Three residents were recognized, including one from Towson, one from Loch Raven and one from Perry Hall.
County Councilman David Marks honored three of his constituents with "Citizen of the Year" awards, he announced Monday. Former Towson Times reporter Loni Ingraham of Knollwood, Ridgeleigh Community Association president Bill Deysher and outgoing planning board member Dennis Hoover of Perry Hall received the awards. Ingraham retired this month after 24 years at the Times. Bill Deysher leads what Marks called a "resurgent community association." Hoover, who spent a decade on the Baltimore County Planning Board, advocated for the Perry Hall Library and a dog park project. All three will receive a County Council resolution.
Loni Ingraham is putting away her pens this week after 24 years at the paper.
Doug Riley was knocking on doors in Rodgers Forge in 1990 as he launched his first run for Baltimore County Council when he came to one house he'll never forget. "Hello, Mrs. In-gra-ham," he said, awkwardly reading a name off a list. "I know who you are!" the woman exclaimed. "I'm Loni Ingraham with the Towson Times." And so began Riley's first newspaper interview, on the steps outside Ingraham's Rodgers Forge home. This week, however, it was Ingraham's turn to be the lead story. A Towson Times reporter for 24 years, the 70-year-old Knollwood resident hangs up her notebook on Friday. "The best part of my job is talking to people and listening to people," she said. The people were talking about her at the Greater Towson Council of Community…
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