Friday, March 15, 2013
Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch Editor Marc Shapiro tells the stories behind his stories to journalism students at Owings Mills High School.
Some questions I expected: Why did I decide to become a journalist? What do I like to write about the most? Where has journalism taken me in my travels? And, I was happy to tell the students in Marty McCormick's journalism class at Owings Mills High School about getting hooked on editorial writing in high school, my love of feature and music writing and my trip to Australia with 79 other college journalists in 2007. But, I really got revved up when they asked me about my most memorable stories. Some stories were the most fun to write, some were the toughest to write, but they’ve all left long-lasting impressions on me. There was that time I interviewed funk forefather George Clinton, and I’m pretty sure I woke him up from a nap. There was …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
From the schools to community leaders to police, Ravens pride is out in full force.
Baltimore County Police Capt. Matthew McElwee runs an efficient precinct, but he’s looking forward to having to do some extra work for the Baltimore Ravens. “I’m hoping to start working on an operational plan to provide coverage for the Ravens when they win the Superbowl in a couple of weeks,” McElwee said at Tuesday night’s Reisterstown Improvement Association meeting. As commander of the Franklin Precinct, he would be tasked with patrolling the area around the team’s Owings Mills facility when they would return home. After the meeting, RIA president Glenn Barnes showed off his purple “Rise Above and Conquer Towel.” Just four miles down the road, students at Owings Mills High School start their days walking by several sidewalk Ravens …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Owings Mills High School will provide 50 families – each of which has at least one member with HIV or AIDS – with gifts, food, toys, clothing and toiletries.
This season, Owings Mills High School students are sharing their holiday spirit with local families in need of some joy and help. The school has adopted 50 families to provide Christmas gifts, food, toys, clothing and toiletries. At least one member in each family has HIV or AIDS. The families and the school connected via the Baltimore County Department of Health and the Baltimore Pediatric HIV Program. The school held a food drive at the Reisterstown Food Lion on Saturday, Dec. 8, and will be wrapping gifts on Thursday, Dec. 13. The presents will be delivered on Dec. 18.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Owings Mills High School student who brought a BB gun to school Tuesday was sent to the Charles Hickey School in Parkville.
The 17-year-old who brought a BB gun to Owings Mills High School Tuesday was sent to the Charles Hickey School in Parkville after he was processed by Baltimore County Police in Reisterstown. The student, who is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and disruption of school activities, was sent to the Hickey School by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Tuesday as a result of the incident, according to Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct. Owings Mills High School was on lockdown Tuesday morning after students reported seeing the student put a gun in his waistband. Officers canvassed the school area and found the student in the main office for an unrelated matter. …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
An Owings Mills High School student was arrested and charged after bringing a BB gun to school Tuesday morning.
UPDATED, 3:55 p.m., Oct 16: A 17-year-old Owings Mills High School student is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and disruption of school activities after he brought a BB gun to school Tuesday morning. There was no real gun, no shooting and no injuries, police said in a press release. Police don’t believe any students were threatened, according to a press release. Police officers were dispatched to Owings Mills High School at 10:04 a.m. for a report of a person with a weapon. Students said they saw someone holding a weapon and place it in their waistband, police said. School administrators placed the school on lockdown and then called 911. Police canvassed the area initially because the student’s whereabouts were unknown, the …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Turnovers, size disadvantage doom Owings Mills in team’s first state semifinal appearance in 28 years.
As hot of a streak Owings Mills was on heading into their Class 2A semifinal matchup, the fact remained that their opponent, Century, had won nearly twice as many games over the course of the season. When the two teams met Friday afternoon, the disparity clearly showed. Using a frustrating full court press and its distinct size advantage on the inside, Century pulled away early, handily defeating the Eagles 47-20 at UMBC’s RAC Arena. Owings Mills (13-12) committed 27 turnovers and shot just 8 of 37 (22 percent) from the field. “To Century’s credit, they came out with a great game plan,” Eagles head coach Donchez Graham said. “They are a really sound defensive team and they got after us. They got some layups and some timely shooting and got…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Winners of 13 of its last 16 games, Owings Mills girls basketball is looking to stay hot when it takes on Century in Friday's Class 2A state semifinal.
When Donchez Graham signed on to become Owings Mills girls varsity basketball coach two years ago, he took a walk into the gym to check out the school’s championship banners and see the last time the Eagles were, as he put it, a “serious ballclub.” What he discovered was that Owings Mills hadn’t been serious in quite awhile. The last time the Eagles captured a region title, Graham was a junior in high school. Some 28 years later—in just his second season at the helm—Graham and the Eagles have effectively ended that drought. Despite boasting a roster with several inexperienced players and opening up on a rocky 0-8 start this season, Graham has his Eagles believing they can continue to make history at Owings Mills. “They took their lumps…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Both Owings Mills and New Town girls varsity basketball play for their respective region titles on Friday.
*Update 2:03 p.m.* After nearly 2,400 votes all together, Patch will be heading to Western Tech tonight to cover New Town in the Class 1A North Championship. Owings Mills went into Thursday night a commanding lead in votes, but New Town fans stormed back in front this morning. Patch will also have a post on the Eagles who host Loch Raven at 7 p.m., as both teams try to punch their ticket to the state semifinals in College Park. **** Both Owings Mills and New Town secured region semifinal wins that places each girls varsity team in their respective region championship games on Friday. The Eagles in Class 2A and the Titans in Class 1A will be playing for a spot in the state semifinals at RAC Arena on the UMBC campus. Patch’s question to you…
The Lakers knocked off Owings Mills, 81-56 in the region semifinals Thursday.
Funds raised will help Owings Mills high school squads purchase uniforms and equipment.
For individuals looking to restore their residential landscapes or those who just would like to support their local high school sports teams, the Owings Mills High School athletic department has the ideal fundraiser in place. From now until March 15, folks can purchase three cubic feet bags of hardwood mulch or two cubic feet bags of colored (black or red) mulch for $4.50 per bag. Funds raised from the school’s first annual mulch sale will go toward purchasing uniforms, replacing aged equipment and generally improving the facilities for Owings Mills’ baseball and softball teams. “We wanted to do something different and try and reach out into the community to get them involved with helping out,” athletic director Brian Bandurchin said. “It’…