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WCBC Person of Year Announced

January 2nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

WCBC has named Allegany County School Superintendent Dr David Cox and Western Maryland Health System President Barry Ronan as the joint Persons of the Year for their roles in planning for a new Allegany High School. Talks between the school board, represented by Cox and the health system about the concept of the new school locating on the site of the former Sacred Heart Hospital facility began in 2011. That cooperation between the two  as well as the city of Cumberland was routinely sited by the Interagency Committee on School Construction as a primary reason the project has been so well received on the state level. Funding for planning has been secured, and the Board of Public Works is expected to approve preliminary contruction funding early in the new year. Outgoing board of education member Jeff Metz tells WCBC News that both Cox and Ronan were instrumental in bringing this project from the talking stages to reality…


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