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Berlin Brothersvalley grad to fight in Pan Am championships

A month from now, David Krouse will be boarding an international flight for the first time, ready to represent his country – and Somerset County – at the IMMAF Pan American Mixed Martial Arts Championships in Monterrey, Mexico. “I never really thought of it,” Krouse said of taking...
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Kid on a mission to make a difference

CUMBERLAND, Md. (WDVM) — You might see Cumberland native Rowen Brady running around town. If he isn’t at school, you can find him on the baseball field or at his job. “We were really excited,” said Karen Shanklin. Shankin nominated Brady and was selected as a finalist for WDVM’s and DCW50’s Best and Brightest. WDVM […]
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Bradford County man arrested for Strangulation

SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WETM) — Police have released more information on the arrest of a Bradford County man accused of assaulting, strangling, and imprisoning a woman during an altercation last week. Ronald Kelley, 56, was arrested on May 11 after Pennsylvania State Police responded to an incident in progress at an address on Peas Hill […]
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Cumberland weekly real estate update

Compiled major statistics for the Cumberland, MD metro area real estate market for the four weeks ended May 15, 2022. Originally published on, part of the TownNews Content Exchange.

Somerset Volunteer Fire Dept. to hold car cruise at dealership

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A car cruise is being held this weekend to help raise money for an area fire department. The Somerset Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be holding the cruise at Memorial Highway Chevrolet on Saturday, May 21 at 2006 North Center Avenue in Somerset next to Walmart. The auxiliary says […]

Community leaders work to repurpose KHS building

KINGWOOD — A group hoping to preserve the former Kingwood High School building met this week to decide what needs done first. Bryson VonNostrand of VanNostrand Architects gave his opinion on how to use the building based on his assessment of the structure and prior experience in rehabbing historic structures. He said it seems unlikely the building can be repurposed for a single use by one existing organization.

WVU Potomac State setting up wellness areas for students

KEYSER, W.Va. (WV News) - Imagine enjoying a relaxing massage chair after taking a test that required days of studying to prepare. Or, how about destressing in a swinging hammock before taking the field for the big game?. Why not try art therapy to put you in a good mood?

Ward Frazee

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Ward Clayton Frazee passed away on May 19, 2022, as his wife of 57 years held his hands until he entered the arms of his other great love — Jesus. As the next to youngest boy of the 11 children of Hiram and Edith (Teets) Frazee, Ward was born on Feb. 25, 1938, in the aptly named small town of Friendsville, Maryland — the same town where he lived for 77 years with his beloved wife, Carol (Fike) Frazee, and his adoring daughters, Autumn Barclay (husband Bryan) and Kendra Kenney (husband Michael). Ward had many nicknames: Captain, Louie and Pete, but his most treasured name was when his grandchildren — Colton Thomas (wife Shauna), Hunter Barclay, Walker Barclay and Braelyn Kenney — called him “Pap Pap.”

Arthurdale Water requesting rate hike

ARTHURDALE — The Arthurdale Water Co. is requesting a rate increase. In April, the water company sent the application to the state Public Service Commission. It asked the PSC to consider the increase “as our cost of operation and maintenance now exceeds our assets and leaves no working capital reserve to fund extraordinary and non-recurring expenses.”

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KEYSER, W.Va. (WV News) - Former Keyser City Council member William Zacot is not eligible to…
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O'Hoppe continues hot streak, Reading falls to Somerset

SOMERSET, N.J. - Reading scores two runs on four hits, struggles to keep pace with Somerset in a 6-2 loss. Logan O'Hoppe continues to swing one of the hottest bats in the league right now, he launches a solo home for one of the two Fightins runs on the night. A RBI single from Aldrem Corredor brought home the second run.

Kingwood Water Works faces rising materials costs

KINGWOOD — The Kingwood Water Board is facing escalating material costs as it works to replace old, leaking water lines. Water board workers have been replacing old service lines on Swartz Road, located off W.Va. 26 north. New lines are being laid parallel to the old ones. Seven or...
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Traffic Stop leads to Drug Arrests

An officer on patrol when he observed a traffic violation and stopped the vehicle. Upon contacting the driver and passenger, he observed several criminal indicators that made him suspicious of the occupants of the vehicle. A K-9 was summonsed to the scene and alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and a quantity of crack cocaine was located inside the vehicle. Based on this finding, Kennith Lamar Drayton, age 35 of Carlisle, PA and Shawn Lamar Gladden, age 39 of Harrisburg, PA were both placed under arrest. Both were charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession with the Intent to Distribute. Gladden was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle with a Suspended License. They were taken to Central Booking for their initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner and were held without bond.

Friday May 20, Saturday May 21, Sunday May 22

The weather today will be mostly sunny—highs in the mid-80s and a low of 66. Southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. The chance of rain is 20%. Saturday will be sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms—highs in the mid-80s and a low of 65. The chance of rain is 40%. Sunday will be showers with a chance of thunderstorms—highs in the lower 80s and a low of 51. The chance of rain is 80%.
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Costales and Igisomar lead Hopwood promotion

It’s a rarity when the valedictorian of any graduating class is not present, especially now with graduations and promotions being held in person, but this was the case for Hopwood Middle School 2022 promoting class valedictorian Mark Ryan Ortizo Costales, who is currently off island attending his sister’s college graduation in the U.S. mainland.

Somerset's Kylie Walker commits to Messiah University for tennis

Somerset senior Kylie Walker captured two District 5 Class 2A doubles tennis championships and finished as the runner-up twice in singles. She also helped the Golden Eagles earn an improbable district title this past season when she knocked off Bedford No. 1 Josie Shuke in three sets. It was sweet payback for Walker, who was bested by Shuke in the District 5 singles championship. ...

Draft 2022 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan Available for Public Comment Until June 9, 2022

The Garrett County Draft 2022 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP) has been developed in accordance with guidelines provided by the Maryland Departments of Planning and Natural Resources. The updated Plan contains key information, goals and recommendations to guide the County’s management and enhancement of its parks, recreation facilities and open space assets for the next five years.

Letter: Have you read the leaked Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade?

In a recent article titled "What's next for abortion in Pa.?" the writer, Mike Argento, quotes two college administrators on the meaning of the leaked Supreme Court opinion that could overturn Roe v. Wade. In Argento's article Dr. John Fea, a history professor and outspoken critic of Donald Trump, cautioned that overturning Roe could lead to laws banning interracial marriage, contraception, gun ownership and other basic rights.