March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Planet Aid boxes popping up around county

Planet Aid is a non-profit organization specializing in recycling clothes for the homeless and needy in foreign countries. Their noticeable metal bins are yellow, eyecatching and popping up around Morgan County.  More...

Opinions

Buy wallpaper, find Geo. Washington

County Clerk Debra Kesecker found a paper treasure in a collection of items saved from a bin in the old Morgan County Courthouse. More...

A media conspiracy that’s good for you

Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. Journalists of every stripe – cartoonists to commentators to hard news reporters – have been in on it. More...

What's Happening

Super Pi Day

photos by Tammi Stotler   Warm Springs Middle School students in sixth grade math teacher Tammi Stotler’s classes joined Super Pi Day celebrations across the world on Friday, March 13 and March 14 doing Pi math activities. More...

Bathtub weekend

Berkeley Springs celebrates its most unique historical site, George Washington’s Bathtub, with a weekend devoted to colonial food specials, dollar sales and local history Friday through Sunday, March 20-21.  The stone tub is located in Ber More...

Art stairway mural project

The Morgan Arts Council welcomes residents and visitors, youth and adults, to “be part of the art” with the second community public art-making workshop of the Engage Berkeley Springs project, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.  More...

Obituaries

Virginia D. Treadway

Virginia D. Anderson Treadway, 89 of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, March 9, 2015 at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing.  Born in Dickenson County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. E.H. and Anne Fuller Anderson.  More...

Police & Safety

Man charged with abuse of minor

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department arrested Robert Wayne Willard, 46, of Berkeley Springs and charged him with first degree sexual abuse on Thursday, March 12.  Deputy Cliff Cobern of the department’s Crimes Against Children unit More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  March 8  Arrest of Gary Wayne Crabill, 49, aggravated D.U.I. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Brandy Leigh Fleece, 35, of Wilkes Street, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and $165 in costs for first and second offense driving suspension.  Tammy Marie Hanna, 41, of Hedg More...

School News

Color, texture, creativity on display at Youth Art Show

A regal owl donned this watercolor by Sabryn Rockwell, student at Warm Springs Intermediate. More...

Schools review mid-year finances, approve various actions

Morgan County Schools are faring better financially due to decreased expenditures and frugality, but revenue is down from prior year revenue at this time last year due to reduced special levy funding and decreased state aid due to enrollment.  More...

Shepherd M.B.A. program is hosting an issue forum on energy March 25

The Shepherd University M.B.A. program will offer the public a chance to learn more about energy as it relates to West Virginia's economy during a forum planned for Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. More...

Winchester firm hired to design, support Pines project

Morgan County officials have selected Design Concepts of Winchester, Va. to provide architectural and engineering services related to renovation of the Pines Opportunity Center. More...

Three sentenced in Circuit Court

During recent hearings in Morgan County Circuit Court, Judge Christopher Wilkes accepted pleas, issued sentences and revoked probation in a number of cases.  Judge Wilkes accepted a “no contest” plea from Rickey A. More...

News

Specialty crop grants available this year

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is now accepting project proposals for the 2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). Deadline is Friday, April 10.  More...

Movie ticket scam surfaces across state

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia consumers to be aware of an email scam that offers consumers four free movie tickets but instead tries to collect personal information.  More...

Coolfont cowboys

Bill Clatterbuck called in to identify the cowboys in the March 11 “Photo of the Week” on page 2. The men, from left, were Gene Kidwell, Bill Clatterbuck (pointing) and Ron Clatterbuck. More...

Columns

At The Capitol

Bills run out of time as 2015 Legislative session closes

No matter which party is in charge, one rule of the Legislature is ironclad: the session ends at midnight on the 60th day.  More...

IN THE WILD

Wildlife in cold weather

When I was a kid, I fell through the ice, neck deep in unimaginably cold water. It’s an experience I’ll never forget. Had the water depth been over my head, chances are I would not be writing this. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   March 18, 1883 - William Stevenson was born in Warren, Pennsylvania, but he later moved to Wood County in western Virginia. More...

Calendar

March

Thursday, March 19 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – S.S. More...

Sports

Ryan Diehl wins second straight NCWA National Wrestling Championship

Liberty University sophomore Ryan Diehl put on a dominating performance this past weekend in Dallas, Texas at the NCWA National Wrestling Championships.  Diehl who is from Berkeley Springs captured his second straight national wrestling champion More...

Davisson takes reins of Tribe baseball program

For the fourth straight year, the Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Baseball Team will have a new head coach at the helm. More...

Expectations high for Lady Indians

Last season, the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Softball Team returned to its traditional winning ways as they went 20-8.  That team last year featured only one senior starter second baseman Megan Newcomb who graduated. More...

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