March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

1912 Duckwall Bridge taken down, temporary bridge to carry traffic

Contractors working under a West Virginia Division of Highways project contract last Thursday took down the Duckwall Bridge along Highland Ridge Road east of Berkeley Springs.  The green single-span steel truss bridge, built in 1912 over Sleepy More...

Opinions

Who comes out better in the end?

Governor Jim Justice’s “budget clock” – his online countdown of the remaining days of the Legislative session – is quite a political stunt. More...

Greetings from Magnolia

Bright purple violas were a greeting from Magnolia in western Morgan County on this postcard from the early 20th century. Chuck Hampe shared the card with us, along with several others. More...

No budget solution yet

At the Capitol

With the 60-day regular session of the Legislature moving toward its midpoint, Govenor Jim Justice and legislative leaders remain far apart on how to close a $500 million deficit in the 2017-18 state budget.  More...

Columns

A Very Early Spring!

IN THE WILD

Who ever heard of mowing the lawn in February? Our lawn has been turning green and growing like it really was mid- April, and parts of it could be mowed. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   March 8, 1926 - An explosion killed 19 miners at Eccles in Raleigh County. More...

Obituaries

Laura M. Noland

1923-2017

Laura Mae Noland, 93, of Oldtown, Md., died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Cumberland, Md.  She was born November 23, 1923 in Paw Paw, daughter of the late Ashby Bailey and Lavina McDowell Bailey Fike.  She had worked fo More...

Charles N. Jarrell

1936-2017

Charles Nelson “Chuck” Jarrell, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The Berkeley Springs Center.  Born April 26, 1936 in Sparrows Point, Md., he was the son of the late Robert and Vergie Shifflett Jarrell.  More...

Judith M. White

1955-2017

Judith Mae White, 62, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born February 24, 1955 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ray Kenneth and Marie Hicks Furley. More...

Sports

Indians basketball season ends

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians headed to Keyser for a Class AA Sectional quarterfinal game last Monday, February 27. More...

Ryan Diehl places fifth at Big Ten Championship

Qualifies for NCAA Wrestling Championships

Ryan Diehl a redshirt sophomore at the University of Maryland and Berkeley Springs native secured his first ever NCAA Wrestling Championship berth with a strong fifth place finish at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships this past weekend in Bloomingto More...

Biddy Buddy results

Rookie Division Skills  Challenge Championship  Best dribbler - Logan Mills  Runner up - Jackson Shives  Best free throw shooter - Landon Tausen  Runner up - Aury Rider  Best all around shooter - Devin Henry  Runner More...

Police raid two Berkeley Springs residences in drug investigation

Suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia and money seized

Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer and Berkeley Springs police Chief T.J. Johnson released a statement on Wednesday, March 8 shortly after noon about a joint drug investigation that has led to two arrests today.   More...

Group seeks support to start bus service

A working group formed to tackle transportation challenges for local residents asked the Morgan County Commission last week for support to create an ondemand bus service in the Berkeley Springs area.  More...

P&G to pay utilities, not rent, on Pines lab space

Six months after the start of lease negotiations, Morgan County officials and representatives of Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company have signed an 18-month lease agreement for space at The Pines, the former War Memorial Hospital complex in Be More...

News

Last week in the West Virginia House of Delegates

The House of Delegates last week passed a series of bills to address the state’s substance abuse epidemic and curb drug trafficking into the state, while also continuing efforts to close next year’s budget gap, according to a press releas More...

Updated West Virginia Blue Book now available

For the first time since 2012, the West Virginia Blue Book has been fully updated. In addition to newly printed hard copies, a full version of the updated reference book is available on the West Virginia Legislature’s website.  More...

Worship Directory

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 180 South Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, 304-258- 2440 - Sunday service 9 a.m. Rev. Brian Shoda.  More...

Letters

Who will enforce standards?

Dear Editor:  More...

Who benefits?

Dear Editor:  Here’s the future that big pipeline corporations want enacted into law. We must refuse. You are with your family, at home, on your property. The big machines show up. More...

Energized constituents

Dear Editor:  Last Tuesday I, and at least 15 others, met with two staff members from U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s office. More...

What's Happening

Tree Board Spring maintenance program

The Town of Bath Tree Board will conduct its biannual program of maintaining the town’s trees on Tuesday, March 14, 9 a.m.  Volunteers are welcome and will be instructed in the correct way to prune and mulch trees. More...

Pleasant View students make and mail cards

Students at Pleasant View Elementary School made Valentine cards with their parents on February 10. They learned how to address, stamp and mail the cards. More...

March

Thursday, March 9 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Home confinement sentence scrapped for man accused of jail drug deal

A Berkeley County man seeking home confinement for two misdemeanors he committed in Morgan County last year is in jail without bond after being accused of bringing drugs into the Eastern Regional Jail.  Clinton A. More...

Berkeley Co. indicts two tied to Morgan cases

The Berkeley County grand jury met late last month and found cause to continue felony criminal cases against dozens of people. Two of those cases have connections to Morgan County.  More...

SHERIFF’S BRIEF

Crime Solvers group to form  Thirty local residents and business members attended a meeting held by Sheriff KC Bohrer to form a Morgan County – Berkeley Springs Crime Solvers organization on March 1 at the Morgan County Commission meeting More...

School News

Highmark Foundation Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards Program

The Highmark Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant and Awards Program, which will make available a total of $425,000 for schools grades K-12 in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. More...

Local residents earn degree from WGU

Local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU).  The university held its 32nd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on February 11 and celebrated the graduate of mo More...

Pirates Green Team wins Minor Division

The second and third grade Paw Paw Pirates Green Basketball Team won the Minor Division Championship game 24-10 against the Berkeley Springs Hoyas on Sunday, March 5. More...