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June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mose is Paw Paw’s new mayor

Voters in the Town of Paw Paw have elected a new mayor, according to unofficial vote totals from Town Recorder Tina Myers. Councilman Tim Mose narrowly beat out Eldridge Kerns to take the Mayor’s seat, bringing in 36 votes to Kerns’ 35 votes. More...

New radio station owners seek buyer

The former WDHC (Max 92.9) radio station in Berkeley Springs that was sold to Metro Radio, Inc. in January is up for sale again.  More...

Opinions

Hate is the common poison

Londoners faced another terror attack this week, in which a van drove into a crowd of everyday people going about their business. On Monday, the van driver was a man from Wales who drove into people assembled at a mosque in the city.  More...

Stop, look and listen

Stan Oaks’ “Fawn at Dusk” was one of this year’s Morgan County Photo Contest finalists, and a People’s Choice favorite. More...

At The Capitol Legislature approves budget plan

After 20 days in special session, at a cost of more than $600,000, legislators figuratively threw up their hands and gave up on efforts to reach a compromise on how to raise tax revenue to close shortfalls in the 2017-18 budget.  More...

What's Happening

Jones graduates

Robert Jones of Berkeley Springs, recently graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) at the end of spring semester 2017.  He received AAS for Health Information Technology with High Honors.  The college’s 101st C More...

Summer Youth Theater musical

The Morgan Arts Council’s summer youth theater program presents the musical “The Pied Piper” at Berkeley Springs High School on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. More...

June

Thursday, June 22 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – 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

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for June 11-17:  June 11  Deputy L. Shambaugh investigated a domestic battery, Valley Road.  Deputy L. More...

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

Town of Bath Police Chief T.J. Johnson reports the following calls for June 6-17.  June 6  Reckless driver on 522.  June 7  Arrest of Brandi M. Payne, 19, for malicious assault and brandishing.  June 8  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Debra Ditto:  Richard A. Rife, 52, of Harpers Ferry was fined $100 after pleading guilty to driving while his license was suspended or revoked. He must also pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.   More...

School News

Bird walk at Cool Spring

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a summer bird walk at its new Cool Spring Nature Preserve in Jefferson County on Thursday, June 29.  The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about two hours. More...

President’s List

GLENVILLE  The names of Morgan County students who attained the Glenville State College President’s List and Vice President’s List for the Spring 2017 semester have been announced.  Colton Brandenburg, Berkeley Springs and Mich More...

Morgan County Schools briefs

The Morgan County School Board approved a number of actions involving the pre-kindergarten program, policies and staff development handbooks at their June 6 school board meeting.  Pre-K agreements  More...

School board enlists help in search for new superintendent

The Morgan County School Board’s search for a new superintendent is currently underway. The school board approved contracting with the West Virginia School Board Association for services related to the search to not exceed $3,000. More...

Morgan County EMS receives award for cardiac patient care

The American Heart Association recognized Morgan County Rescue Service last week for their response time and success rate in treating emergency cardiac patients. More...

County could raise property transfer tax

The Morgan County Commissioners will consider raising the excise tax on property sales in the county as allowed under a new West Virginia law.  As of July 6, counties can begin the process to hike the local portion of the property transfer tax f More...

Cacapon lake drained for second cleaning

Cacapon State Park lake was drained to permit workers to clean excessive leaves from the swimming area on Monday, June 19. The lake was expected to reopen to boaters and swimmers late this week. More...

News

Morgan slated to get officer under Highway Safety pilot program

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is tentatively set to get an additional officer for local roadway patrol through a pilot program under the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.  Sheriff KC Bohrer asked the Morgan County Commissio More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

Worship Schedule

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

Letters

Country, not party

Dear Editor:  It is a significant and terrible shame when this country’s ethics become a battlefield of party versus country and are constantly in question.  More...

Greenway looks beautiful

Dear Editor:  Memorial Day weekend my daughter-in-law and I visited Greenway Cemetery.  We were so pleased with how beautiful it looked. More...

Behave like great nation

Dear Editor: More...

Obituaries

Susan D. Strippey

1960-2017

Susan Darlene Strippey, 57, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  She was born March 31, 1960 in Peterstown, she was the daughter of the late Edward Lee Foster and Linda Allen Foste More...

Lyle E. Kerns

1940-2017

Lyle Eugene “Gene” Kerns, 77, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his home.  He was born April 24, 1940 in Hancock, he was the son of the late Augustus and Wreatha Kerns.  More...

Ralph G. Wolfinger, Sr.

1945-2017

Ralph Gerald Wolfinger, Sr., 72, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home.  Born May 9, 1945 in Boonsboro, Md., he was the son of the late Earl Bailey and Anna Myrtle Williams Wolfinger.  He was a Christian.  More...

Sports

The Morgan Messenger & The Hancock News All Area Baseball Team

Brandon Keenan and Michael Hovermale named Pitchers of the Year Tobin Whittington named Player of the Year   More...

Chip Shots

Another transfer quarterback   More...

BSHS Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017

The Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 inductees have been selected. More...