Report: Owings Mills High Teachers Rallying for Furloughs Instead of Cuts
Area teachers are saying they would rather work without pay than be reassigned to new schools in response to the $1.3 billion school budget for 2012 that calls for 5 percent cuts in school and office budgets.
Suburban Maryland Donates, Prays for Japan
Area church and charitable groups are organizing to help the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan. Also, a seismograph station in Owings Mills recorded the earthquake's activity.
Police & fire
Police Blotter: Bomb Threat Called Into CareFirst, More Electronics, Guns Stolen
No bomb was found after an incident at CareFirst, and first- and second-degree burglaries continue to occur in the Owings Mills and Reisterstown area.
Public's Right to Know: Baltimore County Police Agree to Better Comply With Open Records Laws
As part of “Sunshine Week” in support of public access to open records, Patch did a document audit asking to see public police logs of arrests and incidents. After denying a reporter access, Baltimore County Police agreed to release daily police logs.
Girls Hoops: All County, All Division Teams Finalized
Catonsville's Whittington, Western Tech's Ade, New Town's Tucker highlight first team all-county squad.
March Madness Montage: My Most Memorable Moments
Sports editor Dave Snyder shares some of the biggest shots and most gut-wrenching let downs in the NCAA Tournament over the years with the help of YouTube.
Anyone Have the Weather Forecast for Hell?
The Baltimore County School system refuses to release new deputy superintendent's salary figure without a written request. (It has since released the information to publications other than Patch.com.)
DOJ: Owings Mills Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud, Identity Theft
Earl Ellington accepted a plea agreement from the Department of Justice last month that trades up to 32 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines for 40 months and full restitution of losses, or $51,841.
The Neighborhood Files
First Person Exonerated With DNA Evidence Shares Story, Advocates to Repeal Death Penalty
Kirk Bloodsworth, the first person to be exonerated with DNA evidence, joined a forum at the JCC to discuss issues surrounding the repeal of capital punishment in Maryland.
Will Big Bird Take a Big Fall? Not Entirely, Says Maryland Public Television
As Congress debates the future of federal funding for public broadcasting, Maryland Public Television braces itself for the challenges ahead. Joseph Krushinsky, vice president for institutional advancement at MPT, shares their numbers.
Celebrate St. Paddy's Like a Leprechaun, With Cabbage Rolls Recipe
St. Patrick’s Day: A day to drink green beer, dress like a leprechaun, and eat cabbage. This recipe offers a Cajun take on the traditional Irish food.
A Peek At The Class Schedule
Owings Mills Patch Editor Diana Soliwon is a student in the 30th Baltimore County Citizens Police Academy, which offers a range of classes, from hands-on training at the shooting range to presentations on hostage negotiation and violent crimes.