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UPMC to close Somerset hospice facility; care shifting to homes, hospital

SOMERSET — Hospice care inside Somerset’s In Touch Hospice House will end this summer, driven by changing industry trends, UPMC officials said. With more patients able to receive end-of-life care at home, demand for the North Center Avenue location’s 10-bed unit has decreased in recent years, a UPMC spokesperson said in a statement Friday.
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4 men charged for organized home burglary in Meyersdale

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A group of men from Somerset County have been charged for an alleged home burglary that was planned and executed on June 13. The burglary happened at the 300 block of Olinger Street in Meyersdale Borough around 3:45 a.m., according to charges filed. The alleged burglars include 19-year-old Tylor Ritchey, […]
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Reading v. Somerset, 07.01.22

Reading bounces back and moves within one victory of a series win over Somerset. The Fightins score four runs in the sixth en route to a 7-5 win over the Patriots.

More To The Story with Staley: Making Knives

FLINTSTONE, Georgia (WDEF) – “I figured out I’m good at this. Or I can BE good at it.”. He’s good at it all right! History indicates such! For Michael Prater is really good at making knives. Specifically, making knife handles. With uniqueness and creativity. Prater started...
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Cumberland Police Investigate Two Incidents

On July 1, 2022 an Officer of the Cumberland Police Department observed a drug transaction between a male and female subject. The Officer witnessed a transaction of currency in exchange for a small plastic bag of suspected CDS. The female was contacted and was identified as Brittany Nicole Miller. Miller advised the Officers that she had marijuana and prescription medication in her possession. Miller was holding the currency in her hand when she was contacted. During the investigation it was determined that Miller sold prescription medication to the male subject for $100.00. Miller was placed under arrest and transported to Police headquarters for processing. Miller was subsequently remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center Held on $5000.00.

The Story Never Ends: Kim Clapper, a testament to community service

Meyersdale has lost one of its kindest souls. And, while Kim Clapper, who died June 22 at her home in Arizona, hasn't been back to her hometown of Meyersdale for awhile, she stayed connected to family and friends and her beloved service organizations here. She and her husband, Woody Miller, moved to Meyersdale in 2008 from Colorado into a historic home once owned by her grandfather, Carl Clapper, along 11th Avenue and she soon became known for her community service and gracious smile.

Ronnenberg promoted to WEPCO branch manager

Keyser – WEPCO Federal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Jessica Ronnenberg to Keyser Branch Manager. Ronnenberg has been an employee serving the members of WEPCO since May 2013. To celebrate the promotion, WEPCO will be holding a meet-and-greet all day at the Keyser branch located at 459...

Mineral County 8-9-10 All-Stars state tournament bound

KEYSER, W.Va. (WV News) — Building on a rich tradition of Mineral County and previously Bi-State Little League success, this year’s Mineral County All-Stars 8-9-10 squad is back in the thick of things. With their 17-4 victory over Jefferson last Thursday at Hedgesville, Mineral County now advances to...

Athletic Director: 'It takes a village' for Keyser High athletics

KEYSER, W.Va. (WV News) — The summer months of June and July are, for obvious reasons, considered to be the quiet months for high school athletics in the Mountain State. That is, of course, with the exception of a smattering of off-season practices and conditioning allowed. It’s in these...

Live Music Downtown Enhances Allegany Reunion Weekend

In honor of the Allegany High School Reunion weekend festivities, the City of Cumberland welcomes everyone to gather on the downtown bricks on Friday, July 8th from 6PM-9PM for a “Friday After Five” performance by Queen City Funk and Soul. For this evening, an open container ordinance will be in effect, so grab some food and drinks from a downtown restaurant or bar and enjoy the music.

Paddle Diva Moves to a New Location in Springs

The iconic Paddle Diva brand is a success story centered around its founder, Gina Bradley. She is a total burst of the best kind of energy. As a mother of two, she has spent the last 22 years in the same home in Springs. She is very proud of the fact that she established Paddle Diva 10 years ago, calling it, “the very first stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) on Three Mile Harbor” in Springs.

Edwards, Beitzel honored at Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner

McHENRY — Special recognition was given to Sen. George Edwards and Del. Wendell Beitzel at the 50th annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner at the Wisp Resort on June 23. Both men are retiring from their legislative careers at the end of the current session. Edwards served as delegate from 1982 to 2006 and has been a senator since 2006. Beitzel has served as a delegate since 2006.

Judge grants Town of Ridgeley eminent domain over contested property

RIDGELEY, W.Va. – For years the Ridgeley School served as a focal point in the community and now town officials say they are poised to provide opportunities for generations to come as the Ridgeley mayor and council plan to develop a municipal complex complete with a lighted walking track, playground and improvements at the football field.