Ruth E. Johnson 1939-2018

Ruth Elizabeth Johnson, age 78, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville, WV. Born September 4, 1939 in Fulton County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Woodrow and Marjorie Helen Weaver Brakeall. She was a member of St. Mark’s […]

Nancy Wyld Hewitt Garbark 1925-2018

Nancy Wyld Hewitt Garbark, age 93, of Berkeley Springs, WV, formerly of Farmington, PA, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born February 22, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry V. and Kathryn Claire Weckerley Wyld. She was […]

Winter potholes on Hancock bridge get state’s attention

BY GEOFF FOX Over the course of this winter, the 80-plus year old U.S. 522 Bridge over the Potomac River, connecting Maryland and West Virginia, has been pocked with a wide variety of potholes ranging from small and shallow to medium and deep. Potholes are formed when moisture seeps into tiny crevices in pavement, both […]

Human remains found at Green Ridge State Forest

Maryland State Police are trying to identify human remains that were discovered Sunday, February 25, in Green Ridge State Forest in Allegany County. According to police, shortly after 5:15 p.m. on February 25, troopers from the Cumberland Barrack received a call from an individual who reported he was exploring in an area of the State […]

Relay For Life events

The monthly meeting of the Relay for Life of Morgan County will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. at Angus & Ale. The Bowl-a-thon and the Designer Purse Bingo were a  success. The quarter auction is at Berkeley Springs High School on April 7 and the spaghetti dinner and auction is on […]

Berkeley Club building gutted by Monday fire

The former Berkeley Club bottling plant was destroyed by fire on Monday, March 5. The two-story block building has been occupied by a custom motorcycle business and several people were inside the building when the fire started shortly after 5 p.m. All occupants were able to get out of the building before fire crews arrived […]

Lost school days will come from spring break

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Superintendent Erich May announced that, as of Monday,   school days lost to a statewide work stoppage would start to be made up using days from spring break. In a Monday afternoon e-mail to school staff, May said as of Monday, March 5, the school system had five weather-related school […]

TransCanada expects decision from feds on gas pipeline this month

by Kate Shunney   Natural gas corporation TransCanada officials say they expect to work closely with inspectors and regulators during construction of a 3.4-mile gas line extension that could connect Pennsylvania gas supplies with West Virginia customers. TransCanada expects a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) about the fate of the $25 million […]

Parents, students offered support during teacher strike

by Kate Evans As schools entered their eighth day of closure Monday over a work stoppage by teachers and service personnel, school administrators and social workers discussed efforts to provide academic, emotional and other support for students. Intermediate school Warm Springs Intermediate School Principal Dudley Cable said that when they prepare for inclement weather school […]

County hires law firm to sue drug companies

by Kate Shunney Two of three Morgan County Commissioners voted last Thursday to hire the Skinner Law Firm to sue drug manufacturers, distributors and suppliers and seek damages to cover the costs of tackling opioid and related addiction locally. Stephen Skinner had offered his services to the county in December, but commissioners weren’t prepared to […]