June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

High school gym renovation on hold after levy defeat

A planned renovation to the Berkeley Springs High School gymnasium building is on hold until the Morgan County School Board decides what to do about the special levy, Superintendent David Banks confirmed Friday. More...

Opinions

Clouds of confusion

The Morgan County school board continues to debate if and when they might put the special levy question before voters again. More...

For a summer getaway

PHILLIP DAWSON brought us a stack of old brochures and magazines about Berkeley Springs landmarks and history recently. More...

Hats off for the flag

Dear Editor: On June 8, 1994 I wrote a letter to The Morgan Messenger concerning the Paw Paw Memorial Day parade and how it exemplified the good things about a community getting together to recognize the importance of this day. More...

What's Happening

Relay For Life this weekend

Relay For Life of Morgan County will be held this Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at Widmyer track in Berkeley Springs, from 3 p.m.-6 a.m. Time schedule as follows: More...

Cacapon State Park events

Thursday, June 6 Nature Center open: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Pileated Woodpecker Craft: Meet at the Nature Center to make a pileated woodpecker, one of the most frequently seen majestic woodpeckers at Cacapon. 2:30 p.m.: Snake on Tour! More...

Hey, Girlfriend celebration weekend

The 12th annual Hey, Girlfriend! celebration of Berkeley Springs is June 6-9. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, June 6– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Pleasant View Com. Centermeet, 7 p.m.– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30,homes– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy WadeShambaugh reports the following calls, investigationsand reports this past week:May 26Vehicle hazard, struck deerin roadway, MartinsburgRoad.Trespassing complaint, CSX More...

On the public docket

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

72-hour safety inspections

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia’s Transportation Enforcement Division is conducting a 72-hour safety road check for commercial vehicles throughout the state beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4 through 11:59 p.m. More...

School News

Parents, teachers and citizens ask questions, cite confusion about special levy

The Morgan County School Board heard the thoughts and concerns of parents, teachers and community members about another special levy election during a work session last Wednesday, May 29. More than two dozen people attended the meeting. More...

Students create mousetrap cars

Berkeley Springs High School students have been making mouse trap cars with high school physical science teacher John Brode every year since 2002. More...

County Schools Summer Food Service Program

Morgan County Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program, along with Energy Express, will be held at Warm Springs Middle School in Berkeley Springs and Paw Paw Elementary in Paw Paw. More...

School board debating cost, timing of another special levy election

The Morgan County School Board discussed the possibility of rerunning the special levy election and considered election dates at a special May 29 work session. No decision was made at the meeting. More...

Barn burns down on Johnson’s Mill Road

“In the darkness, the fire was visible for miles,” said Chief Todd Ruppenthal of the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company, referring to a barn which burned down on Johnson’s Mill road last Thursday, May 30. More...

Accident on I-81 fatal for Morgan County man

A Morgan County man was killed and two children and two adults were hospitalized after a head-on collision on I- 81 in Hagerstown on Saturday, June 1. More...

News

John Allen Anderson

Candidate for Town of Bath Mayor

Age: 55. Occupation: Licensed funeral director. More...

Susan J. Webster

Candidate for Town of Bath Mayor

Age: 60. Occupation: Local business owner, entrepreneur and employer since 1975. More...

Andrew Peter Swaim

Candidate for Town of Bath Council

Age: 61. Occupation: Retired (Alcatel-Lucent). Pertinent Experience & Education: Graduated Berkeley Springs High School, class of 1969. Completed three years Shepherd University. Town of Bath Council and Finance Chair for two years. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

June 6, 1919 - Historian Otis Rice was born in Hugheston, Kanawha County. Rice was named West Virginia’s first Historian Laureate in 2003. More...

IN THE WILD

A Success Story Mostly for Recent Graduates

Stray house cats will not stray any further if you feed them. Stray dogs may stay awhile but they tend to move on. My experiences suggest that stray people are like stray cats after you feed them a meal or two. More...

GREENWOOD and vicinity...

If you have an item for this column, call 304-258-1538 The Morgan Charge PPRC will meet tonight, Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Church. Greenwood Church Feasibility Committee will meet Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the church. More...

Obituaries

Jerome M. Kline

1934-2013

Jerome Moser “Jerry” Kline, 78, of Paw Paw, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Health Center in Cumberland, Md. More...

Vivian L. Watson

1956-2013

Vivian Lea Watson, 57, of Paw Paw, died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at her home. She was born January 17, 1956 in Paw Paw and was the daughter of the late Howard G. Hayes and Edith Irene Turner Hayes King. More...

Quentin R. Jenkins

1919-2013

Quentin R. Jenkins, 93, of Mathias, W.Va., died May 29, 2013 at his residence. He was born October 20, 1919 in Mathias and was a son of the late Benjamin A. and Carrie Lowery Jenkins. More...

Sports

Chip Shots

Miles for Miles

Last week West Virginia University forward Keaton Miles announced he would not be returning for his junior season. Miles’ decision to transfer makes the fourth Mountaineer to do so following the disappointing 13-18 campaign of 2012-13. More...

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