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Possible Tie Between Hagerstown, Cumberland Murders

Washington County authorities are taking a closer look at a 2010 death investigation, which may or may not have a local tie. The cause of death for Tammy Myerly has never been determined, but she had been dating Stephen Schleuniger right before her death. Schlueniger is a suspect in the disappearance and apparent murder of Cumberland resident Lisa Simmons. A month before she was found dead, Ms. Myerly filed a protective order against Schleuniger. Lieutenant Jim Hurd of the Hagerstown Police Department says the Myerly case has been reactivated following Schleuniger's arrest, earlier this month.


Homecoming Bonfire Discussed

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council heard from a member of the Fort Hill Mothers' Club, regarding a planned Homecoming Bonfire, to be held November 8th at Constitution Park. Club member Tara Arigo, club member, was informed that a permit would be required, along with a special events insurance policy. Some of the costs, including police to direct traffic, would be incurred by the city. City officials say they will provide Ms. Arigo with a list of requirements for obtaining special events insurance, according to the Cumberland Times-News.


Unidentified Man Dies in Crash

An unidentified man was killed in Somerset County early Tuesday afternoon. Officials are still trying to identify the victim, who drove off Keysertown Road, and landed in Beaver Dam Run. His Ford F-150 truck burst into flames, as it overturned in the run. The road was closed into the early evening on Tuesday.


Police Seeking to Recover Stolen Vehicle

The Maryland State Police are looking to recover a vehicle that was stolen from Main Street in Accident on Tuesday. The 2008 Hyundai Sonata was stolen sometime between September 7th and September 28th of this year. The car had Ohio registration plate of FYR-9224. Anyone with information is asked to contact the McHenry barrack at (301)-387-1101.


Man Arrested in Disturbance

A Cumberland man was arrested for creating a disturbance in the 200-block of Baltimore Street on Tuesday. Fifty-one year old Anthony Orlando Taylor was taken into custody, after he allegedly stood in the middle of the street, swinging a large butcher knife, and threatening to stab people. He was initially combative with police, and would not let officers check for weapons. He was eventually taken to a District Court Commissioner, and released on personal recognizance.


Students, Teachers Participate in Genetics Update

Several weeks ago, a number of students and teachers had the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Genetic Update Conference. The guest speaker was Dr. Sam Rhine, a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and Indiana University. Mia Perlozzo-Cross, of the board of education, says the students who participated came from biology and advanced placement biology classes.


Three Named Commended Students

Three Mountain Ridge students have been named "Commended Students" by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Mia Perlozzo-Cross of the board, notes the students are Georgia Grace Edwards, Madison Offstein, and Claire Romaine.


Moorefield Residents Named in Indictments

Several Moorefield, West Virginia residents have been named in a federal indictment, following an investigation conducted by the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crime Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Timothy Allen Hawks, Elizabeth Sampsell, Courtney Lee Knight, and Cynthia Marie Taylor were named in a 14-count indictment in relation to the distribution of methamphetamine and pseudoephedrine. Also Jose Francisco Ramirez was named in a nine-count indictment on meth charges, and one count of re-entry of a previously deported alien. Twenty-seven year old Traci Lynn Wilson was named in a one-count indictment, charging her with distributing meth within 1,000-feet of Moorefield Middle School.


TGCC to Co-Host Regional Energy Forum

The Greater Cumberland Committee, along with AES Warrior Run, FirstEnergy, Beitzel Corporation and the Tri-County Council will host a regional energy forum at the Pine Lodge Steakhouse. The meeting will take place, beginning at 11 a.m. next Friday, November 1st. Topics to be covered include an update on the energy landscape and a discussion on legislation that may be introduced in the upcoming sessions of both the Maryland and West Virginia legislatures.


Amazon To Open "Fulfillment Center" in Baltimore

Maryland orders for may take even less time, now that the company has announced it will build a "fulfillment center" in southeast Baltimore, at the site of the former General Motors Assembly plant. About 1,000 full time jobs will be created. Workers there will pack and ship books, electronics and other consumer goods offered by Amazon. Fulfillment Center jobs pay an average of 30-per cent more than traditional jobs, and include benefits such as health care, stock awards and 401(K) plans.

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