Education, Events, Family

Perry Hall, Parkville High School students named 2021 Champions of Courage grand prize winners

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Ava Wehr of Perry Hall High School and Breanna Pompey of Parkville High School were honored as first- and second-place winners, respectively, in the 34th Annual Champions of Courage Black History Month Essay Competition. Wehr received a $200 scholarship, and in her honor, Perry Hall High received a $200 award. Pompey was awarded a $150 scholarship, and Parkville High …


Business, Entertainment, Politics

Baltimore County announces grants to support visual and performing arts, humanities, science, cultural organizations

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that applications are open for the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences’ Fiscal Year 2022 Project Grants to support not-for-profit organizations that offer visual and performing arts, science and humanities programs. Grants from $1,000 to $9,500 are available for organizations that serve Baltimore County’s residents. The deadline for applications …


Baltimore County Public Schools graduation rate improves to 88.5% for Class of 2020

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for Baltimore County Public Schools has improved from 87.6 percent for the Class of 2019 to 88.5 percent for the Class of 2020, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education. The statewide graduation rate decreased from 86.86 percent in 2019 to 86.75 percent in 2020. The BCPS …

Olszewski highlights partnership with United Way for innovative eviction prevention program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—In the latest effort to strengthen the safety net for families suffering economic losses as a result of the pandemic, Baltimore County and United Way of Central Maryland have partnered to help prevent evictions in vulnerable communities through the Strategic Targeted Eviction Prevention (STEP) pilot program. The first-of-its-kind effort in Maryland, Baltimore County’s STEP pilot program provided $4 …

CVS robbed in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—Police are investigating after a pharmacy in Rosedale was robbed this week. At 7:45 p.m. on Monday, February 22, four individuals entered the CVS located in the area of Philadelphia Road at Middle River Road (21237) and threatened the employees. The suspects then stole pharmaceuticals and fled the scene in a vehicle. No injuries were reported in the incident. …

Councilman Marks presses for eastern Baltimore County vaccination center

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday lent his support for a vaccination center to serve residents in eastern Baltimore County. “I am wholeheartedly in support of a vaccination clinic to serve our residents in places like Perry Hall, White Marsh, Middle River, and southeastern Baltimore County,” said Councilman Marks. “The County Executive has said the county is pursing …

NWS: Icy spots possible overnight in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service issued a special statement on Monday night urging Baltimore area motorists to be wary of icy conditions during the overnight hours. With temperatures dropping to near or below freezing, any residual moisture will re-freeze on untreated surfaces. Residents should use extra caution when driving and walking on Monday night. Assume anything that appears wet is …

Attempted carjacking reported in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—Police are investigating an attempted carjacking that was reported in Rosedale over the weekend. At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, a man was sitting in the 8000-block of Philadelphia Road (21237) when an individual approached him and asked for money. The victim opened the vehicle door to show the suspect that he had no money. The suspect then …