Erika Butler

Writer

Erika Butler joined The Aegis as a reporter in 1994, just a few months out of college. She has served as an editor since the late 1990s, first of The Record, then coordinating news and later features, which she does today. Erika has covered just about every county government meeting in her 20 years and written on hundreds of different topics of interest to Harford County residents. She has lived in most of her life in Harford County, growing up in Fallston then living in various places in Bel Air. Erika is married with two children and enjoys running and reading.

Recent Articles

  • Bel Air leaders reject expansion of town's food truck zone

    Bel Air leaders reject expansion of town's food truck zone

    The Bel Air town commissioners nixed on Monday a proposal to expand the areas within town limits where food trucks could park and serve customers following a request made by owners of Alecraft Brewery to allow the trucks on its property in the 300 block of South Main Street. While the amendment...

  • Two finalists for next Harford schools superintendent named

    Two finalists for next Harford schools superintendent named

    An interim vice president at University of North Carolina and a former president of the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore have been named the two finalists to become the next superintendent of Harford County Public Schools, the school system announced Tuesday. Both will be in Harford next week...

  • Aberdeen man arrested on a dozen alleged weapons violations

    Aberdeen man arrested on a dozen alleged weapons violations

    An Aberdeen man, suspected of allegedly hiding evidence during a vehicle pursuit in January, was arrested Friday and charged with a dozen weapons violations, according to court documents. Obed Sanchez, 40, of the first block of Van Street, is charged with four counts each of disqualified possession...

  • Body found Monday in Perryman

    Body found Monday in Perryman

    A body was found Monday afternoon in the Perryman area of Harford County, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. A passerby, who noticed a strong odor near the intersection of Spesutia Road at Cranberry Road in Perryman, found the body under a bridge, Cristie Kahler, director of media...

  • Bel Air's Independent Brewing wins gold at World Beer Cup

    Bel Air's Independent Brewing wins gold at World Beer Cup

    The Independent Brewing Company of Bel Air won a gold medal recently at the World Beer Cup, according to the Brewers Association. Another Bel Air bar, Looney’s Pub, was named the 2018 Favorite Bar or Tavern, according to the Restaurant Association of Maryland. It was the first year Independent,...

  • Harford Sheriff's Office investigating murder-suicide in Street

    Harford Sheriff's Office investigating murder-suicide in Street

    A 72-year-old Street woman was killed by her 72-year-old husband, who then killed himself, in their residence May 3, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Northern Precinct were called to the 3600 block of Conowingo Road in Street around 10:15 p.m....

  • Harford records 200th fatal overdose since count started in 2015

    Harford records 200th fatal overdose since count started in 2015

    Harford County recorded a “sad milestone:” the 200th fatal heroin overdose since the Sheriff’s Office started tracking them in 2015, the sheriff said early this week. It’s not all bad news, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told members of the Harford County Council and the Budget Advisory Board during a...

  • Harford school board to host community meetings with finalists for superintendent

    Harford school board to host community meetings with finalists for superintendent

    A pool of 21 candidates to be the next superintendent of Harford County Public Schools has been narrowed to seven, and interviews with them will be scheduled soon, according to a statement the school system released Monday. The board of education received 21 applications for superintendent from...

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