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Mars Super Markets, a family-owned fixture in Baltimore's grocery landscape since the 1940s, will close its stores this summer, laying off hundreds of employees amid declining sales and intense competition.

While Weis Markets agreed this week to buy five of the chain's 13 stores, the eight remaining...

Posted: 2016-05-26

A Baltimore man in his early twenties who had been reported missing was found dead of a possible heroin overdose in some woods in Joppa on Monday, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded at about 10:10 a.m. for a call of a body found in the woods, spokesperson Cristie...

Posted: 2016-05-25

Aberdeen High School senior Stephanie Jones took inspiration from her recovery after an ankle injury when designing her Science and Mathematics Academy capstone project, which is based on whether strength and balance training, or wearing a brace, is the better option for athletes who want to strengthen...

Posted: 2016-05-25

The Harford County Council approved the $655.1 million operating budget proposed for 2017 by County Executive Barry Glassman, with few amendments, at the council's Tuesday meeting.

The capital budget, meanwhile, originally proposed at $80 million, was increased by about $225,000 due to funding...

Posted: 2016-05-25

The Harford County Deputy Sheriff's Union, which has overseen a massive community fundraising effort that has netted hundreds of thousands of dollars for the families of two slain Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, has severed its relationship with a local business owner who sold T-shirts...

Posted: 2016-05-25

Harford County Public Schools officials and County Executive Barry Glassman joined Monday in recognizing faculty and staff from Abingdon Elementary School Monday for saving the life of a student who went into cardiac arrest two months ago.

"Harford County Public Schools is extremely proud of the...

Posted: 2016-05-24

Eric Daxon, a Harford County Public Schools parent, acknowledges that his 7-year-old daughter tells him "no" – when he tells her to do something – "on a regular basis."

Daxon says members of the county's Board of Education should have taken the same stance earlier this month when federal government...

Posted: 2016-05-24

An urgent care clinic with a possible fast-food component is proposed for Forest Hill, while a warehouse building is also in the works for Hickory, north of Bel Air.

Harford County's Development Advisory Committee reviewed plans last week for an ExpressCare facility on the west side of Route 24,...

Posted: 2016-05-23

The City of Havre de Grace recently agreed to buy two electric cars and plans to buy two more, in hopes of taking advantage of the low speed limit around most of the city, Mayor Bill Martin said at Monday's City Council meeting.

Havre de Grace already has taken delivery of a Polaris GEM car, whose...

Posted: 2016-05-20

A therapeutic horseback riding program run by a local non-profit is no longer moving to Oakington Farm near Havre de Grace, prompting Harford County government to revise its proposed 2017 budget and to abandon a capital project with an estimated cost approaching $3 million.

Chesapeake Therapeutic...

Posted: 2016-05-19
Thousands of U.S. troops are serving overseas, and many are in danger every day. A lab in Maryland is working to keep them safe.
Posted: 2016-05-19
The family of a 19-year-old man struggling with depression has questions after a sheriff's deputy fatally shot him.
Posted: 2016-05-19

Bel Air High's Andrea Sipos and John Carroll's Kurt Rawlings were named the 2016 recipients of $5,000 scholarships from the Al Cesky Scholarship Fund Wednesday.

They, along with 22 other seniors from Harford County's 12 public and private high schools, were honored as this year's winners of the...

Posted: 2016-05-19
A Harford County couple was sentenced Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar tax scheme.
Posted: 2016-05-18
Aberdeen police are seeking the public's help in finding two men who committed an armed robbery.
Posted: 2016-05-18

An Aberdeen Police Officer found a pleasant surprise curled up next to the front wheel of his patrol car Sunday.

Officer Jason Neidig snapped a photo of a baby deer, peacefully sleeping on a sunny sidewalk next to the car's passenger side.

Aberdeen Police Department tweeted the photo Monday, writing:...

Posted: 2016-05-18

Transgender students may soon be accommodated in bathroom and locker room facilities in Harford County Public Schools, in accordance with a federal mandate, but some in the community appear to be uneasy, if not downright hostile, about the change.

The accommodations follow an advisory issued Friday...

Posted: 2016-05-18

Havre de Grace's three returning council members – Steve Gamatoria, Michael Hitchings and Dave Glenn – were sworn in for new two-year terms Monday night.

The six-member council also agreed to have Gamatoria continue serving as president for another year.

Just 16 percent of the city's registered...

Posted: 2016-05-17

Twenty-four graduating high school student-athletes, representing Harford County's 12 public and private high schools, will be honored at the 31st Annual Al Cesky Scholarship Fund's awards banquet Wednesday night at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, beginning at 6 p.m.

Two of the scholarship winners,...

Posted: 2016-05-17

The Harford County Board of Education and the local teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement that will give about two-thirds of those represented by the union pay increases of approximately 8 percent starting in July.

Under the accord between the school board and the Harford County...

Posted: 2016-05-17

Mia Skaggs, an Edgewood High School junior and a member of the school's First Ladies of Edgewood mentoring group, fought back tears as she described how much the group has helped her and how she wished the group was around when she was a child.

"When I was that 9-year-old girl living in a one-bedroom...

Posted: 2016-05-17
Aberdeen police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who committed an armed robbery.
Posted: 2016-05-16
Someone in Harford County has a $1 million second-tier Mega Millions winning ticket.
Posted: 2016-05-15

Transgender students in Harford County Public Schools will be permitted to use the restrooms of the sex they identify with, not their biological sex, in accordance with federal guidelines issued Friday, school officials said.

"In the last month, legal developments at the federal level have occurred...

Posted: 2016-05-13

A Joppa man was arrested after a 7-Eleven in Edgewood was robbed at gunpoint, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported.

Jacob Thames, 32, of the 900 block of Joppa Farm Road, allegedly entered the convenience store, in the 1000 block of Gateway Road, at about 3:28 a.m. Wednesday while "wearing...

Posted: 2016-05-13

An Abingdon man was ordered held without bail for allegedly trying to distribute heroin and other drugs in the Route 24/924 business area on Monday, according to charging documents.

Armahn A. Harris, 30, of the 3000 block of Raking Leaf Drive, allegedly sold heroin to two other people near the...

Posted: 2016-05-13

More than a dozen members of the Harford County Deputy Sheriff's Union blasted Harford County Executive Barry Glassman's administration for not funding deputy raises in the proposed 2017 budget, challenging Glassman's claims that the budget prioritizes public safety and education.

The budget offers...

Posted: 2016-05-12
A group of law enforcement officers in the middle of a four-day, 280-mile bike ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., made a special stop Wednesday in Harford County.
Posted: 2016-05-11

The first of two public hearings, hosted by the Harford County Council, on the proposed budget for fiscal 2017, lasted 12 minutes Thursday evening.

The council is hosting a second and final hearing, scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at C. Milton Wright High School. After that, the council's...

Posted: 2016-05-11

Among the sea of faces in Gov. Larry Hogan's reception room Tuesday morning was a yellow, furry one, with droopy ears and gentle brown eyes.

Kilo the therapy dog posed for pictures with Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, at the governor's fourth bill...

Posted: 2016-05-10

In the three months since two Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies were shot and killed in the line of duty, nearly three-quarters of a million dollars has been raised to help their families through the Harford County Deputy Sheriff's Benevolent Fund.

As of Monday, more than $771,000 had been...

Posted: 2016-05-10
From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office: The Police Unity Tour will be stopping at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Southern Precinct on Wednesday morning (May 11th) to place a wreath at the base of the law enforcement officer’s memorial and then continue on their 280 mile ride to Washington DC. Riders from the Maryland / […]
Posted: 2016-05-10
MDOT unveiled the new design of state IDs and driver's licenses Monday afternoon.
Posted: 2016-05-09

It is an uneasy time to be a law enforcement officer, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz told the crowd gathered under a tent at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Friday afternoon.

"The past 12 months were especially painful in the public safety community," Kamenetz said, noting the national...

Posted: 2016-05-09

Maryland highway deaths rose by 17.5 percent to 520 last year, including 22 in Harford County, prompting state transportation officials and police agencies to voice their concerns and pledge to lower the totals.

For Harford, which saw five more fatalities last year compared to the previous one,...

Posted: 2016-05-06

A Harford County Sheriff's Deputy, on patrol in the 3100 block of Laurel Bush Road in Abingdon, helped an elderly man escape from his burning house early Thursday morning, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

Betty Kraus, who owns the house with her husband, Albert, was asleep...

Posted: 2016-05-06
One person was injured in a Harford County fire.
Posted: 2016-05-05
The spreading heroin problem is being described as cheap, powerful and plentiful, and it's probably in your backyard.
Posted: 2016-05-05

The two Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies who were shot to death in the line of duty in February will be among those honored at the annual Fallen Heroes Day Tribute this Friday at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, along with a peace officer from Bel Air whose 1920 death had been...

Posted: 2016-05-05

Aberdeen's City Council and Board of Elections discussed changing election guidelines Wednesday in light of the unusual election results of last November, but Mayor Patrick McGrady assured the charter would not be changed overnight or without a public hearing.

The three members of the city's Board...

Posted: 2016-05-05
Charles Schwenz and Charles Schneider just met, but the two share a powerful bond in the sacrifices of their sons.
Posted: 2016-05-04

Even though the public hearing won't be until next month on legislation to approve a new county master plan – called HarfordNext, future development issues took center stage during Tuesday night's Harford County Council session, as two people expressed sharp views about what their respective areas...

Posted: 2016-05-04
From One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning: This year the children who play with the Edgewood Rec Baseball and Softball league may have more than just a home field advantage. When they play their opponents, they will also be safer. Recently, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® based in Aberdeen, donated $5000 to the local […]
Posted: 2016-05-02
The state's fire marshal and Howard County police are investigating a playground fire that happened at 7400 Eden Brook Drive.
Posted: 2016-05-02
A Harford County 10-year-old boy is proving you don't have to be an adult or raise a lot of money to make a difference.
Posted: 2016-04-29

With a mini-boom of apartment construction in progress in Harford County, school planners are starting to question the conventional wisdom that apartments produce fewer students than single family houses or townhouses.

How these apartment developments will affect enrollments at individual schools,...

Posted: 2016-04-29

Harford County will have three designated drop off sites for citizens to safely dispose of their leftover prescription medications - no questions asked - on National Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 30.

The Harford County Department of Community Services Office of Drug Control Policy, Harford...

Posted: 2016-04-29

The Harford County Health Department's first series of spring rabies clinics vaccinated 618 pets at three locations on Sunday, a spokesperson said.

Another series of clinics is slated for this Sunday, May 1, at the following locations:

• Aberdeen Fire Department, Rogers and Franklin streets, Aberdeen;

...
Posted: 2016-04-29
A woman has been arrested and charged in the stabbing of a 17-year-old girl over a Snapchat feud.
Posted: 2016-04-29
As part of ALS Awareness Month the Brigance Brigade Foundation is partnering with 10 Maryland bars and restaurants for its first ever ALS Bites! Campaign in May.
Posted: 2016-04-29