A semi tractor-trailer from California discovered it was too large to maneuver through the bends on U.S. Route 9 West east of Largent late Monday afternoon. The tractor-trailer clipped a school bus mirror around 4 p.m. as it tried to pass it. No students were involved in the accident. There were no injuries.
Morgan County school bus driver John Munson had just dropped off his load of school kids at the Buzzerds and was heading west back to Paw Paw. Munson came around a sharp turn near Kilgore Road between Largent and Fisher's Bridge and found the tractor-trailer in his path. He said it just kept coming.
You've probably seen mentions in the paper that this spring's Health Olympics is under way. It's that time when many people in the Morgan County-Hancock area are trying to shape up after the winter of inactivity and fattening up.
As part of this year's events, Dr. Matt Hahn has organized a "Walk with the Doctor" each Thursday evening in April and May, alternating between Berkeley Springs and the Hancock Rail Trail. The first couple walks — with Morgan County Commissioner Brenda Hutchinson and Hancock's anti-smoking group as guest hosts – were on pretty wintry evenings.
The Town of Bath Historic Landmark Commission re-cently welcomed Jean Helsley to the commission.
The commission is completeing a final review of over 150 properties involved in the historic survey of the Town of Bath, which was conducted by Taylor and Taylor Association and funded by the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office.
Thirteen people were indicted by the Morgan County Grand Jury last week for crimes including the sexual assault of a teenaged girl and the malicious assault of two police officers, as well as burglaries, thefts and frauds.
The Grand Jury met on Tuesday, April 3, with Circuit Judge Gina Groh presiding.
Paw Paw Mayor Julie Kidwell is asking residents and commuters in the Paw Paw area to band together and request better cellular phone coverage.
Kidwell has created a petition to send to cellular companies. She is encouraging anyone who lives, travels, works or shops in the extended Paw Paw area to fill out the petition and send it to Paw Paw Town Hall or directly to their cellular phone company.