Morgan County now has cases of Hepatitis A as statewide outbreak continues

by Kate Evans The number of acute hepatitis A virus cases in West Virginia from a multi-state outbreak has jumped to 2,415 cases as of March 8 and has now spread to 43 counties, including Morgan County, according to West Virginia Bureau of Public Health information. The number of hospitalizations from hepatitis A has risen…

Drivers arrested on drug charges, two accused of weapons offense

by Trish Rudder Morgan County police arrested several people last week on charges ranging from drug possession to weapons charges. On March 4, Matthew J. Adams, 29, of Bridgeport, W.Va. was arrested and extradited by Sgt. Wade Shambaugh of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana…

Spring Break wiped out due to snow days

by Kate Shunney The five days of Spring Break built into the Morgan County Schools calendar in April have been cut back to one day off. Students will now go to school from Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 19. Students will still have off Good Friday and Easter Monday. School board members made the…

McLaughlin returns to the bench as new circuit judge

by Kate Shunney Debra McLaughlin of Berkeley Springs has been appointed by West Virginia governor Jim Justice to serve as a judge with the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court, which serves Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. McLaughlin fills the seat vacated by Judge Christopher C. Wilkes, following his retirement in January. McLaughlin will serve on the…

Survey shows positive view of Bath annexation

by Trish Rudder Town of Bath Planning Commission president Rebecca MacLeod told the Bath council members on March 5 that the survey has shown favorable views of expanding Bath boundaries. The survey was taken during the U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs bypass workshop meeting on February 28. It showed 55 % of the 75 people that…

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