September 7, 2011
Todd and Denise Warehime Grim, of Westminster, formerly of Forest Hill, have announce the birth of their first son, Nicklas Scott Grim. Born August, 18, at 6:10 p.m., he weighed 8 pounds, 15.4 ounces and measured 21.5-inches. Grandparents are Donald and Anna Warehime, of Forest Hill, Marie Grim, of Cumberland, and Craig and Cecelia Grim, of Keyser, W.Va. and great grandmother is Maxine Martin, of Cumberland.
June 22, 2011
Marylanders on average have to pay more for houses than the typical homebuyer across the country, according to a new survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Coldwell Banker reports the national average price of a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is $293,251. In Maryland, that house would go for $381,314. Coldwell Banker allows you to comparison shop markets on its site. There you can find that a 250,000 house in Baltimore would cost you $652,778 in Annapolis -- ouch. But that house would only cost you $152,778 in Cumberland.
June 25, 2010
The five men on Maryland's death row were quietly moved this week from the hulking Baltimore prison once known as Supermax to a Western Maryland facility hailed recently as one of the most technologically advanced maximum-security prisons in the United States. The transfer to the North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland was carried out amid such secrecy that even now state prison officials won't give any details — not even which day the condemned men were moved.
December 30, 2009
CSX Corp. says it is investigating whether any of its trains hit a 12-year-old Cumberland boy who was seriously hurt while allegedly cutting across the company's property. The boy was being treated Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital for injuries he suffered Monday night. His name and condition haven't been released. CSX spokesman Gary Sease says the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company is getting a full accounting of all the trains that moved through the area. Cumberland police say the boy was hit by a train about 8:30 p.m. His friends told police he had sneaked through a hole in a fence and tried to beat a train across one of multiple sets of tracks.
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.