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BSHS Hall of Fame accepting nominees

The Berkeley Spring Athletic Hall of Fame continues to accept new nominees for the 2024 induction class. Candidates who were not voted into the Hall and remain in the application pool, plus new nominees from recent months, comprise the new class, so far. There is still plenty of time for[Read More…]

Frances Stalnaker Stotler

Frances Stalnaker Stotler 1927-2024 Frances Stalnaker Stotler, of Dousman, Wis., formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024. She was 96 years old. She was born in 1927 in West Virginia, the daughter of the late coal miner and dairy farmers George Cameron and[Read More…]

Travis Lane Roach

Travis Lane Roach 1977-2024 Travis Lane Roach, 46, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on February 2, 2024, at his home. Travis was born on September 4, 1977, in Martinsburg, W.Va., the son of the late Judith C. Roach and Nelson H. Roach of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. He worked in construction[Read More…]

Naomi Jean Exline Willingham

Naomi Jean Exline Willingham 1948-2023 Naomi Jean Exline Willingham, age 75, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2023 at Berkeley Springs Healthcare Center. Born February 27, 1948 in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Marshall and Leotta Virginia Roby Exline. She was of[Read More…]

Melody Dawn Truax Ruppenthall

Melody Dawn Truax Ruppenthall 1951-2024 Melody Dawn Truax Ruppenthall, 72, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully Monday, February 12, 2024, at Meritus Hospital in Hagerstown, Md. Born November 22, 1951, in McConnellsburg, Pa., Melody was a 1970 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. Melody was quiet, thoughtful, and never said[Read More…]

Bath answers State Historic Preservation Office concerns

by Trish Rudder A letter dated February 9 from Town of Bath Mayor Scott Merki to Susan Pierce at the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) was discussed at the February 21 Bath Town Council meeting. Merki said the letter was “to right the ship, more or less.” The[Read More…]

It’s Stacy — Healthy Eats: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad March is “National Nutrition Month.” National Nutrition Month started in 1973 as National Nutrition Week, and it became a month-long observance in 1980.  This year’s theme is “Beyond the Table,” which includes getting out of your food comfort zone by trying a new food, a new recipe,[Read More…]

Winning Waters: Top waters from four continents picked at International Water Tasting

The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting presented awards to waters from four continents. Judges tasted 100 waters entered from five continents. Municipal water The municipal water category saw a U.S. sweep.  All three medalists have formerly been awarded gold at the festival.  Santa Ana, Calif. took home their third Gold[Read More…]