January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County still drafting lease for P&G lab space

County officials held a second closed session in two weeks to hammer out a lease agreement with Proctor & Gamble last Wednesday, January 18 for space at The Pines. No lease has been approved by officials.  More...

Commission to hear assessment disputes in February

The Morgan County Commission will hold hearings during the month of February to hear unresolved property assessment issues, as required by West Virginia law. More...

Opinions

New faces, same tough work

West Virginia’s government gained lots of new faces recently, as Governor Jim Justice assembles his team to lead the state for the next four years. More...

Remember that bit of snow?

The minor snowfall on Monday afternoon surprised local residents and caused some slipping and sliding on the roadways. More...

Letters

Government health plan better for businesses

Dear Editor:  The ACA ("Obamacare") has benefited millions of lower and lower-middle income Americans who have qualified for Medicaid or tax subsidies. More...

Don’t raise wages, just budget

Dear Editor:  I see once again there is talk about raising the minimum wage. People please, that is not the answer to our country’s problem. More...

Obituaries

Harry S. Gloyd

1929-2017

Harry Sylvester Gloyd, 88, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.  Born January 18, 1929 in Great Cacapon, he was the son of the late Adam and Goldie Thrasher Gloyd.  He was of More...

William H. Myers, Jr.

William Henry Myers, Jr., 79, of Hedgesville, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  He was the son of the late William Henry Myers, Sr. and Margaret Myers.  More...

Sharon L. King

1952-2017

Sharon Louise Iden King, age 64, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at INOVA Fairfax in Falls Church, Va., after fighting a courageous battle with COPD.  Born December 17, 1952 at Washington County More...

Sports

Petersburg rolls by Lady Indians with dominant second half

It was a tale of two halves last Tuesday, January 17 when the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians hosted the Petersburg Lady Vikings in basketball action.  More...

Lady Pirates lose two on the Road

The Paw Paw Lady Pirates Basketball Team traveled to East Hardy last Wednesday, January 18 for a contest with the Lady Cougars.  East Hardy started the game strong outscoring Paw Paw 20-4 in the opening period.  In the second quarter, Paw P More...

Tribe wrestling goes 1-3 at home quad

Five wrestling programs from Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia met on the mats at Berkeley Springs High School in high school wrestling action on Thursday, January 19.  More...

Local man dies in Loudoun County crash

A Berkeley Springs man was one of two passengers who lost their lives in a crash in Loudoun County, Va. on Sunday, January 22.  A spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Monday that Kyle W. More...

Dispatcher honored for guiding parents through 911 birth call

Morgan County 911 dispatcher Hunter Willey was recognized by county officials last Wednesday for his role in helping parents safely deliver their own child in an emergency situation.  911 Director Zachary Caldwell told Morgan County Commissioner More...

Red Cross in need of local disaster volunteers

The number of house fires in West Virginia totaled 133 in December 2016, and the American Red Cross volunteers responded to each fire – day or night – to help those displaced people who often lost everything they own. More...

News

Kees is second generation airplane mechanic

Following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, Marlin E. Butts, Christopher Kees (inside the plane) is shown working on a Cessna 310 with classmate, Anthony Rozier. More...

Capito announces committee posts for 115th Congress

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will continue to serve on the U.S. Senate Committees on Appropriations, Environment and Public Works, and Rules and Administration in the 115th Congress. She has also added the U.S. More...

Residents request sewer line, county considers business park billing

The Morgan County Commission was presented with a petition last Wednesday, January 18, signed by several residents of the Waugh Mobile Home Park asking for an extension of public sewer service to their area.  Martinsburg attorney Michael Scales More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

January 25, 1814 - Francis Harrison Pierpont was born near Morgantown. More...

What's Happening

Overdose response class set for Friday

Time is vital to saving a person who has overdosed on an opioid and having the opiate antidote available and knowing how to use it is crucial saving that life, say the organizers of an overdose response class.  To aid the community in this effor More...

Town Community Garden will continue

The plot of land next to the Town of Bath Municipal Building on Wilkes Street will again be used to grow good things to eat.  Lee Barron and Joyce Morningstar of the Morgan County Composting Initiative, and who run the community garden, received More...

January

Thursday, January 26 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – Past Matrons, Past Patrons – AA, St. More...

Police & Safety

Women charged in separate drug cases

Two Berkeley Springs women were arrested by police for drug-related cases, both involving children.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff Bohrer reports the following for the week of January 15-21.  January 15  Domestic complaint, Johnny Cake Road. Deputy Cobern and Deputy Jenkins responded. Unfounded.  Burglar alarm on Howard Street. Accidental setoff. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

School News

4-H gets STEM mini-grant for LEGO kits

The Morgan County 4-H Leaders Association received a $1,791 mini-grant from the Governor’s STEM Initiative that will help county kindergarteners explore science and engineering by building simple and fun objects with LEGOS.  Morgan County More...

SMART529 When I Grow Up essay contest announced

West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue and representatives from The Hartford gathered at Johnson Elementary School in Bridgeport to announce the 2017 SMART529 When I Grow Up student and teacher essay contest. More...

School board approves energy savings contract

The Morgan County School Board unanimously approved an energy savings services contract with CMTA Energy Solutions at its January 17 meeting. More...

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