Area News

Town prepares to adopt unsafe structures ordinance

by Trish Rudder Unsafe buildings in the Town of Bath are in the process of being addressed with an amended ordinance that provides a process to identify, inspect, correct and remove unsafe structures. The ordinance also ensures adequate notice to the owners of the structures while protecting the public from any danger due to unsafe…

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National American Legion commander visits Post 60 on centennial tour

by Kate Shunney The National Commander of American Legion post across the country made a stop in Berkeley Springs last Wednesday, March 13 during a tour of posts that will coincide with the organization’s centennial celebration. Brett Reistad received a Tri-State Honor Guard welcome on Wednesday afternoon at American Legion Post 60 and more than…

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Fire destroys Berkeley Springs home

by Kate Evans A Berkeley Springs family was displaced by an early Monday morning fire that destroyed their home. The fire call came in at 5:09 a.m. on March 18 for a residential structure fire on Breeden’s Addition Lane off Henry O. Michael Road. Engine 12 from Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company responded within a…

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Police investigate Fulton thefts

by Geoff Fox Police are looking for suspects who allegedly took part of a vehicle in Needmore and a purse from a Warfordsburg woman’s vehicle. According to Pennsylvania State Police, sometime between February 24 and March 5, a suspect stole a T-top from a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro from a location along Black Bear Road in…

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Drivers arrested on drug charges, two accused of weapons offense

by Trish Rudder Morgan County police arrested several people last week on charges ranging from drug possession to weapons charges. On March 4, Matthew J. Adams, 29, of Bridgeport, W.Va. was arrested and extradited by Sgt. Wade Shambaugh of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana…

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Spring Break wiped out due to snow days

by Kate Shunney The five days of Spring Break built into the Morgan County Schools calendar in April have been cut back to one day off. Students will now go to school from Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 19. Students will still have off Good Friday and Easter Monday. School board members made the…

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McLaughlin returns to the bench as new circuit judge

by Kate Shunney Debra McLaughlin of Berkeley Springs has been appointed by West Virginia governor Jim Justice to serve as a judge with the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court, which serves Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. McLaughlin fills the seat vacated by Judge Christopher C. Wilkes, following his retirement in January. McLaughlin will serve on the…

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Survey shows positive view of Bath annexation

by Trish Rudder Town of Bath Planning Commission president Rebecca MacLeod told the Bath council members on March 5 that the survey has shown favorable views of expanding Bath boundaries. The survey was taken during the U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs bypass workshop meeting on February 28. It showed 55 % of the 75 people that…

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“Welcome Home” event for Vietnam veterans set for March 29

by Tari Hampe-Deneen Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has come a long way since the official committee was formed in May of 2016. Over 430 individuals, businesses and organizations have contributed time, money and talent. Almost every venue in the county has hosted special events for us. March 29 is the official Vietnam Veterans…

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