August 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents can register for free food delivery next Saturday

The Mountaineer Food Bank will be sending between 5,000 and 10,000 pounds of surplus frozen food to Morgan County on August 17 for distribution to individuals and families who meet income guidelines. Families will get the food for free.  More...

Opinions

Welcome to your campsite

CAMPERS CAME upon this array of freshly-cut logs, complete with faces drawn by charcoal, during a fall trip along the river. They say the woods are full of mischief. More...

Out of the frying pan

A front page story from two weeks ago in the Tyler Star News in Sistersville puts the state’s accelerating oil and gas industry on dramatic display.  More...

A communications network worthy of our first responders

Ahead of the National Scout Jamboree, last month I visited the Glen Jean Armory where the Joint Interagency Task Force was headquartered during this incredible 10 day event.  More...

Columns

Under the dome

House race is focus of political power shifts

The announcement on the steps of the Cabell County Courthouse last week by state Senator Evan Jenkins of Huntington that he was switching political parties to run as a Republican candidate for a seat in Congress now held by Democrat Nick Rahall was n More...

IN THE WILD

The Potomac River passes just a stone’s throw away from our cabin. The trouble is, the river’s bank right there is just about straight down, and it supports all kinds of dense and inhospitable vegetation. More...

Wish I’d said that

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?  Erma Bombeck (1927-1966). Humorist, writer. More...

Calendar

August

Thursday, August 8 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m., Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Michael Marsh

Dr. Michael Graham Marsh, born August 2, son of the late Fred and Ruth Marsh, passed into eternity on his birthday August 2, 2013 at the Winchester Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary A. Marsh; children, Jason F. More...

Larry D. Miller

1938-2013

Larry D. Miller, 75, of Berkeley Springs died Friday, August 2, 2013 at his home.  Born August 1, 1938 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Charles E. Miller, Sr. More...

Teresa M. VanGosen

1984-2013

Theresa Marie VanGosen, 29, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Frederick County, Va.  Born January 19, 1984 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Ronald Dean VanGosen, Sr. More...

School News

Back to School Calendar

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHTS Wednesday, August 15 Berkeley Springs High, 5-7 p.m., New Student/Freshman Orientation. Warm Springs Intermediate, 3:30-5 p.m. Paw Paw Schools, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Warm Springs Middle School, 5:30-7 More...

The Bus Stops Here!

2013/2014

Transportation Director Joyce Ott  Clerk/Secretary Vickie Philips  Morgan County School Transportation 2 Myers Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 304-258-1685   More...

Martinsburg man arrested for sending indecent text messages to local girl

Wade Eugene Decker, 25, of Martinsburg was arrested by the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit on Tuesday, July 23, near Lambert Park Pool, Martinsburg, as Decker attempted to meet up with a person he thought was an 11-year-old gi More...

Future of cell towers in Morgan County a question

Despite a growing need for cell phone coverage in western Morgan County, no companies have stepped up to put their equipment on a local tower.  More...

Marggraf’s coaching gets small businesses in shape for growth

It takes a certain kind of person to sign on to be a business coach in an economy crawling out of a massive recession.  Bob Marggraf is apparently that kind of person. More...

News

Planners waive permit fee for Cacapon expansion, grant Snake Eyes extension

At their June 25 meeting, the Morgan County Planning Commission voted to approve the commercial building permit for Cacapon State Park’s 33,776-square-foot addition and renovation project, slated to begin later this year.  More...

Commissioners talk shop with Economic Development

At a July 25 work session, members of the County Commission and Economic Development Authority (EDA) engaged in a lively discussion of Morgan County’s economic present and future.  EDA member Jeanne Mozier led by stating that making the ED More...

Humanities Council Statehood exhibit to display here

To help organizations observe the 150th birthday of West Virginia in 2013 the West Virginia Humanities Council is touring its award winning traveling exhibit Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood.  More...

Letters

Combine carnival & fair

Dear Editor:  Regarding the Firemen’s Carnival and the Morgan County Fair: perhaps a way to give both a boost would be to combine the two into one grand summer extravaganza.  Just a thought. More...

Consider Hospice for help

Dear Editor:  My husband, Paul Buday, passed away on Saturday, July 27. During the last four months of his life, I found myself needing assistance with his care. More...

What's Happening

Renowned local bluegrass group to play this Saturday

Linda Lay and Springfield Exit play Berkeley Springs Saturday, August 10, as part of the Morgan Arts Council’s 27th season of Summer Concerts in the Park.  More...

Paw Paw plans A Day in Park

The Paw Paw Park Committee is once again sponsoring A Day in the Park on September 21, from 12 to 5 p.m. More...

Paul Holmes recognized for donating to blood drive

Twenty-six people responded as donors at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the American Legion on August 1.  Paul Holmes of Berkeley Springs received his 11-gallon pin after giving blood last Thursday. More...

Police & Safety

Two sentenced in Circuit Court

Judge Michael Lorensen handed down sentences to two individuals in Morgan County Circuit Court in recent weeks.  Justin Moses, 31, of Dundalk, Md., was sentenced to one to five years in jail plus $1,000 in restitutions and payment of all court c More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Roger Steiner reported the following calls for the month of July:  July 5 - Equipment fire next to a structure, York Lane, eight responded, call was cancelled.  Transferred Rescue-Engine 2 to Hedgesville Station 30, seven responded.& More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  July 28  Arrest of Robert Alan Blauch, 19, fleeing, DUI and grand larceny.  Single vehicle crash, Rt. More...

Sports

High school coaches attend Redskins football clinic

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and USA Football teamed up to host the Washington Redskins High School Coaches Clinic presented by Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers on Wednesday, July 31 at the Science Museum of Virginia i More...

Soccer signups

Registration for the 2013 Fall youth soccer is now underway. Applications can be found at Morgan County Public Library, or the Prosecuting Attorney’s office in the courthouse. The deadline for turning in registration form is August 20. More...

Paw Paw Volleyball practice begins

The first Paw Paw Pirates Volleyball practice will be Monday, August 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. More...