DHHR recruiting behavioral health professionals with new round of loan incentives

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has added a new financial assistance initiative to increase West Virginia’s behavioral health workforce as the state’s largest agency tries to fill significant vacancies. State officials are offering educational loan repayment incentives to attract therapists, social workers and psychiatrists. “DHHR’s[Read More…]

Bath Hotel/Motel fund requests due by Feb. 28

by Trish Rudder The deadline to apply for a request for the Town of Bath’s Hotel Motel funds for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 is Tuesday, February 28. Applications need to be completed and returned by that date, said Town of Bath Clerk, Sharron Corrick. The hotel/motel occupancy tax helps fund organizations[Read More…]

Cook named interim Bath police chief

by Trish Rudder Berkeley Springs Police Department patrolman, Richard Cook is the interim police chief for the Town of Bath. At the January 17 Bath Town Council meeting, Councilwoman Rose Jackson, who chairs the Public Safety committee, said Cook is the interim police chief. Former Police Chief Tony Link resigned[Read More…]

Paw Paw Library offers family movies, pushing early literacy

by Kate Evans The Paw Paw Public Library has begun showing movies every other Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. as part of their wintertime family offerings. A total of five movies are currently scheduled. The first movie “I Can Only Imagine”-the inspiring true story behind Mercy Me’s chart-topping song about[Read More…]

Community Foundation to award $150,000 in scholarships in 2023

Applications open now The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF) is accepting scholarship applications now through March 3, 2023. University, college, community college and other higher education bound students graduating in 2023 from Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties are eligible to apply for EWVCF scholarships. For the past 27 years,[Read More…]

Baltimore fentanyl organizations with Hampshire County ties shut down by federal indictments

Two Baltimore-based drug trafficking organizations that supplied large amounts of fentanyl to West Virginia and caused at least two deaths have been dismantled, according to Department of Justice officials who unsealed separate federal indictments on January 11. Thirty-four people from Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia were indicted on charges related[Read More…]

Free local business seminars offered at Blue Ridge CTC

The Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and Blue Ridge Community & Technical College are pleased to announce the 2023 Morgan County Business Seminar Series. These interesting and informative discussions will be held at Blue Ridge Community & Technical College at the Pines Opportunity Center in Berkeley Springs, and begin[Read More…]

Schools continue to tackle attendance & chronic absenteeism

by Kate Evans Attendance and chronic student absenteeism continues to be a problem at Morgan County Schools, but it is improving overall.  Morgan County Schools Attendance, Maintenance and  Safety Director Jeromy Duelley gave a presentation at the December 20 Morgan County School Board meeting about the  measures schools are taking[Read More…]