| Apr 21, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Donald J. Lohr, 89, of Hooversville, died April 20, 2013 at Windber Hospice. Born Aug. 12, 1923 in Pretoria, the son of Herbert M. and Evalyn M. (Custer) Lohr. Preceded in death by parents; first wife Charlotte (Caldwell); two infant brothers; sisters...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The banner at Greenmount Avenue and Preston Street proclaims the Lillian Jones Apartments are coming. For the past year, I've watched this building take shape in a neighborhood that needed all the help it could get. Come spring, new tenants will begin...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:02 AM
In a bid to boost recycling and reduce litter, a trio of lawmakers announced plans Monday to push for legislation that would levy a refundable nickel deposit on every beverage container sold in Maryland.
But the announcement drew prompt opposition from...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
J. Dennis Carper, a Baltimore County marina owner and yacht builder who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of stroke and dementia complications Dec. 25 at his Essex home. He was 91.
Born near New Castle, Va., he worked on the family farm at...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Without the preservation of physical mementos, we are lost. We cannot know who we are unless we can see and touch the remnants of the key events in our past.
America would be diminished without Independence Hall, Boston's Old North Church, the Liberty...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 12:44 PM
The five-pointed star, made of stainless steel and dozens of heavy-duty light bulbs, looks deceptively simple. Its symbolism is anything but.
Not long after Bethlehem Steel built the Sparrows Point steel mill's massive "L" blast furnace in 1978,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Walter Gilliam, who rose from a being a sandwich maker and dishwasher to become a chef at the old Haussner's Restaurant in a career than spanned more than 50 years, died Monday of complications from a stroke at his East Baltimore home.
He was 91....
| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| Dec 16, 2012
The great steel mill of Sparrows Point is gone, and it's never coming back. Local, state and federal officials, along with union leaders, made a valiant attempt to find a new operator who would restart production there, but it was not to be. The plant's...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:27 AM
The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained more urgency last week as the final hopes of the steel mill reopening were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:26 PM
My Hall of Fame — for which I am seeking nominations over the next few weeks — includes several exhibits involving wild campaign fliers.
Tony Rybak's amazing "Diamond Johnny Callahan" flier, for example, featuring Rybak's mayoral opponent...