Cumberland Times-News


  • Black bear biologist explains new hunt

    The Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service has abandoned the bear harvest quota system in use for 10 hunting seasons and has set the next two hunts at four days apiece.

    April 5, 2014

  • Lew who? He’s a man we should remember

    If I could travel back in time (physically, anyway), there are places I’d love to visit.

    March 29, 2014

  • Which species is truly the most successful?

    When the question of success is raised, most of us think of lavish homes, sports arenas, cars or stocks owned.

    March 29, 2014

  • Curtis, Grant stand out in tourney

    The Western Maryland USBC Association Tournament was held at The Bowler over two weekends.  BJ Curtis won the All Events title with 2,213 (an average of  245 for 9 games).  David Yates came in second at 2,186 and Troy Cubbage finished third with 2,148.

    March 25, 2014

  • You zig to the left and then zig to the right

    I try to tell people the newspaper contains a wealth of useful — and sometimes vital — information, but few of them listen to me.

    March 22, 2014

  • Earth’s climate keeps changing, but why?

    Earth’s climate has been subject to change, long before humans walked the Earth. Why should the climate change?
    The Earth is a dynamic planet, subject to the shifting of the crustal plates (which can lead to increased volcanic eruptions), the advance and retreat of glaciers and changes in the Earth’s motion about the sun (Earth’s axial tilt and the varying ovalness of the Earth’s orbit).

    March 22, 2014

  • Free-range reminiscing and occasional nostalgia

    When I was in grade school, (many more years ago than when either of you were in grade school) my daily winter (fall, spring) routine included walking to school across a railroad track.

    March 22, 2014

  • Lannon sets Sport League record with 810 series

    Bobby Lannon rolled the first 800 series in the 10-year history of Sport Leagues in Western Maryland. Lannon’s 810 series featured a 289 game and was 112 pins higher than the next best series that evening. It was rolled on the Kegel Winding Road Pattern.

    March 17, 2014

  • You’re by yourself, but not really alone

    Whatever it is — or whoever — it has an affinity for doors, stairways and electronic gadgets that act up for no apparent reason.

    March 15, 2014

  • History book starts from the beginning

    There is a new world history book, using a great variety of graphs. It is the collaboration of an Italian graphic designer, Valentina D’Efilippo and British journalist James Ball.
    Their book is “The Infographic History of the World,” published this year by Firefly with ISBN – 13: 978-1-77085-316-4.

    March 15, 2014