School Payments Get Techie

9 Oct

If you look at the history of technological advancements, we are living in a very impressive time. It has become clear that things we once did a certain way have become fully automated; or the tech is very close. This trend has started to leak into the Monongalia County Schools. This week’s School Board Meeting […]

National 4-H Week Comes to Monongalia County

9 Oct

It’s national 4-H week, and The Monongalia County School Board was greeted with a special presentation at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. Lucy Lambert, a former Skyview Elementary School student, and 4-H Camp Helper, was accompanied by her former teacher at Skyview, Christie Cumberbatch, as she came to tell the Morgantown school board just how […]

Walnut Street Business Owners Clarify Prior Claims and Concerns at City Council Meeting

9 Oct

For the second Morgantown City Council meeting in a row, Walnut Street business owners voiced concerns and complaints about undesirable behavior near their store fronts, believed to be related to the presence of Friendship House — a shelter and resource center operated by Milan Puskar Health Right. At the Sept. 17 meeting, Gary Tannenbaum of Blue […]

Star City is getting a pricy renovation

9 Oct

Star City better be ready for some new flowers and trees, because next Tuesday and Wednesday, Edith Barill Riverfront Park in Star City will be under construction. On Tuesday, the plants that grow along the lower river bank will be trimmed, and the trees in front of the pavilion will be removed. In addition, the large […]

School Cash Online Agreement Passed

9 Oct

Solving issues and difficulties that face Morgantown city schools and its staff is one of the major key roles of the Morgantown Board of Education. One of those issues at this week’s Board of Education meeting was updating the antiquated pay system created by Monongalia County to adapt to new methods of payments sent in by […]

The Homeless in Morgantown affecting businesses in a bad way

8 Oct

In a city council meeting on October 4th, the major issue that was addressed is the homeless epidemic here in Morgantown. Many business owners brought is to the council’s attention that the homeless population is really affecting their businesses in not a positive way. People who live close to the friendship house came in and talked […]

Friendship House causes concern for surrounding businesses

8 Oct

How often do you hear about people helping the homeless being a negative thing in a community?  Well on Tuesday night, there were concerns coming from the surrounding businesses and families that the Friendship House on Walnut Street in Morgantown is causing negative spillover affects for the people living in the area.  There were owners […]

Traffic Commission Meeting

7 Oct

On Wednesday October 2, a traffic commission meeting was held in the council chambers at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Amongst the various array of traffic issues that needed to be discussed, the bicycle board spoke about their upcoming plans to create more bike lanes and look at how that would conflict with pedestrian safety. One […]

Morgantown Business Owners Take To City Council To Address Homelessness Downtown.

7 Oct

Homelessness is a visible problem in the heart of downtown Morgantown that has largely been neglected by the city government. So, on Oct. 1 business owners and local residents took to the Morgantown City Council to voice their concerns and explain the negative impacts being placed on their businesses and homes. A majority of business […]

Homelessness on Walnut Street Creates an Issue for Business Owners

6 Oct

Walnut Street seems to be the most common place for the homeless people of Morgantown to gather, which causes complaints by business owners on the street. At the Morgantown City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 1, community members of various backgrounds came to speak up about homelessness on Walnut Street. The Friendship House on Walnut […]