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Published: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:26:06 GMT

Last Build Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:26:06 GMT

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In today's politics, voting for vs. against [Commentary]

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:57:00 GMT

If my Facebook news feed is anywhere close to being a reliable barometer, Donald Trump wouldn't stand a chance in November. It seems like every third post is a meme or political cartoon blasting him.

It's not like I don't have Republican Facebook friends. But only one of them seems to like The...




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Pie Five opening new Columbia pizza shop

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:24:00 GMT

The local pizza craze continues as Pie Five Pizza Co. prepares to open another location in the Baltimore area. 

The restaurant, franchisee Jeff Mengel's fourth in the area, will open Friday in Columbia's Dobbin Center at 6455-32 Dobbin Road. 

Pie Five allows customers to choose from about 30 toppings...




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Howard parents of children with special needs urged to "Stop Waiting and Start Planning"

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT

As Columbia resident Deborah Clutts prepares for her 17-year-old son's transition into adulthood, she said she is encountering challenges she didn't face when her older daughter graduated from high school.

"With the typical student getting ready to graduate, although the parents may have some degree...




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Citizens urge Kittleman to fully fund Howard County school budget

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 18:01:00 GMT

Facing a sea of supporters in red T-shirts standing for full funding of the school system, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman painted a clear picture at Monday night's budget hearing: the county cannot fully fund the school's proposed operating budget.

"It's very difficult," Kittleman said....




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Fire closes Oakland Mills High School

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:29:00 GMT

Oakland Mills High School closed Tuesday morning after a small fire occurred in the boys locker room.

No injuries were reported, according to Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

At around 7:30 am, the department responded to an alert about a fire in the locker room. Officials...




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Howard school officials' public information denials may be investigated under House bill

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:45:00 GMT

The Maryland House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee heard public testimony Monday about legislation that would open an investigation into the Howard County School System's handling of public information requests under Superintendent Renee Foose's leadership.

Nearly a dozen Howard County residents...




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New technology from FLAVORx automates medicine flavoring

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 22:40:00 GMT

FLAVORx Inc. has spent two decades helping children's medicine go down a bit more easily.

The Columbia-based company, which makes solutions that add flavor to liquid drugs, offers its products in about 45,000 pharmacies. But the company has found pharmacists often lack the time to add the flavors.

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Out of 65-plus contestants, Bellows Spring Elementary student spells his way to top

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:53:00 GMT

Saketh Sundar, a student at Bellows Spring Elementary School in Ellicott City, was the last of 65-plus contestants standing at the Howard County Library System's 2016 Spelling Bee held Friday, March 11.

Adarsh Gagedepalli, a student at Trinity School in Ellicott City, was runner up at the contest...




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HC DrugFree prepares students and parents for safe Senior Week

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:50:00 GMT

Heading to Ocean City for a week of sun and partying after graduation is a decades-old tradition for Howard County high schoolers and soon-to-graduate seniors from all over the state.

Sometimes it can be a dangerous tradition, says Joan Webb Scornaienchi, executive director of the local alcohol...




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Ohio man charged in Woodbine bank robbery Friday afternoon

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:27:25 GMT

Howard police have identified Paul Scovronski Jr., 27, of Wintersville, Ohio, as the man arrested by Maryland State Police Friday afternoon after robbing a PNC Bank in Woodbine at gunpoint.

Scovronski has been charged with robbery, armed robbery, theft and first-degree assault, according to a press...




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Glenelg girls basketball beats Poly, 48-36 and earns 3A state championship title

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 07:49:00 GMT

At the start of the season, Glenelg coach Chris Beil said his team’s lone goal was a state championship title. And on Saturday, at the SECU arena at Towson University, he watched the final seconds tick down, as the Gladiators touted a 12-point lead against Baltimore Polytechnic in the 3A state...




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More than 55 firefighters respond to Glenelg house fire

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 14:47:00 GMT

More than 55 firefighters from Howard, Carroll and Montgomery counties responded to a house fire in Glenelg Friday night, according to the Howard County department.

Firefighters were called at 11:19 p.m. to a home in the 13700 block of Bold Venture Drive where they found flames coming from the...




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Howard County Library System Spelling Bee

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11:44:00 GMT

Sixty-seven top spellers in grades 4 through 8 from Howard County schools compete at the twelfth annual Howard County Library System Spelling Bee.




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Patuxent refuge changes course in project to restore rare whooping cranes

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 22:58:00 GMT

Twenty-five miles south of Baltimore, in a grassy pen enclosed by two rows of fences, electrified to provide protection against raccoons and monitored by video cameras, a pair of the tallest birds in North America emerge from their hut.

Powder-white, all neck and legs, they step through the rain...




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Health department investigates second bout of sickness at Turf Valley banquet facility

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:09:00 GMT

For the second time since late February, the Howard County Health Department is investigating Turf Valley's banquet facility after receiving reports of sickness.

A dozen people reported illness between March 2 and 6, according to Lisa de Hernandez, a spokeswoman for the county's health department....




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Howard teachers hold 'grade-in' to support school budget request

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:44:00 GMT

More than 40 Howard County teachers graded essays, tests and homework at the Mall in Columbia Thursday afternoon so that the public could see the work hours they put in after school lets out.

The demonstration, called a "grade in," was organized by the Howard County Educators Association in support...




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Glenelg girls basketball outlasts Frederick, 57-49, to clinch berth in state championship

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:53:00 GMT

Glenelg sophomore guard Jessica Foster had never stepped foot on Towson University’s floor before Thursday night’s 3A state semifinal match against Frederick. But with a team-leading 22-point performance, which guided the Gladiators to a 57-49 victory, she didn't waste any time making herself feel...




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Measured advice for keeping Howard County's economy humming [Commentary]

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:56:00 GMT

Although unbridled optimism wasn't in oversupply in the annual report from an economic advisory group, the document contains encouraging data and sage advice for keeping the county healthy and its taxpayers content.

Issued last week by the Spending Affordability Advisory Committee, the report notes...




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Ellicott City man pleads guilty to distributing heroin that led to fatal overdose

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:33:00 GMT

Ellicott City resident Ian Daniel Ugol, 24, pleaded guilty to distributing heroin in connection to a fatal overdose, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

The guilty plea was jointly by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation...




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Secrets shared when 'PostSecret: The Show' comes to Columbia

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:06:00 GMT

Everyone has a secret.

Frank Warren knows this fact firsthand. Since 2004, he receives more than 100 a week sent on postcards designed by anonymous senders. Whether funny – like a child being told avocados were alligator eggs— or serious, like admitting to not loving your child, Warren has shared...




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