Betty J. Yost

1935-2018 Betty Jane Yost, 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born July 17, 1935 in Duffields, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Millard and Elsie Virginia Henry Seal. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church in Berkeley […]

Sarah E. Seaton

Sarah Elizabeth Seaton, age 31, of Derwood, Md. and formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, April 5, 2018. Services will be announced by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Vernon E. Belford

1931-2018 Vernon Eugene Belford, 86, of Paw Paw, died Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Moran Manor in Westernport, Md., where he had resided for several years. He was born July 7, 1931 in Bethel, he was the son of the late John Emory Belford and Edith Loretta Ginevan Belford. He was a veteran, having served in […]

Dolores Rebecca (McKinley) Strock

1926-2018 Dolores Rebecca (McKinley) Strock , age 92, of Hancock, Md., died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, Md. Born January 30, 1926, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Harry Grant and Reta (Cornelius) McKinley, and the widow of Harry E. Strock, Jr., whom she married on April […]

Morgan County grand jury indicts 21 in April term

Members of the Morgan County grand jury indicted 21 people on felony criminal charges when they met in the Circuit Court in Berkeley Springs on Tuesday, April 3. David B. Ball, 39, of Shangai Road, Berkeley Springs was indicted on five counts of second-degree sexual assault, five counts of sexual abuse by a custodian, five […]

Flu activity down, but Influenza B still around

by KATE EVANS While influenza activity has peaked and has been decreasing across the United States, health officials are cautioning that the flu is still around. Flu activity level is still up nationwide, with more cases of Influenza B. Dr. Gerald Bechamps, Vice-President of Medical Affairs for War Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital, said […]

Mobile home destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday

by TRISH RUDDER A mobile home off of Barnes Hollow near Posey Hollow Road in southeastern Morgan County was destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday. The call was reported at 5:51 p.m. and South Morgan Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene. “It was a total loss,” said Fire Chief Mark Miller. He […]

Tuttle to leave Senior Life Services director post

BY KATE EVANS Joel Tuttle has confirmed his resignation as Executive Director of Senior Life Services of Morgan County, effective May 1. He has said he will leave the post to pursue other endeavors. Tuttle, who is president of the Morgan County Commission, told Senior Life Services board members at a March 29 meeting that […]

Bath council approves budget & higher tax rate

BY TRISH RUDDER   The Town of Bath budget of $662,265 for fiscal year 2018-19 was approved by the State Auditor’s Office, said town clerk Sharron Corrick on Friday, March 29. The town council approved the budget at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 27. The new budget goes into effect July 1 and is […]

Morgan County students compete at state Poetry Out Loud competition

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School sophomore Lydia Jenkinson and Paw Paw High School sophomore Billy Bowers competed against upperclassmen and gave impressive performances at the West Virginia Poetry Out Loud semi-finals that were held at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Friday, March 9. Forty students from high […]