March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Who pays for what? EDA & county still unsure

In a budget workshop last Thursday meant to tackle the question of budget and salary for the Morgan County Economic Development Authority, Morgan County commissioners and EDA board members stumbled again over whether the county budget would include f More...

Was it the robin snow?

Ruth Wright of Berkeley Springs sent in several photos of the snow that greeted local residents when they awoke on Sunday morning, March 6. More...

Opinions

Coming through!!!

Warren Buzzerd, longtime publisher and editor of The Morgan Messenger, wasn’t one to sit around when there was work to be done. That was especially true if a tractor could be involved. More...

Session winds down with major bill defeats

At The Capitol

As the 2016 regular session of the Legislature moved toward its final days, the next to the last week of the session was notable for the defeat of two major bills.  More...

Wish I’d said that

The thing a man does practically believe (and this is often enough without asserting it even to himself, much less to others), the thing a man does practically lay to heart, and know for certain concerning his vital relations to this mysterious unive More...

What's Happening

Boy Scouts name Glenn Ryburn Morgan County Citizen of the Year

The Potomac District of the Shenandoah Council of Boy Scouts of America named Glenn Ryburn as the 2016 Morgan County Citizen of the Year. More...

March

Thursday, March 10 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Petapalooza Dance

The Humane Society of Morgan County and BlackCat Music Shop are sponsoring the 2016 Petapalooza Dance and Fund Raiser Saturday, March 19 at the American Legion Hall in Berkeley Springs.  Light refreshments provided, cash bar, silent auction.&nbs More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

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Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: February 28 Single vehicle crash, Martinsburg Road, one injured. Arrest of Timothy S. Laing, 32, D.U.I. Reckless driving complaint, Highland Ridge. More...

Parking lot crash injures one

One woman was hospitalized last Thursday afternoon as a result of a four-vehicle collision in the Food Lion parking lot in Berkeley Springs.  According to police documents, Janet Wernsdorfer, 78, of Berkeley Springs was driving her passenger car More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Shepherd students receive awards

Shepherd University students won prizes for research papers they wrote on the issue of congressional term limits for a competition open to all Shepherd students and sponsored by the Glen Burnie, Maryland-based Congressional Term Limits Foundation.&nb More...

Berkeley Springs High School presents “Alice in Wonderland”

The Berkeley Springs High School Drama Department will present “Alice in Wonderland” March 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Local events for National Nutrition Month

The following events are being hosted by local groups to mark the designation of March as National Nutrition Month and the week of March 20-26 as Morgan County Sardine Club Week:  Morgan County Library will host a reception for ”sardine&rd More...

Fire company defends house siren

After exhaustive efforts to battle a brush fire that raged on Monday and Tuesday of last week in Morgan County, members of the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company attended Tuesday’s Town of Bath Council Meeting to defend the use of their ho More...

Commission considers budget requests

Morgan County officials have begun work on the 2016-2017 budget, and asked elected officials to present budgetary requests for their offices at the Thursday, March 3 County Commission meeting.  Commissioners will sign a county budget later this More...

School revenue down from last year

As school board officials prepare to face even tighter budget preparations for next year, they received less than encouraging news during a mid-year financial report from Treasurer Ann Bell on March 1.  More...

News

J. Warren Buzzerd

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Correction

In last week’s story about a February 29 brush fire, we incorrectly reported that Clyde Somers offered the use of his heavy equipment to fight the fire. More...

Who were the hunters? And were they Michigan deer?

Richard Michael was looking to find out who the hunters in this photo might be when he brought it into the Messenger office recently. He suspects the man on the left is Bill Hunter. More...

Letters

Inspired & puzzled

Dear Editor:  Two letters and one particular article caught my eye in the February 17 edition of The Morgan Messenger.  More...

Driven to Scream

Dear Editor:  The work of the 2016 West Virginia legislature, including the votes cast by Delegate Cowles and Senator Trump, could well have driven the artist Edvard Munch to paint “The Scream.”  Harold and Jan Bright  Larg More...

Obituaries

James Warren Buzzerd

1932-2016

James Warren Buzzerd, 83, died Monday, March 7, 2016, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville.  The son of James Simeon Buzzerd and Margaret duFief Buzzerd, he was born in Hagerstown, Md., on August 16, 1932.  More...

Dorothy P. Griffith

1934-2016

Dorothy Patricia Griffith, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville.  Born in Baltimore, Md. July 10, 1934, daughter of the late Harry Mullin, Jr. More...

Donald R. Machamer

1932-2016

Donald Ray Machamer, 83, of Delaplane, Va. and formerly of Paw Paw, died Monday, February 15, 2016 at Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center, Haymarket, Va.  Born May 14, 1932 in Newburg, he was the son of the late James E. Machamer and Ila B. More...

Sports

Indians suffer sectional loss to Frankfort

In their final game of the season, the Berkeley Springs High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team faced Frankfort in the first round of sectional playoffs. The Indians were defeated 84-73, ending their season.  More...

Renegades end regular season 13-3

The Renegades that play in the Rec. League in Inwood finished their season with a record of 13-3. The Renegades lost to M&B Ballers 25-16.  More...

Chip Shots

Farewell  More...