Maryland Schools Debate Masks for All, Mandatory Vaccine for Teachers; Harford Co. Latest To Require MasksHoward County’s public school system became Maryland’s first to require either vaccines or mandatory testing for all employees.
Baltimore-Area Black-Owned Businesses Mark National Black Business MonthAugust is National Black Business Month, a time to celebrate Black-owned businesses and Black entrepreneurs.
Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash In FultonHoward County police said a man died in a single-vehicle crash in Fulton Tuesday night. 
Maryland Schools Push To Vaccinate Eligible Children As Coronavirus Cases Rise; New School Mask Mandate Starts In Baltimore County SchoolsThe number of children with COVID-19 is rising nationwide with almost 93,824 new pediatric cases reported last week. That is up 143 percent compared to two weeks ago and at the highest level since February.
Dozens Participate In Casey Cares 5K In ColumbiaDozens of people laced up their sneakers Saturday for a good cause. People came out to run or walk in the 12th annual Casey cares 5K.
Centennial Park To Receive Nearly $8M In UpgradesHoward County Executive Calvin Ball announced Thursday Centennial Park West is set to receive new turf playing fields, new paths and light replacements thanks to an $8 million state grant. 
Howard County Government Buildings Reopen To Public MondayHoward County Executive Calvin Ball announced Monday that all of the county's government buildings are open to the public. 
Murder Of Pregnant Woman Rabiah Ahmad, Daughter Ahja Still Unsolved One Year LaterHoward County Police are asking for information in an unsolved murder of a mother and her baby that happened one year ago today. 
EF-0 Tornado Confirmed In Columbia Thursday EveningThe National Weather service confirmed that a EF-0 tornado was in Columbia Thursday afternoon. 
Howard County Officials Announce Site Of New Ellicott City Elementary SchoolHoward County officials on Tuesday revealed the site of a soon-to-be-built elementary school in Ellicott City.
Facade Collapses At BJ's In Columbia, Prompting EvacuationHoward County Fire said the facade a BJ's store collapsed in Columbia Thursday evening.
Three Maryland Nonprofits Get $50,000 In AARP 2021 Community Challenge GrantsThree Maryland nonprofits have received a total of more than $50,000 in AARP 2021 Community Challenge Grants to create or improve projects that change or improve communities in liveability areas like transportation, housing, civic engagement diversity inclusion and coronavirus recovery.
More Than 80% Of Eligible Howard County Residents Now Fully Vaccinated For COVID-19More than 80% of eligible Howard County residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, County Executive Calvin Ball announced Wednesday, citing state metrics.
Capitol Rioter Andrew Ryan Bennett Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor In Massive January 6 Riot Investigation; He Live Streamed Shooting Death Of Ashli BabbittAndrew Ryan Bennett plead guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor count in charges linked to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Howard County Liquor Board Votes To Extend To-Go Alcohol Salesf you could use a drink, the Howard County Board of License Commissioners unanimously voted July 14 to extend alcoholic beverage and carry out programs for the next two years, the Howard County Council said Wednesday.