Paw Paw officials set process to fill empty council seats

July 21, 2021

by Kate Shunney Two Town of Paw Paw council seats left empty by a shortage of candidates in the town’s June municipal election are set to be filled on August 3, according to town officials. Under the town’s charter, elected council members will appoint qualified town residents to the serve on the five-member council. Paw…

County seeking town’s involvement in water, sewer line extension

July 21, 2021

by Trish Rudder & Kate Shunney Morgan County Commissioner Sean Forney will meet with the Bath Town Council at its July 27 meeting to request the town extend its public water system south along U.S. 522. Councilman Chris Chapman said Forney met with the town’s water committee on July 12 regarding a proposed water line…

Golden to serve 11-50 years on drug dealing, weapon charges

July 21, 2021

Morgan County Circuit Judge Debra McLaughlin sentenced Berkeley Springs resident Robert D. Golden Jr., 53, of Tower Circle, to 11-50 years in prison following his conviction for multiple drug dealing charges and a weapons charge stemming from an investigation by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department in 2020. In May, Golden had pled guilty to three…

Cicadas leave their mark: tree “flagging” visible from egg-laying for next brood

July 21, 2021

by Kate Evans Residents may have noticed hanging-down clusters of brown leaves on certain trees on their property or have an abundance of brown leaf clusters on twigs and small branches falling to the ground from the ends of tree branches. The tree damage is the aftermath of the invasion of the Brood X 17-year…

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