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  • Ollie's CEO Butler is chairman of Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation's board

    The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation recently announced Mark Butler, president and CEO of Ollie's Bargain Outlet, as its chairman of the board of directors. "We are very proud and eager to have Mark Butler as our new chairman," Steve Salem, president of the Cal...
  • Mother of Cal Ripken Jr. scares off would-be carjacker in Aberdeen

    Mother of Cal Ripken Jr. scares off would-be carjacker in Aberdeen
    A man with a handgun confronted Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother outside a bank in Aberdeen on Tuesday afternoon and told her he wanted to steal her car, according to police. Vi Ripken was able to scare off the man, who was later apprehended by Aberdeen police,...
  • Ripken abduction a year later bizarre and chilling [Editorial]

    Ripken abduction a year later bizarre and chilling [Editorial]
    A year later, it remains one of the oddest criminal cases in recent years in Harford County. On July 24, 2012, Vi Ripken, mother of baseball living legend Cal Ripken Jr., and first lady of the Ripken baseball family, went missing from her modest home in...
  • Aberdeen perplexed by attacks on Vi Ripken

    Aberdeen perplexed by attacks on Vi Ripken
    No one's a stranger in Aberdeen, residents say, and concerns about crime are rare. So, it's hard enough for many to believe an elderly woman would be threatened at gunpoint, much less on two separate occasions. That the victim would be the matriarch...
  • Reward now $100,000 in Vi Ripken abduction case

    Reward now $100,000 in Vi Ripken abduction case
    Hoping to reignite interest in the bizarre kidnapping and mysterious return of his mother, former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. has announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the man responsible. "In our minds, this is important, not only for us and...
  • Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return

    Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return
    One year after she was abducted at gunpoint and taken on a daylong trek in the back seat of her Lincoln Town Car, Vi Ripken still can't help worrying when she pulls into a parking spot and another car pulls up behind her. Ripken, the 75-year-old...
  • Aberdeen celebrates Christmas, Santa Claus pays a visit

    Christmas, along with a sharp chill, was in the air in Aberdeen Saturday as residents turned out for the city's annual Christmas Street Celebration. The 2013 Christmas Street Celebration included the annual holiday parade and tree lighting; this year's...
  • One year later, Vi Ripken's kidnapper still being sought

    One year later, Vi Ripken's kidnapper still being sought
    One year after Violet Ripken was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Harford County home and driven around the state for nearly 24 hours before being returned unharmed, police in her hometown of Aberdeen are still searching for the man responsible. Ripken,...
  • Top 10 Stories of 2013: Firsts, lasts, milestones and tragedies

    Top 10 Stories of 2013: Firsts, lasts, milestones and tragedies
    The year just ended brought a number of significant milestones, most of them good, to the area covered by The Record. The highlights include a couple of noteworthy sports accomplishments, completion of a major highway project, the end of a couple of...
  • Havre de Grace man charged with trying to attack Vi Ripken in Aberdeen

    Havre de Grace man charged with trying to attack Vi Ripken in Aberdeen
    Violet Ripken, mother of Cal Ripken Jr., was able to fend off an attacker near an Aberdeen bank on Tuesday, and police arrested and charged a Havre de Grace man a short time later in connection with the incident. Jesse Bowen, 33, of the 800 block of...
  • Cal Ripken Jr. calls mother's kidnapping 'worst feeling'

    Cal Ripken Jr. calls mother's kidnapping 'worst feeling'
    As soon as Cal Ripken Jr. found out his mother was missing, he jumped in his car and set out to find her himself. The Orioles' "Iron Man" got a call from his sister, Elly, about 9 p.m. July 24 saying that someone spotted a car bearing Violet Ripken's...
  • Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned

    Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned
    Bound and abducted in her own vehicle, Violet Ripken was gone for 12 hours before her disappearance was reported to authorities. And amid an intensive search, she was quietly dropped off by her kidnapper on her secluded Harford County street. A neighbor,...