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April 25, 2013

In Brief - 04/26/2013

Mock crash drill

set at Northern

ACCIDENT — The Northern High School Emergency Services Club will hold a mock accident drill for students today at 2:20 p.m. at the school’s football field.

Taking part in the exercise will be club members, Northern Rescue Squad, Accident Volunteer Fire Department, Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and Maryland State Police. If there is a rainy day, the assembly will be modified to be held in the gym.  

The state police helicopter will be landing at the far end of the football field. The police have already visited and selected the area. This notice is to let the community know that this is only a drill and that the 911 call center is part of the mock drill and knows that there is no true emergency.

The drill is open to the public. Students will begin moving to the field at 2 p.m.


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MS walk scheduled

Saturday on canal

CUMBERLAND — Walk MS Cumberland 2013 will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Western Maryland Railway Station, 13 Canal Street, Cumberland.

Sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the walk is expected to draw more than 300 participants. Those walking are hoping to increase awareness of MS and raise money for research of the disease. The walk is described as a family-friendly 5-K event. Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A.

More information is available by calling the Maryland chapter at 443-641-1227 or by emailing Melissa.Ward@

Westernport water

outage Wednesday

WESTERNPORT — Water service will be disrupted for approximately four hours Wednesday in a section of Westernport. Affected will be Washington Street, Church Street, including all businesses; Maryland Avenue, including the UPRC; 306-308 Front Street, Philos Avenue from Main Street to Howard Street, Port West Plaza and Main Street, from state Route 135 to First Baptist Church.


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  • House of cards House of cards

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  • CORY ORNDORFF Green Spring man sentenced to 40 years for toddler’s death

    ROMNEY, W.Va. — Hampshire County Circuit Court Judge H. Charles Carl III sentenced 22-year-old Cory A. Orndorff of Green Spring to 40 years in prison for one count of child abuse resulting in the death of an 18-month-old child Wednesday morning.

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  • Glen Bell, a public information officer 900-acre Bear Den wildfire 70 percent contained

    CENTERVILLE, Pa. — A 900-acre wildfire on Wills Mountain in Bedford County was said Wednesday to be “the largest fire in Pennsylvania this spring season,” according to Cecile Stelter, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry public information officer.
    The fire that was reportedly situated mostly on state game lands began Saturday at about 2 p.m., with initial firefighting efforts handled by the Cumberland Valley Township Volunteer Fire Department at Centerville.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • System to provide firefighters quick access could be required in new Mineral businesses

    KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Commission agreed to look into the possibility of implementing an ordinance that would require new commercial businesses to install a KNOX-BOX Rapid Entry System.

    April 23, 2014

  • Puff & Stuff owners agree to settlement over claims they sold synthetic drugs

    CUMBERLAND — Charles and Traci Casey, owners of Puff & Stuff stores in Cumberland and LaVale, have agreed to forfeit $173,988.61, to settle claims that they sold synthetic drugs at their stores.

    April 23, 2014

  • Mall maulers

    Chad Trail, Rick Ryan, Mike Lawrence and Rusty Pyles, Cumberland Street Department employees, work on replacing the concrete strips that run between the bricks on the Downtown Cumberland Mall between Centre and Liberty streets.

    April 23, 2014

  • CHARLES  SEVERANCE W.Va. judge orders Severance extradited to Virginia

    WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., in the past decade should be extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge, a West Virginia judge ruled Wednesday.

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  • Keyser man faces charges in Easter incident

    KEYSER, W.Va. — Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney Jay Courrier is faced with deciding whether to charge a Keyser man with disturbing a religious worship.

    April 23, 2014

  • 43-year-old receives prison time for molesting his niece

    CUMBERLAND — A 43-year-old city man was sentenced Wednesday to a 10-year prison term for the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl, according to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County.

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