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More than 300 volunteers scour county for signs of missing teen

One week after Berkeley Springs teen Riley Crossman was reporting missing by her family, close to 350 volunteers and dozens more law enforcement personnel spread out across Morgan County in a coordinated search to look for any clues or signs of her whereabouts. By the end of the day Wednesday, 16 teams of searchers had reported…

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School board seeks interim superintendent

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board will not advertise for a new superintendent at this time, but will instead opted to take letters of interest for an interim superintendent position. Their discussion and unanimous vote on the action came at their May 7 meeting. Morgan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Erich May recently resigned…

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Coordinated search planned for Wednesday for missing teen

Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer has announced his department has planned a large search on Wednesday, May 15, for Berkeley Springs teen Riley Crossman, who was been missing from her family home along Greenway Drive since last Wednesday morning. “We are planning a large coordinated search for Wednesday, 15 May. We are asking for any…

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Search for Berkeley Springs teen continues

Local police, first responders and volunteers continue to search for a 15 year old Berkeley Springs teen who has been reported missing by her family. Riley Crossman was last seen at her home in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, May 8. Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said Crossman did not show up for school at the…

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School Superintendent resigns; May to take position in Pa.

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Erich May submitted his resignation as superintendent on Tuesday, April 30, effective June 30. He has accepted a position as superintendent at Brookville Area School District in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Morgan County School Board was scheduled to approve May’s resignation as part of the personnel actions at…

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County to get $126K back from Warm Springs Run oil cleanup

by Kate Shunney The Morgan County Commission last week voted unanimously to accept an offer of $126,255 in reimbursements from the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center for money the county spent cleaning up a 2017 heating oil spill. According to county officials, a total of $128,828 was spent to contain a November 6,…

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Balloon event to honor Miller, benefit family

Several memorial efforts for the family of crash victim Lexus Miller have taken shape since the Berkeley Springs teen was identified as one of two fatalities in a May 3 accident along U.S. 522. Individuals have set up a memorial fund effort to help the family pay for burial expenses and other needs. By Monday…

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Johnson Pentoney Farm will stay in the family

by Trish Rudder Many Morgan Countians have families with deep generational roots. The Garvin Johnson family is no exception. Local resident Donna Johnson Didawick said her family has lived in Morgan County for generations and believes her original descendants were Scandinavian who migrated to England. Didawick is the living heir to the Johnson Pentoney Farm…

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