Maryland environmental regulators were in talks with a Western Maryland paper mill about how to significantly reduce the facility’s output of a harmful pollutant when its owner shocked state officials last week by announcing plans to shutter the 131-year-old factory.
Luke Mill, an economic engine in Western Maryland for 131 years, will close by June 30, owner Verso Co. announced Tuesday. The shutdown means 675 people spread across Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia will lose their jobs, the company said.
he success in renegotiating NAFTA offers a useful opportunity to look back over 25 years to its first passage and its impact on one Baltimore company, Ellicott Dredges, which in 1993 unwittingly became the national poster child for NAFTA.
Ride the Ducks, which runs amphibious boat attractions, operated in Baltimore until 2009, when it shut down shortly after its workers sought to unionize. A Ride the Ducks boat in Missouri sank on Thursday evening, killing 17.
Michael C. "Mike" Loucas, a retired Baltimore County physical education teacher who earlier had been a boxer, died Saturday of complications from dementia at Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Community Living Center which is part of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 81.
A new union-sponsored advertisement featuring the defunct Sparrows Point steel mill blames the loss of manufacturing jobs in Baltimore on American trade policy as the U.S. considers a new trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Environmentalists and others fed up with litter are making a pitch in Annapolis for a statewide ban on plastic bags. But the effort faces long odds, with powerful industries opposed and many lawmakers skittish of any proposal that could cost or inconvenience consumers.
With $55,218.33 raised in the six months between Jan. 8 and June 8, Nick Stewart, an Arbutus resident, commercial litigation attorney at the Saul Ewing law firm in Baltimore and a former speechwriter for Gov. Martin O'Malley, leads the crowded field of District 12 candidates when it comes to campaign donations.
Maryland's manufacturing job losses — the result of cutbacks, shutdowns and technological innovations requiring fewer people — are among the nation's steepest. Advocates say it's not too late to reverse that.
A monument that stood alongside Dundalk Avenue for two decades, recognizing Sparrows Point steelworkers killed on the job, was moved to a county park to give it a new lease on life as the union local that commissioned it shuts down.
The bankruptcy that led to the Sparrows Point steel mill's closure upended the lives of thousands in the Baltimore region. Two former steelworkers — and the family of another — on hardship and unexpected happiness in the first year after steel.
Hundreds of people gathered on site and online Wednesday for the first public opportunity to buy the silenced remains of the Sparrows Point steel mill — from forklifts and slab haulers to cabinets and snowblowers.
Bankrupt RG Steel's unsecured creditors are seeking permission to go after Ira Rennert — the billionaire whose company created RG to buy Sparrows Point — for allegedly worsening the steel mill owner's situation for his own benefit.
One of the owners of Sparrows Point broke its silence on the bidding process Thursday to say it didn't turn away any "qualified parties" interested in operating the steel mill, implying that the groups the local union said wanted to restart parts or all of the plant did not have the financial wherewithal to make the purchase.
Several hundred former Sparrows Point workers gathering Monday for details of their steel mill's demise heard from union leaders that at least two groups had wanted to restart the plant but weren't given the chance.
The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained even more urgency last week as the final hopes of reopening the steel mill were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches for hundreds.
The owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill plan to raze the closed plant, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Thursday, as political leaders from Towson to Washington mourned the loss of a landmark that once employed tens of thousands.
An out-of-state steelmaker has bought the most valuable piece of the Sparrows Point plant to use as spare parts, likely signaling the death knell for hopes that the steel mill would be purchased by an operator and reopened.