County attorney named to state committee

A. Frank Carven III, who has led Harford County's legal department since 1988, has been nominated by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to serve on the 10-member Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission.

Before being named county attorney in 1988, Carven, a Forest Hill resident, served as a lawyer with Brown, Brown & Brown, a Bel Air law firm. In his work with the county, Carven said, he led its workers compensation operation.

He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

8 people considered for environmental board

The Harford County Council is expected to consider eight appointments to the county's Environmental Advisory Board during its session Tuesday. If approved, the individuals will serve terms expiring Dec. 4, 2006.

Seeking appointment are Paul R. Gartelmann of Forest Hill, as a technical profession representative; Douglas R. Kopeck of Pylesville, a consulting engineer; and Benjamin A. Lloyd of Churchville, citizen at large.

Seeking reappointment are M. Elizabeth Bowen of Bel Air, as a technical professional representative; Diane H. Dixon of Street, citizen at large; Richard G. Hedelson of Forest Hill, citizen at large; Timothy N. Hopkins of Darlington, citizen at large; and Laura K. O'Leary of Forest Hill, citizen at large.

Morris & Ritchie appoints 4 stockholders

Morris & Ritchie Associates Inc., a regional land planning, engineering, and architectural firm, has announced the appointment of four new stockholders: Phillip L. Tolliver, J. Kevin McBride, Sean D. Davis and Kenneth M. Usab.

Tolliver has been with MRA since September 1987. He started as a surveyor and then moved to the civil engineering. Tolliver's educational background includes bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

McBride joined MRA in November 1988. He holds a degree in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University.

Davis joined MRA in July 2002. He has a landscape architecture degree from Texas Tech University and a law degree from University of Baltimore Law School.

Usab joined MRA in December 2002 to manage the civil engineering efforts at MRA's new Georgetown office. He holds a bachelor's degree in maritime systems engineering from Texas A&M; University at Galveston.

"The promotion of these four new principals is representative of our firm's continued growth and expansion in the mid-Atlantic region," said Frank Hertsch, president of MRA.

4 names submitted for Deer Creek board

Harford County Executive James M. Harkins has sent the names of four persons seeking reappointment to the Deer Creek Scenic River Advisory Board for Harford County Council consideration at the council's session Tuesday.

If approved, the four will serve three-year terms expiring Feb. 7, 2007.

The nominees are Samuel B. Foard Jr. of Street, Monroe I. Duke of Darlington, James B. Reeves Sr. of Forest Hill and William A. Harlan of Fallston.

Street resident charged with murder in shooting

A 21-year-old Street man was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday as the sixth suspect in the shooting in December of Antonio Gerald Allen in Edgewood, Harford County police said.

Harford County sheriff's detectives detained Justin Eugene Bolden at his home in the 2700 block of Forge Hill Road after receiving an anonymous tip. He has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault and robbery.

Bolden and his brother, Reginald Bolden, are believed to have been involved in the death of Allen, 24, of Baltimore, who was shot just before midnight Dec. 9 on Rockwell Street in Edgewood. Police said they believe the crime is drug-related.

Other suspects charged in the case are Donte Henson, 21, of Bel Air; Yamar Autrez Martin, 21, of Edgewood; and Quinitin E. Twyman and Lamont Keith Jones, both 17 and of Aberdeen.

2 workers unhurt in spill involving mustard agent

Two Aberdeen Proving Ground workers escaped injury Wednesday after they spilled a cleaning solution containing traces of mustard agent on their protective suits.

The workers were cleaning a work station in the chemical-agent destruction plant about 3:30 a.m., said Jeff Linblad, spokesman for the facility. As a precaution, the workers were cut out of their suits and examined by the base's medical staff.

The plant resumed operations Wednesday afternoon, Linblad said. Mustard agent is a banned, carcinogenic chemical warfare agent stockpiled at the proving ground. Since destruction of the agent began in April last year, about 110 tons of the 1,600-ton stockpile have been destroyed, Army officials estimate.

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