Police arrest mother’s boyfriend for murder in Riley Crossman disappearance case

Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer has announced his investigative team believes they have found the body of missing Berkeley Springs teen Riley Crossman along a steep hillside in Berkeley County. Officers arrested Andy J. McCauley Jr., 41, for the murder of Crossman today. McCauley was the boyfriend of Crossman’s mother, Chantel Oakley. Riley Crossman, 15,…

Missing NY man found in Hancock, flown to shock trauma

by Geoff Fox A missing persons case involving a young man from New York was closed Thursday in Hancock. Just before 8 a.m. Thursday, May 16, the Washington County 911 Center received a 911 hang-up from a cell phone from the area of the C&O Canal in Hancock. Troopers from the Maryland State Police responded…

More than 300 volunteers scour county for signs of missing teen

One week after Berkeley Springs teen Riley Crossman was reporting missing by her family, close to 350 volunteers and dozens more law enforcement personnel spread out across Morgan County in a coordinated search to look for any clues or signs of her whereabouts. By the end of the day Wednesday, 16 teams of searchers had reported…

School board seeks interim superintendent

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board will not advertise for a new superintendent at this time, but will instead opted to take letters of interest for an interim superintendent position. Their discussion and unanimous vote on the action came at their May 7 meeting. Morgan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Erich May recently resigned…

State school board meets here

by Kate Evans The West Virginia Board of Education held its May 8 meeting at Berkeley Springs High School. Local, regional and state school personnel, government officials, agency and organizational leaders, high school students and community members attended the morning meeting. A ceremonial oath of office was administered to state school board member Daniel Snavely…

Leasure, Christie and Ao are Golden Horseshoe winners

by Kate Evans Warm Springs Middle School eighth graders Matthew Leasure, Emma Christie and Trent Ao are the 2019 Morgan County winners of the Golden Horseshoe Award. The prestigious award recognizes state students that excel in West Virginia history and culture and is given to the top-scoring students on the Golden Horseshoe exam in each…