September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health officials say flu vaccine should be more effective this year

Since flu season is right around the corner, public health officials are urging nearly everyone to get their annual seasonal flu vaccine if they haven’t already done so.  The Centers For Disease Prevention and Control recommends that every More...

“Psych” star welcomed Starliper to Hollywood  Free Access 

Becca Starliper likes a good mystery. And a little deceit. Starliper got a taste of both last month when she visited Hollywood to meet her favorite actor, James Roday – the star of the TV series “Psych.” More...

Opinions

Farm to School move creates jobs, improves student nutrition

October is National Farm to School month (#F2SMonth). “Farm to School” refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat.  More...

Correction

In last week’s edition of The Morgan Messenger, the Master Gardeners article was written by Jaanine Glascock.   More...

Letters

Settling lunch debt

Dear Editor:  According to John Z. “J.Z.” Webster, he doesn’t have a problem with families that need help (in reference to over $116,000 still owed the county for school lunches). More...

Proud of team

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Free open mic night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring their Free Open Mic Night Friday, October 2, 6:30-10 p.m.  This monthly event is hosted by local musician, Jim Salman, and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. More...

Harvest Party in Paw Paw

The Paw Paw Park committee will host a Harvest Party on Saturday, October 3, 4-7 p.m. at the town park.  There will be a pumpkin decorating contest, a coloring contest and an apple eating contest. More...

Annual Apple Trample 5k

It’s time to get ready for the 36th Annual Apple Trample 5k on Saturday, October 17. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Ricky L. Sirbaugh, Jr., 24, of Great Cacapon was sentenced to 30 days in the Eastern Regional Jail and must pay a fine of $200 and $285.25 in court costs after pleading guilty to DUI first offense. More...

Court Report

Municipal Judge Thomas Panebianco presided over recent hearings in the Town of Bath municipal court.  August sentences from Judge Thomas Panebianco:  More...

On the public docket

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

Judge sides with county planners in Dollar General waiver suit

Morgan County Planner Alma Gorse notified county officials this morning, Thursday, October 1, that a Morgan County Circuit Court judge has issued a ruling in their favor in a civil land-planning suit.   More...

McCoy sentenced to 40 years for murder

In a courtroom crowded with family members, Wesley McCoy, 26, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced yesterday, Tuesday, September 29, to 40 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Justin Buell in August 2014.  McCoy’s family reacted wi More...

Forest fire season starts October 1

Morgan County 9-1-1 Dispatchers are asking the public to remain mindful of West Virginia Forest Fire Laws and to report their controlled burns.  More...

News

Berkeley Club fires up new bottling line for growing market

In an effort to capture a different niche in the growing bottled water industry, Berkeley Springs Water made a move this summer to add “manufacturer” to their business profile.  More...

WV Herb Assoc. to host medical marijuana speaker

Former state delegate and environmental consultant Mike Manypenny will speak on Medical Marijuana in West Virginia at the West Virginia Herb Association’s Fall Festival October 9-10 at Jackson’s Mill in Lewis County.  More...

Oakland bridge reopened

After being closed for construction since May, the bridge on Oakland Rd.-one mile east of 522- was reopened on August 28. Work included the total replacement of an aging bridge. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Sure Signs of fall

Why are there so few stinkbugs these days? I remember in the fall three years ago when if we left a window or door open, dozens of stinkbugs quickly entered our home and cabin, and crawled around looking for a quiet place to spend the winter. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

Obituaries

John D. Rankin

1933-2015

John David Rankin, age 82, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.  Born March 19, 1933 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Russell Edward and Clara Elsie Bish More...

Michael S. Hill

1961-2015

Michael Scott Hill, 54, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Medstar ICU, Washington, D.C.  Born June 17, 1961 in Romney, he was the son of Clara Edith Hargley Hill, Berkeley Springs and the late Reynolds Hill.  He was More...

Ronald Lee Sauer

1948-2015

Ronald Lee Sauer, 67, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born April 17, 1948 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Frederick August and Anita Elizabeth Craf More...

Sports

Indians edge Wildcats for first win of the season

The Berkeley Springs Indians earned a 14-13 win over the Williamsport Wildcats on Friday, September 25 varsity football match-up at Berkeley Springs High School.  More...

Pirates and Indians compete at Berkeley Springs Invitational

On Saturday, September 26 the Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country team hosted the Berkeley Springs Invitational. Both the Indians of Berkeley Springs and the Pirates of Paw Paw High School participated in the event. More...

Chip Shots

Let the games begin   More...