October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Student’s letter puts BSHS in the running for $25K grant

Berkeley Springs High School senior Kaitlyn Hashem, featured last week on the front page of the Messenger for being a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship has drawn attention to the school’s technology challenges in the Letters to Lo More...

Zombies invaded Berkeley Springs

A hoard of zombies creeped and lurched their way down Mercer Street during the second annual Zombie Walk hosted by the Morgan County Partnership on Saturday, October 24. More...

Opinions

This Halloween & others past

Anybody who wants to dress up and get in the spirit of Halloween has ample choices this week and weekend around Morgan County. Check out our pages for all the goings-on. More...

Another fall glory

Stan Oaks snapped this shot of a blazing autumn scene in Morgan County, and shared it with us during last year’s Morgan County Photo Contest. More...

Tax reform to be challenging for WV

At The Capitol

for the West Virginia Press  Association  More...

What's Happening

Holiday Helpers 2015 Toys for Tots registration

Registration is starting soon for families who want to receive gift and food assistance during the Christmas holidays.  Applications must be completed in person and must have WV identification for person applying, Social Security card for everyo More...

Auditions for holiday play at the Ice House

The Morgan Arts Council will hold auditions for It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Play to be staged in December at the Ice House. Auditions take place Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ice House.  More...

Night at the Museum

The Museum of the Berkeley Springs will have their first "Night at the Museum" on Friday, October 30 starting at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Kasekamp first Paw Paw runner to earn spot at States

The Paw Paw High School Cross Country team competed in the WVSSAC Region II championship meet on Thursday, October 22 in Grafton.  Amanda Benson, the only girl on the line for Paw Paw, finished 53rd with a time of 29:00.  More...

Berkeley Springs Lady Indians win Region II

Shetler & Golden lead the way to States

The Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Teams competed in the WVSSAC Cross Country Regional Championship on Thursday, October 22 in Grafton. More...

Berkeley Springs defeats Paw Paw at Pink game

The Lady Pirates of Paw Paw and the Lady Indians of Berkeley Springs met for their second “pink game” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday, October 22.  Berkeley Springs won the match 3-1 (25-13, 21-25, 25- 16 & More...

Va. man gets 1-10 years for ATM theft

One of two men who confessed to stealing an ATM machine from the Bank of Romney in Paw Paw last January was sentenced in Morgan County Circuit Court for the crime on Monday, October 26.  More...

U is for unity

Warm Springs Intermediate School fourth and fifth graders spelled out “U” for Unity on Wednesday, October 21 for Unity Day. More...

Three nominated by town for EDA appointment

At their meeting on Tuesday, October 20, Bath Council nominated three individuals to be considered by the County Commissioners for appointment to the county Economic Development Authority (EDA).  Five people submitted their names and qualificati More...

News

President: Addiction is everyone’s problem

President Barack Obama made clear the reason he thinks every American, every West Virginian, every politician and every parent needs to get involved in the effort to stop drug abuse: “You don’t know if it is going to be your child.” More...

Town okays holiday season efforts

Berkeley Springs will host a Dickens of a Christmas for the third year in a row. The event is an all volunteer effort, aiming to draw people to Berkeley Springs during the holiday season. It will be held December 5-6 and 12-13.  More...

Nicholas Mokhiber completes Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

Nicholas Mokhiber, 18, of Berkeley Springs, completed a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, October 24 in Harpers Ferry.  It took Mokhiber about five months to complete a 2,192 mile hike.  More...

Police & Safety

Cocaine seized during road patrol stop

Police stopping to assist motorists in the early morning hours of Monday, October 26 ended up arresting two people and seizing roughly $1,500 worth of cocaine and 16 grams of marijuana from a car stopped along Martinsburg Road in eastern Morgan Count More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  October 18  Arrest of Tommy Lee Snyder, 27, fugitive from justice.  EMS assisted, Poole Road.  Assisted Animal Control, dog bite More...

Court Report

Municipal Judge Thomas Panebianco presided over recent hearings in the Town of Bath municipal court on Wednesday, October 21.  October sentences from Judge Thomas Panebianco:  More...