Author: Jack Toomey

Tornado Causes Damage East of Urbana

Photos | Pam Schipper An F-0 tornado on May 30 left damage at the Fingerboard Country Inn and Murphy Farm on Fingerboard Road, and caused the closure of nearby Prices Distillery Road.

The afternoon of May 30 was warm and humid, typical of the lead up to summer. Around 3 p.m., a  line of thunderstorms developed in Loudoun County, Virginia, and crossed the Potomac River without much disruption. Their east-west formation and…

Who Murdered Paul Lentz?

Paul Lentz

Wednesday June 18, 1975 was a warm day in the Montgomery-Frederick County area. The temperature reached the mid-80s and area swimming pools were crowded. The Beatles, Black Sabbath, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Kiss, and Pink Floyd had taken…

Sheriff’s Office Introduces New App

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) recently introduced their own application meant to be downloaded onto smart phones. A new website was also launched. This can be found at www.frederickcosheriff.com. The application has 12 options, including crime statistics, locations of…

Man Rescued From Flooded Creek

Thursday, March 21 brought heavy rains to Frederick County. A National Weather Service reporting station south of Urbana reported that nearly three-and-a-half inches of rain fell on that day. On that evening, Bennett Creek overflowed its banks and covered Peters…

Police Blotter

Auto Theft, New Year holiday, 1400 block of West Patrick Street. A Monrovia man tried to pull a fast one on his friend after the stealing the friend’s car over the New Year holiday. Ryan David Kramer was alleged to…

Police Blotter

Brief Standoff on Oak Drive On Oct. 19, police were called to a residence in the 300 block of Oak Drive by a man who had called 911. The occupant said that he might be in danger. After a rather…