March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School board okays proposed levy rates

The Morgan County School Board approved adopting the same proposed regular state school levy and special levy rates for Fiscal Year 2017 as they approved for the last two fiscal years.  More...

Opinions

Heed the call for sense, restraint

County officials should have plenty to think about after the first two of three public hearings about the county’s ambulance fee. More...

Call it spring, but that’s snow!

Spring brings abrupt changes, especially around here. Sunday was the first day of the new season, and brought snow to Morgan County’s highest elevations. More...

Proud of hospital

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Obituaries

CW4 Paul R. Mellott

1926-2016

CW4 Paul Richard Mellott, U.S. Army (Ret), age 89, died on March 17, 2016 at Homewood at Crumland Farms, in Frederick, Md., where he was currently residing. More...

Rev. Albert L. Clipp

1947-2016

Rev. Albert Linden Clipp, 68, of Martinsburg, died at Berkeley Medical Center on Sunday, March 20, 2016.  He was born on April 10, 1947 in Hagerstown, Md., son of Myra Ruth Snyder and the late Thomas C. More...

James A. Stevens

1921-2016

James Anthony Stevens, 94, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.  Born September 19, 1921 in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Luigi Isidoro and Florence Dilorenzo Isidoro.  He More...

Sports

Indians Baseball winless after first week

The Berkeley Springs High School Baseball Team is 0-2 after an 11-8 loss to Martinsburg in their opening game of the season, and a 6-2 loss to Frankfort at home. More...

Lady Indians start season 2-0

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Softball Team is starting their season off on a good note with a 2-0 record after sweeping Frankfort.  The Lady Indians braved the chilly weather last Thursday, March 17 to play a double header against th More...

Regional Math Field day

The 28 top place winners in the Morgan County Math Field Day, grades four-12, attended the Regional Math Field Day event at Shepherd University on Monday, March 14.  More...

Suspects in break-in lead officer on high-speed chase, foot pursuit

Morgan County police have secured arrest warrants for two West Virginia men who led local police on a highspeed chase into Virginia on Saturday, March 19, following a break-in at Ridersville Cycle in Berkeley Springs.  More...

All pinked up

Despite the occasional burst of frigid wind and a few stray snowflakes that made an appearance last weekend, as March progresses the magnolia tree outside of the Morgan County Courthouse is coming ba More...

County pays $106K for building slated for demolition

Morgan County officials finalized the purchase last Thursday, March 17, of a two-story building located just north of the county courthouse. More...

News

Youngblood's collection holds more than meets the eye

Youngblood Antiques, located on Route 9 just east of Berkeley Springs has attracted a lot of tourist attention in its 30 years of business, but the store also has treasures that locals appreciate.  Owner Louie Youngblood is a collector- a collec More...

Flu, strep and stomach viruses making rounds in community and at schools

Influenza-like illness activity, strep, stomach viruses and other illness has increased in the community and at Morgan County Schools in the past few weeks.  More...

Local fire companies battle mountain fire

As has been the case several times this month, high winds created a dangerous situation on Friday afternoon when a brush fire developed into a mountain fire, causing access issues for firefighters.  At 1:30 p.m. More...

What's Happening

CAMP JOY now accepting applications

CAMP JOY is currently accepting applications from homeowners in Berkeley Springs, Great Cacapon, Hancock, Paw Paw and Warfordsburg. Applicants must own and occupy a home in need of repair, and must be lower income, elderly or disabled residents. More...

March

Thursday, March 24 – 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...

Historic Properties Workshop Scheduled

A Historic Properties Workshop sponsored by the Town of Bath Historic Landmarks Commission will be held on March 31 at 2 p.m. at the Ice House. More...

Police & Safety

CHIEF’S BRIEF

As the deadline to file our tax returns approaches, I would like to address the subject of scams, more specifically what has become known as the IRS scam.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  George C. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  March 13  Leaving the scene of a property damage accident, Johnson’s Mill Road, vehicle through a fence. More...

School News

Morgan County Schools Math Field Day event

Morgan County Schools’ annual Math Field Day competition was held on Thursday, February 4 at Warm Springs Middle School for students in grades fourth through eighth from Greenwood Elementary, Pleasant View Elementary, Paw Paw Elementary, Warm S More...

Dr. Seuss birthday celebration at Paw Paw Elementary

Students, parents, and staff prepared for the annual Dr. Seuss birthday celebration by decorating classroom doors, walls, bulletin boards, and the cafeteria. Paw Paw Elementary had 151 in attendance on March 2.  More...

Abby Cowles to compete in the United World Games in Europe

Abby Cowles, a four-year starter and team captain for the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians soccer team, will represent the USA in a U-19 soccer tournament at the United World Games in Austria this summer. More...