July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Correction

Last week’s coverage of the McCoy murder trial misspelled the name of one of the witnesses who testified in the trial. The man should have been identified as Josh Veillon, not Beillon. More...

100’ tower approved downtown

Town of Bath officials voted last Tuesday to allow downtown property owners JGM Properties, LLC, to build a 100-ft. internet tower behind their building at 303 North Washington Street. More...

Opinions

Our way or the highway

Morgan County has always attracted visitors, and hosted folks who come here to relax and enjoy the open air as a tonic for city and suburban living. That’s a good thing, and local people generally welcome newcomers with warmth. More...

Say “cheese”

The back of the top photo from our files includes names and ages, plus an identifying receipt from “Photo-Engraving by Mail” Basil L. Smith System, 1016 Cherry Street in Philadelphia. More...

What's Happening

3rd Annual Amazing Race

The 3rd Annual Amazing Race for Jenna’s Joy Foundation will be held on Saturday, August 1. Registration is accepted up until the morning of the event, but teams who pre-register before Saturday save 50%. More...

Portal/Threshold exhibit opens July 31

The Morgan Arts Council presents a new exhibit, “Portal/Threshold,” in the Ice House Gallery, July 31-September 20. A meet-theartists reception opens the show on Friday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs forum August 6

Van Applegate will present “Next Step Social Solutions” to the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) on Thursday, August 6, at the Bavarian Inn. More...

Police & Safety

River rescue call ends safely Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

First responders from both sides of the Potomac River activated their units to help locate four boaters near Hancock after dark on Sunday, July 26. More...

On the public docket

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

Sports

Morgan County’s Team WV drops two at Southeast Region Championships

The 50/70 West Virginia State Champions Morgan County Baseball Team packed their bags and headed for the Sunshine State Florida for the 2015 Southeast Regional Championships held in Apopka, Fla. More...

Morgan County Little League TCU

Morgan County Little League - TCU - front row, left to right: Alaira Harrington, Layla Parsell and Marley Heath. More...

School extra duty personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following extra duty and extracurricular personnel changes at their July 14 meeting: Debra Gates resigned as Warm Springs Middle School special education team leader. More...

Massive party turns violent, one arrested

A party that reportedly drew several hundred people to an isolated Morgan County property on Friday night turned into a fight that required police response from at least four agencies. More...

Town will reconsider Home Rule

A move by the Town of Bath council last year to seek home rule powers from the state missed the mark, but the town has another chance to apply for the program. More...

Training set for free community website

Comcast will conduct training sessions on August 5 and 6 at the Morgan Arts Council’s Ice House for local community organizations on how to post information to the new Berkeley Springs Community Matters.com website, sponsored by Comcast. More...

A long time coming...

Douglas Lyall holds the Purple Heart medal he was recently awarded for injuries he sustained in 1968 during combat in Vietnam. See story, page 5. photo courtesy of Douglas Lyall More...

News

Lyall receives Purple Heart four decades after Vietnam injuries

Nearly 47 years after being injured in a land mine explosion in Vietnam, Douglas R. Lyall, 67, of Berkeley Springs, has received the Purple Heart for his military service. More...

Pritchard’s third medical article published

Morgan County resident Eric Pritchard’s third peerreviewed article “A Survey Finds Thousands of Patient Counterexamples Disputing the Enforced Proscription of All Triiodothyronine Containing Therapies” (June 2015) has been published More...

Lady Eagles donate to local organizations

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4433 made donations on Thursday, July 23 to local groups to honor and support the work that their groups offer to the Morgan County Community. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. More...

A view of town, 100 years ago

This photo shows Berkeley Springs as it was in 1915. More...

IN THE WILD

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Every spring for the past 20 years, I’ve looked forward to the arrival of ruby throated hummingbirds at the feeder that hangs by our cabin. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Peters

Nancy Peters, born in September 1929, died July 20, 2015 at her home in Berkeley Springs. Daughter of Luther Clair and Mary Ruth Bobb, she was raised on a working farm in Mexico, Pennsylvania to an active and joy filled family. More...

Gary E. Barnhart

1944-2015

Gary E. Barnhart, 71, of Harrisonville, Pa., died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Andover, Pa., on July 8, 1944, the son of the late Mary K. Barnhart and Maurice "Junior" Lowans. More...

Aurora L. Stotler

1930-2015

Aurora Louise Poole Stotler, 85 of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at her home. Born January 1, 1930 in Cherry Run, she was the daughter of the late Sampson Dewey Poole and Hilda Agatha Fritz Poole. More...

School News

Back to school nights set for county schools

The Morgan County Board of Education has announced the following school orientation nights for students attending public schools in Morgan County during the next school year. The first day of school for Morgan County students is Monday, August 17. More...

Cheer season begins for BSHS

Tryouts for the varsity and junior varsity cheer teams for Berkeley Springs High School will be held on Monday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. Athletes are expected to have their current sports physical in addition to water and snacks. More...

Photo

Conrad Trump is pictured above a well-visited site in China during his one-month study abroad in the country. More...

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