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Measles case didn’t spread, says state health department

The West Virginia Department of Health (DH) said cooperation from the public successfully contained the first case of measles reported in 15 years in late April. May 10 marked the last day when all first-degree contacts with the infected individual passed their monitoring period. The case linked to international travel[Read More…]

McClintock named new Elementary Education Director for county

by Kate Evans Summer McClintock, current Pleasant View Elementary Principal and county Elementary Academic Coach,  transferred to a position as Morgan County Schools pre-K Elementary Education Director beginning July 1. The school board approved her hiring as director at the May 7 meeting. Longtime Elementary Education, Pre-K and Federal Programs[Read More…]

Weekend spraying targeted spongy moth caterpillars

by Kate Shunney As predicted by forestry and agricultural experts, this year’s emergence of spongy moth (formerly known as gypsy moth) caterpillars is bigger and more destructive than last year. The caterpillars, which eat the foliage of hardwood trees and other flora, pose a noticeable risk to forested areas in[Read More…]