March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

March 20 hearing set for changes to county’s leash law

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Morgan County Commission room to discuss the proposed amendments to the county’s Leash Law Ordinance. More...

Opinions

Not bad enough yet?

The Charleston Gazette reported yesterday that the West Virginia Legislature bungled their efforts to pass any kind of restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine – the key ingredient in over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines, and also in More...

All lined up and ready to go

Ten young men took the wheel for a soap box derby in downtown Berkeley Springs in 1950. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Many of this year’s legislative bills never got past committee   More...

Wish I’d said that

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.  Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Prime Minister.  If you run across a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

County Agent’s Corner

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   10th Annual WV Small Farm Conference  More...

Calendar

March

Thursday, March 13 – 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...

Obituaries

Franklin D. Parker, Jr.

1965-2014

Franklin D. Parker, Jr., 48, of Slanesville, died Sunday, March 2, 2014.  Born in Paw Paw on April 22, 1965, he was the son of Carol Ann Racey and the late Franklin D. More...

Frederick J. Bisson, Jr.

1934-2014

Frederick Joseph Bisson, Jr., 79, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital.  Born May 11, 1934 in Frederick, Md., son of the late Frederick Joseph Bisson and Elizabeth Watts Bisson.  He was a retired genera More...

Krystal A. Pierce

1948-2014

Krystal Ann Pierce age 65 of Hancock, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her home.  Born May 2, 1948 in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of M.J. Bachtell Rickrode of Jamul, Calif., and the late Paul Rickrode, Sr.  More...

Sports

Warm Springs Middle School Boys Basketball Teams

2013-2014 Warm Springs Middle School Varsity Boys Basketball Team - front row, left to right: Nathan Bland, Aaron Farris, Cody Miller, Nathan Mason, Tyler Fischer, Ayden Lackey and Hunter Andrick. More...

Olympic closing ceremonies at Paw Paw Elementary

Following many weeks of daily math, reading and writing activities, Paw Paw Elementary parents and students had their own Olympic Closing Ceremony on Friday, February 21.  More...

Covey Pro will be “Wrestling For A Cure”

Covey Promotions Pro Wrestling will return to Berkeley Springs High School gym Saturday Night March 15, to present: “Wrestling For A Cure” a benefit pro wrestling event for the CNB Bank “Relay For Life” Team.  More...

Two arrested for operating meth lab in basement of Berkeley Springs home

The West Virginia State Police arrested two Berkeley Springs residents for operating a clandestine lab to manufacture methamphetamine in the basement of a house along Martinsburg Road last Tuesday night. More...

County considers $2.4 million radio system

“Morgan be advised, you are unreadable,” the dispatcher repeats after numerous attempts to call emergency services to a garage fire in Great Cacapon on March 5. More...

Mountaineer Community Health Center adds new health providers, upgrades technology

As the Mountaineer Community Health Center in Paw Paw nears its 10-year anniversary at the Winchester Street location, the local clinic has welcomed full-time nurse practitioner Chad Hott and family physician and dermatologist Dr. More...

News

Correction

In last week’s “Student art and performance on display,” it was stated that Berkeley Springs was home to the only high school piano lab in the state. There are several others, including labs in Ohio and Greenbriar counties.   More...

Free tree seedlings for public plantings

West Virginia Division of Forestry (DOF) officials are accepting applications for the Mountaineer Treeways program through March 28.  Volunteer organizations and municipalities that want to plant tree seedlings on public property in 2014 are enc More...

Tennant calls on FDA to halt release of new painkiller

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week to halt the release of a dangerous and potentially deadly new prescription painkiller known as Zohydro.  More...

Letters

Diamond dogs

Dear Editor:  About 18 months ago I went before the Morgan County Commission to make some suggestions regarding the county kennel on Route 9, small suggestions:  The installation of a walkway, stopping apparent sewage bubbling up from the s More...

On the other hand

Dear Editor:  In response to Tamme Marggraf’s letter dated March 5, 2014: That’s BS.  Crystal Chapman, RN, BSN  Hedgesville   More...

Can’t afford wasteful spending

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Museum opens this weekend with George Washington readings

The Museum of the Berkeley Springs opens for its 30th season on March 15 at 11 a.m.  The main activity for the day is the traditional reading from the writings of George Washington about Berkeley Springs and the region done by authors John Dougl More...

Spirit Jam concert

Lea Morris will be the guest performer at a Spirit Jam Concert on Saturday, March 15, 7 p.m. at The New Earth Granary.  Morris is a musical visionary; she delights her audiences with uplifting, thought provoking music.  More...

Bathtub weekend

Berkeley Springs celebrates its most unique historic site, George Washington’s Bathtub, with a weekend devoted to colonial food specials, dollar sales and local history on March 14-16.  The season’s opening of the Museum of the Berke 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:  March 2  Arrest of Peggy Sue Emerson, 46, shoplifting 2nd offense, cited and released.  Arrest of Casey Grace Soloman, 18, underage po More...

Man dies from accident injuries

The passenger in a pickup truck involved in a vehicle crash on February 16 has died of injuries sustained in that accident, said the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.  Donald Lawson, 83, of Berkeley Springs succumbed to injuries from the More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Christian William McElroy, 20, of Spielman Road, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to one year in jail and $440 in fines for violation of a protective order. More...

School News

What the school levy pays for

Free textbooks for students are paid for by local money

Imagine a family with three kids—one in elementary school, another in middle school and one in high school. More...

West Virginia Young Writers Contest

Morgan County Schools entered six essays from students to the annual West Virginia Young Writers Contest.  More...

The dollhouse adventure

Grade 3-4 Alexus Patterson Paw Paw Elementary   My grandma bought me a big, beautiful, pink dollhouse for Christmas. On Monday, I really wanted to play with my dollhouse so I went to get it from the basement where it is kept.  More...