Area News

Annual local count of homeless individuals could use volunteers

by Kate Evans The Telamon Corporation and the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness will conduct their annual  24-hour Point in Time Homeless Count in Morgan County beginning next Wednesday, January 27 at 4:00 p.m. and ending Thursday, January 28 at 3:59 p.m. Telamon staff will coordinate a street count and collect information of individuals and…

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Four arrested in drug search

A police search tied to a drug investigation last week in ended in several arrests and seizure of a variety of drugs. According to a press release from Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer, officers from the Sheriff’s Department, the Town of Bath, West Virginia State Police and the Eastern Panhandle Drug Violent Crime Task Force…

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Maryland State Police helicopter hoists injured person in local rescue call

A crew of rescue and medical personnel with the Maryland State Police were called into Morgan County on Monday afternoon to assist in getting medical attention for a person who was injured by a falling tree. According to Lt. Nathan Wheelock, Commander of Helicopter Field Operations for Maryland State Police, Helicopter Trooper 5 responded to…

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School board emergency meeting will be held tonight at 6 p.m.

  by Kate Evans     The Morgan County School Board will hold an emergency meeting this evening, Thursday January 14, at 6:00 p.m. at the school board office due to the West Virginia Board of Education’s vote to remove the county option of having full remote learning. People can also attend the emergency meeting via…

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C&O Canal National Historical Park turns 50

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park celebrated its 50th Anniversary last Friday, January 8. The park was established on that date in 1971. The towpath stretches from Cumberland to Georgetown, a length of roughly 184.5 miles. President John Quincy Adams turned the first shovelful of dirt to start construction of the canal on…

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Paw Paw’s new EMS station in service

Morgan County EMS began operating out of its new station on December 31, 2020. The new station is located at 123 Winchester Street in Paw Paw, just across the street from the town office. Crews staff this station with  two personnel — one as an EMT and the other as a paramedic — 24 hours…

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100 more residents test positive for COVID in holiday week

by Kate Evans Morgan County cases of COVID-19 virus infection continue to climb, jumping 100 cases since Christmas Day. As of Monday morning January 4, there were a total of 687 COVID-19 cases in Morgan County — 553 cumulative confirmed cases and 134 cumulative probable cases. Some 166 county residents have active cases of the…

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