Annual local count of homeless individuals could use volunteers

by Kate Evans The Telamon Corporation and the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness will conduct their annual  24-hour Point in Time Homeless Count in Morgan County beginning next Wednesday, January 27 at 4:00 p.m. and ending Thursday, January 28 at 3:59 p.m. Telamon staff will coordinate a street count and collect information of individuals and…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   A break in the action 2021 hasn’t been the best for the West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team. When WVU took the court in Norman, Oklahoma on January 2 they did so without over 13 ½ feet of length they had in their previous game on December 29 against Northeastern. Six-foot-nine-inch…

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Governor Justice & WVSSAC provides winter and spring sports update

by Jamie Harris Last week high and middle schools got some good news as Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission provided an update for winter sports. The announcement stated that schools could start winter sports practices on February 15 for high and middle schools boy’s and girl’s basketball, cheer, swim…

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Engineers update town officials on phases, costs of town sewer upgrade

Three phases estimated to cost more than $25 million by GEOFF FOX Representatives from RK&K Civil Engineering briefed town officials about the phases and costs of the Hancock wastewater project moving forward during last Wednesday’s town meeting. The meeting was held virtually on January 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. John Cole and Kelly Duffy presented…

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Washington County Commissioners grant “express approval” for zoning alignment in Hancock annexation effort

by Kate Shunney Washington County commissioners last Tuesday voted unanimously to grant their “express approval” for Hancock to move forward in bringing three land parcels into the town limits. The vote on January 12 does not finalize the town’s steps to add the properties, which total 130.8 acres, into the Town of Hancock. Instead, the…

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Four arrested in drug search

A police search tied to a drug investigation last week in ended in several arrests and seizure of a variety of drugs. According to a press release from Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer, officers from the Sheriff’s Department, the Town of Bath, West Virginia State Police and the Eastern Panhandle Drug Violent Crime Task Force…

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Maryland State Police helicopter hoists injured person in local rescue call

A crew of rescue and medical personnel with the Maryland State Police were called into Morgan County on Monday afternoon to assist in getting medical attention for a person who was injured by a falling tree. According to Lt. Nathan Wheelock, Commander of Helicopter Field Operations for Maryland State Police, Helicopter Trooper 5 responded to…

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