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Police to investigate discovery of potential human remains

Update 5/5/22: Sheriff Bohrer said police believe the remains are those of a man who went missing in the Highland Ridge area in 2018. See the full story here: https://www.morganmessenger.com/2022/05/05/police-believe-remains-are-those-of-man-missing-since-2018/ ————————————————————– Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer has said law enforcement officers have secured a site containing potential human remains off Highland Ridge Road in eastern Morgan…

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Indians baseball ready to make run to the post season

by Jamie Harris The 2022 Berkeley Springs High School Indians Baseball Team will open its season on Friday, March 18 at Hampshire. The Tribe will follow that up with a home opener on Saturday, March 19 against the Moorefield Yellow Jackets the three-time defending Class A State Champions. The Indians will be looking to capture…

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Beulah Joan “Jo” Shaw

Beulah Joan “Jo” Shaw 1935-2022 Beulah Joan “Jo” Shaw, 87, formerly of Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on March 2, 2022, at the Fulton County Medical Center. Born January 14, 1935, in Needmore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ruth Garland. She was the widow of Gerald W. Shaw.…

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Forney is 2022 commission president

Morgan County Commissioner Sean Forney will act as the county’s Commission President this year, taking on the role that Joel Tuttle has held for five years. During the commission’s first meeting of 2022 last Wednesday, January 5, Tuttle said he was ready for someone else to take the president’s title. He nominated Forney, who just…

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Man found deceased in state park bathhouse

Police and EMS units were called to the Berkeley Springs State Park Bathhouse shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday, December 13 and blocked off the area in response to a 911 call for a drowning. Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said a 71-year-old male was found unresponsive in the bathhouse by a staff member who…

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Face masks required in county schools for fourth week

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks during the week of September 6 since Morgan County community COVID-19 transmission levels are at a high level. This is the third week that students have been in class, and the fourth week that the Health Department mask…

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Chip Shots – Here we go again

Here we go again by Jim Buzzerd Late last Wednesday the Houston Chronical broke a story about the Oklahoma University and the University of Texas petitioning the Southeastern Conference for membership. If you’re a Big 12 fan in general and a West Virginia University fan, this is potentially devastating news for the conference and the…

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Robert P. Leftridge Robert Paul Leftridge, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died on March 2, 2021 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. Arrangements by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

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Smith resigns from council to run for mayor in race with Little

Five residents seek two council seats by Geoff Fox Hancock councilman Tim Smith has resigned his seat on the town council in order to run for mayor in this year’s municipal election. He will be running against former councilman Levi Little for the post. Mayor Ralph Salvagno is not running for re-election. The Town of…

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