Cumberland Times-News


  • Riptides Riptides

    Many tri-state area residents typically vacation in Ocean City, Virginia Beach or Myrtle Beach during the summer. Two recent riptide drownings in Ocean City should make beach-goers more cautious of the ocean.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cooperstown doors should swing open for Rose

    It would be simple to study Pete Rose’s record as a player with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies and determine whether he should be elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Certainly. Absolutely. Without a doubt.

    June 22, 2014

  • No surprise No surprise

    It’s an excuse that’s so old, lame and worn-out that it has become a cliche.
    Some of us tried it when we were young and didn’t know better — it never works — although we know of at least one time it actually happened. The teacher believed it because the student turned in the shredded and slightly soggy remains of his paper.
    You’ve heard it: “The dog ate my homework.”

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dan’s Mountain WMA road project enters final phase Dan’s Mountain WMA road project enters final phase

    And now ... Phase 2.
    Phase 1 of the Dan’s Mountain Wildlife Management Area’s road construction was completed a couple years back, extending a good, graveled road 1.5 miles uphill from the public campground alongside U.S. Route 220 in the Rawlings area.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Outsourced Outsourced

    The Maryland Board of Public Works recently voted to pay a Colorado company $1 million to study whether our state’s public schools receive adequate funding.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Moon-watching easy when you know how

    Long before the first writing (scratches on clay tablets) appeared, our early ancestors noticed that the moon went through a regular cycle of shapes in about 30 days.

    June 21, 2014

  • There are some debts you can never repay

    Today’s column will be relatively short, as my columns go, for reasons that should become apparent, and I thought long and hard before writing it.

    June 21, 2014

  • Bad habit Bad habit

    A recent survey by a public opinion research firm has some troubling results. Twenty-three percent of parents with children age 3 and under have deliberately left their child alone in a vehicle.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Crooks Crooks

    Do you ever wonder, “What were these people thinking?” We do.
    It’s not unusual for our daily Police Log to report on an arrest made by an officer who stopped a car on Interstate 68 or some other highway for going considerably faster than the speed limit, then discovered the car was laden with narcotics.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reign of the entire planet is at stake

    I’ve given up my LeBron Hate. Don’t misunderstand, I have no LeBron Love or even LeBron Like. It’s more like LeBron Lethargy, although that’s probably too strong of a way to describe my indifference because, while I never root for his teams, it’s impossible to take your eyes off him when he’s playing.

    June 15, 2014