April 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Three named Whirlwinds of Change for work with children, families

The Morgan County Partners in Prevention honored three community members for their dedication to youth, families and the community last Wednesday, April 6.  Becky Pracht of Paw Paw, Cindy Smalley from WVU Extension and Tom Ambrose each received More...

Citizens seek details about ambulance billing, stations at final fee hearing

At the third and final public hearing on the county’s proposal to double the yearly ambulance fee to $150 last Thursday, April 7, citizens focused their questions on the details of EMS service and who will pay the county fee in the future.  More...

Opinions

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   April 13, 1923 - Medal of Honor recipient Jonah Edward Kelley was born at Rada in Mineral County. More...

Economic development?

Dear Editor:  For the second time in less than two months, The Morgan Messenger has printed questionably “good news” on the economic front for Morgan County.  More...

Glorifying violence?

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Obituaries

Roberta M. Henson

1938-2016

Roberta May Henson, 77, of Great Cacapon, died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born April 12, 1938 in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Archibald Atkinson and Lillian Sarah My More...

James E. McKenzie, Sr.

1943-2016

James Edward McKenzie, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his home.  Born August 26, 1943, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late Hubert Nelson and Virgie Catherine Minich McKenzie, and the husband of Mary Cecilia Keating McKenzie, w More...

Robert L. Oltmanns

Robert Lee Oltmanns, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the NMS Health Care, Hagerstown.  He was the son of the late Adolf Oltmanns, Jr. and Mattie Jane Lull Oltmanns.  More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of March:  March 1 - Assisted Co 3, brush fire, Birch Grove Lane, Brush 2, three responded, cancelled en route.  March 2 - Transferred Engine-Tanker 22 to Orleans Co. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  April 3  Single vehicle crash, Martinsburg Road, no injuries.  Single vehicle crash, Fish Hatchery Road, no injuries.  April 4&nb More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Brendan M. More...

Grand Jury indicts 26 in April term, mostly on felony drug charges

A Morgan County Grand Jury indicted 26 people for felony criminal offenses when they met for the April term in the Morgan County Circuit Court last Tuesday, April 5.  Among those indicted were two people accused of supplying heroin to a teenager More...

Register to vote or change parties by Tuesday

Local voters who want to cast a ballot in the May 10 primary have until Tuesday, April 19 to register to vote or change their party affiliation. More...

Kluge is new hospital president

Valley Health President and CEO Mark H. Merrill and Brad Close, Chairman of the Board of Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital, announced last week that Thomas S. More...

News

Mozier tells the true story of Berkeley Castle

For local author Jeanne Mozier, the process of writing her ninth book, The Story of Berkeley Castle: What’s True and What’s Not, began with that question that business owners in Berkeley Springs are all too familiar with, “What&rsqu More...

Meet the Candidates April 24

The American Legion Post 60 in Berkeley Springs and The Morgan Messenger will once again co-sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum on April 24 at the legion post building.  The forum will be a way for local voters to educate themselve More...

Martinsburg VAMC temporarily closing inpatient mental health wing

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) temporarily closed the inpatient psychiatric unit on Monday, April 11 due to predicted, but unavoidable staff losses.  More...

What's Happening

Honor the military children

Former Secretary of Defense, Casper Weinberger, designated April “The Month to Honor the Military Children.”  More...

Monarch butterfly presentation

Dr. Marie Majarov will make a presentation at the Morgan County Board of Education Headquarters, 247 Harrison Avenue, on Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m. More...

April

Thursday, April 14 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  CafĂ© – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Sports

Lady Indians pick up wins at Jefferson, Washington

It was a good road trip for the Lady Indians.  The Berkeley Springs softball team defeated Jefferson 5- 1 on Monday, April 4, and picked up a 15-5 victory over Washington on Wednesday, April 6.  More...

Pirates make All-PVC team

Paw Paw High School was represented on the 2015-16 All-PVC division 1A Small Schools Boy’s basketball team by Austin Bullet and Robbie Mills.  Also named to the team were Nathan Evans, Sam Friend and Trenton Walter of Union, and Logan Gray More...

Chip Shots

Meltdown  More...

School News

Davis outstanding teen

McKenzie Nguyen Davis won the title of Miss Eastern Panhandle’s Outstanding Teen on March 19. She is the daughter of Alex and Angie Davis. More...

7th Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program crowns winners

The 7th Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program was held on Saturday, April 2 in the Connie Perry Community Auditorium at Berkeley Springs High School.  More...

Conservation camp scholarships

Scholarships are still available for West Virginia Junior Conservation Camp, where kids ages 11-14 can learn about environmental science from the state’s most knowledgeable forestry, wildlife and preservation experts. More...

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