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Former Treasurer Facing Forgery Counts

A Bedford County woman, who is the former treasurer of the Chestnut Ridge Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization, is facing 30 counts of forgery. Police say Leanna Gotshall of Osterburg stole more than $11,000 from the group. It took months to discover the missing funds, but several late notices, including some from Scholastic Book Fair, aroused suspicions. Several checks were allegedly forged, and Ms. Gotshall is also accused of stealing cash for various fundraisers. She is currently free on $75,000 unsecured bail.


Sheriff's Office Receives Approval

A project, for a new sheriff's office on Kelly Road, adjacent to the county office building, received approval yesterday from the county commissioners. A series of contracts for just over $60,000, was approved, to design and build the new offices. The firms initially hired by the county include Chaney Architects, East Hills Engineering and Regan Matonack and Associates.


Carpendale to Bowling Green Bridge Discussed

A bridge project, which would provide alternate access to and from Carpendale, via Bowling Green, was recently discussed during Mineral County Day in Charleston. The next step in the process is to do a feasibility study on the project. The town of Carpendale was featured during Mineral County Day, as a priority transportation project for the county.


Board Meets in Special Session Tuesday

The Allegany County Board of Education will meet in a special session on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Board offices on Washington Street. The purpose of the meeting is to consider adopting the Superintendent's Proposed 2014 Operating Budget. They will meet before that, at 5 p.m., to consider personnel issues and consult with counsel. All meetings, except for Executive Sessions, are open to the public.


Alleged Assault Incident Leads to CDS Arrest

A Granstville woman faces both misdemeanor assault and CDS charges, following an incident Wednesday on Foster's Inn Road.  Tiffany Tilgner allegedly assaulted her father, during an argument. The victim required no medical treatment. Troopers from the McHenry barrack also observed, in plain sight, smoking pipes and a suspected marijuana grinder. She received a hearing before a District Court commissioner.


Man Served Summons, Released Pending Trial

Frostburg resident Richard Pape was served a criminal summons, with charges stemming from a theft complaint received by the Cumberland Police in January of this year. Charges were filed at District Court, and they include conspiracy to commit theft of over $10,000 to under $100,000, and theft of over $10,000 to under $100,000. He was served with the criminal summons and released pending trial.


Commissioners Set Oldtown Road Meeting

The Allegany County Commissioners have scheduled a public meeting regarding the Oldtown Road area of Cumberland. Staff from the Allegany County Department of Public Works will discuss the proposed sewer rates. The meeting is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Allegany County Office Building on Kelly Road.


House Approves Repeal of Death Penalty

The Maryland House of Delegates has given approval to a bill that would repeal the death penalty. A final vote is expected today, and supporters say they have enough votes to pass the bill. The House spent several hours on Wednesday, debating and rejecting more than a dozen amendments to the bill.


Girls Found Safe; Step-Father Charged

This week's Amber Alert has been cancelled for Grace and Shaina Tenney, and Shaina's step-father, 57-year old Margel Tenney has been arrested. Margel Tenney was arrested on Interstate 79 Wednesday night, and faces not only abduction charges, but also sexual assault charges, involving Grace Tenney. He is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $100,000 bail.

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