June 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay for Life raises $35K

Twelve teams and 88 participants raised $35,000 for the American Cancer Society through this year’s Relay for Life. The 12-hour relay at the Widmyer Elementary track brought teams, supporters, bands and community members together from 6 p.m. More...

Source of Thursday house fire under investigation

Fire units from around the region responded to a fully-involved house fire at 7:37 p.m. More...

Opinions

Crossing state lines

During a meeting in Hancock recently, several citizens on the other side of the Potomac expressed frustration that the political boundaries (state lines) that divide West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania are real barriers to service sometimes.&nbs More...

CEOS focus on Alzheimer’s

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Safety Day a success

Dear Editor:  On behalf of all of Morgan County first responders, I would like to recognize everyone that assisted (in any way) to make this year’s “Kick-off to a Safe Summer” a success.  Starting out as two guys talking a More...

What's Happening

2015 Big Tree Contest

The 2015 Big Tree Contest sponsored by Delegate John Overington will feature the largest Black cherry tree in the Eastern Panhandle.  The deadline to enter is June 30 by calling Heather Duncan at the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District offic More...

Local Shimmy Mob raises $3,100 for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future

A group of 18 local women belly danced their way around Berkeley Springs on Saturday, May 9 to raise money for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to survivors of domestic violence in Morgan County More...

June

Thursday, June 18 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  Center – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Misguided truck reroutes Friday traffic

A truck driver who came to offer relief to a fellow driver ended up creating a headache for area motorists Friday afternoon as the tractor-trailer he was driving became wedged across the ramp to southbound U.S. 522 at the Hancock bridge.  More...

County Agent’s Corner

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   Disinfecting Your Kitchen and Plan Ahead for  Preserving Fruits and Vegetables  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  June 7  Arrest of Kimberly D. Hardman, 45, D.U.I. and left of center.  Single vehicle crash, Martinsburg Road, car vs. More...

School News

Salutatorian Rachael Kesecker

Salutatorian, Rachael Kesecker, daughter of John and Rene Kesecker, graduated with honors from Berkeley Springs High School, Thursday, May 21.  She spent her high school career involved with band, theatre, track, cross country, Envirothon, Stude More...

Trio leaves their mark in athletic history books

When you take a moment and glance back over the past four years of accomplishments left by the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country and Track Teams there are three names that are synonymous for the success that has brought three st More...

Chapman receives memorial scholarship

Whitney Chapman is the 2015 recipient of the Angela Bryner Performing Arts Award, presented annually by The Angela Bryner Memorial Scholarship Fund.  More...

Apologies for delay

This week's issue of The Morgan Messenger has hit a delay in posting online -- it should appear on the website by midday. We apologize for any inconvenience and will make every effort to fix the problem in the future.    More...

Five locals arrested in bust of multi-state heroin operation

Five Berkeley Springs residents were arrested Tuesday morning by FBI agents, assisted by local state police officers in a widespread bust of a multi-state heroin trafficking operation.  A 163-count federal indictment charged 41 people with facil More...

Widmyer raises funds for Relay for Life First responders put safety spin on summer

Local families and visitors to Berkeley Springs were introduced to a park full of emergency vehicles, first responders showing off their equipment and several attention-grabbing demonstrations on Saturday, June 13. More...

News

REAL: Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

I’m sure there are many things you know about West Virginia.  We’re the northernmost southern state and the southernmost northern state.  We’re the heart of the states, east of the Mississippi.  We were born out of th More...

W.Va. drivers can now use digital proof of insurance

West Virginia drivers will now have the option to show digital proof of insurance.  The new law took effect June 11. Passed by the West Virginia Legislature during the 2015 regular session, the new law (S.B. More...

Ride for Fallen Service Heroes raises $35K in inaugural ride

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Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301 More...

Obituaries

Roy S. Crain

1947-2015

Roy Steve Crain, 67, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at his home.  Born December 29, 1947 in Ypsilanti, Mich., he was the son of the late Arnold Carlston and Della Ermine Russell Crain.  He was a Baptist.  He served in More...

Esther M. Simmons

1923-2015

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Preston L. Schoentube

1941-2015

Preston Louis “P.L.” Schoentube, 73, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, June 5, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital.  Born June 21, 1941 in Staten Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Louis and Irene Hohenstein Schoentube.  He was a m More...

Sports

Lady Indians Softball Team final season stats

The Berkeley Springs High School softball season has been over for a couple of weeks.  The team was third in the Class AAWV State Softball Championships and were selected as the winners of the Sportmanship Award at the state tournament as well.& More...

Indians Baseball final statistics

Final stats of the offensive leaders from the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Baseball Team   More...

4-H bikers roll through Morgan County during heat wave

Cycling through one of the hottest days so far in 2015, bicyclists from 4-H arrived at the Morgan County WVU Extension Office around lunchtime on Thursday, June 11. More...