February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Trump & Trump to argue school board’s case in levy election lawsuit

Local law firm Trump and Trump will represent the Morgan County Board of Education in a civil lawsuit that questions the legality and timing of the May 13 special levy election.  Board members voted unanimously to approve the hiring of the law f More...

Radio station planned for Great Cacapon

Keith DeBlasio, who runs a non-profit called AdvoCare, has received a permit from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to build a radio station near Great Cacapon.  His preferred location is above Panorama at the Peak, though a formal arr More...

Opinions

Your letters, our policies

Now and then we like to remind our readers of the ground rules we stick to here in newspaper land. We’re especially inclined to do this if someone has wandered into our offices and shot off like a fireworks display over one issue or another. More...

In another season

Tired of looking at snow? This view of a fall scene by Ann Darling could break those winter blues. More...

The vote was no

Dear Editor:  How can a lawsuit filed against the Board of Education in order to block a second excess levy election take away peoples’ right to vote and ration education? This is what Mr. More...

What's Happening

Blues concert at the Ice House

Master bluesman Billy Thompson calls his new CD Friend and it’s his real-life musical friends with marquee names who provide world class sound for an Ice House benefit concert in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Fitness dance party fundraiser

“Shakin’ It for Rene,” a fitness dance party fundraiser, will be held on Saturday, February 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rankin Physical Therapy and Fitness Center in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Free All-Ages Music Night

Free All-Ages Music Night will be held at BlackCat Music Shop, 155 Independence Street on Saturday, February 8, 6-10 p.m.  Bluegrass music with Jim Morris & The Junk Mountain String Band, Darla Jean & The Something' or Others with Vincen More...

Obituaries

Marc L. Bennett

1937-2014

Marc Lloyd Bennett, 76, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born July 25, 1937 in Lincoln, Neb., he was the son of the late Richard Owen II and Eleanor Elizabeth Thomas Bennett. More...

Monica L. Bowers

1965-2014

Monica Linn Bowers, 48, of Clear Spring, Md., entered eternal life on Friday, January 31, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. More...

Betty D. Cooper

1972-2014

Betty Darlene Sue Cooper, 41, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, January 27, 2014 at home. Born July 13, 1972 in Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of the late William Henry Marshall and Betty Jane Hogge Marshall Mitchell. More...

School News

Burdock welcomed into WVU School of Pharmacy

The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy’s White Coat Ceremony marked the entrance into the study of the profession of pharmacy. Jennifer L. Burdock of Berkeley Springs is a member of the WVU School of Pharmacy Class of 2017.  More...

Dean’s List

ITHACA COLLEGE   Chenaya Devine Milbourne a resident of Berkeley Springs and a senior Integrated Marketing Communications major in Ithaca College’s Roy H. More...

Boys & Girls Club benefit

Saturday Night Fever is the theme for the 21st annual Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary President’s Day Dance to be held on Saturday, February 15 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Boys & Girls Club in downtown Martinsburg.  More...

Leash law could tame vicious dog issue

A crowd of nearly 35 people, many of whom had been victims of dog attacks, gathered to hear the decision on the previously proposed vicious dog ordinance at a January 30 special meeting of the Morgan County Commission.  Attorney Richard Gay atte More...

February ushers in Board of Equalization meetings

The Morgan County Commission has set their Board of Equalization (BOE) meeting dates for 2014, where they will review and equalize the assessment made by the Morgan County Assessor for the new year.  These Equalization meetings will take place a More...

Kilduff retires from Town Police

Gene Kilduff has manned the Town of Bath Police Station for eight years, but on January 31, he retired to live the quiet life.  Kilduff has been a full-time employee in the police office since 2010, and worked parttime since roughly 2006 as a Pa More...

Waiting for spring

This cardinal is saying “Enough snow already-where’s spring?” More...

News

Should West Virginia legalize use of marijuana?

State’s online encyclopedia new poll:

The West Virginia Encyclopedia recently posted a new opinion poll question at www.wvencyclopedia.org.  Visitors to e-WV are encouraged to vote on the question: “Should West Virginia legalize the use of marijuana?”  More...

How to reach your 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...

Program on the decline of amphibian population

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's monthly evening program for February will feature a presentation about the worldwide decline of amphibian populations.  The speaker will be Dr. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Regulations on chemical tanks get through State Senate

The first major issue of the 2014 session cleared a hurdle when the West Virginia State Senate voted unanimously last week to pass Senate Bill 373 that calls for stronger regulations on above-ground storage tanks after a recent chemical spill in Char More...

Wish I’d said that

If you want an audience, start a fight.  Old Gaelic proverb.  If you run across a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

From Senator Cookman’s desk

Recently, I introduced Senate Bill 398 which allows a state public school with an animal and veterinary science program to obtain impounded dogs and cats for use in the school’s curriculum. More...

Calendar

February

Thursday, February 6 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Police & Safety

Police say struck pedestrian was drunk

Further information has come to light about the pedestrian struck by a vehicle on January 26 at 2:10 a.m. near the Berkeley Springs Bowlerama.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Brittany Dawn Brining, 20, of Hedgesville, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and $165 in costs for petit larceny. Jail time was suspended for one year probation.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: January 26 Single vehicle crash, Jim West Road, no injuries. Domestic dispute, Shade Lane, verbal.  More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs High School Hall of Fame

Dodson, Wilson, Belt, Clatterbuck and 1983 Baseball Team

In 1966, Gary Dodson was a two sport athletic star for Berkeley Springs High School. On the hard court and the diamond, he paced the BSHS teams during his senior year. More...

Indians finish third at Viking Smash

This past weekend the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Wrestling Team traveled to Petersburg for the Viking Smash. More...

Indians fall on road to Vikings

The Berkeley Springs High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team hit the road on Saturday, January 25 for a PVC Sectional match up against the Petersburg Vikings. More...

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