Chip Shots by Jim Buzzerd West Virginia University football fans hope number seven is their lucky number. That’s because returning quarterback Will Grier wears number seven on his jersey, and as one of the top retuning signal callers in the nation, the WVU Sports Information Department has launched a ‘Grier for Heisman’ campaign for the rapidly […]

Donna Miller slugs her way into the Athletic Hall of Fame

by Jamie Harris Donna Miller, a standout softball and basketball player for Berkeley Springs High School from 1972-1976 will be entering the BSHS Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Miller started her softball career in the youth leagues as a member of the Morgan County Parkettes. During that time Miller helped lead her team […]

Suspected local case not Hepatitis A; state case numbers rise

by Kate Evans A suspected case of Hepatitis A in Morgan County was determined not to be a case of the virus after investigation, said Berkeley County/Morgan County Health Department nurse Angie Gray on Monday morning. Berkeley County still has three cases of Hepatitis A. The number of acute hepatitis A virus cases in West […]

Council seeks grant money for water lines

by Trish Rudder They say the third time’s the charm. At the Town of Bath council meeting on July 5, Mayor Scott Merki authorized the submission of a third Community Development Block Grant – Small Cities application to the West Virginia Development Office for $1.5 million. The grant would pay for the new public water […]

Two drivers charged in separate accidents

The drivers of two vehicles face criminal charges for their roles in two separate motor vehicle crashes last week that sent four individuals to the hospital for medical treatment. The first of the two incidents was a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday, July 3 in the 200 block of Fearnow Road east of Berkeley Springs shortly […]

Maryland to start I-70 and I-68 paving projects

by Geoff Fox The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin two projects to resurface both Interstate 68 and Interstate 70 in Washington County with completion projected for mid-fall. The two paving projects will run a combined $5.9 million to complete. The MDOT SHA will begin a $2.9 million project to resurface I068 […]

Broadband study firm chosen

by Trish Rudder Design 9 of Blacksburg, Va. was awarded a contract by the Morgan County Commission on July 5 to study Morgan County for fixed wireless broadband service coverage. The study was to begin immediately, said Morgan County Commission president Joel Tuttle and will end on October 15. The cost of the $24,700 contract […]

Harford takes gold at Special Olympics USA; locals get medals

by Kate Evans Morgan County resident Ashley Harford won two gold medals at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Harford took medals in mini-javelin and shot put in her division. The Special Olympics USA Games took place from July 1 through July 6. Harford’s gold medal score in mini-javelin (Turbo Jav) was […]

Crystal M. Sensenbaugh

Crystal M. Sensenbaugh 1967-2018 Crystal Mychelle Clopper Sensenbaugh, 50, of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at The Doeys House, Hagerstown. Born August 20, 1967 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of Patricia Ann Silvers Clopper and the late Emerson L. Clopper, Jr. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband Douglas […]

Ella G. Eckerd

Ella G. Eckerd 1927-2018 Ella Genevieve Eckerd, 91, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at The Berkeley Springs Center. Born February 17, 1927 in Olympia, Wash., she was the daughter of the late George and Gladys Walden Linden. She was a member of the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ. She was a homemaker all […]