Plane Missing in Hardy County
A small plane, with three people on board, has gone missing in the area of Hardy County, West Virginia. The plane was flying to Johnstown, when the pilot reported he wanted to change course and go to Danville, Virginia. Controllers in that area lost contact with the plane just before 9 p.m. Sunday. During the course of events, the pilot notified the Grant County airport of a planned landing, but never made it. Bad weather, however, is hampering search efforts for the plane, registered to a corporation, known as Wings R Us of Leechburg, Pennsylvania. On board were 52-year old Chas Armitage, president of Uncle Charley’s Sausage in Parks Township, Pennsylvania, along with the pilot, 52-year old Michael Fiori Garrone and Armitage’s girlfriend.
Home Sustains Damage in Fire
Firefighters from numerous companies in the area battled a fire yesterday morning at 12716 McMullen Highway. The call came in at 7:50 a.m. The fire was discovered in the attic of the home by the owner, Troy Weisenmiller. Losses were placed at $21,000, and the fire has been ruled accidental by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Redistricting Means A Possible Challenge for Rep. Bartlett
Some political strategists would like to see Maryland’s redistricting maps drawn, that would transform the 6th District race into a toss-up between Representative Roscoe Bartlett and a Democratic challenger. The five-member panel charged with recommending a redistricting map to Governor Martin O’Malley, according to an article Monday’s “Herald-Mail.” Two members of the panel are Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch both Democrats.
Man Charged with Possession of Hypodermic Syringes
A 29-year old Cumberland man, Brandon Michael Holliday, was arrested this past weekend, and charged with CDS possession of hypodermic syringes. He was arrested in the area of Pershing Street, in reference to an earlier incident, which was reported to Cumberland Police, who searched his car, after being given consent to do so. He was taken to District Court for an initial appearance and released on personal recognizance.
Schools Meet System Improvement Status
The Allegany County Public School System met System Improvement Status to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2011 school year. System Improvement Status measures AYP at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In addition the percentage of students passing the High School Assessments increased and graduation rates climbed.
Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail Ribbon Cutting and Hike Planned
The C & O National Historical Park recently installed a series of new wayside exhibits and directional signage along the two mile long Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail. On Friday, October 21st at 1 p.m., a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held at the trail, followed by a ranger-led hike. The public is welcome and invited to attend. Park visitors who hike Tunnel Hill Trail will now be guided by ten informational and directional signs and two trail head markers to learn about the history of tunnel construction and the park’s natural features.
Two Men Face Sexual Assault Charges
Eighteen year old East Freedom resident Devon Michael Miller and Michigan resident William Anthony Hoover have been charged with various sex crimes, in connection with alleged sexual encounters with three girls-ages 13, 14, and 15-over a two week period last month. Miller was released, after posting ten per cent of $10,000 bail; Hoover was taken to the Blair County prison, after failing to post 10 per cent of the $40,000 bail set by a magisterial district judge. Both will appear for a preliminary hearing Thursday.
Search For Missing Somerset County Girl Continues
The search for 17-year old Hope Marie Borelle of Somerset County is continuing. She was last seen on September 26th, after leaving a Shade Township School bus in front of her home. She is now being classified as a runaway. She is described as five feet, six inches tall, weighing 147 pounds with brown eyes and blonde-brown hair. She was last seen wearing a blue-and-black hoodie and possibly jeans. She has multiple tattoos and piercings. Anyone with information should contact Somerset County’s 911 non-emergency line at (800)-362-5060.