January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Filing open for Bath town offices

The Town of Bath elections for mayor, five council members and a town recorder will be held on Tuesday, June 13, said town clerk Deb Peck.  Candidate filing dates began yesterday, January 10 to January 28, and the filing fee is $5.  Write-i More...

Open House on proposed gas pipeline set in Hancock

A natural gas pipeline group that is planning to build a natural gas transmission line between Pennsylvania and the Berkeley Springs area has announced it will hold an Open House on the project on Thursday, February 9 at the Hancock Town Hall.  More...

Opinions

American entrepreneurship needs health safety net

Promises to break apart the Affordable Care Act had plenty of folks cheering during the presidential campaign, but concerned now. With a change in the White House and a unified GOP government in Congress, the insurance law is on the chopping block. More...

Fresh faces forward

This class photo from the old Bath District high school was loaned to us by Betty Harmison in the fall. She provided a handful of names to go with the faces, and is interested in the rest. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   January 11, 1865 - Confederate forces under General Rosser burned the covered bridge at Beverly. More...

What's Happening

Little League meeting

Morgan County Little League meeting will be held Sunday, January 15, 6:30 p.m. at the ball complex.  All board members are asked to be present to set up registration dates for upcoming season. All meetings are open to the public.   More...

Students went caroling

National Honors Society, Tri-M and Student Council went caroling at the nursing home at War Memorial Hospital for the second year in a row. More...

January

Thursday, January 12 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  CafĂ© – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reports the following calls for the week ending January 7:  January 2  Domestic complaint Eppinger Road, Deputy Jenkins and Sgt. Shambaugh responded, Lee E. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Haley A. Simpson, 28, of Berkeley Springs was fined $100 after pleading guilty to driving while her license was suspended or revoked. Simpson must also pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

Man charged in school incident

A local man that was passed out in his running vehicle in the Warm Springs Intermediate School bus loop last week was charged in the incident.  Gabriel Fisher, 43, of Great Cacapon was charged with DUI (drugs), obstructing an officer and possess More...

Grand Jury indicts Shute for triple murder

Attempted murder of fourth man included in charges

A Morgan County Grand Jury indicted 22 individuals on Tuesday, January 3 in the Morgan County Circuit Court, including the man charged with the shooting deaths of three men in Great Cacapon in June 2016.  Erick Shute, 33, of Great Cacapon was in More...

Hospitals restricting visitor hours due to rising flu cases

Due to a steady increase in influenza and influenza-like illness in Emergency Departments, Urgent Care centers and physician offices in our region, Valley Health System’s six hospitals began limiting visiting hours on Monday, January 9, to limi More...

Free packets can help dispose of Rx meds

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is offering the public a new way to dispose of leftover pain medications in a simple packet that is safe to put in the trash.  Morgan County Sheriff K.C. More...

News

Town approves HUB zone contract

The Bath Town Council approved a business development agreement with Dave Ranck, a consultant that will work for the town to bring new business into Berkeley Springs.  Berkeley Springs is in the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) zone, an More...

Town reappoints committee members

At the January 3 meeting, the Bath Town Council approved three reappointments for the current Town of Bath Planning Commission members.  Larry Lower, who heads up the commission, received approval to serve the remainder of his three-year term th More...

Worship Directory

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald.   More...

Letters

Chance to improve care

Dear Editor:  Congress is already looking to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. A business news program says that Republicans are considering replacing it with a more catastrophic care program only. More...

Supports public broadcasting

Dear Editor:  Soon, the West Virginia State Legislature will be debating how to deal with another budget crunch. More...

Obituaries

Donna J. Golden

1933-2017

Donna Jean Golden, 83, of Hancock, Md., died on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.  Born in Berkeley Springs December 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Romanus G. More...

Charles T. Kasecamp, Sr.

Charles Thomas Kasecamp, Sr. (“Kasey”), age 80, of Wilmington, Delaware, suffered cardiac failure on Saturday, December 31, 2016.  More...

Donald Harden, Sr.

1934-2017

Donald “Delmar” Harden, Sr., 82, Jefferson, Ohio died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  He was born November 28, 1934 in Great Cacapon, the son of the late Bernard and Pearl Milbur Harden.  He was a More...

Sports

Indians wrestling turn in strong performance at WV Army National Guard Duals

Zach Davis and Tanner Clark finish 8-0

The Berkeley Springs Indians wrestling program loaded up and headed to Beckley for the WV Army National Guard Duals on Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7. More...

Biddy Buddy results

January 7 and 8  Minor Division  Mountaineers 26 vs. More...

Tribe drops two on the road

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team hit the road this week for a pair of games under new interim head coach Chad Brinegar.  More...

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