June 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Northbound 522 detour Thursday

Drivers Maryland from West Virginia on northbound US 522 will be directed on a short detour due to road work north of the Potomac River Bridge in Hancock on Thursday, June 25. More...

Opinions

Time to get street open

One of the main access points to downtown Berkeley Springs and its attractions has been closed for two months now. Lower Fairfax Street was shut down after the April 27 fire and remains closed to traffic and parking still. More...

That’s what was showing in 1966

Moviegoers in Berkeley Springs had lively choices on the big screen in April of 1966, according to this advertisement pulled from the April 22, 1966 issue of The Hancock News. More...

Memories of Dad

A song I’ve always loved is Holly Dunn’s “Daddy’s Hands.” In the tune, Dunn sings of memories of her father and his comforting presence, his hard work and his encouragement and pride-all the quiet family support that com More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

June 24, 1842 - Author Ambrose Bierce was born. Bierce found the setting for some of his famous short stories in the mountains of Civil War-era West Virginia. June 25, 1811 - Bridge builder Lemuel Chenoweth was born near Beverly, Randolph County. More...

What's Happening

Life or Drugs awareness event

Life or Drugs, Tri-State Support will sponsor the second annual community outreach and awareness event Sunday, June 28, 2-5 p.m. in the Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

Heritage of America Concert Band opens summer concert series

A concert given by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band will be held at Berkeley Springs State Park, Saturday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. American Legion Post #60 will present colors. More...

Berkeley Springs Lions Club

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club helps with the soup kitchen sponsored by Starting Points the third Tuesday of each month. More...

Sports

Abby Gillingham named to First Team All-State Softball

Makenah Harrington & Shyann Farris earn Honorable Mention All-State

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Softball Team keeps racking up accolades after their third place finish at the Class AA State Softball Championship. More...

Chip Shots

U.S. Open thoughts

The 115th U.S. Open was definitely one with memorable finish. Congratulations to 21-yearold Jordan Spieth for winning the Championship and becoming the youngest player ever to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year. More...

School News

New principal hire among school personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel actions at their recent meetings: Mitchell Nida was employed as Berkeley Springs High School Principal beginning July 1. More...

Matthew Griffith tapped for first-year teacher award

Paw Paw Schools physical education and health teacher Matthew Griffith received the Mary Linn Fox Award for excellence as a first year teacher in Morgan County Schools. More...

School board continues free student meal program, approves various actions

The Morgan County School Board approved continuing the free student meal program through the state’s Community Eligibility Program for the fourth year at their June 16 meeting. More...

Cell provider promises Paw Paw service in 2016

U.S. Cellular announced last week that it plans to locate cell tower equipment in western Morgan County in order to provide cell phone and wireless broadband coverage in the Paw Paw area in less than a year. More...

Traffic stop yields felony drug arrest

A Sunday evening traffic stop in Berkeley Springs ended in the arrest of a Pennsylvania man on charges of possession with the intent to deliver various drugs. More...

Fairfax Street owners seek answers about demolition

Nearly two months after a fire raged through the top floors of a century-old building in downtown Berkeley Springs, the section of lower Fairfax Street in front of the burned-out shell remains closed to foot and vehicle traffic. More...

News

Train depot work continues

Workers were tearing up and replacing the sidewalk last week by the train depot, as the building gets closer to an estimated August 2 completion of the depot exterior. More...

Logging truck spill traps Duckwall residents for hours

A number of residents along Duckwall Road faced a change of plans on Friday, June 19 after a logging truck tipped over and cleanup operations blocked access to their road for six hours. More...

Officials weigh sale of town lot

A request by Warm Springs Public Service District Officials to purchase the land by Town of Bath hall and construct offices has continued to cause uncertainty for those maintaining the community garden in the proposed space. More...

Letters

Traffic headache

Dear Editor: On Sunday, when I left the traffic light at Morgan Square, traffic was backed beyond Rt. 13 as far as I could see traveling north. When I got to Fairfax Street, it was closed west and east. More...

Clean up properties

Dear Editor: It is time the County Commission provides a better community in the outer limits of the Town of Bath by cleaning up abandoned properties. More...

New hire questioned

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Obituaries

Ralph E. Combes

1926-2015

Ralph Edmond Combes, age 89, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center. Born February 25, 1926 in Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Ellsworth Harrison and Helen Eichmann Combes. More...

Carol J. Ditto

1927-2015

Carol Jean “Nana” Harmison Ditto, 87, of Berkeley Springs, died on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Va. More...

Police & Safety

Judges honor A.C. Bohrer for 25 years service to court

“Inside the courtroom, bailiffs are usually seen and not heard. They are the unsung heroes of the courtroom,” U.S. District Court Judge Gina Groh said last Wednesday during a special reception in the federal courthouse in Martinsburg. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: June 14 Well being check, Winchester Street, secure. Report of a stolen MVI sticker, Paw Paw. Sticker recovered, suspect charged. 911 hang-up, S. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Chris Franklin Carpenter, 36, of Winchester, Va., was sentenced to one year in jail and $165 in costs for domestic battery and obstructing an officer. More...

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