| Feb 14, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Marie C. Vrany, a retired secretary who once foiled a pickpocket while on vacation in London, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at Carroll Hospital Center. She was 90.
The daughter of a Patapsco & Back River Neck railroader and a homemaker,...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Using their keen eyesight, octopi stare at the world from two beady eyes. They maneuver through the sea with four pairs of bilaterally symmetrical arms that bear suction cups. They possess a hard beak — similar to that of a parrot, the only hard...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 3:39 PM
World War II veteran John Dicks, 86, has already given his country so much. And yet he finds that he wants to give more.
The Baltimore resident volunteers two days a week at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center, a facility within...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 11:10 AM
W. Kennedy Cromwell III, a retired foreign service officer who spent the majority of his 32-year career in Africa, died Dec. 13 from complications of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville.
The former Washington and Annapolis...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:11 AM
In what is probably a prelude to an expected run for governor, Harford County Executive David R. Craig resumed last week his complaints about unfunded mandates.
To be fair, Craig has been outspoken on the subject for many years, both as a Havre de Grace...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Howard H. Seliger, a retired Johns Hopkins University biology professor who fulfilled a childhood fascination with fireflies by later investigating the science behind their light-making properties, died of coronary artery disease Dec. 20 at his Mount...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Aaron Margolis, an attorney active in Zionist organizations, died of complications of a pituitary adenoma Feb. 10 at the North Oaks Retirement Community. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 87.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Minnie and...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Commerce Corp., a Maryland-based distributor of lawn and garden supplies, said Thursday it is laying off some employees as it seeks to find a buyer or develop a new format.
CEO Richard Lessans said the privately held company is still trying to...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:01 PM
A smoking ban went into effect at the start of 2012 for all properties owned or leased by the Harford County government, with one exception, the Circuit Courthouse on Bel Air's Main Street. There would still be a designated smoking area away from building...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
William Charles Brubaker, a retired aeronautical engineer who was a founding trombone player in the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital of complications from injuries he suffered near his Lutherville home. Family members said...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Charles Nelson Wells, a retired owner of a printing firm and a World War II veteran later honored for his service with a Congressional Gold Medal, died of a blood disorder Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital. He was 87 and lived in Lochearn.
Born in Baltimore and...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 5:11 PM
The Rev. John Paul Buchheister Sr., a retired pastor who had been a United Methodist Church district superintendent, died of cardiac failure Saturday at Oak Crest Village. He was 87 and had lived in Lutherville.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Harry...