December 1, 2009
After three years of construction, Western Maryland Regional Medical Center has opened in Cumberland. The $268 million facility was designed by Hord Coplan Macht of Baltimore to replace two aging hospitals in Western Maryland. The seven-story building contains 275 beds, 18 surgical suites, an emergency department, intensive care unit, cardiovascular and pediatric units, laboratories, a pharmacy, cafe, chapel and healing garden. The hospital opened Nov. 21. - Edward Gunts
July 2, 2009
On June 29, 2009 W. GWENDOLYN (MORROW) MEDCALF, of Cumberland, Md. and formerly of Ringgold, Md., died, wife of the late George A. Medcalf; mother of Todd (Deborah), Thomas (Evelyn) and Travis (Elizabeth) Medcalf and grandmother of Kelley, Cassandra, Sarah and Kate Medcalf. Born in Catonsville and a graduate of Western High School, she was a homemaker, a pianist and an artist. Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland is handling arrangements. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
June 9, 2009
Here are the team's top picks of the decade: 2008 LHP Brian Matusz, University of San Diego, fourth overall. Currently: High-A Frederick 2007 C Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech, fifth. Currently: Orioles starting catcher 2006 3B Billy Rowell, Bishop Eustace (N.J.) HS, ninth. Currently: High-A Frederick outfielder 2005 C Brandon Snyder, Westfield (Va.) HS, 13th overall. Currently: Double-A Bowie first baseman 2004 RHP Wade Townsend*, Rice University, eighth. Currently: Injured, member of Tampa Bay Rays organization.
May 6, 2009
MDE looking into Homeland fish kill 3 State environmental officials are investigating what might have killed more than 200 fish in a lake in Homeland, a spokeswoman said yesterday. Residents of the North Baltimore neighborhood reported seeing dead fish last week in one of three lakes on Springlake Way. The fish appeared to have died from lack of oxygen in the water, said Dawn Stoltzfus, spokeswoman with the state Department of the Environment. "We've never had this problem before," said Lynn L. Petersons, operations manager for the Homeland Association, which maintains common areas in the neighborhood.
May 3, 2009
Keith Young in Baltimore notes that Maryland had the nation's highest temperatures for two days last week - 96 degrees in Frederick (Sunday) and Cumberland (Monday). "How many times has Maryland been host to the country's high or low temperature?" he asks. Our data supplier doesn't track it but agrees it's extremely rare: "The heat wave was fairly historic for Virginia and Maryland."
April 17, 2009
Three men shot after street fight City police are investigating the shootings Thursday night of three men after a fight outside a gas station at Forest Park Avenue and Windsor Mill Road, said a police spokesman, Agent Donny Moses. He said that several men were fighting outside a BP station about 9 p.m. when the fracas spilled onto the 4800 block of Clifton Ave., near Leakin Park, where three men involved in the altercation were shot. Moses said two men were taken by city Fire Department ambulances to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and that the third man was driven by a friend to Sinai Hospital.
April 4, 2009
On April 1, 2009 HATTIE M. MOSELY, age 89. Public viewing on Sunday 2-6 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1721-27 N. Monroe Street, Balto MD 21217. Wake will be Monday 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 at Simmons Baptist Church, 601 Cumberland Street, Baltimore, MD 21217.
March 28, 2009
On March 27, 2009, William H. Newhouse The family will received visitors at the family owned Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie, on Sunday from 1 to 3 P.M. and 5 to 7 P.M. with a funeral service to follow. Interment is Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Cumberland. Please visit www.kirkleyruddickfuneralhome.com for more info or to post condolences.
November 15, 2008
Company bringing 25 jobs to Cumberland CUMBERLAND : A company that manages supplies for the aerospace industry says it is opening a warehouse in Cumberland that will create 25 jobs. Patton-air is a division of the British company Umeco PLC. Gov. Martin O'Malley says Pattonair has signed a supply agreement with ATK Tactical Propulsion and Controls, which operates out of the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in nearby Rocket Center, W.Va. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development is providing Pattonair with a $50,000 conditional grant to assist with startup costs.
November 14, 2008
Boatbuilder Brunswick Corp. plans to close its last Maryland plant that makes the Trophy offshore fishing boat and move the production to Tennessee, the company announced yesterday. About 115 workers will lose their jobs when the Cumberland plant closes by the end of the year. The Lake Forest, Ill.-based Brunswick said the plant closure is part of continuing plans to shrink its North American operations as it deals with the economic downturn and the impact on marine sales. "This decision is no reflection upon the Cumberland work force or product, but the result of our need to develop a more efficient manufacturing footprint," Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy said in a statement.