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SUSPECT TO BE RETRIED FOR MURDER

Taj Green will be recharged in the September 2011 shooting that killed a man and seriously injured his brother in Ridgeley. Evidence has been received that have led the Mineral County Sheriff's Department to believe Green was the one who fatally shot Ryan Henry, and seriously injured his brother, Richard. Green, along with Tavon Kearney and Rasjahnon Roberts were initially indicted in September of 2012 in connection with the incident.

 

ACTIONS TAKEN BY ANIMAL SHELTER BOARD

The Allegany County Animal Shelter Foundation has instituted a number of measures involving animal control, following the dog abandonment case on McGill Drive. Becky McClarren of the Shelter Foundation says that actions include the creation of a second telephone line, dedicated to animal control calls only; management will also review the previous day's phone log to guarantee all animal control issues have been addressed. The Shelter has, according to a statement read by Ms. McClarran, are accepting responsibility for the role in which the speed of the team's response played in the severity of the tragedy.

 

COMPTROLLER OPENS CUMBERLAND OFFICE

Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot has opened a Cumberland branch office in the Allegany County Museum building. An official ribbon cutting was held yesterday, even though the office has been open since July 1st. It offiers a broad range of services so taxpayers don't have to travel to the agency's primary offices in Annapolis and Baltimore. On hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, including state, local and city officials. Former Maryland Speaker of the House Cas Taylor, who served with Franchot in the General Assembly, was also on hand for the ribbon cutting.

 

MCDA DISCUSSES CARPENDALE PROJECT

The Mineral County Development Authority is moving forward on establishing a bridge from Carpendale to Bowling Green. Two West Virginia state legislators have contacted Sam's Club about locating in the Carpendale area, and there has been some interest in establishing a boat launch in the area as well. The town is also looking toward a back-up water system; the request is among the Top 15 projects in the Region VIII Planning and Development Council's list of projects.

 

MAN ARRESTED ON SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE

A Cumberland resident has been charged with second-degree assault and fourth degree sexual contact, following an alleged incident in mid-July. Paul Harman allegedly approached a female acquaintance while she was asleep and touched her without consent. He was released pending trial at Allegany County District Court. The victim did not require medical attention.

 

MAN ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGES

Twenty-three year old Dustin Edwards was arrested by Cumberland City Police, in connection with two theft incidents in the first week of August. Edwards was accused of stealing a car battery from a vehicle in the 500-block of Cumberland Street; he is also accused of stealing electronic items from the 300-block of Cumberland Street. He was charged with theft of less than $1,000, along with theft of less than $100. He was released, pending trial in District Court.

 

TWO HOME INVASIONS REPORTED IN SOMERSET

Somerset Borough Police are investigating two home invasions that happened just hours apart. In the first, an intruder went to a home on Sanner Street where a woman and 82-year old were held at gunpoint, with the suspect demanding money. The man attacked the intruder with a stool, and he left. In the second, a masked man went into a home on Rosina Avenue, and forced an 82-year old woman to drive to an ATM, to get money. Surveillance video is being reviewed for any additional leads.

 

SOMERSET MAN FALLS FROM ROOF

A worker with Beckett and Sons contracting fell from a roof, while working at a home on Seneca Trail. It had been raining at the time, and the worker was putting sheeting on the roof to prevent rain from getting inside the home, when he fell. He suffered a head injury and was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

 

"GREEN SCHOOLS" TOUR CONCLUDES TODAY

The U.S. Department of Education concludes its "Green Ribbon Schools Program" in West Virginia today. Earlier this week, the tour made a stop at Petersburg Elementary School. The program recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, and feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces.

 

MAN SENTENCED FOR SELLING HEROIN

Twenty-three year old Alexander Chase Rayner has been sentenced to 15 months in jail, after pleading guilty to distribution of heroin. Rayner sold the heroin to a man who later died of an overdose. He had originally been sentenced to seven years, but all but 15 months.

 

TICKS LOVE CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is connected to all kinds of "critters," with a new National Wildlife Federation report detailing how those changes are affecting the outdoor experience in Maryland. N.W.F. senior scientist Doug Inkley emphasizes that hunters, anglers, bird-watchers and hikers have long known they have to cover up and watch for stinging and biting insects, but the risks are multiplying as seasons arrive earlier and later.

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WOMAN HELD ON $500,000 BOND

Twenty-eight year old Jessyca Kimble is being held on $500,000 bond, in connection with the stabbing death of her husband, Edward, late Tuesday afternoon. She is being charged with second-degree murder and related counts, after the two had an argument, which turned physical. Edward Kimble was stabbed in the upper left chest area, and he was pronounced dead at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center early Tuesday evening.

 

ALLEGANY, GARRETT RECEIVE  WATER FUNDING

Allegany County will receive the bulk of funding for water projects, as announced by Maryland United States Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin. Locally, nearly $4 million in loans and $762,000 in grants are being obtained through the U.S. Department of Agriculture rural Development Water and Wastewater Disposal Program. Much of that funding will be used to replace the Wright's Crossing pump station, which is in danger of failing and presents a public health risk. LaVale will receive a loan to install a water tank, and Oakland is being granted $30,000 to help fund the cost of a preliminary engineering report and environmental report to make improvements to its water facilities.

 

MAPLEHURST AUCTION ON HOLD AGAIN

A planned auction of the Maplehurst Country Club and golf course was canceled yesterday, so that a new loan contract could be finalized. The lien holder, First United Bank and Trust, foreclosed on the club due to two unpaid debts. An auction was canceled last month when an unnamed Frostburg businessman was given time to consider purchasing the mortgage. The club is still open for business.

 

HOPE REMAINS FOR FROSTBURG CINEMAS

There is hope for re-opening the Frostburg Cinemas 1-2-3, as the former R/C Theatres are trying to affiliate with California-based Movie Heroes. The first thing residents need to do, is to log on to the site at "moviesheroes.com/frostburg," and sign up for a $19.95 per month subscription service. There are other rates for couples and families. Once the theatre re-opens, subscribers could see as many movies as they would like, without additional charges.

 

MCDA DELAYS AUTOCROSS LETTER

The Mineral County Development Authority has decided to delay sending a letter, supporting the Autocross event at the airport, until legal issues are resolved with the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey has ruled that the airport authority should follow that state's open meetings law, not Maryland law, and that should be included in the by-laws.

 

FAILURE TO APPEAR WARRANT ISSUED

A Cumberland man, Edgar David Johnson, was arrested on a failure to appear warrant in Allegany County District Court. Johnson allegedly threatened to burn down a property on Altamont Terrace in May of this year. He was taken to District Court and held on $3,000 bond.

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL CONVOCATION HELD

The 5th annual Back-to-School Convocation was held this week at Fort Hill High School. The Fort Hill show choir, The Sentinel Sounds, sang the National Anthem; the Fort Hill Marching Band provided the pre-program entertainment. One of the highlights of this years' program featured a memorial tribute video to former ACPS Teacher of the Year, Lee Ann Zlomek, who recently lost her battle with cancer. The winners of the 2014 "You Raise Me Up" awards were Susan Sommers, instructional assistant at Mountain Ridge High School, and Olin Perkins, recently retired physical education teacher at Cash Valley and West Side Elementary Schools.

 

PENNSYLVANIA TO UPGRADE AIRPORT FACILITIES

The Bedford County airport will benefit from a $3.4 million statewide investment, as announced by Governor Tom Corbett. Bedford will receive $187,500 to expand public parking at the facility. The statewide upgrades will provide more than 8400 jobs at 20 Pennsylvania airports. The state funding comes from the state's jet fuel tzx, and leverages $1.5 million in local matching funds.

 

COAL MARKET IN PENNSYLVANIA DISCUSSED

The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance recently held a summit in Somerset County to talk about coal production potential, and its future sustainability. The local economy in Somerset could take a huge hit, if the local mines idle for good. PBS Coals has laid off 255 workers since 2012; and, just last year, 134 more were out of work. Coal executives have noted that coal's biggest opponent is the federal government.

 

BERKELEY SPRINGS MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia resident Wesley Andrew McCoy has been arrested and charged with murder, following the stabbing death of Justin Harold Buell of Great Cacapon. McCoy and his girlfriend had been arguing inside a residence on Route 522; Buell and at least three other mane arrived at the home, where McCoy and Buell began to scuffle. Buell ran, and McCoy chased him, and allegedly stabbed him in the neck. McCoy is being held without bond.

 

AUDIT FINIDS FAULT WITH STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE

The Maryland Department of Legislative Services Office of Legislative Audits has found that the Office of the State Medical Examiner failed to comply with regulations, requiring competitive bidding in procuring medical supplies. The OCME says it will make the changes, to make sure state rules are followed. The Chief Medical Examiner's Office also says it will conduct an internal audit of all corporate purchasing card expenditures.

 

BINGE DRINKING REPORT RELEASED

The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems has found that nearly half of Maryland's college students engaged in binge drinking during the past month. While the study shows Maryland campuses or no better or worse than other colleges, officials are determined to be better. University of Maryland Professor Amelia Arria says existing strategies are being refined as a result of the latest data received.

 

 

LOCAL NEWS


WOMAN CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE MURDER

Twenty-eight year old Jessyca Laine Kimble has been charged with second-degree murder, after stabbing her husband, Edward Allen Kimble at their Broad Street residence in Midland. They had been involved in an argument, when Ms. Kimble allegedly stabbed him in the upper left chest area, with a steak knife.  Mr. Kimble went to a neighbor's house, but collapsed on the porch. His body will be taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. Ms. Kimble received an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner, and the investigation is continuing.

 

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST DOCTOR

A lawsuit has been filed against former MedExpress Doctor William Dando. In the suit, a Keyser woman is alleging Dando fondled her during an examination for a fall she suffered in September of last year. She contends MedExpress knew, or should have known, about Dando's 1987 conviction and incarceration for raping a woman at gunpoint in her home near Orlando, Florida. His license has been suspended and a trial for allegedly molesting another woman is set for September 3rd.

 

ACCIDENT VICTIM IDENTIFIED

A Virginia man has been identified as the person killed on Saturday evening in Oldtown. Fifty-three year old George Offerman suffered fatal injuries, when he fell from the tailgate of a pickup truck, operated by Peter Fred Hart of Sterling, Virginia. Two others, who were injured in the accident, were not identified. Hart was charged with driving under the influence, but no criminal charges were filed in connection with the death of Offerman.

 

MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY CHILD ABUSE

Thirty-five year old Andrew Christopher Conner is being charged with felony child abuse, resulting in injury, in connection with an incident where a one-year old child was impaled by scissors last week. The mother of the child and Conner were arguing at the Pine Wood apartments, when Conner became upset and hurled the scissors across the room, striking the child in the temple. The scissors lodged about two inches deep in the child's head. He underwent surgery in Morgantown. Conner is being held on $5,000 bond.

 

TWO HOMELESS AFTER FIRE

Two people were left homeless after a fire on Church Street in Deer Park late Monday. Homeowner Joseph Harper and a child were displaced by the fire. Nobody was home at the time. Damages are estimated at approximately $185,000, and the victims were assisted by the American Red Cross.

 

KEYSER HIRING NEW OFFICERS

The Keyser City Police Department is hiring two more officers to replace a pair who are departing. One officer recently left, to follow his wife to Petersburg, where she had been hired for a better paying job. The other officer went to the Mineral County Sheriff's Office. The city police force includes 11 sworn officers, but because of attrition, it is often undermanned.

 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY, SHERIFF WARN OF SCAMS

Both Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins and Sheriff Charwin Reichelderfer are warning against scams seeking the immediate payment of money. In the most recent scheme, a caller, with a Middle Eastern accent, identifies himself as a sheriff's deputy, calling from the Detention Center. The caller demands a sum of money to avoid arrest. In another, the caller claims to need bail money immediately, and banking information is given to the caller. Both incidents are scams, according to the District Attorney and Sheriff.

 

MARYLAND PSC APPROVES SURCHARGE

The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a request by Columbia Gas of Maryland, to impose a $2.00 monthly surcharge on residential customers. The utility says this will help pay for nearly $50 million in gas supply-line improvements. The PSC has determined that the request meets the requirements of a state law that allows utility companies to institute a surcharge to help finance infrastructure improvements.

 

BEDFORD COUNTY ROAD CLOSURE

Beginning today, a portion of Route 31 near the intersection of Powell Road in Harrison Township (Bedford County) will be temporarily closed. The closure is necessary to replace a failing pipe. The roadway is expected to be closed through Friday afternoon. Traffic will be detoured, using Route 30, Route 160, and Route 31.

 

WOMAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON

Twenty-four year old Clear Spring resident Brittany Michelle Ice has been sentenced to four years in prison. Ms. Ice, who was pregnant at the time of her arrest, entered Alford pleas to charges of second-degree assault and transporting a handgun in a vehicle. She also entered a similar plea to possession of marijuana.

 

APPALCHIAN MOUNTAIN I.R.T. CONTINUES THROUGH TOMORROW

The Appalachian Regional Training exercise, or I.R.T.,  is continuing through tomorrow at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Free services are being offered to area residents in the medical, dental, and optical fields, and spay/neutering and rabies shot for pets through the HRDC, Allegany County Health Department, Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Western Maryland Health System. The work is being done by the Navy and Army Reserve's 48th Combat Support Hospital. Lt. Col. Janice Baker, of Fayetteville, North Carolina-working in veterinary services-says one of the goals is to ensure the health of animals in the area.

LOCAL NEWS


FRACKING STUDY INCONCLUSIVE FOR TOURISM

A study of the impact of gas drilling in the westernmost part of the state has proven inconclusive. How fracturing would affect tourism in Garrett County was part of a discussion yesterday at Frostburg State University. To be included in a final report will be an admission on the committee's lack of information on the tourism impact, along with the lack of a cost analysis of a potential disaster, such as widespread contamination of drinking water.

 

BRIDGE WORK TO BE FINISHED NEXT YEAR

Work on the Crosstown bridge and other portions of Interstate 68 should be finished by the spring of next year. Workers are currently blast cleaning and painting the bridge in the vicinity of Centre Street. They are also repairing concrete in the area near Canal Place and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. There will be at least one more closure of Centre Street sometime next month.

 

WINIFRED ROAD REPAIRS CONTINUE THORUGH TOMORROW

Repairs to a sewer main in the Winifred Road right-of-way will be extended through tomorrow. The project will replace 80 feet of 10-inch sewer main. The repairs were to have been finished yesterday, but additional work was necessary to finish the repair. Winifred Road will be closed between Oldtown Road and Michigan Avenue.

 

ROUTE 219 BRIDGE OPENED

The Maryland State Highway Administration has re-opened the Route 219 (Garrett Highway) Bridge over Cherry Creek near Oakland. It has been closed since mid-June, and is re-opening earlier than expected. Crews removed the old bridge, and built a new one, in time for the start of the new school year. The original bridge was built in 1922.

 

WATER OFF IN PORTIONS OF WESTERNPORT

Water will be off for about four hours today, in certain areas of Westernport. The water will be shut off in the 300 and 400-block of Vine Street, Division Street, from Vine to Walnut and the 300-block of Rock Street.

 

PHONE OUTAGE FOR MINERAL COUNTY

Repairs will be taking place on the phone communication lines in Mineral County Thursday evening, beginning at about 10 p.m. The outage will last about 8 hours. Frontier Communications says residents in the Keyser, New Creek, and Fountain areas, who are on the "788" phone exchange will be affected by the work. For those customers, there will be no dial tone during the 8 hour time frame. The Mineral County "911" Center has been notified of the outage.

 

MAN HELD ON $50,000 BOND

Twenty-seven year old Demond Scott is being held on $50,000 bond, following a domestic assault incident in the 300-block of Springdale Street. Scott got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend, and as she tried to leave, he is accused of repeatedly kicking her, pushing her against a wall,  and trying to strangle her. He also allegedly assaulted the victim's six-year old daughter. The victims did not require medical attention, but Scott was ordered held at the Allegany County Detention Center.

 

VIOLATION OF EX-PARTE ORDER

Cumberland resident Joseph Wolfe was held on $10,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center, following two alleged violations of ex-parte orders. Wolfe violated the order by arguing with two individuals at a Park Street business; each had previously filed separate protective orders against him. He fled the area, but was arrested on Sunday, and taken to the District Court Commissioners' office for a bond review. He has been charged with two counts each of failure to comply with a peace order and disturbing the peace. He was also charged with violation of an ex-parte order.

 

AREA NATIVE BEGINS DUTIES SEPTEMBER 15TH

A native of this area, Michael Martirano will begin his duties as the superintendent of West Virginia schools on September 15th. Martirano had been the superintendent of the St. Mary's public schools here in Maryland. He was contractually obligated there until September. He will earn an annual salary of $230,000. The State Board of Education had lobbied the legislature to remove the $175,000 salary cap for the position. 

 

KEYSER POLICE LOOKING FOR BREAK-IN SUSPECT

The Keyser City Police are looking for 23-year old Thomas Wright, who is wanted on five outstanding warrants, charging  him with two counts of concealing stolen property, once count of fleeing from an officer, and two counts of shoplifting. A recent traffic stop revealed various items, similar to property that had been stolen from parked vehicles. However, no report had been filed on the items found, so he was not arrested. Two days later a resident reported some stolen items; they were similar to what Wright had in his property, and police continue to search for him.

 

WINNING PA. LOTTERY TICKET SOLD IN SCHELLSBURG

A "Cash 5" Pennsylvania lottery ticket, worth $225,000, was sold at the Shawnee Country Market in Schellsburg. The store will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket, with the winner facing a 25 per cent federal withholding. The winner should contact lottery officials or visit one of the seven offices across the Commonwealth.

 

GAS PRICES DROP; CUMBERLAND STILL HIGHEST

Gas prices dropped four cents at the pump last week, to $3.44 for a gallon for regular, unleaded gas. Cumberland, however, still has the highest gas prices in the state at $3.53. Hagerstown reports $3.38, while Salisbury was quoted at $3.35. The national average is $3.47, which is three cents more than the state average.

 

HIGHWAY USER FUNDS DISCUSSED

One of the major topics during the MACo summer conference was the continuing loss of highway user funds. Allegany County Commission President Mike McKay says that both gubernatorial candidates-Larry Hogan and Anthony Brown-have pledged to return highway user funds to the counties. Allegany County has lost 4 to 5 million dollars each year, and that affects the local budget tremendously.

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ONE KILLED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

One person was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Reckley Lane in the Oldtown area Saturday night. The accident happened as three passengers were on the tailgate of a pickup truck; they fell from the tailgate, with one passenger dying at the scene. The two others were taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. The investigation is being handled by the Maryland State Police. Identities of the victims are not being released yet.

 

 

AURORA WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH

 

Aurora, West Virginia resident Saunya Regina Sines was killed in a two vehicle accident late last week on Route 7. She was pronounced dead after her car was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup truck. Terra Alta resident Jerold Lee Sisler was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. The West Virginia State Police continue their investigation.

 

 

COMMISSION TO REVIEW SHALE ISSUE

 

The Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission is meeting today at Frostburg State University, to examine how to best manage shale drilling, should it be permitted. The Commission will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dunkle Building, Room 218. The commission was created by Governor Martin O'Malley, through an executive order, issued in 2011.

 

 

CLINICS CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY

 

Free health clinics, from the Appalachian Mountain Innovative Readiness Training program are open to the public through Thursday. Appointment openings are available for vision care, eye glasses, medical assessment, dental cleanings and rabies vaccinations for pets. All services are offered free of charge, and are provided by trained medical, dental and veterinary professionals. For an appointment, or availability, call (301)-783-1775.

 

 

ONE INJURED IN BIKE ACCIDENT

 

One person was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, following a weekend accident on Fifteen Mile Creek Road. Fire and ambulance units from Flintstone and Orleans volunteer fire departments responded to the accident that reportedly involved a motorcycle. The crash occurred about a half-mile from Interstate 68.

 

 

CUMBERLAND MAN CHARGED IN STUDENT DEATH

 

Thirty-three year old Robert Hernandez, of Cumberland, is being held without bond in the North Central Regional Jail, after he allegedly stabbed a West Virginia University student to death late last week. Hernandez is accused of killing Devonte Waites at a Morgantown bar. Waites was later pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Video surveillance of the incident led to Hernandez' arrest, which was made during a traffic stop.

 

 

STATE'S ATTORNEY TO INVESTIGATE DOG DEATHS

 

Allegany County State's Attorney Michael Twigg says his office is looking into the matter of the deaths of nine dogs, found inside a foreclosed home on McGill Drive in Bel Air late last week. Twelve dogs were found inside the home, which was owned by Christopher and Rachael Preston; the home entered into foreclosure in early December. A total of 12 dogs were found, with only three still alive. The three were taken to Mountainview Veterinary Services in Keyser, for care.

 

 

MAN HELD ON $8500 BOND

 

Cumberland resident David Kesler faces assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct charges in connection with an incident that happened Friday in the 200-block of Baltimore Avenue. Kesler had been screaming and acting in a disorderly manner. He approached an officer with a clenched fist and tried to reach for the officer's gunbelt. He was placed in the cruiser, and head-butted the window and cracked the glass. He also allegedly punched through a glass door at a nearby apartment building. He was additionally charged with malicious destruction of property and held on $8500 bond.

 

 

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING FEMALE

 

Twenty-nine year old Eric Plummer of Cumberland was arrested Saturday for assaulting a woman in the 300-block of Baltimore Avenue. Plummer allegedly pushed her against a wall, and elbowed her in the face. While the victim did not require medical attention, Plumer was taken to a bond review hearing at District Court, and released on personal recognizance, pending trial.

 

 

GROUNDBREAKING FOR WINCHESTER COURT IN THE FALL

 

Groundbreaking on the Winchester Court shopping mall, along Winchester Road,  will take place this fall. The space, according to Ted Donald of PennTex Venutres in Greensburg, is 98 per cent committed, but the tenants have yet to be announced. The mall is scheduled to open next summer.

 

 

LETTER TO BE DELIVERED TO TOMBLIN

 

Delegate Gary Howell is personally delivering a letter from Piedmont officials to West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, asking for assistance on the removal of almost an entire block of buildings that were destroyed by fire in early January. The correspondence was sent with six photos of the area, and includes a request for emergency funding to remove the remains of the buildings.

 

 

WATER TEMPORARILY OFF IN WESTERNPORT

 

Water will be off for about four hours today in a portion of Westernport. Service will be interrupted around 10 a.m., and will include Spruce Street from Johnson Street, to the end of Division Street.

 

 

BICYCLE LANE MEETING SET

 

A public meeting for the proposed Frederick Street Bicycle Lane Plan has been set for Thursday at 5 p.m. The meeting will take place at Cornerstone Baptist Church. The city of Cumberland is encouraging residents of the area to attend the public meeting, which will include city representatives, and those form the State Highway Administration.

 

 

GAMBLING REVENUES UP FROM A YEAR AGO

 

The Maryland Lottery and four casinos  saw an increase of 2.4 per cent over last year. Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency , acknowledges a decrease in lottery sales is attributable to growth in the casino industry. Revenues from Powerball, for example, are down $12 million in the state. The Horseshoe Casino, scheduled to open this month in Baltimore, will also have an effect on lottery sales. Martino says that over a billion dollars in winnings were paid last year; players receive 60-cents on every dollar spent. One casino that is not showing good numbers is the Perryville, Maryland casino. Martino denied that the location was not "working out."

 

 

 

WEST VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES "EBT SHOPPER" APP

 

West Virginia's Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Nutrition Services has announced a mobile phone app to make shopping easier. The "E.B.T. Shopper" app will enable WIC participants to verify the eligibility of foot items while shopping. The goal of the app is to use technology and innovation to ensure WIC benefits are easy to use, and to promote health food choices during grocery shopping. More than 45,000 West Virginians receive WIC benefits each month.

 

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