January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Energy Express nixed for 2015

The six-week Energy Express summer reading and nutrition program won’t be held this summer in Berkeley Springs or Paw Paw because there aren’t local funds available to pay for it, program organizers announced late last week. More...

Opinions

Newbraugh’s feed

When this photo was taken in the 1920’s, Newbraugh’s Feed building stood on the east side of Mercer Street in downtown Berkeley Springs. The building was moved to the west side of the street in 1930, where it still stands. More...

What’s the rush?

Editorial

Since there’s no looming deadline or pressing reason to decide the fate of the North Berkeley Rail Trail this week, county officials shouldn’t rush to join Commissioner Bob Ford in his efforts to kill it. More...

Correction and clarification

In last week’s “Town to seek grant for community garden,” the headline was misleading. The grant was written by Morgan County Association for Food and Farms, and administered by the West Virginia University Extension Service. More...

Columns

White Fringe trees and Emerald Ash Borers

IN THE WILD

A long time ago I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry, but I don’t remember learning one thing about White Fringe trees. I suspect at the time they were not considered a lumber producing tree that foresters needed to study. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

January 21, 1906 - The first passenger train ran from Elkins to Charleston following completion of the Coal and Coke Railway. More...

Recalling Jan. 1977

Editor’s note: On January 12, 1977, West Virginia State Troopers Hercules and Johnson were shot and killed while taking a suspect into custody in Paw Paw. More...

Calendar

What’s Happening Where?

Thursday, January 22– 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. Mark’s, 7:30– Boy Scout Troop 27, GraceU.M. Church, 7 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: January 11 Arrest of Robert Allen Teates, 22, driving suspended 3rd. Domestic dispute reported, Cherry Lane, unfounded. More...

On the public docket

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

Clark gets probation for witness intimidation in Buell murder

Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes accepted pleas and sentenced offenders during recent court hearings this month in Morgan County Circuit Court. More...

Sports

McCumbee’s 27 points led Indians past Paw Paw Pirates

In a battle of the two high schools located in Morgan County, it was the Berkeley Springs Indians who dominated from start to finish to keep the homestanding Paw Paw Pirates winless on the season with a 75-58 win, Tuesday, January 13. More...

Youthful Indians Finish sixth at Braxton County Invitational

For the first time this wrestling season the Berkeley Springs High School Indians finally faced off with some of the competition that they will later on down the road at the Regional and State Championships. More...

Frankfort hands Lady Indians another loss

Coming into the 2014-15 basketball season veteran Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians head coach Dale McCumbee knew this season would be one struggle. More...

Four file for Bath office

Four Town of Bath residents had filed to run for town office in the June 9 municipal election that will elect five council members, a Town Recorder and mayor as of Tuesday, January 20. More...

Drones create buzz around county

Several Morgan County locals spied a drone flying in the area of Ruppenthal Road on Friday, January 9, leading to discussions on social media of what exactly the drone was doing. More...

State efforts could curb wait times for mental health care

Local and state access to mental health care for children and families has been a longstanding concern according to Gary McDaniel, Morgan County Schools social worker. More...

News

Great Cacapon firefighters honored for rescue

Great Cacapon firefighters and emergency personnel gathered at the Berkeley Springs American Legion for an awards banquet to honor exemplary service on Saturday, January 17. More...

DHHR announces energy assistance program for low income residents

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling announced that applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, January 26 and end Friday, February 6. More...

County Commissioners will hear assessment disputes in February

The Morgan County Commission will meet in its capacity as the Board of Equalization throughout the month of February. More...

Letters

Oppose dollar store

Dear Editor: My family is strongly opposed to the building of a Dollar General store at the corner of U.S. 522 and Oakland Road. Here’s why. I grew up in Berkeley Springs, as did my father and his father. More...

No place for cheating

Dear Editor: More...

From trail to library?

Dear Editor: More...

What's Happening

Great Gray Matter Challenge benefits literacy projects

The 2015 Great Gray Matter Challenge winning team answered 100 questions on mixed topics in arts, sciences, technologies and social studies with high success in 60 minutes. More...

Eagles Club auxiliary meeting

The Eagles Club #4433 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, January 27, 6 p.m. at the club. Prospective new members will be initiated. Nominees will be accepted and voted on for a Madam Vice President. More...

Open mic

There will be an Open Mic at The New Earth Granary in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, January 21, 7 p.m. For one year the group has been sharing poems, short stories and songs written by participants or their favorite writers. More...

Obituaries

Wynonia M. Foutz

1926-2015

Wynonia “Nonie” Mae Foutz, 88, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born April 8, 1926 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late James B. More...

Philip F. Blackburn, Sr.

1925-2015

Philip Francis “Pop Pop” Blackburn, Sr., 89, of Great Cacapon, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs. Born April 16, 1925 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Frank Garfield and Agnes M. More...

Clara L. Courtney

1927-2015

Clara Louise Courtney, 87, of Great Cacapon, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation & Nursing. Born July 24, 1927 in Paw Paw, daughter of the late Perry B. Rockwell and Hazel Malcom Rockwell. More...

School News

Youth class presents two-act skit

The youth class of the Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church recently presented the worship service, in a two-act skit entitled “The Real Meaning of Christmas.” Participants were, front row, from left: Jordan Disch, Catherine Myer More...

Greenwood Elementary School receives grant

Greenwood Elementary received a $500 ExxonMobil Alliance grant to be used for advance technology. The grant was made possible with the assistance of Larry Omps and Andrew Omps from Cacapon Market. More...

Potomac State College to hold FAFSA workshop

Potomac State College of West Virginia University will offer a free FAFSA workshop on ‘College Goal Sunday’ on February 15, 1 to 4 p.m. in Academy Hall, Room 309. More...

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