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Times-News Building Possible Development Site

November 22nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Centrally located at the corner of Baltimore and Mechanic streets- the Cumberland Times News building and adjacent parking lot is viewed as an ideal spot for future development. It is a site that the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation has had on its radar- although no recent proposals have been discussed publicly. The newspaper moved its printing operation to Johnstown in 2018- and last year cut back publishing from 7 to 5 days. While news and advertising operations continue- Mayor Ray Morriss confirmed that he is aware that newspaper ownership has been involved in talks to sell..

He says removing the building and opening the parking lot would go a long way toward connecting Canal Place to the downtown business district…