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April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cacapon State Park to start charging entry fees

A fee of $2 per vehicle or an annual fee of $12 per vehicle will be charged to enter Cacapon Resort State Park beginning Memorial Day weekend. The fee was announced on Monday. More...

Commission sets county levy rate

The Morgan County Commissioners approved the 2017-2018 tax rates on county property at their April 18 meeting. More...

Town budget and tax rates approved

The Town of Bath budget of $599,552 for fiscal year 2017-18 was approved by the State Auditor’s Office, said town clerk Melinda Holliday at the April 18 council meeting.  The new budget goes into effect July 1 and is $6,237 more – a More...

Opinions

Fee will cost parks more in the end

It’s a big week for Cacapon State Park, but the news isn’t all good. More...

Mr. Grove’s class

A former student of Emerson Grove of North Berkeley School brought in a packet of school pictures frome Grove’s 6th grade class sometime in the 1950’s. More...

Wish I’d said that

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.  --Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)  American writer  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

Columns

My Old Percolator and Miscellaneous Wildlife Stories

IN THE WILD

I spent last week at our cabin, hunting the wary gobbler. It was the first week of turkey season, and it rained every single morning. Although the stars and moon shone brightly all night, it rained at about 5 a.m. More...

What's Happening

Sobriety checkpoint May 5

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and the Berkeley Springs Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, May 5 sometime between the hours of 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. More...

April

Thursday, April 27 – 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...

Rx Take Back event

by Megan Hauser  Morgan County Partnership  More...

Police & Safety

Identity of body found in Little Orleans still unknown

Campers in Allegany County, Md. located a decomposed body last Friday, April 21 and police continue to await results from Maryland’s medical examiner in order to identify the deceased.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for April 16- April 24:  April 16  Investigation of personal injury and property damage traffic collision on River Road. Deputy Roper.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Hope B. Steele, 20, of Berkeley Springs was fined $100 after pleading no contest to failure to exercise due care while driving. She must also pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

School News

Regional Social Studies Fair

The RESA 8 Regional Social Studies Fair was held on Saturday, April 1 at Musselman High School. One hundred sixty projects were present representing individual and group projects in Elementary, Middle and High School divisions.  More...

Pleasant View Elementary secretary Maria Ruleman is a CARE Champion

Morgan County Schools Superintendent David Banks recognized Pleasant View Elementary secretary Maria Ruleman as the school system’s first CARE Champion at the April 4 school board meeting that was held at the school.  More...

WV State Social Studies Fair

Audrey Helmick, daughter of Ian and Anne Helmick, fifth grade student at Paw Paw Elementary School, received an Honorable Mention at the West Virginia State Social Studies Fair held on Friday, April 21 at the Charleston Civic Center for her project t More...

Police ID man found dead in shed

Berkeley Springs Police Chief T.J. More...

Two struck by trains in separate incidents

Police are investigating two unrelated incidents late last week that ended in hospitalization for two men injured by being struck by trains along the CSX rail lines in Morgan County.  In the early hours of Friday, April 21, the Morgan County She More...

Smith to run local radio station from downtown Hancock restaurant

A spot in Hancock now known for food, a busy deck atmosphere and bright signage will soon also be the home of local radio.  BuddyLou’s Eats, Drinks and Antiques on Main Street in Hancock is the new location of WXDC 92.9, a rock station tha More...

News

Warm winter could make tick season worse

Area residents are urged to check for ticks on themselves, their children and pets and to be vigilant for signs of tick bites, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness as they spend time outdoors this spring.  Experts warn of a high tick popula More...

Betty Kelley looks forward

Town of Bath water department clerk Betty Kelley will retire on April 28, and she’s looking forward to it.  “It’ll be nice not to set the alarm clock,” she said last week.  She has spent her working career in Morgan More...

Ramps at festival

In last week’s edition of The Morgan Messenger the press release by Travel Berkeley Springs on the Uniquely West Virginia Festival did not correctly identify that Glascock’s Produce provided the ramps for the festival.   More...

Letters

Against mine expansion

Dear Editor:  Bob Wurster’s recent letter to the editor pointed out that a proposed southern extension of U.S. More...

Library deserves support

Dear Editor:  More...

Obituaries

Thomas M. Dillon

1956-2017

Thomas Michael Dillon, 60, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at his home.  Born September 17, 1956 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Elijah Linwood and Jolana Kern Dillon.  He was a graduate of Bladensburg High More...

Lydia M. Havermale

1953-2017

Lydia May Havermale, 63, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born September 12, 1953 in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late Hugh Roy and Dorothy May Mussaw Crane.  She was of the Prot More...

Edgar E. Pentoney

1927-2017

Edgar Ezra “Mike” Pentoney, 89, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  Born July 4, 1927, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Edgar E. and Ada Michael Pentoney.  After graduation he joined the U.S. More...

Sports

Tribe blasts Paw Paw, falls to Keyser in the Ron Clatterbuck Tournament

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Baseball Team hosted the Ron Clatterbuck Tournament with Paw Paw, Keyser and Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy (VA) attending on Tuesday, April 18. More...

Baseball number 23 retired

Coach Ron Clatterbuck honored The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Baseball Team hosted the annual Ron Clatterbuck Tournament on Tuesday, April 18. More...

Chapman & Shetler capture individual titles

Golden & Lupton lead Lady Indians with second place performances

The Berkeley Springs High School boys and girls track programs traveled to Spring Mills High School to participate in the Cardinal Classic on Friday, April 21. More...