February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill on timbering in state parks now limits cutting to Watoga

Governor Jim Justice and the director of the state’s Division of Natural Resources have been defending their efforts to make timbering in West Virginia State Parks legal once again as public resistance to the idea has grown.  More...

Schools cope with flu cases, illnesses

Morgan County Schools have been dealing with some confirmed cases of flu along with flu-like illnesses, strep throat and stomach viruses the past several weeks.  More...

Opinions

SB 474: Public deserves to know how money is spent

Reprinted from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel  More...

On the court with Slim and Windy

K.C. Bohrer shared this photo of a Berkeley Springs High School basketball team, found in papers belonging to his grandmother, Evelyn Hovermale. More...

Governor Justice meeting with teachers at town hall meetings

At The Capitol

As the Legislature passed the midway point of the 60-day regular session, the biggest development of the week was not at the Capitol, but in Logan and Lewisburg, as Gov. More...

What's Happening

United States Navy Band Commodores will perform “Jazz at Shepherd”

The United States Navy Band Commodores will present “Jazz at Shepherd!” on Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater. The performance is free and open to the public. More...

Cheap eats in Paw Paw

Cheap Eats program will be held on Monday, February 19, 4 p.m. More...

February

Thursday, February 15 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

Police & Safety

Police searching for Hancock woman

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in the search for a missing 25-yearold Hancock woman.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Brandy Lee Croasmun was last seen Thursday, February 8 at approx More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for February 4-10:  February 4  Sgt. Shambaugh investigated a single vehicle crash on Fairview Drive.  Deputy Jenkins arrested Jesse C. More...

Jason Frame selected to lead the office of medical cannabis

Jason Frame was named director of the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis by Dr. Rahul Gupta, State Health Officer and Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health. Dr. More...

School News

Garden Design program rescheduled for March 7

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has rescheduled a program in Berkeley Springs for Wednesday, March 7, 10 a.m. More...

Honor Roll

“A” honor roll  More...

Discover Potomac State Day

Participants attending a Discover Potomac State Day event are encouraged to ask questions, chat with students and professors, tour the campus, and find their niche while getting a taste of college life.  More...

FBI, local police investigate high school threats, charge student

Schools tell parents threat is 'unsubstantiated'

Families of Morgan County public school students were informed today at 9:55 a.m. of an investigation Friday into alleged threats against Berkeley Springs High School. More...

State approves stormwater permit for gas pipeline

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) last Wednesday approved a stormwater discharge permit for work associated with the construction of a 23-mile natural gas pipeline in Morgan and Berkeley counties by Mountaineer Gas.  More...

School board backs teachers’ concerns, local walk-ins planned

Morgan County’s school board passed a resolution last week in support of better wages and full Public Employee Insurance Agency (PEIA) health coverage funding for school staff. More...

Ice storm caused power outages & downed trees

More than 450 Morgan County homes were without power last Wednesday afternoon due to an ice storm that hit the tri-state area and canceled schools and events across the region.  More...

News

Couple’s effort on behalf of Lymes patients yields bill in Legislature

More than a year’s worth of advocacy and public education on the issue of proper treatments for Lymes disease patients by a Morgan County couple has resulted in a legislative bill now before West Virginia lawmakers.  More...

Worship Schedule

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

A café experience

Our little, but growing “Senior Café” is a place where seniors and their caregivers or guests can come together in a safe, comfortable, and accepting environment to enjoy the conversations, activities, or services we offer. More...

Letters

Logging parks an injury to future

Dear Editor:  The West Virginia Legislature is poised to log our State Parks through SB270 and HB4182. More...

On Trump, moderates & election time

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Opposed to logging in state parks

Dear Editor:  More...

Obituaries

Sarah E. Ganoe

1931-2018

Sarah Ellen “Sally” Ganoe, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born November 23, 1931 in Edna, Westmoreland County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward Henry and Clara Cathe More...

Gary W. Martin

1962-2018

Gary Wayne “Meece” Martin, 55, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, February 11, 2018 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born February 25, 1962 at King’s Daughters Hospital in Martinsburg, he was the son of More...

Shirley A. Mills

1939-2018

Shirley Ann (Iden) Mills, age 78, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her home.  Born February 13, 1939, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ethel (Stotler) Iden, and the widow of Lewi More...

Sports

Zach Davis Captures Region I Wrestling Championship

Tribe qualifies seven for State Championships

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Wrestling Team traveled to Fairmont for the Class A/AA Region I Championships last Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10.  More...

Sipes and Barkley lead Tribe past Grafton

Barkley’s free throws help Tribe edge Highland View

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Basketball Team picked up a pair of key wins last week against Highland View and Grafton. With the two wins the Tribe improved their record to 12- 5 for the season.  More...

Chip Shots

Another missed opportunity

The West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team set itself up to get right back to the top of the Big 12 standings by beating Oklahoma on the road last Monday. More...