Police have suspect in Tuesday bank robbery in custody

Police have taken into custody the man they believe robbed City National Bank in Berkeley Springs on Tuesday, June 4. Berkeley Springs Police Chief T.J. Johnson said he spotted the man, identified as Steven Silverman of Maryland, on the sidewalk in front of City National Bank on Friday afternoon — three days after the robbery.…

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Golf tournament to benefit high school golf team

The Berkeley Springs High School second annual Cacapon Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 29 as a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. for the four person team event and all proceeds will go towards the BSHS golf team. Registration fee includes food, beverage, goodie bag and door prize eligibility.…

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Girls basketball camp June 17-18

The Berkeley Springs High School Girls Basketball Team is hold a training camp as a  fundraiser on Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18 for girls grades six through 12. Registration is Monday at  8:30 a.m. in the high school gym.  Camp starts at 9 a.m.  and goes through 3 p.m. Lunch break is noon…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   Not ready for prime time The table was set for the West Virginia University Baseball Team in Morgantown last weekend. The Mountaineers were hosting a NCAA regional for the first time in 64 years and fans responded by selling out the event in 15 minutes according to reports. Coach Randy Mazey…

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Police search for many suspects in cycle theft ring

by Trish Rudder West Virginia State Police Sgt. H.D. Heil, who is leading the investigation of a May 17 break in at Ridersville Cycle on Valley Road in Berkeley Springs, said on Tuesday, May 28 that police have firm leads on the identity of one of the suspects. The man is believed to be out…

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Starting Points marks 20 years of serving families

by Kate Evans Starting Points of Morgan County is celebrating its 20th year as a family resource center offering services, resources, education, information and support to Morgan County families. The agency is holding a community picnic on Thursday, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 6p.m. at their South Green Street location to mark their anniversary.…

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Tuttle up for interim school superintendent post

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board was scheduled to approve Kristen Tuttle as Morgan County Schools Interim Superintendent beginning July 1 through June 30, 2020 at last night’s board meeting. School Superintendent Dr. Erich May will leave the post June 30 to take a job in Pennsylvania. He has served as superintendent for…

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New section of Western Maryland Rail Trail opens in Little Orleans

by Kate Shunney An added 4.5 miles of the paved Western Maryland Rail Trail officially opened last Saturday, June 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in Little Orleans on National Trails Day. State, county and local officials marked the occasion by recognizing the individuals who have pushed to see the trail opened to its final…

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Needmore man arrested for shooting into vehicle

by Geoff Fox A Needmore man was arrested on Saturday, May 18, in Fulton County after firing a gun toward a vehicle on Back Ridge Road. According to Pennsylvania State Police, around 6:13 p.m. on May 18, a 42-year old Needmore man was driving west on Back Ridge Road when a bullet struck the roof…

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Berkeley Springs police search for bank robber

The Berkeley Springs Police Department, along with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia State Police, are searching for a white male suspect who robbed the City National Bank in Berkeley Springs shortly after 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 4. Berkeley Springs Police Chief T.J. Johnson said the man is 6′ tall, around 220…

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