Yough Lake rec areas closed
FARMINGTON, Pa. — Several recreation sites at Youghiogheny Lake have been closed temporarily due to high water following recent rainfall, the Army Corps of Engineers said Friday.
The sites include Mill Run Recreation Area; partial campground closure, beach and launch ramp, Jockey Hollow Boat Launch, Tub Run Campground; beach and walk-in tent sites, Spillway Recreation Area and beach.
All facilities identified are expected to remain closed through the holiday weekend. For more information, call 814-395-3242 or 814-395-3166.
Rain location set
for Sunday concert
CUMBERLAND — In the event that inclement weather interferes with the Potomac Concert Band’s Sunday concert in Constitution Park, the performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Washington Street.
Admission is still free and open to the public.
Yough Lake rec areas closed
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Isaac Sponaugle seeking re-election to West Virginia House of Delegates
FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Del. Isaac Sponaugle of Franklin announced recently that he will seek re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates for the 55th District. Sponaugle will be seeking his second term as delegate after having been first elected in 2012.
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