EDA, company field more questions about sale of old school to drug treatment group

by KATE SHUNNEY The Morgan County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is moving ahead in negotiations with a Maryland-based healthcare group that wants to buy an old school building to turn into a drug treatment center in downtown Berkeley Springs. In a special meeting last Tuesday, September 15, the EDA set up a subcommittee to work with…

Man arrested after repeatedly disrupting church service

A Berkeley Springs man was arrested on Sunday, September 20 by the Morgan County Sheriff after the man disrupted services at a local church, was escorted out, then returned again. A security team at the church reportedly drew their weapons at the man after he kicked open a main entry door. Jeremiah J. Goodwin, 38,…

Lemon & Shambaugh promoted in rank ceremony

Two deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department were promoted in rank last Friday, September 18 during a  ceremony with friends, family, colleagues, County Commission President Joel Tuttle and County Administrator Stefanie Allemong. Corporal Scott Lemon was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Deputy Luke Shambaugh was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Both…

First wave of absentee ballots sent out by County Clerk

Close to 1,000 ballots heading to voters by KATE SHUNNEY Staff with the Morgan County Clerk’s office mailed out 917 absentee ballots on Friday, September 18 – the first day clerks could send out ballots to registered voters who had requested them. More ballots will be mailed out at voters request the mail-in option to participate…

Nine companies bid on 522 Bypass project; bids top out at $73.2 million

by KATE SHUNNEY The West Virginia Department of Transportation has received construction bids from nine companies vying to build a 3.4-mile, four-lane U.S. 522 bypass around Berkeley Springs. Bid letting ended at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15. Bids ranged from $59.8 million to $73.2 million. Five of the construction companies that submitted bids are based…

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