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Schools staying open despite rolling quarantines, COVID cases

October 13, 2021

by Kate Evans School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said last week the county is trying to provide a fairly normal school year amid the ongoing COVID pandemic.  The big issue is staffing, she said.  The county school system is still hiring substitutes, teachers and service personnel.  Everyone is pitching in and they haven’t had to close…

Study for U.S. 522 water line extension moves forward

October 13, 2021

by Trish Rudder Berkeley Springs Water Works (BSWW), the Town of Bath-owned water department, is seeking professional engineering consulting firms to be considered for a water line extension project along U.S. 522. An advertisement was placed in The Morgan Messenger that the town’s public water system “is accepting Statement of Qualifications from qualified professional engineering…

Morgan next to last on vaccine rates in state

October 13, 2021

by Kate Shunney As of early this week, Morgan County’s vaccination rate was second from the bottom of West Virginia’s 55 counties. Only Mingo County, on the south border of the state, has a lower rate of vaccination for their residents. On Monday, October 11, 29.9% of Morgan County’s population of 17,884 residents had received…

Missing man found deceased

October 13, 2021

A Great Cacapon man who police had asked the public to be on the alert to locate has been found deceased. According to Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer, Charles Stotler was located over the weekend. Stotler’s family had reported him missing early last week. He said family noted that Stotler had been acting out of…

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