September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Honoring West Virginia in the garden

Stretching around their house and consisting of over 2,500 paving stones, Ron and Sharon Tebben spend a lot of time on their handmade patio and rain garden.  Ron Tebben created a unique tribute to the recent 150th anniversary of West Virginia in More...

Opinions

Signs of fall

When the pumpkins emerge from the fields and the chill returns to the morning air, fall surely isn’t too far behind. More...

Economic future stunted by crime

Last week’s Grand Jury cases were heavy on robberies, thefts, and property crimes – a shift from previous indictment lists that seemed packed with drug offenses. More...

Rockefeller reacts to shootings

Senator Jay Rockefeller released the following statement on Monday’s tragic shooting at the Naval Yard:  “West Virginians everywhere today are grieving for those killed—and the families they left behind—after today’ More...

Columns

Under the dome

Highway fees still hard to swallow for some legislators

The most difficult decision that routinely confronts our elected officials in state government—whether they be legislators or members of the executive branch —is how to convince voters to accept sufficient tax levels to support the degree More...

IN THE WILD

My grandfather’s rifle   More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   September 17, 1848 - Artist Lily Irene Jackson was born in Parkersburg. More...

Calendar

September

Thursday, September 19 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – S.S. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

With one magistrate on vacation and another at conference, Trial Magistrate Donald Sharp filled in to help with recent cases at Magistrate Court.  Recent sentences from Trial Magistrate Donald Sharp:  More...

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

Town of Bath reported these recent calls:  September 3  Responded to a report of breaking and entering at 36 Williams Street. Report taken, under investigation.  September 10  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: September 8 Arrest of Randy Junior Michael, 46, aggravated D.U.I. and driving revoked for D.U.I.  More...

School News

Schools are ranked under new state accountability system

Morgan County Schools received their performance ratings under the new West Virginia school accountability system. More...

Grand Jury indicts 29 in Fall term

Among 29 people indicted by the Morgan County Grand Jury during their Fall term last Wednesday, September 11, were those accused of bank robbery, sexual abuse and a variety of other offenses.  Those indicted were arraigned before Circuit Judge M More...

Local Lyme disease cases develop big complications

The Morgan County Health Department reported a surge of 18 Lyme disease cases in July and five additional cases in August. In a few cases, patients developed serious complications such as meningitis and facial paralysis.  More...

News

Plastic recycling in the can October 5

The decision has been made that the Morgan County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) will no longer accept plastics 3-7 for recycling starting Saturday, October 5, as announced at a September 11 meeting.  More...

Schultz honored for work with Morgan Teen Court

Commissioner Stacy Dugan recently presented Larry Schultz with a Certificate of Appreciation from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin for his work with Morgan Teen Court and Community Alternatives to Violence, a family violence intervention group.  More...

State utility agency picks new Consumer Advocate director

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has appointed Jacqueline Lake Roberts as the new Director of the Consumer Advocate Division (CAD). The division is responsible for representing consumers before the Commission.  More...

Letters

Levy survey is bogus

Dear Editor:  More...

A feast for the eyes

Dear Editor:  May I express my admiration and appreciation for the flower beds next to the courthouse. They are truly beautiful this year!  More...

More praise for the Green

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Canal Apple Days this weekend

The Hancock Lions Club will host the 37th Annual Canal Apple Days this weekend in Widmeyer Park.  The annual event kicks off on Saturday, September 21 at 11 a.m. More...

Music for little people

There is a fun, free sample class coming soon, for a new program in town called “Music for Very Little People!” at Black Cat Music, 155 Mercer Street, on Wednesday, September 25 at 10 a.m.  The program is designed for newborns throug More...

Paw Paw Christmas parade

The Paw Paw Parade Committee will meet on Sunday, September 22 at 1 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Virginia M. Largent

1942-2013

Virginia Marie Largent, 71, Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md.  Born March 17, 1942 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Willard A. More...

Patricia C. Bland

1943-2013

Patricia Cecelia Bland, 70, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born May 19, 1943 in New Bethlehem, Pa., she was the daughter of Blanche Virginia Ours Canfield Johnso More...

Edward C. Bageant

1929-2013

Edward C. Bageant, 84, of Connellsville (Bullskin Twp.), Pa., died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at his home.  He was born January 3, 1929 in Berkeley Springs, son of the late Edward and Mary Naomi Clark Bageant.  More...

Sports

Indians pummel Pendelton County, Fall to Washington

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Soccer Team got off to a slow start last week falling on Monday, 3-0, to host AAA Washington.  The Indians suffered some defensive breakdowns according to varsity head coach Jamie Chenoweth. More...

Cross country strong at Interstate Classic

Junior duo finish first and second

The Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Team keeps picking up steam and turned in another impressive performance for the 2013 campaign this past weekend at the Interstate Classic hosted by Clear Spring High School.  More...

Lady Indians struggling on the pitch

The varsity girl’s soccer program at Berkeley Springs High School has been struggling as of late in search of victories on the pitch.  This past week saw the Lady Indians fall on the road to AAAWashington 9-1.  More...