I-95 crash snarls traffic near Joppa

Crash AccidentCrews are on the scene of a Wednesday night crash along Interstate 95 near Joppa.

The crash was reported at about 6:30 p.m. along northbound I-95 prior to the Mountain Road exit (exit 84).


Injuries have been reported and the 2 left lanes are blocked for crash cleanup.

Motorists should expect delays in the area.

Harford County to begin dredging to improve Joppa waterways

Mariner Point ParkHarford County is beginning a $640,000 dredging project in Joppa to provide safe, navigable ingress and egress to Foster Branch Channel and Spur, the Taylors Creek West Entrance Channel, and Rumsey Island Outfall.

The project is expected to be completed by February 15, 2019 with Waterway Improvement Fund grants from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Boating Services Unit, and matching funds from Harford County government under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman.


All areas of Mariner Point Park will remain open during the project, which will involve placing approximately 7,600 cubic yards of dredged material in a designated area, separated by berms from the rest of the park.

The Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation conducts periodic dredging to help maintain adequate water depth for safe vessel navigation while expanding and enhancing access to public boating facilities.

Crash with injuries reported in Joppa

Joppa Crash 20181014Crews are on the scene of a Sunday afternoon crash in Joppa.


The crash was reported at about 2:30 p.m. on the ramp from Mountain Road onto southbound I-95.

Injuries have been reported.

Motorists should use caution in the area.


Mountain Branch Golf Club owners file for bankruptcy

Mountain BranchThe owners of a local golf club and restaurant have filed for bankruptcy.

Jazpal LLC, listed as the owner of Mountain Branch Golf Club on Mountain Road in Joppa, filed for Chapter 11 on September 4, according to court documents.

Chapter 11 gives a company protection while it attempts to restructure its debts. The golf club and restaurant remain open.

The club’s principal owners are brothers Konstantinos (“Gus”) and Vasilios (“Bill”) Vasilakopoulos.

Together, the brothers also own the Speakeasy Saloon in Canton.

Gus and Bill purchased Mountain Branch in August 2012.

Mountain Branch Golf Club is located at 1827 Mountain Road in Joppa.

A meeting with Mountain Branch’s creditors has been set for Wednesday, October 10, 2018.