Man Injured in Fall From Failinger's
Fifty-three year old Timothy B. Fiske of Chenango, New York was injured in a fall from the third floor of Failinger's Hotel Gunter Monday. Witnesses say Fiske climbed over the railing on the third floor balcony, and was walking along the outside wall. He lost his balance and fell about 40 feet from the third floor onto the overhead awning and then to the sidewalk. Alcohol may have contributed to the accident. He was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Health Center for treatment.
Development Authority To Elect Officers
The Mineral County Development Authority is electing a new president and secretary. The President of the group, Rick Linthicum, resigned last month after being questioned about a contribution to the Greater Cumberland Committee. The current secretary, John Cole, has indicated his intention to resign at the end of his current term. Three other board members, whose terms are expiring, have indicated a willingness to be reappointed. They include Anne Palmer, John Lusk, and Robert Cole.
Mayor Files for Second Term
Cumberland Mayor Brian Grim has filed for a second term, and will be on the ballot in the primary election in June of next year. Mayor Grim was first elected in 2010. Before that, he ran an unsuccessful campaign to become a delegate in the General Assembly in District One. That seat is currently held by LeRoy Myers, who recently announced he will not be seeking another term in the House of Delegates.
Branding, Marketing Plan for Canal Place
The Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority has announced a $100,000 branding and marketing plan, which will allow the area to develop a uniform name, a logo, signs, products, and marketing programs. According to the Cumberland Times-News, the first phase of the plan would involve a study of potential customers. The Canal Place Heritage Area is under consideration for the expansion of the territory there.
Domestic Assault Results in Arrest
A 60-year old Cumberland man has been charged with second-degree assault, as the result of a domestic incident in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue at Fourth Street. Joseph Bates and his wife were in a car, when they got into a verbal argument that turned physical. After the incident, Bates left the vehicle and fled the area on foot. He was released on personal recognizance, pending trial in Allegany County District Court. His wife did not require medical attention.
Man Charged with Burglary, Destruction of Property
Carpendale, West Virginia resident Scott Milliron was charged with fourth-degree burglary and destruction of property, following an early morning incident yesterday in the 100-block of Park Street. Officers noticed the front door of the residence had been kicked in, and located him inside the home, and arrested him. He was taken for a bond review, but released on his own recognizance, pending trial.
Man Taken To Ruby Memorial for Injuries
A Friendsville man was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Asher Glade Road, near Route 42 late Monday afternoon. Sixty-six year old William Harold Fairfax of Sand Spring Road, was traveling on his motorcycle, when he lost control on debris in the roadway. He then went into a ditch. The Northern Garrett Rescue Squad responded to the accident.