ELKTON — Councilman Bill Coutz (R-District 2) announced Wednesday evening that he will be running for county executive as a Republican, entering a crowded field for the 2020 primary election.

PERRYVILLE — Maryland State Police, with help from U.S. Marshals, have arrested the man they say led police on a high speed chase from Ocean City to Cecil County Friday morning.

ELKTON — Developers Stonewall Capital and Trammell Crow have teamed up with town and county officials with plans to build out a $700 million planned use development on the long-stagnant south side of Elkton, promising to transform the county seat’s future.

CHESAPEAKE CITY — Investigators from the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal are asking for the public’s help in determining how improvised explosive devices got onto a wooded lot owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after they were discovered Wednesday afternoon, officials reported.

ELKTON — Union Hospital announced Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent to merge with Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System, a longtime neighboring competitor and one-time partner.

CECIL COUNTY — The National Weather Service has placed Cecil County under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday as severe thunderstorms approach the region.

NORTH EAST — A Bay View-area family is forever changed after a Thursday evening crash claimed the lives of three young children and their uncle, and left their oldest sibling and grandmother with life-threatening injuries.

RISING SUN — Three Rising Sun Police Department officers are on administrative leave after they shot and killed an armed man Monday night inside his parents’ home northeast of town, according to the Rising Sun Police Department.

BALTIMORE — Starting in late October, motorists passing through the U.S. Route 40 Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge toll facility in Perryville will not be able to use cash, instead paying for the toll automatically using an E-ZPass transponder or paying at an increased rate once they receive …

ELKTON — After interviewing applicants late into Wednesday night, the Elkton Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Main Street business owner Rob Massimiano to the seat left vacant by the passing of Commissioner Mary Jo Jablonski in February.

PERRYVILLE — A sewage spill into Mill Creek resulted in some 200,000 gallons of wastewater being dumped into the area around the town’s wastewater treatment plant Friday morning.

ELKTON — Investigators have identified skeletal remains found in a wooded area near Elkton as that of 37-year-old Eric Martin Startt, who was last seen in that vicinity 10 months ago before he was reported missing, Maryland State Police officials reported Friday night.

ELKTON — Northrop Grumman is expanding its workforce at its newly-acquired location off U.S. Route 40, creating 175 new jobs in Cecil County within the next five years, according to state officials.

ELKTON — Investigators have arrested a second suspect in the murder of a woman who was beaten with a baseball bat inside her Elkton-area home in October — doing so after an autopsy revealed the victim also had been shot three times in the head and after informants then identified the alleged…