NEW YORK (AP) — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200.

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LONDON (AP) — Americans braced for what the nation's top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.

CUMBERLAND — Several area players, highlighted by Frankfort’s Jansen Knotts, were mentioned on the West Virginia Class A, AA and AAA All-State teams when they were unveiled earlier this week by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

KEYSER, W.Va. — DECA members from around the state of West Virginia who gathered for the state Career Development Conference and Competition included 10 Mineral County Technical Center students.

The month of March has been totally unbelievable as a virus from China has brought America and Cumberland to nearly a complete standstill. As I write this column I find myself in the house under orders from the governor and trying to make the best out of a horrible situation.

• Allegany County Public Schools will reclaim April 9 as a makeup day. Teachers and students will continue with online learning platforms and supplemental work. ACPS will be closed April 10-13 for the Easter break. Student meals will not be available on those days. The third marking period r…

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FROSTBURG — Dr. Jesus Tan has announced his retirement effective June 26. He has arranged for Gonzaga Family Health to continue care for his patients.  

MCHENRY — The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will host a business assistance webinar on the recently enacted CARES Act and programs designed to provide disaster assistance for businesses and organizations impacted by COVID-19 on April 7 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

CUMBERLAND — Chris Mathews, an independent LPL Financial adviser at First Peoples Wealth Management Services in Cumberland, was recently named to LPL’s Patriot’s Club. The award is presented to less than 9% of the firm’s more than 16,000 financial advisers nationwide.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened …


PARIS (AP) — A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding five others in an act that led authorities to open a terrorism inquiry.


NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving device…

CUMBERLAND — A city man was arrested Friday afternoon after an alleged assault at a Weber Street home, Cumberland Police said.

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WILEY FORD, W.Va. - Richard Eugene "Mayor of Wiley Ford" Rummer, 65, of Wiley Ford, passed away Friday, April3, 2020, at home. He will be cremated, services at a later date. Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., is assisting.

OAKLAND - Esther V. Beachy, 91, of Oakland, died April 3, 2020, at her home. Services will be private. Interment will be in Gortner Amish Cemetery. Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Oakland, is in charge of her arrangements