April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hello, spring

George Miller snapped this photo of a cluster of sunny daffodils emerging from the landscape last week. Flowers are cropping up across the county in fits and starts. More...

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. More...

Opinions

Guard your shoes

April Fools Day might be proof that jest hasn’t suffered its final days yet.  More...

The river’s calling

Spring means fishing and boating and outdoor activities after a long winter inside. More...

EDA members misidentified

In last week’s front page story “Commissioners hold back EDA funding, ask for resignations,” the listing of current members of the Morgan County Economic Development Authority (EDA) was incorrect. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Coin Collecting

When I was a kid I collected coins. At the time, I was especially interested in finding a penny that was minted in 1914, in Denver, with some sort of a special mark on it. More...

CAPITOL IDEAS

The historic legislative session of 2015 came to a close at midnight on March 14. The new leadership in the State Senate and House of Delegates brought new energy following the sweeping election in November. More...

THE CAPITOL REPORT

The 2015 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature has ended. More...

Calendar

April

Thursday, April 2 – Pleasant View Com. Center meet, 7 p.m. – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30, homes – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. More...

Police & Safety

Memorial service for K-9 Fritzi

A memorial service for K-9 Fritzi was held Saturday, March 28 at the Berkeley Springs High School gymnasium with around 300 in attendance, including over 80 officers and two dozen K-9’s from th More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:   March 22  Suspicious vehicle, Lakewood Hills Drive, located, secure.  Reckless driver complaint, U.S. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

High school teens do mock interviews

Berkeley Springs High School seniors are seen practicing for job interview questions with English teacher Rachel Hopkins for their senior mock interviews that took place in mid-March. More...

Middle school sixth graders try their hand at STEAM robotics

Warm Springs Middle School sixth graders in teachers Josh Rider, Tammi Stotler and Lesa Rodrigues’ classes worked with the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots for two weeks as part of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Relentless More...

Brinegar wins state D.A.R. essay contest

Warm Springs Middle School eighth grader Kayley Brinegar was chosen by the Daughters of the American Revolution as the state winner of the group’s annual American History Essay Contest.  More...

Governor vetoes attempt to force sale of Cacapon bonds

Another attempt to move Governor Earl Ray Tomblin toward selling bonds to pay for a $23 million expansion at Cacapon State Park was cut short by the governor last week.  More...

Paw Paw election season kicks off April 7

Residents of the Town of Paw Paw who are interested in seeking a seat on the town council or becoming the Town Recorder can file as a candidate at town hall starting Tuesday, April 7. The candidate filing period runs through Tuesday, April 21.  More...

Teen donates new K-9 to Bath Police Dept.

After the accident claiming the life of Fritzi, the Town of Bath police K-9 on March 12, police officials didn’t think they could find another dog like Fritzi. More...

Train Depot work set to begin today

Restoration work at the Berkeley Springs train depot on the north end of town is set to begin today, April 1, after years of grant searches and talk about the future of the 1915 train station.  More...

News

Merki first in ballot re-draw

A calendar mishap at Bath Town Hall led to a redrawing of the ballot order for the town’s June 9 election on Tuesday, March 31. More...

Which station was it?

Last week’s “Photo of the Week” featured a local gas station, which we identified as the building that now houses LaLa Belle’s Market across from the Valley Branch of CNB Bank.  More...

Town of Bath cleanup planned

Several local groups have stepped forward to help the Town of Bath with this year’s Make It Shine campaign.  On April 11 and April 18, local residents will pick up trash on land and in the waterways throughout Bath to help clean up the tow More...

Letters

Let Berman & EDA go forward

Dear Editor:  Most of us agree that Morgan County needs more economic development. But if we want this development to actually improve life for residents of the county, then it must be carefully considered and intelligently planned.  More...

Dealing with diversity

Dear Editor:  More...

Don’t fuss over jobs

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Vince Shambaugh named Boy Scout Citizen of the Year

The Potomac District of the Shenandoah Council of Boy Scouts of America announces Vince Shambaugh as the 2015 Morgan County Citizen of the Year.  More...

Free events at state park

Saturday, April 4  9-10 a.m. Decorative egg craft: Meet downstairs in the Club Room at the lodge to create an egg craft.  11-11:45 a.m. Live Animal Meet and Greet: Meet in the Fairfax Room at the lodge to meet a live rabbit.  More...

A Day At The Park in Paw Paw

“A Day At The Park” sponsored by the Paw Paw Park Committee will be held at Paw Paw Municipal Park on Saturday, June 20 at noon.  Live entertainment and food will be available and crafters are welcome. More...

Obituaries

Jack T. Hobday

1921-2015

Jack T. Hobday, 93, of Greensburg, Pa. More...

Mary A. Kirch

1929-2015

Mary Anna Lee Kirch, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born September 12, 1929, in Gainesboro, Va., she was the daughter of the late Raymond Stanley and Nora Jane Kern More...

Carolyn A. Crabtree

1929-2015

Carolyn Arbutus Parlett Alderton Crabtree, 85, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing.  She was born August 4, 1929 and was the daughter of the late George Parlett and Ethel Youngblood Parlett.  She More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs High School baseball

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Baseball Team is off to a slow start this spring. More...

Indians tennis round up

The Berkeley Springs High School boys and girls tennis teams started off the 2015 spring season with a busy week, playing six matches in five days in the cold and snow. More...

Lady Indians start the season 2-2

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians started the 2015 season off with a difficult schedule of AAA teams and a battle across the river with Hancock.  More...