June 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Paw Paw Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Paw Paw High School 2016 Valedictorian is Devin Abe.  He is the son of Kimberly Abe and Todd Abe of Paw Paw.  During his high school career, Abe was in the National Honors Society, a member of the basketball, baseball and cross country team More...

Hinckle pleads in 2015 police cruiser theft

The Berkeley Springs man who stole a West Virginia State Police cruiser and drove away with it while handcuffed has pled no contest to charges in the case.  More...

Opinions

Still wrestling with budget obligations

News reports that state lawmakers have a budget to send to Governor Tomblin for approval should make residents relieved, until the underlying politics of the budget rise to the surface. More...

Piece of “patriotic” history

This ribbon has been among some local artifacts lent to us by a reader. The Patriotic Order of the Sons of America used George Washington’s name for a local Washington Camp No. More...

At The Capitol Budget deal still in the works

As legislators left Charleston last Friday for the long Memorial Day weekend, closing out the second week of a special session to pass the state’s 2016-17 budget, the House and Senate had inched closer to a final deal on the $4.0 billion budget More...

What's Happening

Relay for Life final planning meeting

The Relay for Life of Morgan County will be held Saturday, June 11, 12 p.m. until 12 a.m. at the Widmyer Track. The theme of this year’s relay is “Heroes of Hope.”  The Honorary Chair is Teresa Waugh of Berkeley Springs.  More...

Art from Africa at Ice House Gallery

Morgan Arts Council returns the Art Africa show to the Exhibit Gallery at the Ice House, June 3 to July 24. The public is welcome to a gala opening reception on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit is curated by Dr. More...

BlackCat events

BlackCat Music's monthly Ukulele Club will be held Friday, June 3, 5 p.m.  Local musician, Mike Kligerman, will be hosting the workshop for all levels. More...

Police & Safety

Couple charged after police find infant alone near three loaded firearms

A Berkeley Springs couple was arrested last Friday, May 27 and charged with numerous criminal offenses following a traffic stop by the Berkeley Springs Police Department that led police to the couple’s home, where they found an infant alone rig More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Phylissity L. Weaver, 44, of Cold Run Valley Road, Berkeley Springs was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to domestic battery. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

Man drowns in Cacapon over holiday weekend

Memorial Day turned tragic in western Morgan County when a man was found drowned along the Cacapon River near Fisher’s Bridge. Police confirmed Tuesday that the drowning victim was Kenneth M. Crouse, 41, of Cross Junction, Va.  More...

Crash scene of fatal accident remained hidden for hours

A fatal single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Strasburg, Va. man along U.S. 522 south of Berkeley Springs last week, but police are still unsure when the crash occurred.  More...

Paw Paw Library seeks funds for grant match

The Paw Paw Public Library has raised around $1,000 this year through a variety of fundraisers, but still needs $6,730 by June 30 to meet its required local match for the $29,791 in grants-in-aid it receives from the West Virginia Library Commission. More...

BSHS Valedictorian & Salutatorian

The 2016 Valedictorian of Berkeley Springs High School is Kaitlyn Grace Hashem.  She is the daughter of Dr. More...

News

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

W.Va. Attorney General sues feds over bathroom directive

West Virginia’s Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, has filed suit against the U.S. More...

Recycling Center struggles to make end’s meet, regain lost day

Household recycling continues to be active in Morgan County, but the Charles R. Biggs Recycling Center is open only two days a week, Friday and Saturday. It had to close its doors on Mondays last fall due to insufficient funding.  More...

Letters

Ambulance service in Largent?

Dear Editor:  More...

No tax dollars for restroom experiment

Dear Editor:  This letter is to encourage parents and students to defend the rights of 99% of the population who follow nature and prefer their birth gender defined restrooms in our public schools. More...

Disturbed by long response

Dear Editor:  What I am about to say is very disturbing. On April 21 at the approximate time of 9 a.m., the ambulance call started out as a “trouble breathing” call at 110 Magnolia Road. More...

Obituaries

Joseph H. Lillard, Jr.

1938-2016

Joseph Harlan Lillard, Jr., age 77, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016, surrounded by his family while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born June 8, 1938 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Jo More...

Ruth O. Dawson

Ruth O. More...

Victor W. Dill

1950-2016

Victor Win Dill, of Berkeley Springs, died on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born March 10, 1950 in Winchester, Va., he was the son of the late Earl Broadus, Sr. More...

School News

Indians win Sectional lose Regionals to Frankfort

Berkeley Springs High School Baseball Team defeated Petersburg twice in Sectional play to advance to the Regionals.  In the first Sectional game Berkeley Springs out scored Petersburg 8-6 with winning pitcher Seth Lantz striking out four batters More...

New BSHS grads heading to new heights

Berkeley Springs High School’s Class of 2016 transitioned out of their high school careers last Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. during the 127th Annual Commencement Program on the school’s athletic field.  More...

Chip Shots

WVU snubbed?  More...