July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Groups weigh cuts without levy funds

Morgan County community agencies and organizations foresee elimination of programs and cuts in service as they plan budgets without funding from the special school levy.  July 1 started the last fiscal year of special levy funding for eight comm More...

News

Auction on the horizon for The Country Inn

CNB Bank, Inc. is working toward selecting an auctioneer for the sale of The Country Inn as bankruptcy proceedings continue for the historic hotel.  The U.S. More...

Ruff Rider Poker Run for Humane Society

The Humane Society of Morgan County is holding their 10th annual Ruff Rider Poker Run on Saturday, July 13 (rain date July 27).  The ride begins at EarthDog Café in Berkeley Springs, with an optional breakfast buffet. Registration is at 9 a.m. More...

SUDOKU

The objective is to fill a 9x9 grid with digits so that each column, each row and each of the nine 3x3 sub-grids that compose the grid contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. More...

Letters

IRS was targeting the right

Dear Editor:  More...

An angel among heroes

Dear Editor:  A lady in our area helps countless veterans and never asks for or receives much recognition for her work. Her name is Kathleen Stotler, and she works for Senator Rockefeller.  More...

Look at background checks

Dear Editor:  Everyone I know is genuinely and deeply troubled by the recent horrific acts of senseless violence that were clearly attributable to individual gun owners.  More...

What's Happening

Blue Harmonica Virtuoso plays Saturday evening

America’s foremost blues harmonica virtuoso comes to Berkeley Springs Saturday, July 13, as Phil Wiggins and the Chesapeake Sheiks play for Morgan Arts Council’s (MAC) Summer Concerts in the Park.  More...

Free dinner next Tuesday

Morgan County Starting Points is hosting a free dinner for expectant mothers and mothers of young children on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30-7.  Talk with other moms about issues that may be of concern to you while having an evening out.  Every More...

Saddle Club event show Saturday, July 13

Morgan County Saddle Club will have an event show Saturday, July 13.  New start times are peewee/ ponies, 2 p.m. Jr. & Sr. More...

Police & Safety

SHERIFF’S BRIEF

MORGAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Two important safety laws went into effect recently  More...

Morgan County

Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067   Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  June 30  Domestic dispute, Oriental Circle, verbal.  Domestic dispute, Fairfax Street, verbal.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

Sports

Matt Puffenberger named new head football coach

Berkeley Springs High School has tabbed longtime assistant coach Matt Puffenberger as the new head football coach. The Morgan County Board of Education approved the hiring of Puffenberger on Tuesday, July 2. More...

Intermediate All-Stars win

Michael Hovermale pitched for the Morgan County Little League 50-70 All-Stars on Monday, July 8 to lead his team to a, 10-2, victory over Vinson. More...

Corey Shetler is WV Lions Youth Exchange Student

Corey Shetler was chosen as a first place winner by the WV Lions Youth Exchange Program this spring. He is the son of Doug and Creama Shetler of Berkeley Springs.  More...

Train stopped in Magnolia over knife threats

Officers responded to the Magnolia area of western Morgan County to assist with a person threatening passengers with a knife on an Amtrak train on Thursday, July 4.  Charles Matthew Randall, 64, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, had been detained by em More...

Great Cacapon put on a grand parade

Parade-watchers equipped with flags braved the late afternoon sun to admire fire engines, tractors and other perennial favorites in Great Cacapon last Saturday. More photos on page 20. More...

All-Stars win state baseball title

Morgan County Little League 50-70 All-Stars won the inaugural West Virginia State Intermediate Baseball Tournament defeating Vinson, 10-2, Monday, July 8 in Berkeley Springs. More...

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Meet Lot 12's Damian Heath

Local man is award winning Chef

            Lot 12 Chef Damien Heath’s roots go deep in Berkeley Springs and Morgan County. He was raised here, the son of award-winning artists and county residents residents Jan and Jonathan Heath. More...

Opinions

Summer is no friend to deep thought

The county is alive with activity this time of year. Between baseball tournaments, holiday parades, art and music in the parks, it’s tough to fit in the real work to be done. More...

Jump in — the water’s fine

Just like today’s kids, this young fellow spent the dog days of a 1960’s summer at the Berkeley Springs pool. More...

Under the dome

State ends budget year in a hole after drops in business, tax revenue

West Virginia’s 2012-2013 fiscal year for state government operations ended June 30 with a $90.6 million budget deficit. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   July 10, 1936 - The temperature in Martinsburg reached 112 degrees. More...

How to contact Bath officials

Town of Bath, 271 Wilkes Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, phone 304-258-1102, fax 304-258-2638. Email: townof bath@wvdsl.net.  Meetings are first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. More...

How to reach elected officials

State  Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Office of the Governor, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305. Phone toll free: 1-888-438-2731. E-mail: governor@wvgov.org  More...

Calendar

July

Thursday, July 11 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.  Church – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Obituaries

Fred Meade

1927-2013

Fred Meade, 85, of Warren, Ohio, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at his home.  He was born November 27, 1927 in Cumberland, Md., the son of the late Carl Meade and Naomi Parker Meade.  He had worked in orchards and at ABEX in Winchester, Va.  More...

Lila F. Shrout

1931-2013

Lila Fern Shrout, 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.  Born January 4, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Howard Shrout and Zella Pearl Mencer Shrout.  Sh More...

Ralph L. Chambers

1969-2013

Ralph Leon Chambers, 43, of Martinsburg, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at his home.  Born November 5, 1969 in Fairfax, Va., he was the son of Larry Wayne Chambers, Portland, Ore. More...

School News

Letters of interest due soon for school board opening

by Kate Evans   The Morgan County School Board is seeking a new member after approving board member Eric Kidwell’s resignation at their June 18 meeting. Kidwell’s decision to resign was due to increased work commitments. More...

Students learn with help from Girl Scout program

In Morgan County Schools, kids are exploring the world of science and learning about budgets and saving money under the wings of Girl Scout staff and volunteers.  More...

Special levy community survey available now

The Morgan County Schools special levy survey should be available today online as well as on paper in various county locations. More...

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