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Man Arrested in Breaking & Entering, Theft Case

Thirty-seven year old Corey Lucas Klingler was arrested in connection with the early December breaking, entering, and theft at the Schwab Company warehouse in the Potomac Industrial Park. He is alleged to have entered the air condition and heating units and removed the condensers and copper tubing. Copper pipe was cut and removed from other areas of the building, and a commercial paint sprayer was also taken. The total loss was valued at over $74,000. Klingler was developed as a suspect, and was charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft. He is being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $35,000 bond, pending his next court appearance.


ASCI, Commissioners Talk About Default

The Garrett County Commissioners have discussed the implications of the default of the Adventure Sports International complex. ASCI has incurred $3 million in loans from private lending institutions to address unanticipated costs, and the legal, financial, and personnel aspects of the default are being considered. A more detailed review of the situation will be presented on February 7th, at the next public session of the Garrett County Commissioners.


Couple Charged in Domestic Assault

A Garrett County couple has each been charged with domestic assault, following an incident on Brobst Road in Accident Tuesday night. During the investigation, it was determined that Kathy Jo Cosner had threatened her husband, John, with a kitchen knife. Both were taken to the Garrett County Court Commissioner for a bond hearing.


Delegate Beitzel Announces Continuation of Scholarship Program

Delegate Wendell Beitzel has announced the continuation of the 2012 Delegate Scholarship for the college students of District 1-A. Each year, Delegate Beitzel has been fortunate to assist students from Garrett and Allegany Counties by investing in their future through the state of Maryland’s Delegate Scholarship program. There are some minimal requirements for applicants. Interested applicants should contact Delegate Beitzel’s office in Annapolis at (410)-841-3435.


Keyser Home Robbery Reported

Keyser City Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Carroll Avenue apartment Monday afternoon. The victim said three black men, wearing hooded clothing, entered the apartment; while one held a gun to her head, the other two went straight to where she had jewelry and stole it. They fled the apartment, in the direction of CSX property, about a half-block away. Anyone with information is asked to contact Keyser City Police at (304)-788-1311.


Group Arrested in County Wide Thefts In Somerset County

Five people have been arrested in a series of thefts in Somerset County last November, and more arrests are anticipated. Nineteen year old Zecharia Spencer-who was described as the “ringleader” of the group-and four others, including Anthony Williamson and Justin Taylor, along with two juveniles, were taken into custody. They were accused of breaking into cars all over Somerset County, and stealing money, electronics and guns, which were later sold. Police have recovered about a dozen stolen firearms, but there could be more.


Garrett County Service Interruption Scheduled

A planned electric service interruption has been scheduled for next Thursday, January 26th. Potomac Edison says service will be out in Gorman and Gormania and the surrounding areas of Grant and Garrett counties for about two hours, from 10 a.m. to noon. The outage is necessary to repair conductors on the transmission line serving the Gorman substation. It will affect about 394 Potomac Edison customers.


Parent Conferences Set for February 1st

Allegany County Public Schools will hold parent conferences on Wednesday, February 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lunch is scheduled in all schools from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. during which time teachers will not be available for conferences. Conference requests can be made through the end of January. Walk-ins will also be welcome during these times for parents of middle and high school students not previously scheduled by appointment.


Economy Most Important to Maryland Voters

A poll from Gonzalez Research shows the economy is the number one issue for Maryland voters. Nearly half say the economy is the most important issue facing the state, while 11 per cent list taxes as their top concern. While Governor O’Malley’s job approval rating remains stable, President Obama’s rating has bounced back since the fall. Voters remain divided on the issue of same-sex marriage, and 63 per cent favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.

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