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Two injured critically in Monday afternoon crash

by Geoff Fox Two people were flown to the hospital with injuries after a pickup and a utility truck were involved in a head-on collision on U.S. 522, just south of the Hancock Bridge on Monday evening, September 27. West Virginia State Police didn’t provide any details about the accident at the scene as investigators…

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Boys & Girls Club opens new club, celebrates 25 years of service

by Kate Evans The Morgan County Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new club location at Berkmore Plaza on Saturday, September 25. The club marked 25 years of service to the community this year.  The new club opened Monday, September 13.…

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North Berkeley Park vandalized again

by Trish Rudder Vandalism in the North Berkeley Community Park on Williams Street was a topic of discussion at the September 21Bath Town Council meeting. Mayor Scott Merki said the vandalism at the playground is an ongoing problem, and that he saw the pictures on the social media page that were brought to his attention.…

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Pair arrested for vehicle theft scheme

A local man and his alleged accomplice have been charged in the theft of a vehicle from the Angus & Ale restaurant in Berkeley Springs last Friday. According to Sheriff K.C. Bohrer, Matthew Bernstein, 37, has been charged with grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny and is incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail.…

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Three deaths now attributed to local nursing home COVID-19 outbreak

by Kate Evans There have been three deaths associated with COVID-19 at the Stonerise Healthcare Berkeley Springs Center as of Monday, September 20, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) COVID-19 dashboard. Some 39 patients and six staff members at the Berkeley Springs Stonerise facility were actively positive for the…

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200 attend Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedication

by LISA SCHAUER Six hundred and nine names are inscribed on the Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Seven of them were young men who never made it home. “A lot of us didn’t make it back,” said Harry L. Reed of Berkeley Springs. Reed served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 in the U.S. Army…

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It’s Stacy: Healthy Eats — An apple a day

We have all heard about how eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away. It goes with my belief that eating nutritious foods will make you healthier. The apple season is upon us and we can get a good variety at our local farmers market. Studies show eating apples may lower your risk of…

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School board adopts Health Department mask guidance; more than 80 students quarantined, sick or being tested

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board voted to require universal indoor face coverings for students, staff and visitors on Morgan County Schools properties and buses when levels of community transmission rise to substantial or high. This is as determined by the 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases per the Morgan-Berkeley County Board…

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