May 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day Parade in Paw Paw Saturday

The Annual W. H. Norton Memorial Day Parade & Car/Truck Show will be Saturday, May 25, at Paw Paw. More...

Early Deadline For May 29 Issue

The Morgan Messenger will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. In order to meet the deadline, we must ask that news items and advertisements for the May 29 issue be in by Friday, May 24. More...

Opinions

Making your own mark

Excitement (and lots of other emotions) are in the air this week as Morgan County’s high school seniors make lastminute preparations for their graduation events. More...

In the old courtroom

Kathy and Doug Michael brought us this group photo, which appears to be inside the courtroom of the old Morgan County Courthouse. More...

Under the dome

Child welfare cases across the state rising again

The Division of Child Protective Services in West Virginia—a subagency in the Department of Health and Human Resources—handled 1,569 child welfare cases in March of 2013 according to the latest data available from DHHR. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia

May 22, 1947 - Supreme Court Justice Margaret ‘‘Peggy’’ Workman was born in Charleston. More...

Saluting our veterans and the Honor Flight Network

I am filled with so much pride every time I meet our military veterans. They remind us just how patriotic West Virginia is. We are a state of people with courage, nobility and valor. More...

GREENWOOD and vicinity...

Greenwood Church Annual Homecoming Service will be held Sunday, June 9. Meat, bread, beverage and eatingware will be furnished for the usual covered dish luncheon at 12:30 p.m. with afternoon service beginning at 2 p.m. More...

Calendar

May

Thursday, May 23– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– Past Matrons, Past Patrons– AA, St. More...

Police & Safety

Property crimes and drugs focus of recent Circuit Court hearings

Drugs, thefts and trespassing filled the docket for Circuit Court Judge Michael Lorensen as he handed down sentences, accepted pleas and revoked probation during recent court hearings. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: May 12 Larceny complaint, Rockford Road. Arrest of Brian D. Keefer, 37, battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, etc. Arrest of Dylan J. More...

Sports

Sarah Haynes captures second straight State Championship

Junior Sarah Haynes etched her name into the history books of Berkeley Springs track and field history once again. Now Haynes can call herself a two time state champion of the high jump. More...

Shetler & Arrowood finish as State Runner-Ups

Seniors Corey Shetler and Matt Arrowood went to Charleston’s WV Class AA State Track & Field Championships with only one thing on their minds. State Gold! Unfortunately both came up short in their bid for a state title. More...

Chip Shots

WVU baseball More...

Fallout felt after Inn closure

Former employees, tourism promoters and bank officials are still feeling the repercussions of the May 5 closure of The Country Inn by owner Nancy Sosteric ahead of bankruptcy proceedings for the hotel and its restaurant and spa. More...

Top grads named

Berkeley Springs High School Paw Paw High School More...

Inmate confesses to 1982 murder of local woman

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Lt. Tim Stapleton got a confession for the 1982 murder of a Morgan County woman, Ginger Holly Gregg, while interviewing an inmate at Mt. Olive Correctional Center yesterday, Tuesday, May 21. More...

News

First Energy addresses local billing concerns

Customers of Potomac Edison have had issues lately in terms of severely heightened electric bills and other issues, and Charlene Gilliam of First Energy wants to address those concerns. More...

Kidwell, Gerrard to lead Memorial Day Parade

L. Kent Kidwell is Grand Marshal of the William H. Norton Parade at Paw Paw Saturday, May 25. Kidwell is a graduate of Paw Paw High School, Class of 1966. He is the son of Beatrice Kidwell of Paw Paw and the late Russell Kidwell. More...

Commission vetoes video recording request

Paths crossed when Commissioner Stacy Dugan presented a request to record official meetings on video and put them on the website of the Morgan County Commission. More...

Letters

Levy aftermath

Dear Editor: More...

King and his court

Dear Editor: I have read the previous Letters to the Editor over the last few weeks regarding how County Commission meetings are being held since Commissioner Close became the President. More...

When logic languishes

Dear Editor: More...

What's Happening

Outdoor cooking class at Cacapon State Park

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer its first-ever Outdoor Cooking Class this June. The class will be led by master naturalist Clark Dixon and held at Cacapon State Park in Morgan County. More...

Rockefeller staff at senior center Thursday

As his mobile office takes the road again in May, Senator Jay Rockefeller is encouraging people across West Virginia to use the private and confidential visits to discuss their concerns with representatives of his staff. More...

Artists open studios for holiday weekend

The 17 artists of Berkeley Springs, and Morgan County, will open their studios on Saturday, May 25, Sunday May 26, and Monday May 27 for visitors. Works include glass, metal, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, photography and paintings. More...

Obituaries

Robert W. Bivens

1927-2013

Robert William “Bob” Bivens, age 85, of Hancock, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD. He was born July 2, 1927 in Warren, PA. He was retired from U.S. Silica as a Truck Driver. More...

Richard J. Ruhl

1945-2013

Richard J. "Dick" Ruhl, age 68 of Ellicott City, Md. and Berkeley Springs, WV, died Sunday, May 19, 2013. Born February 27, 1945 in Schenectady, NY, he was the son of Pauline Ruhl of Johnstown, NY, and the late Sheldon Ruhl. More...

Mary A. Foble

1930-2013

Mary Ann Foble, age 82, of Magnolia, WV, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at her home. Born August 3, 1930 in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Anna Margaret Kovacs Szabo. More...

School News

Valedictorians, Salutatorians named at area high schools

Berkeley Springs High School Rachel Lynnette Michaels is the valedictorian of the Berkeley Springs High School graduating class of 2013. More...

“Too Good for Drugs” teaches kids coping skills, goal-setting

Warm Springs Middle School students are learning to deal with stress, manage their emotions and set personal goals in the “Too Good for Drugs” program in health teacher Tony McDonald’s classes. More...

Berkeley Springs High School to host year-long science research class

Berkeley Springs High School students will get the opportunity to do hands-on scientific research this fall with high school science teacher Jeff Hankey. More...

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