| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered more than 4,000 babies in nearly 50 years of medical practice, died Monday of complications from pneumonia Monday at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
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| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Shafon Robinson found comfort in how well her children seemed to be coping this past week. They had been elsewhere in The Mall in Columbia when the shooter killed two store employees and — in a moment that still haunts her — turned and fired...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:07 PM
I retired from the Howard County Department of Education in 2001 after 28 years of service. All retirees recently learned that United Health Care Medicare Solutions would not cover Howard County General Hospital, Hopkins and University of Maryland...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:05 PM
As a Howard County retired teacher [almost 30 years service] and on Medicare, I am disturbed that the Board of Education abruptly changed the medical benefits plan.
In the past my coverage has been excellent. Now, starting on Jan. 1, 2014, the coverage...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless other graduation speeches that...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Harry Dutton Grunwell, a retired Army warrant officer with a talent for linguistics and computers, died Dec. 5 at Howard County General Hospital from complications of multiple sclerosis. The Marriottsville resident was 66.
Mr. Grunwell was born in Ogden,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts.
Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:30 PM
An elderly woman had to be rescued from her Ellicott City apartment in one of two kitchen fires emergency personnel responded to in Howard County early Sunday morning.
Shortly after midnight, firefighters responded to the 3500 block of Court House...