May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Veteran given local house

A U.S. Army Veteran was surprised recently with a mortgage-free home in Berkeley Springs from Military Warriors Support Foundation, at a special ceremony in Charleston. More...

Opinions

Time for the final step

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin recently introduced a resolution aimed at inching America toward the final step in a long battle for equality. More...

Under the dome

School funding woes addressed across the state

A debate currently underway in one of West Virginia’s 55 counties about the future direction of its primary and secondary education program in the public schools highlights concerns that are also on the table in many other counties around the s More...

Slow and steady

No matter how slow they go, turtles are on the move all around us. This fellow (or gal) was captured in action by Dan Ritenburg, who submitted the photo in last year’s Photo Contest. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301

May 15, 1880 - The state’s first telephone exchange was placed in service in Wheeling with about 25 subscribers. More...

Filing for child support in Morgan County

A parent seeking child support doesn’t need a court order to seek those payments from a non-custodial parent, said Donya Bennett, child support specialist III from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) office in Morg More...

Child support issues can turn into criminal cases

Working out regular child support arrangements is an ongoing issue for many families locally. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, May 16– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– S.S. Representative, SeniorCenter– CEOS Hemlock, 10:30– Depression, Bi-polar, noon,Hospital Ed. Rm. B More...

Police & Safety

Parking struggles continue

Town of Bath officials still seem to be at odds with local businesses over enforcement of metered parking locally, from recent opposition. More...

SHERIFF’S BRIEF

MORGAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Last year as the Vice President of the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association we worked hard for and passed legislation at Charleston outlawing the use of cellular phones while operating a motor vehicle. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: May 5 Arrest of Jonathan E. Saban, 32, obstructing. Three vehicle crash, Valley Road, no injuries. Domestic dispute, Luther Michael Road, verbal. More...

School News

4-H collects for Backpack Program

The Settlers 4-H club donated food from their April food drive to the Backpack Program, which sends local school students home for the weekend with easy to prepare food. More...

School board travel expense questioned for absent board member

Morgan County School Board member Pat Springer questioned approving travel and lodging to a West Virginia School Board Association conference for fellow board member Eric Kidwell at last week’s board meeting. More...

Honor Roll

Berkeley Springs High School

Third Nine Weeks “A” honor roll More...

Voters reject levy, ending 55-year run

Periods of heavy rain across the area on Saturday, May 11 didn’t dampen voters’ interest in the hotly-debated election on the renewal of the school special levy. Voters defeated the levy 1,672 to 1,323, a margin of 55.8% to 44.2%. More...

Early voting begins today for Paw Paw town council

Residents of the Town of Paw Paw who are registered to vote can begin early voting in the town’s election of mayor and council today, May 15, at Town Hall. Running for his third term as Mayor is incumbent Alton Wolfe. More...

Ice House work almost done

Morgan Arts Council officials hope the Ice House, the former cold storage building that has housed arts programs since 1996, will reopen for events in late June. Their target is to be open in time for the annual Quilt Show, planned for June 21. More...

News

School budget updated

The proposed 2013-2014 budget for Morgan County Schools was updated with more current funding amounts, and is still under consideration before a May 21 approval hearing. The school general current expense fund is now estimated at $23,905,865. More...

WV University Healthcare announce new hospital names

Officials at West Virginia University Hospitals-East announced Monday that a new name has been selected for the Eastern Panhandle based health system and its two local hospitals. More...

Senior Life Services Activities

Thursday, May 16 - Line dancing 1. Friday, May 17 - Tap dancing 9:30; bingo 10; Shelley Moore-Capito’s Office 11:30; piano favorites with Bonnie Close 12:30; crochet with Pam Parker 12:15. More...

Letters

Ghost towns

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Dam removal would hurt economy

Dear Editor: Powerhouse Dam requires rehabilitation and perhaps additional safety features, but not removal. Removal of Powerhouse Dam would have an adverse economic impact on property owners above the dam and on Morgan County. More...

All programs cut

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What's Happening

Lions Club Sight Awareness Campaign this weekend

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club will hold their annual “White Cane Safety and Awareness” campaign this weekend May 17 and 18. More...

Free skin cancer screening May 25

Skin cancer is the most common cancer, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million cases of skin cancers are diagnosed each year. More...

On the public docket

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

Obituaries

Memorial service

Wesley Chapel U.M. Church on Rt. 522 at Reynolds Store, Va. will hold its annual Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. The public is welcome. More...

Donovan B. Kelly

1941-2013

Donovan Blaise Kelly, 71, died May 2, 2013 in Hamilton, Va. He was born December 12, 1941 in Erie, Pa. He worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for 31 years and was Chief of Public Affairs when he retired in 1997. More...

Sports

Arrowood and Shetler capture regional championships

Haynes takes high jump championship

Powered by three first place finishes by two seniors, the Berkeley Springs boys track team finished in fourth place last weekend at the Region II Track & Field Championships. More...

Recreation plan to be presented next week

A conceptual plan for land formerly to be used for a soccer field along U.S. 522 will be presented in the County Commission meeting room on Thursday, May 23. Commissioner Brad Close said the upcoming 5 p.m. More...

Indian baseball falls to Petersburg

Berkeley Springs saw its 2013 baseball campaign end with a series ending sweep at the hands of Petersburg. More...

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