February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fundraiser for Heironimus family raises more than $10K

The members and supporters of the South Morgan County Volunteer Fire Department hosted a benefit bingo to raise funds in support of the Heironimus family on Sunday, January 17. More...

Area firefighters respond to conveyor belt fire at U.S. Silica

Firefighters from four states responded to a conveyor belt fire at the U.S. Silica sand mines in Berkeley Springs late Friday night, and fire operations shut down U.S. 522 for around an hour and a half. More...

Opinions

Wanted: new ideas

Nobody ever said the lawmaking process was a thrill, but the first wave of bills being thrown around the West Virginia Legislature shows a real lack of imagination.  More...

Labor, wage bills dominate third week of legislative session

At The Capitol

Legislation to make West Virginia a “right-to-work” state (Senate Bill 1) and to repeal the state’s 81-year-old Prevailing Wage Act (House Bill 4005) remained in the spotlight in the third week of the 2016 legislative session. More...

Is baseball season here yet?

Hard to believe if you look out the window, but baseball and softball seasons aren’t too far off now. This photo turned up from last year’s opening day of Morgan County Little League. More...

What's Happening

Free Open Mic Night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring their Free Open Mic Night Friday, February 5, 6:30-10 p.m.  This monthly event is hosted by local musician, Adam Keeling, and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. More...

Local auctioneer wins highest achievement award

The Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association (PAA) awarded Auctioneer of the Year to Matthew Hurley of Hurley Auctions at this year’s 68th Annual Conference and Convention in Harrisburg, Pa. More...

Session here on current scams

A consumer representative from the West Virginia Attorney General’s office will conduct mobile office hours in February throughout the Eastern Panhandle.  The office representative will educate consumers on the latest scams in their area a More...

Sports

Lady Pirates defeated by Valley Wetzel

The Lady Pirates Basketball team of Paw Paw High School hosted Valley Wetzel as part of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 30.  Paw Paw was defeated 16- 71, bringing their record to 1- 11 on the season.  More...

Indians finish 8-2 at Viking Smash

After a week off of school due to Winter Storm Jonas, the Berkeley Springs High School Wrestling team traveled to Petersburg to compete in the annual Viking Smash on Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30.  The Indians finished 8-2 on the weeken More...

Lady Indians defeat Paw Paw 57-24

The Berkeley Springs Girls Varsity Basketball team hosted the Lady Pirates of Paw Paw High School in their second meeting of the season on Monday, February 1.  The Lady Indians defeated Paw Paw 57-24, bringing their record to 5-10, and Paw Paw&r More...

Cacapon River flood warning continues

The National Weather Service flood warning for the Cacapon River was extended at 9:25 a.m. this morning.  The flood warning continues until late tonight.  Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast through this evening.  More...

Race is on for county, judicial offices

The official filing period to become a candidate for the 2016 election ended on January 31. During the final week of filing, several candidates emerged for local offices.  More...

Cacapon River flood warning

At 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, February 2, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Cacapon River near Great Cacapon from Tuesday morning until late Tuesday night. The river level was at 9.5 feet at 6 a.m. More...

Snow crushes greenhouse; lettuce crop tossed

A brand-new 160-foot-long commercial greenhouse in Morgan County was one of the casualties of the last week’s major snowstorm.  Paul Mock discovered the damage on Saturday, January 23, as he started to plow snow from around his greenhouse More...

News

Town of Bath accepting bids for Streetscapes project

The Town of Bath received a notice to proceed to construction on the Washington and Fairfax Streetscapes and Fairfax Street resurfacing project on Friday, January 29.  Town officials have been involved in back and forth conversations with the We More...

Cowles introduces bill to license UBER, other rideshare options, in state

West Virginia citizens, business travelers, tourists, and others may soon be able to use safe, reliable, transportations options like UBER and LYFT. More...

IN THE WILD

by Dan Stiles Wildlife Biologist

Our Ash Trees   More...

Letters

Deter dog fighting

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Unions saved capitalism

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Community mobility

Dear Editor:  The health of a community depends on the viability of its infrastructure. It is of vital importance that we understand that we are connected to and interdependent on our neighboring states for work.  More...

Police & Safety

Maryland man sentenced for orchestrating heroin network

Brian Alexander Hall, 27, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced on Monday, February 1, to 100 months in prison for leading a multi-state heroin distribution network, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  January 24  Unattended death, Spring Street, no foul play suspected.  Limited patrol activity due to snow storm.  January 25  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Janet E. Thomas, 59, of Berkeley Springs must pay a $100 fine after pleading guilty to a cell phone violation. More...

School News

Art class 2 collages

Extra collage panels of inspirational quotes made by Berkeley Springs High School art teacher Lisa Wilder’s art 2 class line the other high school cafeteria wall. More...

Berkeley Springs High School showcases school successes and needs

Berkeley Springs High School shared its pride in its achievements and students during its local school improvement council (LSIC) presentation at the January 19 Morgan County School Board meeting that was held at the school. More...

Running clinics

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella will be conducting monthly Running Clinics at The Wellness Center at Berkeley Medical Center.  The next clinic will be Friday, February 19 from 5-6 p.m.  More...