Welding Sparks Ignite Fire, Destroying Forest Hill Barn

Welding sparks and wind gusts worked in unison to ignite nearby hay and start a fire that destroyed a barn in Forest Hill on Wednesday morning. Just before noon on Wednesday, emergency personnel were dispatched to the 100 block of Chestnut Hill Road in Forest Hill, Harford County where a one-story agricultural barn was fully […]

More than 2,000 Cigars Destroyed in Pylesville Shed Fire

A cigar humidor containing more than 2,000 cigars was among the property lost when fire destroyed an outdoor shed in Pylesville on Wednesday evening. Just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, emergency personnel were dispatched to the 4000 block of Heaps School Road in Pylesville after the report of an outdoor shed fire. The owner of […]

DeBonis and Smith Tied for Final Aberdeen City Council Seat After All Votes Counted; City Attorney Consulted

When the dust settled Thursday and all 1,799 ballots cast in Aberdeen’s 2015 Municipal Election had been counted, candidates Sean DeBonis and Stephen Smith remained tied for the fourth and final seat on the city council, with exactly 655 votes apiece. After the polls closed on Tuesday evening, sitting city councilman Smith was leading newcomer […]

McGrady Elected Mayor of Aberdeen; Taylor, Landbeck, Lindecamp Elected to City Council; Smith/DeBonis Still in Play

Four years ago, Patrick McGrady lost his bid to become mayor of Aberdeen to incumbent mayor Michael Bennett by about two dozen votes. On Tuesday night McGrady avenged the loss, defeating three-term mayor Bennett by 50 votes and securing his seat in the mayor’s office. In 2011, Bennett eked out a tougher-than-expected win against challenger […]

5 Candidates Seek 3 Seats in Bel Air Town Commissioner Race

With longtime town commissioners Robert Reier and Edward Hopkins not seeking re-election, five candidates – including one incumbent – have lined up for a seat at one of the three positions with expiring terms on the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners. While her two colleagues are not running to retain their seats, incumbent town […]

Apple Festival Preparations Ignite Fire in Historic Dublin Church

Parishioners setting up extra stove in preparation to bake apple cakes for the Darlington Apple Festival this weekend inadvertently sparked a fire in an historic Dublin church. Upon plugging in the stove, just before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, two burners were on and ignited a Tupperware box while the parishioners were in another room of […]