March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Truck tips over near Hancock bridge

A tractor-trailer hauling bottled water overturned onto a hillside just south of the Hancock bridge on Monday afternoon, causing traffic delays but no injuries.  More...

Opinions

Facts about Russian role are needed

It’s good news that the FBI continues to look deeper into what steps Russia may have taken to sway or destabilize our last national election. More...

The other Hancock bridge

Local postcard collector Gene Miller snagged this card showing the old Hancock bridge, and postmarked May 1920. More...

Budget & counter-budget

At The Capitol

With less than a month remaining in 60-day regular session, House and Senate leaders unveiled their counterproposal to Gov. Jim Justice’s budget plan. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

Phishing!

IN THE WILD

I think this subject is interesting, and I’ll bet older people will agree. Younger people not so much. I suspect they are accustomed to such shenanigans.  More...

Obituaries

Bessie M. Watson

1931-2017

Bessie Marie Watson, 86, of Hancock, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born March 6, 1931 in Little Washington, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Bessie Mae Brady Henry.  She was More...

Pamela K. Reed

1948-2017

Pamela Korb Reed, age 68, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, March 17, 2017 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born October 31, 1948 in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Byron Judson and Helen Loret More...

Harry H. Taylor

1928-2017

Harry Herbert Taylor, 88, of Hancock, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home.  Born November 28, 1928, in Hancock, he was the son of Jesse and Elizabeth Taylor and the widower of Ruth Truax Taylor, who died December 28, 2014.  He was a g More...

Sports

All Area Boys Basketball Team

Morgan Messenger/Hancock News

This fall the sports writers from The Morgan Messenger and Hancock News have partnered with the athletic directors and head coaches from the Berkeley Springs High School, Hancock High School and Paw Paw High School to select an All Area Team for fall More...

Paw Paw’s young baseball team up for the challenge

The Paw Paw Pirates High School Varsity Baseball Team enters the 2017 spring season with a new look. Starting with new head varsity coach Steve Moreland. More...

Upcoming athletic events

BSHS  Wednesday, March 22 - JV Baseball, 4:30 p.m., Martinsburg, home. Varsity Baseball, 6:30 p.m., Martinsburg, home. Varsity Softball, 6 p.m., Martinsburg, home. More...

County approves $6.2 million budget

Morgan County Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the county’s budget in the amount of $6,209,057 for the 2017- 2018 fiscal year, which begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2018.  County officials finalized the budget on March More...

Local doctor, residents featured in BBC health care clip

Hancock physician Dr. More...

Dead dog investigation turned over to Hampshire Co.

Jeanette Saville of the Hampshire County prosecuting attorney’s office said last Friday, March 17 that the matter of eight dead dogs found in Paw Paw on Friday, February 24 is still under investigation and a court case is pending.   More...

Paw Paw Library funding cut due to lack of government match

The Paw Paw Public Library’s funding for Fiscal Year 2017 was cut $3,331 after the state’s Library Commission penalized the facility for not having enough local government funding. More...

News

Correction

In reference to last week’s story “Paw Paw Schools Heros Club and student councils learn leadership skills,” two members of Paw Paw Schools Leo Club-Sydney Moreland and Hana Hendrickson-painted over the existing lines for the school More...

Local twins celebrate 80 years

Floyd and Lloyd Beddow turned 80 years old on February 22 and their family honored them with a birthday party in February with about 175 people at Angus & Ale in Berkeley Springs.  Lloyd’s son Darren Beddow’s birthday is on Febru More...

Worship Directory

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 180 South Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, 304-258- 2440 - Sunday service 9 a.m. Rev. Brian Shoda.  More...

Letters

Miss local radio

Dear Editor:  As I returned from visiting friends in New York I turned on my radio. To my surprise I couldn’t understand a word coming out of it. I thought I had pushed the wrong button but checked and it was 92.9.  More...

State vs. federal rights

Dear Editor:  More...

End of an era

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Ronald Reagan Leadership Award

Berkeley Springs High School students that received the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award for Exceptional Leadership and Character during the 2016-2017 school year are, left to right: Stephanie Golden, More...

Petapalooza Dance

The Humane Society of Morgan County and BlackCat Music Shop are sponsoring the 2017 Petapalooza Dance and Fund Raiser Saturday, March 25, 7-11 p.m. More...

Tree Board maintenance program rescheduled

Due to the snow, The Town of Bath Tree Board Spring Maintenance Program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 9 a.m.  Volunteers are welcome, and will be instructed in the correct way to prune and mulch trees. More...

Police & Safety

Paw Paw inmate dies in Allegany jail

reprinted from  The Hamphshire Review   A Paw Paw man has been identified as the inmate found hanging in an Allegany County jail cell on Friday, March 10.  Vincent Paul Marion, 27, died on March 14 from the injuries he received.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for March 12-18:  March 12  Traffic collision, Cacapon Road, property damage only, Deputy Roper investigating.  Larceny report, Autumn Acres, Deputy Roper inves More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

School News

Childhood literacy program gets boost from U.S. Silica

A $5,000 donation by U.S. Silica was made to Morgan County Starting Points for books and supplies for its childhood literacy programs.  Pete Graham, the U.S. More...

Entertainment at Eta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma meeting

President Vicki Jenkins called to order the meeting of Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, Saturday, March 11 at Musselman Middle School in Inwood. Tracy Horner gave the devotions before the brunch.  More...

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following school personnel actions at recent meetings:  Mary Ann Heaphy was hired as a Berkeley Springs High School long-term English/language arts substitute teacher starting January 18.  Brittan More...