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February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Snowball anyone?

Judith Pearson brought in photos of her 10-week old puppy experiencing his first winter snow recently. Here, he’s waiting for his kids to return and play with a snowy soccer ball. More...

Train derailments a concern for towns along rail lines  Free Access 

Last week’s Mount Carbon, train derailment is the latest in a string of train derailments over the past several years involving highly flammable crude oil or other hazardous substances. More...

Opinions

Time to shop for seeds

Seed catalogs are coming in the mail, inspiring thoughts of planting a spring garden. The “Oldest Seed House in America” advertised their wares in the program of the 1940 Morgan County Tomato Festival. More...

Sorry – it really is global warming

Scientists must be driven endlessly crazy by the way the general public reacts to their studies and discoveries, and uses selective bits of “science” to justify all manner of things. More...

Letters

Bar supports VFW causes

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Meat-free Lent

Dear Editor: Lent is the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. More...

Praise for road crews

Dear Editor: It used to be that for hours after a snow event, our time would be taken in making phone calls to locate neighborhood sightings of a snow plow in the hope that it was moving in our direction. But not this year. More...

What's Happening

25th Water Tasting winners

Indigo H2O is having a good weekend. Their cobalt blue bottle is included in the Oscar swag bag and on Saturday, February 21, they won the gold for best purified water in the world at the 25th anniversary Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. More...

Scrabble tournament

Jenna’s Joy Foundation, a local non-profit organization, is hosting a Scrabble tournament Sunday, March 1 starting at 1 p.m. at Angus and Ale Restaurant in Berkeley Springs. More...

Free All-Ages Music Night

Free All-Ages Music Night will be held at BlackCat Music Shop, 155 Independence Street on Saturday, February 28, 6:30- 10 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Truck crash blocked U.S. 522

A two-truck collision in the 7000 block of Valley Road south of Berkeley Springs closed at least one lane of the main road for more than two hours last Wednesday, February 18. No one was injured in the crash. Sgt. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: February 15 Arrest of Ronald William Schulze, 65, D.U.I. Arrest of Grant Edward Sandy, 20, possession less than 15 grams. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Worley 2014 Cadet of the Year

A member of the Martinsburg Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has been named the 2014 Cadet of the Year for the West Virginia Wing. The selection of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Nathan A. More...

Student poverty rate rises to 60% countywide

The percentage of needy children attending Morgan County Schools rose to 60% this year, with the highest poverty rates among elementary age students in Paw Paw and in the areas served by Widmyer Elementary. More...

Intermediate school kids make Lego self-portraits

All Warm Springs Intermediate School fourth graders created Lego self-portraits with art teacher Marianna Ruggiero as a print-making project. More...

Pipes, school days & plans busted by bitter cold

Staying indoors was widely repeated advice during last week’s severe cold and winter weather, and for many workers and school children, they weren’t given much choice. More...

Planners approve waivers for Oakland development

Plans by Cross Development, LLC, of Addison, Texas to purchase land in southern Morgan County for a Dollar General store seem more likely now, as county planners granted multiple waivers to the company last Tuesday, February 17. More...

Man arrested here indicted on federal conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury in Wheeling returned an indictment last Thursday, February 19, charging a West Virginia man with fabricating his own death in an effort to desert from the U.S. Coast Guard, United States Attorney William J. More...

News

Town to proceed with Train Depot

WV Division of Highways (WVDOH) sent a letter to the Town of Bath on Friday, February 13 giving a conditional notice to proceed with the construction phase on the train depot project in North Berkeley Springs. More...

American Legion Auxiliary news

The bad weather has not kept the members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60, Berkeley Springs from helping others. More...

First United Methodist Church sponsors running program

First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs is hosting a new running program focusing on physical and spiritual growth for runners and walkers of all ages and experience. More...

Columns

At The Capitol

Train derailment doesn’t shift state lawmakers’ agendas

Outside events – including brutal winter weather and a catastrophic oil train derailment in nearby Fayette County – overshadowed the sixth week of the 2015 regular session of the Legislature. More...

Wish I’d said that

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. - William E. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council1310 Kanawha Blvd., E.Charleston, WV 25301 February 26, 1869 - The legislature approved a bill moving the state capital to Charleston. More...

Calendar

March

Thursday, February 26– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– Starting Points Play Group, 1p.m.– Past Matrons, Past Patrons– AA, St. More...

Obituaries

Doris L. Miller

1928-2015

Doris Louella Miller, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, February 23, 2015 at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation & Nursing. Born August 15, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Elmo and Cassie E. Seale Grames. More...

William E. Comp, Sr.

1920-2015

William Elwood Comp, Sr., age 94, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away peacefully on February 16, 2015 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. More...

John M. Volkhardt

1917-2015

John M. (Jack) Volkhardt, 97, passed away on February 15, 2015. Jack was born April 13, 1917 in Chester, Pennsylvania to George and Evelyn (Mitchell) Volkhardt. More...

Sports

Harrington sparks Lady Indians past Hancock, 42-28

Just a few weeks ago the Hancock Lady Panthers erased a large deficit at home to the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians to stun the visitors by two points. More...

Indians finish third at Regional Championships

Faith captures Regional Championship, Davis and Clark finish second

A mere 19 points separated the Berkeley Springs High School Indians from Braxton County for the Class A/AA Region II runner-ups on February 20-21. More...

Tribe rolls by Hancock

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys Basketball Team got back to its winning ways last Friday, February 20 with an impressive 74-46 win over the visiting Hancock Panthers. More...

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