John Robinett of Mount Savage puts finishing touches on the O. Delbert Proudfoot marble rings at Cumberland’s Constitution Park. Robinett, whose son Brandon has been the city marbles champion for the past three years, re-poured two of the concrete pads and repainted all three rings. He made arrangements with the city Parks and Recreation Department to volunteer to complete the work and had the paint donated by Valspar. Brandon Robinett will return to the rings when the boys compete May 21. The girls are scheduled to begin the city tournament the day before.
- Local News
House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on Veterans Administration
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans’ health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.
10 things to know for today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- Gun law based on flawed estimate
- Pa. heart transplant recipient sentenced to 35 years in child porn case
Cemetery group renews funding request
A local cemetery organization revived a request for funding from marriage license fees at Thursday’s Allegany County Commission meeting. Backing the request were Del. LeRoy Myers Jr. and the Rev. Alfred Dees of the Metropolitan A.M.E Church.
Airport Authority to put Md. meeting act in bylaws
The Potomac Highlands Airport Authority voted 6-1 on Thursday to add the Maryland Open Meeting Act into their bylaws.
Project AIM discussed at teen pregnancy conference
Attendees at the recent National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference in Washington learned about how to maintain a successful project from Sharon Cihlar, sustainability coordinator for the Cumberland YMCA Project AIM.
- Deadly tornado rips through Virginia campground
- Hidden cameras and wild behavior
- Local students receive citation
- More Local News Headlines
- House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on Veterans Administration