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Two Lottery Winners Sold in Middle River & Dundalk


The Maryland Lottery announced three tickets worth $100,000 or more delivered the biggest prizes were sold throughout Maryland, including Middle River. There was also a winner from Dundalk area.

All winners from eastern Baltimore County are listed below:

Scratch-off Prizes Claimed July 25-31:
$10,000 Prizes

· $500,000 Crossword, Soda Pop Store, 7715 Westfield Road, Dundalk

FAST PLAY and Draw Game Tickets Sold for Drawings July 25-31:

FAST PLAY

· $133,638 Home Run Riches Bases Loaded ticket sold July 31 at Martin Exxon, 2333 Eastern Boulevard, Middle River (unclaimed as of Aug. 1)

Winners of prizes larger than $25,000 must redeem their tickets at the Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center in Baltimore, which is open by appointment only. Prizes of up to $5,000 can be claimed at any of more than 400 Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) locations. All Maryland Lottery retailers are authorized to redeem tickets up to and including $600. More information is available on the How To Claim page of mdlottery.com.

BCPS Summer Lunches Can Now Go Home


Baltimore County families will be able to pick up and take home their free Summer Food Service Program breakfast and lunch meals.
The program runs through Friday, August 19. Until now, meals had to be consumed on site, but recent passed legislation now enables parents or guardians to pick up meals at BCPS community sites to take home.

Meals are served Monday through Friday, and each day, those picking up meals will receive one lunch and the next day’s
breakfast for each child in their household under the age of 18.

“This change provides much more flexibility for parents or guardians while at the same time
ensuring that their children receive an enjoyable and healthy menu of breakfast and lunch
meals,” said Jaime L. Hetzler, director of the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services.

For additional information, please contact 443-809-7855 or visit our website at Summer Food Service Program 2022
Division of Business Services (bcps.org)

Police Need Help in Gwynn Oak Shooting


Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit of the Baltimore County Police Department are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred around 6:10 a.m. Saturday in the 6900 block of Brightway Place in Gwynn Oak.

A 20-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound was located by officers on scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is currently in stable condition.

Man Dies in Rossville Motorcycle Crash


Baltimore County Police reported a fatal motorcycle crash in Rossville on Friday.

A 2010 Harley Davidson Road King was traveling westbound on Rossville Boulevard when it collided with a 2007 Cadillac DTS turning eastbound onto Rossville Boulevard from Belridge Road on Friday, March 18 around 1:30 p.m.

The driver of the Harley Davidson, 42-year-old Preston Wyatt Coddington, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Perry Hall High Student Elected to School Board


Middle and high school students from across Baltimore County have selected Perry Hall High School junior Roah Hassan to serve as the student member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County (SMOB) for the 2022-2023 school year. Hassan’s one-year term begins July 1, 2022.

A record number of 13,169 students cast online ballots on Thursday, March 17. The number of votes cast this year is 61.55 percent more than in 2020 when the previous record of 8,152 votes were cast. Hassan received 54.98 percent of the votes compared to 45.02 percent for the other candidate, Masah Farh, a junior at Towson High School. This is the third year that all BCPS middle and high school students could select the student member of the board and the second year, due to a change in Maryland law, that the student selection no longer needs approval from the governor.

Prior to voting, students were able to learn more about both candidates by viewing their resumes, video Q&A sessions, videotaped speeches, and campaigning via social media. The candidates also hosted virtual visits with schools that requested them.

In her speech, Hassan said, “Being the SMOB means never losing faith in the power of the students. It is to have hope, unfaltering empathy, and compassion as we make necessary decisions. Until our systems reflect every single student in BCPS, there will always be work to be done, work that I am prepared to fight for. As your student member of the board, I will work to close the opportunity gap and guarantee equitable funding across the county. I will work to redistribute 21st century resources within BCPS. I will work to rewrite a curriculum that evolves with us and addresses social inequities from the root. I will ensure that student mental health is at the forefront of our conversations and that students of color and LGBTQ+ students feel safe in their schools. We deserve educational justice and a fight that ensures your voice is equally as powerful as mine on the BCPS Board of Education.”

Hassan is president of the Perry Hall Class of 2023 Senate. At her school, she is also vice president of Girls Up, events coordinator of the Muslim Student Association, historian of the Rotary Interact Club, and secretary of Mock Trial. Hassan tutors and mentors Perry Hall AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) sophomores. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Social Studies Honor Society. At the county level, she is the co-legislative affairs coordinator for Baltimore County Student Councils. At the state level, she is vice chair of the Maryland High School Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, co-founder/co-executive director of Mic Up, Maryland!, and legislative coordinator of the Maryland Center for School Safety Student Focus Group.

Hassan will replace Christian Thomas, a senior at Eastern Technical High School, who will graduate in June.

Dundalk Man Charged in Mother’s Death


Baltimore County police officers from the Dundalk Precinct responded to the 7300 block of Kirtley Road in Dundalk in reference to a call for an unknown trouble on Thursday, March 17, at approximately 4 a.m.

Once on scene, officers encountered an individual who was walking in the roadway. This individual was stopped and identified as Raymond G. Swartz (23). Officers were then directed to the residence of Mr. Swartz, where they located Stacy Franz (54). Ms. Franz had sustained multiple puncture wounds, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Mr. Swartz was arrested and charged in connection with this homicide.

He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

GoFundMe Page Setup for Perry Hall Fire


– photo courtesy of GoFundMe-

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victims of the Perry Hall fire on Monday.

The house is located in the 9000 block of Transom Road near the intersection of Ballygar Road off Ebenezer Road. and the family lost most of its belongings in the fire on March 14 before 3 p.m.

According to the page, the family has lived at the home for 27 years.

To donate, go to the page.

Bevins Won’t Seek Reelection on County Council


Sixth District Baltimore County Councilmember Cathy Bevins announced that she won’t seek reelection this year. Bevins has served on the council since 2010.

“After 11 years in the Baltimore County Council, it is with a heavy heart that I am announcing that I have decided not to seek another term,” Bevins said in a statement on Tuesday.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to represent the Sixth District and I will cherish every memory and every friendship that I have made along the way.”

With the new projected county council maps as a result of redistricting for 2022, Republican Tony Campbell and Democrats Mike Ertel and Caitlin Klimm-Kellner filed for the council seat before Bevins announced she was retiring.