January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School this week? Hard to say

Morgan County Schools closed last Friday and haven’t been open since. More...

Schools get $205K grant for pilot project

Morgan County Schools was awarded a $205,000 grant for its Social, Emotional, Academic and Learning Skills (SEALS) alternative education program to help elementary school age children with behavioral and emotional issues learn and succeed in school. More...

Opinions

Patience & help needed

Our neighbors here and across the region are still burdened with a huge cleanup job after Winter Storm Jonas blew through our lives. More...

At The Capitol

Courts settle question of State Senate vacancy, Republicans to retain control of chamber

As the 60-day legislative session moved into its second week, the main focus was not on the Senate or the House of Delegates, or even the governor’s office. More...

No popcorn, no gummy bears

Zach Sipe trekked around Berkeley Springs during this weekend’s snowstorm from his headquarters at the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Department. More...

What's Happening

Blood drive February 4

The American Red Cross Berkeley Springs Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, February 4, 1:30-7 p.m., at the American Legion, 527 N. Washington Street.  Prospective donors may call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.  More...

Miss Morgan County Scholarship program returns for seventh year

The Seventh Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 in the Connie Perry Community Auditorium at Berkeley Springs High School.  More...

January

Thursday, January 28 – 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...

Police & Safety

Dehaven sentenced to 4-20 for soliciting minor, sexual assault

Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes handed down sentences in numerous felony cases during recent court hearings.  More...

Court Report

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

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  January 17  Transport of a juvenile male to Vicki Douglas Center.  EMS assisted, Bear’s Lope Lane.  Arrest of a juvenile ma More...

School News

Honor Roll

Warm Springs Middle School Second nine weeks

“A” honor roll Sixth grade – Madison Adams, Jaidallyn Andrews, Katelyn Beresic, Virginia Burns, William Caldwell, Cadence Carpenter, Hudson Clement, Trista Cross, Jada Dean, Harly Didawick, Haden Fincham, Ethan Fulton, Caden Gates, More...

Treasurer’s “When I Grow Up” contest

Elementary school students from around the state have the chance to win up to $5,000 in higher education expenses as State Treasurer John Perdue and The Hartford conduct the ninth annual SMART529 When I Grow Up student and teacher essay contest.  More...

Dean’s List

ALLEGANY COLLEGE Allegany College of Maryland has named 284 students to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. More...

Digging is far from over

Winter Storm Jonas drops 30-40 inches of snow in two days

Dump trucks, front-end loaders and National Guard Humvees have joined snowplows on Morgan County roadways, trying to dig and shove their way through several feet of snow to reach residents this week.  More...

County Commission race attracts three

During the second week of candidate filing at the Morgan County Clerk’s office for this year’s election season, three contenders emerged for the race to fill a Morgan County Commission seat currently held by Commission President Brad Clos More...

Streetscapes bidding can proceed once state says so

At a January 19 meeting of Bath Council, Larry Lower – of the Streetscapes committee – and Mayor Scott Merki reported to council members that they had been in contact with the Department of Highways and were waiting for a verbal notice to More...

News

Dispatches from 1946

Susan Webster shared copies of The Morgan Messenger that included overseas dispatches written by her father, Sterling Webster, from one of several tours of duty with the U.S. Army. More...

State Senate passes two bills in second week of session

The West Virginia Senate passed two bills this week and advanced several others through committee.  Passed: Senate Bill 1 – The West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act  Passed January 21, 2016, by a vote of 17-16  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   January 27, 1925 - Bernard L. Coffindaffer was born in Nicholas County. More...

Letters

Showing our best

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Appalled by cutting

Dear Editor:  I was appalled on visiting Coolfont for the first time in several months to see the devastation of the beautiful woods on both sides of Cold Run Valley Road. More...

Obituaries

Wayne A. Brown

Wayne A. Brown, 67, of Paw Paw, died Saturday, January 23, 2016.  Arrangements are incomplete at press time and under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw.   More...

Lester L. Guillard, Jr.

1941-2016

Lester Lawrence “Larry” Guillard, Jr., 74, of Williamsport, Md., died Monday, January 18, 2016 at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md.  Born August 17, 1941 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lester Lawrence and M. More...

Mark Edward Griffith

Mark Edward Griffith, 62, of Belle, passed away on the evening of January 6, 2016 after his long fight with pancreatic cancer. More...

Sports

Lady Pirates 1-9

Paw Paw High School’s Girls Varsity Basketball team is still looking for its second win of the season.  This week the Lady Pirates were defeated by East Hardy 73-24, and Mountain View Christian Academy 50-22.  East Hardy  Paw Paw More...

Berkeley Springs High School Wrestling Team goes 3-0 at home

The Berkeley Springs High School Wrestling Team hosted Moorefield, Hyndman Charter and St. James on Wednesday, January 20.  The Indians were 3-0 on the evening, defeating Moorefield 54-11, Hyndman Charter 48- 12 and St. More...

Indians fall to Petersburg

The Berkeley Springs High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team traveled to Petersburg to take on the Vikings on Thursday, January 2. More...