DEATH RULED HOMICIDE

The death of Swanton resident Stephen Savage has been ruled a homicide. Savage got into a fight with another man on his property last Thursday, with Savage sustaining blunt force injuries. He was flown to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown for treatment, but died Saturday night. The cause of his death was sepsis, which…

HUNT CLUB URGENT CARE OPENING TODAY

UPMC-Western Maryland will reopen its Hunt Club Urgent Care facility today. The former Western Maryland Health System had operated the Hunt Club Urgent Care for 28 years but was forced to close the facility in late January, while it pursued a Certificate of Need, required by the state of West Virginia. The C.O.N. was grated…

WORK SESSION SET FOR CUMBERLAND STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

There will be a public work session to permit the Cumberland City Engineer and EBA Engineering to present preliminary plans for the future Cumberland Street Bridge project. The project will replace the steel plate girder bridge with a new structure between North Spruce Place and North Lee Street. The project is being funded through the…

DR.SPIGGLE PASSES AT 85

Area physician, Dr. Wayne Spiggle, passed away Friday at the age of 85. Dr. Spiggle had been a co-founder of Braddock Medical Group, an attending physician at both Sacred Heart and Memorial Hospitals, and President of Med Chi, the Maryland State Medical Society. He is survived by his wife, Betty, a brother and his children…

“BACK THE BLUE” RALLY HELD IN CUMBERLAND

Hundreds attended yesterday’s “Back the Blue” Rally at City Hall Plaza, to honor law enforcement, correctional officers, juvenile detention workers, and court security personnel. Tanya Gomer, one of the organizers of the event, noted she learned of a similar rally in Annapolis recently, and felt that something should be done locally.

ATTEMPTED MURDER WARRANT ISSUED FOR SPRINGFIELD MAN

Springfield resident Wes Allen Barrett is being sought on a charge of attempted first-degree murder, following a stabbing July 19th at a home on Purgitsville Pike. No further information was released about the incident by the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office. The stabbing is the second major crime in Hampshire County this month, as the investigation…

LAW ENFORCEMENT RALLY SET FOR SUNDAY

A “Back the Blue” rally, in support of the men and women of law enforcement, will take place in Cumberland Sunday. Hours for the rally are 3 to 5 p.m. in front of City Hall. Participants are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. Several speakers will be part of the event, and…

PENCE VISITS SOMERSET COUNTY

Vice-President Mike Pence visited Somerset County yesterday, as part of the “Great American Comeback Tour” event, hosted by America First Policies. During remarks at Guy Chemical, the vice-president made note of the fact that, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the company-after receiving FDA approval-quickly began producing hand sanitizers and providing them across the state, and…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

FIVE ADDITIONAL COVID-19 CASES

The Allegany County Health Department has reported five additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 267. The latest cases involve a man in his 70’s, a man and woman in their 50’s, and two females in their teens. None has required hospitalization. As of Friday, a total of 11,187 Allegany County residents…

GARRETT COUNTY REPORTS ONE NEW COVID-19 CASE

The Garrett County Health Department has received a positive COVID-19 result for one more person, bringing the county total to 45. The new positive case is an asymptomatic female in her 80’s, who is isolating at home. The final results are in  for community testing held on July 17th; there were just under 530 total…

HOGAN EXPANDS MASK ORDER

Beginning tomorrow, all Marylanders will be required to wear masks in the public areas, and also outdoors, when it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Governor Larry Hogan also issued a public health advisory, for residents to avoid traveling to states with spiking metrics, such as Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. He says that whether…

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