June 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local libraries serve up summer reading programs

In both Berkeley Springs and Paw Paw, free summer reading programs for kids are coming up in support of reading even when school is out.  The theme for younger children at both libraries is “Dig Into Reading,” focusing on subjects un More...

Kidwell resigns from school board, officials seek replacement

The Morgan County School Board unanimously accepted the resignation of board member Eric Kidwell at their June 18 meeting and discussed how they’ll proceed in seeking his replacement.  In his resignation letter, Kidwell said increased work More...

Opinions

Equal scrutiny for all

It turns out that the Internal Revenue Service wasn’t just targeting conservative or Tea Party groups in their monitoring of applications for 501(c)4 tax exempt status in recent years. More...

Our great American symbol

This mesmerizing nature shot was one of Flower Lorenzo’s entries for this year’s Morgan County Photo Contest. Some say it looks like a quiet conversation between partners. More...

CAPITOL IDEAS

Last week was an historic time for the West Virginia Legislature. We elected the 56th Speaker of the House of Delegates and traveled to Wheeling for the sesquicentennial celebration marking our states 150th anniversary.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, June 27 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.  Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Past Matrons, Past Patrons – AA, St. More...

Obituaries

Donald R. Parsell

1954-2013

Donald Ray Parsell, age 59, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his residence.  Born May 27, 1954, in Pigeon, MI, he was the son of the late Harold Merrell and El Donna Weidman Parsell.  He was a member of Mt. More...

Katherine E. Dyer

1923-2013

Katherine Evelyn “Kate” Dyer, 90, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born May 27, 1923 in Adelphi, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frank Lewis and Gertrude Agatha Turcotte Dyer.  More...

Mary K. Warder

1931-2013

Mary K. “Kate” Warder, age 82 of Ona Street, Grafton, W.Va. passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013.  She was born May 18, 1931 in Grafton, a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Mary Alma (Hickman) McCoy.  More...

Sports

Morgan County All Stars advance to state tournament

The Morgan County Intermediate 50/70 All Stars have captured the West Virginia District 6 Intermediate Division title and will advance to the state tournament in hopes of winning the first-ever West Virginia Intermediate State Championship.  The More...

Morgan County Little League

Longhorns  Hurricanes  Bobcats  Panthers  Wildcats   More...

Youth Opportunity Camp

Youth Opportunity Camp is for seven-12 year old West Virginia boys and girls from every county. More...

Schools will put special levy before voters on May 2014 ballot

Officials to survey public about levy issues

Morgan County school officials will ask local voters to take a second look at the special levy that funds roughly 24% of their annual budget.  The Morgan County School Board voted 4- 0 at their June 18 meeting to rerun the special levy election More...

Shooting Saturday on Washington St.

Police have said a man attempted to take his own life Saturday evening, June 22, blasting himself in the chest with a .410-gauge bolt-action shotgun at 221 North Washington Street in Berkeley Springs.  Around 9 p.m. More...

Town officer struck

Parking Enforcement Officer “J.C.” Cooper was walking her rounds at 12:11 p.m. More...

At the Morgan County Public Library,

Librarian Pam Mann (left) and Volunteer Melissa Vangosen (right) prepare for the children’s summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading.” The kids will read books about burrowing anim More...

News

Food stamp benefits seeing wider use

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), sometimes referred to as food stamps, is a federal program helping low-income families buy groceries.  Despite political talk of cutbacks on a national scale, people using these benefits in M More...

Rockefeller challenges children’s TV network to ban junk food ads

Senator Jay Rockefeller is calling on one of the top children’s cable television networks, Nickelodeon, and its parent company, Viacom, to become part of the fight against the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.  Rockefeller wants N More...

Summit urges state to take 10 steps to make schools safer

United States Attorney Booth Goodwin has unveiled a comprehensive report and a set of recommendations resulting from the Summit on West Virginia Safe Schools that was held in February.  More...

Columns

Round The Town

—FROM A STUDENT ESSAY: “He was as tall as a 6 ft., 3 in. More...

What's Happening

Morgan County Public Library

Within the next few weeks the Morgan County Library will be sending letters to patrons with long overdue or lost items totaling $50 or more. To replace these items (books, CD’s and DVD’s) would cost thousands of dollars. More...

“Alice In Wonderland” ends summer camp

Hannah Salman studies more than 150 lines she has for the title role in "Alice in Wonderland" to be staged as the conclusion of the Morgan Arts Council's summer theater camp. More...

Veterans clock winner

Jim Boyle, Jr., right, won the clock given away by the Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation. The clock was made by Chuck Hampe, left. More...

Police & Safety

Court Report

Town of Bath court was light on non-traffic convictions, but Town Judge Tom Panebianco found one guilty on last Wednesday.  Theresa Vangosen, 30, of Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to pay $100 in fines and $50 in restitution for sho More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  June 16  Report of suspicious vehicle on school property (night time). Vehicle containing juveniles located. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

School News

Tuttle promoted to director post for county schools

Berkeley Springs High School Assistant Principal Kristen Tuttle was named the new Director of Secondary Education and Career Technical Education for Morgan County Schools at the June 18 school board meeting. More...

School service & extra duty personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following service and extra duty personnel changes at recent meetings:  Widmyer Elementary secretary III Betsy Buser transferred to a position as county executive secretary to the school Superintenden More...

School system training future administrators

More than a dozen Morgan County Schools teachers and six school administrators participated in an administrator training project that began in January.  The program was geared toward assistant principals and other school staff that are seeking a More...