn in as new Elkton police chief

Elkton's new police chief, Richard Pounsberry, was sworn in Wednesday by Mayor Joseph Fisona.

Pounsberry replaces Daniel H. "Skip" Mahan Jr., who resigned last October to become Cecil County's homeland security coordinator.

Pounsberry began his law enforcement career with the Annapolis City Police Department in 1975, before moving on to Prince George's County.

A 17-year-veteran of the department, he rose through the ranks to criminal investigations, internal investigations, police instruction and patrol shift commander before retiring in 1997.

Pounsberry then became police chief in Seaford, Del., before leaving that post in 2002 to work for the Delaware Capitol Police Department.

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