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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

Schuh cold on Crownsville Hospital

Schuh cold on Crownsville Hospital

At the first meeting of a task force assigned to find some use for the shuttered Crownsville Hospital Center, officials wondered whether an answer could come from one man not in the room. Would County Executive Steve Schuh, now seven months in office, accept 544 acres and 69 aging buildings in the heart of Anne Arundel County? "Anne Arundel County doesn't have any obvious use (for it)," Schuh said when asked days later. "It's an extremely problematic situation." The situation has frustrated county executives since the hospital closed a decade ago. The grounds are valuable property, several miles northwest of Annapolis. But millions of dollars must be...