Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The two men pleaded guilty to being involved with a methamphetamine lab inside an Elkridge hotel room.
Two Oklahoma men pleaded guilty this week to charges stemming from their role in a methamphetamine lab set up inside a Holiday Inn Express in Elkridge last June. Joshua Wade Matthews, 34, of Sallisaw, OK and Forrest Derrick Rhoades, 35, also from Sallisaw, pleaded guilty to manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance and to reckless endangerment. Rhoades was sentenced to nine months in jail by Judge Timothy J. McCrone, according to Wayne Kirwan, spokesperson for the Howard County state's attorney's office. Matthews, who prosecutors described as forthcoming with authorities, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 27, 2013, according to Kirwan. Two other out-of-state men have also pleaded guilty to drug charges related to the meth lab. …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Candidates for the Board of Education will be speaking at a forum in Elkridge Thursday at 7 p.m. - follow along here.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Questions will center around overcrowding in schools.
The Greater Elkridge Community Association (GECA) is scheduled to host the Board of Education candidates for a forum on Thursday in Elkridge that revolves around overcrowding in Howard County Public Schools. GECA wrote in an announcement for the forum that a redistricting plan to fill a new elementary school on Ducketts Lane in Elkridge to alleviate overcrowding is not a long-term solution. "Now is your chance to meet the Board of Education candidates, who we will elect in November, and ask them tough questions about how they plan to solve these problems," wrote GECA in the announcement. Patch will be liveblogging from the forum on Thursday evening. The forum will start at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 6274 Montgomery Road, Elkridge…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Foose said she wants to make sure impact of poverty is addressed in process.
Howard County Schools Superintendent Renee Foose told a crowd of parents at a listen and learn session this week that she has asked her staff to re-examine redistricting plans, according to Explore Howard. At the forum Monday, one specific focus she addressed was the need to balance out the impact of poverty on schools being redistricted, wrote Explore Howard. A committee is scheduled to present its redistricting plan to the Howard County Board of Education later this month. The redistricting proposal is being created as a new elementary school is set to open in the fall of 2013 on Ducketts Lane in Elkridge. The new elementary school is needed to accommodate current school overcrowding and with it, shifting students is necessary to …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Here's what's going on around Howard County this weekend.
Ellicott City Fall and Music Festival Where: Main Street, Ellicott City When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon to 7 p.m. in the city's Historic District Why to go: This year's Fall Festival will not only feature family friendly activities such as pumpkin decorating, face painting and a moon bounce, but also a 53-band music festival. The bands will begin between noon and 1 p.m. on indoor and outdoor stages and will play throughout the day. Price: Free Rock Your Jeans Expo Where: Supreme Sports Club, 7080 Deepage Dr., Columbia When: Saturday Sept. 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Why to go: Columbia Association is hosting this free event, which consists of a Macy's fall fashion show, fitness class demos and special giveaways. Price: Free Howard County Walk…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A string of kick-in burglaries around Howard County have led police to ask residents to be vigilant.
A string of daytime burglaries in Howard County in which doors have been kicked in has prompted the following police warnings: Use your dead bolt, hide your valuables in unexpected places and report any suspicious activity. The burglaries began on Monday, with seven daytime burglaries at residences in Ellicott City, Columbia and Clarksville, according to police, then continued with one in Elkridge on Tuesday, and two more on Wednesday in Ellicott City and Woodbine. The suspect is believed to first knock on the door of the home to determine if anyone is home, and then kick the door in to gain entry, according to police. Once inside, the suspect reportedly steals jewelry, cash and electronics. Police are urging residents to call 911 and …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Mexican restaurant posted the news on its Facebook page.
Just down the street from Ellicott City, El Nayar restaurant in both Catonsville is closed this week and the restaurants may end up closing permanently. The Elkridge location may close, also. That's the news that the store posted on its Facebook page on Sunday. Both the Elkridge and Catonsville locations are closed the whole week. Here is a portion of the message on the Facebook page: "Our final decision if we will permanently remain close will be announced soon! Sorry for not being able to confirm this. As to it is a very big and important decision for us." The Catonsville restaurant on Frederick Road after the first store opened in Elkridge. What do you think? Did you enjoy El Nayar? Tell us in the comments.