October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Get those jack-o-lanterns ready!

Costumed kids and adults looking for goodies and a chance to show off their ghoulish garb have a few options around Morgan County on Halloween night - next Thursday, October 31. More...

Opinions

Almost as exciting as the World Series

Dick Groat, Captain of the 1959 Pittsburgh Pirates, signs autographs for Morgan County Little League players before the August 20 game against the St. Louis Cardinals. More...

Enrollment woes a shame

Apparently, West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is going to help Virginia Republican Ken Cuccinelli campaign for governor over there, particularly by broadcasting Morrisey’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act with other R More...

Under the dome

New master plan for Capitol complex is sixth of its kind

Four years ago the state of West Virginia signed a contract at a cost of nearly $888,000 with Michael Baker, Inc.—a Pennsylvania-based consulting firm—to come up with a new version of a master plan to expand the current state Capitol comp More...

Columns

Wish I’d said that

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.  —Anonymous, sometimes wrongly attributed to Mark Twain. More...

IN THE WILD

Telephone scams

The caller was an unknown, smooth talking, persuasive, invisible character out there somewhere, hoping to convince me in one way or another of something that might possibly be true. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

October 23, 1943 - German prisoners arrived at Camp Ashford in White Sulphur Springs. Built by the U.S. War Department, Camp Ashford was one of two camps in West Virginia that housed prisoners of war during World War II.   More...

Calendar

October

Thursday, October 24 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. More...

Police & Safety

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

Town of Bath reported these recent calls:  October 17  Responded to a vehicle fire at Route 9 west.  Responded to a two vehicle accident at the U.S. Post Office. Parties exchanged information.  More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Roger Steiner reported the following calls for the month of September:  September 1 - Medical assist, Hammond Street, BLS 2, three responded.  Search, Briary Bottom Lane, Engine 21, 11 responded.  Transferred Tanker 22 to Clear S More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past weeks:  October 6  Residential panic alarm on Kipp Lane, all secure.  Suspicious circumstances on Audobon Road, subject transported to hospit More...

School News

School professional and service personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following professional and service personnel changes at recent meetings:  Lori Edwards was employed as Greenwood Elementary fourth and fifth grade teacher, beginning September 4.  Widmyer Element More...

Berkeley Springs High School Homecoming Court

Juniors PeytonWhetsel and Luke Dugan More...

School cuts heavy on pay & benefit reductions

Morgan County Schools Superintendent David Banks issued his draft of recommendations for cutting $5.86 million from the 2014-2015 school year budget at an October 14 special school board budget work session.  More...

Major cuts to student programs, school repairs & athletics proposed

School budget cuts, beyond across-the-board salary and benefit reductions, are under consideration by the Morgan County Board of Education as they look ahead at their 2014-2015 budget.  More...

Eaton arrested, tied to eight area burglaries

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a local man who may have been responsible for up to eight recent burglaries in the tri-county area.  Jeffery Eaton, 37, of North Washington Street, Berkeley Springs has been charged with two counts of burgl More...

Kidney donor hopes to raise awareness

Berkeley Springs resident Jim Chittock may have saved a young Maryland man’s life by donating one of his kidneys this summer. More...

News

Drum workshop and jam session

For Ammed Solomon, lifelong percussionist, just about anything works as a drum. On Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m., he welcomes local residents of any age to take their drum to the Ice House and participate in a rhythm experience first hand. More...

Charles Trump to run for State Senate in 2014

Local attorney and former West Virginia House of Delegates Minority Leader Charles S. More...

New tool to help residents enroll in health care plans

Senator Jay Rockefeller has launched an online Health Insurance Resource Center, located on his Senate website, to help West Virginians better understand the new Health Insurance Marketplace and the impact of the Medicaid expansion in West Virginia.& More...

What's Happening

Entrepreneurs Forum Nov. 7

Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will be November 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Networking with refreshments and business displays. 6:30- 7:30 p.m.: Program at the Panorama at the Peak, Berkeley Springs.  More...

Studio Tour

The artists of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County will host their annual Studio Tour on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday October 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Dicks receive garden club Appreciation Award

Members of the Foxglove Garden Club presented an Appreciation Award to Jay and Jean Dick for their property on Pendle Court on Tuesday, October 1. More...

Obituaries

Gwendolyn E. Pierce

Gwendolyn Everett Pierce, 87, of Berkeley Springs died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Daughter of the late Robert E. Everett and Mary Eva Pentoney.  More...

Claude D. Watts

1953-2013

Claude Dane Watts, 59, of Winchester, Va., died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester.  He was born November 13, 1953. He was the son of Ruth Virginia Shaw Watts, Hancock and the late H. L. More...

Patricia A. Sites

1952-2013

Patricia Ann Sites, 61, of Clear Spring, Md., died Monday, October 14, 2013 at her home.  Born April 2, 1952 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of Dorothy Burnett, Hancock and the late James Alvin Sites.  She was a 1970 graduate of C More...

Sports

Lady Indians second at PVC Cross Country Championships

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country Team finished tied with Frankfort with 39 points at last Tuesday’s PVC Championships. More...

Shetler captures individual PVC championship

Freshman Steven Shetler showed that he is no rookie by no means as he captured the individual boy’s team championship at Frankfort last Tuesday, October 15. Shetler ran a 17:56 to outdistance Leland Henderson of Keyser (18:07).  More...

Berkeley Springs High School Homecoming Court

Seniors Aly Whipple and C.J. Capps More...

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