September 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School special levy survey results are released

A total of 328 people responded to the Morgan County Schools community special levy survey. Some 24 pages of additional survey comments accompanied the seven pages of survey results data. More...

Opinions

State should reassure its people

As the open enrollment period for West Virginia’s new health insurance Marketplace begins on October 1, state residents and business owners are wondering what’s going to happen next in the saga of the Affordable Care Act.  More...

Whatcha got there?

Some curious donkeys gave photographer John Kronyak a perfect farmyard scene to capture. More...

Letters

Kennel access still denied

Dear Editor:  Earlier this summer, a request was made to tour the current Route 9 Animal Control facility. At that time, the County Administrator stated that the dog kennels could not be visited due to the construction that was ongoing. More...

What's Happening

Constitution Week

September 17, 2013, marks the two hundred and twenty-sixth anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. More...

Local food pantries are focus for Day to Serve efforts

Starting this Saturday, September 14, collection boxes for area food pantries will be placed at churches, banks, and other places of business in Hancock and Berkeley Springs.  More...

September

Thursday, September 12 – 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...

Police & Safety

Grand Jury met yesterday

The Morgan County Grand Jury met for their September term yesterday, Tuesday, September 10.  The 16-member jury weighs whether or not there is sufficient evidence to indict individuals on criminal charges, and continue their cases in Circuit Cou More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  September 1  Domestic dispute, Oriental Circle, verbal.  Arrest of Paul Michael Arnold, 28, fleeing, D.U.I.  Bear on porch of res More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Greenwood closing data given to school board members

Morgan County Schools Superintendent David Banks presented school board members with supporting data to consider the possible closure of Greenwood Elementary at their September 3 meeting.  More...

Comments from levy survey point to bottom line

Below is a sampling of comments from the recent Morgan County Schools community special levy survey. The anonymous survey by the school system asked people about the special school levy, and why it failed to be renewed by voters in May.  More...

Gavin Gloyd JMU graduate

Gavin D Gloyd of Berkeley Springs, graduated from James Madison University August 13, receiving a degree in Education.  More...

Residents, principal speak out about potential Greenwood school closing

Nearly 15 residents attended the September 3 Morgan County School Board meeting to express concerns about the possible closure of Greenwood Elementary.  Ryan Fincham said the 39 students that lived in the Greenwood school district that weren&rsq More...

Local plastics recycling about to be curbed

Look closely at that symbol

The Morgan County Solid Waste Authority will meet this afternoon to discuss how they’ll deal with newlyannounced cutbacks to their plastics recycle program.  More...

Police looking for wanted subject

The Hancock Police Department, along with Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia Division of Parole and Probation, are seeking the public’s help in locating a wanted man.  Michael John Burton, 37, is wanted in three states and is beli More...

News

When it was the Park View Inn...

This is the second of a series of recollections and history of the hotel in Berkeley Springs now known as The Country Inn.  More...

Local squirrel hunting begins Saturday

“It’s coming up a lot earlier this year,” said squirrel hunter Tommy Swaim, in regards to squirrel season, which starts September 14. The season usually begins in October, he said. More...

Foxglove Garden Club

Vice President Helen Herlocker presided at the September meeting of the Garden Club at Harmisons’ Cottage in the Woods. Hostesses were Betty Lou Harmison, Velda Hoffman and Jackie Michael.  More...

Columns

Under the dome

Blue Ribbon Highway group looks to tolls, other fees on drivers to fund future projects

It sounds a lot like “smoke and mirrors” but members of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways indicated to reporters last week that they have come up with a way to generate $1.1 billion to fund state road improvements an More...

Wish I’d said that

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.  — James Thurber (1894-1961). — Writer.   If you have a “Wish I’d said that,” send it in.   More...

IN THE WILD

Critical Thinking   Hold on to your hats now. I always wanted to get this written down, and I suspect lots of people will disagree. But, that’s okay, and here goes. More...

Obituaries

Barbara A. Wright

1929-2013

Barbara A. More...

Dorothy V. Pekny

1915-2013

Dorothy Vernon Van Dalsem Pekny, age 97 of Hancock, MD, died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Devlin Manor in Cumberland, MD.  Born December 18, 1915 in Allegany County, Stowe Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late G.A. More...

Michael Bacha

1921-2013

Michael Bacha, 91, of Slanesville, died Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  Born October 17, 1921 in Shelton, Conn., he was one of four children of Mary and Joseph Bacha.  As a naval officer, he traveled the world.  He is survived by his wife More...

Sports

Indian boys soccer team shows toughness

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Soccer Team showed why they are in contention for a possible Class AA state berth in the future. This past week the Indians went 1- 1-1 on the week against strong opponents.  More...

Cross Country impressive at Brunswick

Every fall it seems that the Berkeley Springs High School cross country program has a knack of finding student athletes who love to run, run and run.  This year is no different than any other year as the cross country program proved when they tr More...

Pirates start out 2-0

Paw Paw Lady Pirates started their volleyball season off 2-0.  They hosted the Lady Spartans from Bishop Walsh on Wednesday, September 4. Paw Paw swept the Spartans 25-16, 25-22 and 25-17.  More...