July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pipe work to head north

Traffic delays on U.S. 522 in both directions are likely to continue this week, as work on the water line replacement project for the Berkeley Springs Waterworks is expected to move north.  More...

Town grants limited access to water account info.

Debate over the legal release of public information was the main subject at a special Town of Bath water meeting on Monday, July 6, after county resident Greg Wolfe filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Town of Bath for all names More...

Former county assessor dies after Florida crash

A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of former Morgan County Assessor Gary Goller last Thursday, July 2 in Citrus Springs, Fla.  More...

Opinions

A real treat

Last Friday’s Independence Day fireworks display at Widmyer Elementary sure put a smile on people’s faces. Those who made the show possible deserve a pat on the back. More...

Digging work

Between the water pipe project and improvements at the B&O train depot, folks have seen a lot of excavation equipment around Berkeley Springs lately. More...

After the 4th of July

Fourth of July brings back childhood memories of watching fireworks in the distance over Pittsburgh’s skyline from our front porch. More...

Obituaries

Roger E. Leasure

1948-2015

Roger Eugene “Pops” Leasure, age 66, of Warfordsburg died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md.  Born August 16, 1948 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of Betty Jane Hixon Leasure of Warfordsb More...

Mary M. Munson

1920-2015

Mary Magdeline Munson, 94, formerly of Hancock and a resident of Berkeley Springs Rehab & Nursing, Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, July 2, 2015.  Born September 16, 1920 in Little Orleans, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Que More...

Norma Householder

1926-2015

Norma McDaniel Householder, 89, of Berkeley County, W.Va., died on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Englewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Florida.  Born March 20, 1926 in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clay Homer More...

Sports

Morgan County will host all-star game

Morgan County Little League will host the 2015 Intermediate (50/70) WV State Baseball All-Star Tournament on July 10, 11 and 12 at the Morgan County Ball Park.  District 6 winner Morgan County Little League verses District 1 winner Huntington.&n More...

Youth Football League Summer Camp & Registration

by Jamie Harris  The Berkeley Springs Youth Football League Wolves will be holding a football camp July 9 and 10 at the practice field by the Berkeley Springs High School softball field.  The camp will be ran by the Berkeley Springs High Sc More...

Morgan County Little League 50/70 All-Stars

Morgan County Little League 50/70 All-Stars, front row, left to right: Coach Dylan Spielman, Ethan Barkley, Derek Stotler, Colby Farris, Luke Spielman, Cole Morris and Sam Ambrose. More...

Ford leaves EDA seat for planning board

Citing frustration with the Morgan County Economic Development Authority and a desire not to serve with at least one of its board members, Commissioner Bob Ford gave up his appointed seat on the EDA recently and swapped those duties with Commission P More...

Lyme disease cases on the upswing

Lyme disease cases are on the increase locally and Lyme disease season is now in full swing. More...

New town council sworn in

He raised his hand and said, “I solemnly swear to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of West Virginia. I will faithfully discharge the duties of this office to the best of my ability.”   More...

Fireworks return for July 4th

An Independence Day fireworks show in Berkeley Springs More...

News

Country Treasures brings country home

In the woods and mountains of West Virginia, the country rustic decoration scene is alive and well. June Brown knows this well, and has been scratching that itch since April at Country Treasures on U.S. More...

U.S. Silica seeking renewal of quarry permit

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is seeking written comments now on an application by U.S. Silica to renew their five-year quarry permit for mining activity in Morgan County.  More...

2015 Morgan County Fair

Something for everyone

Celebrating its 15th year, the Morgan County Fair has something for everyone. Don’t miss a minute of this fun filled weekend and all the activities that lead up to the Fair proper. More...

What's Happening

WV Majority Leader to speak at free event

The Potomac Patriots of Morgan County will meet at Angus and Ale Restaurant in Berkeley Springs, Thursday, July 16 from 6:30-8 p.m.  More...

Kanawha Tradition kicks off Concerts in the Park 29th season on July 11

Kanawha Tradition kicks off the 29th season of Morgan Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park with a performance on Saturday, July 11, 5:30 p.m. More...

July

Thursday, July 9 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Veterans’ business fee waiver now available

Effective July 1, veterans wanting to start a new business in West Virginia will get a break in the up-front, administrative costs to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  June 28  EMS assisted, Mitter Lane.  Tractor-trailer struck Sheetz sign, Valley Road, no injuries.  Arrest of Jason Anthony Davis More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Honor Roll

Berkeley Springs High School Fourth Nine Weeks

“A” honor roll  More...

2015 Morgan County Schools retirees

Morgan County Schools retirees for the 2014-2015 school year were honored at a June 9 event at Cacapon State Park. More...

Dean’s List

WEST LIBERTY  West Liberty University announces its Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during Spring Semester 2015. More...