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Berkeley Springs briefs

September 10, 2007|By TRISH RUDDER

Courthouse loan in the works



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A courthouse funding loan from the West Virginia Office of Economic Development is in the works, Morgan County Commission President Glen R. Stotler said Friday.

Stotler said he does not know the terms or the amount of the loan, but that information is expected to be received next week.

Stotler said the loan is a cooperative effort between the West Virginia Department of Commerce and Gov. Joe Manchin's office.

"We're still moving forward to a three-story building," Stotler said. "I think we will have the funds to make the three-story building happen. I'm optimistic about this."




Counties reach mutual aid deal



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County and Washington County have agreed to a 10-year mutual aid law enforcement agreement, pending approval of the Morgan County Sheriff's Department.

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Morgan County Commission President Glen R. Stotler said similar mutual-aid agreements are in place between counties involving rescue squads and fire companies.

Law enforcement mutual-aid agreements already are in place between Morgan, Hampshire, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

Law enforcement is needed is extreme emergencies "like the (Morgan County) courthouse fire," Stotler said.

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