February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Flying in for a snack

This flying squirrel was spotted on Cacapon Mountain by Bob Beebe at about 2 p.m. one snowy afternoon recently. More...

Opinions

New chances to protect the state

Monday was the final day for state lawmakers to introduce new bills to the West Virginia Legislature from the floor, so work should now be focused on sifting through the pile of proposals already made. More...

Toiling in Grasshopper Hollow

In the 1960’s, a group of college students spent the summer working for Pennsylvania Glass Sand (the precursor to U.S. More...

Clarification

In the February 12 article “County still working on leash law,” we reported Commissioner Bob Ford’s comments that Animal Control Officer Jason Pearce was under pressure from former Commissioner Brenda Hutchinson to not euthanize ani More...

Columns

Under the dome

Water protection bill slowed by committee work at State Capitol

It became obvious this past week that the House of Delegates is going to be more deliberate in its consideration of the legislation to better cope with the problems created by last month’s Elk River chemical spill than was the case in the state More...

Wish I’d said that

To adorn our characters by the charm of an amiable nature shows at once a lover of beauty and a lover of man.  Epictetus (AD 55-135) Greek philosopher.  If you run across a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

From Senator Cookman’s Desk

Recently, I was approached by a constituent from Berkeley County, who asked for my help. Tiffany Tabler asked for my assistance in passing a law to protect sanitation workers as they perform their jobs along the streets and roads of West Virginia. More...

Calendar

February

Thursday, February 20 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – S.S. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn L. Golden

Evelyn L. “Sis” Cain Golden, 85 of Berkeley Springs passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. More...

Douglas W. Largent

1943-2014

Douglas Woodrow Largent, 71, of Berlin, Md. and formerly of Paw Paw, died Monday, February 10, 2014 at home. Born January 7, 1943 in Paw Paw, he was the son of Clara Milburn Largent, Paw Paw and the late Clem Largent. More...

Catherine B. Dougal

1922-2014

Catherine “Katie” Bell Dougal, of Kerrville, Texas died Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Born in 1922 in Berkeley Springs, daughter of John Tyler and Betty Fearnow. She was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. More...

School News

James Rumsey first semester awards

Students from James Rumsey Technical Institute were recently awarded T-shirts for the first semester AAA assembly. In order to receive this AAA award, students had to excel in the areas of achievement, attendance, or attitude. More...

Tolliver named national semi-finalist for School Counselor of the Year

Warm Springs Intermediate School counselor Matt Tolliver was recognized as a semi-finalist for the national 2014 School Counselor of the Year award at the January 31 American School Counselor Association Awards Gala. More...

Greenwood Elementary continues to strive for excellence

Greenwood Elementary is working to raise student proficiency in basic skills and is striving for excellence, said school officials at their annual report to the Morgan County Board of Education on January 28. More...

Town moves snow to avoid flooding as melting begins

After over a foot of snowfall on Thursday, February 13, the Town of Bath has been pushing snow around in an effort to reduce flooding in the future.  “The town and Berkeley Springs Waterworks have been teaming up with backhoes to move this More...

24th Annual Water Tasting returns to The Country Inn

The 24th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting will welcome more than 100 waters from across the country and around the globe this Saturday, February 22. More...

School board set to act on 200 proposed reductions-in-force actions for next year

On the agenda for last night’s Morgan County school board meeting was action on 200 proposed reduction in-force (RIF) personnel actions for the 2014-2015 school year. More...

News

Unearthing the past at Almost Heaven Antiques

Old Russian war uniforms. Working phonographs. Authentic Civil War weapons. More...

Try another way

Some parts of Morgan County were still a no-go on Friday, February 14 after a heavy snowfall the day before. More...

Sign up for birding trip to NCTC

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip to the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown on Saturday, March 1.  The trip will begin at 8 a.m. More...

Letters

Heartbroken citizen

Dear Editor:  As soon as the word was out on the news of the large snow storm that we may get, I started planning ahead and getting my daddy’s flower arrangement ready for Valentine’s Day.  More...

Power & decency

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My 9¢ worth

Dear Editor:  A recent National Research Council study shows in gory detail how our pre-retirement healthcare “system” provides by far the most expensive healthcare amongst the 17 highest income democracies. More...

What's Happening

Morgan County Dances Contest

To encourage people to stay active and healthy during the winter months, the Morgan County Wellness Committee is once again sponsoring its Morgan County Dances Contest.  More...

Morgan County 4-H All Stars

Chelsea Hessler, left and Bridget Dawson received their All Star pins at the Young Adult Conference at Jackson’s Mill in January. The All Star organization is an honorary one. More...

Miss Morgan County deadline nears

Deadline to enter the fifth Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program is Friday, February 28.  More...

Police & Safety

Trucker convicted of reckless driving in December pileup

Further details have emerged on the wreck of several tractor trailers on U.S. More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of January:  January 1 - Smoke coming from a structure, Martinsburg Road, Engine 21, Tanker 2, 11 responded, cancelled en route.  January 2 - Auto accident, Johnson Mill Road, En More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  February 9  Car vs. More...

Sports

WSMS Girls Varsity Basketball Team makes it to the championship

This is the first time that both Warm Springs Middle School Varsity and JV Girls Basketball Teams qualified for the playoffs held last week in Petersburg.  More...

Tech Cross Country signs Zac Simmons for 2014-15

WVU Tech cross country coach, John Meadows (left), announced the signing of student-athlete Zac Simmons. More...

Lady Indians fall to Frankfort

Berkeley Springs traveled to Frankfort last Tuesday, February 11 for a sectional match up with the Lady Falcons.  The Lady Indians went into the contest without their all everything Sarah Haynes who was out due to a lower leg injury.  Frank More...

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