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February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New park super has long history with Cacapon, state parks

New Cacapon State Park Superintendent Scott Fortney comes with a long history of serving as a park administrator at state parks across West Virginia for nearly 21 years. More...

Opinions

Opioid prescriptions: CDC guidelines are needed

Common sense would certainly dictate that those individuals who have survived an opioid-related overdose should not be prescribed additional opioid medicines. More...

At The Capitol

Legislature addresses labor issues

Two key parts of the Republicancontrolled Legislature’s agenda passed during the fourth week of the 2016 regular session – although Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has indicated he will veto both bills. More...

Here’s to romance!

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Letters

Off to a good start

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Sidewalk safety an issue

Dear Editor: This is a letter I have shared with the Town of Bath government and Mayor: More...

Obituaries

Earl M. Crone, Jr.

1932-2016

Earl Michael Crone, Jr., 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born January 15, 1932 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Earl Michael, Sr. and Mary Ethlene Davis Crone. More...

Raymont P. Hunt

1944-2016

Raymond Paul Hunt, 71, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born June 7, 1944 in Lookout, Ken., he is the son of the late Elihue and Ollie Watson Hunt. He was a Christian. More...

Larry C. Stanley

1938-2016

Larry C. “Skip” Stanley, 77, of Chinook, Mont., died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, Chinook. He was born December 20, 1938 in Big Pool, Md., son of the late William “Bill” E., Sr. More...

Sports

Indians lose heartbreaker to Keyser 63-60

It was a tough week for the Berkeley Springs High School Boys Varsity Basketball team. After suffering a 64-34 loss to Frankfort on Tuesday, February 2, the Indians returned to action on Friday, February 5, to take on the Golden Tornados of Keyser. More...

Lady Pirates get three wins

After a long week of games, the Paw Paw High School Girls Varsity Basketball team added three more wins to their record, bringing it to 4-13. More...

Lady Indians defeat WVSD & Hancock

The Berkeley Springs Girls Varsity Basketball team is now 7-11 after falling to Clear Spring, but defeating the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Hancock. The Lady Indians faced Clear Spring on Wednesday, February 3. More...

High water, but no widespread flooding

Melting snow from Winter Storm Jonas raised a lot of concerns last week as the Cacapon River started to swell. The National Weather Service issued a River Flood Warning for the Cacapon River near Great Cacapon on Tuesday, February 2. More...

Winter Storm Jonas clean-up cost over $100K

Town of Bath Mayor Scott Merki opened last Tuesday’s meeting of Bath Council with a report he titled “Snow, Snow, and more Snow.” More...

New tide of STD, HIV cases trouble state health officials

Cases of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been on the increase in both West Virginia and Maryland since 2010. HIV and STDs are transmitted through unprotected sex. More...

News

Drug distributor settles for $2.5 million for allegations of “flooding” state

Ohio-based Miami-Luken Inc. has agreed to pay $2 million initially and $500,000 over the next two years as part of a settlement announced by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office recently. More...

Rotary trivia contest attracts teams, fans

“What Rotary Club traveled the furthest to support the Hancock Rotary’s First Annual Trivia Contest to End Polio?” It’s a tough question, worthy of Trivia Master Randy Mean’s consideration. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301

February 10, 2010 - Frederick Appleton ‘‘Fred’’ Schaus, West Virginia University basketball All- American, coach, and athletic director, died at the age of 84 in Morgantown. More...

What's Happening

Temporary power outage

Potomac Edison has announced that electricity customers in the Sir Johns Run Road area will see their power turned off on Thursday morning, February 11, between 9 and 11 a.m. for maintenance purposes. More...

Community foundation accepting grant applications until March 14

The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s competitive grants programs will award more than $125,000 this spring to area schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. More...

February

Thursday, February 11 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m., Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. View School, 1:30 – Post 60 American Legion Auxiliary – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., More...

Police & Safety

Sheriff’s Report Morgan County 304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: January 31 Unruly juvenile, Dhayer Road. Reckless driver, Cacapon Road. 911 hang up, Southridge Drive. Alarm, Warm Springs Middle School, secure. More...

Natural Resources Commission quarterly meeting in February

The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, February 21, at 1 p.m. at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources headquarters, 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Benjamin J. Kunze, 30, of Berkeley Springs must pay a $200 fine and $285.25 in court costs and fees after pleading guilty to driving under the influence. Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller: More...

School News

Positive youth media campaign

The Morgan County Partnership’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force held its annual positive youth media campaign called “What GOOD are you doing?” from November 2015 through January 2016. More...

Shepherd to offer help filling out FAFSA

Shepherd University is offering free help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid forms during College Goal Sunday, February 21, 1-4 p.m. in Erma Ora Byrd Hall. More...

Potomac State College to host Open House

Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University will host an Open House event on Monday, February 15. More...

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