Reed resigns from County Commission to take office as State Delegate

December 2, 2020

by KATE SHUNNEY Morgan County Commissioner Ken Reed resigned his seat on the commission on Wednesday, December 2 in preparation for starting work as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in their new term. Reed, a Republican, won the seat in the State Legislature on November 3. He will represent the 59th district, which…

Community honors Mozier, driver of Berkeley Springs arts, history & tourism

December 2, 2020

Tributes to Jeanne Mozier came from near and far last week as news spread of her sudden death last Thursday, November 26 at the age of 75. In Berkeley Springs, her name was posted on the marquis of the Star Theatre – the movie theater she ran with her husband Jack Soronen for over 40…

Pandemic shuts down Chronic Wasting Disease testing in region

December 2, 2020

by Kate Evans The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Chronic Wasting Disease testing was cancelled this year in this district on the first two days of buck season due to concerns about potential COVID-19 transmission to hunters and DNR staff at sampling stations. District 2 Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Rich Rogers…

Paw Paw man dies while hunting on opening day

December 2, 2020

by Kate Evans A 56-year old Paw Paw man died while hunting on Monday, November 23 — the first day of buck season.  The death occurred in Hampshire County between Slanesville and Capon Bridge on a large piece of hunting property, said West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Officer Richard Nelson from…

Hospice memorial lighting ceremony to be held at CNB on Dec. 4

December 1, 2020

Remembering our loved ones – differently – in 2020 They may look a little different this year, but Light Up a Life ceremonies, Hospice of the Panhandle’s longstanding holiday remembrance and honor events, will take place in 2020 despite the pandemic. The white luminaries with red ribbons will once again appear at CNB Bank in…

Local schools won’t reopen this week as active COVID cases nearly double

November 29, 2020

by KATE SHUNNEY Morgan County school officials have told families that their students won’t return to classrooms at all this coming week. Concerns over the sharp rise in active COVID cases over the last few days drove the decision, in consultation with the local Health Department, said Superintendent Kristen Tuttle. School officials are also concerned…

More county school staff test positive for COVID

November 27, 2020

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools and the Berkeley-Morgan County Health Department received confirmation that a Berkeley Springs High School staff member and another Morgan County Schools employee have tested positive for COVID-19. Within the last two weeks, central office staff and an employee at Pleasant View Elementary were also confirmed to have the respiratory…

School staff & central office personnel test positive for COVID-19

November 25, 2020

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools and the Berkeley-Morgan County Health Department have received confirmation that a Morgan County Schools Central Office staff member and a Berkeley Springs High School staff member have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Monday press release from the school system. The Health Department has been working closely with…

School board approves natural stream restoration proposal near Widmyer & high school

November 25, 2020

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board said it will back an effort to secure a grant that could stabilize streambanks near two county schools where the Warm Springs Run floods. The Warm Springs Run Natural Stream Restoration proposal is between the Chesapeake Bay Program and Morgan County Schools, and will pursue a $42,000…

Morgan County sees first death attributed to COVID-19

November 23, 2020

by KATE EVANS An 88-year old Morgan County man has died of COVID-19, health officials announced on November 21. This is the first reported COVID-related death in the county.  The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) made the announcement in their Saturday update report about the status of coronavirus infection in the state. …

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