February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Boyce brings varied background as new Assistant Prosecutor

Morgan County’s new Assistant Prosecutor is a recent graduate of WVU’s College of Law, but Ray Boyce brings some unusual experience to the job. More...

Spring fire season starts March 1

The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that restricted burning regulations are effective from next Tuesday, March 1 through May 31. Outdoor burning is prohibited from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor burning is allowed from 5 p.m. More...

Opinions

Fee question is overdue

Last week’s decision by the Morgan County Commission to consider changes to the ambulance fee have gotten citizens worked up, and with good reason. More...

A winning agent

County Agent H.C.C. Willey was the man of the hour in this photo, found in our newspaper archives. He was being honored as the 1952 County Agent Contest for Grassland Improvement in West Virginia. More...

Are budget cuts the answer?

With a $430 million budget gap pending in the 2016-17 state budget, and little progress so far on tax increase proposals by Gov. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Suet  You can be sure many species of wild birds, especially right now, are thrilled to find some readily available suet.  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   February 24, 1918 - Judge Kenneth Keller ‘‘K. K.’’ Hall was born at Greenview, Boone County. More...

Obituaries

Emily F. Miner

1919-2016

Emily Frances Miner, 96, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Williamsport Assisted Living.  Born November 16, 1919 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ottie Shade Michael.  She was preceded in More...

Albert P. Qualls, Sr.

1925-2016

Albert P. Qualls, Sr., of Cross Junction, Va., died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg.  He was born January 23, 1925 in Mobile, Ala.  He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Charlotte Hlista Qualls.  More...

Virginia K. Ruleman

Virginia K. McManus Ruleman, 77, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at University of Maryland Hospital Havre de Grace.  Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Virginia K. Cooper. More...

Sports

Nine Indian wrestlers qualify for States

The Berkeley Springs High School Wrestling team traveled to Frankfort last weekend to compete in the AA-A Region two wrestling tournament. After two days of wrestling, nine Indians qualified for the State Championships.  More...

Indians defeat Paw Paw and Bishop Walsh

The Berkeley Springs High School Boys Varsity Basketball team went 2-1 this week, with victories over Paw Paw and Bishop Walsh and a loss to Clear Spring. With one week left in the season, the Indians record is now 10-11.  Paw Paw   More...

Chip Shots

WVU football   More...

Local real estate agents optimistic about 2016

It’s not exactly uncommon to see for sale signs up and down any street in America. More...

26th Annual Water Tasting this weekend

The 26th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes more than 100 waters from across the country and around the globe on Saturday, February 27 at The Country Inn. More...

Mother charged in child neglect case

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who was reportedly locked in an outdoor shed for more than 12 hours over the course of several days earlier this month has been charged with felony child neglect causing injury or creating the risk of injury in the ca More...

News

Sen. Manchin reads stories of addiction, loss in U.S. Senate

During recent Senate hearings, Senator Joe Manchin (DWV) has read letters from West Virginians who have suffered personally from a rising trend of prescription drug abuse. More...

Morris withdraws from Commission race

One of four candidates who filed to run for Morgan County Commission has withdrawn from the race.  The Morgan County Clerk’s office received a Notice of Withdrawal of Candidacy on Wednesday, February 10, from Leslie “Les” Morri More...

Free seminar on conservation easements, taxes and estate planning

A workshop titled “Conservation Easements, Taxes and Estate Planning” will be held at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, 101 W. More...

Letters

Subsidizing employers

Dear Editor:  More...

Fee is a bargain

Dear Editor:  The existing fee for emergency services is a bargain. More...

Studying W.Va.

Dear Editor:  I am a fifth grade student at Cascade Christian School and I am writing a report on the state of West Virginia. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about your state. More...

What's Happening

Buzz about Berkeley Springs mounts with recent articles

Nowadays people get a lot of their news online – between online publications, articles posted on Facebook, and links forwarded through email, it’s amazing how quickly-and how far – information can spread.  More...

February

Thursday, February 25 – 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...

Unity participating in international program for peace

Unity of Berkeley Springs is participating for the fourth year in the Season for Non Violence or 64 Days for Peace. The Season is celebrated in Spiritual Centers and in cities across the globe.  More...

Police & Safety

Man arrested on child pornography charges

A Berkeley Springs man has been charged with felony possession of child pornography after Internet Crimes Against Children investigators tied him to an online sharing site where explicit videos and photos of children are passed among users.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  February 14  Neighbor dispute, Sugar Hollow Road, verbal.  Shots heard, Wilkes Street, nothing located.  Single vehicle crash, Ma More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

School News

Science grants funding hands-on learning, research at BSHS

The Berkeley Springs High School science department received over $7,000 this year from 15 different grants written by teachers for student research projects and hands-on learning.  More...

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel changes at their Thursday, February 18 special meeting:  Professional RIFs  The employment contracts of the following professional personnel were terminated and these individua More...

Greenwood Elementary continues high goals as it transitions to closing

Greenwood Elementary continues its work toward student proficiency and creating community-minded children of character as the school moves toward closing in June. It currently has 47 students. More...