WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump's style, and he was going big with a “special evening” that could bring tens of…

SPRINGFIELD, W.Va. — Construction that got underway late last month to replace the John Blue Bridge is expected to last until next fall, state highway officials say.

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Anyone who wants to learn more about U.S. history from a local perspective might consider planning a visit to Ashby’s Fort Museum & Visitors Center, located just off state Route 28 in Fort Ashby.

OAKLAND — A  Garrett County man remains jailed Friday after leading sheriff's deputies on a chase through downtown Oakland streets in which at least two sheriff's office cruisers were hit before a citizen rammed the suspect vehicle at a convenience store parking lot.

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Public School System announced that students in the graduating Class of 2020 have been accepted to 43 different colleges, universities and technical schools across the country.

LAVALE — When Life Fitness Management, a health club, opened its doors in LaVale 12 years ago, the owners Amy Schwab Owens, Greg Dull and Brenda Owens envisioned a facility where people would gather to be heathier, fitter and happier though whole-body wellness.


The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday said residents should prepare for a mandatory face mask order as the state's new coronavirus cases rise to their highest level since the pandemic began.

CUMBERLAND — With Independence Day falling on a weekend and there being an expected, according to AAA, heavy dose of drivers on the road, due in part to COVID-19's crushing impact on other modes of travel, Maryland State Police will be out in full force targeting speeding, impaired and distr…

GRANTSVILLE — Aleeseea Jones, a Grantsville resident and college student at Liberty University, is feeling more independent after being recently presented with a car as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for Vehicles for Change.


MCHENRY — Appointment-free COVID-19 testing will be available at the Garrett County Fairgrounds on Friday as county officials announced that five staff members at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home in Oakland have tested positive for the disease.

FROSTBURG — The mayor and city council held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss and approve two resolutions regarding prior Real Estate Tax Set-Aside agreements involving the Pritchard Farms housing development.

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LAVALE - William Orion Walker, 87, of LaVale, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020. The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com), is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.