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Show Airs on Cable Channel 25 and Online

The latest edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” features a one-on-one interview with Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, and covers the importance of vaccines for everyone. The show debuts a new segment, "What’s Up Doc?," starring Baltimore County Director of Health and Human Services Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP.

Meet Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler – Don Mohler, elected by the County Council to complete the term of the late Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, discusses his priorities and goals for the County.

What’s Up Doc? – Baltimore County’s top doc, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch and his staff highlight the importance and safety of vaccines for kids and adults.

Summer at the Park – Director of Recreation and Parks Barry F. Williams offers suggestions for summer fun for everyone.

You can also view the show on the County website’s Hello Baltimore County page. In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Approximately 37,500 Gallons Released into Beaverdam Run

Baltimore County Department of Public Works has reported a sanitary sewer overflow of 37,500 gallons at the Texas Sewage Pumping Station, located at 10320 York Road in Cockeysville. The release began at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday and was stopped within eighteen minutes, at 9:08 a.m.

The overflow occurred while crews were in the process of repairing a force main leading from the pumping station. The main was shut down Tuesday morning and the effluent routed through a pump-around so that repairs could be made. While testing the system, a joint split and the pump-around pipe discharged. The pipe material and the joints are being investigated.    

The release went into a branch of Beaverdam Run, a tributary to the Loch Raven Reservoir. As a precaution, contact with the waters of the stream should be avoided. The Baltimore County Department of Health will issue water contact advisories when necessary on the Department's website:

Baltimore County Department of Health Offers Free Hearing Screenings

Did you know that about 1 in 6 adults in the U.S. experiences some type of hearing trouble? May is Better Speech and Hearing Month and the Baltimore County Department of Health is encouraging residents to take advantage of free screening clinics offered throughout the month. 

“Hearing is a critical component to living a healthy, happy life,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services. “Hearing loss is treatable, especially when detected early, and everyone should have an opportunity to tune in to the important sounds around us.” 

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the number of Americans with hearing loss has doubled in the last 30 years. Signs of hearing impairment include:

  • Frequently asking others to repeat themselves
  • Pain or ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty hearing conversations
  • Playing the TV or radio at high volumes

Free screenings are available by appointment only on the following dates and at the locations listed:

Thursday, May 17

Liberty Family Resource Center

3525 Resource Drive

Randallstown, MD 21133


Wednesday, May 23

Eastern Family Resource Center

9150 Franklin Square Drive, Second Floor

Baltimore, MD 21237


Wednesday, May 30

Drumcastle Government Center

6401 York Road, Third Floor

Main Conference Room

Baltimore, MD 21212

If you are a Baltimore County resident or employee and want to get your hearing checked, call 410-887-6443 to schedule an appointment. Click on the link to get more information about the Baltimore County Department of Health’s Hearing Program.

Revised September 11, 2017