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July 3, 2012
I went for a bike ride in Patapsco Valley State Park on Sunday, the day after the big wind storm. I was really surprised at all the trees that were damaged or toppled. But I was amazed at the marvelous job that the park workers and volunteers had done to clear the roads and paths. For all those who contributed to this effort, please accept a big congratulations and thank you for a job very well done. Rob Flint Catonsville
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
The Rev. Father Joseph Valentine Messer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Glen Burnie and Severna Park, died of dementia complications Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 90. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Henry Philip Messer, who managed the old John Murphy church goods firm, and the former Mary Magdalen Goeckler, a homemaker. After his family moved to Halethorpe when he was a boy, he attended Ascension School and was a Catonsville High School graduate.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
The body of a swimmer who had gone missing at Patapsco State Valley Park on Friday was recovered on Saturday, officials said. Baltimore County Fire Lt. Paul Massarelli said the man was last seen at about 3 p.m. while swimming near the dam. Family members searched unsuccessfully for about 30 minutes before notifying authorities. Would-be rescuers dived unsuccessfully for about three hours before calling off the search, which was resumed Saturday morning. The man was identified as Alvaro L. Rivadineira Ordonez, 27, of Cheverly, by Maryland Department of Natural Resources police.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
The body of a swimmer who had gone missing at Patapsco State Valley Park on Friday was recovered on Saturday, officials said. Baltimore County Fire Lt. Paul Massarelli said the man was last seen at about 3 p.m. while swimming near the dam. Family members searched unsuccessfully for about 30 minutes before notifying authorities. Would-be rescuers dived unsuccessfully for about three hours before calling off the search, which was resumed Saturday morning. The man was identified as Alvaro L. Rivadineira Ordonez, 27, of Cheverly, by Maryland Department of Natural Resources police.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | August 18, 1995
A state park police ranger, missing for several hours after she left her car to investigate a report of a man exposing himself in Patapsco State Park, was found injured early today at the bottom of a cliff.Ranger Heather McLaughlin, 29, a member of the park service police for six years, was admitted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and treated for multiple lacerations and head injuries she received in the apparent fall.She was listed in serious condition this morning.Bob Graham, a park police spokesman, said erroneous reports that the woman had been attacked by someone in the woods were the result of headquarters misreading the ranger's garbled radio transmission when she fell.
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July 12, 1993
County police officers found 15 marijuana plants growing in the woods in Patapsco State Park Friday afternoon. They say they are hoping the owners will turn themselves in.Detectives even left a business card, asking "the unknown persons to surrender when they discover their loss," according to a police prepared statement.Authorities said they checked the area, about one mile into the woods off Nursery Road in Linthicum, after an anonymous tip.Police said the plants had a street value of $4,000.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | August 5, 1993
An Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury convicted a 29-year-old security guard yesterday of murdering a Baltimore woman who was stabbed 26 times last fall and found a week later in a remote section of Patapsco State Park near Elkridge.David C. Boser of the 200 block of S. Vincent St. in Baltimore was found guilty of first-degree murder after a four-day trial before Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr.The jury of eight men and four women listened to 22 witnesses, saw photos of the 29-year-old victim, Emma Jean Wantland, and were told that the time of her Sept.
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July 18, 1996
FireGamber: Firefighters assisted Baltimore County at 3: 29 p.m. Tuesday, responding to the Avalon area of Patapsco State Park for a water rescue. Units were out three hours.Pub Date: 7/18/96
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May 4, 1999
FiresSykesville: Firefighters responded at 3: 38 p.m. Friday to a mulch fire in the 1200 block of Lancaster Drive. Units were out 25 minutes.Sykesville: Firefighters from Sykesville and Gamber responded at 1: 48 p.m. Friday to an auto fire at Patapsco State Park. Units were out 80 minutes.
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January 22, 1992
The McKeldin Area of Patapsco State Park, just over the county line in Carroll, is a long way from the Klondike, but area Scouts came loaded for (polar) bear Saturday morning anyway. The annual Klondike Derby took Scouts on a run through obstacles and tasks that were almost like real thing -- minus the snow.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2012
The inaugural First Day Out hikes were such a hit across 17 state parks in Maryland last New Year's Day, the state's Department of Natural Resources will be ringing in 2013 with a similar event at 20 different locations. A year after more than 560 people took advantage of relatively warm winter weather to start 2012 being part of America's State Parks First Day Hike's program, DNR officials are hoping for another strong turnout Tuesday. "A lot of it is weather dependent," said Barbara Knisely, who manages the DNR's website.
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July 3, 2012
I went for a bike ride in Patapsco Valley State Park on Sunday, the day after the big wind storm. I was really surprised at all the trees that were damaged or toppled. But I was amazed at the marvelous job that the park workers and volunteers had done to clear the roads and paths. For all those who contributed to this effort, please accept a big congratulations and thank you for a job very well done. Rob Flint Catonsville
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By Mary Gail Hare and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
The Cardinal Gibbons High School class of 1972 thought about canceling its 40th reunion after learning of the sudden loss of the man who organized the event. Instead, they picked up where Stephen J. Hughes left off and turned the gathering Sunday into a tribute to the man who touched so many lives. On June 4, Hughes, 57, a prominent Towson attorney and longtime Catonsville resident, died in a car crash in Oxford, England, that also killed his two sons-in-law, Gregory Brooks, 39, a graphic designer from Catonsville, and Andrew Pain, 31, of London.
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March 25, 2012
Among the 64 calls for medical and fire-rescue service received by the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department March 18-25 were the following: 6000 Glen Artney Road, 2:30 p.m. March 23. Crews from the Arbutus and Violetville volunteer stations and Catonsville career station responded to the report of a fire in the Glen Artney Area of Patapsco Valley State Park and extinguished the fire Wilkens Avenue at Kenwood Avenue, 8:41 a.m....
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October 23, 2011
Among the 76 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received Oct. 16-23 were the following: Patapsco State Park, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Crews responded to the report of a injured person in the Avalon Area of the state park. One seriously injured person was rescued from a trail and taken to a local hospital. Westland Boulevard, 4700 block, 10:56 p.m. Oct. 19. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Halethorpe career station responded to the report of a building fire in Arbutus and found a small stove top fire that had self-extinguished.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2011
The bodies of a man and woman were found Saturday morning in Patapsco Valley State Park, police said. The young adults appeared to have committed suicide, said Sgt. Art Windemuth, spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. The bodies were found at about 10:20 a.m. by an CSX train crew, he said. They were in the Avalon area of the park, near the Thomas Viaduct obelisk and train tracks, said Windemuth. Investigators are still working on the case, he said, and the manner of death and identities of the two people will not be released until the investigation is complete and relatives are notified.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 8, 1996
Towson State's men's cross-country team placed four runners among the top 10 finishers yesterday to win the Baltimore Metro Invitational at Patapsco State Park, McKeldin Area.The championship was the Tigers' second in the past three years.Loyola's Geoff Karabin claimed individual honors with a time of 29 minutes, 56 seconds over the eight-kilometer course.In the women's race, Loyola's Betsy Allen led her team to its second straight Metro crown, finishing in 21 minutes, just ahead of teammates Sarah MacSherry (21: 14)
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