Charles J. Heise

1935-2018 Charles James Heise, 83, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born January 27, 1935 in Ferndale, Mich., he was the son of the late Claude Augustus, Sr. and Evelyn Claire Scheiblich Heise. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.…

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Bobby A. Omps II

1973-2018 Bobby Adam Omps II, 44, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Berkeley County, W.Va., as a result of an automobile accident. Bobby was born on July 20, 1973 in Winchester, Va., the son of Bobby A. and Crystal Yvonne Omps of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. He worked as a Mason…

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Earl J. Hendershot

1944-2018 Earl James Hendershot, age 73, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his home. Born November 22, 1944 at home in Warfordsburg, PA., he was the son of the late Kenneth Ellsworth and Stella Virginia Barnhart Hendershot. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church USA. Earl was a 1962 graduate…

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Chips Shots – Car Ride

by Jim Buzzerd Monday was a travel day for me and the 480 mile drive cut into the time usually set aside for this column, but over seven hours of listening to sports talk radio gave me a few topics to make quick comments on. One of the first topics that came up was Cleveland…

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2018 Morgan Messenger & Hancock News All Area Track Team

by Jamie Harris & Bill Sterner This past fall the sports writers from the Morgan Messenger and Hancock News have partnered up with the athletic directors and head coaches from Berkeley Springs High School, Hancock High School and Paw Paw High School to select an All Area team for the fall, winter and spring varsity…

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Local man killed in accident

A Berkeley Springs man died last Saturday, June 9 in a single-vehicle accident in the Martinsburg area. Bobby A. Omps II, 44, was pronounced dead after being transported from the accident scene to Berkeley Medical Center, according to news reports. Omps was one of two men in a 2003 Chevy pickup truck which struck a…

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Panther band takes 1st at Busch Gardens music festival

The Hancock High School Panther Band placed first at the Music in the Parks Festival in Busch Gardens, Williamsburg During the first weekend of June. The band, under the direction of Susan Mott, enjoyed a three-day trip to the Williamsburg area where they played in the music festival, spent a day at Busch Gardens and…

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Teams raise $29K for Morgan County Relay For Life

by Patricia Keys A sprinkling rain shower did little to dampen the spirits of participants in this year’s Morgan County Relay For Life on Saturday, June 9. Clouds filled the skies and umbrellas were hoisted at the beginning of registration; however, most of the event was rainless but extremely humid. Tents were erected by organizers…

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County tracking flood damage, but disaster relief unlikely

by KATE SHUNNEY It’s not likely that Morgan County or local residents will qualify for government disaster assistance to help with cleanup or repairs after June 3 flooding, according to county officials. Individual homeowners and businesses have been sorting through options to fix and pay for structures and property that were damaged when streams, creeks…

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