May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Equipment failure caused Sunday outage

A five-hour electrical outage that affected roughly 2,500 Potomac Edison customers on Sunday, May 15 was caused by a failed electrical insulator, power company officials said.  More...

Greenway Cemetery upgrades underway

In the Greenway Cemetery new addition aprons at the intersection of the main and side roads have been widened and stabilized, which makes the road generally more maneuverable. More...

Opinions

Time to deliver

Our State Legislature is acting like it wants to grow up to be Congress one day. More...

Meet the 1959 All-Stars

Richard Penwell brought us this baseball team photo of the 1959 All Star team, pictured at Harmison Field in Berkeley Springs. More...

Wish I’d said that

You fight dandelions all weekend, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity.  --Hal Borland (1900-1978).  American w More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   May 18, 2012 - Ice Mountain in Hampshire County was named a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. More...

What's Happening

Walk of Success for grads May 25

Dressed in their caps and gowns, the 2016 graduating seniors of Berkeley Springs High School will walk the halls of Widmyer Elementary School on Wednesday, May 25.  In return, the graduates will be inspiring Morgan County's youngest students to More...

Poppy Day May 21

The members of The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 60, Berkeley Springs have designated Saturday, May 21 as Berkeley Springs Poppy Day, and the day is also Armed Forces Day.  More...

Annual arts council meeting

The Morgan Arts Council is holding its 39th annual meeting on Saturday, May 21 from 2-3 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Meet the 1977 Sheriff’s Office

Dorothy Beeler shared this photo, found recently in the personal collection of her late sisterin law, Eleanor Lee Batt. More...

New drug diversion squad promised in north-central W.Va.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) has said a new federal Tactical Diversion Squad (TDS) will soon come to Clarksburg to help combat the prescription drug epidemic across West Virginia.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  May 8  Single vehicle crash, 522 north, no injuries.  Suspicious vehicle, Highland Ridge, owner located, secure.  More...

School News

Third graders design & make bridges

Warm Springs Intermediate School has some budding third grade engineers whose bridge model designs have been on display in the hallway by the school library.  More...

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel changes at their recent meetings:  Food Services Director Kristie Randall was granted an extension of her unpaid leave of absence from April 1 to April 29.  Removed from transf More...

Students visit Food Lion

Abigail Robinette, Addie Duvall and James Miller spent the day at Food Lion on April 28 for Take Your Child To Work Day. More...

Track story error

Today's issue of The Morgan Messenger includes a sports story that incorrectly reported the results of the Berkeley Springs High School track team at a recent meet. More...

Indian runners head to states after Region II fourth-place finish

State meet begins Friday

The Berkeley Springs High School track teams earned several spots in state competition last week with their fourth-place finish at the Region II AA track meet last Friday, May 13 at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. The Indians solidified their pre More...

Search yields meth lab in home

A police search of a Hedgesville-area home last Thursday, May 12 resulted in the arrest of a man accused of operating a meth lab in that home.  Following the Thursday evening search, Sgt. More...

Two charged with drug, gun possession

West Virginia State Police arrested two men in Berkeley Springs last Friday, May 13 after finding cocaine and an unlicensed handgun in their vehicle.  Reginald B. More...

Watch your step

Demolition of the existing sidewalk at the northern edge of Berkeley Springs State Park didn’t take long on Monday, May 16. More...

News

It’s that time again: Tips for avoiding tick & mosquito bites

Ticks are out in force with the warmer weather and spring rains, as are mosquito populations.  Taking precautions can keep family and pets safe from Lyme disease and reduce the risk of mosquito bites, which can spread the Zika virus, the West N More...

IN THE WILD

Rain   Our former neighbor, a professional meteorologist, wrote to me on May 9 to point out that there had been 12 consecutive days with measurable rainfall at Reagan National Airport. It was a new record. More...

Hopkins is new State Auditor

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the appointment of Lisa A. Hopkins as West Virginia Auditor. The appointment was effective at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, May 15.  Hopkins replaces Auditor Glen Gainer, who retired.  More...

Letters

Shocked by grave damage

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A helping hand

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Working the polls

Dear Editor:  Amidst the tumult of the primary election, in our otherwise, serene town of Bath, I had the fortune of being in a place of relative peace — a position of irony — a poll worker. More...

Obituaries

Joan Saunders

Joan Saunders, 76, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 in her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  She spent nearly every weekend since 1983 in Berkeley Springs and became a resident in 2002 with her husband of 59 years Carle Saunders.&n More...

Wesley T. Mowery III

2015-2016

Wesley Todd Mowery III, 14 months, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  Born March 22, 2015 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Wesley Todd Mowery, Jr., Hancock a More...

Daniel Frank Spiker

1927-2016

Daniel Frank Spiker, age 88, of Council Bluffs passed away May 12, 2016.  He was born in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia on June 12, 1927 to the late Floyd and Sarah (Fox) Spiker.  More...

Sports

Cheer meeting

There will be a meeting for anyone in the grade seventh - 11th wanting to cheer for the upcoming cheer season at Berkeley Springs High School on Tuesday, May 24, 6 p.m. More...

Lady Indians fall to Petersburg 12-2

All good things must come to an end. The Berkeley Springs High School Softball Team struggled, as host Petersburg defeated the Lady Indians 12- 2 in Game 2 of sectional play on Tuesday, May 10. More...

Kasekamp qualifies

Hunter Kasekamp qualified for the state track meet at the regional track meet held in Keyser with a 1600m third placea nd a second place in the 3200m. More...

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