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  • Sparrows Point steel mill goes to auction

    Sparrows Point steel mill goes to auction
    The Sparrows Point steel mill was auctioned off Tuesday, but no one — not the company, not its attorneys, not the union — would say who bought it. The auction for the Baltimore County mill was held in the afternoon, according to a source...
  • Sparrows Point purchased for $72 million by plant liquidator

    Sparrows Point purchased for $72 million by plant liquidator
    A liquidation firm won the bidding for Sparrows Point, offering $72 million for the Baltimore County steel mill — less than a tenth of what the complex sold for just four years earlier — and realizing the worst fears of its roughly 2,000...
  • Workers mourn Sparrows Point steel mill

    Workers mourn Sparrows Point steel mill
    For generations of Sparrows Point steelworkers, Micky's restaurant on North Point Boulevard was the place to go for a sandwich before work, a pile of chicken gizzards for lunch or a few Natty Bohs to cap off a double shift. On paydays, when the eatery...
  • With new buyer, Sparrows Point faces a possible end to decades of steelmaking

    With new buyer, Sparrows Point faces a possible end to decades of steelmaking
    Steel from Sparrows Point built the Golden Gate Bridge, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, hundreds of ships for World War II and livelihoods for tens of thousands of Baltimore-area families. The story of the massive steel mill follows the arc of American...
  • Company town is gone, but it lives on in its residents

    Company town is gone, but it lives on in its residents
    Elmer Hall grew up in a small town with tree-lined streets, stores, churches and schools — and the largest steel mill in the world, which ran it all. Now that company town exists only in photographs and memories. Forty years ago, the then-owner...
  • Harry William Kluth Jr., engineer

    Harry William Kluth Jr., a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. engineer who played an instrumental role in the design and operation of the L Blast Furnace at Sparrows Point, died April 16 of heart failure at the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm....
  • Sparrows Point ripple effect leaves few untouched

    Sparrows Point ripple effect leaves few untouched
    Debbie Hurd sees it in the parking lots along North Point Boulevard — the answer to what life would be like if the steel mill that fueled the tight-knit communities near Sparrows Point never reopens. Fewer cars. Fewer customers for businesses....
  • The Interview: Roxie Herbekian of Unite Here

    The Interview: Roxie Herbekian of Unite Here
    Getting fired propelled Roxie Herbekian into three decades of work as a labor organizer. The president of Local 7 of Unite Here, an international union that represents workers in the hospitality industry, was working as a non-union waitress and room...
  • Sarah Littleton, nurse and business owner

    Sarah Littleton, nurse and business owner
    Sarah "Virginia" Littleton, a retired nurse and part owner of a Baltimore County pharmacy and nursing home, died Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of renal failure complicated by a stroke. She was 83. Mrs. Littleton, born Sarah Meyer in...
  • The Rev. Ellis B. Dawson III, minister

    The Rev. Ellis B. Dawson III, minister
    The Rev. Ellis B. Dawson III, an electrician who later in life realized his dream of becoming a Baptist minister, died Saturday from complications of diabetes at Frederick Villa Nursing Center. He was 72. The son of a minister and a beautician, Dr....
  • Elizabeth 'Buff' Conklin, travel store owner and volunteer

    Elizabeth 'Buff' Conklin, travel store owner and volunteer
    Elizabeth "Buff" Conklin, who operated a Towson travel store, worked as an administrative assistant at the Johns Hopkins University and enthusiastically volunteered for numerous local groups and causes, died of lung cancer Tuesday at her Glen Arm home....
  • Save the date: 1958

    Fifty years ago, Baltimore was a grimy, rowdy, unpretentious town of rolled-up sleeves and red-hot steel, a warren of row homes and warehouses, a place where a man could walk into a bar on Greenmount Avenue and gab with a Colts player over a cold Natty...