December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Crews ready for snow clearing around county

Road workers in both towns of Bath and Paw Paw and the Department of Highways (DOH) in Morgan County are prepared for inclement weather.  DOH’s Morgan County Supervisor Rodney Crowell said the county crew has plenty of salt for the roads t More...

Opinions

Feds must dig for connection

Senator John McCain sounded the warning last week when he said reports of meddling by the Russian government in last month’s presidential election should “alarm every American.” He is right, and for a number of reasons.  More...

Everybody join in

Members of the local ukulele club strummed tunes and led Christmas carols at the Dickens of a Christmas event in downtown Berkeley Springs this past weekend. More...

Wish I’d said that

All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.  —Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)  American writer  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

What's Happening

Santa coming on an Army truck

Children of all ages are welcome to see the arrival of Santa Claus on a genuine Army truck at Mike’s Muffler and Brake Shop on Saturday, December 17 from 12 to 2 p.m. More...

Early Head Start hosted annual holiday breakfast

Morgan County Early Head Start hosted its annual holiday breakfast and auction on Saturday, December 3 with Mrs. Santa, Joy Butts. More...

Parent Child Academy classes

The Morgan County Partnership’s first Parent Child Academy (PCA) of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, 4:30 p.m. in the Catawba Club multipurpose room. More...

Police & Safety

Omps-Botteicher sworn in as new Assistant U.S. Attorney

Lara K. Omps-Botteicher was administered the oath of office as the newest Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of West Virginia on Monday, December 12, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  John J. Cassidy III, 53, of Hedgesville must pay a $200 fine and $220.25 in court costs and fees after pleading guilty under a plea agreement to driving under the influence, first offense. More...

Child neglect cases move through Circuit Court

Parents who locked a boy in an outdoor shed during freezing weather last winter entered pleas to misdemeanor child neglect charges in Morgan County Circuit Court last week.  More...

School News

Free programs at James Rumsey

The Jill S. Weekley Learning Center at the James Rumsey Technical Institute offers a variety of free programs to students 17 years of age and older who are out of the public school system. More...

Pleasant View Elementary Christmas art delights

RIGHT: Third grade Pleasant View Elementary teacher Donna Meyer made these delightful holiday snowflakes with her class with this special message. More...

Man armed against police released on bond

A Great Cacapon man who allegedly said he was “loading up” because police were called during a domestic incident was released from the Eastern Regional Jail on bond on Wednesday, December 7.  More...

Updated building ordinance passes first reading

New language was added to the town’s building ordinance to allow the town to deal with unfit dwellings or to clean up properties that Mayor Scott Merki said have been problematic.  More...

Capper seeks approval to sell local radio stations to Fairfax company

A proposal by Capper Broadcasting to sell Berkeley Springs radio stations WDHC (Max 92.9) and WCST (101 AM) to a Fairfax, Va. radio company is being reviewed by federal communications regulators, and could be approved by the end of this month.  More...

News

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. Holiday Tour in Berkeley Springs

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., who won America’s hearts and season six of NBC Television’s America’s Got Talent, is bringing his 2016 Home For the Holidays Tour to the Star Theatre in Berkeley Springs on Thursday, December 15 at 8 p.m.& More...

New county officials attend “Prep School”

Three newly-elected officials from Morgan County attended the Newly Elected County Officials Prep School offered by the West Virginia Association of Counties on December 8.  More...

Group seeks Christmas donations for town

A plan to deck the Town of Bath with additional Christmas decorations next year is in the works.  Local resident Hunter Clark met with Mayor Scott Merki to form a committee for the Town of Bath Christmas Project. More...

Letters

Lessons & history

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Recount, fraud claim

Dear Editor:  During the election campaign, Donald Trump was asked if he would agree to accept the results of the election. More...

Danger in “one party”

Dear Editor:  Fifteen years ago I received a message from a well intentioned Morgan County politico, a long rambling message saying to effect “together we can change this county.” Honestly, I really don’t know, — maybe we More...

Obituaries

Irene R. Kasecamp

Irene Roselea Kasecamp, 77, of Wilmington, Del., died November 30, 2016.  She was born in West Virginia, daughter of the late Garland and Lula Moreland.  She was married to Charles Kasecamp, Sr. More...

David T. Schetrompf

1953-2016

David Tyrone Schetrompf, age 63, of Hancock, died on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Winchester Medical Center, in Winchester, Va.  Born Saturday, March 7, 1953, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Homer Eugene, Sr. More...

Raymond W. Tyler

1956-2016

Raymond “Duke” W. Tyler, 60, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, November 24, of injuries sustained in an auto accident.  He was born August 15, 1956, in Tallahassee, Fla., he was the son of the late John W. Tyler, W. Pauline A. More...

Sports

Breeden’s 24 not enough

Tribe falls to Faith Christian

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Basketball Team made its 2016-2017 season debut at Faith Christian Academy on Thursday, December 8.  The Tribe under head coach Ben Kase was looking to open the season with a win to establish a fo More...

Lady Indians split a pair of games last week

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Basketball Team entered last week’s games with the intent to add two more wins to their season total. More...

Paw Paw athletes earn honors

The WV Hometown Invitational Tournament is a basketball tournament played by public single-A schools throughout the state. More...