Area News

Police investigate Fulton thefts

by Geoff Fox Police are looking for suspects who allegedly took part of a vehicle in Needmore and a purse from a Warfordsburg woman’s vehicle. According to Pennsylvania State Police, sometime between February 24 and March 5, a suspect stole a T-top from a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro from a location along Black Bear Road in…

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Drivers arrested on drug charges, two accused of weapons offense

by Trish Rudder Morgan County police arrested several people last week on charges ranging from drug possession to weapons charges. On March 4, Matthew J. Adams, 29, of Bridgeport, W.Va. was arrested and extradited by Sgt. Wade Shambaugh of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana…

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Spring Break wiped out due to snow days

by Kate Shunney The five days of Spring Break built into the Morgan County Schools calendar in April have been cut back to one day off. Students will now go to school from Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 19. Students will still have off Good Friday and Easter Monday. School board members made the…

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McLaughlin returns to the bench as new circuit judge

by Kate Shunney Debra McLaughlin of Berkeley Springs has been appointed by West Virginia governor Jim Justice to serve as a judge with the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court, which serves Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. McLaughlin fills the seat vacated by Judge Christopher C. Wilkes, following his retirement in January. McLaughlin will serve on the…

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Survey shows positive view of Bath annexation

by Trish Rudder Town of Bath Planning Commission president Rebecca MacLeod told the Bath council members on March 5 that the survey has shown favorable views of expanding Bath boundaries. The survey was taken during the U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs bypass workshop meeting on February 28. It showed 55 % of the 75 people that…

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“Welcome Home” event for Vietnam veterans set for March 29

by Tari Hampe-Deneen Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has come a long way since the official committee was formed in May of 2016. Over 430 individuals, businesses and organizations have contributed time, money and talent. Almost every venue in the county has hosted special events for us. March 29 is the official Vietnam Veterans…

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Youth fishing rodeo events set; Tonoloway to host May 11

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources released details about opportunities for young people to experience fishing through 44 youth fishing rodeos in 15 counties statewide. Youth fishing rodeos in the state connect 6,000 thousand young people with the Maryland outdoors each year. Events start in March and run through fall. Anyone 16 years of age…

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Paw Paw waits for road repair

by Kate Shunney For the last nine months, daily travel for hundreds of county residents in the Paw Paw area has been slowed down by a road project that hasn’t even started. Promises that a section of Paw Paw Road would be replaced after a June 3 flood have not materialized, leaving the main road…

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Handful of Silica corporate staff to return to local office

by Kate Shunney Half a dozen U.S. Silica corporate employees will return to work in the former company headquarters in Berkeley Springs this summer. Company spokesman Michael Lawson confirmed that six employees working in human resources, accounting, legal and information technology will start working in Morgan County in a few months. U.S. Silica’s corporate headquarters…

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522 bypass entrances, design still up for public comment

by Trish Rudder More than 200 people attended the state Division of Highways (DOH) workshop meeting last Thursday, February 28 at Berkeley Springs High School to review the design changes of the proposed U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs bypass. The majority of comments from the community approved the changes showing on the maps displayed in the…

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