March 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Three appeal judge’s levy election ruling to State Supreme Court

Three Morgan County residents have asked the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to block voters from deciding on a school tax question this May, rejecting a Jefferson County judge’s ruling that the levy election can go forward on May 13.&nb More...

Snow-day packets help make up for lost class time

Schools are struggling to get students caught up in their lessons due to the many weather-related closings this winter.  Frequent snowstorms, wintry mixes of snow, ice and sleet and wind chill factors below zero have caused schools to close for More...

Opinions

Wage hike greases economy

West Virginia lawmaker’s efforts to boost the state’s $7.25 minimum wage for workers remains in the Senate after having passed the House of Delegates 89-5. More...

Some fine-lookin’ young ones

Here is another crop of local kids whose portrait proofs made it into our archives. Anyone want to give away their identities? More...

Columns

Under the dome

Final days of lawmaking session bring debate, decisions

Last Wednesday was the 50th day of the current 2014 session of the West Virginia Legislature. More...

Wish I’d said that

I learned in business that you had to be very careful when you told somebody that’s working for you to do something, because the chances were very high he’d do it. In government, you don’t have to worry about that.  George P. More...

From the governor’s desk

A PROMISE that is paying off

Like so many West Virginians, Crystin Povenski and her siblings were raised by parents who instilled in them the importance of hard work and the value of learning. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Steiner

1932-2014

Raymond “Monk” Steiner, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at home.  Born August 4, 1932 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Raymond McKinley Steiner and Mamie Peck Steiner.  He was retired fro More...

Ryan A. Weber

1977-2014

Ryan Allen Weber, 37, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at home.  Born January 1, 1977 in Martinsburg, son of Stephen A. More...

Hazel R. Bowen

A memorial service for Hazel R. Bowen will be held on March 22, 2014.  The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3606 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs.   More...

Sports

Newlon scores 1,000 points

Senior Josh Newlon (00) scored 27 points surpassing the 1,000 point plateau when he and the Paw Paw Pirates recorded their second win over the Hancock Panthers, 84-63, last Tuesday, February 25 at Ha More...

Mountaineers

Biddy Buddy Basketball - Mountaineers - second-third grade - sponsored by Mountain View Solar - front row, left to right, Mickey Gurson, Ryder Oakley, Hunter Ambrose and Solace Gildowan. More...

Capps earns 96th career win; finishes fifth at states

This past Thursday night February 27 the 65th West Virginia State Wrestling Championships kicked off at the Big Sandy Super Store Arena in Huntington. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2014 10:01 AM

Meth lab found in basement of Berkeley Springs home  Free Access 

Two arrested for making drug

Police arrested two Berkeley Springs residents for operating a clandestine lab to manufacture methamphetamine in the basement of a house along Martinsburg Road on Tuesday night. West Virginia State Police discovered the lab shortly after 6 p.m. More...

Student art and performance on display

Over 100 people showed up to support kids and creativity at the Friday, February 28 Morgan County Youth Art Show.  Hosted at the Ice House, those attending spent a short time viewing art from all county schools. More...

EDA search slowed by salary debate

With no shortage of debate over annual salary for an Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director, the EDA Board must have their budget requests in to the County Commission by March 5.  The request, confirmed by EDA member Jeanne Mozier, will o More...

News

Tenant unveils online map that tracks business growth

Joined by members of the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and county and city leaders, Secretary Tennant unveiled the Business and Industry Growth (BIG) map late last week in Princeton.  More...

Applicants sought for Farming Heritage Award

Farming families are being sought as applicants for the 2014 Farming Heritage Award, sponsored by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau. More...

Doodlebugs becomes Little Learner’s

The more things change, the more they stay the same, and though Doodlebugs Learning has changed names, the new owners of the preschool and daycare center plan to offer the same level of care to Morgan County children.  More...

What's Happening

Don’t share BS attitude

Dear Editor:  I hope that this letter raises consciousness about a casual but disturbing presence I see in our town — “BS” being used to represent and promote Berkeley Springs.  More...

Children, not wood

Dear Editor:  More...

The right choice

Dear Editor:  These are tough economic times for many in Morgan County. We see this every day in our medical practice, where many of our patients struggle to pay for basic medical care.  More...

Calendar

March

Thursday, March 6 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of February:  February 2 - Reported explosion, Gamble Road, Engine 21, Tanker 2, BLS 2, 11 responded, nothing found.  February 6 - Assisted Co. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Buffy Gwhen Snow, 38, of Morgan Manor Lane, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and $190 in fees for battery. Jail time was suspended for one year unsupervised probation.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  February 23  Keep the peace, Shades Lane.  Destruction of property, Winchester Grade Road.  Arrest of Matthew S. More...

School News

NASA scientists visit Paw Paw High School

Goddard Space Flight Center Magnetospheric Multistage Satellite (MMS) Education and Public Outreach Mission Leader Troy Cline and Dr. More...

Morgan County Schools Social Studies Fair competition

Morgan County Schools held its annual county Social Studies Fair at Warm Springs Middle School on Saturday, February 22. Students from elementary, middle and high schools in the county participated. More...

Working with youth training

The Morgan County Partnership is hosting its 12th Working with Youth Training on March 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It will be held at First United Methodist Church located at 49 South Green Street. More...