June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Great Cacapon cancels 51st Firemen’s Festival

After half a century of celebrating the Fourth of July with a family-friendly festival and parade, the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company will not hold its annual Fireman’s Festival this year because of damage to its main kitchen building.&nb More...

River Road bridge bashed again by tractor trailer

Despite prominent signs posted at several spots on River Road and Martinsburg Road alerting truck drivers of the aging and narrow one-lane bridge over Sleepy Creek, yet another tractor-trailer struck and damaged the bridge in an attempt to cross it l More...

Opinions

Shared duty, resolve

We continue to reel from the recent violence inflicted on our local neighbors and fellow Americans during the last several days. There’s no way to make sense of the unnecessary loss of life, whether on a large or small scale. More...

Your Pick – King of the Jungle

At the end of 10 days of voting on The Messenger Facebook page, the winner of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Morgan County Photo Contest was Elmer Wills’ picture, “ More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

“Discover Your Hometown”

The third annual “Discover Your Hometown” will be held in downtown Berkeley Springs on Saturday, June 18. More...

Library kicks off Teen Summer Reading Program

Jennifer L. More...

Paw Paw Memorial Day parade winners

Floats - first Morgan County Relay for Life, second Paw Paw United Methodist Church and third Ellie's Ice Cream.  Special Entry - first Mountaineer Community Health Center, second Tommy Thorne's Tractor and third Bank of Romney-Paw Paw Branch.&n More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of May:  May 1 - Auto accident, 4900 block of Cacapon Road, Rescue-Engine 2, four responded.  May 4 - Assisted Co. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  June 5  Assisted WVSP with a disorderly subject, Amelia Street in Paw Paw. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Zachary T. McCoy, no age given, of Bedford, Pa. More...

School News

2016 Miss Paw Paw Michaela Munson

This year’s Miss Paw Paw Michaela Munson was selected for her essay Freedom of Speech. She is a 2016 graduate of Paw Paw High School. She is the daughter of Doug and Sharon Munson. More...

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel actions at their June 7 meeting:  Greenwood Elementary fourth/fifth grade teacher Lori Edwards was removed from Reduction in Force (RIF) and reassigned to a position as Warm Springs More...

Governor Tomblin challenges WV students to build a virtual capitol

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is challenging West Virginia students to build a virtual West Virginia capitol building using Minecraft. More...

Murder suspect switched vehicles as he fled police

An investigation into the murder of three men in a rugged area west of Great Cacapon on Monday is still ongoing as deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department try to piece together what happened the afternoon and evening of June 13.Investiga More...

Three shot dead in Great Cacapon, suspect arrested

A rugged subdivision west of Great Cacapon was the scene of a triple murder on Monday, June 13 when three men were gunned down and another man escaped from the gunman through the woods. More...

Couple charged with child abuse, found passed out in car

Police arrested a couple from Levels last Thursday, June 9 and charged the two with felony child abuse after the man and woman were found passed out in a car in downtown Berkeley Springs with two distraught children in the back seat.  More...

News

City council approves amendment allowing Sunday alcohol sales

June 10, 2016 By Mary Stortstrom (mstortstrom@journal-news.net), Journal News   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...

Millet donates 16 gallons

  Marcyanna Millet, of Berkeley Springs, reached a milestone of 16 gallons on June 2 with her blood donation to the American Red Cross. She is a retired administrator from Blue Ridge College and Shepherd University. More...

Letters

Value recycling center

Dear Editor:  About 200 vehicles stop at the Charles R. Biggs Recycling Center each Friday and again on Saturday. More...

Disband BDA and EDA

Dear Editor:  James Kunstler, known for predicting major re-boots of the U.S. More...

Play is timely

Dear Editor:  More...

Obituaries

Paul V. McIntire

1918-2016

Paul Victor McIntire, 97, died Thursday, June 9, 2016 in his home.  Born September 11, 1918 at Ridge in Morgan County, he was the son of the late John Clifton and Lena Ellen Hovermale McIntire.  He was a 1935 graduate of Bath District High More...

Elizabeth L. Moore

1942-2016

Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Moore, 74, Berkeley Springs, died on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born April 26, 1942 in Takoma Park, Md., she was the daughter of the late Marcell He More...

Catherine A. Beatty

Catherine Amelia Beatty, age 93, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home.  Born in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late George Kelly and Icy Fern Hoyle Manning. More...

Sports

Indians make All State team

Berkeley Springs High School Baseball pitcher Brady Compton made Special Honorable Mention on the All State Team. More...

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Members

Berkeley Springs High School along with the BSHS Athletic Hall of Fame announces the individuals who have been selected to the Class of 2016.  The new inductees will be introduced at the September 16 home football game against the Frankfort Falc More...

Run for Robots

First United Methodist Church Go Run for God Team is hosting a "Run for Robots" 5K at the Morgan County Fair on Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.  "Run for Robots" will launch this years community 4H Fair Celebrations with a family walk/run featuring th More...