November 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bath gets $50,000 cemetery grant

Town of Bath council members visited Washington D.C. on Wednesday, October 30, to receive a $50,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for cemetery upgrades.  More...

Opinions

A view from the top

Our photo contest has yielded many portraits from the county’s animal kingdom. Photographer John Kronyak caught horse Taylor on film, considering the vista of Cacapon Mountain. More...

More reasons to unplug

Earlier this month, news outlets began reporting a new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics – that parents should limit their kids’ screen time to two hours per day. Apparently, the average youth in the U.S. More...

Free speech rights

Dear Editor:  I’m glad I can exercise my first amendment rights of free speech through voicing my opinion regarding the article last week about a possible town noise ordinance. Allow me to introduce myself. More...

What's Happening

Empty Bowls benefit raises hunger awareness

The seventh annual Empty Bowls Benefit - Leave No Child Hungry in Morgan County is Friday, November 22, 5-7 p.m. More...

Strings for Food campaign

BlackCat Music Shop is partnering with D’Addario Strings, for the third year, in its Strings for Food campaign.  More...

Holiday food drive

The United Calvary Methodist Church of Great Cacapon and the Great Cacapon Post Office will hold a food drive for the less fortunate during the holiday season.  Take non-perishable food to the Post Office now through December 23, Monday-Friday More...

Obituaries

James E. Ward, Sr.

1931-2013

James Edward Ward, Sr., age 82, of Hancock, Md., died on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Born September 14, 1931 at his home in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond Earl and Mary Alice Weaver More...

Mary F. Salzlein

Mary Frances Salzlein, 92, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, November 1, 2013.  She is survived by one son, David J. Longeill.; one grandson, Robert M. More...

Edward M. Tagliaferri

1941-2013

Edward M. More...

Sports

Indians no match for Panthers

The Hancock Panthers came into last Friday night’s contest against the Berkeley Springs Indians looking for their ninth win of the season and most importantly a statement win to solidify their place in the Maryland 1AWest playoffs.  More...

Chip Shots

A few thoughts

It’s been an interesting week of West Virginia University athletics. This time a week ago, I was awaiting word on when WVU athletic director Oliver Luck would be named to the same position at the University of Texas. More...

Morgan County Soccer League

Blizzards

Morgan County Soccer League - Blizzards - U11 2013 - front row, left to right: Caitlyn Savicki, Cardin Beal, Brian Donitzen, Chago Ellis and Emily Savicki. More...

Bids received for 911 radio equipment

Communications companies Motorola and Ganoe Enterprises have answered Morgan County’s request for bids to provide emergency communications for local 911 and fire companies, at a November 7 meeting of the Morgan County Commission.  More...

School board considers trimmed levy rates, priorities

Morgan County school board members unanimously agreed at their meeting last week that employee salaries and benefits were their top priority for the May 2014 special levy election call.  More...

Messenger is 120

This Saturday, November 16 marks 120 years since the first issue of The Morgan Messenger. Founded by S.S. Buzzerd, the paper was born after a fire burned down the offices and print shop of The Morgan Mercury where Buzzerd worked. More...

News

Help us put together a Hometown Holiday

This year, The Morgan Messenger will print a special holiday tabloid to highlight local Christmas and seasonal community events, showcase local shopping and light up your holiday spirit. More...

Manchin pushing for changes to health care act

Senator Joe Manchin has cosponsored a bill with Senator Mary Landrieu (DLA) to ensure individuals can keep their existing health insurance plans and prevent insurers from cancelling coverage.  The “Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise More...

When it was the Sinclair Service Station

Vivian Graham shared this 1960’s photo of the former Sinclair Service Station in Berkeley Springs. More...

Columns

Under the dome

State needs incomes to grow if tax revenue is to rise

A lack of significant growth in wages and salaries of working West Virginians this year has been a major factor in the continuing trend of reduced state tax collections that are running about three percent below estimates for the current state budget More...

Those last two words

Last week, due to last-minute edits, we cut off the final two words of our front page story, “Local military couple featured in national story” by Jazz Clark. More...

Wish I’d said that

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.  — Sydney Smith ( 1771-1845). English humorist and preacher.   More...

Calendar

November

Thursday, November 14 – 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

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  November 3  Arrest of 15 year old male juvenile, warrant for runaway.  Trespass complaint, suspicious vehicle, CSX Trail.  Burgla More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Lucas Kyle Murphy, 20, of Stillwater Lane, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and $480 in fines and costs for speeding and a driving suspension. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

RESA 8 offers workshop on math fears

Local middle school and high school mathematics teachers recently attended the Educator Enhancement Academy follow-up training they started to look at debunking myths about math.  More...

School board hears pleas to keep sports, staff & Greenwood

Community members, school staff and students asked the Morgan County school board last week to keep school programs, sports and Greenwood Elementary open. More...

Robert Dixon continues training with clinical nutrition sessions

Dr. Robert Dixon of Berkeley Springs recently took continuing education training in clinical nutrition at Lake Geneva in Fontana, Wis. More...