July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Morgan County 4-H to showcase projects & programs at the fair

Morgan County 4-H members have been gearing up for this weekend’s Morgan County Fair where their projects will be on exhibit.  The fair is always a good place for people to see what 4-H kids have been exploring, said Cindy Smalley, Morgan More...

Opinions

A watery reflection

Robert Knight caught this mirror image of the Potomac River bridge a few years back. Last week’s heat wave drove plenty of people to the water’s edge for relief. More...

Lessons from the field

Morgan County’s ball teams have been making this summer one for the books.  As we go to press, the Intermediate Little League All-Stars are fighting their way against the best baseball teams in the Southeast, trying to earn a chance to pla More...

Correction

The photograph of the box turtle on page 20 of the July 17 Morgan Messenger was attributed to Dan Ritenburg. The photographer’s name is actually Doug Ritenburg.   More...

Columns

Under the dome

Lawmakers eager to see how other state run oil & gas trust funds

A group of West Virginia legislators will travel to North Dakota soon to learn more about a state Legacy Fund there—a two-yearold trust fund created with oil and natural gas tax revenue that already contains more than $1 billion in assets.  More...

IN THE WILD

Bulldozers   More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   July 24, 1823 - Arthur Boreman, West Virginia’s first governor, was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. More...

Obituaries

Frances H. Lewis

1928-2013

Frances Hazel Lewis, 85, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Berkeley Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berkeley Springs.  She was born February 3, 1928 at Paw Paw, the daughter of the late Wesley Herrell and Viola Jamison He More...

Judith C. Himpler

1938-2013

Judith Cecelia Himpler, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born June 6, 1938 in Bronx, N.Y., she is the daughter of the late Henry and Emily Herzhauser Himpler.  More...

Robert L. Seiber

1952-2013

Robert Lee Seiber, 60, of Hedgesville, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his home.  Born September 25, 1952 in Millsboro, Tenn., he was the son of the late Ben and Alein Robison Seiber.  He worked as a selfemployed carpenter.  He is surv More...

Sports

Local All-Stars battle in Tennessee for spot in Little League World Series

Morgan County’s Intermediate Little League All Stars have represented West Virginia during Southeast Regional play in Spring Hill, Tenn. as teams from around the country try to advance toward the Little League World Series in California.  More...

11 year old All-Stars wrap up season

Morgan County 15 Hedgesville 1   The success of Morgan County Little League All-Stars continued in June with the 11 year old boys winning three of four games to advance to the state tournament in Elkins.  More...

Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd

Last month Phil Mickelson barely missed winning his fifth major golf championship at Merion Golf Club. More...

Shives caught in Charles Town

Justin Shives, the lone suspect in the daytime robbery of City National Bank in Berkeley Springs, was taken into custody by the West Virginia State Police in Charles Town last Thursday, July 18 after eluding police for a week.  More...

School board defers choice of new member, extends deadline for applicants

The Morgan County School Board unanimously voted to postpone choosing a new board member until a meeting later in July.  They extended the deadline for citizens to apply for the post until this Friday, July 26. More...

News

Cookman replacement named

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced last week the appointment of a Romney community leader to the bench in the 22nd Judicial Circuits. The appointment is effective immediately.  Governor Tomblin appointed Romney attorney H. More...

State pushes power company to hand over service details

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has denied a request from First- Energy to dismiss the General Investigation into the meter reading, billing and customer service practices of the FirstEnergy subsidiaries Monongahela Power Company (Mon More...

Lyme disease in dogs varies across area

Area veterinarians are still seeing Lyme disease cases in dogs, with increases reported in Morgan County and decreases in Hancock and Fulton County.  In 2011, nearly 1,500 area dogs had tested positive for exposure to Lyme disease during the pre More...

Letters

No time to lose

Dear Editor:  On July 7 at about 3:15 p.m. my 2000 G.M.C. Safora van caught on fire as I was heading East on Rt. 9 in the area just prior to Morgan Woods.  More...

Taxes a burden to retirees, weekenders

Dear Editor:  I have finally gotten up the nerve to look at the recently-delivered tax bill. I encourage everyone to look closely at your bill. Take special note of the school excess tax. More...

Does DARE work?

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Mountain Stage Veterans to play here Saturday

Julie Adams and Steve Hill, longtime members of the house band for nationally syndicated radio show Mountain Stage, will be in Berkeley Springs Saturday, July 27, as part of the Morgan Arts Council’s 27th season of Summer Concerts in the Park.& More...

Cacapon State Park events

Wednesday, July 24  7:30 p.m. Songs of Insects: Wil Hershberger local insect expert, will help discover “nature’s music:” crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids. Meet in the Lodge/Fairfax Room for nature’s symphony. More...

Free youth activities and entertainment in the park

The fifth Annual Youth Art Market and Entertainment in the Park, which is a part of the Morgan County Fair, will be Friday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Berkeley Springs State Park in downtown Berkeley Springs. More...

Police & Safety

Sex Offender Registry

Two Morgan County residents have been added to the Sex Offender Registry maintained by the West Virginia State Police, or information about an offender has been updated. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  July 14  Shots heard, Red Gate Retreat Way, nothing found.  ATV complaint, Winchester Grade Road, gone upon arrival.  Arrest of j More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Garrett Levering Millison, 19, of Sabillasville, Md., was sentenced to six months probation and $190 in fees for possession of a controlled substance.  More...