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Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident

An Accident resident. 47 year old Carlon David Doerr was killed in a single vehicle accident, just before midnight last night on the Friendsville Road. Doerr's pickup truck ran off the roadway down a steep mountainside along the road. He was ejected from the vehicle. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time. The investigation is being handled by the McHenry Barrack of the Maryland State Police. Anyone with information is asked to call them.


Meyersdale Man Arrested in Meth Lab Case

Meyersdale resident Larry Wilt has been arrested, after police found a possible meth lab in the town last March. Wilt has been charged with conspiracy, operating a meth lab, possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, and several other charges. After a report on possible illegal activity at a residence on Celtic Avenue, police sent substances to a police crime laboratory for testing. Wilt is being held in the Somerset County Jail, and the investigation is continuing.


Woman Charged with Second-Degree Attempted Murder

Cumberland resident Cindy Marie Miltenberger-Stickly has been arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault, following an incident last Thursday. She is accused of hitting her boyfriend with a frying pan, and then tying him up with leather straps. She then continued to assault him by punching and choking him. After being charged, she was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.


Resident Held on $25,000 Bond

Cumberland resident Stephen Allan Smyth is being held on a total of $25,000 bond, after being arrested on two outstanding warrants. In the first, Smyth is alleged to have threatened a man wiht a knife, in the 400-block of Seymour Street last Thursday. In the second,  he allegedly left the scene of a minor accident on Columbia Street last Saturday, because he acknowledged he had neither a valid registration, nor insurance.


ABC Administration Holds Hearing

The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commission held a hearing last night on a proposed bar, to be located at 3 Potomac Street. Mick & Tina's, LLC had proposed the bar, called the "Canal Hotspot" be open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sundays, they would have opened at 1 p.m. Residents in the area expressed concerns about the bar during last night's meeting. There would have been about four drinking establishments within a four-block area of town; additionally, residents say parking and traffic are already dangerous in that area, which is congested by existing businesses. About 241 residents signed a petition, opposing the establishment.


Achievement Awards Banquet Held

The 30th annual Achievement Awards banquet was held for high school seniors at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. The event recognizes graduating seniors in the school system who are in the top 12 per cent of their classes in academic excellence, who have made special accomplishments in the arts, and those who demonstrate superior leadership qualities. Several of the 63 students have chosen to continue their education locally, at either Allegany College of Maryland or Frostburg State University.


Company Cuts 30 Jobs in Hagerstown

About 140 jobs are being cut nationally by First Data, and 30 of those jobs-a little less than one-fourth-will be eliminated at the Western Maryland Parkway location in Hagerstown. Employees were notified of job cuts on Monday; a total of 2,000 people work at the facility, which houses customer care and other merchant business operations. First Data had another reduction in force of about 250 positions, nationally, in 2009.


Hagerstown Man Arrested in Connection with Robberies

A 50-year old Hagerstown man has been arrested in connection with two bank robberies in the past several weeks. Jeffrey Sheffler is accused of robbing the PNC Bank on the Dual Highway on Tuesday. He is also charged with the robbery of Susquehanna Bank on April 22nd. in that incident, Sheffler claimed he was armed and demanded money. He is being charged with multiple counts of robbery, armed robbery and theft of more than $1,000.


Lieutenant Governor To Announce Gubernatorial Bid

Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown is expected to announce his gubernatorial bid Friday at Prince George's Community College. He is also expected to make stops in Frederick, Montgomery County and Baltimore on Saturday. He has served as lieutenant governor since 2006 and, if elected, he would be Maryland's first African-American governor.

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