Cumberland Times-News

October 9, 2012

In Brief - 10/10/2012


Cumberland Times-News

Westernport to flush water system

WESTERNPORT — The town of Westernport will be flushing the water system beginning today at 8 a.m. each day with Westernport Hill, downtown and Franklin-Brophytown on the first day. Water may be discolored and have low pressure.

• Thursday: Oakview Drive, Jamesson Avenue, Kalbaugh Street, Gordon Street, Howard Street, Smoot Street, Clay Street, Philos Avenue, Central Avenue, Miller Street, Quality Street, Park Street, Greene’s Addition, Roosevelt Street, McKinley Street, Greene Street, Brashear Street, Duckworth Street, Spring Street, Riordan Road, bottom of Ross Street, 300 block of Baughman Street.

• Friday: Horserock, Arnolds Lane, Cosgrove Lane, Stoney Run, Kelley Avenue, Marsh Avenue, Likens Street, top of Ross Street, 200 block of Baughman Street.

Martin’s recalls gelato product

CUMBERLAND — Martin’s Food Markets has removed from sale Talenti chocolate peanut butter cup gelato due to possible salmonella contamination in the peanut butter.   

 All sell-by dates of the product are included in the recall.  

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Martin’s for a full refund.   

For more information, call 612-455-8104, 888-814-4268 or go to www.martinsfoods.com.  

 County to discuss transportation

CUMBERLAND — Maryland Department of Transportation acting Secretary Darrel Mobley will participate in a 3 p.m. public meeting Thursday in Room 100 of the Allegany County Office Building on Kelly Road. The focus will be the Consolidated Transportation Program, Maryland’s six-year capital budget for transportation projects.  

W.Va. candidates reminded of laws

CUMBERLAND — With the general election coming up, West Virginia Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox wants to remind all political candidates and groups of the strict regulations regarding outdoor advertising.

“The law bans political signs and stickers from right of way locations, especially highway shoulders, traffic signs or devices, trees, stones, fence posts and utility poles,” Mattox said.  “In addition to being illegal, political bumper stickers on (Division of) Highways’ signs cost state taxpayers thousands of dollars each year because signs must be replaced. DOH workers will pull any signs from state right of ways and, for a short time, will store them in county highways offices to be picked up by candidates or their representatives.”

Violation of these laws may result in fines.

Copies of the outdoor advertising laws can be obtained by calling William Light at the Traffic Engineering Division in Charleston at 304-558-9341.