May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Hedgesville man charged with murder of one year old

The caregiver of a baby boy who died after being treated for severe burns over most of his body has been charged with murder in the boy’s death.  An obituary for Wesley Mowery, one year old, says the child was a resident of Berkeley Spring More...

Bath council juggles street project details

Moving forward with the Streetscape project was good news to hear at the Bath Council meeting on Tuesday, May 3.  More...

Opinions

Distracted driving is our modern threat

Editorial

News Monday of a fatal wreck involving a young Warfordsburg woman was doubly heartbreaking when police indicated she had likely been using her cell phone as the crash occurred. More...

An ounce of prevention

We’re fascinated by this curious news file photo, and wonder what year it was, along with a reason why the woman pictured was being awarded a Smokey the Bear stuffed doll. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia

May 12-14, 1921 - Bullets peppered down on about a dozen mining towns in the Matewan-Williamson area, and nonunion miners fired back, in what became known as the Battle of the Tug. Three people were shot and killed.  More...

What's Happening

NARFE May meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Morgan County Chapter 2263 will hold their monthly meeting at Cacapon State Park dining room Tuesday, May 17. More...

Berkeley Springs Lions Club Sight Awareness Campaign this weekend

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club will hold their annual “White Cane Safety and Awareness” campaign this weekend May 13-14.  More...

Fantasticks still on stage

Local young actors Aminta Ellis, Jeanine Harris and Dylan Kontra are starring in the Morgan Arts Council production of The Fantasticks, which is still on stage this weekend, including a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 15.   More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  May 1  Single vehicle crash, Cacapon Road, no injuries.  Assisted Fire Depart., Winchester Grade Road.  Assisted PA State Police More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Joseph E. Bach, 50, of Portville, N.Y. must pay a $100 fine and $165.25 in court costs and fees after pleading guilty to driving while his license was suspended. More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of April:  April 1 - Auto accident, 5400 block of Detour Road, Rescue-Engine 2, Tanker 2, BLS 2, 10 responded.  April 2 - Assisted Co. More...

School News

School board adopts 2017 Fiscal Year budget

The Morgan County School Board formally adopted their 2016-2017 Fiscal Year budget of $27,880,934 at their Monday, May 2 meeting after a scheduled public hearing on the budget. More...

Intermediate school students compete in Math Olympiads

Warm Springs Intermediate School fourth graders competed against thousands of teams across the country and the world in this year’s Math Olympiads, an international math problem-solving program. More...

Summer youth art camps

Morgan Arts Council presents two summer camps for kids age five to 14. The two-week theater camp takes place in June while the weeklong visual arts camp is held in July. More...

State voters turn out early

Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant announced that 63,205 people voted during the first seven days of West Virginia’s early voting period. More...

Heath to leave post as EDA director June 1

A day after the Morgan County Commission approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Morgan County Economic Development Authority (EDA) to outline the relationship between the two entities, EDA director Betsy Heath resigned from the post she’s he More...

First hearing held in case against woman who hit caroling teen

The woman who struck South Morgan teen Nolan Heironimus while he sang Christmas carols with his church group in December made her first appearance in open court last Friday, May 6.  Patricia Pugh, 41, of Berkeley Springs appeared with her attorn More...

News

Talk about hospital connector road, special tax district surfaces

County officials alluded last Thursday, May 5, to ongoing meetings with company officials from U.S. Silica about a right-of-way through sand mine property for a hospital connector road. More...

Public meeting for Town of Paw Paw Water Works

Downstream Strategies and Thrasher Engineering are working with the Town of Paw Paw Water Works to produce an updated Source Water Protection Plan (SWPP) for Paw Paw in compliance with Senate Bill 373.  The purposes of the meeting are to present More...

Bath to seek grant for more water pipe work

Just months after wrapping up the last phase of a public water pipe replacement project, Town of Bath officials are already seeking grant funding to further upgrade their water system. More...

Letters

Not Largent, Paw Paw

Dear Editor:  More...

Best band here

Dear Editor:  More...

Corporate mentality?

Dear Editor:  The “environmentally sensitive” Freeman Corporation, after decimating our once intact and beautiful woodland, is now chopping it up and selling it piecemeal. Such is the corporate mentality. More...

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Obituaries

Richard L. Mann

1967-2016

Richard Lee Mann, 48, of Berkeley Springs, died on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Hospice Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville.  Born September 21, 1967, he was the son of Susan Nellie Crane Mann, Berkeley Springs and the late Nelson Hunter Mann.&nb More...

Linda J. Michael

1946-2016

Linda Jean Michael, age 69, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.  Born August 2, 1946 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Russell Raymond and Eva Virginia More...

Helen M. Smith

1931-2016

Helen Marie Smith, age 84, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at The Berkeley Springs Center in Berkeley Springs.  Born August 17, 1931 in Grafton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Percy Wilbur and Nettie Mae Smith More...

Sports

Indians split doubleheader with East Hardy

One win is better than none.  The Berkeley Springs High School Baseball Team split a doubleheader with host East Hardy on Monday, May 2 in Hardy County.  The Cougars defeated the Indians 13-3 in Game one. More...

East Hardy defeats Pirates

A rough final home game for the Pirates.  The East Hardy baseball team defeated host Paw Paw 12-1 on Tuesday, May 3, in Morgan County.  The Pirates tried to keep the Cougars at bay, but the visitors took control and didn’t look back.& More...

Lady Indians fall to Petersburg 9-1

A rough way to start the postseason.  The Berkeley Springs High School Softball Team struggled against host Petersburg as the Lady Vikings defeated the Lady Indians 9-1 in the opening round of sectionals on Monday, May 2 in Grant County.  More...