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February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff seeks interest in forming local Crime Solvers

In an effort to gather more information and secure the help of the public, Sheriff KC Bohrer is promoting the formation of a local Crime Solvers chapter by community members. More...

Residents, protestors gather at Hancock pipeline open house

Dozens of people protesting construction of a natural gas supply line west of Hancock and under the Potomac River packed into the Hancock Community Center last Thursday, February 9 during an Open House put on by the company wanting to build the line. More...

Opinions

Budget fixes must put citizens first

State lawmakers and many residents are uneasy with Governor Jim Justice’s proposal to fill a $600 million budget gap for West Virginia. More...

Future Farmers

Morgan Golden, the current reporter for the Berkeley Springs High School FFA chapter, shared several old club photos with us this week. More...

At The Capitol First week of the 83rd Legislature

What may go down in history as one of the most unusual and colorful State of the State addresses also opened what could become one of the most contentious legislative sessions in recent memory.  More...

Obituaries

Deanie L. Clark

1978-2017

Deanie Lea Stotler Clark, 38, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md.  Born November 1, 1978, she was the daughter of Peggy Lea Stotler, Berkeley Springs.  She was a Christian.  She was More...

Josephine A. Michael

1919-2017

Josephine Anna DiCarlo Michael, 97, of Pearland, Texas died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her daughter’s home.  Born October 25, 1919 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Ignazio “James” and Francesca “Fr More...

Ivan V. Smith, Sr.

1929-2017

Ivan V. More...

Sports

Braithwaite’s 31 points leads Pirates to win over Hundred

The Paw Paw Pirates hosted Hundred High School in boys’ basketball action on Monday, February 6. More...

Lady Indians lose 3 in hoops action

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians may look back on the 2016-2017 regular season and view it as a season of missed opportunities. More...

Ernie Swartz signs to play baseball

Ernie Swartz, center, from Paw Paw High School signs to play baseball with Allegany College of Maryland. With Swartz, front row, left to right: Tonia Cox, Jeff Cox, Nicole Swartz and Evelyn Herndon. More...

Fire destroys home in southern end of county

Area firefighters battled a February 8 fire that destroyed a home and displaced a family in southern Morgan County.  The parents of the homeowner were home when the fire broke out but the couple was able to get out of the house safely with their More...

Three Flying Tigers war pilots identified after 75 years—one from Morgan County

The remains of three fighter pilots – one from Berkeley Springs — who died in 1941 while training as members of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigers in Toungoo, Burma were identified in January and will be coming home after 75 years. More...

Winter reappeared

Warm Springs Ridge served as a snowy backdrop to the courthouse spire last Thursday, February 9. More...

News

Town of Bath Briefs

On Saturday, April 1 and 8, the Town of Bath will be participating in the statewide cleanup “Make It Shine.” This year’s event will be headed up by councilwoman Tiffany Peace White.  All the needed materials such as bags, glove More...

High winds cause outages

Extreme weather conditions with wind gusts of up to 52 mph occurred before midnight Sunday, February 12, according to the National Weather Service website for Berkeley Springs.  On Monday, February 13, 136 homes or businesses in Morgan County we More...

Town business group reports progress on Hub Zone effort

Bath Development Authority member Ron Martin said the contract agreement with HUB zone consultant Dave Ranck and the BDA has been signed and is moving forward for the development of business opportunities for the Town of Bath.  More...

What's Happening

55 Plus luncheon

The 55 Plus Community ‘Pot Luck’ Luncheon was held at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, January 16, with 55 in attendance.  Linda Wachter, chairperson, opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

One night only at BSHS, MmmBeth

The Berkeley Springs High School Drama Department will be doing a one act play, “MmmBeth,” in the regional thespian festival. More...

Jazz festival

The Eastern Regional Jazz Festival will be held Saturday, February 25, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Martinsburg High School, 701 S. More...

Police & Safety

Sheriff seeks special deputies to add home confinement monitoring

In an effort to expand the county’s Home Confinement program, Sheriff KC Bohrer asked the County Commission to approve hiring at least two part-time special deputies to monitor offenders.  More...

Berkeley Springs Fire Dept. Emergency Calls

Chief Jamie Clark reported the following calls for the month of January:  January 2  Structure fire, Pious Ridge Road (Box 1-55).  Gasoline fuel spill, S. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer provides the following report of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department for February 5- 11.  February 5  Dispute over property on Jim West Road, Deputy Cobern advised complainant of options.  More...

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