September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

BDA by-laws adopted, town faces funding questions

The Bath Town Council unanimously approved the amended Bath Development Authority (BDA) by-laws at the September 6 council meeting.  Town officials have held them since June, Councilwoman Elizabeth Skinner said.  More...

Round The Town

—SCIENTIST JOKED: My friend told me he was cold, so I told him to go sit in the corner. It’s 90 degrees.  —This Saturday, September 17, is Constitution Day. More...

Opinions

Hey Morrisey, Rx drug scourge is grown-up business

The latest in the West Virginia Attorney General’s campaign to prove how “out front” he is on the prescription drug abuse scourge was to announce last week a kids contest to come up with public service announcements on the subject. More...

Gardening advice from 1916

The Farmer’s Almanac from 1916 had advice for what a dedicated gardener might be doing this time of year. Just goes to show that working the soil is a pursuit for the ages, and the same old principles still come in handy.   More...

Wish I’d said that

We are all woven together in the web of humanity. The evil that befalls any part of the great human brotherhood brings peril to all.  Ellen G. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   September 14, 1898 - Okey L. Patteson was born in Mingo County. More...

Obituaries

Memorial service

Jeffrey Lee "Bookworm" Seibert, 62, of Berkeley Springs died Thursday, August 11, 2016.  Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 24 from 2-5 p.m. on the second floor of American Legion Post #14, Martinsburg.   More...

D. Louise Stotler

1921-2016

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Linda L. Bohrer

1948-2016

Linda Louise Bohrer, 67, of Cumberland, Md., and formerly of Paw Paw, W.Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland, Md.  She was born October 1, 1948 and was th More...

Sports

Indians rout Ritchie County for first win

Friday morning, September 9 the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Football Team loaded up the bus for a long road trip to Ritchie County for a Friday night lights match up with the home team Rebels. More...

Kasekamp leads Paw Paw Cross Country at Forest Festival Invitational

This past weekend the Paw Paw High School Cross Country Teams ventured to Elkins to run in the Forest Festival Invitational. Despite a rare hot day in Elkins and a challenging course the Pirates turned in a stellar performance.  More...

Lady Indians Cross Country Team dominates Invitational

Not even a wrong turn on the Mineral Wells cross country course could stop the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country Team this past weekend. More...

Grand Jury indicts 25 in September term

A Morgan County Grand Jury indicted 25 people on a variety of felony criminal offenses when they met for the September term last Tuesday, September 6. More...

Darling’s work hung in Great Hall at State Capitol

Berkeley Springs resident Ann Darling has been designing and creating stunning and innovative quilts and wall hangings for over 35 years. More...

Bath plans first ‘Winter Fest’ parade

Town of Bath employees Codi Ford and Danielle Swope are planning the First Annual Winter Fest Parade in downtown Berkeley Springs for Saturday, December 3.  Information handouts were given to the Bath Town Council at the September 6 meeting.&nbs More...

News

Morgan unemployment rate among lowest in state

Morgan County’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.6% to 3.8% between July 2015 and July 2016, Workforce West Virginia reported late last month. 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...

Local NARFF delegates attend National Convention in Reno

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Morgan County Chapter 2263 delegates President Iris Jean Duckwall, Vice President Barbara Kuennecke and District Vice President Dan Duckwall attended the Association’s 34th Biennial Nati More...

Letters

Blasting threatens water, tourism

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Group proud of event effort

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Traffic light needed

Dear Editor:  The recent approval of a construction application for a Sheetz gas station and food service center at the intersection of Rt. 13 (Winchester Grade Rd.) and Rt. 522 without a traffic light has left many residents bewildered.  More...

What's Happening

Band holds fall concert rehearsal, seeks members

The Morgan Community Concert Band will hold its first rehearsal for the fall concert on Thursday, September 15, at 7 p.m. at the Warm Springs Middle School, located at 271 Warm Springs Way in Berkeley Springs. More...

Hunter Education Course

There will be a Hunter Education Course Monday, September 26-Wednesday, September 28, 6-9:30 p.m. More...

Secretary of State race featured at meeting

Kevin Hagerty, campaign coordinator for the Eastern Panhandle for Republican candidate for West Virginia Secretary of State, Mac Warner, will speak to the monthly meeting of the Potomac Patriots on Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Streetscape this week: Fairfax Street closed for excavation

Last week saw closure of upper Fairfax Street from Washington Street to Mercer until after Apple Butter Festival and completion of construction.  Excavation of the south upper lanes was mostly completed with gravel foundation and some concrete f More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports the past two weeks:  August 28  Complaint of a sexual assault on a juvenile female, River Road. More...

Judge to decide if repeat offender can be sentenced to life

Sentencing options for a Berkeley Springs man convicted of theft could be settled in Morgan County Circuit Court in October.  More...

School News

School extra-duty personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following extracurricular and extra-duty school personnel changes at their September 6 meeting:  Summer McClintock was employed as Pleasant View Elementary team leader effective September 7.  Josh More...

Professional/service school personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following professional and service personnel changes at their September 6 meeting:  Lisa Wenzel was employed as a Paw Paw Elementary special education teacher for students with learning disabilities, b More...

Program for WV veterans aims to cut suicide rates

State officials have unveiled a program they hope will curb suicide rates among West Virginia’s veterans.  More...