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Colleen Stotler is Teacher of the Year

Widmyer Elementary kindergarten teacher Colleen Stotler was recognized as the Morgan County Teacher of the Year at a June 9 school awards ceremony.  Stotler, has worked for Morgan County Schools for 34 years as a reading assistant, a substitute More...

Opinions

Power company should scale back rate request

In West Virginia, when the electric company wants to raise their prices, they have to get approval of the state’s Public Service Commission. More...

Heading to camp

This unidentified photo was among our newspaper files. Four young scouts with their camping gear appear to be standing on the steps in Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

Letters

Property rights matter

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Protest electric rate hike

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Massage rule not needed

Dear Editor:  This letter is in regards to the Town of Bath’s Home Rule Application and its proposal regarding Massage Therapists.  More...

What's Happening

New consignment booth at Farmers Market

The Morgan County Association for Food & Farms (MCAFF), a non-profit corporation, has begun a new project funded by a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the USDA.  More...

Annual Youth Art Market & Entertainment in the Park

The Morgan County Fair is sponsoring the 6th Annual Youth Art Market and Entertainment in the Park on Friday, July 25, 5-8 p.m.  The Samantha Redston People’s Dog Show will kick off the event activities at 5 p.m. More...

Little Learner’s Village Open House June 21

Parents in Berkeley Springs now have another local option for childcare with the opening of Little Learner’s Village on Oakland Road in the former Doodlebugs facility.  The new location joins Little Learners Village on Fairfax Street, whic More...

Obituaries

Patricia I. Michael

1942-2014

Patricia Ivalee Stevens Michael, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Jefferson Medical Center, Ranson.  Born January 19, 1942 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Grace Ivalee Geronimo Dunca More...

Roscoe Q. Peer

1928-2014

Roscoe Quentin Peer, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born November 7, 1928 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Arthur Roscoe and Barbara Elizabeth Eckerd Pe More...

Jennie Vincent

1926-2014

Jennie “Louise” Vincent, 87, of Berkeley Springs died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the home of her niece.  She was born June 14, 1926 in Lewistown, Pa., daughter of the late Wiley Maney, Sr. More...

School News

Summer hours for high school

Berkeley Springs High School operating schedule during the summer break will be Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Summer School begins on Wednesday, June 18 and runs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Summer Athletic practices will run from June 16 until July More...

Rae Keefer named county school Service Personnel of the Year

Berkeley Springs High School financial secretary Rae Keefer was honored as Service Personnel of the Year for Morgan County Schools at a June 9 awards ceremony. More...

Dean’s List

WEST LIBERTY  West Liberty University announces its Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during Spring Semester 2014. More...

Frontier addresses internet problems

As internet access rapidly becomes the backbone of modern life, homeowners expect their internet service to work consistently and at the speeds they pay for.  More...

State suspends electric rate hike until February

A projected 9.3 percent electric rate increase by Potomac Edison for local residential customers was slated to go into effect late last month, but the Public Service Commission of West Virginia has halted the increase while it considers the impact on More...

CNB celebrates 80th birthday

“Berkeley Springs and Morgan County rejoiced Wednesday morning when the doors of the new bank here were thrown open for business and money began flowing in and out,” read a Morgan Messenger article on the day Citizen’s National Bank More...

News

Old school photo identified

Graduating Class of 1930 - first row, Harry Widmyer, Mary Hunter Swartz, Maxine McCoy, Iva Lee Yost Ambrose, Henry Ruppenthal, Jr., Cameron Hunter, Irene Dauherman, Narissa Weber Carper, Bruce Shiple More...

An eye for castles

Earlier this month, while watching “The World Wars” on The History Channel, Andrew Clark, of Alexandria, Va., recognized the Berkeley Castle in scenes featuring Adolph Hitler.  More...

West Virginia one of six states to sign Chesapeake Bay agreement

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced Monday West Virginia’s partnership with the Chesapeake Executive Council and the signing of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, supporting a sixstate region that includes thousands of streams and rivers, More...

Columns

Under the dome

Decision on same-sex marriage in West Virginia on hold pending federal court decision

Three couples who filed a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages last October must now wait until a federal appeals court decides a similar case in Virginia. U. S. District Chief Judge Robert C. More...

Wish I’d said that

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.  Ovid (43 B.C.-17 A.D.), Roman poet.   More...

IN THE WILD

All I Know About Turkey Gobbler Hunting

The years go by faster and faster, and as my Dad often said, as time passes by the mountains get steeper. I understand exactly what he was talking about now. To be sure, gobblers in West Virginia love their steep mountainous habitat. More...

Calendar

June

Thursday, June 19 – 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...

Police & Safety

New system to manage abuse and neglect cases

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Commissioner for the Bureau for Children and Families Nancy Exline announced the establishment of a Centralized Intake Unit (CIU) for reports of abuse and neglect.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Lisa Gay Fike, 52, of Peachtree Lane, Hedgesville, was sentenced to six months 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:  June 8  Destruction of property complaint, Fairfax Street.  Alarm, American Legion, 522 North, secure.  Report of possible D.U.I. More...

Sports

Boy Scout honors youth group friends with trail project

Boy Scout Troop 81 and church youth together helped blaze a new walking trail near Fearnow Road on Saturday, June 14, as Ben King tried to earn his Eagle Scout status while honoring his friends. More...

Oregan State Beavers

   Morgan County Little League - Minor II League - Oregan State Beavers - front row, left to right: Randy Young, Caden Gates, Riley Albanese, Collin Widmeyer, Austin Patton, Brycen Sanchez, Chance Swink, Logan Whitmore, Antonio Sanchez, Bra More...

Florida State Seminoles

  Morgan County Little League - Minor League - Florida State Seminoles - front row, left to right: Landen Schetrompf, Jasin DeMarinis, Benjamin Akers, Jacob Shekey, Diesel Imes, Kyle Rankin, Kaiden Schriever and Camden Barney. More...

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