Rocky Gap Bidder Buys Out Partner
One of two companies that joined together, to form Evitts Resort, LLC last year, has been bought out by the other. Lakes Entertainment says it will buy out its partner, Addy Entertainment, and become a singular entity, once the slots license is awarded. The slots license is expected to be awarded soon, and design work could begin as early as May.
Bedford Woman To Stand Trial on Child Endangerment Charges
Bedford County resident Julie Moralez will stand trial on child endangerment charges, after waiving a hearing there. She was found, passed out in her car with her two children, ages 6 and 9, in the back seat. She allegedly took some pills, then got lost while driving. She pulled into a driveway and passed out; her car eventually ran out of gas.
Somerset Officer Accused of Bribery
A Somerset borough police officer has been charged with bribery, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Thirty-three year old Jason Michael Ponczek is accused of accepting money from someone, in exchange for not filing charges against that person. When questioned, Ponczek gave the state police a full confession.
Court Date Set in Blighted Properties Case
A court date of Tuesday has been set to deal with the owners of two blighted properties in Keyser. The owners of a vacant house on South Mineral Street, near the Moose Club, and a fire-gutted house at the corner of Spring and St. Cloud Streets. The court appearances are part of the process for condemning and razing the properties. The city of Keyser is hoping to obtain a warrant to gain legal access to the properties to ultimately determine whether they should be demolished.
Numerous Charges in Assault, Breaking and Entering Incident
Cumberland resident Dominique Danaro Wilson is being held on $15,000 bond in the Allegany County Detention Center, following an incident in the 300-block of Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday evening. The female victim accused Wilson of kicking in the door of her home, throwing her down on a bed, and striking her with a closed fist. He left the residence, but was quickly located on East Second Street. He was argumentative and assaulted the officer during the arrest. He faces a number of charges in connection with the incident.
ACM Celebrates 50th Anniversary Weekend with Dedication, Run
Allegany College of Maryland will mark its golden anniversary the weekend of March 9th and 10th with two events that celebrate the community college’s founding and call attention to a proud history as well as honor its first president. The activities-a dedication of the College Center Theatre and a 5-K run to campus from the place where ACM began 50 years ago-are in memory of Dr. Robert S. Zimmer. Dedication of the theatre to Dr. Zimmer will take place on Friday at 3 p.m., while the run begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10th.
Correctional Officers Disciplined
Four correctional officers have been disciplined, following two disturbances at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown. One of the incidents involved an assault on an officer, and the other involved inmates who were in a locked recreation hall and became disruptive. Some of the officers were alleged to have used excessive force and violated policy and procedures. Some have been either placed on administrative leave or reprimanded, and some of the inmates have been transferred out of Hagertown.
Arraignment for Man Accused of 321 Counts Postponed
The arraignment of a Washington County man, who was indicted in Berkeley County in 1994 on 321 counts of sexual assault, pornography, and related charges has been postponed. Randall Ray Waugh of Hagerstown, is accused of sexually assaulting a West Virginia boy dozens of times, beginning in 1988. Waugh was also accused of sexually assaulting three developmentally disabled males in the 1990’s. His hearing was rescheduled for March 8th, and the Waugh indictment could be the largest in the county’s history.
Maryland’s Triple “A” Rating Affirmed
The state of Maryland’s Triple “A” bond rating has been affirmed by the three major bond rating services, in advance of the upcoming sale of general obligation bonds next month. Maryland is only one of eight states to hold the prestigious rating. The three bond houses include Standard and Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s Investors Service.