Allegany College of Maryland Physical Therapy Program students watch Wednesday as John Michaels, assisant director of Resources for Independence, operates the electric power lift on a Ford E-350 four-wheel-drive van that has been specially modified for his needs by the Ford Motor Co. Michaels talked to the students and answered questions before the demonstration. The floor of the vehicle has been lowered and the roof raised. Michaels drives the van using special controls.
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Damaged ash trees will be removed
Cumberland’s elected officials on Tuesday evening listened to a state forester talk about diseased ash trees in the city and then gave the go ahead to start felling some of them.
School board OKs base model design for new Allegany
The Allegany County Board of Education unanimously approved a $34.5 million base model design Tuesday for a new Allegany High School on Haystack Mountain.
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Legislation to bring financial relief to some school districts wins vote on Senate floor
A bill that could help school districts facing decreases in state aid because of declining student enrollment, such as Garrett County, has won an important vote on the Senate floor that bodes well for passage in the next few days.
Mineral Development Authority selects Kevin Clark as new director
Kevin Clark was recently named the new director of the Mineral County Development Authority by an ad hoc search committee. Clark, who will begin work March 15, replaces Mona Ridder, who retired effective Jan. 1.
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Gansler: Shielding bill would cut prison re-entry
Letting ex-convicts shield their criminal records from prospective employers could be the major step toward making Maryland’s prison re-entry rate plummet, Attorney General Doug Gansler said.
W.Va. health exchange enrollment lagging
West Virginia continues to lag behind the rest of the country in the number of younger people enrolled in health insurance through the federal marketplace.
County United Way short of $500,000 goal
Each hour of every day, United Way agencies help people in need.
Funding alternatives sought for Keyser library
Keyser Councilman Terry Liller wants the Mineral County Commission to form a committee to find alternative funding sources for the Mineral County Public Library.
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