Water leaks at U.S. Silica force partial shutoffs to protect public system

by Trish Rudder A leaking private water line on U.S. Silica property has prompted Berkeley Springs officials to partially cut off public water supply to the line. The leak has also caused a Boil Water advisory for other entities on the line, including the Berkeley Springs Senior Center. At the February 5 Town of Bath…

School officials seek comments on draft 2019-2020 calendar

The Morgan County school board will hold two hearings about a proposed school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The calendar is available for review on the Morgan County Schools website. The first hearing will be held at 7 p.m. during the next school board meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at Berkeley Springs High School.…

Tuesday ice causes outages

A storm bringing snow, ice and rain into the region has resulted in hundreds of Morgan County households being without power today, Tuesday, February. According to First Energy, the parent company of Potomac Edison, power outages are affecting close to 700 customers in Morgan County — most of them in Great Cacapon. Storm Center outage…

Propane truck rollover closes WV 9 for hours

Police have said speed was likely a factor in a propane truck rollover on Friday morning that closed the 6500 block of Martinsburg Road for close to eight hours. According to Cpl. Sam Smith of the West Virginia State Police, the driver of a Thompson Gas propane truck lost control of his truck while heading…

522 bypass design changes subject of Feb. 28 meeting

by Trish Rudder & Kate Shunney A public informational workshop meeting and project update by the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) on the proposed U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs Bypass and the Fairview Connector will be held on Thursday, February 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Berkeley Springs High School. The…

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