Rocky Gap Casino Officially Open
The Rocky Gap Casino is now open, after receiving approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The casino will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and features approximately 550 slot machines and 10 table games. There have also been extensive renovations to the lobby, hotel rooms, restaurants and the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. A new event and conference center is expected to open in the fourth quarter of this year.
Mutual Assault Lands Couple in Jail
Cumberland City Police arrested a North Center Street couple early yesterday morning, and both were charged with assault. Twenty-eight year old Frederick Listman III and 28-year old Candice Fratiani assaulted each other, and although neither set of injuries was serious, they were placed under arrest. They received a District Court hearing and were released on personal recognizance.
Fire Determined to Be Electrical in Nature
A truck fire, across from Bumblebee Road in McHenry Tuesday evening, was determined to be electrical in nature. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says the 2000 Mack dump truck experienced an electrical short in the battery wiring. The truck, owned by Foote Excavating, sustained about $25,000 in damage. The fire was discovered by a person residing in the area, and was quickly extinguished by firefighters from the Deep Creek Fire Department.
Commissioners To Meet in Flintstone
The Allegany County Commissioners will hold their weekly public business meeting in Flintstone next month. The meeting is set for June 20th at 5 p.m., and it will be held at the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department. Community members and all interested individuals are invited to attend. Ample parking is available and the facility is handicapped accessible.
Health Department Warns of Lyme Disease
The Allegany County Health Department is warning of Lyme disease, caused by tick bites. Ticks are in abundance this year, and Lyme disease is one of the ten most commonly reported notifiable diseases in Maryland for 2011. Symptoms generally occur within 3 to 30 days after the tick bite, and include a rash, fever, fatigue, and headache. If untreated,. the disease can progress to include both the cardiac and nervous systems. More information can be obtained by calling the Health Department at (301)-759-5000.
PIA Opens Campus in Washington County
The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics opened an 18,000-square foot facility in Washington County earlier this week; the newly completed $2 million branch campus, next to the Hagerstown Regional Airport, features a large hangar space, as well as classrooms and shops, built to specifically provide students with hands-on aircraft training. The training facility will serve students looking for work in the aviation field, along with many of the airport businesses that need Federal Aviation Administration-certified mechanics.
Pennsylvania Primary Held on Tuesday
Only about 15 to 20 per cent of registered voters exercised that right in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Primary Election. Election officials noted the light turnout may have to do with the large number of uncontested races. Those who had them, were asked to show their Voter I.D.s; officials aren't sure when the I.D.'s will be fully enforced, but some say residents don't agree with it.
New Prosecutor Joins U.S. Attorney Office in West Virginia
Jarod Douglas has been appointed to the position of Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. The Northern District includes Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral, and Hampshire counties. Douglas will receive the oath of office on Monday, and will prosecute federal criminal matters occurring in the Eastern Panhandle.