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Weekend spraying targeted spongy moth caterpillars

by Kate Shunney As predicted by forestry and agricultural experts, this year’s emergence of spongy moth (formerly known as gypsy moth) caterpillars is bigger and more destructive than last year. The caterpillars, which eat the foliage of hardwood trees and other flora, pose a noticeable risk to forested areas in[Read More…]

Voters take to precincts to close out primary election

Morgan County voters who hadn’t yet cast ballots during early voting days were heading to the county’s 13 precinct polling places on Tuesday, May 14. New voting machines were in place, using a paper ballot receipt and electronic tabulating. Voters are picking party nominees for political offices from U.S. President[Read More…]

Sharon Ann Price Walker

Sharon Ann Price Walker 1946-2024 Sharon Ann Price Walker, age 77, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born August 5, 1946 in New Martinsville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harland T.[Read More…]

Andrew Frank Wise

Andrew Frank Wise Andrew Frank Wise, always known as “Andy,” passed award suddenly, though peacefully, on March 30, 2024, in the arms of his wife and children. Always full of life and young at heart, Andy was 80 years old. Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and[Read More…]

Phillip A. Roach

Phillip A. Roach 1966-2024 Phillip Andrew “Andy” Roach, 58, of Romney, W.Va., formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, May 13, 2024, at the Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney. All arrangements will be privately held. Arrangements were handled by Giffin Funeral Home.

Judith Ann Kielty

Judith Ann Kielty 1943-2024 Judith Ann Kielty, age 81, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born January 4, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Bernard Joseph and Ruth Mae[Read More…]

Celebrating National Hospital Week (May 12-18) in West Virginia

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. –Next week May 12-18, 2024, is National Hospital Week, which presents an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the many community contributions made by hospitals and hospital-based clinicians, caregivers, and support staff. “Community hospitals are essential to the people and places they serve, providing round-the-clock care[Read More…]