Apple Butter road closures approved

by Trish Rudder At the September 3 meeting, the Bath Town Council approved road closures during the 46th Annual Apple Butter Festival on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13. The request was made by the local Chamber of Commerce, the organization in charge of the yearly festival. For the parade on Saturday, October 12…

CDC says stop vaping after five deaths, local schools focus on preventing student vaping

by Kate Evans Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health officials nationwide are urging people to stop vaping and using e-cigarettes after the number of severe lung illness cases associated with these products surged to over 450 cases as of Friday, September 6 in a multi-state outbreak. Five deaths have been confirmed in…

Hsus named to Apple Butter Festival Hall of Fame

Local artists Jean-Pierre and Carol Hsu have been chosen by the Apple Butter Festival as the 2019 inductees into the festival’s Hall of Fame. With the 2019 tee-shirt and program cover, the Hsus have created eight festival designs. They are already thinking about next year’s festival design celebrating 2020 and the 200th anniversary of Morgan…

911 director pleads for new field radios for first responders

by Kate Shunney What’s the life of a first responder worth? That was the question posed by 911 director Ronald Mason last week to two of the county’s three elected commissioners. Behind Mason, more than a dozen local volunteer and paid first responders filled the seats in the County Commission meeting room. “We need to…

Jenkins, Shambaugh receive Life-Saving award

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Dennis Jenkins and Sgt. Wade Shambaugh were named as recipients of their department’s Life-Saving Award on Wednesday, August 21. The officers were honored for their response to a 911 hang-up in July that led to the discovery of potentially fatal carbon monoxide in a Great Cacapon home. Sheriff K.C. Bohrer…

Bypass taskforce to host property session

The Route 522 Bypass Taskforce will host an information session for those affected by a planned bypass on Thursday, August 29 at the Ice House theatre from 6 to 8 p.m. Attorneys Hamstead & Associates will talk about how the property acquisition process works and about property owners’ rights. The session is free and open…

Police seek information about driver in accident with injuries

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about a driver involved in a traffic accident that resulted in injuries last Wednesday, August 14. The incident occurred on Martinsburg Road just east of Goller Road at the intersection with River Road. Cpl. Kevin Barney investigated the crash with assistance from the West Virginia State Police.…

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