Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Hosts Public Safety Town Hall

County Executive Calvin Ball hosted a Public Safety Town Hall with Howard County leaders and officials yesterday evening. Leaders discussed handling operations through COVID-19, conveyed current efforts to keep our community safe and addressed social justice and equity issues, as well as provided an overview of their respective operations. Video of the event can be found here. “Howard County has experienced an extraordinary year...

HCPSS to Introduce Small Group, In-Person Supports for Selected Students

Recently, Superintendent Martirano announced that in-person supports and services will soon be offered to small groups of selected students. Following is an overview of the programs and services under consideration and the criteria that will be used to identify students for participation. HCPSS has developed a virtual instruction program for first semester 2020-21 that replicates as closely as possible what...

Howard County Bar Association endorses the candidacy of incumbent Judge John Kuchno for election to the position of Judge of the Howard County Circuit Court

Judge John Kuchno recently picked up the endorsement of the Howard County Bar Association. Here is information from The Judicial Nominating Commission for Howard County: On behalf of the Howard County Bar Association and in compliance with our Association Bylaws, I hereby notify you that the Howard County Bar Association endorses the candidacy of incumbent Judge John Kuchno for election...

Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision in Ellicott City on Wednesday

NEWS RELEASE: Police investigating fatal collision in Ellicott City Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision in Ellicott City on Wednesday in which one person was killed and another was injured. At approximately 2:15 p.m., a 2010 Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on North Ridge Road prior to Ellicott Hills Boulevard when it crossed the double yellow line for unknown...

Joint Statement on Howard County Police Department School Resource Officers

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Howard County Public School System Superintendent Michael J. Martirano and Howard County Board of Education Chair Mavis Ellis released the following joint statement regarding Howard County Police Department School Resource Officers (SROs): “The well-being and safety of our students, staff and school community is our number one priority and any decision will be made with...

Howard County police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle motorcycle collision in Jessup on Tuesday night.

NEWS RELEASE: Police investigating fatal motorcycle collision Howard County police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle motorcycle collision in Jessup on Tuesday night. At approximately 7:52 p.m., a 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Patuxent Range Road at Preston Court when it left the roadway and struck the curb. The operator, 41-year-old Travis Whitehead of Jessup, was ejected from the...

County Executive Ball Announces La Alianza Latina Workgroup and Observation of Indigenous People’s Day

County Executive Calvin Ball marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month by announcing the newly formulated La Alianza Latina Workgroup (Latin Alliance) and recognizing Indigenous People’s Day in place of Columbus Day. “Diversity is a hallmark of Howard County, and our Latino community serves a vital role in contributing to the cultural vibrancy that makes our County one of the...

Howard County police are asking for the public’s help to locate a woman reported missing from Columbia

Police seek information on missing woman Howard County police are asking for the public’s help to locate a woman reported missing from Columbia. Mihaela Brady, 45, was last seen Sept. 2 at a residence in the 7300 block of Eden Brook Drive, where she had been staying. Brady is 5’4” tall, weighs around 125 lbs., and was last seen wearing dark...

Man charged with nine commercial burglaries in Columbia

NEWS RELEASE: Man charged with nine commercial burglaries in Columbia Howard County police have charged a man with committing nine commercial burglaries targeting medical office suites in Columbia, including breaking into the same building on three occasions. Michael James Trefry, 58, of Blacksnake Drive in Temple Hills, is charged with 41 counts of burglary, theft, and destruction of property in the...

Howard Community College Named “Great College to Work For” for 12th Year

Only Community College in Nation to Receive Recognition Every Year Possible Howard Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey released today by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. HCC has received the honor for 12 consecutive years, making it the only community college to be recognized every...