| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Charles W. Thomas Jr., former owner of several steel fabrication companies and a Korean War veteran, died Saturday from renal failure at Stella Maris Hospice.
The longtime Mays Chapel resident was 85.
The son of Charles W. Thomas Sr., owner of Acme...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Norman J. Roppelt Sr., a champion duckpin bowler and softball player whose mastery of the Baltimore chop earned him membership in the Maryland Oldtimers Fastpitch Softball Association's Hall of Fame, died Jan. 16 of pneumonia at Hilton Head Hospital in...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:36 AM
John A. Kinnaird backed his truck-mounted crane toward the monument that has stood at the side of Dundalk Avenue for two decades, a black-granite tribute "in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice."
The memorial recognizes workers killed in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:56 PM
An energy company that wanted to build a terminal in Sparrows Point to import liquefied natural gas and an 88-mile pipeline into Pennsylvania has scrapped those plans after a seven-year fight over safety and environmental concerns.
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Sara Gail Clagett, a retired Harbor Tunnel toll collector and a gardener, died of pulmonary disease Sunday at her son's Charles Village home. The longtime Highlandtown resident was 72.
Born Sara Gail Friesland in Pine Swamp, N.C., she was the daughter...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Water gushes over Domino Sugar's packaging building, washing off grit, fly ash and other gunk — so much of it that the cleaned-up facade is a noticeably lighter shade of brown.
The building had plenty of time to collect whatever the weather and...