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Special Olympics

Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

F our Carroll County celebrities saddled up on the mechanical bull ride at Westminster Fallfest last weekend to raise money for local charities. Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz, Carroll Hospice nurse Lucinda Puterbaugh, County Commissioner Richard Weaver and Westminster police Chief Jeff Spaulding faced off to raise money for the Westminster Lions Club, Carroll Hospice, Kiwanis Aktion Club and Carroll County Special Olympics. T wo Carroll County Public Schools students have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors students who exhibit exceptional academic ability. Amy Donna Bittler, a senior at South Carroll High School, and Ben Stringer, from...