Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sat. Feb. 13, 2016 Room with a view.

Sat. Feb. 13, 2016 Room with a view.

My secret room. The story can now be told. Years ago, I was president of the United States for fifteen minutes.


My secret room. The story can now be told. Years ago, I was president of the United States for fifteen minutes when I was doing landscaping on the White House grounds, when President Nixon resigned and they could not get Vice-president Ford out of the bathroom.

Fri. Feb. 12, 2016: “Right now, all I want to do is go home, drink coffee, and pet my cat.”

Fri. Feb. 12, 2016: That moment when the overachieving, super brainiac Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. Secretary Jamie Petry stops answering questions and looks up and says, "Right now, all I want to do is go home, drink coffee, and pet my cat." Too funny.

Sat. Feb. 13, 2016 #CarrollCoMd Bureau of Roads does a super job keeping the roads clear

Sat. Feb. 13, 2016 #CarrollCoMd Bureau of Roads does a super job keeping the roads clear of snow and ice. Earlier this afternoon, I noticed some of the back country roads drifting over with snow blown by the high winds. The roads dept. has 25 crews out to respond to the drifting snow. If you see an area that should be treated, call 410-386-6717 or 1-888-5GET EOC.

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When the going gets tough a writer goes for Miss Vickie's Original Recipe Sea Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips  Just saying. #amwriting

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sheriff Deputy Patrick Dailey is also a Life Member of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company


Sheriff Deputy Patrick Dailey is also a Life Member of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company

MSFA Announcement: Sheriff Deputies Killed 

The following announcement has been posted on MSFA:

Sheriff Deputies Killed

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the shooting and killing of two Harford County Sheriff Deputies on Wednesday February 10, 2016.

One of the Sheriff Deputies Patrick Dailey is also a Life Member of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. Dailey joined the fire company on his 16th birthday.

Dailey is survived by two children, a girlfriend and his mother.

The other Sheriff Deputy Mark Logsdon is survived by his wife, three kids and his parents.

Please keep the Harford County Sheriff's Office, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co., and the families in your prayers.

The killer was also killed in a shootout. 

Posted By: MSFA Chief Chaplain John Long Jr

Two Harford County Md. Sheriff’s Office Deputies Murdered in Line of Duty


Two Harford County Sheriff's Office Deputies Murdered in Line of Duty 
 
Harford County Sheriff's Office 
 
NEWS RELEASE 
 
Two Deputies Murdered in Line of Duty 
 
[February 11, 2016, Abindgon, MD]  
 
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon of the Harford County Sheriff's Office were killed in the line of duty while faithfully serving the citizens of Harford County. 
 
At approximately 11:40 a.m., the Harford County Department of Emergency Services received a call from a citizen concerning a suspicious circumstance, indicating a wanted person was in the Panera Bread restaurant located in the 3400 block of Merchant Drive in Abingdon, Maryland. 
 
At approximately 11:46 a.m., Deputies were dispatched to the location in an attempt to locate the wanted subject who had been described by the caller.
The investigation has revealed that Senior Deputy Dailey arrived at the Panera Bread a short time after the initial dispatch, entered and approached a subject meeting the description who was seated alone at a table.  While speaking to Senior Deputy Dailey, the suspect, without warning, produced a handgun and shot Senior Deputy Dailey in the head.  The suspect then exited the Panera Bread and ran in the direction of Parkview at Box Hill, a senior living apartment center. 
 
Within moments, a second Deputy arrived at the restaurant and located Senior Deputy Dailey with a gunshot wound. 
 
Shortly after 12:00 p.m., Senior Deputy Logsdon, who had arrived on scene, exited his vehicle and, along with additional Harford County deputies, located the suspect seated in the front seat of a vehicle in the parking lot at Parkview at Box Hill.  Upon contact by Senior Deputy Logsdon, the suspect fired multiple rounds at the Deputy, mortally wounding him. 
 
Deputies within close proximity, including Senior Deputy Logsdon, returned fire, striking and killing the suspect.  He has subsequently been identified as David Brian Evans (W/M, 12/25/47) who has no fixed address.  The loaded handgun used to murder Senior Deputy Logsdon and Senior Deputy Dailey was recovered from the suspect. 
 
Lifesaving efforts were immediately administered to both Senior Deputy Dailey and Senior Deputy Logsdon by Sheriff's Deputies on scene.  

Abingdon and Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Departments responded and continued their life saving efforts.  

Senior Deputy Dailey was transported from the scene by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.  

Senior Deputy Logsdon was transported to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.  Both succumbed to their injuries. 
 
Investigators from the Harford County Sheriff's Office are continuing to work tirelessly to reconstruct the events surrounding these senseless murders. 
Senior Deputy Dailey had served with the Harford County Sheriff's Office for 30 years and was assigned to the Court Services Division.  He was also a lifelong member of the Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.  He is survived by his two children, girlfriend and mother. 
 
Senior Deputy Logsdon had served with the Harford County Sheriff's Office for 16 years and was assigned to the Community Services Division.  He is survived by his wife, three children, and parents. 
 
Both Senior Deputy Dailey and Senior Deputy Logsdon served in the military.  Senior Deputy Dailey served in the Marines; Senior Deputy Logsdon served in the United States Army. 
 
Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler and the members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Bel Air Police Department, Aberdeen Police Department, Havre de Grace Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department, the State Highway Administration, Harford County Department of Emergency Services, and all the local fire companies who assisted yesterday.  Their assistance greatly helped our agency get through yesterday's tragic events.

Wed., Feb. 10, 2016 Harford Co. MD Sheriff Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon were shot and killed


Wed., Feb. 10, 2016 Harford Co. MD Sheriff Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon were shot and killed by an emotionally disturbed person who was wanted for assaulting a police officer in Florida. 
 
According to the "Officer Down Memorial Page." The deputies had been dispatched to the restaurant after the man's ex-wife had called to report the subject was there. Deputy Dailey, who knew the subject, sat down at the man's table and asked how he was doing. Without warning the subject produced a handgun and shot the deputy in the head, killing him. 
 
The man fled into the parking lot where he was confronted by Deputy Logsdon. The subject shot and killed Deputy Logsdon before he was killed by two other deputies.
Deputy Dailey was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Harford County Sheriff's Office for 30 years. He is survived by his two children and mother." 

Hat tip to my brother, Jason Tyler, for getting this information out to us. 
 
Please join me in prayers for members of our LE families all over the US. Today, I ask for prayers for the Harford Co Sheriff's Department. Two members of their department were shot down in cold blood yesterday, Wed. Feb. 10, 2016. Both leave behind families, colleagues, and friends that are heartbroken and shocked. Please keep them and their families in your prayers. We pray for our greater community that is shocked and fed up with the senseless violence committed against the very folks who protect us and keep us safe. We are so heartbroken. Amen 
 
The violence committed against our officers must come to an end. Our men and women in blue must know that the vast majority stand with them and appreciate their service to our community. And we stand against the community leaders that trade in the empty rhetoric that attempts to divide us or does not understand that without public safety you have no community.
 
Semper Fi



Today, I ask for prayers for the Harford Co Sheriff's Department.


Please join me in prayers for members of our LE families all over the US. Today, I ask for prayers for the Harford Co Sheriff's Department. 

Two members of their department were shot down in cold blood yesterday, Wed. Feb. 10, 2016. Both leave behind families, colleagues, and friends that are heartbroken and shocked. 

Please keep them and their families in your prayers. We pray for our greater community that is shocked and fed up with the senseless violence committed against the very folks who protect us and keep us safe. We are so heartbroken. Amen

Wed., Feb. 10, 2016 Harford Co. MD Sheriff Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon were shot and killed

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Carroll Co. Md. Times: “Training Day Citizens Police Academy,” By Jamie Kelly, Nov. 17, 2002




Residents get hands-on experience at Westminster Citizen Police Academy

Lori Graham didn't go to jail after she beat a police officer with a baton.
Instead, she graduated with flying colors. Graham was part of the first class to go through the Westminster City Police Department's Citizen Police Academy. She and five others spent nine weeks learning what police officers do. From the first class on Oct. 1, she learned things she never knew about the police department.

But there's no contest for her favorite part of the class. She liked the trip to the shooting range the best, she said. The class had a chance to visit the police training facility in Sykesville and fired a police service pistol.

For many in the class, it was the first chance to fire a pistol. Graham had shot a pistol before, but that was a revolver, not a semi-automatic pistol like police carry. The firing range also had a computer training program called Range 2000. Class members carried a pistol that fired a laser beam. A computer projected different training scenarios on a large screen, similar to a video game, and an officer in the back of the room controlled how those scenarios turned out.

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Update – editor’s note: February 7, 2016 - Someone asked me about the Westminster Citizen Police Academy that we had in Westminster when I was in the mayor’s office. It was a great program. I guess ran it course. I do not know why it was discontinued and I am not aware of when it discontinued. If I recall, we started it shortly after I got into office in May 2001 and if I remember correctly, it stopped shortly after I lost my election in May 2005.

There were some great folks involved. Folks like Randy Barnes, Lori Graham, Tony Ott, Pat Bassler, Jim Pullen, Tom Kowalczyk, Wayne Mann, Mike Bible, and the like. Jamie Kelly wrote one of several great articles and Ken Koons took one of my favorite pictures taken when I was in office.

As for the cops, courts, and crime beat, the Carroll County Times continues its great coverage. Today’s stories are written, in part by Heather Mongilio

I always said that if you can avoid getting totally creeped-out, cops, courts, and crime was a great beat for writing stories. I loved it years ago when it was my assignment. Go here for more stores: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/crime/

Cops, courts, and crime was especially a good beat for those of us who grew-up reading detective stories or “In Cold Blood,” by Truman Capote, or “To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee… and southern gothic literature.

Other examples of authors of the southern gothic genre of writing include William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, Eudora Welty, Truman Capote, and Harper Lee. Tennessee Williams is said to have described the genre as stories that reflect “an intuition of an underlying dreadfulness in modern experience.”

I found this article on my website, but sadly, the link to continue reading the rest of the article by Jamie Kelly no longer works. So I restored the rest of the article here. If I have erred, and someone knows of a link for the rest of the story, simply be in touch and I will take care of it.

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Students had to make spilt-second decisions about whether to shoot. Usually, they were right, but some decisions were tougher than others.

One scenario involved a domestic dispute where the husband refused to put his baby down.

He pulled out a gun, and the students had to decide whether to shoot him.

Graham called the scenarios a revelation. She didn't realize how quickly an officer's job could go from routine to dangerous. Nor did she realize how adrenaline would affect reaction times or shot accuracy.

It also made her senses feel sharper, but she thinks she was quicker to make a decision than she normally would be. When she felt like her life was in danger, even in a simulation, she wanted to protect herself. And, she said, she may have overreacted sometimes, especially by shooting too much.

During the simulations all of the students shot what seemed like a lot of rounds, but Capt. Randy Barnes said they weren't that much higher than average.

He said the average shoot-out involving police only lasts a few seconds, but five to seven rounds are fired.

Most of the shots fired - a lot in some cases - happened within hundredths of a second of each other. But, she said, she could hear each and every one distinctly.

Graham was invited to apply to the Citizen Police Academy, partially because she was active with the Lower Pennsylvania Avenue Committee. The committee was formed to help stop crime and drug traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue.

As executive secretary of Dutterer's Flower Shop and the daughter of the owner - the shop has been in her family since 1919 - she grew up on the avenue, and now she lives there.

She got to see that up close when, as a part of the program, she spent a Saturday evening riding and walking with a Westminster police officer.

The night she spent with the officer was McDaniel College's Homecoming. She had a chance to see officers break up a few scuffles and look for public drunkenness and underage drinking while riding with Cpl. Thomas Kowalczyk.

"He would explain the 10-codes to me - the codes officers use to convey information, 10-4 for example - so I knew what was happening," she said.

On the way back to the station, he spotted a car that looked suspicious. The car was alone in a parking lot at nearly 2 a.m.

He found two juveniles who had snuck out of their houses.

Graham said she was fascinated by the differences between real-life policing and television cop shows, where every case takes exactly one hour. Really, she said, officers jump from call to call and each call can be different.

"One second, you have to be the nice, kind police officer talking to people on the street, and the next you have to be the tough law enforcement guy dealing with people who shouldn't be on the street," she said.

That's where training comes in. Officers are taught the ladder of force. It starts with verbal commands - officers call it verbal judo - and progresses to physical force, pepper spray, use of the baton and finally deadly force.

Students in the Citizen Police Academy had the chance to experience several different rungs on the ladder of force.

In one class, Barnes dressed in a red, padded suit and mimicked attacking the cadets. They used a padded baton to fend him off.

His head, neck, spine, and chest were off-limits for the baton because hitting those areas could cause lethal damage.

But students did hit those areas, usually accidentally.

Barnes said that was an example of how skilled police have to be with the baton. He also said police have to know when the fight is over.

"It's like going from 10 mph to 100 mph in a second," Barnes said, "but then having to slow down from 100 mph to 10 mph just as quickly."

Graham said that during the entire fight with Barnes, which lasted a little longer than a minute, she had no idea what was happening, other than that he was attacking her and she was defending herself.

"If that had been a real attack, I don't think I could have described him to police," she said. "All I could focus on were his hands."

And she was sore the next day from all the hits she gave and received.

But the entire class wasn't about hitting police officers and shooting their guns.

Much of the time was spent in the classroom, but the training was hands-on.

Students learned how to conduct field sobriety tests. Officer Jim Pullen showed the class how to judge if someone is intoxicated through the tests officers use all the time.

Graham said she had no concept of what went into a DUI stop.

"All I knew is what I'd read in the paper - that someone was charged," she said. One night students got to see real drunkards and try out the field sobriety tests.

Off-duty Westminster police officers drank beer and Pullen drove them to the new District Courthouse to take field sobriety tests.

The tests measure balance and motor skills, and officers use the results in court.

A drunken person will react in very specific ways, as Pullen told the class, and the students saw for themselves.

The tests fascinated Graham because she said she was naive about how the body would react to alcohol and what someone who was drinking could and couldn't control.

And she was interested by something else people can't control - fingerprints.

Lt. Wayne Mann of the Criminal Investigation Division taught students how to dust for fingerprints at a crime scene. Then the students fingerprinted each other.

Graham said the process was much easier than she'd imagined, but it was occurring in a classroom, so that helped.

That same evening, Detective Laurin Askew spoke to the class about drugs.

He showed the students pipes, syringes, and bags people use to take and package illegal drugs. All the items he showed the class had been seized in various raids in Westminster. He also showed them samples of different types of drugs.

The sheer amount of drugs seized amazed Graham.

She recognized some of the packaging, though.

She said she used to find the tiny, resealable bags used to package crack cocaine in the alley by her shop. That's been happening less and less, though, she said.

She credits the increased patrols on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Sgt. Mike Bible, community education officer for Westminster police, was so pleased with the way the class came together, he decided to offer the academy again.

He said six people who didn't know each other started to function as a team, and that was part of the intent.

"It was kind of like the real police academy," he said.

And if nothing else, it made Graham more aware of her surroundings.

Not long ago, she was out on her porch, talking to neighbors. She saw a car she didn't recognize drive past twice.

Before, she said, she probably wouldn't have even noticed it.

But since the academy, she has become more observant. She looked inside the car as it drove by and made a mental note of its license plate.

She thinks her new found powers of observation will be helpful to her neighborhood and to the police.

"I won't call the police and say, 'There's a guy walking down the street and he looks strange.'"

But no matter how hands-on classroom training is, it's no substitute for on-the-job training.

Chief Roger Joneckis told the class about a commercial he saw years ago where, after a civilian had spent time riding along with police, the officers turn to the man and say, "Now it's your turn."

And on Nov. 16, it was their turn.

For their last class, students went through real training scenarios.

They handled a domestic dispute, possible drug activity on a playground and a traffic stop.

Beyond their training, Bible only offered one piece of advice.

"Expect the unexpected," he told them.


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Sun Feb 7, 2016 Welcome to Transfiguration Sunday services at Grace Lutheran www.gracelc.org

Sun Feb 7, 2016 Welcome to Transfiguration Sunday services at Grace Lutheran www.gracelc.org This week we have been joined by the Children's Chorus of Carroll Co.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016 United Methodist Baltimore Washington Conference e-connection




         February 1, 2016
Rev. Maidstone Mulenga
Prayers of the People  
 
Mary Blair Buchheister, surviving spouse of the late Rev. John Paul Buchheister, died Jan. 28. Receiving of friends will take place at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road (Beltway exit 26) on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. A memorial service will take place on Friday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m., at Oak Crest Chapel, 8820 Walther Blvd., in Parkville. 

Please keep Pastor Doug Fraim, Harper's Ferry Charge, in your prayers, as he is recovering from a fall a few weeks ago. You may send your prayers and well wishes to him at dougfraim@aol.com.

Please keep the Rev. Bill Merki, a retired Elder in the BWC, in your prayers. He fell Jan. 28 and was hospitalized in West Virginia. Send notes and well wishes to him at papmommurk@gmail.com

The Rev. Sarah Dorrance's sister, Marian, is still in ICU but hopes to be released soon to rehab. Sarah has asked that everyone continue to pray for a great recovery for her sister. You may contact her atrevsarahmumc@gmail.com

We offer a prayer of thanks for the ministry of the Rev. Maidstone Mulenga , assistant to the bishop and director of Connectional Ministries, who was recently named president of the denomination's Association of Directors of Connectional Ministries (ADCM). 

Prayers are lifted for the thousands of youth and their leaders headed to Ocean City, Md., this weekend, for the annual ROCK retreat. 

The Rev. Fred Cridera retired Elder in the BWC, recently wrote this doxology, based on Ephesians 2 and Jude 1:20-21. The suggested tune is St. Denio   11.11. 11.11 (cf. tune for "Immortal, Invisible..." #103 UMH) We share it as a gift for you and your congregation.
 
"Lift praise to the Father, give thanks to the Son,
and sing to the Spirit in whom all are one.
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer through grace,          
receive lives and off'rings in this holy place."
 
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Check out #highlights for a complete list of news and updates   

Vital Conversations: This Thursday, Feb. 4, at 9 p.m. ET, the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) will premier the Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi's vital conversation talk on the ways in which churches can build bridges in surrounding communities. Moore-Koikoi is superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Join in after the video premier to engage in dialogue with Moore-Koikoi. You may submit your questions and comments by chat, Facebook or Twitter. http://ow.ly/XGFiL

Council of Bishops outline key values: The Council of Bishops Task Force on Human Sexuality, Gender and Race has issued a report outlining a list of seven core values formulated by the task force for episcopal leaders and for the denomination. "From the beginning, we focused on the question how we as bishops live faithful to the call 'to guard the faith, to seek the unity, and to exercise the discipline of the whole church'" the report states. Read the full report.

One Great House of Sharing, a special Sunday with offering that benefits the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), will be held Sunday, March 6. A special collection of resources has been created to help local leaders promote this opportunity for giving.

B-WARM meets: The Baltimore-Washington Association of Reconciling Methodists will meet Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon, at Northwood Appold UMC at 4417 Loch Raven Blvd. in Baltimore. Dr. Jeffrey Diamond, senior investigator at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center (a division of NIH), will speak on "The Science of Sexual Orientation." 
  
Evolution Weekend panel discussion: WesleyNexus, a conference approved non-profit organization, will hold a discussion on "Technology and Biomedical Ethics," Feb. 14, at 3 p.m., at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center, 11711 East Market Place in Fulton. Dr. Sondra Wheeler, a professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Seminary, will moderate the discussion. Bios of each panelist and more information is on the website.

Legislative Advocacy: The Conference Board of Church and Society and United Methodist Women are hosting an Advocacy Day, Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Asbury UMC, 87 West St. in Annapolis. The training event will focus on the Greenhouse Renewal Act, legislation surrounding criminal justice, and paid sick leave, and will include office visits with legislators. For more information, contact Judy Smith, UMW Social Action coordinator; the Rev. Kevin Slayton, Sr., advocacy coordinator; or the Rev. Julie Wilson, chair of the Board of Church and Society.

Leadership Days: A number of great training opportunities for local church leaders are being offered at the upcoming regional Leadership Days. The Southern Region will hold its training Feb. 20 and a session with missional speaker Reggie McNeal on March 5. The Western Region's Leadership Days will be held Feb. 27; The Washington Region's, "Dare to Lead," event and the Baltimore Region's, "Therefore Go," session are March 5. Learn more.
 
Optimizing Annual Financial Campaigns: The Lewis Center at Wesley Seminary is offering a Conference and Live Stream to assist pastors and congregations in annual financial campaigns. The event will be held Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Oxnam Chapel at Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. Early bird registration through Feb. 9 is $35 per person and $50 per person after Feb. 9.Register online  .

UMM Training: The Conference United Methodist Men will host a leadership training event Friday, March 11, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 12, fromm 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at First UMC in Hyattsville. The guest speaker will be Bishop James E. Swanson. The cost is $30. Registration will open soon at http://www.bwcumm.org/Home/events . For more information, call 888-413-8251. 
Disability Awareness Sunday is Feb. 7
 
 
The Commission on Disability Concerns of the Baltimore-Washington Conference reminds congregations that this Sunday, Feb. 7 is Disability Awareness Sunday. For ideas for how to observe this day, the disability commission has created a Disability Awareness Sunday Church Kit for your use.
 

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Grace Lutheran Church Council President Ron Fairchild leads the discussion


Sat. Jan. 30, 2016 Grace Lutheran Church Council President Ron Fairchild leads the discussion at our winter leadership retreat. Ron is awesome and Grace Lutheran Church rules. Just saying....


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
21 Carroll Street
Westminster, MD 21158
(410) 848-7020

The Reverend Kevin Clementson, Senior Pastor
The Reverend Martha Clementson, Senior Pastor





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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Be safe out there. The roads are slippery and in some cases they are still snow covered


Be safe out there. The roads are slippery and in some cases they are still snow covered

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 15:28 CT: INJ PERSON/BLS RT 31 / UNIONTOWN RD BOX: 0332 DUE: X37 dispatched for a Sledding accident on McDaniel College sledding hill Transported to Carroll priority three – minor non-life threatening injuries

15:27 CT: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK SHEETZ @304 E MAIN ST BOX: 0333 DUE: X37 E31 Transported to Carroll priority three – minor non-life threatening injuries


The roads are slippery and in some cases they are still snow covered. The road conditions and increased calls are straining emergency response. Be safe out there. #snowday #Westminster #CarrollCounty #WestminsterFireCo
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Carroll County Commissioner Stephen Wantz update on the aftermath of massive storm Jonas for Carroll County

Carroll County Commissioner Stephen Wantz update on the aftermath of massive storm Jonas for Carroll County

8 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Earlier today on Facebook, Carroll County Commissioner Stephen Wantz posted an update on the aftermath of massive storm Jonas for Carroll County:

An update on the aftermath of massive storm Jonas for Carroll County. As of 4PM today every county road has been plowed. Crews will be working through the night to begin the task of widening lanes.

As President of the Board of Commissioners, I want to express our appreciation, for the cooperation and patience of our residents in Carroll County during this unprecedented storm.

We organized a very coordinated effort in Carroll County to deal with the cleanup and other effects of the storm.

From the National Guard assistance, to Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS workers, all entities represented at the Emergency Operations Center, Good Samaritan citizens, and private contractors who helped clear snow, and especially our Bureau of Roads Operations for working diligently night and day, on the daunting task of clearing 900+ miles of county roads.

We cannot forget fleet management who worked round the clock to repair and keep the plow equipment on the road. Many departments of Carroll County Government assisted us with our work in some way during the storm.

The dedication from all of these folks is very much appreciated. We are working with Superintendent Guthrie and CCPS on the daunting task of getting school lots ready for opening as soon as it is possible (CCPS maintenance and custodial crews are working hard clearing lots and sidewalks), and county crews are continuing to improve roads and intersections from the massive pileup of snow.

We are certainly not finished with the work at hand, and will continue to collaborate with all needed entities as we move forward during the storm recovery process, to get the county back to regular function.

Again thank you for listening to our call for patience and staying off the roads during the height of the snow removal, so that we could make this type of progress.


Related: Carroll County Commissioner Stephen Wantz: District 1 http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/09/carroll-county-maryland-commissioner.html

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Be safe out there. The roads are slippery and in some cases they are still snow covered http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/be-safe-out-there-roads-are-slippery.html

Tues., Jan. 26, 2016 - The calls for service just keep coming at the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/tues-jan-26-2016-calls-for-service-just.html

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal sledding accident in South Carroll http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-carroll-county-sheriffs-office-is_26.html The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision According to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office: …

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Sykesville, Carroll County, Maryland; 11 a.m. January 26th, 2016-----On January 25th, 2016 at approximately 10:20 am, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Heritage Lane in Sykesville for the report of a child struck by a vehicle.

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Please stay off the roads today so that road crews and emergency vehicles http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/please-stay-off-roads-today-so-that.html

Sunday evening, January 24, 2015

Still need to encourage folks to take a chill pill. A snowstorm of historic proportions just stopped hours ago. Be patient and stay home.

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At 2:40 Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, the Maryland State Police reported that “Since the storm began, @MDSP tprs have responded to more than 1,800 calls for service, 238 accidents, and assisted more than 700 motorists.”

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The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman has been found dead in the snow in Hampstead http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-carroll-county-sheriffs-office-is.html

A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s office, Corporal Jon Light reports:

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Saturday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2016 4:45 pm: “…Really - everyone ought to stay off the roads unless you are a first responder. I've been doing this stuff for 45 years and I have a heavy 4-wheel drive truck and even I have just stayed home. This stuff is for the young responders... Some days I feel my age. Some days I know my age.”

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Related: Be sure to clear the snow from the fire hydrants: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/02/be-sure-to-clear-snow-from-fire-hydrants.html

Pulling the car out of the snow. An April 2004 cautionary tale video in my collection about a couple of fellas helping someone who got his car stuck in the snow… Wait for it… Wait for it…. https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/videos/10206886842303160/?l=7977495684484721477

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A reader asked: “Hi. Do you know if Carroll Co. is under Phase III snow plan?” http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-reader-asked-hi-do-you-know-if.html

Early evening, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

No, in the entire state, only Baltimore City has declared a Phase Three snow emergency.

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Post Offices Close Early Due to Winter Storm Jonas Friday, January 22, 2016 http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/post-offices-close-early-due-to-winter.html

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Snowtastrophe - These days big government cannot get anything right. Friday, Jan. 22, 2015 Kevin Dayhoff http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2016/01/snowtastrophe-these-days-big-government.html

Update: All services at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster cancelled for this weekend http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/grace-lutheran-westminster-sat-eve-and.html

1:33 pm, Saturday, January 22, 2015

At 1:33 this afternoon, it was announced that all services have been cancelled for this weekend. Which is good because everybody needs to stay home and stay off the roads. Just saying.

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Snowtastrophe - These days big government cannot get anything right.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2015 Kevin Dayhoff http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/468852.html
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Maryland State Police: Caution Urged As Snow Storm Moves In Wednesday, January 20, 2016 http://news.maryland.gov/msp/2016/01/20/caution-urged-as-snow-storm-moves-in/ (Pikesville, MD) – Maryland State Police are urging drivers to use caution and think twice before heading out this weekend due to the potential snow storm. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2016/01/maryland-snowmageddon-snowpocalypse.html


Mary Morris - “Snow” an Adele "Hello" Parody (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2016/01/mary-morris-snow-adele-hello-parody.html

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State of Emergency Declared for Carroll County - Westminster, Saturday, January 23, 2016 8:00 a.m. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/state-of-emergency-declared-for-carroll.html




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Marylanders Urged to Continue to Stay Off Roads, Prepare for Power Outages http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2016/01/marylanders-urged-to-continue-to-stay.html

Saturday, January 23, 2016



MARYLANDERS URGED TO CONTINUE TO STAY OFF ROADS TO HELP PLOWING CREWS, PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES

MEMA CONTINUES TO COORDINATE RESOURCES, ASSIST LOCAL JURISDICTIONS

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (January 23, 2016) — Snow continues to fall throughout Maryland and wind gusts have picked up in some areas of the state. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency urges residents to stay off the roads so highway crews can continue plowing operations.

Governor Hogan Closes I-70 and I-270 to Safely Clear the Interstates of Snow


Saturday, January 23, 2016 

Motorists Encouraged to Stay Off All Roads

Police, fire departments prepare for upcoming snowstorm By Heather Mongilio Carroll County Times Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/01/police-fire-departments-prepare-for.html






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Area closings and delays for this weekend.

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