May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

$200,000 grant will fix soccer fields

After many months of effort, funds to clean up nine acres of county land by U.S. 522 south of Berkeley Springs have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Opinions

State putting out the welcome mat

West Virginia officials at every level have come out swinging in defense of a significant coal mining permit in Logan County that was pulled by the Environmental Protection Agency because of concerns about water and air quality. More...

Men in uniform

Servicemen from all branches (and even other states, it appears) lined up in formation for a special event in years gone by. The flag bearers in front represented Berkeley Springs. More...

Under the dome

Youth drug courts offer best hope for ending cycle of drug addiction

It may come as a surprise to some people who live in this state that West Virginia is among the top 10 states in the nation when it comes to the number of individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 that are dealing with illicit drug dependence. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Chipmunks More...

County Agent’s Corner

304-258-8400129 Fairfax StreetBerkeley Springs, WV 25411www.wvu.edu/~exten/ Morgan County Fair Celebrating its 13th year, the Morgan County Fair has something for everyone! There is no charge for entry into the Fair and activities are free. More...

Round The Town

—AS DAVID LETTERMAN once said: “America is the only country where a significant portion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real, but the moon landing was faked.” —OLD LORE: Bees that swarm in May are wor More...

Calendar

Calendar

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

Obituaries

Rita D. McDonald

1942-2013

Rita Darlene (Stafford) McDonald, 70, of Martinsburg, WVa., passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at her home. Born on November 17, 1942, in Cumberland she was the daughter of Beulah A. (Barger) and the late Joseph M. Stafford. More...

Charles P. House

1956-2013

Charles Phillip “Chuck” House, age 57, of Berkeley Springs, WV died on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. More...

Sports

Spielman & Holt selected for All Star game

Berkeley Springs High School baseball players Tyler Holt and Jared Spielman have been selected to play in the North vs. South West Virginia All-Star game in Charleston on June 2. Both seniors were selected as pitchers for the event. More...

Chip Shots

QB shuffle

Anytime there is competition for the starting quarterback job at any level, that battle will usually occupy center stage. More...

PVC selections

Berkeley Springs High School players selected to the all Potomac Valley Conference team were: Baseball - Scott Hessler, Jared Spielman and Tyler Holt. Softball - Allura Rohm, Ashley Campbell and Makenah Harrington. More...

Breezy blue skies for Paw Paw parade

Veterans carry flags that flutter in the wind at the annual William H. Norton Memorial Day parade in Paw Paw on Saturday, May 25. More parade photos page 15. More...

Early voting ends in Paw Paw, begins in Bath town race

Next month’s elections in Paw Paw and the Town of Bath promise to keep both municipalities on their toes. Paw Paw will elect its mayor and council on Tuesday, June 4. More...

Re-run the school levy?

Board will discuss tonight

The Morgan County School Board will hold a special meeting this evening, Wednesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. to discuss whether they should put the special levy before voters again and, if so, when. More...

News

What Paw Paw town candidates are saying

Robert Rowzee Candidate for Paw Paw Council Age: 48. More...

New federal rules proposed for fracking on public lands

The federal agency which oversees the use of federal and tribal lands for the U.S. government is seeking comments now on their updated rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), part of the U.S. More...

Capito supports starting Keystone pipeline project

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito joined her colleagues in the House in passing H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, last Wednesday, May 22. More...

Letters

You might be a redneck if...

Dear Editor: For many years, Jeff Foxworthy has made a living talking about “rednecks.” However, is this the appropriate conversation for our public officials, particularly a County Commissioner during a commission meeting? More...

Voters have spoken

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We support commissioners

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What's Happening

Dick Byrne is awarded WV Dist. Deputy of Year

The West Virginia Knights of Columbus, at their recent convention is St. Albans, recognized local Knight Dick Byrne with an award as WV District Deputy of the Year for 2012-2013. More...

Paint The Town Purple Week proclaimed

A proclamation was signed last week by Mayor Susan Webster proclaiming June 3- 10 Paint The Town Purple Week in the Town of Bath. More...

National Trails Day at Cacapon

West Virginia’s state parks extend an invitation to take a hike to help celebrate The American Hiking Society’s annual National Trails Day event. This year the national promotion is set for Saturday, June 1. 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: May 19 Arrest of Glenn A. Gingold, 64, D.U.I. Single vehicle crash, Waugh Rd., driver fled scene. Reckless driver complaint, Tri-Lake Park. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Lisa Marie Wade, 33, of Hammond Street, Great Cacapon, was sentenced to pay $216 for selling alcohol to a minor. Darlene Abe, 65, P.O. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Rotary student for January

Dollie Gomez-Venegas a 12th grader at Berkeley Springs High School, has been chosen as the Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for January. She is the daughter of Osman and Rosario Gomez. More...

Free programs offered at James Rumsey

The Jill S. Weekley Learning Center at the James Rumsey Technical Institute offers a variety of free programs to students 16 years of age and older who are out of the public school system. More...

Paw Paw students take science to Texas; visit Goddard Space Center in Maryland

Paw Paw High School teens did space weather and soil research presentations at the annual National Science Teachers Association conference in San Antonio, Texas. More...

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