February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Keeping love alive

Respect and holding no grudges keeps couples together

Valentine’s Day is next week, and some of our longtime married couples in Morgan County shared their stories about what kept them together for better than a half of a century.  They also shared some sage advice for the younger couples. More...

Opinions

No dumpster fires here

For a society that demands instant updates about every event around them, we don’t seem to care much for actual information.  In the last 25 years, it’s become almost effortless to look up any sort of fact. The capital of Paraguay. More...

When the water rose

David Miller shared this and several other flood photos with us recently from his uncle’s papers. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   February 8, 1892 - Cartoonist Irvin Dugan was born in Huntington. More...

What's Happening

Cacapon State Park events

Saturday, February 11  Nature Center open: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  More...

Playwright Larry Springer performs tell all at Ice House

Berkeley Springs playwright Larry Springer exposes the hilarious true stories behind his two new one-act plays in a talk on Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at the Ice House. More...

February

Thursday, February 9 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of January:  January 2 - Mutual aid, Co. 1, structure fire, 3300 block of Pious Ridge Road, Engine 21, Engine-Tanker 22, Truck 2 responded.  January 7 - Mutual aid, Co. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Thomas F. Vitanza, 50, of Berkeley Springs was fined $200 after pleading guilty under a plea agreement to driving under the influence, first offense. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

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School News

Intermediate school student proficiency increase shown on mid-year exams

Warm Springs Intermediate School student proficiency is on the rise and the school continues its emphasis on math, technology and student support.  The intermediate school gave its local school improvement council (LSIC) presentation at the Jan More...

Biddy Buddy results for week

Minor Division   More...

Honor Roll

Berkeley Springs High School  Second Nine Weeks   “A” honor roll  More...

State DHHR to distribute overdose antidote under new partnership

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced recently the first statewide naloxone distribution project aimed at preventing opioid overdose deaths and increasing access to the medication.  More...

County agrees to lend short-term EMS aid to Allegany

Morgan County Commissioners agreed last week to offer limited ambulance backup to neighboring Allegany County, Md. for 90 days in order to fill an EMS service gap between Oldtown and Cumberland.  More...

Widmyer Elementary students create “Me Books”

Widmyer Elementary students have been making “Me Books” with counselor Dennis Graham as an activity. More...

News

IRS issues tips for those starting this year’s returns

The IRS expects more than 80% of returns to be filed electronically. Choosing e-file and direct deposit remains the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund. More...

P.O. employee honored for 30 years of service

Berkeley Springs Post Office employee Sue McCumbee was honored with a gold pin by the U.S. More...

WVU EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS

Stevia – an interesting plant  Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), a plant native to South America, has been used to sweeten teas and beverages for centuries. Leaves from the stevia plant are 100 to 300 times sweeter than sugar.  More...

Obituaries

George R. Bivans

1981-2017

George Raymond Bivans, age 35, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died suddenly on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from catastrophic complications from insulin dependent diabetes at War Memorial Hospital.  Born March 30, 1981 in Washington, D.C., he was the s More...

Tony G. Whitacre

1924-2017

Tony Good Whitacre, 92, of Paw Paw, W.Va., died on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Hampshire Center in Romney, W.Va.  Tony was born on September 1, 1924 in Capon Bridge, W.Va., a son of the late Arch V. More...

Bessie Lee Bauer

1933-2017

Bessie Lee Bauer, 83, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing. Bessie was born on July 27, 1933 in Whitacre, Va., a daughter of the late Dayton and Icy Puffinberger Omps. More...

Sports

Indians wrestling picks up win over Clarke County

The Berkeley Springs Indians wrestling program hosted a tri meet at the friendly confines at the BSHS gymnasium last Thursday night, February 2 as part of the senior night ceremony.  The Indians welcomed the Smithsburg Leopards from Washington C More...

Lady Indians dominate Hancock

Fall to Moorefield and Philip Barbour

The Lady Indians hosted the visiting Hancock Lady Panthers on Senior Night Monday, January 30 for Mira Talbert the lone senior on this year’s Berkeley Springs girls’ basketball roster.  The Lady Indians started the game red hot outsc More...

Tribe picks up some much needed wins in hoops action

The Berkeley Springs Indians varsity boys’ basketball team improved their record to 5-12 on the season with a pair of wins last week and this past Monday. More...