Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

County Executive Olszewski announces distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits, county testing expansion

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced updates on Baltimore County’s ongoing efforts to expand access to COVID-19 testing, including plans for the distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID tests for residents and the expansion of county-run testing sites. “Expanding Baltimore County’s testing availability will help ensure residents can take every precaution to protect themselves and their loved …


Politics

END-OF-YEAR POLL: Will you vote for Johnny Olszewski in 2022?

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Back in May, Johnny Olszewski, Jr. announced plans to run for a second four-year term as Baltimore County Executive in next year’s elections. Based on how he has handled the budget, transportation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and other local issues do you plan to vote for Johnny O. in 2022? Please take our poll below… Will you vote for Johnny …


Brush fire reported at Loch Raven Reservoir

CARNEY, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Tuesday evening brush fire in Loch Raven Reservoir area. The fire was reported at around 5:00 p.m. along Loch Raven Drive on Tuesday, according to the Long Green Volunteer Fire Company. Several wildland brush fires have been reported in the Loch Raven Reservoir area in recent weeks. Motorists should avoid Loch Raven …

I-695 outer loop shut down due to crash in Parkville

UPDATE: As of 12:15 p.m., all lanes have now been reopened. Original story below… —— PARKVILLE, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Monday morning crash on I-695. The crash was reported at just before 9:45 a.m. along the outer loop at Loch Raven Boulevard (Exit 29). The outer loop has been shut down at Loch Raven Boulevard. A truck …

Joppa homicide suspect arrested in Towson

JOPPA, MD—A man has been arrested in connection with the weekend murder of William Doran in Joppa. At 6:45 p.m. on December 10, 2021, officers responded to the 500-block of Dembytown Road in Joppa for a report of a single vehicle collision. Upon the arrival of deputies, medics were performing CPR on an adult male, identified as William James Doran, …

Councilman Marks recognizes 2021 Fifth District Citizens of the Year

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has announced the 2021 Fifth District Citizens of the Year. The award, created by Councilman Marks when he began service as Fifth District representative, honors outstanding volunteers and community leaders who have made a difference in communities stretching from Towson to Kingsville. The 2021 recipients are as follows: Pat Keller, for service as President …

Brush fire reported at Loch Raven Reservoir

CARNEY, MD—Crews are on the scene of another brush fire at Loch Raven Reservoir. Wednesday afternoon’s fire was reported at around 2:30 p.m. off of Loch Raven Drive (21234). The large brush fire was reported near the dam area. Several brush fires have been reported at thr reservoir in recent days. There has been no word on any injuries. Motorists …

Baltimore County Christmas tree lighting ceremony to be held this Friday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s official Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held this weekend. The event will take place 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Olympic Park. This year’s tree lighting will feature Santa & Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, Frosty, Olaf, inflatable decorations, performances, Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, and more. Olympic Park is located on Allegheny Avenue …