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Bath Council faces election

An election for five Town of Bath council seats, the town recorder post and mayor’s seat is six months away, but town residents can file now to run for those public offices. More...

Martirano visits local schools

State School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano (left) is welcomed by Warm Springs Middle School student council members during his school visit last Friday. More...

Opinions

Stay tuned in this session

Another session of the West Virginia Legislature begins today, January 14, with high expectations from many and a sense of uncertainty by some. More...

More from our files

Photos files from days gone by held this collection of portraits, which were unidentified. Anybody recognize a face or two? More...

Columns

Wish I’d said that

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.  — Martina Navratilova (b. 1956) Czech-American tennis champion  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

Under the dome

Passing of Arch Moore follows Capito Senate debut

Many observers who watched the political rise of former governor and Congressman Arch A. Moore Jr. More...

CAPITOL IDEAS

Like never before, there is a new energy and excitement buzzing around the State Capitol. More...

Calendar

January

Thursday, January 15 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – S.S. More...

Obituaries

Joe D. Michael

1930-2015

Joe Dean Michael, 85, of Vienna, previously of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, January 8 at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.  He was born January 5, 1930 in Berkeley Springs, son of the late Ernest Cecil and Maxine Hovermale Michael.&n More...

Delana R. Wise

1966-2015

Delana Raye Wise, 48, of Hedgesville, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at her home.  Born December 30, 1966 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Darrell Raye Weigle and Hazel Gurtrude McJilton Weigle of Hedgesville.  Delana was a se More...

Clara L. Courtney

Clara Louise Rockwell Courtney, 87, of Great Cacapon, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation & Nursing.  Wife of the late Douglas W. More...

Sports

East Hardy downs Lady Indians

After back to back games putting up their best offensive numbers of the season, the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians offense hit a road block against the visiting East Hardy Lady Cougars last Monday night, January 5.  Berkeley Springs found itself More...

Falcons top Indians in OT thriller

In a game that went back and forth during regulation, it was the most common practice drill of shooting free throws that decided the outcome. More...

Tribe grapplers place four at Hub Cup Invitational

The Berkeley Springs Indians wrestling team traveled to North Hagerstown High School for the 28th Hub Cub Invitational last Friday and Saturday, January 2 and 3.  More...

Grand Jury indicts three on murder charges

The January session of the Morgan County Grand Jury returned indictments of 24 people on Thursday, January 8 after deliberations before Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes. More...

Ford wants county to pull plug on Rail Trail

Calling it “ill-conceived from the start,” Commissioner Bob Ford said last Thursday the county should drop plans for a rail trail along Warm Springs Run on the north end of Berkeley Springs. More...

Man steals ATM in Paw Paw

Police are looking for a thin-build man who stole the ATM machine from the Bank of Romney lobby in Paw Paw in the early hours of Friday, January 9.  More...

Long delays for mental health care for children is major concern

Part one of a two-article series More...

News

Town to seek grant for garden project

Town of Bath Council members unanimously approved construction of a community garden by Town Hall to give the public a space to grow vegetables and plants at a January 6 meeting.  The grant proposal for $10,000 was submitted on Friday, January 9 More...

Senate Republicans: Jobs are critical

Job creation, workforce development and education were three of the hard-hitting points of Monday’s West Virginia Association Press Legislative Lookahead event held in Charleston.  More...

Oakland residents to host meeting about Dollar General proposal

A community meeting about a proposed Dollar General Store in southern Morgan County will be held Monday, January 19 at 7 p.m. at Union Chapel United Methodist Church at 10123 Valley Road.  More...

Letters

Reject Oakland sprawl

Dear Editor:  The Dollar General store proposed for construction in the Oakland Overlook subdivision at the intersection of Route 522 and Oakland Road would lead to unwanted sprawl in our community and should be rejected by the Morgan County Pla More...

Time for non-partisan judicial elections

Dear Editor:  There are only two places in our democracy where every citizen stands as the equal to every other citizen: the election booth and the court room. More...

The other Mr. Webster

Dear Editor:  John “J.Z.” Webster, who wrote last week’s letter on parking meter hoods is not the same person as John C. “J.C.” Webster who has also written letters to this paper.  John C. More...

What's Happening

MCOF annual meeting and stargazing events

The Morgan County Observatory Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting Saturday, January 17 at 10 a.m. in the board room at the Morgan County Public Library. All interested parties are welcome. More...

Lions Club receives donation

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club continued the tradition of local Toys for Tots campaign in Morgan County. They served 232 children with the help of citizens in Morgan County. More...

Moose Lodge launches first karaoke contest

One talented local Moose Lodge member could be heading to Nashville for a chance at $5,000 cash just by showing off their vocal skills.  More...

Police & Safety

Responders battle Great Cacapon fire

Area firefighters battled a three-story house fire off Detour Road in Great Cacapon last Friday morning. The fire call came in at 9:55 a.m. on January 9 for 930 Roberts Road, which is off Gamble Road in the Valley High Timber Farms subdivision. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

 Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  January 4  Domestic dispute, Concord Avenue, male arrested.  More...

On the public docket

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

School News

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following professional, service personnel and extracurricular/extra duty personnel actions at their December meetings:  Maria Hampton was hired as a Berkeley Springs High School long-term substitute Sp More...

President’s List

BLUE RIDGE

Students for Fall 2014 semester earned at least seven credit hours and earned a 4.0 for the semester.  Berkeley Springs - Sierra Badley, Beth Defibaugh, Emily Defibaugh, Rene Garcia-Kesecker, Jaiden Hansen, Rita Harris, Joshua Kemper, Michele Pa More...

Dean’s List

BLUE RIDGE   Students for Fall 2014 semester earned at least seven credit hours and earned a 3.5 for the semester.  More...