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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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Zoe E. Manuel

Zoe E. Manuel Zoe Elise Manuel, 23, of Martinsburg, died Friday, December 25, 2020 in Martinsburg from the result of an automobile accident. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs.

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Naming rights to gym approved

by Geoff Fox Jeffrey Spielman taught over 40 years in Washington County and was a long time coach at Hancock High School. His name is etched in the Panther’s basketball record books and hearts of former players. And now, his name will be forever more etched in Hancock Middle-Senior High School lore, as the gymnasium…

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Close to 40 race pumpkins enter derby

by GEOFF FOX COVID wasn’t going to stop the Hancock Parks and Recreation from having their second annual Pumpkin Derby this year this past Sunday. Thirty-seven participants entered the race this year with pumpkins decorated in a variety of different designs. Councilman Tim Boyer, who put the race together, said the 37 participants were up from…

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Richard J. “Dick” Byrne

Richard J. “Dick” Byrne 1938-2020 On Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Richard John “Dick” Byrne moved on to eternal life with Jesus, his Savior. Born December 1, 1938 in Baltimore, Md. he was the son of the late Michael DeSales Byrne and Nellie Theresa Swift Byrne. He was proud of his Irish heritage, his paternal grandparents…

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Carl G. Siemer

Carl G. Siemer Carl George Siemer, 82, of Paw Paw, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 at UPMC Western Maryland. Services to be announced at a later date. Arrangements being handled by The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, Md.

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Closures, schedule changes take effect amid efforts to reduce virus spread

by Geoff Fox & Kate Shunney Schools, churches, restaurants, and other businesses have seen hours of operation change and even closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Over the last several days, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued numerous acts to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited within the state of Maryland.…

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