Animal Control Board Updated on Shelter
The Allegany County Animal shelter is, for all intents and purposes, closed, because of an outbreak of canine parvovirus and a similar feline disease. Many animals, however, are finding homes and there is a low euthanization rate at the facility. At the regular quarterly meeting of the Animal Control Board, it was noted that, for now, no animals are being accepted and none are allowed to leave the shelter.
Conference Set for Next Week
State officials are encouraging representatives of companies considering a bid for the gaming license at Rocky Gap State Park to attend a pre-bid conference next week. At that time, the meeting could reveal how many, and which, companies are interested. A deadline for requests for proposals has already passed, but the deadline for filing is September 23rd. A tentative date for awarding the license is December.
Board of Education Revises 2011-2012 Calendar
The Allegany County Board of Education has revised next year's calendar, which gives students an extra long Easter vacation, because of a change in Maryland's primary electionn date. Schools will be closed from Monday, April 2nd through Tuesday, April 10th. The new calendar states that schools were to have been in session on April 2nd and Wednesday, April 4th, Offices will be closed on Friday, April 6th and Monday, April 9th.
Turbines Arriving in Mineral County
The first shipment of wind turbines to the Pinnacle Wind Farm project will arrive in Mineral County this week. The Mineral News-Tribune reports that deliveries of components of the turbines will continue through the middle of next week. Road work, to prepare for the deliveries, were completed earlier this week. When completed, the operation should become one of Mineral County's largest taxpayers, with property tax projections set at nearly $11 million over the next 25 years.
Four Groups Benefitting from Train Pull
Four groups will benefit from this year's Allegany County Train Pull, according to Chairman Dave Goad. For years, the train pull has benefitted the Special Olympics. In addition the 2011 event will benefit Friends Aware, the Allegany County League of Crippled Children, and the Ali Ghan Shriner's Hospital Transportation Fund. The Train Pull is scheduled for Saturday, August 20th, with registration beginning at 8:45 a.m. and the actual competition starting at 9 a.m.
Street Improvements to Begin
Street improvements willbegin Monday, to portions of Park Street, Williams Street and Louisiana Avenue according to the Cumberland Engineering Department. Improvements include the installation of curb and sidewalk ramps, sidewalk repairs, and the milling and overlay of the street pavement. Be alert for changes in traffic patterns, and for possible street closures and detours. Detour signs will be in place to assist the public around the street closures.
Carpendale Under Boil Water Advisory
Residents of the town of Carpendale are urged to boil their drinking water before using. Mineral County officials say there is a problem with a pump at the water station. The advisory is in effect until further notice, and Carpendale officials are arranging for pump replacement.
Friendsville Man to Be Extradited
Friendsville resident Carl Friend is awaiting extradition to Maryland, following his arrest in Fayette County, Pennsylvania Tuesday. Friend is being held on $50,000 bond. He was arrested in the Confluence area. He is wanted in Garrett County on three warrants, relating to alleged violations of probation.
Frostburg Man Served with Arrest Warrant
Thirty-four year old Frostburg resident Christopher Lee Shriver was served with an arrest warrant on Tuesday. Shriver was arrested in connection with a theft of a credit card. He was taken to Allegany County District Court for an initial appearance and was held without bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.
Somerset County Woman Pleads Not Guilty
Somerset County resident Erin Nicole Everett has pleaded not guilty to charges, in connection with the death of 21-year old Tory Elizabeth Minnicklast March at a home they shared in Jerome. She is charged with criminal homicide, first and third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, criminal conspiracy to commit homicide and aggravated assault. She is being held in the Somerset County Jail without bond.
Man Injured in Bedford County
An unidentified worker was injured at a work site in East St. Clair township in Bedford County on Tuesday. The victim was helping to place a modular home on its foundation, when a crane, doing the lifting, came in contact with a power line. The charge shocked the man. He was flown to the Altoona Regional Trauma Center. The Bedford County detachment of the Pennsylvania State Police responded to the scene on Hominy Hill Road.
on Hominy Hill Road.