December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

White Christmas – not likely

Christmas is less than two weeks away, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it.  This past weekend temperatures were as high as 70 degrees. More...

Frontier agrees to settlement in internet speed complaints

Customers will see fees drop, company will sink $150 million into high-speed lines  West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced on December 10 that his office has negotiated an estimated $160 million settlement with Frontier Commun More...

Opinions

Sweet deal, but not for customers

Praise for the State Attorney General’s settlement last week with Frontier Communications over poor internet speeds is premature at best. More...

What winter should look like...

This old promotional photo for Coolfont Recreation and its warming sauna surfaced in our files this week. More...

Community resources that can help people

Senior Life Services of Morgan County 304-258-3096 or 304-947-7922 • Meals for seniors age 60 and older Monday-Friday at Berkeley Springs and Paw Paw centers. Donations are requested for meals. • Meals for homebound seniors. More...

Columns

What life was like here 100 years ago

Parts of the local economy seemed to be good. Mills were going back on full time. The Cold Storage plant (now the Ice House) had its busiest season ever shipping 30K barrels of apples via railroad all over the country. More...

Calendar

Holiday Event Calendar

Thursday, December 17 7 p.m. – Berkeley Springs High School & Warm Springs Middle School Choral Concert at the Berkeley Springs High School auditorium. More...

Obituaries

James R. Redick

1923-2015

James Robert “Jim” Redick, age 92, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.  Born September 12, 1923 in Cherry Run, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jo More...

Ann I. Schreier

1923-2015

Ann Ita Schreier, 92, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Watertown, Conn., died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Extended Care Facility of War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.  Born June 29, 1923 in Waterbury, Conn., she was the daughter of th More...

Louis T. Pasola, Jr.

1922-2015

Louis Turner Pasola, Jr., age 93, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., formerly of Northfield, N.J., died on Friday, December 11, 2015 at The Martinsburg, W.Va., Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center Community Living Palliative Care Center where he was given More...

Sports

Lady Indians earn first win against Paw Paw

The Berkeley Springs High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team earned their first win of the season against the Lady Pirates of Paw Paw, with a 75-27 victory on Tuesday, December 8.  Berkeley Springs  Berkeley Springs was in control of the More...

Undefeated first week for Indians Basketball Gymnasium grand re-opening celebration

Berkeley Springs High School Indians Basketball Team is definitely starting off on a good note with two wins under their belt at the end of the first week of the season, a 60-40 win over Hyndman Charter on Wednesday, December 9 and a 75-25 defeat of More...

Indians place second at Max Horz tournament

Berkeley Springs High School hosted the 31st annual Max Horz Invitational this past weekend. More...

Teen struck by vehicle during caroling event

The Morgan County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a Friday-night accident that has hospitalized a local teenager who was struck by an SUV in the Greenwood area of southern Morgan County. Sgt. More...

EMS Board seeks contractors to run county’s ambulance service

After toying with the idea for several years of bidding out emergency ambulance services for county residents, the Morgan County Emergency Medical Services Board is now awaiting proposals from companies interested in providing those services.  More...

County, state races taking shape for 2016 election

Several Morgan County offices have attracted precandidates so far in the runup to the 2016 election.  Candidates will not officially file to run for office until January, but pre-candidacy allows those running to declare campaign committees and More...

News

Morgan County residents remember loved ones with light during the holidays

About 50 Morgan County residents gathered at the Country Inn to remember and honor their loved ones during the holidays on Friday, December 4.  More...

Blue Knights donate $10K to Hospice

The Blue Knights – a law enforcement motorcycle club that includes members around the Eastern Panhandle – presented a significant donation to the Hospice of the Panhandle on Saturday, December 12.  More...

Oil in exhaust fueled train fire

River Road was shut down for less than an hour on Saturday morning as fire crews responded to reports of a train fire on the CSX tracks in the area.  More...

Letters

Beware the bogus

Dear Editor:  “There is much difference between imitating a good man and countrerfeiting him.”  —Benjamin Franklin.  Old Ben had his share of flaws and faults. So it also is with each and every one of us. More...

What's Happening

Santa coming on an Army truck

Children of all ages are welcome to see the arrival of Santa Claus on a genuine Army truck at Mike’s Muffler and Brake Shop on Saturday, December 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Civitan member picks animal rescue group for $500 donation

Friends Fur Life Rescue received a $500 donation from Civitan International with the help of Fernando Andrzejevski. Andrzejevski is a Berkeley Springs local and is a member of Civitan International, an organization of volunteer service clubs. More...

December

Thursday, December 17 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

Police & Safety

Man pleads to drug lab charge

A Hancock man pled guilty in Morgan County Circuit Court last week to operating a clandestine drug lab in the trunk of his car earlier this year.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Jeffery L. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  December 6  EMS assisted, possible overdose, Pious Ridge.  Assisted Hancock PD with a domestic dispute.  Leaving the scene of an More...

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