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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Cumberland, Maryland A terrapins mountaineers win tournament openers pc Maryland West Virginia meet sunday in Midwest regional sports 1b a k 4 Cumberland times news vol. 76-no. 79 serving Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia Cumberland Maryland i saturday March 21,2015 Dally single copy 75c i sunday $1.50 considerable hours Low pay for elected officials compensation does t incentivize someone to run says City mayor Greg Larry Risu s Max s staff xxi Ith Cumberland a if you have Ever thought about running for a local office you May want to consider the compensation you will receive for the time you will be investing. Compensation for elected officials in Allegany county is not much incentive for Many posts. Although the county commissioners fare better Many elected officials work considerable hours for Low pay. The office of Cumberland mayor considered a part time position comes with an annual salary of $7,200. The mayor to 0 receives a Gas reimbursement for out of county travel of 57 cents per mile. A it takes a great Deal of dedication to serve in one of these posts a said mayor Brian grim. Grim said he works 30 to 40 hours per week. A typically the most time is meetings and engaging in the decision making process. There Are official duties and presentations you need to do As Well a said grim. Although officials done to run for office for the compensation the pay definitely reinforces that it is a labor of love. Quot it definitely does t incentivize someone to run a said grim. Grim said the mayor and Council have not had a salary review or raise since the Early 1980s. City Council members pay is lower. A person serving on see hours �?3a a comparison of area elected officials annual salaries a Cumberland mayor St 200 a Hagerstown mayor $28 too a Oakland mayor $5,000 a Cumberland City Council $4 800 a Hagerstown City Council $8,000 a Oakland City Council $3 too crashes close interstate near county line two injured Driver thrown from vehicle in . 40 crash from staff rep its Finzel a the eastbound lanes of interstate 68 at the Allegany Garrett county line were closed for More than an hour Friday afternoon and four people were taken to the Hospital by ambulance after three to four vehicles were involved in two separate wrecks. The first two vehicle Accident was reported to the Allegany county 911 Center at 12 22 . Shortly thereafter. Another Accident was reported in the same area. Frostburg area ambulance service responded with two units to transport the victims to the Western Maryland regional medical Center. Volunteer firefighters from Shaft Frostburg and Eastern Garrett also responded. The Highway was cleared by 1 45 . Maryland state police investigated the accidents. No information Wras provided to the 911 Center on Road conditions at Steve Bittner times news the Driver declined medical transport after this vehicle struck a Utility pole in the 1tuou Block of mount Savage Road at about 8 . Friday. The Allegany county 911 emergency Center reported numerous weather related accidents in the area including a three vehicle crash on upper new Georges Creek Road around 8 45 . Near the Landfill that injured at least two people. None of the accidents was believed to have caused life threatening injuries. The time. Early morning wreck in Garrett a Kitzmiller woman suffered apparently minor injuries in a single vehicle crash Friday on Maryland Highway at Swanton according to the Garrett county sheriff s office. Carol Lynn Ashby 56, was injured in the 7 38 . Accident and taken to Garrett memorial Hospital by the Southern Garrett Rescue squad. Police said Ashby was travelling westbound on Maryland Highway Wrhen she lost control of her vehicle causing it to slide into a Guardrail and come to rest against an embankment. Deer Park Volunteer fire department also responded. Driver flown to Hospital thursday night an unidentified Driver suffered severe injuries in a single vehicle crash thursday night at . Route 40 and Hemlock Loop near Kevser a Ridge. Maryland state police said. The victim was flown from the scene of the 8 35 . Crash to Conemaugh memorial medical Center in Johnstown by Mary land state police medevac helicopter trooper 5. The Driver was travelling westbound on . 40 in a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox when for unknown reasons. The vehicle crossed the Center line of the Road and struck a. Embankment on the eastbound Side of the Highway. Upon Impact the Driver who was not wearing a seat Belt was ejected from the vehicle police said. Grantsville Volunteer fire department and Northern Garrett Rescue squad also responded. Allegany county s High vaccination rate keeps preventable disease at Bas 99 percent of state children have shots up to Date by first Day of school Matthew Bieniek times news staff xxx Riter Cumberland a Allegany county looks to be in Good shape to avoid outbreaks of the measles and other childhood diseases that have recently made National headlines. Individual eases of diseases preventable by vaccines Are rare in Allegany county and outbreaks of those diseases such As whooping cough pertussis Haven to been reported Allegany county health by the numbers a according to a Survey conducted by polling firm Goucher 95 percent of Marylander believe vaccines work to prevent disease. Officials said. The county has a High rate of vaccinated children which is the Case throughout Maryland. A a in a school health report sent to do Mil department of health and mental Hygiene. In november 2014, of the 670 kindergarteners in Allegany county entering school 654 were up to Date with their vaccinations. The remaining 16 had medical contraindications or religious objections a said Brenda Caldwell see Allegany a 3a Accident victim identified Cumberland a Cumberland police identified Friday evening the pedestrian struck by a vehicle and killed at the intersection of Park and Harrison streets on thursday. Warren Howard Prunier. 61. Of Mason school Road. Qaid and was pronounced dead at the Western Maryland regional mod ical Center following the 2 07 Accident. City police said the crash investigation is ongoing and the Mio Gany county sheriffs office crash was assisting attempts to Contact Prunier next of Kin was unsuccessful police said. Anyone with information about the crash or Prunier is asked to Call the Cumberland police department 301 777-1600. Winter s last Hurrah Steve Bittner times news Lyric Hill a Frostburg state University student Deans off her vehicle on bowery Street before heading to class on Friday. A Winter storm that moved through the Region Friday a the first Day of Spring a dumped enough Snow to Slicker area roadways and Force some local school systems to either delay openings or cancel passes altogether. For the Complete acc weather forecast turn to Page 8a. Deaths Carr Alice m94, of Rig . Henderson Clementine m., a Clem Quot 76, of cum Berland. H0vermill a Wayne a Pete Quot 73, of Baltimore Kaminsky Anna 89. Of Wood a Ketterman Flora k., 89 of Moorefield. W a obituaries on Page 5a 6 9 7 i i 3 03stti Page finder a inside today bombs kill scores suicide bombers hit a pair of mosques in Yemen a capital unleashing blasts through crowds of worshippers that killed More than 130 and injured 350. See Page two. 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