Here’s a look at some of the top stories of 2017 from The Record and www.theaegis.com.
1 — Opioid abuse epidemic
The opioid abuse epidemic continued unabated on both sides of the Susquehanna River and beyond.
Overdoses reported by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office stood at more than 430, 80 fatal, with more than a week to go until the end of the year. The first was recorded just 45 minutes into 2017, and the year’s fatalities were nearly 50 percent more than those of 2016.
On the brighter side, community and government response to fight back ramped up throughout 2017, including a variety of public awareness...