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Jun 4, 2012

Cumberland man seeks to open B&B in C&O Canal park

CUMBERLAND — A Cumberland man is fighting local land-use regulations in hopes of opening a bed-and-breakfast in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The Cumberland Times-News reports that Donelly Bohrer will get a hearing before the local zoning board of appeals on Wednesday. Bohrer says he bought 40 acres along the canal last […]

Mar 30, 2012

NewPage putting $15.8M into Allegany County paper mill

LUKE — NewPage Corp. says it’s planning $15.8 million worth of improvements to its paper mill in Luke despite the company’s financial problems. The Cumberland Times-News reports that Plant Manager Rick Watro announced the capital improvements during a meeting Thursday with the Allegany County Commissioners. He says the mill has added 25 workers since NewPage […]

Mar 5, 2012

Historic western Maryland bridge closed to visitors

GRANTSVILLE — A nearly 200-year-old bridge spanning the Casselman River in western Maryland has been closed indefinitely for repairs. The Cumberland Times News reports that parts of a stone wall have crumbled and fallen from the Casselman River Bridge near Grantsville. The damage was discovered Tuesday. The bridge was part of the National Road until […]

Mar 2, 2012

$100,000 settlement for coal miners’ families

CUMBERLAND — Two families will split $100,000 in a settlement of a wrongful death suit brought after two coal miners were killed in a high-wall collapse. The Times-News of Cumberland reports that the families of 51-year-old Dale Jones of Lonaconing and 38-year-old Michael Wilt of Frostburg and Tri-Star Mining and other defendants in the civil […]

Feb 24, 2012

USPS mail processing to end in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Postal Service says it will move its mail-processing operations in Cumberland to Johnstown, Pa. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the Postal Service announced the decision Thursday. The Postal Service says it hasn’t set a date for the transition. The American Postal Workers Union says the move will eliminate 30 jobs in Cumberland. […]

Feb 21, 2012

Cumberland Holiday Inn sold for $3.6M

CUMBERLAND — The Holiday Inn in downtown Cumberland has a new owner. The Cumberland Times-News reported Monday that CHPHC Hotel LLC of New York bought the 130-room property Feb. 8 from Maryland Motel Management Inc. State tax records list the sale price at $3.6 million. That’s $1.3 million less than the 2005 sale price of $4.9 […]

Feb 6, 2012

Prosecutor dropping charges against 2nd Maryland prison guard

CUMBERLAND — A prosecutor is seeking to have charges dropped against a second Maryland correctional officer accused of assaulting an inmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland. Garrett County State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch, serving as a special prosecutor, filed paperwork Jan. 31 in Allegany County District Court asking to have the case against […]

Feb 3, 2012

Assault charges dropped against guard at North Branch prison

CUMBERLAND — Prosecutors have dropped assault charges against a Maryland correctional officer for an incident in which an inmate was injured at the North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland. Court records show that two counts of second-degree assault against David Robey were dropped during a hearing Thursday in Cumberland. He and fellow officer Warren Mallow […]

Jan 12, 2012

Allegany, Garrett counties urge quick OK for safe gas drilling

CUMBERLAND — Two western Maryland counties that sit atop the Marcellus Shale geological formation are urging the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley to quickly approve safe drilling for natural gas. The Cumberland Times-News reports that all six county commissioners from Allegany and Garrett counties have signed a letter to O’Malley. It asks him to encourage […]

Dec 23, 2011

$60,000 deal ends Maryland inmate’s open-records case

CUMBERLAND — The state of Maryland is paying $60,000 to resolve a lawsuit that established that state prison inmates have the same right to public records as anyone else. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the state Board of Public Works approved the payment Wednesday to cover the inmate’s attorney fees. Former inmate Richard Massey Jr. […]

Nov 20, 2011

Doctor defeats lawsuit by kidney patient

A man who alleged a Cumberland doctor’s negligence cost him one and a half of his kidneys has lost a $1 million medical malpractice lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Bobby L. Willison, through his attorneys, said urologist Prabhakar Pandey violated medical standards of care by removing all of Willison’s right kidney after discovering […]

Nov 17, 2011

Cumberland man agrees to sentence for child porn bulletin

GREENBELT — A Cumberland man is agreeing to serve 10 years in federal prison for running a child pornography bulletin board with about 140 members. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein says 70-year-old George Sell pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to transport child porn. His sentencing is set for Jan. 25. Sell acknowledges he was the top […]

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