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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - June 18, 2015, Cumberland, Maryland School funding disparity of a beat Phillies again Pennsylvania searching for balance Region Page 1bbucs�?T Streak to 7 nationals blanked sports Page 5b it Cumberland times news a vol. 76 no. 167 serving Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia Cumberland Maryland i thursday june 18,2015 daily single copy $1 of i sunday $2.00 daughter allegedly shoots kills father Pennsylvania Man reportedly slain As he slept or it a staff i in it a in six mile Ken a. A 48-year-old Bedford county woman has been charged with first degree murder following the fatal shooting of her father on wednesday Between 1 30 and 2 . Christy Ann Zelanko allegedly shot her father James Albert Zelanko he. With a Small Caliper handgun while he was sleeping in his bed. James Zelanko died at the scene from his injuries and an autopsy was to be performed later wednesday. Bedford county Deputy Corner Rusty Saver assisted at the scene. Christy Zelanko was also charged with criminal homicide aggravated assault recklessly endangering another person and Possession of instruments of crime. She will be held in the Bedford county jail pending a preliminary hearing. The investigation is ongoing. Rocky Gap proposes new Slot machines outdoor gambling times news file photo approval by the Maryland lottery and gaming control commission would boost Rocky Gap Casino resorts slots total to 631. Ask x Taft it press Cumberland Cumberland s Rocky Gap Casino resort is seeking Maryland regulators approval to add 54 Slot machines and create a new out door gambling area. The request if approved at thurs Days meeting of the Maryland lottery and gaming control commission would boost the casinos slots total to 631 even As other Maryland casinos have been cutting Back on Slot machines. The Baltimore Sun report cd. According to state records the Casino would place 24 of the machines on the current gambling floor and 30 in a new outdoor area the documents contain no Cost Esti mate for the addition. Casino general manager Scott just has declined to comment until after thursdays meeting. Spokesman Joshua Taustein said. Separately the gaming control Agency staff is recommending approval of the proposed merger of lakes entertainment which owns the resort and Las vegas based Golden gaming. The commission will vote thursday on the $128 million merger. Lakes principal asset is Rocky Gap. See Rocky Gap a 4a drug seeking robber leaves victim tied up armed suspect passed himself off As girl scout cookie Salesman Krom staff Fri Orts Bedford a. Pennsylvania state police Are seeking a suspect who held a 56-year-old woman at gunpoint robbed her of her prescription medications and left her tied up for two Days at her Younts Road residence. The incident occurred sunday at i . The suspect is described As a White male approximately 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with dark hair some facial hair and a Skinny build. He was wearing dark coloured jeans a dark coloured shirt. No glasses and no hat. He was driving a newer Model White pickup truck. The suspect went to the Resi Donee claiming hat he was Selling girl scout cookies for his daughter. He then removed a pistol from his Waistband forced his Way into the residence and pointed the gun at the victim while demanding Perc Ocet pills. The victim report Delv did t have the pills but gave him some other prescription medications. The suspect then forced the victim to sit in a Kitchen chair and tied her to it using plastic zip ties. The victim was t freed until a family member arrived tuesday at 11 15 . The victim suffered extensive injuries to her arms police said the suspect also Cut the victim s phone lines police said anyone with information is asked to Call the Pennsylvania state police at 814-623-6133 West Virginia has highest drug overdose death rate John Raby Jonathan Mattise is sex i vim priss Charleston . West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the ., according to a report released wednesday further spotlighting appalachians festering drug abuse problem that is also fueling a Rise in hepatitis c in one of the nations poorest regions. There were about 34 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 West Virginia residents from 2011 13, up dramatically from 22 deaths per 100,000 people in 2007-09, according to the report released wednesday by the nonprofit groups Trust for americans health and the Robert Wood Johnson foundation. West Virginia s drug overdose death rate was More than double the National average the report says. Citing statistics from the cd it found that West Virginia a rate far surpasses the second highest state new Mexico Wirich was at 28.2 deaths festering abuse problem also fueling Rise in hepatitis c cases whether it s drug use whether it s mental health it s physical health a number of those things Are going hand in hand. Rahul Gupta West Virginia a state health officer per 100,000. The National average was 13.4. A a it a More than disappointing. Its devastating a said Attorney Booth Goodwin in Charleston. A can i say that in a shocked in a not. Because i know the depth of this the reasons Why vary but they Are intertwined said or. Shark fishing ban North Carolina town considering All options after weekend attacks. Rahul Gupta West Virginia a state health officer. He cited the impoverished Region s history of poor education. Along with the isolation of people and communities in its rugged mountainous terrain. There a a limited offering of substance abuse programs though it s growing but services May be far away and Hal d to reach. Those factors similarly drive West Virginia toward the Bottom of Many other health and Quality of life indicators Gupta said. A whether its drug use whether ifs mental health it s physical health a number of those things Are going hand in hand a Gupta said. A recent study by the centers for disease control and prevention found that hepatitis c cases across four appalachian states a Ken see West Virginia �?4a Page 4a storm Chance a Page 8arain weary associated press Betsy Lauritzen reacts after she was caught off guard by a Strong gust of wind caused by tropical depression Bill in Arlington Texas. On wednesday. The churning storm has caused Lithe damage so far in Texas but authorities warned that As it moves Northeast already swollen Rivers could overflow their Banks and cause More problems for water weary residents. Locally the weekend could turn out especially wet As the remnants of the storm Are forecast to Roll into the mid Atlantic Region. For the forecast see Page 8a. Frankfort pad fails to meet water monitoring requirements Elaine Blaisdell i Elvis i u Ltd l l i s m w a of fort Ashby . Frankfort Public service District failed to meet w Ater monitoring requirements because the person who handles the samples and submits them Wasny to aware the West Virginia Public service commission changed the procedures according to Doug Brelsford chair of the pad. The samples were resubmitted the proper Way and the pad Wasny to under any violation of contaminating the drinking water said Brelsford. Quot at no time was the drinking water said Brelsford. 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