Man arrested in Great Cacapon faces attempted murder charges from assault near Oldtown

by Kate Shunney A Great Cacapon resident was arrested on Tuesday night by local police after he allegedly tried to kill his girlfriend near Oldtown, Md. and left her by the side of the road there. Local law enforcement was dispatched to the couple’s residence in Great Cacapon on Tuesday, January 15 shortly before 8…

Morgan County and state school enrollment drop

by Kate Evans The official Morgan County School headcount enrollment figures for the 2018-2019 school year have decreased by 30 students from the 2017-2018 school year.   The loss in enrollment will reduce state aid funding for Morgan County in the 2019-2020 school year. How much state money will be lost is uncertain at this time.…

Sheriff named to state council on substance abuse

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer has been appointed by Governor Jim Justice to the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment as the board’s law enforcement representative. Appointments to the board were made on January 2. The 13-member council includes the state’s Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources, the Secretary of Military Affairs…

Grand Jury indicts 19 in January term

Members of the Morgan County Grand Jury returned 19 true bills when they met on Tuesday, January 8, indicting 19 individuals for a variety of felony crimes. The accused will be arraigned in Morgan County Circuit Court on Monday, January 28 and will enter a plea of guilt or innocence to the charges. Among those…

Stop light by Widmyer back in the works

by Kate Evans The installation of a new four-way traffic light at Myers Road on U.S. Route 522 near Widmyer Elementary and the Morgan County Schools bus garage will now be able to move forward. West Virginia Division of Highways officials had hoped to complete the traffic light installation last summer while school was out,…

Two injured in I-70 accident in Hancock

by Geoff Fox Two people were injured in a five-vehicle accident on Monday morning, January 14, at the 2-mile marker on westbound Interstate 70 in Hancock. The accident scene was just before the bridge over Pennsylvania Avenue. According to Maryland State Police, around 10 a.m. Monday morning, troopers from the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack…

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