Teen’s body found;

mom’s boyfriend charged

BERKELEY SPRINGS — The body of a missing Morgan County teenager  was found Thursday, followed quickly by the arrest of the girl’s mother’s boyfriend on a murder charge.

Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer announced the arrest of Andy McCauley Jr., 41. He was taken into custody by state police in Martinsburg hours after the body of 15-year-old Riley Crossman was found.

Officers from the Division of Natural Resources, assisting with the community-wide search, found Crossman’s decomposing body on an embankment about 5 miles from I-81 in neighboring Berkeley County.

Crossman was last seen in the early morning hours of May 8, and her mother reported the girl missing after learning she had not gone to school. Riley’s disappearance sparked about 300 volunteers to join the search Wednesday.

An autopsy was scheduled for Friday morning at the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston.

The community held a candlelight vigil for Thursday night at Berkeley Springs State Park.

UFO talk: UFO researchers are at the Capon Springs fire hall today and Saturday to hear from area residents about sightings.

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Co-op has open house, gallery event

The Hampshire Co-op in Romney will be holding a free-to-attend gallery reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, with artist Elizabeth Priesing who works with pastels, pencils, and fiber art.

The Co-op is also holding their free spring open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday with demonstrations in fiber, wood, and more. The Ukulele Club will also perform at the open house.

• The River House in Capon Bridge is also holding a variety of events including Trivia Night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, A volunteer workday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and Family Movie Night following from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, they will also have a poetry afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m.

Also this weekend: Romney Church of the Nazarene will hold their Feed My Sheep soup kitchen from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the church on 339 Elk Place and Romney First United Methodist Church will also be holding a spring concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church on 49 N. High Street.

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Trojan heartbreak

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — The Jefferson Cougars fought off a scrappy Hampshire team 6-5 on Tuesday night to win the region 2 section 2 championship.

After establishing a 5-1 lead in the 4th inning, Hampshire scored 4 runs in the top of the 5th to tie the game at 5-5.

Jefferson responded in the bottom half of the frame scoring a run on a Trojan fielding error to regain the advantage and that run proved to be the difference in the game.

Hickstory again? John Hicks, who has the longest discus throw ever in West Virginia high school history throws for the state championship this afternoon with an eye on setting the state meet record that has stood for 35 years. Hicks is in the shot put finals at 2 and the discus finals a 4. The meet begins at 2 this afternoon and runs until late Saturday afternoon in Charleston.

Also:  The Capon Bridge girls track team captures the PVL Championship Wednesday evening at the conference meet in Baker.



Always remember

Our tribute to those from Hampshire County who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

We’ll also cover:

• Teacher and service person of the year for Hampshire schools

• Some talent bridge designers from Romney Middle School

• All the highlights from the state track meet

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