Gavin Class, the Towson University football player who battled back from a near-fatal heatstroke, has won his bid to rejoin the team. A U.S. district judge ruled Friday that Towson must allow Class, a 22-year-old lineman, to suit up for the Tigers when they begin practice Aug. 9.
Right after the 2012 Super Bowl, someone stole a community sign in West Towson. Three years later, the sign has turned up — leaning up against a trash receptacle in an apartment complex where many of the renters are Towson University students
With dreams of eventually making it to the NFL, Winters Mill graduate Simeon Wright said he's taking it one step at a time. As a non-scholarship player with preferred walk-on status at Towson, there will be a roster spot for him following this season, though he still has to earn it through practice.
Under the shady cover of forested trails in Patapsco Valley State Park, the "villain of the valley" is lurking. In appearance, it's innocuous enough, easily confused by the casual hiker with some other weed. But wavyleaf basketgrass is a much more pernicious foe, Towson Professor Vanessa Beauchamp explained to a group assembled July 11 at the park's McKeldin area in Marriottsville.
Four A-10 Warthogs of the Air National Guard will fly over Towson to kick off the parade on July 4 at 10:30 a.m. Then will come the marching bands, the community groups, the grand marshals and representatives of Towson University as the featured community, according to Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce.
Maravene Loeschke, who stepped down from the Towson University presidency in December for health reasons, died Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 68 and had been diagnosed with adrenal cancer.
Phyllis E. Sachs, who was recognized by then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer for reviving the Neighborhood Design Center, which was facing closure in the 1970s, died Friday at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson of cancer. She was 92.
McDonogh coach Chris Robinson and Notre Dame Prep graduate Covie Stanwick have been named the coaches for the girls teams competing in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic July at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.
The Stoneleigh membership pool, which will turn 90 in August, is very much a community affair. It is co-managed by sisters with nearly identical cell phone numbers. The assistant manager (and head guard) grew up in Stoneleigh. We talk to them and families who belong to the pool club.
A search committee to choose the next president for Towson University held a public meeting Tuesday and only three people showed up, but they all wanted a president who will be sensitive to the town-gown aspect of the fast-growing university and its effect on surrounding neighborhoods.
Towson Area Citizens on Patrol will be handing out awards June 9 and among the honorees are Bernard Gerst, chief of Towson University's Police Department and his staff, and the late Bill Toohey, a longtime spokesman for county police.
Although he was presiding over his last commencement as principal of North Harford High School, Ed Herbold did not give a tearful speech, and he kept the proceedings moving in a brisk manner Wednesday as the 352 members of the school's Class of 2015 were celebrated.
Elizabeth Andreanna "Libby" DiNardo, an elementary school teacher who loved opera, travel and solved bad hair days with statement hats, died May 28, at Gilchrest Hospice Center in Towson from complications of a broken hip. She was 92.
Hundreds of students dressed in caps, gowns and academic regalia walked across the stage at McDaniel College on Wednesday afternoon to receive diplomas and certificates from Carroll Community College during the school's 22nd commencement ceremony.
A campaign to raise $10,000 for a Towson-based nonprofit has taught two Towson University students another lesson. As Rosemary Meister and classmate Nia Nyamweya launched a campaign for the Towson-based Asylee Women Enterprises, they learned about their own power to help those in need.
Jerry Savage, the former legendary basketball coach at Loyola Blakefield, died Saturday morning at age 77. On Feb. 23, Savage suffered an ischemic stroke, an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. While in recovery, he died Saturday of natural causes.
Jacqueline Miller, 24, will graduate from Towson University this week -- nearly 20 years after she was badly burned during a house fire. Though she lost her hands in the fire, she became a writer. One of the people who helped rescue her from the fire -- a gang-banger turned nonprofit leader -- will award Miller her degree.
Carol D. "Joey" Eustis, dean of the Community College of Baltimore County Essex Campus' School of Health Professions who earlier had been director of athletics and coached the women's basketball and field hockey teams, died May 9 of cancer at her Westminster home. She was 69.
Jean E. Kohlenstein, a retired teacher and accomplished baker whose recipe for butterscotch cookies made her a winner of the Baltimore Sun Holiday Cookie Contest, died Monday of angiosarcoma at her Ellicott City home. She was 72.