Author: Hannah Heishman

MPD sports new body cameras

The Moorefield Town Council managed a lot of quicker items during their meeting July 19. Council members approved USDA Draw #35 for the water plant project. It was $2856 for Gwin Dobson and Foreman, the engineering firm overseeing the project. They decided they would be comfortable spending up to $275,000[Read More…]

Council Approves Draft Agreement for Dog Warden

The Moorefield Town Council met Nov. 2, because Town Hall was a polling place Nov. 3 for the general election. The Council approved a draft agreement with Hardy County regarding payment for the dog warden’s services. The discussion began at the Oct. 20 meeting, during which Council members asked questions[Read More…]

Moorefield Road Work Begins

Driving through Moorefield won’t get easier any time soon. The West Virginia Department of Highways started the first of four contracts last week involving Main Street. The contract involves upgrading and extending a drain line from Moorefield High School to Spring Avenue.  The second contract, currently set to start in[Read More…]

Benefit events at Moorefield Town Park Approved

The Moorefield Town Council approved two events — a big ball softball tournament for Maggie Eye and a concert for Joshua Shirk — and waived all fees for both at their regular meeting Sept. 1. Eye, 41, of Fisher, was recently diagnosed with advanced cancer. She has four children, and[Read More…]

Moorefield Council Discusses Standards

Donald Eye approached the Moorefield Town Council at their meeting on July 7, 2020, asking the town take over the Lee Street Pump Station, which serves his family and the Masonic Lodge. Eye told the Council that he and the Lodge paid to put the station in approximately 20 years[Read More…]

Hawley Arrested After Foot Chase

Steven Hawley Moorefield Police Department Lieutenant Mel Burrows was on routine patrol in the Town Park on Friday afternoon, June 26. She saw a man, identified as Steven Hawley of Moorefield, near the pool smoking a cigarette.  Burrows knew Hawley had an active arrest warrant, and attempted to make contact[Read More…]

Moorefield Council Approves July 4 Celebration with Adjustments

The Moorefield Town Council met in the Town Hall on June 16 for the first time since COVID-19 forced them into self-isolation and social distancing. They met early to discuss proposed changes to personnel policies, proposed by Town employee supervisors. Most suggestions involved adjusting outdated actions and chains of command[Read More…]

Community Reacts to Black Lives Matter Movement

Aija Burnette, a 17-year-old rising senior at East Hardy High School, saw the cell phone video of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, and decided she’d had enough. She talked to her boyfriend and her friends, including Alivia Sager and Skyler Landacre, both 17 and classmates, and Taylor Strawderman, a 15-year-old[Read More…]

Moorefield Town Office Reopens to the Public

The Moorefield Town Council took advantage of extra space to spread out and social distance at their meeting on June 2: They used the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department’s Bingo Hall. Moorefield’s Public Utilities and Park employees returned to full-time schedules the day after Memorial Day, but had not yet completed[Read More…]

Moorefield Town Pool Opening Still Murky

The Moorefield Town Council met again by telephone on May 5. Police Chief Stephen Riggleman reported the department responded to 234 calls in April, which resulted in three felony arrests, 42 misdemeanors, and 78 combined traffic citations and warnings. On April 18, officers arrested a suspect in an attempted murder[Read More…]

Moorefield Council Delays Pool Opening Decision

The Moorefield Town Council tabled a decision regarding opening the Town Pool for the 2020 season until May during their meeting by telephone on April 21. Park Manager Juwana Bridger spoke to Hardy County Health Administrator Bill Ours. She said he suggested she, “err on the side of caution.” Bridger[Read More…]

Moorefield Council Meets by Telephone

The Moorefield Town Council met April 7 via teleconference, to maximize safety and still conduct business during COVID-19 restrictions. The Moorefield Police Department responded to 227 calls in March. Officers made two felony arrests, 68 misdemeanor arrests, and 250 traffic warnings and citations. Police sergeant Kevin Helmick completed his training[Read More…]

COVID-19, Budget Are on Town’s Agenda

COVID-19 was the first topic at the March 17 Moorefield Town Council meeting. “Right now, we’re operating as normal,” Moorefield Police Department Chief Stephen Riggleman said, adding that officers are using nitirile gloves, washing hands, and disinfecting gear and vehicle interiors. Riggleman said that there likely would be no municipal[Read More…]

Cupid Finds Love

The Moorefield Police Department responded to a call on Feb. 14 regarding an orange cat with a head injury near Metallurgy Street in Moorefield. Officers found the male cat, which had been shot with an arrow. The MPD officers received assistance from W.Va. Natural Resource Police officers, who captured the[Read More…]