Every year is filled with hopes and fears, surprises and the mundane.
For Harford County, 2015 was an especially eventful year, but not always for the right reasons.
From January to December – and certainly beyond – the county was gripped in the throes of a heroin abuse epidemic that resulted in numerous deaths, grieving loved ones and a need to fight back, which is exactly what happened.
It was also a difficult year for first responders, as the Harford Fire and EMS Service experienced its first line-of-duty death since the 1990s and fires killed two people.
There were happy stories, too: state championships, a National Blue Ribbon School honor, celebrations and accolades for our communities.