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Audit Reveals No Problems for Circuit Court Clerk's Office

An audit from the state of Maryland shows there are no problems in the office of the clerk of Circuit Court for Allegany County. In fact, the office generated revenues of nearly $3 million last year. Of the $2.9 million in revenues, over half were distributed to the county, with about $1.3 million available in revenues to the state. Clerk Dawne Lindsey has held that office since 2001; she won election to the office the next year, and has held that position since then.


Man Held on Breaking, Entering, and Theft Charges

The Cumberland City Police arrested Christopher Shaun Shook on Monday, and charged him in connection with a breaking, entering and theft incident at a South Mechanic Street business. The owner of the business reported the business was unlocked and an undisclosed amount of money was missing. Shook was subsequently arrested, received a hearing at the District Court Commissioners' Office and ordered held on $7500 bond.


Woman Released After Assault Arrest

Cumberland resident Debra Kay Skelley was released following a hearing in Allegany County District Court. Ms. Skelley had been involved in an assault incident on Sunday at a residence on Massachusetts Avenue. She and another female were involved in an argument that became physical. Ms. Skelley is accused of grabbing the victim by the face, pushing her to the ground, and punching her. Ms.Skelley was released, pending trial in District Court.


Closures Slated for Cumberland Area

An overnight closure of South Mechanic Street is scheduled for tomorrow night, and there also some overnight ramp closures scheduled this week in the downtown area, to allow crews to repair compression seals and install light pole brackets on the ramps. From 8 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. tomorrow, the on-ramp from South Mechanic Street to Eastbound I-68 will be closed. Beginning tomorrow evening, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., South Mechanic Street, between Harrison Street and Howard Street will be closed.


Mineral County Man Sentenced for Release Violations

Thirty-seven year old Mineral County resident Jason Yaider was sentenced to 82 days in prison for the possession of ammunition. The sentencing was took place in United States District Court in Martinsburg. Yaider was sentenced in March of 2010 to 3 months in jail, and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm, after a conviction for domestic violence. He was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.


 First United Closing Moorefield Ofice

First United is closing its Moorefield office, effective September 27th. According to the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of First United, William Grant, the office is closing because the institution was "unable to grow to a sustainable level." First United announced last month that it would be closing its Frostburg office as well. That closure is effective August 30th.


Somerset County Man To Be Arraigned

Somerset County resident William Henry Ulderich will be formally arraigned on June 29th on two charges of arson. Ulderich is accused of setting fire to his ex-girlfriend's residence twice in May of last year. His bail has been set at $10,000 in each case. While he did not have an attorney present at a preliminary hearing in Somerset County Court, Ulderich says he will retain an attorney for county court proceedings.

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