LAVALE — The Allegany County Republican Central Committee will meet Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at Henny’s Grill and Bar on National Highway.
Food, toy drive
for area children
KEYSER, W.Va. — Veterans for Children will hold a food and toy drive at the Keyser Walmart on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nonperishable food items as well as new unwrapped toys are in great need. The nonprofit, tax-exempt organization distributes toys, food and clothing to needy area families.
For more information, go to www.veterans for children.com or call 240–522-6880.
for school board
OAKLAND — The deadline for applicants interested in a vacancy on the Garrett County Board of Education has been extended to Oct. 14.
The county commissioners will appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of Donald Forrester’s term, which will end in December 2014. Forrester retired effective Sept. 30.
Applicants must reside in Commissioner District I and should submit their letter of interest and credentials to Monty Pagenhardt, county administrator. Questions may be addressed to Pagenhardt at 301-334-8970.
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Overturned tanker upsets Oakland
OAKLAND — Two large commercial wreckers were being used at mid-afternoon Wednesday to upright a tanker full of liquid propane that overturned several hours earlier in downtown Oakland and forced evacuation of the business district.
Park Service opens Canal Classrooms
CUMBERLAND – The National Park Service held a ribbon-cutting event Wednesday for a new program called Canal Classrooms, which will offer students pre-K through fifth grade accredited classwork on the Canal Place grounds.
Eversole named 2014 Kelley Award winner
KEYSER, W.Va. — Keyser High School senior Cody Eversole was named this year’s J. Edward Kelley Award winner during a ceremony Wednesday morning at Potomac State College.
The award is presented to an outstanding male student-athlete in each year’s senior class.
South Cumberland home rebuilt after fire
CUMBERLAND — A South Cumberland home destroyed by fire last July was given a second chance recently after the owner decided he wanted to remain a part of the neighborhood and had his house rebuilt.
- School vaccination requirements change
Mineral BOE gives $18K to library
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to give the Keyser-Mineral County Public Library $18,000 for fiscal 2015 and to give the Piedmont library an additional $1,000 out of carryover funds.
Local family says hosting New York City children in summer is ‘wonderful experience’
CUMBERLAND — Sonya and Christopher Morgan of Cumberland always planned on a hosting a child through The Fresh Air Fund Volunteer Host Family Program. “Christopher always said once we had kids of our own we were going to do it. When our son turned 6 we said, ‘OK, let’s do it,’” said Sonya.
City, county officials to talk baseball at work session
CUMBERLAND — During today’s Allegany County Commission work session, a proposal to study the possibility of bringing a professional-level baseball team to the area will be vetted again, this time with participants from the city of Cumberland.
Report: High-quality child care lacking in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Child care programs of minimum or unrated quality are watching over about 93 percent of West Virginia children enrolled in them, a report released Wednesday said.
Hinebaugh seeks Garrett County commissioner post
Jim Hinebaugh recently announced his candidacy for Garrett County commissioner. A Garrett County native and lifelong Republican, Hinebaugh graduated from Southern High School and attended Frostburg State University before entering the U.S. Army via the draft. After serving as an enlisted member, Hinebaugh completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He retired as a colonel/06 in 1995 with almost 29 years of service including eight years overseas.
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