| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:41 PM
In recent history, the territory bordered by Baltimore County, Aberdeen Proving Ground, I-95 and the south shore of the Bush River has been the most densely populated part of Harford County.
There's a good reason for that. The community known as...
| Nov 30, 2012
Ron Browning enjoys showing off his historic Havre de Grace home to visitors, and when he has the room, they are invited to stay in his 1868 mansion-turned-bed-and-breakfast.
Once the home of Harrison Hopkins of the Johns Hopkins family, Browning well...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better.
For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:35 AM
Dr. Robert Yim can't wipe the smile off his face.
For 42 years, he was a pediatrician. Now, he is an author, having self-published a 289-page memoir called "Sleeping with Mae West and Other Stories."
It may be difficult for people to understand the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:56 PM
The closing of the steel mill at Sparrows Point overwhelmed Bob Jennings. Too young to retire at 59, he faced a gloomy job market for local manufacturing workers and a bureaucracy that couldn't get him timely training help. He felt like a failure.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Herbert B. Groh, whose life as a mariner spanned the gamut from running errands on the city docks of the 1930s to work as a harbor pilot and tugboat captain, and who helped rescue and rehabilitate the Liberty ship-turned-floating-museum John W. Brown,...