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September 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

WVDNR requests public comment on rule changes

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) is asking for public comment on a series of state rules that may be more stringent than or equal to similar federal regulations. More...

Opinions

Real opportunities built on vision

The opening of Procter & Gamble’s training lab at The Pines -- the former War Memorial Hospital – was worthy of celebration last week. More...

American Legion men

Bob Rowland, veteran of World War II and member of American Legion Post 60, brought this photo in recently to The Morgan Messenger. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   September 20, 1914 - Ken Hechler was born in Long Island, New York. Hechler served 18 years in the U.S. More...

What's Happening

Berkeley Springs Zombie Walk 2017

The Morgan County Partnership will be hosting its annual Zombie Walk on Saturday, September 30 on Fairfax Street. All proceeds will go towards the Morgan County Youth Leadership Academy. More...

September

Thursday, September 21 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

GED program

GED program at Starting Points Family Resource Center, 187 South Green Street, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon-6 p.m.  Free and open to the public.  For more information call Morgan County Adult Education, 304-676-5991 or 304- 702-7199. More...

Police & Safety

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

Town of Bath Police Chief T.J. Johnson reports the following calls for September 5- 16:  September 5  Arrest of Brandi Hann on warrant.  September 8  EMS assisted, Williams Street.  September 9  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for September 10-16:  September 10  Deputy Lebo investigated a one-vehicle accident on Central Avenue in Great Cacapon.  Sgt. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Kimberly A. Mullenax, 24, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to driving with improper use of evidences of registration. More...

School News

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR attend District Meeting

Twelve members of Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR attended the Eastern District meeting held at the Education Room of Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville on Saturday, September 9.  More...

Cacapon Institute receives “Tree Giveaway” Award

Cacapon Institute received a $5,000 award on August 28 from The Alliance for Community Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, made possible by partnership with CSX Transportation through their Trees for Tracks program. More...

Bell rings for Constitution Week

Jeremiah and Katelynn Clark help Linda McGraw, Regent of Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR ring the bell at Trinity Asbury United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. More...

Flu season can begin in October; health officials recommend vaccines

Flu season is approaching and health officials say an annual seasonal flu vaccine can help protect against severe cases of the virus.  More...

McLaughlin sworn in as 23rd Circuit judge

Morgan County’s Prosecuting Attorney was sworn in on Monday, September 18 as the newest judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit.  Debra McLaughlin took her oath of office before a standing-room only crowd in the Morgan County Circuit   More...

First Day of Fall Friday, September 22

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News

Voice of the annual festival changes

After more than 20 years of serving as Voice of the Apple Butter Festival, Jeanne Mozier is handing off the microphone to Jenna Hansroth. More...

Woodrow Church homecoming

Analea Portmess Malcolm of Paw Paw recognized the photo we published on page 2 of the September 13 issue of The Messenger. More...

WV Humanities council seeks grant applications

The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for its upcoming October 1 minigrant deadline.  More...

Letters

Support road bond but not bypass

Dear Editor:  I support the highway road bond issue, but I do not support a bypass around Berkeley Springs, unless it can be limited to 18 wheeler trucks.  More...

No remuneration for BSFD

Dear Editor:  More...

We don’t care about history facts

Dear Editor:  I had thought about a followup letter on the dangers of removing/tearing down Civil War monuments and statues, and of the totalitarian governments that continued actions such as these eventually conjured up in Russia (1917 Revoluti More...

Obituaries

Barbara J. Studley

1958-2017

Barbara Jean Studley, 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at her home.  Born November 18, 1958 in Olean, N.Y., she was the daughter of Roy Duane Studley and the late Marion Jane Baldwin Studley.  She was a Christian.&nb More...

Nathan King

1975-2017

Nathan King, age 42, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his home.  Nathan was born on June 11, 1975 in Flemington, N.J., the son of Stanley and Nancy Elizabeth McClung King, of Falling Waters, W.Va.  More...

Gladys I. Schrider

1926-2017

Gladys Irene Schrider (nee Grimes), 91 of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017.  She was born August 20, 1926 in Frederick, Md., the daughter of the late Francis Elmer Grimes and the late Hazel Sylvia Grimes (nee Ha More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs handles road test at Frankfort to earn first win

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians had to hit the road for a contest at Frankfort on Friday, September 15. More...

Chip Shots

For the second week in a row the West Virginia University Football Team was expected to win by a large margin, which is what they did last Saturday with a 59-16 win over FCS opponent Delaware State. More...

Lady Indians take second place at Berkeley Springs Invitational

The Berkeley Springs High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams hosted the Berkeley Springs Invitational at Warm Springs Middle School on Saturday, September 16. More...