Monthly Archives: September 2014

Letter to the Editior: 2009 Law Leads to 2014 Decision

Letter to the Editior: 2009 Law Leads to 2014 Decision

In 2009, the Maryland Legislature passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act requiring the state of Maryland to reduce greenhouse gasses by 25%, on or before 2020. The O’Malley-Brown administration intends to return emissions to their 2006 levels, the year they were elected Governor and Lt. Governor. In Southern Maryland, the following legislators voted in...
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Free Document Shredding to be Offered at Community Health Fair

Free Document Shredding to be Offered at Community Health Fair

Are you looking for a secure way of discarding those once important documents which are no longer needed? Just come to the annual Health Fair: The Way to Wellness, and you can do that for free! A commercial shredder truck will be available on Friday, October 24, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to...
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St. Mary’s Ryken Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

St. Mary’s Ryken Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

St. Mary’s Ryken High School is proud to announce senior Lindsay Hanf has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Program means Lindsay placed among the top 1% of more than 1.4 million high school juniors who entered the competition by taking the PSAT...
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Burned Up Stolen Car Found in a Pond

Burned Up Stolen Car Found in a Pond

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office took a motor vehicle theft report on September 5th for a 2006 Subaru Legacy. On September 29th the vehicle was found at a pond located off of Yowaski Mill Road burned as a result of arson. Anyone with information...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Indicted on Drug Charges, Including the Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death

UPDATE: Lusby Man Indicted on Drug Charges, Including the Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death

UPDATE: Booking Photo added 9/29/14: A federal grand jury has indicted Russell Edward Johnson, age 23, of Lusby, Maryland, today on charges of drug distribution, including one count of distribution of heroin resulting in death. The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge...
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George Thomas Brandon, 86

George Thomas Brandon, 86

George Thomas Brandon, 86 died on September 27, 2014 at his residence in Bushwood, MD. Born September 5, 1928 in Beacon, NY, he was the son of the late Ernest Clifford Brandon and Ruth George Brandon. In 1946 George enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country as a Cook until...
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John Joseph “Joe” Perok, 71

John Joseph “Joe” Perok, 71

John Joseph “Joe” Perok, 71 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away September 27, 2014 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Born June 10, 1943 in Houtzdale, PA, he was the son of Joseph Perok and Evelyn G. Close Perok. Joe worked as a manager in the Equipment Division for the U.S. Senate. He loved to go...
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Roger S. Revels

Roger S. Revels

Peacefully on September 27, 2014, Roger S. Revels entered into eternal peace. He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Bass. He is survived by his loving wife, Marites Revels; daughter, Kirsten Revels; son, Roger Revels, Jr; father, Roger J. Revels; sister, Amie L. Cudd and a host of other relatives. Family and...
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SUV Runs Into a House in Avenue

SUV Runs Into a House in Avenue

On Monday, September 29, 2014 at approximately 1:40 p.m. units from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to a report of a single vehicle into a residence in the 21000 block of Oakley Road in Avenue. Crews arrived on the scene to discover minor damage was done to the porch...
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Volunteers Needed for Oyster Reef Building set for Sunday, October 5

Volunteers Needed for Oyster Reef Building set for Sunday, October 5

Oyster Reef Building set for Sunday, October 5 at 9 a.m., at 47171 South Snowhill Manor. We are looking for volunteers to install concrete rubble for our next oyster reef restoration project in Horseshoe Bend of St. Mary`s River. Please park along the driveway at 47171 South Snowhill Manor in St. Marys City. You will...
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HAZMAT Team Investigating Unknown White Powder at Clements Residence

HAZMAT Team Investigating Unknown White Powder at Clements Residence

UPDATE 9/30/14 @ 2:30 p.m.: HAZMAT responded and after testing the substance, it was determined to be non-hazardous. 9/30/14: On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., police, fire, rescue and HAZMAT units responded to a residence on Victory Lane in Clements for a report of a suspicious package found in the home. The...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/30/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/30/14

During the week of September 22 through September 28 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,250 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Two Stabbings Reported in St. Mary’s County

Two Stabbings Reported in St. Mary’s County

On September 29, 2014, Corporal O’Connor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Heather Street in Great Mills, for a reported stabbing. Corporal O’Connor observed a wound on the victim’s arm consistent with having been cut with a sharp object; however the victim was initially uncooperative. Further investigation revealed...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Rape

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Rape

On September 29, 2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a 22 year old white female walked into the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack to report a rape. Investigation revealed that the victim was at a residence in the Great Mills area of St. Mary’s County, MD in the earlier morning hours of September 29, 2014....
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Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 9/30/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 9/30/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest – On Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm, Cpl. Hunt responded to the 43000 block of Yellow Wood Way for a check welfare. Cpl. Hunt made contact with the complainant, who advised that Adam Thomas Wilkins, 19, of California,...
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Dominion Welcomes FERC Approval Of Cove Point LNG Export Project

Dominion Welcomes FERC Approval Of Cove Point LNG Export Project

Dominion yesterday welcomed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval to site, construct, and operate the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project. “We are pleased to receive this final approval that allows us to start constructing this important project that offers significant economic, environmental and geopolitical benefits,” said Diane Leopold, president of Dominion Energy. ...
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Waldorf Woman Burned as Result of House Fire

Waldorf Woman Burned as Result of House Fire

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on September 24th at 12:33 p.m. Firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of Slys Place in Waldorf in reference to a house fire. Investigation revealed a small fire occurred in the dining room floor due to embers from a...
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Audit: Mental Health Administration Failed to Check Patients’ Eligibility and Patient Information is not Secure

Audit: Mental Health Administration Failed to Check Patients’ Eligibility and Patient Information is not Secure

State auditors found that the State Mental Health Administration found that the MHA failed to: Keep documentation showing patients who received over $16 million in mental health services were eligible Assure timely reviews/audits of provider claims and perform regular bank reconciliations Maintain adequate security over computers and sensitive patient data Keep adequate internal control...
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Maryland Residents to Start Paying Sales Tax at Amazon.com

Maryland Residents to Start Paying Sales Tax at Amazon.com

Maryland consumers who shop online at Amazon.com after Today will be paying more — 6% of the sale. The new taxes are expected to boost the state’s total collection of sales taxes by $50 million in the current fiscal year, according to the state Board of Revenue Estimates. Overall sales taxes are expected to...
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Great Mills Man Arrested After Punching a Juvenile in the Face

Great Mills Man Arrested After Punching a Juvenile in the Face

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Deputy Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Oliver Court in Great Mills, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged Derek Ramon Smith, 43, of Great Mills, grabbed their wrist during an argument. Smith then struck a juvenile victim in the face...
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Janice Ruth Combs, 77

Janice Ruth Combs, 77

Janice Ruth Combs, 77 of Hollywood, MD, formerly from Avenue, MD passed away on September 24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Born on April 5, 1937 in Avenue, MD, she was the daughter of the late Cathleen Adell Buckler Lawrence and Clyde Alexander Lawrence. Janice was the loving wife of the late George Lawrence Combs...
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Edward George Pinno, 86

Edward George Pinno, 86

Edward George Pinno, 86 of Great Mills passed away on September 26, 2014 at the University of MD Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. Born February 17, 1928 in Fond du Lac, WI, he was the son of Margaret and Edward E. Pinno. He was the youngest of four children, all who preceded him...
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Maxine Nye, 95

Maxine Nye, 95

Maxine Nye, 95 of Leonardtown, MD passed away September 26, 2014 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born February 2, 1919 in Washington D.C., she is the daughter of the late John Edwards and Helen Hoagland. Maxine attended Miami of Ohio College and earned a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in New York. She began her...
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Ida Catherine Doverspike Wolfgang, 90

Ida Catherine Doverspike Wolfgang, 90

Ida Catherine Doverspike Wolfgang, 90 died on September 27, 2014 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. Born May 31, 1924 in Mt. Tabor, PA, she was the daughter of the late Russell Doverspike and Martha Smith Doverspike. On May 24, 1947, Ida married Jay R. Wolfgang. They were married for 58 years...
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Rev. Msgr. Paul Gozaloff, 84

Rev. Msgr. Paul Gozaloff, 84

Rev. Msgr. Paul Gozaloff, 84, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on September 28, 2014 at Levindale Nursing Home in Baltimore, MD. He was born on June 23, 1930 in New York City, NY to the late John Gozaloff and the late Kathleen (Hipple) Gozaloff. Father Paul was ordained in 1956 and served as a Roman...
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