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April 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge sentences escapee from court

During a plea hearing on Thursday, April 16 in Morgan County Circuit Court, Charles W. Decker said he showed “a horrible lack of judgment” when he assaulted a bailiff and probation officer and fled from court last December. More...

A real gully-washer

Rain storms on Sunday night, April 19, and Monday evening, April 20, caused ditches along Radio Station Road to overflow and leave debris and small streams flowing down the road Tuesday morning, Apri More...

Opinions

Early signs of the campaign

Senator Joe Manchin’s very public decision not to return to West Virginia to run for Governor in 2016 is pretty big news for a lot of reasons. More...

Johnson’s Repair Shop was there

Long before it was Maria’s Garden restaurant, the building on the corner of Independence and Wilkes Streets in downtown Berkeley Springs held Johnson’s Repair Shop, shown in this photo lo More...

IN THE WILD

Tree Swallows

I always thought that all swallows looked pretty much alike, but not anymore. I’m practically an expert when it comes to recognizing tree swallows. More...

What's Happening

Rabies clinic

The Humane Society of Morgan County is holding a rabies clinic on Saturday, May 2, 9-11 a.m. at the shelter, located at 5366 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs. Cats must be in carriers and dogs must be leashed. Rain or shine. More...

Work on panels continues

The Morgan Arts Council welcomes residents and visitors of all ages to make art for the town in the second phase of a public-art mural workshop of the Engage Berkeley Springs project, Saturday, April 25. More...

2015 Bark For Life

The American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life will be held May 2 noon-4 p.m. The event is a noncompetitive walk for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. More...

Police & Safety

County Agent’s Corner

Smart Selections: Find the best plants for your spring garden Beyond the longer days, warmer weather and budding trees, spring’s onset signals that the last pesky frost is right around the corner, and seedlings will soon take their place in the More...

Man gets decades in prison for sexual abuse

William Pratt, 43, formerly of Berkeley Springs was sentenced last Tuesday, April 14 for more than a dozen counts of sexually abusing a local girl between 2008 and 2012. His victim was 10 years old at the time the abuse began. More...

“The end of an era”

Longtime emergency medical responder and one of the founders of the Morgan County Rescue Squad, Robert “Bob” Stotler died on Sunday, April 19 at the age of 84 after a long illness. More...

School News

Boy Scout Troop 121 hits the scene

by Jazz Clark Meeting every Monday evening at the Morgan County Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Troop 121 is the newest addition to Morgan County’s Boy Scouts of America presence. More...

He found the first ones!

Steve Spielman, Sr. brought by his first morel mushrooms of the season on Friday, April 17. He hunted them up around 10 a.m. after a five-mile walk. Spielman has been hunting morels for 50 years. More...

6th Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship program crowns winners

The 6th Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program was held on Sunday, April 12 in the Connie Perry Community Auditorium at Berkeley Springs High School. More...

Grand Jury indicts 11 in April term

Fewer than a dozen people were indicted by the April term of the Morgan County Grand Jury last Wednesday, April 15. Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes presided over the hearings. More...

Bear sightings near homes continue

During the last few weeks, a sizable bear has meandered its way across Morgan County, encountering several homeowners along the way. More...

VFW Post 4019 slated to reopen

After nearly three months of charter suspension, the Berkeley Springs VFW Post 4019 is on its way to reopening, post officials said Monday. More...

Miss Morgan County winners

Winners of the 2015 Miss Morgan County are left to right: Tiny Miss-Drew West, Little Miss- Mollie Rebuck, Junior Miss-Kaleah Mellott and Miss Morgan County-Stephanie Golden. More...

News

Lawmakers give Capitol update at Chamber dinner

The Berkeley Springs Chamber of Commerce held their annual legislative update dinner for members on Wednesday, April 15 to discuss laws passed and other changes within West Virginia’s political halls. More...

Friends of Cacapon clean below bridge

As part of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection statewide Make It Shine Cleanup Campaign, members of the Friends of the Cacapon watershed group collected several bags of litter an More...

This Week in West Virginia History

April 22, 1908 - Marshall ‘‘Little Sleepy’’ Glenn was born in Elkins. Glenn coached basketball at West Virginia University from 1934 to 1938 and football from 1937 to 1940. More...

Letters

Hands off homeopathy

Dear Editor: As reported this Monday on NPR, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting hearings this week on homeopathy. More...

Local good work

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Credit where it’s due

Dear Editor: With the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament now in the books, I would like to address one of Jim Buzzerd’s more recent articles where he stated that the Big Twelve Conference was probably the strongest basketball conference fro More...

Obituaries

Charles V. Wilson

1924-2015 Charles V. “Slick” Wilson, 90, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, April 20, 2015 at Canterbury Center, Shepherdstown. More...

Charles W. Hovermale

1934-2015 Charles “Chuck” William Hovermale, 80, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at his home in Longleaf Place. Born December 4, 1934, in Berkeley Springs, son of the late Russell Lee and Pearl Duckwall Hovermale. More...

Franklin G. Connor, Sr.

1934-2015 Franklin Gale Connor, Sr., 80, died Monday, April 13, 2015 at Stella Maris Hospice in Lutherville, Md. Born on May 4, 1934 in Johnstown, Penn., son of Fulton I. Connor and Gladys Gale Connor. More...

Sports

Lady Indians win fifth straight

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Varsity Softball Team pushed their winning streak to five straight after four games played this week. More...

Tribe defeats Martinsburg then drops four straight

After an impressive winning streak the week before which carried into Monday, the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Baseball Team was left reeling after dropping four in a row last week. More...

Upcoming BSHS Athletic schedule

Wednesday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. - Varsity baseball, home, Clear Spring Wednesday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. - Varsity softball, home, Clear Spring Wednesday, April 22, 4 p.m. More...

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