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MUB Proposal Leaves Mixed Feelings

9 Feb

The Morgantown Utility Board (MUB) presented proposals in front of a panel of council members that focused on improving the water and sewer systems. During the meeting, the city council and MUB discussed the budget to increase the effectiveness of both. Bill Kawecki, Second Ward council man and Deputy Mayor, discussed how the effectiveness of […]

Just Roll With It

9 Feb

To a majority bicycling is stereotyped by the short, tight, spandex wearing health nut that lives, sleeps, and breathes bike riding. However, many do not know that bicycling is becoming more popular everyday. Whether it is in the middle of winter or pouring down rain many communities are motivating residents to ride all year around […]

Somebody call 9-1-1…

17 Sep

Talk to any student at WVU who has placed a call to 9-1-1 for an emergency recently—they will all tell you the wait time to get a response is too long. It’s an emergency after all, and should be treated as such. But has anyone cared to dig deeper into why the wait is so […]

Expand or Restrict Parking First?

17 Sep

By: Emily Eisenhuth Do you live in Morgantown, WV? Do you go to school in Morgantown? If so then you know that parking here is a scarce resource and quite annoying to find on the streets or in parking buildings like the Mountainlair. At the Morgantown City Council meeting on Sept. 15, the issue of […]

9-1-1 Emergency… Can You Wait Please?

17 Sep

“The Constitution of the State of West Virginia provides certain powers to the County Commission, but these powers are limited to “the manner prescribed by law”. This means that the County Commissions’ powers must be expressly conferred by the Constitution or by acts of the Legislature.” This line above is the first line stated under […]

Solid Waste

17 Sep

Monongalia County Commission Meeting September 9th, 2015 “It’s become a situation, I think, that needs to be addressed at a higher level,” Tom Bloom, President of the Commission says in relation to the local Solid Waste Authority not having updated their webpage after repeated attempts by Bloom to make contact.  “…The misinformation is believed to […]

Cock-a-doodle-Do or Don’t?

16 Sep

The chicken crisis causing controversy for the City Council is taking over Morgantown and all its inhabitants. At the Morgantown City Council meeting on Sept. 15, the issue of considering approval of amending article 505 of the general offenses code regulating the keeping of animals and fowl was debated, leaving residents and council members at […]

Misinformation on Morgantown crime attributing to the city’s negative image

10 Feb

The city of Morgantown’s Neighborhood Coordinating Council met on Monday night to discuss local issues and suggest ways of improvement. The council, comprised of the leaders of nine Morgantown neighborhood associations and one business association, bring to light the issues and new initiatives happening in the neighborhoods and relay new information back to their residents. […]

Morgantown Crime

10 Feb

Crime was the main topic of discussion at last night’s Neighborhood Coordinating Council meeting. Officer Robert Balderson shared the statistics from the Morgantown Police Department, which included 3654 total calls and 91 arrests for the month of January.  The Police Department received 24 calls for arson, 1 for kidnapping, 13 for drugs, and 15 for […]

Neighborhood Coordinating Council

10 Feb

This past Monday, the Neighborhood Coordinating Council held their monthly meeting to discuss neighborhood issues, with crime being the main focus. Officer Balderson, a representative of the Morgantown Police Department, spoke to the council about the latest data and statistics, as well as measures that the police department is taking. Officer Balderson addressed the concern […]