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Morgan County grand jury indicts 21 in April term

Members of the Morgan County grand jury indicted 21 people on felony criminal charges when they met in the Circuit Court in Berkeley Springs on Tuesday, April 3. David B. Ball, 39, of Shangai Road, Berkeley Springs was indicted on five counts of second-degree sexual assault, five counts of sexual abuse by a custodian, five […]

Flu activity down, but Influenza B still around

by KATE EVANS While influenza activity has peaked and has been decreasing across the United States, health officials are cautioning that the flu is still around. Flu activity level is still up nationwide, with more cases of Influenza B. Dr. Gerald Bechamps, Vice-President of Medical Affairs for War Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital, said […]

Mobile home destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday

by TRISH RUDDER A mobile home off of Barnes Hollow near Posey Hollow Road in southeastern Morgan County was destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday. The call was reported at 5:51 p.m. and South Morgan Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene. “It was a total loss,” said Fire Chief Mark Miller. He […]

Tuttle to leave Senior Life Services director post

BY KATE EVANS Joel Tuttle has confirmed his resignation as Executive Director of Senior Life Services of Morgan County, effective May 1. He has said he will leave the post to pursue other endeavors. Tuttle, who is president of the Morgan County Commission, told Senior Life Services board members at a March 29 meeting that […]

Bath council approves budget & higher tax rate

BY TRISH RUDDER   The Town of Bath budget of $662,265 for fiscal year 2018-19 was approved by the State Auditor’s Office, said town clerk Sharron Corrick on Friday, March 29. The town council approved the budget at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 27. The new budget goes into effect July 1 and is […]

Morgan County students compete at state Poetry Out Loud competition

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School sophomore Lydia Jenkinson and Paw Paw High School sophomore Billy Bowers competed against upperclassmen and gave impressive performances at the West Virginia Poetry Out Loud semi-finals that were held at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Friday, March 9. Forty students from high […]

Industrial coating company buys business park lot

A company specializing in spray coatings for industrial surfaces and vehicles will be the newest tenant of the Morgan County Business Park. Poly Coating Solutions, LLC of Berkeley Springs closed on lot #5 in the business park on February 15 and plans to begin construction of a 60’ by 80’ building this summer, said Lucas […]

BSHS Tennis Team earns wins

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Girl’s Tennis Team has started off the 2018 season with two wins in two games. They defeated Ritchie County and Petersburg with scores of 6-1 for each match. In both matches, the Indians had wins from all their singles players; Dalas Carder, Natalie Hashem, Lizzy Langenstein and […]

Tanouye sweeps 1600 and 3200 meters at Keyser

by Jamie Harris The Paw Paw Pirates Track Team ventured to Keyser last Thursday, March 29 to participate in a six team meet. Also participating were Berkeley Springs, Moorefield, Tucker County and Union. Tucker County was the top girls team while the host Golden Tornado took the top boys team honors. The Pirates boys track […]

Public lands will open to Sunday hunting in June

A bill that will allow Sunday hunting on public lands in West Virginia got the approval of Gov. Jim Justice last Thursday, March 29. SB 451 passed almost unanimously during this year’s legislative session. Last year, Gov. Justice signed a bill permitting Sunday hunting on private land with written permission of the landowner. The new […]

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