Frostburg Man Sentenced in Theft
Thirty-four year old Frostburg resident Andrew Scott Brehm has pleaded guilty to the theft of under $1,000 from the Frostburg Moose Lodge. Brehm, who was the acting administrator of the lodge, was accused of stealing money from the organization. As the result of a guilty plea, he was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, and to have no contact with the Moose Lodge or any of the state’s witnesses. When he completes the community service, his probation will be unsupervised.
Westbound Interstate 68 Reduced to One Lane
Westbound Interstate 68 will be reduced to one lane of traffic today from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m., due to emergency repairs to the I-68 bridge over Kelly Road and Patterson Avenue. The two left lanes of the roadway will be closed from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. The bridges remain safe for traffic, but the lane closures are necessary to address immediate needs related to concrete repairs on the driving surfaces of the bridges. More extensive work on the two bridges is scheduled to take place next year.
Charges Against Student Dismissed
Charges against an 11th grade student regarding a threatening not discovered in the bathroom of Fort Hill High School have been dismissed. The incident occurred on September 20th, and the information has been confirmed by the school board. The school board says disciplinary action in the matter has not yet been completed.
Two Slanesville Residents Arrested
Slanesville resident Jessica Lee Lynch is being held without bond, after being arrested for failure to appear in court on grand larceny charges. She is accused of stealing copper from Frontier Communications in the summer of 2011. Forty-year old William Ford was arrested after officers found 50 heroin capsules, 84 capsules of oxycodone, and two loaded 40-caliber pistols. His bond was set at $20,000. The arrests were made by the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police.
Man Released After Domestic Incident
Thirty-three year old Lamont Dickens was charged with one count of second-degree assault, following an incident in the 400-block of Woodside Avenue late Tuesday morning. A verbal argument between Dickens and a female victim turned physical, and he was accused of shoving the woman, causing her to strike a door frame in the home. He was taken into custody and released on personal recognizance, following an appearance in District Court.
Water Line Work Begins Monday
The city will be doing water line work on South Centre Street, between Queen City Drive and Harrison Street, beginning Monday evening. The work will begin at 6 p.m., until the work is finished. Motorists are advised that there will be delays; flagmen will be in the area. Any questions should be directed to the City of Cumberland Engineering Department at (301)-759-6600.
PACE Reception Set
The 37th annual PACE Reception and breakfast will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 24th and 25th, 2013 at the Loew’s Annapolis Hotel. The theme for this year’s reception is “Energizing Maryland.” The cooperative effort between Allegany and Garrett Conties is an excellent way to advance our communities, as PACE strives to educate state legislators and state officials about the two counties and to present the local perspective about issues. Those who would like more information, or if you have questions, contact Kim Shirer at the Allegany County Department of Tourism. The number is (301)-777-5134.
Small Business Workshop Set
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center has scheduled a workshop on “Business Fundamentals” on Tuesday, October 30th in Parsons. The workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., and is designed to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time. The workshop will be held in the city of Parsons Administration Building. Registration is required by next Thursday. To register, call (304)-530-4964.