January 23, 2014
The Orioles have signed left-hander Aaron Laffey, a Cumberland native and Allegany High graduate, to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal does not include an automatic invitation to major league spring training camp. Laffey will report to the organization's minor league minicamp to open the spring, and from there, he would try to earn some innings in major league camp, according to a source. Ultimately, he'd be competing for a rotation spot at Triple-A Norfolk.
May 12, 2006
On May 10, 2006, DORIS E. (nee Heiger) of Baltimore. Beloved wife of the late John G. Cumberland. Devoted mother of Joan A. Baran and John G. Cumberland, Jr. Loving grandmother of Dana Helmbright, Amy Moore, Eric and Andrea Cumberland. Dear great-grandmother of Tiffany, Beth, Katelynn, Lauren, Noel and Emily. Dear great-great grandmother of Caitlin. Family and friends may call at THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Blvd. (beltway exit 29B) on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. All are invited to attend Graveside Services on Saturday at 10 A.M. in Lakeview Cemetery.
November 6, 1992
Cumberland. -- The first train from Baltimore arrived in Cumberland 150 years ago this week and the residents are celebrating the event with entertainment, speeches, and excursions, much as they did originally.While the railroad's influence has grown full and waned in the intervening years, producing vast changes at either end of the line and throughout the territory in between, it is still a powerful presence in western Maryland. Fifty trains a day, on an average, pass through Cumberland.
February 21, 1995
Gov. Parris N. Glendening may think he has quelled the rush to legalize casino gambling in Maryland, but he'd just be fooling himself.Since the governor's announcement last week that he would veto any gambling legislation that reaches his desk this year, high-priced influence-peddlers in Annapolis haven't lowered their profiles or halted their efforts to romance the General Assembly into approving casinos. On top of that, a Virginia developer says he will be submitting to the governor within a month plans for a giant Indian-run casino that would employ 2,000 workers on Will's Mountain near Cumberland.
March 16, 1993
Teddy Ryan spent his first week as Cumberland's city administrator impressing the locals with his sure grasp of municipal matters, his eagerness to tackle the town's toughest problems and his courtly Southern manner.He spent his second week in the Allegany County jail, charged in a Florida warrant with kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault.Needless to say, Teddy Ryan's introduction to Cumberland was a far cry from the crowning triumph city fathers were anticipating at the end of their six-month, nationwide search for new leadership for their battered little city.
April 17, 2004
On Wednesday, April 14, 2004, CUMBERLAND ST. JUDE DUGAN, JR., 65 of Baltimore. He was the loving father of Katherine Elizabeth Morrill, Cumberland J. B. Dugan, Thomas George R. T. Dugan and Sarah Lee Dugan; loving grandfather of Riley Quinn Dugan, Connor Andrew Cumberland Dugan, Harrison Morrill and Benjamin Morrill. Also survived by a host of family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Cathedral of Mary of Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. Time to be announced.