Emergency Response, Government

Baltimore County Fire Chief Preis to retire December 31st

Baltimore County Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III announced on Thursday that he would  retire on December 31, 2018, to begin a new career in the private sector. At the request of County Executive John Olszewski, Jr., he will serve for several months as a transition advisor to the County Executive. Olszewski has named Assistant Chief Jennifer L. Aubert-Utz to …


Business, Government

Olszewski urges GM to retain White Marsh manufacturing jobs

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. reached out to the head of General Motors to emphasize the value of the state-of-the-art White Marsh manufacturing facility, both to GM and to the Baltimore region. GM had previously announced that it would close down the White Marsh facility.  GM Chairman and CEO Mary Teresa Barra recently defended the company’s decision to overhaul its …


Bevins sends letter to Gov. Hogan on closing of GM plant in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Councilwoman Cathy Bevins on Monday sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr., and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, urging all levels of government work together to deal with the closing of the General Motors plant in White Marsh. In the letter, Councilwoman Bevins requests that federal, state, and local government representatives work together to assist the …

Baltimore County unemployment rate drops to 3.9%

Over the past month, 4,000 people came off of unemployment in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County unemployment rate now stands at 3.9%, which is lower than Maryland’s October rate. “Baltimore County’s unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since last December. We all benefit when more people bring home a paycheck,” said Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler. “Lower unemployment is a win for …

Baltimore County Christmas tree lighting ceremony to be held Friday

Baltimore County’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m. It will be held in the downtown Towson shopping district at Olympian Park, located at the corner of Allegheny Avenue and the traffic circle. This year’s festivities will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving on a fire truck, free hot chocolate and cookies, …

Baltimore County Inaugural Ceremonies to be held Dec. 3

The Baltimore County Government Inaugural Ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018. The event will be held at SECU Arena at Towson University. The following elected officials will be sworn into office: County Executive John A. Olszewski, Jr. County Council Tom Quirk, Izzy Patoka, A. Wade Kach, Julian E. Jones, Jr., David Marks, Cathy Bevins, …