November 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local military couple featured in national story

Berkeley Springs couple Siri Sophar and Juan Fontanes were recently the subject of an Associated Press story read across the country. More...

Opinions

The tents of Camp Morgan

Carolyn Kelley found this photo of Camp Morgan among some family papers, and shared it with us. The camp was located on the picnic grounds of what is now Cacapon State Park. More...

A recipe for real growth

Economists from West Virginia University came to Berkeley Springs last week to unveil their 2014 forecast report for the state’s economy, and painted a rosy picture of job growth and income jumps in the years ahead. More...

But what about the others?

A learned reader called “Boo!” on last week’s editorial “The Irish season of spirits” because we didn’t particularly name the Scots, Welsh or Britons as fellow contributors to the harvest festival we now celebrate More...

Columns

Under the dome

No figures yet on gas industry jobs going to state residents

The good news is that the booming natural gas drilling in West Virginia’s Marcellus Shale field “continues to have a positive impact on West Virginia’s economy” according to a report from the Department of Commerce’s Wor More...

Wish I’d said that

We have a lot of obligations as a country. We have obligations to the young, the old and the infirm. More...

IN THE WILD

Emerald Ash Borers have arrived

This is very, very serious business. It is likely that our American ash trees in Morgan County, the Panhandle and in the entire state of West Virginia will all be dead in a few years. More...

Calendar

November

Thursday, November 7 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Police & Safety

Rollover ends in DUI charges

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department lodged charges of DUI with injury against Brenda Cross, 51, of Berkeley Springs as a result of a one-vehicle accident on Saturday, November 2.  According to police reports, DFC Dennis Jenkins was call More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Roger Steiner reported the following calls for the month of October:  October 2 - Auto fire next to a structure, 9000 block of Martinsburg Road, Tanker 2, four responded, cancelled en route.  Medical assist, Rockford Road, BLS 2, four More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  October 27  Report of illegal dumping, Spring Street.  Report of suspicious vehicle, Fairview Drive, unable to locate.  More...

School News

Berkeley Springs High School marching band has new director

The Berkeley Springs High School Marching Band carries on its long tradition of performing at school football games and community parades and events, despite some changes in leadership.  The band will celebrate its 75th anniversary next year, sa More...

Chili Cook Off

The Berkeley Springs High School Class of 2016 will sponsor a Chili Cook Off on Saturday, November 16, noon-5 p.m.  There will be two prize categories - Sweet and Spicy. More...

Duelley does double duty as Paw Paw’s assistant principal

Paw Paw’s fourth grade teacher Jeromy Duelley became the school’s new halftime Assistant Principal in August. Duelley remains a halftime fourth grade teacher as well. More...

Road crews prepare for snowy conditions

Both Morgan County and the Town of Bath are preparing equipment and making plans for the rapidly approaching winter season and accompanying inclement weather.  Division of Highways District Engineer Lee Thorne, who handles the seven counties of More...

Town of Bath assists in sex crimes arrest

Kevin Joseph White, 26, of Frederick, Md., was arrested by Frederick City Police on Tuesday, October 29 on five counts of third-degree sex offense with a juvenile victim. They were assisted by local police.  More...

News

Energy Express grant deadline looms amid uncertainty

With a November 18 state application deadline approaching, Morgan County’s Energy Express program organizers are trying to pin down a solid source of funding for the summer reading and nutrition program.  More...

Town considering new noise rules after festival preacher stir

A new noise ordinance about personal amplification for citizens is being discussed by the Town of Bath, after complaints about loud preaching on the Courthouse steps at the recent Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival. More...

Crunkleton new general manager

Members of the Board of Directors of Warm Springs Public Service District announced that M. Scott Crunkleton was hired as the new general manager at their meeting on Tuesday, October 8.   More...

Letters

Give state term limits a try

Dear Editor:  More...

On foxes and hounds

Dear Editor:  My neighbors and I have been watching a couple of families of foxes with great enjoyment. We’ve exchanged pictures and stories of the kits and their adventures.  More...

Football game ends badly

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Festival of Light

The 15th annual Berkeley Springs Festival of Light showcases more than 80 readers, healers and purveyors of sacred objects in the largest psychic fair and alternative healing expo in the region. More...

Lunch Break Yoga Hour held in Berkeley Springs State Park

The Morgan County Wellness Committee encouraged local residents to think about their mental health and stress management during October. More...

Training workshop for riverkeepers

The Sleepy Creek Watershed Association will host Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Manager for the Potomac Riverkeeper at a free workshop on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Johnnie B. Marks

1962-2013

Johnnie B. Tyler Marks, 51, of Gore, Va., died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her home.  Born August 26, 1962, in Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late John W. Tyler and Pauline A. Mills and stepfather, Roy A. More...

Louis R. Hutson, Sr.

1942-2013

Louis Robert Hutson, Sr., 71, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born September 21, 1942 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late George Oliver and Mildr More...

Denver L. Weller

1956-2013

Denver L. Weller, 57, of Hancock, died Sunday, November 3, 2013 at his home.  Born September 29, 1956 at Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Clyde Leroy and Velma Elizabeth McCormick Weller.  He was employed with C. More...

Sports

Lady Indians 3rd in the State Cross Country Championships

All season long, the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians Cross Country Team have relied on their 1-2 punch of juniors Kinsey Reed and Danielle Haynes and a ever improving supporting cast of underclassmen to power them to championship contender status.  More...

BSHS Cross Country Team

Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Team, seated, left to right: Haleigh Fields, Ashley Griffith, Natalie Reed, Maya Iliff and Aleah Backstrom. More...

Basketball tryouts for Lady Indians

Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Basketball Team will have tryouts on Monday, November 11 at 3 p.m. More...