| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's hard to realize that over a year has passed since the closing of the once-proud Bethlehem Steel plant at Sparrows Point.
Opened over 100 years ago as Bethlehem Steel, the plant along with Western Electric, General Motors, Lever Brothers to name a...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Walter Gilliam, who rose from a being a sandwich maker and dishwasher to become a chef at the old Haussner's Restaurant in a career than spanned more than 50 years, died Monday of complications from a stroke at his East Baltimore home.
He was 91....
| Dec 16, 2012
The great steel mill of Sparrows Point is gone, and it's never coming back. Local, state and federal officials, along with union leaders, made a valiant attempt to find a new operator who would restart production there, but it was not to be. The plant's...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:27 AM
The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained more urgency last week as the final hopes of the steel mill reopening were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Today is my last day at The Baltimore Sun. It's been an amazing 12 years at this newspaper.
I started here as an editorial assistant on the business desk. I covered business news for years -- from the fall of Bethlehem Steel to the rise of Millennial...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Lionel L. Bass Jr., a retired Bethlehem Steel general foreman and decorated Korean War combat veteran, died of cancer complications Dec. 2 at his Timonium home. He was 82.
The son of Lionel L. Bass Sr. and Barbara Ellen Grebner, he was born in...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:30 AM
After a 45-year career in the private sector, first with Bethlehem Steel, then with Harley Davidson Motor Company and ending with General Motors, I lost wages, medical benefits and pensions when these companies were not making profits.