November - Harford voters elect new county executive, sheriff as GOP steam rolls election
By ROBIN BENJES | AEGIS STAFF
Dec 31, 2014 | 6:56 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan visited Harford County in advance of the general election. Five days later, he rolled up a huge vote in Harford on his way to being elected governor over Democrat Anthony Brown.
There was a near Republican sweep of local offices during the general election in Harford County. The GOP won every office except the delegate's seat in District 34B that went to Mary Ann Lisanti. Barry Glassman was voted in as the next county executive and Jeffrey Gahler was elected sheriff, defeating incumbent Democrat Jesse Bane.
The Harford County Board of Estimates approved a $1 million purchase of three waterfront lots in Havre de Grace. The properties on Water Street along the Susquehanna River will be used as a park.
Bel Air won a Class 3A regional final in girls soccer and Fallston won a Class 2A regional final.
North Harford's Nick Framsham won the Maryland State Cross Country Championship by less than a second. It was the closest and the fastest race for the state title in four classes.
Veterans were honored on Veterans Day in ceremonies in Bel Air, Aberdeen, and Havre de Grace.
Harford County dedicated its new $50 million Emergency Operations and 911 Center at 2220 Ady Road in Forest Hill. The new Department of Emergency Services facility will be home to the 911 Center, the Emergency Operations Center, Emergency Preparedness and Planning Branch, Training and Quality Assurance Branch, the Harford County Hazardous Materials Response Team, Technical Rescue Team, Community Outreach, the administrative offices of the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association and the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Foundation.
A triple stabbing in Edgewood left 15-year-old Esmeralda Hernandez dead and her twin sister and mother injured. The Edgewood community mourned the loss with a candlelight vigil and Edgewood High School held a school-only memorial to honor the life of Esmeralda (Melay) Hernandez. A Bel Air man, described as a relative, was charged with first degree murder.
Harford County Public Schools enrollment fell by 0.79 percent with the county falling to eighth in enrollment in Maryland.
Ralph Lincoln Klein, founder of the nine-store Klein's ShopRite of Maryland supermarket chain and a major philanthropist in his native Harford County, died Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Hooper House Hospice in Forest Hill. He was 88.
Starting Jan. 1, 2015, the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace will adopt a tobacco product ban on their campuses, including no longer allowing tobacco use in parked vehicles.