Keyser Man Sentenced in Cocaine Distribution Case
Fifty-one year old Keyser resident Charles Page Haines III has been sentenced to 92 months in prison, in connection with a cocaine distribution case. Haines was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg. He and two others were implicated in a crack cocaine distribution ring in Keyser. Following his release, Haines will be on supervised probation for six years.
Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant Following Assault
A Friendsville man was arrested on an outstanding warrant, after the Maryland State Police arrived at his home to investigate a domestic incident. It was initially determined that Teresa and Henry Sines were involved in a domestic dispute, and that Henry Sines had fled the scene. His car was later located on White Rock Road. Police also discovered that Henry Sines also had two outstanding burglary warrants in Garrett County. He was arrested and charged with first and second-degree assault.
Conemaugh to Open Medical Center in Meyersdale
Conemaugh Health System is planning a new state-of-the-art building for primary care physicians and specialists in Meyersdale. The facility is scheduled to open in the fall of next year. The Somerset County Commissioners were updated this week on the project, which includes 12,000 square feet of space, including an educational community room. Meyersdale will cover $2 million of the $4 million total cost of the project.
Man Returned to Somerset County After 8 Years
A man who walked away from a work detail in Somerset County eight years ago, has been arrested in New Jersey, and is being returned to the county. Wayne Edward Schmidt was arrested last Friday, and is currently awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania. Schmidt's son says his father escaped because he was being physically abused. Authorities have prosecuted several inmates with abusing others about the time Schmidt escaped. When he returns, Schmidt will be closely monitored in administrative custody.
Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct on Mall
A Cumberland man was arrested Tuesday on the downtown Cumberland Mall. Thirty-two year old Westley McClarren was allegedly acting in a disorderly manner in front of mall patrons. McClarren was criminally cited and released pending trial at Allegany County District Court.
Chief Livengood Passes at Age 84
Former Cumberland Fire Chief Russell Livengood passed away yesterday at the age of 84. Chief Livengood served as chief of the Cumberland Fire Department for 24 years. He graduated from Allegany High School, and served on a number of boards and civic organizations in the area. Friends are being received at the Adams Funeral Home tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. Services are slated for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.