Deputy, police dog honored for work on case

The U.S. Police Canine Association recently awarded Deputy 1st Class Jeremy Mothershed and his dog, Niko, its fourth-quarter Top Case Award for Patrol Dogs for tracking and apprehending several suspects in a burglary at an Edgewood clothing store.

At 2:47 a.m. Dec. 30, Mothershed, a seven-year veteran of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, and Niko responded to a burglar alarm at City Wear, a clothing store in the 1900 block of Pulaski Highway.

Niko picked up a track that led to a house in the 1800 block of Grempler Way and continued to a second house in the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive.

Mothershed heard voices from the Grempler Way home. From a public area, Mothershed saw the suspects dividing up clothing with store labels attached.

A subsequent investigation and a search of the home yielded more than $3,000 worth of stolen merchandise.

One of the suspects arrested lived at the second home Niko focused on.

Harford County presents Humanitarian Awards

Harford County presented four Humanitarian Awards recently in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harford County community activist Joseph Bond.

Harford District Judge Angela M. Eaves spoke of King's and Bond's commitment to community. She said Bond's philosophy was simple: "Always take a firm stand for your convictions and be resolved if you believe you are doing the right thing. Remember, your ultimate freedom is your right to choose your own destiny."

Those honored during the awards ceremony included:

Mary Chance, director of Harford County's Department of Community Services.

The Rev. Mark Nolan of New Hope Baptist Church in Bel Air.

Inner County Outreach, which works with Aberdeen Bible Church to serve at-risk, low-income Harford residents through initiatives such as a school-based mentoring program, a single mother's program and an alternative day education program.

The Ralph and Shirley Klein family.

Dr. Lisa Feulner joins Upper Chesapeake

Dr. Lisa Feulner has been selected as a member of the associate staff in the ophthalmology division's surgery department at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Practicing privately at Advanced Eye Care in Bel Air, Feulner attended medical school at the University of Rochester in New York and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Dr. Carol Bowman joins board of national agency

Dr. Carol Bowman was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

Bowman is the medical director of the Harford Holistic Center in Bel Air and a board-certified internist. She is one of 650 board-certified holistic physicians in the country.

Bowman focuses on integrating conventional and alternative therapies. She is especially interested in the practice of energy healing, also known as vibrational medicine.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Bowman completed her medical training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She received her internal medicine training at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, where she also completed her postgraduate training in holistic medicine.

Five county road projects are nearing completion

The Harford County Construction Management Bureau recently reported the status of these road repair projects:

Stepney Road between Route 7 and Carsins Run Road in Aberdeen, culvert replacement to be completed next month.

Laurel Brook Road between Pleasantville and Friendship roads in Fallston, storm drain improvements to be completed next month.

Red Pump Road between Route 24 and Vale Road in Bel Air, culvert replacement to be completed in April.

Singer Road between Atkisson and Clayton roads in Joppa, bridge reconstruction work to be completed in April.

Patterson Mill Road between Route 924 and Wheel Road in Bel Air, stream bank stabilization project to be completed in April.

Cecil County

Port Deposit mayor loses his Cecil County job

Port Deposit's mayor, Robert Flayhart, has been fired from his $30,000-a-year Cecil County job because of time he missed at work while dealing with a town emergency caused by the potential collapse of a retaining wall on Main Street this month.

Cecil County commissioners will meet March 2 to decide on his grievance over the dismissal.

Flayhart was notified Feb. 12 of his firing by his supervisor, Patrick Conway, the director of the county's Office of Permits and Inspection. Flayhart was an inspector of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems being placed in new homes.

He missed work Feb. 10, 11 and 12 without calling the county.

"I was here taking care of this situation," Flayhart said during an interview at Town Hall. "The county said I didn't have proper authorization or a good reason to be away."

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