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  • The keepers of Howard County history

    The keepers of Howard County history
    As a student at Atholton Elementary and Clarksville Middle schools, Mary Catherine Cochran said her eyes glazed over when teachers explained Civil War battles. It's not that she didn't appreciate history. She did — just on a more local level. "I...
  • Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland

    Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland
    Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War. One...
  • Past and present intersect in Grantsville

    Past and present intersect in Grantsville
    In a cabin built in the 1750s, just a few hundred feet from a 201-year-old stone bridge across the quiet Casselman River, a man sits at a slab of a wooden table, an array of carving tools spread before him. The rush of traffic from nearby Alternate U.S....
  • Preservation of Oella mill town brings honors for developer

    Charles Wagandt is waiting patiently. When he stepped up nearly 40 years ago to help rescue a town whose very existence was being threatened, recession certainly wasn't on his mind. But now, the nation's sluggish economy is his primary foe as he waits...
  • West Friendship Station 3 firefighters pull double-duty by dousing fire and delivering a baby Ewe

    During a Mother's Daybrush fire on Pfefferkorn Road, members of Station 3 not only took charge and doused the flames, but assisted in welcoming a brand new baby ewe who was born just minutes after the fire was extinguished. According to the operator of...
  • Traveling the National Road in Ohio

    Traveling the National Road in Ohio
    BLAINE, Ohio — The Blaine Hill Bridge is a monument to Ohio's past. The 385-foot, brick-paved bridge in Belmont County is also a surviving link to the historical National Road. It dates to 1828 and is the oldest surviving bridge in the Buckeye...