Tax prep tips can protect taxpayers from scams, fraud

It’s that time of the year again, so West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is reminding consumers to be cautious and to protect personal information when preparing and filing their federal and state income taxes, particularly since some tax preparers offer remote/online assistance. The federal and West Virginia tax filing[Read More…]

Bath police chief hits the ground running

by Trish Rudder A seasoned law enforcement member, Berkeley Springs Police Chief William Carper is wearing many hats and covering a lot of ground in his new role as the head of the town’s police department. Chief Carper began his new journey in Berkeley Springs on March 2 after being[Read More…]

Murder suspect charged, facing hearing in Morgan County

A Frederick, Md. man arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Morgan County man will appear in Morgan County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing today, Wednesday, March 22. The suspect, identified as Ian P. Grayson, 30, has been held without bond at Eastern Regional Jail[Read More…]

Multiple headstones vandalized in Greenway

Last week Bath’ s Cemetery Corporation discovered that two headstones were likely recently vandalized in Greenway Cemetery. One belongs to the Barney family and the other to the Unger family. Each headstone is detached from its base. The Barney headstone fell from its base several years ago. Vandals tried to[Read More…]

Scrape those lanternfly eggs! Ag officials ask public to help stop the spread of destructive pest

by Kate Evans The invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) continues to expand its range and threaten fruit trees, grape vineyards, hardwood trees and crops in a number of eastern states, including West Virginia, Pennsylvania,  Maryland and Virginia.  The insect was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly was[Read More…]

Local students stand out at State Science Fair

Morgan County Schools’ Science Fair winners attended the State Science Fair at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston on Monday, March 6. Students were escorted to Charleston by their families and performed well at the competition. Five local students brought home awards for their projects. In Division I (Elementary), Greyson[Read More…]

Jury finds man guilty of sex offender registry violations

A Morgan County jury found Christopher Cook, 39, of no known address, guilty of two counts of failure to update his sex offender registry following a Tuesday, March 7 trial in Morgan County Circuit Court. Judge Debra McLaughlin presided over the one-day trial, which ended in a guilty verdict after[Read More…]