| Aug 7, 2012
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2012
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....
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:29 PM
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....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 3:27 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:41 PM
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....
| Sep 16, 2012
| 2:52 PM
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....
| Dec 21, 2008
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...