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December 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bath raises Hotel/Motel tax rate

by Trish Rudder   Town of Bath officials voted last week to raise the Hotel/Motel tax from four percent to six percent to begin January 1, 2018.  More...

Homeless shelters are open; coalition briefs town officials

More than 20 people attended the Bath council meeting on December 5, and the majority were there in support of the newly adopted Morgan County Homeless Coalition.  The council said last month they wanted to learn more about the coalition and mem More...

Opinions

All that glitters…

Americans are being handed a big box of promises for Christmas, wrapped up as Congressional tax bills. More...

A Cacapon cascade

Christine Peterson of Berkeley Springs took this photo of the waterfall at the end of Cacapon State Park’s lower lake after a few days of rain had turned it into a gusher. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

December 13, 1861 - The Battle of Allegheny Mountain, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War’s first year, took place in Pocahontas County.  December 13, 1926 - Wheeling radio station WWVA-AM began broadcasting. More...

What's Happening

Bank of Romney recognized

Paw Paw Schools recognized The Bank of Romney for the donation of two new scoreboards on Friday, December 8. More...

Toys 4 Tots campaign

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club in cooperation with the United States Marine Corp. will hold their annual Toys 4 Tots drive.  Toys 4 Tots has been serving the community for over 30 years. More...

December

Thursday, December 14 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Crime Solver’s Most Wanted December 2017

Clinton James Coleman III Date of birth: 8/30/89 Physical description: White male, 5’ 8,” 150 lbs. with blues eyes and blonde hair. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for December 3-9:  December 3  Chief Walter arrested David Dell on a capias.  Cpl. Barney investigated a runaway complaint.  More...

Man rescued from crash off Paw Paw Road

A South Dakota man was recovered from a vehicle that crashed down a steep embankment off Paw Paw Road in the early hours of December 9.  According to police, David Neff, 57, of Box Elder, South Dakota was pulled from his 2015 Kia Optima after cr More...

Morgan hunters take more deer in 2017 buck season

Morgan County’s deer harvest during the buck firearms season spiked up this year above 2016 numbers.  More...

Reed drafts county law on unsafe, dilapidated structures

Morgan County Commissioner Ken Reed presented the first draft of a county ordinance last Wednesday that would, if adopted, create a property enforcement agency for the county.  More...

Look inside for cheer

This student-made ornament is calling for snow. More...

Commissioners hear more about county lawsuits against drug companies

Morgan County officials will consider whether to join a growing list of counties in West Virginia and nationwide who are suing drug manufacturers and suppliers for their role in the opiod epidemic.  More...

News

WV residents can get free help to sign up for insurance by deadline

Individuals and families who need assistance understanding health insurance options and applying for coverage can meet with a healthcare navigator through the WV Healthy Start Navigator Project. More...

New Chamber of Commerce members

At the recent Chamber of Commerce Christmas party, new members were welcomed to the organization. More...

Law enforcement group donates to Hospice

  The Annual Blue Knights WV V Christmas Dinner and Hospice presentation was held on Friday, December 8 at The Country Inn in Berkeley Springs. More...

Letters

Why hurry tax bill?

Dear Editor:  My mother used to wash my mouth out with Octagon soap when I told a fib, and it looks like a lot of fibbing is going on now in our politics. More...

Obituaries

Patricia G. Fields

1938-2017

Patricia Glendora Shambaugh Hayes Fields, age 79, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family and while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born on March 27, 1938 in Magnolia, More...

Amy F. Stafford

1932-2017

Amy Francis McIntyre Stafford, 85, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Ashland, Ken., died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at The Berkeley Springs Center, LLC.  Born April 2, 1932 in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Andrew Cornelius, More...

Stephen T. Grosscope

1949-2017

Stephen Tod Grosscope, 68, of Cleveland, Tenn, formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, November 24, 2017.  He was born on November 12, 1949 in Manhattan Beach, Calif., he was the son of the late Margaret Louise Durney and George William Gross More...

Sports

Zimmerman, Davis, Mundey & Ryan capture championships at 33rd Max Horz Invitational

Tribe edged for team Championship

Fourteen teams ventured to Berkeley Springs High School this past Friday and Saturday, December 8-9 for the 33rd Max Horz Border Wars Invitational. More...

Football Team honors

Class AA State honors   More...

Lady Pirates fall to Pendleton County

The Paw Paw Lady Pirates traveled to Pendleton County to kick off their 2017-2018 basketball season on Wednesday, December 6.  Pendleton jumped out to a 24-8 halftime lead and cruised to a 54-17 victory.  Paw Paw was led by Megan Brown (nin More...

School News

State park adds new play equipment

Several pieces of new playground equipment have been added and the play area was extended at Cacapon State Park. New slides, merry-go-round and climbing features were installed in November. More...

Widmyer Elementary gears up for the holidays

There are so many Christmas gift possibilities at the Widmyer Elementary Santa Shop that kindergartener Mason Michael Wolfe from Pam Ryan’s classroom might have a hard time deciding what to buy. More...

Round The Town

—PUNSTER JOKED: What do you call a Christmas wreath that’s so big it blocks the entire front door? The Great Barrier Wreath.  More...