| 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.
| Sep 21, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Lifelong Dundalk resident Scott Holupka has heard the jokes. He's heard Dundalk residents stereotyped as some "combination of Archie Bunker and a West Virginia hillbilly," the community knocked as dirty, industrial and smelly.
Much of that perception...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Rodney Donald represents the third generation of his family to work at the Sparrows Point steel mill, and he's hoping this one won't be the last.
A mechanic in central maintenance, Donald learned last week that he's among workers in the first wave of...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Howard "Bud" Ritter Jr., a retired Towson High School principal who had a second career as an antique toy and train dealer, died of dementia Monday at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland. The longtime Towson resident was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised in...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:17 PM
James Karas, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. welder who also owned and operated a Northeast Market lunch counter, died Friday of prostate cancer at his Baldwin home. He was 88.
The son of Greek immigrant parents, Mr. Karas was born in Weirton, W.Va., and...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Growing up in Dundalk, Kent Mosmiller knew about Sparrows Point Country Club. He spent summers on little boats along Bear Creek where he could check out the 40-foot cabin cruisers at the club marina and, beyond that, the green expanse of the golf course....
| Jun 23, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Louise V. Muhlbauer, a retired Hutzler's department store sales associate who enjoyed cooking and entertaining, died Wednesday of a stroke at Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. The former longtime Parkville resident was 90.
The daughter of...