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Jim Thorpe

Commentary: Welcome signs just don't get the blood pumping

At the I-95 bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls, the boundary separating Baltimore and Harford counties, there are new welcome signs.

Commuting to the south, the sign on the Harford County side, as of this writing is complete. It's the one that welcomes commuters to Baltimore County, passers-through and people whose destination actually is Baltimore County.

On the return trip, the sign in Baltimore County is incomplete. It's the one that welcomes me back to Harford County. As of this writing, the Harford County welcome sign is incomplete as it is missing the county seal; presumably this will be affixed to the sign in short order. To be fair, the Baltimore County seal was a...