No Sign of Missing Plane
Civil Air Patrol members and other volunteers are continuing the search for a single-engine plane which is believed to have gone missing somewhere in Hardy County, West Virginia. Three people, including the president of Uncle Charley’s Sausage Company in Pennsylvania, Chas Armitage, Jr. The plane went missing Sunday evening, as it was enroute from Danville in Southern Virgina. It had requested permission to land at the Grant County Airport in Petersburg, West Virginia, but dropped out of radio and radar contact about 12 miles south of the airport. Also on board were the pilot, Michael Garrone and 49-year old Laura Stittmier.
Indiana Man Chosen To Head YMCA
Don Enterline, currently the chief operating officers for the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been chosen as the CEO of the Cumberland facility. He brings with him vast YMCA leadership experience, including securing grants and fundraising, membership, and board development. He will begin his new duties on November 7th.
Mount Savage Man Arrested in Burglary
Thirty-two year old Nicholas Griffith of Mount Savage has been arrested in connection with a burglary that happened at a private residence on Huff Road in Mount Savage last month. He is accused of forcing his way into the home and stealing both money and guns, with a total value of over $2,000. His is charged with various counts of burglary and felony possession of a firearm. He received a hearing before a District Court Commissioner.
Fort Hill Incident Investigated
A threatening message was found in a bathroom at Fort Hill High School yesterday. Law enforcement authorities were notified and the students were evacuated to Greenway Avenue stadium via a fire drill, while the school was searched. Bomb-detecting K-9 units from the Maryland State Police were brought in to assist with the scan. The building was searched and cleared and students returned to the building. All classes resumed as normal.
Lonaconing Will Select new Administrator Next Year
Lonaconing Mayor Jack Coburn says the town will fill the position of town administrator next year, depending on outside help until then. Town Administrator John Winner passed away in September. He had been the town administrator for decades. Coburn says Lonaconing primarily depends on grants, and until a new administrator is hired, grant funding agencies and RKK Engineering have stepped forward to make sure applications are dealt with in a timely manner.
Tomblin Wins Tuesday Election
Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was elected earlier this week to lead the state of West Virginia until next year’s elections. With the majority of the vote counted, Tomblin received 50 per cent of the vote to Republican challenger Bill Maloney’s 47 per cent.