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  • New ball field by Aberdeen's Boys & Girls Club named for Vi Ripken

    New ball field by Aberdeen's Boys & Girls Club named for Vi Ripken
    Children on Aberdeen's east side will have a new place to play, thanks to a gleaming new baseball field unveiled Monday by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. The artificial turf baseball diamond across from the Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen is the first...
  • Vi Ripken kidnapping mystery still 'open investigation,' still unsolved

    Vi Ripken kidnapping mystery still 'open investigation,' still unsolved
    Two years later, the mysterious kidnapping of one of Aberdeen's most prominent citizens remains a wide-open case. Aberdeen police say they have nothing new to report in the abduction of Vi Ripken. The matriarch of Maryland's first family of baseball...
  • Ollie's CEO Butler is chairman of Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation's board

    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 abduction is not a cold case, investigators say

    Vi Ripken abduction is not a cold case, investigators say
    Six weeks after the mother of one of Baltimore's most famous baseball players was kidnapped and left bound on the side of the road in her Lincoln Town Car, the case remains a mystery to police. Aberdeen police say the abduction of Violet R. Ripken in the...
  • Police chase lead on Vi Ripken kidnapping to dead end

    Police chase lead on Vi Ripken kidnapping to dead end
    Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been...