September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

ATM thieves plead

Two men pled guilty last Tuesday, August 25 in Morgan County Circuit Court to the January 2015 theft of a bank ATM machine from the Bank of Romney in Paw Paw.  More...

Recycling center to cut Monday hours

Starting later this month, Morgan County’s recycling center will cut a day from their operating schedule in an effort to balance out lower funding at the site.  Board members with the Solid Waste Authority announced the move on Monday, say More...

Officers swim across river to rescue ailing boater

A dramatic water rescue took place along the Cacapon River last Tuesday evening when a Maryland man suffered an unknown medical emergency and fell out of his canoe into the water and was in danger of drowning.  More...

News

Life in a railroad family

Russell Rankin of Morgan County worked as a freight and station master for the B&O Railroad from 1916 to 1961, mainly in Berkeley Springs. Many of his years were spent at the town train depot, under renovation right now.  More...

Panorama marks first decade with honors

For the past decade, Panorama at the Peak owners Leslie Hotaling and Patti Miller have been serving up local food on the north face of Cacapon Mountain. The couple runs the restaurant once widely known as the Panorama Steakhouse.  More...

Groom bitten by snake at state park

A man visiting Cacapon State Park ended up at the hospital on his wedding day when he was bitten in the hand by a presumed copperhead outside a cabin at the park.  The wedding party was playing an outdoor game before dark and the man reached dow More...

Letters

“Do Your Best” in September

Dear Editor:  September, with the habit to “Do Your Best” and the color “Award Gold,” is the start of our new school/community wide initiative “12 Habits for Wonderful People.” Throughout Warm Springs Middle S More...

Other train depots

Dear Editor:  I noticed that there was still room for ideas about what to do with the restored railroad station in Berkeley Springs.  A few years ago I was invited to make a presentation in Everett, Pa. at their restored Railroad Museum. More...

What's Happening

ISC to hold Chesapeake Night

The Interfaith Service Coalition (ISC) will hold a “Chesapeake Night” on Saturday, September 19, 5-9 p.m. at the Berkeley Springs Moose Lodge.  A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. More...

Historic evening in Berkeley Springs

The second annual Historic Gala for the Museum of the Berkeley Springs is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16. Music, prizes and refreshments will add to conversations with historical characters like 19th century bathkeeper John Davis.  More...

September

Thursday, September 3 – 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

Man charged in August chainsaw, tool thefts

A Berkeley Springs man accused of breaking into a workshop and work trailer has been arrested and charged with grand larceny.  Cody A. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports:  August 16  Abandoned vehicle on private property, Valley Road, open investigation.  Alarm, Warm Springs Way, secure.  Destruction of property, A More...

Magistrates Report

Andy J. McCauley, Jr., 37, of Martinsburg was sentenced to 10 days in the Eastern Regional Jail and must pay a $200 fine and $285.25 in court costs after pleading guilty to DUI first offense. More...

School News

School board briefs

The Morgan County School Board took action on a variety of issues at their mid-August meeting.  Next Gen standards  More...

Bus routes still being adjusted as students settle into school year

Morgan County School Superintendent David Banks said that every year at the beginning of the school year they get a lot of phone calls about bus issues.  He took time at the August 18 school board meeting to explain how issues occur and how they More...

Settlement checks headed to former students

Attorneys associated with a class-action suit against Mountain State University have said checks that are part of an $18.5 million settlement with the school should go out to students beginning this week.  More...

Police investigate Hunter’s B&E

Employees of Hunter’s Hardware opened up Monday, August 31, to find that the glass top of a gun display case had been smashed in during the weekend, and one of the large plate glass windows facing U.S. 522 was broken into shards.  More...

Park Homecoming event this Sunday

The 19th Annual Homecoming to benefit Cacapon State Park will be held this Sunday, September 6 at the park’s bandstand area.  Organized by the Cacapon State Park Foundation the event is free and open to the public.  More...

Morning grind

A masonry contractor grinds old mortar out from between the bricks of the former Joe’s Radio Shop on Congress Street last Wednesday morning in preparation for repointing the building’s ex More...

Crossroads Weekend  Free Access 

Tournament fishing was a favorite pastime for Swaim  Free Access 

Fishing has long been one of the prime area pastimes for many.  Residents and visitors enjoy it while relaxing with family or friends, while others compete for top honors through area fishing clubs. More...

Opinions

What’s my job again?

The Kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples has reached a kind of celebrity status, despite the fact that the Supreme Court has refused to back her up. More...

Made in the shade

When the heat kicks in, there’s nothing like a patch of shade to ease the day, this pup found. Christi Stewart-Brown entered the snapshot in the 2015 Morgan County Photo Contest. More...

Wish I’d said that

Congress is so strange…a man gets up to speak and says nothing…nobody listens…and then everybody disagrees.  —Will Rogers (1879-1935)  American cowboy, performer, writer  If you find a “Wish I’d More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   September 2, 1722 - Frontiersman William Crawford was born in present Jefferson County. More...

An Alaska Adventure

IN THE WILD

In November 1989, my friend Jim Miller, then the National Program Leader of the Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialists, and I visited the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. More...

Obituaries

Cathy M. Waugh

1950-2015

Cathy Marie Waugh, 65, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born May 22, 1950 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of John E. More...

Terry W. Hepburn

1950-2015

Terry Wroth Hepburn, 65, of Columbia, Md. and formerly of Hancock, died Monday, August 24, 2015.  He was born in Hagerstown Hospital, the son of the late Edward Wroth Hepburn and Olive Dillon Hepburn.  More...

Mary L. Butman

1938-2015

Mary Louise Butman, 76, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born September 9, 1938 in Waltham, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Felix and Florence Elizabeth More...

Sports

Boys tie & girls fall to Falcons in first soccer face-off

The Berkeley Springs Girls Varsity Soccer team fell to the Frankfort Falcons 1-0, while the boys ended their night with a 2-2 tie at their opening matches on Thursday, August 27.   More...

Out on a limb

Chip Shots

Well, the secrecy is almost over. This Saturday night at Milan Puskar Stadium the 2015 edition of the West Virginia University Mountaineers Football Team will be unveiled. Their opponent for the 7:30 p.m. More...

Paw Paw faces off with Berkeley Springs in meet

The Paw Paw and Berkeley Springs High School cross country teams started their seasons on Saturday, August 29 with a dual meet in Berkeley Springs, where the Indians defeated the Pirates 19 to 42. More...