Anyone who walks or drives around Cumberland sees plenty of American flags displayed on homes, in addition to the Stars and Stripes found at post offices and other public buildings and even in rows atop poles along city streets. It’s not uncommon to see them rippling on passing motorcycles a…

Although there is some debate about the intent behind a dummy hanging from a tree in a local front yard, the display is clearly in poor taste and reflects very badly on our community at a time when so many are working to improve the racial climate.

Each week the Times-News editorial page features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

Wearing a mask has been politicized. That’s a shame, because COVID-19 doesn’t care if you lean left or right, or keep firmly to the center.

Though most mines have closed and consumption is a fraction of what it was in the past, Western Maryland is still considered coal country. The mascot for Mountain Ridge High School is a miner for a reason.

Not many people would disagree that 2020 is proving to be one for the history books: The shock of a worldwide pandemic and great social unrest stemming from the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died at the hands of police in Minneapolis on May 25 that was captured on a cell…

Infectious disease specialists and other health care professionals agree that testing people to determine if they have COVID-19 is crucial to stopping the spread of the dreaded illness. Folks who know they’re infected can stay home and keep it to themselves.

The following editorial appeared in the Wall Street Journal on June 11. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Times-News:

The following editorial from The Register-Herald of Beckley, West Virginia, appears here in abbreviated form.

Each week the Times-News editorial page features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

Father’s Day — which is Sunday — is the perfect time to show appreciation for male parents and all they do for their families. It’s a day for dads.

Today is a holiday across the United States that many people whose ancestors weren’t enslaved may not know about, much less celebrate.

Sometimes, we as journalists adopt terms that could fall into the category of bureaucratese, defined as “a style of language held to be characteristic of bureaucrats and marked by abstractions, jargon, euphemisms and circumlocutions.”

Last week’s announcement that medical cannabis company Grow West had purchased 11 acres at the Riverside Industrial Park on Kelly Road is another boost for Allegany County’s economic future.

The following editorial on removing Confederate statues, provided through The Associated Press, appears in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Each week the Times-News editorial page features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

The following editorial appears in The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Times-News.

The following editorial on defunding police, made available through The Associated Press, appears in The Washington Post.

The following editorial, made available by The Associated Press, appears in The Miami Herald on the killing of George Floyd, subsequent protests and racism in the United States.

The following editorial appears in The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Times-News.

Each week the Times-News editorial page features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

Each September, a count is taken, and in 2019 it was estimated that fewer than 1,000 veterans of D-Day remained alive.

The anger and protests that follow the death under questionable circumstances of African-Americans in the custody of white police officers or at the hands of white civilians are understandable and a justifiable demonstration of the American freedom to demand fairness and justice.

If you’re tired of being cooped up, few remedies for cabin fever are better than a day spent fishing. 

Most of us frequently get unsolicited credit card applications in the mail and, if we have our wits about us promptly throw them out.

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MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Travis R. Troutman, 32, of Meyersdale, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 29, 2020, at UPMC Western Maryland. Born Aug. 10, 1987, in Cumberland, he was a son of Vondell E. and Glynnis L. (Hollada) Troutman. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Helen and Ca…