Area News

Man charged in Saturday stabbing

A Berkeley Springs man was charged for stabbing on N. Washington Street. According to a press release from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday, September 8, Corporal Lemon and Special Deputy T. J. Johnson of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department responded to 25 Union Street, Berkeley Springs for a reported stabbing. On arrival at the…

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Flooding closes bridges and delays school

by Trish Rudder The National Weather Service on Monday, September 10 declared hazardous weather conditions in Morgan County with a flood warning until 3:30 p.m. and a hazardous weather outlook through next Sunday. High water closed Johnson’s Mill Road at the low water bridge; Powerhouse Road at the low water bridge; Spielman Road at Winchester…

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Greenwood property and observatory sold to church; other school board news

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board closed on the sale of Greenwood Elementary and its 5.74 acres and property to Greenwood United Methodist Church for one dollar on September 4. School board president Aaron Close reported at their September 4 regular meeting that he signed the deed with church trustees earlier that day…

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Town sidewalks are monitored to correct ADA deficiencies

by Trish Rudder At the September 4 Town Council meeting, the council approved sending a compliance letter to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regarding a non-compliance issue with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act involving town sidewalks. A complaint was made regarding sidewalk deficiencies in May, 2016 by…

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Rio man charged in home break-in

Police last Thursday arrested a Rio, W.Va. man and charged him with burglary and grand larceny in an August 4 break-in in Great Cacapon. Kevin R. Cain, 44, was extradited from Howard County, Md. and arrested by Capt. Tim Stapleton of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department on August 30. Cain was wanted on arrest warrants…

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Contractor hired for Cacapon expansion project

A St. Albans company has been selected as the contractor for a 78-room addition to the Cacapon State Park lodge and a host of other planned upgrades at the park. Paramount Builders submitted the low bid of $25.38 million in late July. Only two contractors submitted a proposal in the third round of bidding for…

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High school renovations behind schedule

by KATE EVANS Contractors are still significantly behind in the Berkeley Springs High School Building C and Building D renovations, holding up progress on the gym roof and floor. Factors have been the weather and difficulties finding people to do the work, Morgan County Schools Superintendent Erich May said at the August 21 school board…

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Dedication ceremony set for Hancock veteran banners

by GEOFF FOX   The first phase of the veterans banner project will come to an end on Tuesday evening, September 11, as town officials will dedicate the banners in Widmeyer Park. Mayor Ralph Salvagno said the hope is to recognize those veterans on the banners as well as all veterans at that point. “I…

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Maryland archery deer season opens Saturday

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that Archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens in Maryland this Friday, September 7, and continues through January 31, 2019. “Archery hunters harvest over 25,000 deer each year, many from urban and suburban areas where excessive deer numbers are especially problematic. The early archery season is also…

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