TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE CRASH

Two people were taken to the hospital, and are listed in serious condition, following a motorcycle crash in Frostburg last night. Just before 8 p.m., a crash was reported in the 300-block of East Main Street in Frostburg, near Mountain Ridge High School. The operator and rider were taken to UPMC-Western Maryland. Frostburg City Police…

DOWNTOWN ROADS TO BE CLOSED

The Cumberland Engineering Department says portions of two streets in downtown Cumberland will be closed, at different times this week, to allow for roadway repairs. Centre Street, from Union to Frederick Street will be closed through tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. And, Liberty Street, from Frederick Street to Pershing Street, will be closed tomorrow through…

GARRETT FIRE DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE FUNDING

Volunteer Fire Departments in Garrett County will receive just over a million dollars, in support of recruitment and retention activities. The award comes from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. The announcement was made by U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin,…

BERKELEY SPRINGS MAN CHARGED WITH DISRUPTING SERVICES

Berkeley Springs resident Jeremiah Goodwin has been charged with disrupting a Sunday church service and was forcibly removed from the Union Chapel United Methodist Church on Valley Road there. Goodwin, according to reports, began “acting strangely, and wanting to get children in the church to sign water bottles for him.” He was removed once but…

MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT, DRUG CHARGES

Cumberland resident Llamar Leon Jones was being held without bond, following an alleged assault incident in the 100-block of Independence Street. The victim claimed Jones assaulted them, and police observed visible injuries. During a search, officers found suspected heroin on Jones. He received a District Court hearing, and was held at the Allegany County Detention…

FUNDING GAP REMAINS FOR DOWNTOWN PROJECT

There is a $2.5 million funding gap for the Baltimore Street Redevelopment Project, but it is hoped it can get underway before late summer or fall of next year. The project has been delayed, due to oversight and review required by state and federal agencies. Construction most likely will begin in mid-2021. The total amount…

GARRETT COUNTY MAN DIES IN CRASH

Mountain Lake Park resident Freeman Eckenode was killed Friday evening when a car hit the lawnmower on which he was riding. The crash occurred at the intersection of Oakland Drive and Pensinger Boulevard. Eckenode was struck from behind by a car, driven by Harold Fike of Oakland. The investigation of the accident is continuing by…

AL-GAR MERGES WITH CHESSIE F.C.U.

Al-Gar Federal Credit Union has merged with Chessie Federal Credit Union; the merger became effective August 1st. Al-Gar had operated a branch on Paca Street in Cumberland and one on Bishop Murphy Drive in Frostburg. Richard “Doc” Daugherty noted that Chessie wanted to locate a branch office on West Side and in Frostburg, and that…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS SIX NEW COVID-19 CASES

The Allegany County Health Department is reporting six new cases of COVID-19. The latest positives include a boy in his teens, three women in their 20’s, a man in his 40’s, and another man in his 60’s. None of the new cases has required hospitalization. The cumulative case count for Allegany County now stands at…

AEON, PHARMACARE ANNOUNCE COVID-19 TESTING PARTNERSHIP

Aeon Technologies, LLC in Frostburg has announced a partnership with the PharmaCare Network, in offering daily COVID-19 testing services. Beginning October 1st, Aeon Technologies will be building on the success of two COVID-19 testing drives it established on the Frostburg State University Campus, by offering services to the general public. Swabbing will be done by…

TEN NEW COVID-19 CASES IN ALLEGANY COUNTY

As of Friday, the Allegany County Health Department has reported ten new cases of COVID-19. None of those cases has required hospitalization. The latest positives include a male child under the age of ten; male and female teens, three women and two men in their 20’s, a man in his 30’s and a man in…

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