Ruth H. Ward

1923-2018 Ruth Harmison Ward, 94, Charles Town, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at her home. Born May 6, 1923 in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Morgan Samuel Harmison and Nellie Blanche Custer Harmison. She was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, Columbia Business School in Hagerstown, Md. and the IBM […]

Elizabeth M. Lower

1933-2018 Elizabeth Mae Lower, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at The Berkeley Springs Center LLC. Born March 27, 1933 in Plainfield, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Otto Anton and Elizabeth Shaeffer Becker. She was a Christian. She graduated high school in New Jersey and had been a homemaker for most […]

John M. Hobday

1935-2018 John Mark Hobday, 82, of Morgantown, passed away on March 27, 2018 at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. Mark was born in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on December 11, 1935, the son of the late Robert Preston Hobday and Frances Virginia (Bohrer) Hobday. Mark spent his career as an Electrical Engineer and was the first […]

Donald L. Miller

1935-2018 Donald Lee “Pickle” Miller, 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home. Born October 22, 1935 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Edward and Emma Mason Miller. He was of the Protestant faith. He attended schools in Morgan County. He was service attendant at Roy’s Service Center for 26 […]

Nancy E. Talbert

1944-2018 Nancy Elizabeth Talbert, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at War Memorial Hospital. Born August 24, 1944 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alberta Picton. She was a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Montgomery County, Md., she also received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at […]

Local brothers brought together during Vietnam War

Two local brothers who served in the military during the Vietnam War wound up stationed in Danang for close to a year together. The Higby brothers were in different branches of the military and lived in very different conditions during their time in Vietnam, said Ted Higby, now of Hagerstown. Ted Higby was an infantry […]

Lyme disease treatment bill signed by governor

A new law will go into effect June 6 requiring health insurance providers to cover the expenses of long-term antibiotic therapy for patients suffering from Lyme disease. Senate Bill 242 was passed by the West Virginia Legislature during their 2018 session and was signed into law on March 20. The bill was pushed forward by […]

School board approves proposed levy rates

The Morgan County School Board has adopted the same regular state school levy and special levy rates for Fiscal Year 2019 that they approved for the last four fiscal years. The school board took the action at a March 22 special meeting at Pleasant View Elementary at 6:30 p.m. Tax rates The proposed special levy […]

Donnelly honored by Maryland Society of Surveyors with calibration baseline, marker

by GEOFF FOX R. Hank Donnelly and Eric Donnelly, Ralph Donnelly’s grandson and great-grandson hold part of a GPS monument for Ralph H. Donnelly Memorial Calibration Base Line. Ralph Donnelly, a local historian, surveyor, and engineer who passed away in 2003, was memorialized on Friday, March 23, when the Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS) dedicated […]

Cold storage building will cost town $300K

Former Dillon packing house A week after announcing the purchase of the former Dillon packinghouse on the east end of town, town officials have released the purchase price amount. At a March 14 town meeting, officials said the price wasn’t being disclosed until the town closed on the deal. The town is buying the property […]