July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Morgan County Fair kicks off

Craft projects, art, vegetables, baked goods and a wide variety of family-friendly activities will be part of the 15th annual Morgan County Fair that kicks off this Friday, July 24.  More...

Opinions

Go to the Fair!

This weekend’s Morgan County Fair is a must-see for both residents and visitors alike. It’s one of those rare events that showcases the real variety and depth of our community all in one place. Plus, it’s free. More...

May we help you?

Betty Spitzer and two other unidentified folks appear in this file photo from a local bank. The undated picture appears to be from the 1960s. Who might the other bank workers be? More...

IN THE WILD

One Big Copperhead

I made a quick trip to our cabin this past weekend to feed the birds and check the photos on our remote cameras. More...

What's Happening

Free poetry contest

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered by the Famous Poets. There are 50 prizes in all totaling more than $4,000. More...

Critton Hollow String Band performs in the park

Celebrating 40 years of performing and recording, the Critton Hollow String Band brings fiddle tunes, harmonized ballads and traditional and contemporary folk songs to Morgan Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park, Saturday, July 25, 5:30 p.m. More...

July

Thursday, July 23 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – Past Matrons, Past Patrons – AA, St. More...

Sports

Dr. Thomas Leslie has fun fishing out west and in faraway places

Berkeley Springs dentist Dr. Thomas Leslie has enjoyed a number of fly fishing excursions for trout in the western United States and Canada with friends. More...

Chip Shots

More WVU football

Big 12 Football Media Days began Monday in Dallas. This is a two-day event where the coach and several players from all 10- conference schools go to Texas and hang out with members of the media for a couple days.  More...

Irish Road Bowling winners

Irish Road Bowling was held Saturday, July 18 at Cacapon State Park with 16 teams entering.  More...

“Church ladies” launch local-themed 2016 calendar

Local women from the Unity Church congregation in Berkeley Springs had a blast creating and posing for their Bertha & Ethel’s Church Ladies Scrapbook Calendar 2016. More...

Lost hiker turns up in Cacapon State Park after 4-hour search

A pleasant Sunday morning hike at Cacapon State Park turned into an ordeal for a 63-year-old resident that wound up lost in the park on a day where temperatures hit around 95 degrees.  More...

News

Joe & his radio shop

When we ran last week’s story about the closure of Joe’s Radio Shop after 67 years in business, we didn’t have a clear photo of Joe Youngblood, the fellow who started it all. More...

Stink bug research open house

There will be demonstrations of the stink bug research at Redbud Farm on Tuesday, July 28, from 5-8 p.m.  More...

Wind Dance Farm boys overnight camp

Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center Overnight Boy Campers removed an invasive species, Spotted Knapweed and then made journal covers from the weeds. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

July 24, 1919 - Sam Taylor of Mercer County took the oath to become a member of the West Virginia State Police, the first person to do so. More...

Obituaries

Helen J. Ruppenthal

1923-2015

Helen Jean Ruppenthal, 92, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Berkeley Springs Rehab & Nursing.  Helen was born on July 8, 1923 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., the daughter of the late John M. More...

Paul G. Pittman

1928-2015

Paul Glen Pittman, 87, of Needmore, Pa., died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.  Born May 5, 1928, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., he was the son of the late Virgil Wilson and Etta Margarete Miller Pittman.  More...

Larna J. Powell

1951-2015

Larna Jane Powell, 64, of Paw Paw, died Friday, July 17, 2015 at Western Maryland Regional Health Center in Cumberland, Md.  She was born March 23, 1951 in Berkeley Springs and was the daughter of the late George Denton Powell and Juanita Corbet 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:  Sunday, July 12  Destruction of property, Johnsons Mill Road.  Alarm, Bradley Brook Lane, secure.  Battery complaint taken in off More...

On the public docket

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

How to contact Morgan County officials

Morgan County Commission  77 Fairfax Street, Room 101, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, phone: 304-258-8540.  Commissioner Brad Close, phone: 304-867-3140. Email: bclose@morgancountywv.gov.  More...

School News

Students participate in pilot watershed

The Friends of the Cacapon River, the Warm Springs Watershed Association, and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition implemented the first phase of OneWatershed during the week of July 13 – a youth-driven media outreach project to increase the numb More...

School board advisory committee and organizational assignments stay the same

The Morgan County School Board tabled doing their annual organizational designations and advisory committee appointments at their July 14 meeting. They decided to review them next year after the elections. More...

Immunization requirements for 7th and 12th graders

Students entering seventh and 12th grades in West Virginia are required to have the following shots before they can begin classes:  • Seventh graders must show proof of a dose of Tdap vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and More...