| May 21, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The struggling Sparrows Point steel mill could be sold within the next six months, mill owner RG Steel said Monday.
"We're not going to be specific at this time," said Bette Kovach, an RG Steel spokeswoman, as she confirmed comments by two company...
| 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...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:14 PM
The owner of the financially ailing Sparrows Point steel plant is idling operations there, warning 1,975 workers Thursday that they would be laid off starting next month.
The news, the latest casting doubt on the future of the Baltimore County facility,...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:15 PM
It's deja vu at Sparrows Point.
The Baltimore County plant once again faces wholesale layoffs and a possible sale.
The same story has played out every couple of years for the past decade at the steel plant, whose future remains in limbo.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:55 PM
With the Sparrows Point steel mill preparing for a shutdown next week and a possible sale, Baltimore County officials began looking Wednesday for ways to redevelop the peninsula, bringing new jobs and businesses to the area around the ailing plant.
| Jun 1, 2012
| 11:00 AM
The bankruptcy filing by the owner of Sparrows Point casts yet another cloud over the future of steel-making there, but spokespeople for RG Steel and the Maryland Department of the Environment both say it should have no effect on the cleanup of...
| Jun 3, 2012
Baltimoreans and Marylanders have become blase about actors being in their midst, along with bellowing directors, film crews, blocked-off streets filled with Hollywood's iconic caravans of trucks, trailers and spotlights, and sidewalks choked with zig-...