Truck Driver Dies of Injuries
A truck driver, who ran off the road in Barrelville last week, has
died of his injuries. Fifty-eight year old John Everett Clinger of Oak
Hill, Florida died early yesterday morning at Maryland’s Shock Trauma
hospital. Clinger crashed through a barrier, and into Little Jennings
Run. He had been trapped in the cab of the tractor-trailer for about an
hour. Barrelville Road was closed for four hours until the rig could be
removed from the scene. Clinger died about 1:30 yesterday morning.
Wisp Owners File for Bankruptcy Protection
D.C. Development, LLC, owners of the Wisp Ski Resort, has filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The filing, on Saturday in U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in Greenbelt, Maryland, stems from the group’s alleged
default on nearly $30 million in loans from BB&T Corporation of
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The money was to be used to build a
golf-course community near the ski hill, but the partners are
financially strapped, as the home sites have not sold as well as
expected. The sale of Maryland’s only ski resort remains an option; The
Wisp is expected to open on November 25th, weather permitting.
Power Outage Reported in Keyser
High winds late Sunday night downed two trees in Keyser, causing an electrical outage in the west end of the city. Two trees fell in front of the Mineral County Courthouse, causing court to be canceled yesterday. Law enforcement services were not disrupted by the outage, which was to have lasted through yesterday afternoon.
Two Wanted in Drug Bust Arrested
The final two men of a dozen people wanted in connection with a drug
operation, have been arrested in Hampshire County. Fifty-four year old
Gary Lee Mercer of the Augusta area and 47-year old David Allan Clayton
of Romney have been arrested in connection with the illegal use and
resale of prescription drugs and illegal narcotics. Police seized more
than four dozen guns and well over $150,000 in cash during the drug
sweep. Several West Virginia law enforcement agencies, including the
West Virginia State Police, Romney City Police, and the Potomac
Highlands Drug Task Force executed five search warrants on three homes,
one vehicle and one garage, all in Hampshire County.
Dog Stolen from South Central Avenue Residence
A reward is being offered for the return of an AKC-registered male Boxer dog, taken from the 200-block of South Central Avenue over this past weekend. The dog was wearing a Harley-Davidson collar. The incident remains under investigation by the Cumberland City Police Department, and the reward is being offered by the Allegany and Mineral County CrimeSolvers group.
General Assembly Considering Redistricting Map
The Maryland General Assembly is in special session to redraw the
boundaries of Maryland’s Congressional Districts. The session is
expected to last through tomorrow, and Governor Martin O’Malley has
unveiled a plan, very similar to one approved earlier this month by a
redistricting commission. One aspect of the plan would change the
predominantly Republican Sixth Congressional District now represented by
Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, to include more Democrats from Montgomery
Student Remembered at Homecoming Game
A moment of silence and a balloon launch were among the observances Saturday at the Chestnut Ridge Homecoming game in memory of Brian Corle. The 17-year old boy was killed Thursday night, when his pickup truck slid off the roadway, hit an embankment, and rolled over. The accident occurred on State Route 96, about a mile north of Route 56.