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March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Youth art on display

An abstract work by Alex Cave, a fourth-grader at Paw Paw Elementary School, is featured on the poster promoting the youth art show at The Ice House. The show begins March 6. See story, page 4. More...

Drug use fuels property crimes, family members affected

Drug use in Morgan County has had a significant impact on property crimes, according to local police. More...

Opinions

Come on, thaw!

Late winter still has a hold on nature and the local landscape, but March promises an end to that. Jane Beebe snapped this icy closeup and submitted it to the Photo Contest not too long ago. More...

Messages don’t line up

Politicians’ refrain of making West Virginia “more attractive for business” should be practically dead from overuse by next week’s end of the 2015 legislative session. More...

Letters

VFW is safe place for vets

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Knotts’ letter about the Berkeley Springs VFW Post 4019 on February 18. More...

Let Middle East settle ISIS

Dear Editor: More...

Blame it on global warming

Dear Editor: Temperatures are warm, caused by global warming. Temperatures are cold, caused by global warming. No snow, too much snow, again global warming. No, let’s make it climate change. More...

What's Happening

Art show celebrates youth art month

The Morgan Arts Council celebrates National Youth Art Month with the 17th annual gallery exhibit of artwork created by local youth at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs. More...

Free Open Mic Night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring their Free Open Mic Night Friday, March 6 from 6:30-10 p.m. This monthly event is hosted by local musician, Mike Clement, and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. More...

Open mic for poets

There will be a free Open Mic for poets and writers at The New Earth Granary, 143 North Mercer Street on Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m. Take your own poems, short stories or songs or those of your favorite writers and read for five to seven minutes. More...

Police & Safety

Former county teacher, principal, charged in Charleston police sting

The Wetzel County School Superintendent who was arrested in a Valentine’s Day prostitution sting in Charleston worked in Morgan County as a teacher and school principal for eight years, according to local school officials. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: February 22 Trespassing complaint, S. Washington Street. Domestic dispute, verbal, Canon Drive. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Lauren Nicole McCarty, 21, of Needmore, Pa., was sentenced to six days in jail and $460 in fines and costs for aggravated driving under the influence. More...

School News

Middle school students make multi-cultural masks

Warm Springs Middle School students in art teacher Rachel Brown-Wilson’s seventh grade classes have been learning about the traditions of mask-making. More...

Morgan County Schools Social Studies Fair winners 2015

Morgan County Schools annual Social Studies Fair was Saturday, February 28, at Warm Springs Middle School. Students from all elementary, middle and high schools in Morgan County participated in this event. More...

Honor Roll

PAW PAW SCHOOL

Second Nine Weeks A Honor Roll Third grade: Audrey Helmick, Karynn Kerns and Miah Smith. Fourth grade: Orren Abrell. Sixth grade: Daniel Pracht and Lizzie Ryan. More...

Allemong leading county grants office

Grant funds are helping pay for projects and personnel across Morgan County, and the person now in charge of managing those grants is Stefanie Allemong. More...

Boy located in second day of search

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the search for a lost boy in the area of River Road last Thursday night and Friday morning. The child’s whereabouts and safety were confirmed on Friday afternoon. More...

State renews Coolfont sewer plant permit until 2018

Developers of the former Coolfont Resort have until 2018 to build a sewer plant and get the facility online under a permit issued to them on February 11 by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). More...

News

West Virginians saving health costs, getting insured at higher rates in 2014

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says West Virginia residents have saved $162,829,766 in health care costs since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010. More...

List of bills passed in Legislature grows

The House Delegates passed the Committee Substitute of S.B. 361 by a vote of 56-39 on February 28. More...

Spring forest fire season now through May 1

The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state’s spring forest fire season starts March 1 and runs through May 31. During these three months, daytime burning is prohibited from the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Columns

At The Capitol

Political maneuvering ramps up during final weeks of session

There were procedural maneuvers and flaring tempers aplenty, as the 2015 regular session of the Legislature began counting down this week to its March 14 conclusion. More...

Wish I’d said that

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council1310 Kanawha Blvd., E.Charleston, WV 25301 March 5, 1856 - Calhoun County was created from neighboring Gilmer County and named for John C. Calhoun, who served as vice president under John Adams and Andrew Jackson. More...

Calendar

March

Thursday, March 5– Pleasant View Com. Centermeet, 7 p.m.– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30,homes– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. More...

Obituaries

Jeffery A. Shambaugh

1964-2015

Jeffery Allen Shambaugh, 50, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, February 27, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born June 15, 1964 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Ralph Neil, Sr. More...

James R. Ambrose

1930-2015

James Robert “Bob” Ambrose, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, February 27, 2015 at his home. Born May 7, 1930 at Stotlers Crossroads, he was the son of the late James Jacob and Helen Burford Tyler Ambrose. More...

Rodney L. Bivens

1961-2015

Rodney Lynn Bivens, 53, of Hancock, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his home. Born March 7, 1961 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Paul Nelson and Helen Grace Leader Bivens. He was of the Protestant faith. More...

Sports

Seniors lead offensive outburst

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team ended their regular season last week with a pair of impressive wins. It was also what Coach Jeremy Horvat wanted to see out of his squad at this junction of the season. More...

Zach Davis 5th place finish leads Indians at State Championships

This past week nine members of the Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Wrestling Team headed to the Big Sandy Superstore Arena for the Class A/AA WV State Wrestling Championships. More...

Lady Indians season comes to an end in Keyser

Keyser wasted no time last Monday, February 23 in establishing themselves as one of the top girls’ basketball teams in the state of West Virginia. More...

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