August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bullet hole and tree damage to water towers to be repaired in September

The Fairview Drive water storage tank for the public water system that was shot two years ago and lost a lot of water from the finger size hole is scheduled to be properly repaired next month, said Berkeley Springs Water Works (BSWW) Terry Largent, i More...

Ladder truck from Va. in service at Great Cacapon

See story, page 9. photo by James Reed, Assistant Fire Chief, Great Cacapon Fire Company More...

Opinions

State’s higher education investment pays off

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch   More...

Get in and cool off

On Monday, temperatures dropped down to their normal August swelter in Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

From the Superintendent’s desk Success built on partnership

by David Banks, Superintendent   More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

Obituaries

Lloyd V. Pittman

1924-2016

Lloyd Vernon Pittman, 92, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Monday, August 8, 2016, at his home with his family by his side.  Born Friday, February 22, 1924 in Everett, Pa., he was the son of the late Espy Irvin Pittman and the late Alma Mary&nbs More...

James E. Miller

James E. “Jim” Miller age 79 of Monroeville, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  More...

Ruth Y. Julien 1917-2016

Ruth Yost Julien, 99, of Berkeley Springs, died on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Sunnyside Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, Va.  Born January 8, 1917 in Morgan County she was the daughter of the late Peter Clinton and Nettie Elizabeth Pentoney Yost. More...

Police & Safety

Prison sentences suspended in sexual assault, drug cases

Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes accepted pleas and handed down sentences in several criminal cases recently.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  August 7  Property dispute, Sassafras Lane.  Noise complaint, Greenwoods Drive.  August 8  Trespassing complaint, taken in o More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Brittney M. Pruitt, 27, of Berkeley Springs must pay $265.25 in fines and court costs after pleading guilty to driving with a suspended or revoked license.  More...

School News

Class ofl’46 to be honored at homecoming

For the 39th time, many local graduates and their guests will assemble at Cacapon State Park Lodge on Saturday, September 24. This year’s honored classes from Bath District and Berkeley Springs High School will be 1966, 1956 and 1946. More...

Berkeley Baptist Church hosted cancer runners

Berkeley Baptist Church hosted the runners of the Ulman 4K Cancer Run. More...

Alzheimer’s Association walk

The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is hosting a New Team Kick-off Party for the 2016 Eastern Panhandle Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Thursday, August 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Hearing Tuesday on permits for new Sheetz store

More than a year after it announced plans to buy property in Berkeley Springs for a new convenience store location, the Sheetz Corporation has submitted an application for local building permits to begin the project.  Morgan County Planner Alma More...

Permits more than a year away for local natural gas line

A proposed natural gas distribution line for Morgan County could take another year to get through the regulatory process, according to county and pipeline officials.  More...

Last splash of summer

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News

United Way of the Eastern Panhandle names new CEO

Chuck Ellison, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announced that Penny Porter of Martinsburg has been named Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, effective August 8.  More...

Shepherd's Masterworks Chorale to hold auditions

Shepherd University's Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Rachel Carlson, visiting assistant professor of music, will be holding auditions on August 19-21 for the Saturday, November 5, performance of Vivaldi's "Gloria" and J.S. More...

Bath Police Dept. may get new deck entrance

by Trish Rudder  If the cost is not prohibitive, a new deck is being planned to make the Bath Police Department handicap accessible at the Town of Bath Municipal Building on Wilkes St.  More...

Letters

More on terrorists, Trump

Dear Editor:  After reading Mr. Abdelaal’s letter “The Hero,” I had to pause and reflect. More...

What's Happening

Historic evening in Berkeley Springs

The third annual Historic Gala for the Museum of the Berkeley Springs is scheduled for Monday, August 29.  Historic characters including the appearance of a Tomato Festival princess will be present. More...

Bridal Expo

The Cacapon State Park Resort will participate in the West Virginia State Parks first-ever Bridal Expo on Sunday, August 21, 1 to 3 p.m.  The event is free and presents an opportunity to tour the available wedding space at the lodge. More...

August

Thursday, August 18 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

Sports

Experienced Soccer Team looking for region title

The last three seasons the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Boys Soccer Team has lost several key players due to graduation. More...

King of the mat enters Athletic Hall of the Fame

The Berkeley Springs High School wrestling program is known state wide and in the fourstate area as one of the most decorated programs in school history. More...

Indian Golf 5th at Sleepy Hollow

The Berkeley Springs High School Golf Team continued its early season schedule last Tuesday, August 9 at the Sleepy Hollow Invitational hosted by Martinsburg High School.  Just as the previous two tournaments that the Indians competed in it was More...

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