| Oct 10, 2012
An article in the Oct. 12, 1912, edition of The Argus reported on a deadly epidemic that seems to be striking local canines.
There is a peculiar disease among dogs in Catonsville and a number of residents have reported the loss of valuable animals from...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:34 AM
When Augustus Schwatka launched his blacksmithing shop on West Saratoga Street in 1810, the War of 1812 was on the horizon, locomotives were not yet a transportation option and slavery was thriving.
Two centuries have passed since then, but you can still...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Elger Joseph Huber Sr., a retired stationary engineer who helped produce the distinctive blue Noxzema and Bromo-Seltzer glass containers and was later a school bus driver, died of respiratory failure Monday at Howard County General Hospital. The North...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Art has an uneasy relationship with the world of commercial enterprise. Commercial artists aren't necessarily held in high regard as they're often charged with tasks like devising nondescript images to hang in the food consumption areas of fast food...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Richard Lelonek Sr., a retired railroad office worker and veteran Belair-Edison community activist, died July 21 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of internal injuries related to an auto accident. He was 86 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.
| Feb 25, 2012
100 Years Ago
Gowns and frowns
In the "In Vogue" column of the Times:
"Skirts, especially on lingerie dresses are showing more fullness. Double veilings are being used to give lovely iridescent effects. Velour hats are proving strong favorites. The...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Dr. William Allan Dear Jr., an internist and former head of the division of nuclear medicine at Mercy Medical Center who also was a practicing magician, died July 20 of heart disease at Union Memorial Hospital.
The longtime Guilford resident was 80.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Long before there was a Patuxent Greens Golf Course or Stewart Towers high rise building, a mammoth oval race track occupied that area of land off Route 197, near Route 198. Horse racing at Laurel Park racetrack had been ongoing since 1911, but in 1924 an...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Theodore Neal "Ted" Holmes, who founded the old Chicken George restaurant chain and built it into a regional fast-food business, died of diabetic complications Nov. 29 at Sanctuary at Holy Cross in Burtonsville. The Jessup resident was 72.
Born in York,...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 4:22 PM
An architect’s plans for installing restrooms at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse and shops in Martinsburg are about ready to be put out for bid.
The Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority on Saturday authorized architect Matthew Grove to...
| Mar 19, 2012
Former railway could be used for commuter service
To the editor:
I see that fourth on the City of Hagerstown’s list of transportation priorities is the recreational trail following the old rail right-of-way from Hagerstown to Weverton. I think...