After One Year, Owings Mills Patch Chugs Right Along
Your online community hub turns 1-year-old today.
I remember when I first heard about Patch. Do you?
I desperately wanted to graduate and get back to work as a reporter.
When Catonsville Patch and Arbutus Patch launched that fall, I got half my wish. I was hired to be the College Sports Editor in southwest Baltimore County, a job I held until taking on a larger reporting roll at Patch in May 2011.
I loved it. At Patch, I was being allowed to talk to folks who had been largely ignored by media for years. I was part of giving the voiceless many in Baltimore County and other parts of Maryland some of that voice back.
In July 2011, my bosses made me the second Local Editor for Owings Mills Patch. I've been here a little more than five months, so I'm not celebrating my anniversary just yet.
I hope that as the site has grown in the last year, your use of it has grown as well. If you want to know about something happening in the area, I hope you come here first.
Whether you were concerned about the placement of a water tower, wondering what the devil would happen with the 25-year-old Owings Mills Mall or eager to understand the circumstances surrounding a mini high school football scandal, I hope you felt, as I do, that Owings Mills Patch was succeeding in providing a good cross-section of news and information for the community.
And I hope, if you're a frequent commenter here, you'll continue to engage me and each other around the stories of the day.
If you're new to Patch, jump in. I can't stress enough that I want this site to be a daily conversation between you and me. If I'm just slapping up a few headlines and calling it a day, this site isn't anywhere near what it should be.
So, thanks for reading for the last year. With your help, Owings Mills Patch will celebrate its own 25 years in town.