CUMBERLAND — The Joe Howser Charitable Corp. was recently established to provide scholarships to high school students seeking higher education and raise mental health awareness.

SPRINGS, Pa. — The Springs Historical Society, along with the Mountaintop Cruisers Car Club of Garrett County, will join in hosting a first for Springs — a cruise-in — on Aug. 10 from  9 a.m. to noon.

LITTLE ORLEANS — Spencer Hose of Little Orleans has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy through a nomination submitted by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen. 

CUMBERLAND — When was the last time you dug in the dirt for viruses? Took a field trip to use an electron microscope? Or named a bacteriophage as part of a national research project?

CUMBERLAND — David Wakelyn, founding partner at Union Square Learning, a nonprofit that helps educational organizations develop innovative ideas and achieve better results, recently authored an article highlighting how Allegany County Public Schools are beating the odds in math achievement a…

• Regan Clark, Cumberland, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of Wooster in Ohio during May commencement exercises. Clark was an English and art history double major who graduated magna laude. 

• Patrick Lee, Swanton, was named to the dean’s list for spring semester at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute. 

 CUMBERLAND — Fort Hill High School student Carl Eckard took second place in the Senior Individual Performance category at the 2019 Maryland History Day competition held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

CUMBERLAND — Abigayle Spangler, a ninth grader at Fort Hill High School, was chosen by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education to represent  Allegany County in the new Student Ambassador Program.

FROSTBURG — The following students from the area have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University.

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ROMNEY, W.Va. - Viola Ansley Combs, 87, of Romney, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Friends will be received at Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, on Monday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. Visit for c…