| 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....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Whether it's a war-zone deployment, a cargo ship in port for 18 hours or a passenger cruise ship on its regular stop, R.S. Stern Inc. has put groceries in larders and spare parts in engine rooms since 1870.
From its brick warehouse in Canton, the...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
J. Dennis Carper, a Baltimore County marina owner and yacht builder who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of stroke and dementia complications Dec. 25 at his Essex home. He was 91.
Born near New Castle, Va., he worked on the family farm at...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:13 PM
Don't get into business to make money. The temptation to quit will be strongest just before you succeed. And take big risks — even if that means angering a ruler-wielding, 6-foot-tall nun.
Those were among the lessons billionaire Bob Parsons, the...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 12:44 PM
The five-pointed star, made of stainless steel and dozens of heavy-duty light bulbs, looks deceptively simple. Its symbolism is anything but.
Not long after Bethlehem Steel built the Sparrows Point steel mill's massive "L" blast furnace in 1978,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:56 PM
The federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is suing the Renco Group — parent of bankrupt RG Steel — for allegedly attempting to "evade liability" for the steelmaker's pension obligations.
The agency is seeking $97 million from the New York...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:10 PM
The Russian owner of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill said Wednesday it is selling the Baltimore County plant — once vital to building the company's U.S. footprint and to Maryland's manufacturing industry — to the Renco Group because the business...
| 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.
| 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-...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:29 PM
They know massive layoffs loom, but Sparrows Point steelworkers who gathered at Micky's Bar after work Monday — the expected start of cuts — hadn't been told if or when they'd be out of a job. State and local officials trying to ramp up...