June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

EDA loses three board members

Within a day of the departure of the Morgan County Economic Development Authority director from her post, the county’s development board saw the resignation of three of its directors as well.  Betsy Heath, who had been hired on October 1, More...

Heroes of Hope kick off 2016 Relay for Life

This year, the 31st annual Relay for Life is built on the “Heroes of Hope” theme, with the real heroes of the event being cancer survivors, said event chair Sharon Schmeling.  More...

Paw Paw Library marks its 40th anniversary this year

The Paw Paw Public Library is celebrating its 40th anniversary at the Moser Avenue location this year. The library has served the western area of Morgan County for more than 45 years.  More...

Opinions

High court wrong on Open Meetings

A recent decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals about Hardy County and its Ambulance Fee and service troubles is of interest to us here, for a number of reasons.  More...

Some visitors from afar

This photo, from at least 50 years ago, is another unidentified moment from local history. More...

Tomblin promises to veto “irresponsible” budget

After 13 days in special session, the Legislature passed a budget bill for the 2016-17 budget year – a bill that the spokesman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said is “irresponsible” and will be vetoed by the governor.  More...

Letters

Kleiss, others, turned tide of war

Dear Editor:  I was pleased to see that The Morgan Messenger gave further coverage to Jack “Dusty” Kleiss, the last dive bomber pilot from the Battle of Midway, in the May 25 issue.  More...

EDA has had budget for years

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Obituaries

Florence Louise (Johnson) Barker

October 2, 1936-June 6, 2016 (Age 79)

Florence was born on October 2, 1936 in Everett, Pa., and passed away in her home on June 6, 2016 surrounded by her family.  She was the daughter of the late John Calvin Johnson and the late Helen Lee (Johnson) Munson.  She attended schools More...

Donald Waugh

1929-2016

Donald Waugh, 87, of Ranson, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his residence.  Born March 15, 1929 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Cecil and Nellie Waugh.  He was retired from CSX in Brunswick.  He was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Edward C. Gilhart

1955-2016

Edward Charles Gilhart, age 60, of Hancock, died on Thursday, June 2, 2016, near Mercersburg, Pa.  Born June 24, 1955, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Mary Gilhart. More...

School News

Greenwood Homecoming

Rev. Jim Ditto will be the afternoon guest speaker for Greenwood Church Annual Homecoming Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m.  The service will include special music. There will be a covered dish luncheon at 12:30 p.m. More...

Military, civil servants share career stories with middle schoolers

Members of the armed forces and other government civil servants spoke to Warm Springs Middle School eighth grade students about their careers, educational background and job responsibilities at a May College and Career Readiness event.  School c More...

Paw Paw students collect shoes for animal rescue

Paw Paw High School ninth grader Sydney Moreland and her PASS volunteer Tammy Mcfarland organized the Paw Paw Schools Friends Fur Life Animal Rescue shoe drive. The school collected 255 pairs of gently worn, used shoes for the organization.  More...

Wind gusts blow through area

Wind gusts began last night, Tuesday, June 7 and have continued to whip through Morgan County today, along with sudden and targeted rain showers. More...

Local voters will decide “brunch bill” in November

Morgan County voters will decide the local fate of the so-called Brunch Bill during the general election following a 3- 0 vote last Thursday by county officials to put the question on the November ballot.  More...

Chalk Your Walk

Shelby Dilley along with Tiny Miss Morgan County Ava Slovinsky, Little Miss Morgan County Alexia Parsell and Junior Miss Morgan County Madison Adams in front of the interactive chalk sidewalk art the More...

Tools stolen from Streetscape contractor, off-duty officer recovers some goods

The Berkeley Springs Police Department is investigating the theft of a long list of tools from a utility trailer parked over the Memorial Day weekend at the town’s Waterworks building.  The tools were stolen from the Ohio company -- Wolf C More...

News

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   June 8, 1893 - Entrepreneur Donald F. Duncan was born. More...

IN THE WILD

Cool, Wet Weather – Spring of 2016

Maybe it’s the weather. In fact, I’m pretty sure it is the weather. Things got all mixed up this spring. More...

Worship Directory

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald.   More...

What's Happening

First Cash Mob June 16

The Berkeley Springs Chamber of Commerce will host its first “Cash Mob” at Berkeley Springs Pet Supply on Valley Road on Thursday, June 16.  More...

Pickin On The Porch

Pickin On The Porch will be held Friday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. on the front porch of Calvary United Methodist Church Annex, Rt. More...

Ice House production “Sordid Lives”

The Ice House Theater Project of the Morgan Arts Council presents Sordid Lives, by Del Shores, at the Ice House. Performances are scheduled for June 8-11 and June 15-18 at 7:30 p.m., and June 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.  More...

Police & Safety

Supreme Court reverses Circuit Court’s ambulance authority decisions

This story is reprinted with permission from The Moorefield Examiner  The final chapter of a threeyear court battle regarding emergency ambulance service in Hardy County has been written.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Mark K. Johnson, 54, of Douglas Lane, Berkeley Springs was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to domestic battery. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports the past two weeks:  May 22  Arrest of Jeremiah J. More...