| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years.
It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Dundalk's high school deteriorated during the past two decades just as the community's once-bustling steel mill declined. From the school's top floor, you could see the Key Bridge and the detritus of a shuttered industrial past.
Inside, the school...
| Nov 16, 2013
At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Alvin L. Jordan, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and sports fan, died Jan. 1 of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. He was 76.
Alvin Leroy Jordan was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point, where he graduated in 1955 from Sollers Point...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:12 PM
John F. Leitzel, a retired insurance broker and agency owner, died of heart failure Dec. 21 at the Joseph Richey Hospice in downtown Baltimore. The Dundalk resident was 95.
Born in Coatesville, Pa., he was the son of Alvin Leitzel Sr., a Bethlehem...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Clifton J. Cox, a retired WBAL-TV supervisor who was active in his East Baltimore church, died Saturday of multiple myeloma at his Ellicott City home. He was 65.
The son of Clifton L. Cox, a Bethlehem Steel Co. steelworker, and Lucille Edges Cox, a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Although some members wonder if any real legislation will be passed during an election year, job creation and taxes will be some of the major issues on the agenda of the Harford County legislators in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Joel R. Bailey, a longtime Baltimore County public school English teacher who also coached basketball, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 77.
"The first thing, Joel really liked his students. ... He enjoyed...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's election season and again candidates go after the rich to pay more and raise the minimum wage — to $16.70 over eight years in one case ("Mizeur backs income tax cut for 90%," Nov. 7).
Where this to go into effect, we seniors will be crushed...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On Nov. 18, Baltimore County and the people of Dundalk lost a great man when former County Councilman Donald C. Mason passed away. To know Councilman Mason was to know why his generation is called "The Greatest Generation." Like many in his day, Mr. Mason...
| Nov 29, 2013
The recent publication of Elmer J. Hall's "A Mill on the Point: One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Steelmaking at Sparrows Point, Maryland," marks the last of his quartet of books chronicling the work and social history of the once heavily...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80.
Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...