June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Paw Paw voters re-elect Wolfe

Alton Wolfe was re-elected to his third term as mayor of Paw Paw, pulling in 50 votes of a total of 74 ballots cast during last Tuesday’s town election. Voters also chose five council members on June 4. More...

Bath election results next week

Polls were still open in the Town of Bath election when The Morgan Messenger went to press yesterday, so final election results for the race for mayor and council will be printed in next week’s issue. More...

Opinions

New state laws coming into effect

Safety seemed to be high on the list for legislative action this year at the West Virginia Legislature. A number of new laws which were signed by Governor Tomblin recently are taking effect soon. More...

Under the dome

W.Va. doctors say more babies being born with addiction syndrome

Until recently, this state’s efforts to deal with a growing drug addiction problem centered on mostly young adults. More...

A helping hand

Phyllis Berens captured this tender moment in her 2013 photo contest entry. She didn’t include the details, but it sure looks like a tribute to helpful and patient fathers. More...

Columns

Road to West Virginia Statehood

Courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History Being a child of the Civil War, West Virginia’s road to statehood is unique. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

June 12, 2006 - Robert C. Byrd became the longest-serving United States senator in history. He served in the Senate from his election in 1958 until his death in 2010. More...

Paw Paw and environs...

The Paw Paw Senior Citizens met at the Center on June 6 with 30 members and seven guests in attendance. President Brown Norton presided. More...

Obituaries

Jennifer A. Shea

1966-2013

Jennifer Ann Wertenberger Shea, 47, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Louisville, Ken. More...

Lori L. Maguire

1975-2013

Lori Lynn Maguire, 37, of Paw Paw, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at her home. Born November 10, 1975 at Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Susan Hackenberry of Stephenson, Va. and the late Fred Roach. More...

Sports

Morgan County to host first tournament

The Morgan County Little League will be hosting the first ever West Virginia District 6 50/70 Intermediate district and state tournaments at the Morgan County Ballfield Complex on U.S. 522. Players in the division are age 11-13. More...

Jeff Palmer named a certified athletic administrator

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) announces that Jeff Palmer, Athletic Administrator at Paw Paw Schools, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator. More...

Chip Shots

Tiger and Sergio More...

Homes & businesses hit in wave of burglaries

A steady stream of break-ins and burglaries across Morgan County over recent months has turned into a flood during recent weeks. More...

Geothermal system finally cooling courthouse

The geothermal system which provides heating and cooling for the Morgan County Courthouse using natural energy, which ran for just 48 hours in 2011, has now been running for the last few weeks. More...

Local cases of Lyme disease rising

Numbers of Morgan County Lyme disease cases have increased since this time last year. The Morgan County Health Department has had 17 confirmed Lyme disease cases since January, said nurse Patty Caldwell. More...

News

State Senate to discuss children and poverty

West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler recently announced that the Senate Select Committee on Children and Poverty will hold a community meeting in Wheeling on Wednesday, June 19. More...

Sesquicentennial celebration at Cacapon State Park

Thursday, June 13 9 a.m. Treemendous trees: Have you ever wondered how to tell a Red Oak from a White Oak? Walk around the Cabin Loop Trail. Meet at the lodge. 10 a.m. More...

Ann Darling juried in art exhibit

Ann C. Darling, Berkeley Springs, was juried into the Berkeley Arts Council’s Third Annual Art and Earth exhibit which opened April 20 at The Arts Centre gallery in Martinsburg. More...

Letters

Diligence brought change

Dear Editor: A number of people in this county made generous pledges towards the proposed construction of a new Animal Control facility. More...

Who’s who in animal groups

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Why build an abomination?

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What's Happening

Landmark Ceremony celebrates West Virginia’s Birthday

The Town of Bath celebrates West Virginia's 150th anniversary with a brief public ceremony on Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at 51 Independence St. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, June 13– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,Wesley Chapel– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy WadeShambaugh reports the following calls, investigationsand reports this past week:June 2Injured deer in roadway,Martinsburg Road.Arrest of Hector A.Guiterrez, 24, D.U.I. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Jason Ryan McCutchen, 37, of Frederick, Md., was sentenced to six months and one day in jail as well as $191 court costs for a second offense of driving under the influence. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Gale Eddy is School Service Personnel of the Year

Morgan County Schools central office secretary Gale Eddy was named Service Personnel of the Year at a June 6 school awards ceremony. More...

School Extra Miler awards

The Morgan County School Board presented Extra Miler awards to a number of school employees at recent meetings. School nurse Gina Mellott was named an Extra Miler at the June 4 school board meeting. More...

Lions honor Top Ten High School Seniors

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club hosted their annual Top Ten Senior Night Dinner Tuesday, May 14 at Tari’s Café. The Lions Club honors the top seniors and their parents each year at a dinner. More...

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