| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:03 AM
In the early years of Columbia, William Cochran often rode his bike from his family's home in Clarksville to explore the new city, where the fountain in man-made Wilde Lake and other examples of public art made an indelible impression.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Howard County Public School officials announced that schools will be closed again Tuesday after deciding conditions weren't safe because of freezing temperatures overnight following Monday's snowstorm.
School officials said Monday night that shools...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:56 PM
A few more inches of snow were forecast to accumulate by midday Saturday, further straining government snow-removal budgets and setting back efforts to clean up from the region's heaviest snowfall in four years.
The forecast portends a third winter...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Teresa P. deKowzan, a registered nurse who during her 35-year career at Mercy Medical Center was supervisor of the delivery room and served as a mentor to young nurses, died Saturday of breast cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 90....
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:16 PM
COLUMBIA, Md. — Maryland authorities identified two victims who were killed Saturday morning at a shopping mall by a man wielding a shotgun, but they were still trying to identify the gunman and his motive.
The victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The daughter of a Glen Burnie couple was the first baby born in Howard County in 2014, according to a Howard County General Hospital spokeswoman.
Lydia Strube Ammann was born at 12:25 a.m. on Jan. 1 to parents Jason and Emily Ammann. Lydia, the couple's...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Martha E. Roach, a retired seamstress and teacher's assistant who was a Sharp Leadenhall community activist, died of pneumonia Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. She was 90 and had lived in South Baltimore.
Born Martha Eleanor Tilghman in...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Janis Ahalt Riker, a retired attorney and business owner who also ran a Howard County antiquarian bookshop, died of cancer April 8 at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 69 and had lived in Columbia for many years.
Born Janis Kay Ahalt in Baltimore and...