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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1994
Timothy Cumberland didn't fire the fatal blast, own the murder weapon or drive the getaway car. But a Carroll Circuit Court jury yesterday found him guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Gregory Lamont Howard in January of 1993.The verdict, which came after more than 12 hours of deliberation over two days, surprised Cumberland's defense attorney.Cumberland's co-defendants -- trigger man Samuel Allen Miller and Daniel Justin Leonard, who owned the gun and the car -- both pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in September.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2000
CUMBERLAND -- John A. Miller IV, described by prosecutors as a "highly motivated predator" who lured a Carroll County girl to her death, was convicted yesterday of murder and sexual assault, setting the stage for a death penalty hearing next week. Miller, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, a first-degree sexual offense, robbery and false imprisonment in the strangling of 17-year-old Shen D. Poehlman in Reisterstown in July 1998. The defense had conceded that Miller killed the girl but had fought the sexual-assault and robbery allegations, knowing that prosecutors needed those convictions to pursue the death penalty.
NEWS
May 27, 2004
Ursula A. Franklin, a former member of the Cumberland City Council and a hospital secretary who was active in Western Maryland civic affairs, died of cancer Sunday at her Cumberland home. She was 66. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Govans section, Ursula A. McNerney was a 1955 graduate of Maryvale Preparatory School for Girls in Brooklandville and earned an associate's degree from Villa Julie College. She was a secretary in the radiology department and later the ear, nose and throat clinic at what is now the University of Maryland Medical Center.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 11, 2000
An Allegany County judge cleared the way yesterday for Cumberland residents to vote on whether to lift the ban on putting fluoride in the city's water. Circuit Judge Frederick J. Sharer dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block Tuesday's referendum. The suit was filed by the Pure Water Committee, which is opposed to putting the cavity-fighting chemical into the water. The group objected to the way the Allegany-Garrett Dental Society collected more than 3,000 voter signatures to put the issue on the municipal ballot.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1998
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said yesterday that it will close its Kelly-Springfield Tire operations in Cumberland next year, displacing 323 workers.About a third of the workers -- all of whom have sales, marketing or financial duties -- will be transferred to Goodyear's headquarters in Akron, Ohio, and the rest will be terminated through layoffs and retirements.The plan for about 120 employees in the company's technical center is not final, said Goodyear spokesman Chuck Sinclair. He expects many of those workers to be transferred to Akron.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2002
Thomas B. Cumiskey Jr., a former Maryland House of Delegates member and retired assistant Cumberland postmaster, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Cumberland from a head injury suffered in a fall. He was 85. A lifelong resident of Cumberland, where he attended parochial school, Mr. Cumiskey served in the Army Reserves from 1949 to 1969, earning the rank of major. He left his job with the U.S. Postal Service in 1972 after 35 years, disgusted, he said, at Nixon administration efforts to reorganize the agency.
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By Rafael Alvarez | September 21, 1990
A Hampton (Va.) man, believed to be the president of a Cumberland firm, was killed Wednesday when his small plane crashed while trying to land at the Cumberland Municipal Airport, West Virginia State Police said yesterday.The victim of the 4:50 p.m. crash was tentatively identified as Jan F. Miller, 40, president of the National Jet Co., a micro-engineering and tool- making company based in Cumberland.Witnesses said the victim, the only person aboard the twin-engine Piper Aerostar, was trying to circle the field for a second attempt at landing when the craft went down in Wiley Ford, W.Va.
BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | March 2, 1993
The Maryland Public Service Commission has postponed a decision on a proposal for a controversial power plant in Cumberland, urging the opposing sides to reach a compromise."
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2000
It won't be Liston vs. Clay, but it should provide Maryland racing fans some entertainment as thoroughbreds continue racing in other states. On Wednesday, the Maryland Racing Commission will conduct a public hearing in Cumberland on the proposed horse track in Western Maryland. So many people want to speak that the hearing, which will start at 3 p.m., will probably run into the evening. Said John Franzone, chairman of the racing commission: "We're getting quite a reaction. Hopefully, it won't be hostile."
BUSINESS
January 31, 1992
A doctor in Cumberland who wants to talk about an X-ray with a colleague at the University of Maryland can now do it. And a nurse who wants to take a college course in Baltimore won't have to drive 2 1/2 hours from her home in Western Maryland.Thanks to a pilot program introduced yesterday, a new video system allows people in both locations to see and talk to one another.And the resolution is good enough to show radiological images and slides.The system was begun by the University of Maryland at Baltimore, the university's medical center and Memorial Hospital Cumberland.
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