Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

May 16, 2006

Woman found dead in Gwynn Oak basement

Baltimore County police said they are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the basement of a house in the Gwynn Oak area as a homicide.

The body of Eula Uverde Osbourne, 49, of the 6800 block of Richardson Road in the Woodlawn area was found Sunday inside the house in the 5800 block of Royal Oak Ave., county police said. The woman was renovating the house. Her boyfriend said he had not heard from her in several days, and he reported her missing last week, police said.

Police were awaiting results of an autopsy. No motive for Osbourne's death had been established, police said yesterday, adding that the investigation was continuing.

Anyone with information about Osbourne's death is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP.

Nick Shields

Honeygo

School crowding bill introduced

A Baltimore County Council member introduced legislation last night designed to relieve school crowding in the Honeygo area.

Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, a Towson-Perry Hall Democrat, proposed a bill that would require the county government to turn down plans for new homes in Honeygo if their inhabitants would cause local schools to exceed their capacity by 15 percent. Currently, the county can approve new homes near such schools if nearby schools are not crowded, the idea being that school enrollments could be evened out through redistricting.

Gardina said the legislation is designed to relieve crowding at Chapel Hill Elementary. He also proposed a bill that would require developers to pay the county $10,000 for every new house and $5,000 for each new condominium unit. That revenue would go toward the construction of a new school in the area. The council is expected to discuss the legislation and vote on it next month.

Josh Mitchell

Northwest

Granite Road stretch to close

Traffic will be detoured from a portion of Granite Road in the northwestern area of the county for three weeks to allow for construction, county public works officials announced.

A section of the road will be closed through June 2 to allow a private contractor to replace a culvert about a mile south of Marriottsville Road, according to the announcement.

Traffic will be detoured to Old Court, Hernwood and Marriottsville roads.

Gwynn Oak

School panel sets budget hearing

The Southwest Area Educational Advisory Council will hold a "capital pre-budget" hearing tomorrow to gather input about future school construction, renovation and equipment priorities. The ideas and concerns will be presented to the county school superintendent and school board before school officials develop the capital budget for the 2008-2009 school year.

Parents, students, school staffers and community leaders can sign up to speak starting at 6 p.m. at Powhatan Elementary School, 3300 Kelox Road, Gwynn Oak. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. A council business meeting will follow.

Woodlawn

Red Line info session planned

The Maryland Transit Administration will present information about the proposed 10.5-mile Red Line from Woodlawn to east Baltimore at a workshop next week.

The session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 23 at Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive. Information: www.baltimoreregiontransitplan.com.

Catonsville

Pipe organ concert set for Sunday

Spring Grove Hospital Center will present Charles Kokoski in concert Sunday.

Kokoski, who plays classical and popular music on a pipe organ, will perform at 3 p.m. at the hospital, 55 Wade Ave., Catonsville. Information: 410-592-9322.

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