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November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans gathered for Vietnam remembrance

There were few seats open at American Legion Post 60 on the evening of Tuesday, November 11, as veterans and families of veterans acknowledged the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. More...

Opinions

The old expressions still survive here and there

Reprinted from the “Sugar Grove” column by Paula Mitchell in The Pendleton Times, Franklin, W.Va. More...

Those farm beauties

Iris Jean Peck dropped by the news office with this gem of a photo recently. More...

Letters

Return the money

Dear Editor: Last week, a federal grand jury in Charleston indicted former Massey Energy CEO Donald Blankenship for crimes in connection with the April 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in Montcoal, that killed 29 miners. More...

What's Happening

“A Dickens of a Christmas in Berkeley Springs” scheduled for first two weekends in December

The second annual “A Dickens of a Christmas in Berkeley Springs” will be held the first two weekends in December in the downtown area of Berkeley Springs. More...

French to speak at Civil War raid event

The sesquicentennial of Rosser’s Raid on New Creek, W.Va. will be marked on Saturday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at The Davis Center of Potomac State College in Keyser. More...

Strings for Food campaign

BlackCat Music Shop is partnering with D’Addario Strings, for the fourth year, in its Strings for Food campaign. More...

Police & Safety

Probation pulled by Circuit Judge in multiple cases

During recent criminal hearings, Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes revoked probation for several offenders who had violated the terms of their probation agreements. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: November 9 Arrest of Felipe Ochoa, 38, D.U.I. Arrest of Kimberly Ann Shunney, 48, D.U.I. Unwanted person, Buzzard Acres Lane, gone upon arrival. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

Sports

BSHS Varsity Football Team

Berkeley Springs High School Football 2014 Roster - Garrett Lord, Colin McLauglin, Brandon Keefer, Tyler Bauer, Levi Haines, Jeremy Walls, Keith Young, Trevor Holt, Trey Ratcliffe, Brady Tritapoe, Ri More...

Chip Shots

Shooting woes

If two games can be used as an indicator this season’s edition of the West Virginia University basketball team will have some long nights shooting the basketball ahead. More...

Warm Springs Youth Football League 2014

Pee Wee Team

Pee Wee Football Team - row one, left to right: Andrew Bland, Shawn Bland, Christian Bermanski, Evan Zombro, Brady Barrett, Collin Turner and Aidan Mincher. More...

Former Parks & Rec treasurer gets probation

During a hearing in Morgan County Circuit Court before Judge Christopher Wilkes last Wednesday, November 12, James Michael Burks entered into a two-year pre-trial diversion for the felony embezzlement case against him. More...

Stoney Creek Store serving Largent again

Joe Decker closed the doors of Stoney Creek Country Store on January 31, 2014 after many years in business. Now, the Largent convenience store has opened under the care of two new owners. More...

News

Last chance for a true Indian Summer this week

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, this fall is expected to be warmer than average in most regions. But not all warm spells are Indian Summer, they say. There are several things that characterize a true Indian Summer: More...

Health Board reviews smoking ban options

During their monthly meeting on Monday, November 17, the Morgan County Health Board started the discussion on whether a revision to the county’s Clean Air Act is needed to strengthen rules on public tobacco use. More...

Middle school student injured during incident

A Warm Springs Middle School student was transported to War Memorial Hospital by Morgan County Emergency Medical Services on Monday, November 17, as a precautionary measure after a traumatic injury to the head during a school incident. More...

Columns

A Word A Day

All readers are welcome to submit their favorite words, along with a dictionary definition, on a rotating basis. Watch the line at the bottom of the column – the one that says “Next words start with…” More...

Under the dome

Armstead, Cole likely to lead Legislature under GOP rule

It will be the first time in the history of the current State Capitol building in Charleston, dedicated in 1932, that members of the Republican party will sit in the majority offices. More...

IN THE WILD

More on Global Warming

I’ve never heard of a polar vortex until last year, and by golly we are having another one right now! A polar vortex is lots of seriously cold Arctic air drifting south from the North Pole. More...

Obituaries

Dayton A. “Pete” Omps, Jr.

1930-2014

Dayton A. “Pete” Omps, Jr., 84, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, November 14, 2014 in Winchester Medical Center. More...

Viola J. Sherrard

1927-2014

Viola J. "Vie" Sherrard, age 86 of Shippensburg, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Friday, December 2, 1927 in Berkeley Springs, daughter of the late Emmitt A. More...

Linda M. Zawacky

1943-2014

Linda Mae Zawacky, 71, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg. Born September 29, 1943 in McConnellsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert Morrow and Carrie Hilda Carbaugh Kendall. More...

School News

New Widmyer principal & programs focus on student skills

Widmyer Elementary students began the school year with a new principal at the wheel and new reading and science programs. The school continues its focus on reading and math. More...

Honor Roll

Greenwood Elementary First nine weeks “A” honor roll Third grade — Malachi Unger, Kira Heironimus and McKenna Sulser. Fourth grade — Hunter Hovermale, Elise Taylor and MaKenna Wink. More...

Honor Roll

Warm Springs Intermediate School

First Nine Weeks “A” honor roll More...

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