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PITTSBURGH — A clinical trial to fight COVID-19 has launched across UPMC’s 40-hospital system and uses multiple treatments tested in combinations.

KEYSER, W.Va. — Sudden demand for meat is causing the local farm market to fluctuate, down for some and up for others, stemming from the ongoing quarantine caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Brookdale Farm had to shut down its event building because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the greenhouse is open and budding full of plants, and dairy cows there are still producing milk.

GRANTSVILLE — U.S. Rep. David Trone announced Tuesday that the Garrett County Board of Commissioners will receive $1 million in grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission to construct an access road to connect U.S. Routes 40 and 219 in Grantsville.

An early-morning storm Wednesday downed trees and wires across the Cambria-Somerset region, causing hundreds to lose power, while closing more than a dozen roads in Somerset County, 911 officials said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to …

CUMBERLAND — North End customers are without water service Wednesday morning due to a leak on a 6-inch tank line, Cumberland Water Department officials said.

CUMBERLAND — City officials have accepted a $111,000 contract to demolish seven properties on Maryland Avenue while also approving the sale of the former East Side School land for $75,000.

CUMBERLAND — The new coronavirus could not have hit at a much worse time for the world of sports. As March Madness, the NHL and NBA playoffs and MLB Opening Day loomed, the virus wiped those slates clean for the foreseeable future with spring and warm weather on the horizon.

CUMBERLAND — Food banks and pantries across the Western Maryland region are adapting operating procedures to contend with the challenges of COVID-19 and a job-starved economy.

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds all anglers that under Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order, recreational fishing and boating are prohibited activities. 

The CARES Act, sometimes called the stimulus act, is the 852-page, $2.2 trillion bill that Congress recently passed to provide relief to individuals and businesses during the pandemic as we all stay away from being with others in this surreal world.

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.

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RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Michael "Mick" Charles Hatter, 59, passed away April 6, 2020. Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. (www.ScarpelliFH.com) entrusted with arrangements. Memorial service later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward funeral/medical expenses.

CUMBERLAND - Norma Lee Smith, 92, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Sterling Care Frostburg Village. Born on Sept. 20, 1927, in Keyser, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ira A. and Grace (Lyons) Biser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, T…