February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Paw Paw High School 2014 Homecoming

Paw Paw High School announced their homecoming King River Weese and Queen Jessica Willis last Friday night between games against Hancock. More...

Opinions

The whopper

Summer seems like a vague memory, but Michael Smith’s photo of his son, Cain, catching a catfish at Cacapon State Park gives a glimmer of hope that sunnier days are ahead. More...

Going forward

We’re glad that local folks will have another chance to vote on school funding in May. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Senate moves first on several state bills

Since the Senate side of the West Virginia Legislature has only 34 members compared to 100 members in the House of Delegates across the hall, it is not uncommon for the Senate to move first on major bills during the annual 60-day regular legislative More...

Wish I’d said that

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.  William Sloan Coffin (1924-2006) American clergyman, peace activist. If you run across a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

IN THE WILD

Global Warming or Climate Change

Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” That’s no longer true. More...

Calendar

March

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

Obituaries

Steve L. Snidemiller

1947-2014

Steve Leon Snidemiller, 66, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born October 15, 1947 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late James Harvey and Barbara Ellen Toyer More...

Ann Norton

1920-2014

Ann Norton, 93 of Paw Paw, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland, Md.  Born November 13, 1920 in Cumberland, daughter of the late Thomas Harley Kaylor and Sarah Anna Robison Kaylor.  In 1947, More...

Donald W. Lawson

Donald Walter Lawson, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  He was the son of the late Walter Lawson and Noble Day Lawson.  He owned and operated Sleepy Creek Tool & Die M More...

Sports

Six wrestlers qualify for states

Indian wrestling second at Class A/AA Region II Championships

The Berkeley Springs High School Indian wrestling program pulled off a surprise finish last weekend in Frankfort at the Class A/AA Region II Championships.  Behind four regional runner ups, two fourth place finishes and two fifth place finishes More...

Paw Paw defeats Hancock 76-58

Paw Paw High School Boys Basketball Team defeated Hancock Panthers last Friday night at home 76-58. More...

Lady Pirates win 49-39

Junior Alivia Snyder, 12, makes a layup for the Pirates last Friday night in Paw Paw against the Hancock Panthers. The Lady Pirates went on to win 49-39. More...

School board cuts 27 jobs, reduces days & duties for 173 school workers next year

The Morgan County School Board moved ahead with staff planning for next school year, cutting 27 jobs and reducing contracts for another 58 school employees for the 2014-2015 school year. More...

Amended dog ordinance will get public hearing

The Morgan County Commission approved the amended leash law ordinance, drafted by Attorney Richard Gay, at a February 20 meeting.  Commissioner Stacy Dugan asked for the section which states “determining that the dog is vicious or dangero More...

Bill to honor slain State Troopers gets final okay

Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates voted Monday afternoon, February 24, to approve Senate Resolution 9, which would rename part of U.S. More...

News

New pesticides protections slated for farm workers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week announced proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard in order to protect the nation’s two million farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure. More...

Governor directs health officials to conduct home water testing in southern counties

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has directed the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, in cooperation with local and state health officials, to move forward quickly to put together a home testing project, West Virginia Testing Assessment Project or WV TA More...

Future Fund approved by Senate to set aside gas taxes

I would like to report that the Future Fund bill passed unanimously in the Senate this week. More...

Letters

Tell him about WV

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Enjoys Stiles’ column

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On cemetery snow

Dear Editor:  In the February 19 issue of The Morgan Messenger, Karen Barker wrote a letter expressing her disappointment with not being able to place flowers on her father’s grave for Valentine’s Day because Greenway Cemetery was no More...

What's Happening

A tribute to Patsy Cline at the Troubadour Lounge

Sandy Uttley, National Award Winning Vocalist, will perform a ‘Tribute to Patsy Cline,’ Saturday, March 1, 9- 10:30 p.m. at the Troubadour Lounge in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Public library sponsors pop artist Michael Albert

The Morgan County Public Library will sponsor a workshop by New York Pop Artist Michael Albert. His Modern Pop Art experience will be at the Ice House on Saturday, March 1, 1-3 p.m. in Berkeley Springs.  More...

“Shakin’ It for Rene” rescheduled

“Shakin’ It for Rene,” a fitness dance-party fundraiser to benefit Rene Garcia-Kesecker, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rankin Physical Therapy and Fitness Center in Berkeley Springs. More...

Police & Safety

Accident leads to arrest

A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highland Ridge and Spohr’s Road on Sunday, February 16, led to the arrest of one driver for causing the accident and driving while his license was suspended.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Heather Jo Stanton, 27, of George Lane, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and $177 in fines and restitution for petit larceny. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  February 16  Two vehicle crash, Highland Ridge Road, two injured.  Arrest of Andrew S. Sager, 44, driving while revoked for D.U.I. More...

School News

White to retire after 9 years as school system’s treasurer

Morgan County School Treasurer Nancy White will be passing the torch to a new treasurer when she retires on June 30, after nine years with the school system and 36 years with West Virginia schools. More...

Dean’s List

DAVIS & ELKINS  Millie Omps, a student at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List.  Omps is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Dean’s List

WVU  The following students from the area have been named to the Dean’s List:  Berkeley Springs: Alexis Albanese, Erin Close, Amanda Divel, Lindsay Grace, Jessica Graham, Nativa Kesecker, Natalie Redick and Paige Weber.  Great Ca More...

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