South Penn Burglarized
A person or persons entered the South Penn Elementary School over the weekend and stole several laptop computers and other electronic equipment. City Police, assisted by the Maryland State Police K-9 unit, were unable to find any suspects inside the building. Anyone with information is asked to contact the C3I Criminal Unit at (301)-777-0326, Cumberland City Police or the Allegany County CrimeSolvers unit at (301)-722-4300.
Man Arrested in Break-Ins
Frostburg resident Kenneth Allen Blubaugh has been arrested and charged with several offenses related to a series of burglaries there over the past several months. The entries occurred at P.S. hair Design, Touch of Class hair salon, Traingle Printing, the Bond Home Center, Frostburg Rental and Sales and Mario’s Italian Eatery. The businesses were entered after they were closed and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken in each instance. Blubaugh faces 10 counts of burglary and nine counts of theft. He was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $75,000 bond, pending his next court appearance.
Meyersdale Man Dies While Crossing Tracks
Fifty-five year old Meyersdale, Pennsylvania resident James Roy Livengood was killed early yesterday morning, when he apparently lost his balance and fell underneath a train when it began to move. Livengood was walking home alone on Main Street, and tried to cross the tracks by going between two of the stationary cars; the train began to move; he lost his balance and fell underneath the train, where he was trapped.
Teen Hurt in ATV Accident
A 15-year old boy suffered minor injuries, following an ATV accident in the Savage River State Forest yesterday afternoon. He was not wearing a helmet. The crash occurred in the area of Bowman Hill Road, according to the Garrett County Department of Public Safety. He was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Cumberland Man Arrested in Break In
Twenty-two year old Cumberland resident Justin Dorsey faces two burglary and one theft count, in connection with an incident in North End. He is accused of forcing his way into a residence on Columbia Street. Once inside, he broke a window. He then fled the area on a bicycle, belonging to the victim. Dorsey was held on $5,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.
Stahlman Recognized by Commissioners
Allegany County Fairgrounds manager Glenn Stahlman was recently honored by the Allegany County Commissioners for his work in promoting the Multi-Purpose Building during the annual fair. The plaque he received will be permanently displayed in the Multi-Purpose Building, now celebrating its tenth year of operation at the fairgrounds.
Keyser Takes On Blighted Properties
Keyser Mayor Randy Amtower is making the repair or demolishing of blighted properties a priority by re-establishing a long-dormant Housing Commission. The Mayor says the city will no longer allow properties that have gone uninhabited for ten years or more to continue to exist. Ron Mathias has been hired as the new city building inspector, replacing Earl Perrine, who is no longer employed by the city.
Commissioners Set Mount Savage Meeting
The Allegany County Commissioners have scheduled a public meeting, regarding the Mount Savage Water Distribution System. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 7 p.m. at the Mount Savage Volunteer Fire Company. Public Works Department engineers will make a presentation and answer questions.
New Mineral County Assistant Superintendent Named
David Albani has been named the new assistant superintendent of the Mineral County School System. He was chosen from seven applicants; Albani has been, for the most part, involved in the Mineral County School System. He was formerly the director of early childhood education/Title I. The Board voted unanimously to abolish that position and create the “assistant director of curriculum and instruction.”
One-Year old Drowns in Jefferson County
An autopsy is being conducted on a one-year old child who drowned in Jefferson County. According to the child’s father, he was left along with his twin brother and another toddler for about four minutes. The water in the above-ground pool was about four feet deep. The drowning occurred at a home on Pond Road, in the Avon Bend subdivision. Emergency crews tried to revive the toddler with CPR; he was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.