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Opioid, heroin, and fentanyl-related deaths continued to decline in 2nd quarter

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness of substance use disorders and …


Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Perry Hall, Essex

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for portions of Baltimore County. The warning covers Perry Hall, White Marsh, Nottingham, Essex, Middle River, Chase, Joppa, and Fallston and will remain in effect until 7:15 p.m. Primary threats include wind gusts of up to 60 MPH and quarter-sized hail. Residents should stay tuned to their …

Baltimore County announces overdose awareness signs [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced the placement of overdose awareness signs around the county in an effort to shine light on the opioid epidemic and reduce the stigma often associated with addiction. Strategically placed in five, high-visibility locations around Baltimore County, the signs will display the total number of overdoses and fatal overdoses in the …

Parents encouraged to register, immunize children before school year starts

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County’s public schools will open their doors to students on Tuesday, September 3, for the first day of classes. School system officials encourage parents to use these final days of summer break to ensure that their children are registered for school and properly immunized. “This school year, we are expecting 115,000 students in Baltimore County Public Schools,” …

Parkville High School retains full certification for engineering program

TOWSON, MD – After a thorough review by the Maryland State Department of Education, the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering programs at Parkville, Pikesville, and Woodlawn high schools have retained their full certification status from MSDE for the next five years. With this status, students at the three schools who successfully complete the engineering five-course sequence and earn a …