Woman Killed in Single Vehicle Accident
Thirty-one year old Boswell, Pennsylvania resident Tiffany Wiedemann was killed this past weekend in a single-vehicle accident in Ligonier County. She was driving eastbound on Route 30, when the vehicle went off the road and overturned; she was ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to a Latrobe-area hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Cell phone use is believed to be a factor in the accident, and she was not wearing a seatbelt.
Truck Damages Bridge in Ridgeley
The underpass in Ridgeley was closed for several hours yesterday morning, as a truck became wedged, while trying to travel under it. There were no injuries, and traffic was diverted for a time. The truck was off-loaded, and later removed.
Teen Hit by Cruiser Dies
A 16-year old boy, who was hit by a state police cruiser in Berlin, Pennsylvania Friday night has died. Tymeir Dennis and his brother, Tyheym Brown walked into the path of the car, driven by Trooper Nicholas Hager, and were struck. Dennis was taken to the local hospital, where he died. His brother was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment. Trooper Hager, a Frostburg native, was also taken to the hospital for treatment.
Hershberger Named Executive Director
Gregg Hershberger, a 31-year veteran of law enforcement, has been named the executive director of the North Region for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections. He most recently served as the warden of the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.
Somerset Man Arrested in Weekend Incident
Eighty-two year old Somerset County resident Richard Livengood was arrested near a residence in Elk Lick Township Saturday morning. Livengood was charged with the discharge of a firearm in an occupied structure, aggravated assault, and other counts. He is accused of trying to enter a residence along Shade Hollow Road. He kicked the front door open, and pointed the rifle through a kitchen window; he then fired a round through the glass portion of the front door area. He was being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.
Man Charged With More Break-Ins
A Friedens man has been charged with additional break ins at several Somerset County businesses. Twenty-two year old Roy Thomas Penrose was arrested in mid-October, with numerous items stolen from about 30 businesses were recovered. Penrose is expected to be charged with ten more counts over the next week. He is in the Somerset County jail, in lieu of $75,000 bond, set in the first case.
Woman Charged With Assault
A 33-year old Cumberland woman has been charged with assault, following an incident last Wednesday on Bedford Street. Rhonda Walker is accused of trying to stab a man with a kitchen knife. He ran to a room, and locked the door. She was served with a criminal summons and released pending trial in District Court. The victim was not injured.
Criminal Summons Served on Man
A criminal summons was served on 29-year old John Davis of Cumberland. The complaint was filed by a private citizen who accused him of assaulting him at a Braddock Road residence on Friday. Davis was served and released pending trial in District Court and the victim did not require medical attention.
Brush Fire Reported in Bedford County
High winds were blamed for spreading a brush fire in Bedford County on Sunday. The fire was contained to the area of Shuman Road in West Providence Township. The fire department called for more manpower; the fire had been contained, but kept picking back up because of the high winds. Nearby homes were not considered to be at risk.
Health Exchange Website Needs Improvement
While there is tremendous interest in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange website, it can still use some improvement. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland Health Secretary and chair of the exchange, says there is a primary adult care program-with a minimum benefit package-for those who participate in the Medicaid Benefits Program. Dr. Sharfstein says some may qualify for the Medicaid benefits program, when it starts next year. And, while some are able to use the website easily, others are experiencing problems.
Sex Trafficking Suspect Sought
Law enforcement officials are looking for the public's help in locating a man, wanted for the alleged sex trafficking of minors. Twenty-one year old William Quandre Waters, who was indicted by a federal grand jury, is thought to be in the Berkeley County, West Virginia. He is described as being 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has several aliases, including "Brew," "Drew," "Andrew," and "Sam." Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the West Virginia State Police, or the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force.
First United Announces Earnings
First United Corporation, parent company of First United Bank and Trust, has announced consolidated net income of $4.3 million available to common shareholders for the first nine months of the year, compared to $.6 million for the same period last year. Basic and diluted net income per common share for the first nine months of this year was $.69, compared to basic and diluted net income per common share of $.10 for the same period of 2012.
Small Business Workshop Set
A workshop on "Business Fundamentals" is set for this Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Hampshire County. The workshop will be held at the Bank of Romney Community Center, and is part of The West Virginia Small Business Development Center's training and business coaching program. Registration is required by today. To register, call (304)-530-4964.