January 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Arctic clipper sails into town

Snowfall that began early Tuesday morning continued into the afternoon, dropping three inches by the start of the business day, with snow tapering off by 2:30 p.m. More...

Opinions

Those gasoline girls

Reader Wilda Maconaughey brought in this intriguing photo of two young women posing with a gasoline advertisement some time ago. More...

Another chance to get it done

Magistrate Kermit Ambrose hit the nail on the head last Friday when he said in a County Commission meeting that the majority of cases he handles in Magistrate Court grow out of drug problems, and that jail isn’t really a solution to drug abuse More...

Columns

Under the dome

Correctional worker turnover a concern for state officials

It is no secret in Charleston that correctional officers working in West Virginia’s justice system are overworked and underpaid, Commissioner Jim Rubenstein of the West Virginia Division of Corrections told members of a legislative committee la More...

IN THE WILD

Time

They say time flies. Some say time marches on, or time is fleeting. Time will rust the sharpest sword. Time waits for no man. There are dozens if not hundreds of ancient and not so ancient expressions involving time.  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   January 7, 1955 - The Cedar Lakes Conference Center officially opened, though it was not named until 1957. More...

Calendar

January

Thursday, January 8 – 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

Nancy J. Kesecker

1941-2015

Nancy Jane Kesecker, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility, Kearneysville.  Born August 18, 1941 in Spohrs Crossroads, she was the daughter of the late Robert Samuel and Jennie More...

Patricia A. Snyder

1956-2014

Patricia Ann Snyder, 58, of Largent, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at her home.  Born August 7, 1956 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Oswald Leroy and Mabel Virginia Hynson Tall.  She was of the Methodist faith.  More...

Corey C. Sugg

1991-2014

Corey Clifford Sugg, 23, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at his home.  Born April 18, 1991 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of David Lawrence and Michele Diane Lambert Sugg, Berkeley Springs.  He was a Christian.  More...

School News

Paw Paw Schools, middle school get computer lab upgrades

Students at Paw Paw Schools and Warm Springs Middle School have been working with new computer equipment in a spacious new layout.  Morgan County Schools Technology Director Tom Shade said that both the Paw Paw High School and Warm Springs Middl More...

School designations for RESA 8 counties, state

2014 Designations (Percentage of Schools by category) District Success Transition Focus Support Priority Morgan More...

Dean’s List

SHENANDOAH   Korinne Cowles of Berkeley Springs, a dance major in the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, was named to the Fall 2014 Dean’s List.   More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2015 4:48 PM

Ford wants county to pull the plug on North Berkeley Rail Trail  Free Access 

Morgan County Commissioner Bob Ford told county officials today that a walking and biking trail along Warm Springs Run in the northern part of Berkeley Springs is "ill-conceived" and he wants the county to back away from the project. More...

McBee sentenced to another lifetime in prison

During December court proceedings in Morgan County Circuit Court, Judge Christopher Wilkes accepted pleas and handed down sentences in a variety of felony cases, including a previously unsolved murder case from 1982.  More...

Cleanup of October oil spill continues

Over 250 gallons of home heating oil spilled into the Warm Springs Run from a home on Independence Street in Berkeley Springs on October 16, 2014. More...

Looking back on 2014

January 2014   The first big snow of 2014 hits on January 2, causing at least 10 vehicle accidents and closing schools. Bitterly cold temperatures continued for several days, hitting well below zero with frigid winds.  More...

News

C&O Canal bird count

Interested members of the public are welcome to participate in the 17th Annual C&O Canal Midwinter Bird Survey on Saturday, January 24.  This survey, which is coordinated by the District of Columbia Audubon Society, is designed to provide a More...

Attracting pollinators program January 14

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's monthly program will feature a presentation on attracting pollinators to yards and gardens.  The program will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 7 p.m. More...

Business franchise tax cut

West Virginia’s Business Franchise Tax was eliminated on January 1. More...

Letters

Store not needed

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Parking meter bags

Dear Editor:  As I was traveling through town Friday, December 26, I noticed the bags on the parking meters and thought to myself, I wonder how much longer they would be there? More...

Traffic & Oakland development

Dear Editor:  The change proposed to Oakland Overlook, a single family residential development at Oakland Rd. and U.S. More...

What's Happening

Great Gray Matter Challenge

Players and teams are welcome to the sixth annual Great Gray Matter Challenge on Sunday, January 11, 1:30-4 p.m.  The games will take place in the Berkeley Springs High School cafeteria.  There is no admission fee and all ages can participa More...

Free open mic for poets

There will be a free Open Mic for poets and writers at The New Earth Granary, 143 North Mercer Street on Wednesday, January 7, 7 p.m.  Take your poems, short stories or songs and read for five to seven minutes.  Held the first Wednesday of More...

5th Annual Formal Flip

The 5th Annual Formal Flip in Berkeley Springs will be held Saturday, January 10. 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:  December 21  Reckless driving complaint, Rt. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Kevin Lee Kelican, 53, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to one year in jail and $750 in costs and fines for driving under the influence and a driving suspension.  More...

On the public docket

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

Sports

Indians face stiff competition at Quince Orchard Duals

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Wrestling Team worked hard during the Christmas break week to prepare for a trip to Gaithersburg, Md. for the Quince Orchard Duals.  More...

Tribe basketball busy during the break

Earns first win of the season

Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach Jeremy Horvat and his squad have been very busy during the Christmas break.  The Indians hosted the annual Tri-State Rotary Club Tournament last Friday and Saturday, December 26 and More...

Lady Indians playing tough despite record

When a coach is faced with a roster full of underclassmen it means one thing and that is the future is very bright for Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Basketball Team. More...