Magistrate finds probable cause to move McCauley murder case to Grand Jury

by Kate Shunney Berkeley County Magistrate Richard Stephens on Wednesday found probable cause to shift a murder case against Andy J. McCauley into the Circuit Court. The case will likely be presented to the next Morgan County Grand Jury, which meets in September. Magistrate Stephens was appointed to preside over the June 12 preliminary hearing…

Paw Paw voters pick Abe as new mayor

Voters in the Town of Paw Paw have selected a new mayor and council to take office on July 1. Darlene Abe beat out appointed mayor Tina Meyers by a landslide in a three-way mayoral race, pulling in 82 votes over Meyers’ 12. A third candidate, William Hayes, brought in 11 votes during early voting…

Tuttle hired as interim school superintendent

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board unanimously approved Kristen Tuttle as Morgan County Schools Interim Superintendent beginning July 1 through June 30, 2020 at their June 4 meeting. School Superintendent Dr. Erich May accepted a superintendent position in Pennsylvania and is leaving June 30. He has been the county‚Äôs school chief for two…

Forum to focus on local drug crisis, public health effort to reduce harm

by Kate Shunney A public forum set for this Saturday, June 15 at Berkeley Springs High School will dig deep down into the current state of opioid drug use in Morgan County and what steps are needed to reduce the damage it has on the community. Organizers are hoping everyone affected by drug addiction, those…

Town of Bath voters elect mayor, council with 32 ballots

by Trish Rudder Municipal election results from the Town of Bath on Tuesday, June 11 for mayor, town recorder and five council members were cast as follows: Mayor Scott Merki –28 Town Recorder Susan Webster–20 Councilman Chris Chapman–27 Councilman Rick Weber –26 Councilwoman Rose Jackson –25 Councilwoman Elizabeth Skinner –23 Write-in candidate John Bohrer will…

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