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Minnie Jane Crouse 1938-2023

Minnie Jane Crouse, 85, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, December 1, 2023, at her home. Minnie was born on April 14, 1938, in Cross Junction, V a., the daughter of the late Dayton A. and Icy Puffinberger Omps. She enjoyed reading, cook- ing and most of all being[Read More…]

Tari Lynn Hampe-Deneen 1960-2023

Tari passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023, in Indialantic, Fla. She was 63. Born on a farm in Watsontown, Pa., her family moved to Berkeley Springs, W.Va., in 1971. Her career as an entrepreneur began at age 13 where she cleaned multiple offices in town, washed windows and cleaned[Read More…]

Kurt M. Botticher 1961-2023

Kurt M. Botticher, 61, of Keyser, W.Va., formerly of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away on Wednesday, Novem- ber 22, 2023 at the Keyser Healthcare Center. Born on December 31, 1961 in Kalamazoo, Mich., he was a son of the late Wa lter H. and Genivee L. (Miller) Botticher. He also was[Read More…]

Fire destroys two dump trucks

by Kate Evans Fire engulfed two commercial dump trucks last Wednesday night in Berkeley Springs.  The cause of the fire is undetermined. The 911 call came in to Morgan County 911 Dispatch Center on Wednesday, November 29 as a commercial vehicle fire on Mawani Village Lane just north of Caperton[Read More…]

Bypass wingwall to be replaced at WV-9

by Kate Shunney Cracks in concrete wingwalls discovered during construction of the Martinsburg Road overpass bridge have led contractors to begin removing the structures, which hold back fill dirt. Area Construction Engineer Ryan Arnold said the cracking was seen on the southbound bridge structure. “The cracking was not a safety[Read More…]

Five from Berkeley Springs picked up in large drug sweep Thursday

Suspects indicted in a federal drug case were picked up around the Eastern Panhandle today, Thursday, November 30, as officers from multiple police agencies swept the region following the unsealing of a grand jury indictment. Five of the 26 individuals named in the case are Berkeley Springs residents. Twenty-six people[Read More…]

In case you forgot…top tips to dodge seasonal illness

by Kate Evans As flu season gets rolling and COVID-19 and RSV cases rise, it’s important to know that preventing the flu, COVID, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and other respiratory illnesses involves the same basic measures.   Follow the below advice from health officials to stay healthy year-round: –Wash your[Read More…]