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Head-on crash closes down 522

A two-vehicle collision along U.S. 522 near River Road on Monday shut down traffic movement for more than an hour in the morning. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, a female driver operating a small passenger car was traveling south on U.S. 522 shortly before 6:30 a.m. when her[Read More…]

Big Pool man leads state police on high-speed chase

West Virginia State Police formed a rolling roadblock on Potomac Road early last Thursday, September 15, ending a high-speed chase that began at about 1 a.m. on Wilkes Street in Berkeley Springs. According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court by Trooper B.A. Meyers, police turned on[Read More…]

Hancock Police Report

Hancock Police report the following arrests and incidents from the week of September 12-18: September 12 Traffic enforcement in the Hancock area with one stop. Assault in the 100 block of Franklin Street. Report to follow. Assist Washington County Sheriff’s Office in the 13,000 block of Millstone Circle. Trespassing in[Read More…]

Eleanor Jean Effland

Eleanor Jean Effland 1934-2022 Eleanor Jean Effland, age 88, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at War Memorial Hospital. She was born January 3, 1934 in Huntingdon, Pa., the only child of the late Alton Leroy and Hazel Elizabeth Wible Hooper. She was a member of[Read More…]

Joan Steen Kuiken

Joan Steen Kuiken Joan Steen Kuiken, age 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Arrangements are being handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV.