A model of a Western Maryland Scenic Railroad train makes its way around a track shaped like Helmstetter’s Curve at Allegany County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. The barn, back, is a scale model of the original structure that existed in the 1970s. The Maryland and West Virginia Model Railroad Association member Richard Arnold of Cash Valley Road said he built the entire model from scratch with more than 160 man-hours. The association will hold open houses on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
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Investigation of Potomac Center abuse continues
A West Virginia State Police spokesman said the investigation into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of children at the Potomac Center in Romney is not near over.
W.Va. wraps up session shaped by chemical spill
Leading up to a midnight deadline, West Virginia lawmakers scrambled Saturday to give teachers raises, hike the minimum wage and impose a controversial abortion ban.
Vietnam says it may have found missing jet’s door
Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777 on Sunday, while questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated aircraft using stolen passports.
Lt. Gov. Brown discusses education, other issues
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was taking his campaign for governor into Allegany and Garrett counties this weekend on what he said was a chance to listen to the concerns of voters and talk about his plans should he be elected. Brown said while the emphasis may differ, voters from Baltimore to Cumberland and Oakland have expressed similar hopes and concerns.
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Board of education justifies new high school
Following the announcement of a $6.2 million shortfall in the proposed budget for the new Allegany High School, members of the Allegany County Board of Education recently took the opportunity to communicate what they feel are the strongest aspects of the new school project.
Bond bills presented to Senate committee
With a month left in the General Assembly session, a balanced budget is ready to be submitted next week, Sen. George Edwards said Saturday.
Three area men among new West Virginia state troopers
Three area men were among the members of the 63rd Cadet Class of the West Virginia State Police that graduated Friday in a ceremony held at the West Virginia State University in Institute.
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