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Partnership gets $200,000 grant to plan local opioid response

by Kate Evans The Morgan County Partnership was awarded a one-year $200,000 Rural Communities Opioid Response Program planning grant to help end the opioid crisis. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). West Virginia received a total of $600,000 in HRSA grants –$200,000 for…

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Ridersville Cycle hit by motorcycle theft ring

by Kate Shunney An early morning break-in at Ridersville Cycle in Berkeley Springs is being tied to a known theft ring that has targeted cycle shops in the region. West Virginia State Police Sgt. H.D. Heil said Friday there have been similar crimes in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey in recent weeks. According to police,…

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60th annual Paw Paw Memorial Day parade has rich history

by Kate Evans This Saturday’s William H. Norton Memorial Day Parade in Paw Paw will be the 60th time that bands, floats and dignitaries have put on a show to mark the holiday weekend in western Morgan County. Paw Paw residents shared their memories of the annual parade, and how it has changed over six…

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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…

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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…

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Coordinated search planned for Wednesday for missing teen

Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer has announced his department has planned a large search on Wednesday, May 15, for Berkeley Springs teen Riley Crossman, who was been missing from her family home along Greenway Drive since last Wednesday morning. “We are planning a large coordinated search for Wednesday, 15 May. We are asking for any…

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Search for Berkeley Springs teen continues

Local police, first responders and volunteers continue to search for a 15 year old Berkeley Springs teen who has been reported missing by her family. Riley Crossman was last seen at her home in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, May 8. Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said Crossman did not show up for school at the…

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