An investigation by the Morgan County Health Department into the origins of medical trash found spread across six lots in downtown Berkeley Springs points to Dr. Andrew Berens' medical office on North Washington Street as the source of the waste.
The Morgan County School Board's financial future crystallized at the 11th hour last week. The five-member board voted unanimously to keep their special levy rate at 85% while funding a growing school budget.
The levy vote took place Thursday, March 20 after a Wednesday night budget workshop. Board member Larry Omps was absent from the vote.
Administrators at Berkeley Springs High School ushered in a new class schedule this week, aimed at giving failing students a chance to salvage their grades.
Principal George Ward said Monday that students would meet for an additional 30-minute class period each day, either receiving tutoring in subjects they were failing or engaging in club activities like FFA or student council.
Health Department officials, firefighters, police and a Washington County Hazmat team took charge of a block of downtown Berkeley Springs last Thursday, March 13, to remove pieces of medical waste and documents spread across six lots.