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Mc Coole Fire Meeting Draws 60 Residents

About 60 residents attended a meeting on the now-closed McCoole Fire Department last night. The Cumberland Times-News stated that residents felt they could not move on, until there is closure on the present situation. The meeting, hosted by the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services, addressed how the fire company ended up a million dollars in debt, in foreclosure, with only one fire truck and four firefighters when it was deactivated in April.


Commissioners Reach Transit Worker Agreement

The Allegany County Commissioners have agreed to a three year contract with transit workers, which provides for wage increases over the next three years. Transit workers, including bus drivers, mechanics and transit dispatchers, will receive specific flat rate increases per hour, as opposed to a percentage-based increase.


Coal Truck Overturns

An Oldtown truck driver was uninjured yesterday afternoon, when the coal truck he was driving, overturned off an exit ramp of Interstate 68. Daniel Paul Leonard guided his truck off the exit, when he encountered brake problems. He was uninjured, and the investigation will determine whether the truck's equipment was functioning properly.


Woman Charged with Assault

A Cumberland woman was arrested Sunday, for an assault incident that occurred last week at a Pennsylvania Avenue residence. Thirty-two year old Ashley Lee Tilson is accused of assaulting another person, and some property inside the residence was damaged. She was released pending trial at Allegany County District Court.


Frostburg To Discuss Economic Development with Cumberland

The city of Frostburg has approved a three-year Economic Development Program. The activities proposed are designed to supplement the ongoing program and projects of Allegany County, as well as leverage important partnerships with the city of Cumberland, the Cumberland/Allegany County Industrial Foundation, and Frostburg's biggest economic engine, Frostburg State University. The program envisions a marketing cooperative with the city of Cumberland, including an entrepreneurial program.

Garrett Couple Wins Million Dollars on Lottery Ticket

An unidentified Garrett County couple recently one the million dollar top prize from the Maryland Lottery's Double Dollar Fortune scratch-off ticket, and plan to use the money toward retirement and traveling. They chose the cash option prize, which is just over $764,000. The payout, after taxes is just over a half-million dollars.


Two Arrested After Stealing Truck

Two Somerset County residents are in jail, after leading police on a pursuit of several miles. Nicole Gamble and Rodger Haney stole a truck from the Friedens area, and police tried to pull Ms. Gamble over, but she refused to stop. She finally pulled over on Route 281; police say she was driving drunk. Haney was also charged for not having permission to carry a firearm, as he is a convicted felon.

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