February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Severe cold puts chill on many aspects of work, life

When the weather gets cold, people who have a choice stay inside under the blankets. More...

Opinions

Winter’s bite

The recent frigid blast put us in mind of this photo of an impressive array of icicles. More...

Getting serious about water

This weekend’s International Water Tasting here in Berkeley Springs will offer another platform to talk about how vital water is – and not just to the bottled water industry or municipal water companies. More...

Wish I’d said that

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. More...

Columns

At The Capitol

Legislative session at mid-point

The midway point of the 60-day regular session of the Legislature was Thursday, February 12, which in previous years, has been the point when legislative activity has started gearing up.  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   February 19, 1872 - The Glenville Branch of the State Normal School was established by an act of the legislature. More...

Round The Town

—Today, Wednesday, February 18 is Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and the first day of Lent in the Christian Church.  —Tomorrow, February 19, is Chinese New Year.  —There’s still time to prune hardwood trees, says th More...

Calendar

February

Thursday, February 19– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– S.S. Representative, SeniorCenter– Starting Points Play Group, 1p.m.– CEOS Hemlock, 10:30– Depression, Bi-polar, noon,Hospital Ed. Rm. B More...

Obituaries

Hilda M. Hobday

1931-2015

Hilda Marie “Peg” Hobday, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney.  Born March 30, 1931 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cordie E. More...

Ward Perry

1926-2015

Ward Perry, 88, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.  Born October 4, 1926 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Roy Hunter and Effie Grace Kelly Perry.  He was a Christ More...

Russell B. Hoffman

1938-2015

Russell Benjamin Hoffman, 77, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his home.  Born January 18, 1938 in Wheeling, he was the son of the late Ona Dowden and Jeanette Emma Biggs Hoffman.  He attended Berkeley Springs Presbyt More...

Sports

Indian basketball goes 1-2 for the week

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team looked to rebound from its disappointing loss the previous Friday night to Keyser. More...

Tribe grapplers finish third at Magnolia Invitational

Davis, Hovermale & Clark Individual Champions

The Berkeley Spring High School Indians wrestling team showed this past Saturday, February 14 why the future may have to take a backseat to the present.  More...

JV Lady Wolves fall in championship game

The Warm Springs Lady Wolves JV girls’ basketball team (made up of sixth and seventh graders) traveled to Moorefield last Tuesday, February 10 for the PVL JV Championship semi-finals.  The JV Lady Wolves found themselves matched up against More...

State issues cold-weather tips during extreme cold, severe weather  Free Access 

Weather advisory in place for weekend
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Second arrest made in ATM theft  Free Access 

Even as police have arrested a second man for the January 9 theft of an ATM machine from a Paw Paw bank, they remain convinced that others might have been involved in the early morning bank robbery last month. More...

Controlled deer hunt planned at Cacapon State Park  Free Access 

West Virginia State Park officials have confirmed that a controlled deer hunt will be held at Cacapon State Park this year as a way to trim deer population throughout the park. More...

News

25th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting celebrates 25 years of welcoming waters from across the country and around the globe by making it an online media event. More...

That Lovely Couple

Two Morgan Messenger readers got in touch last week to identify the bride and groom pictured in last week’s “Photo of the Week” on page 2. More...

Governor Tomblin announces Procter & Gamble to build major plant in Eastern Panhandle

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced global consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) will build a new manufacturing plant in Berkeley County. More...

Letters

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How many more?

Dear Editor:  On these long winter days and evenings I watch a lot of news programs on TV, and the news about ISIS is awful. I’d call much of it gruesome, and of course everyone I’ve ever met agrees. More...

What's Happening

Miss Morgan County scheduled for April

Register by March 6

The sixth Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program is scheduled for Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m. More...

Intermediate schoolers create “Starry Night”

Warm Springs Intermediate School students are creating a collage depicting artist Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” masterpiece with art teacher Marianna Ruggiero. More...

Scholarship for two young Morgan County musicians

The Community Choir, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the 2015 George G. Rink Memorial Scholarship for Young Musicians.  Each year, the George G. More...

Police & Safety

Thursday crash sent three to hospital

A two-vehicle collision on U.S. 522 near Berkeley Springs High School last Thursday, February 12, shut down the main roadway while area responders extricated a driver from one of the vehicles and secured the accident scene.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  February 8  Arrest of Marvin Aguilar- Morales, 32, D.U.I.  911 hang-up, Hammond Street, accidental dial.  Alarm, Fulton Road, sec More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

School News

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel changes at recent meetings:  Warm Springs Middle School social studies teacher Randy Unger is retiring at the end of June 30. More...

New full day Pre-K program to be piloted next year

The Morgan County School Board approved a new prekindergarten pilot program for the 2015-2016 school year that will bring the school system closer to a full day program for preschoolers. More...

From the Superintendent desk

How does weather affect school schedule?

Parents and members of the public often ask this time of year how weather affects school schedules. Below are some frequently-asked questions.  More...

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