March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Widmyer named state History Hero

Fred Widmyer of Berkeley Springs was one of 39 state residents recognized last week in Charleston for their dedication to the cause of preserving West Virginia history.  More...

Town releases Comp Plan draft

A comprehensive plan for the Town of Bath’s future was presented at its first hearing at town hall on Monday, March 6.  The town’s planning committee president Rebecca MacLeod and vice president Larry Lower made the presentation.&nb More...

Opinions

No one budging on budget

At the Capitol

As the 60-day regular session of the Legislature passed the midway point, Gov. More...

Keys

IN THE WILD

Many, many years ago, a couple of friends and I hiked along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire. There were log cabin huts along the way that contained bunks, canned food, a wood stove and a supply of firewood. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   March 15, 1882 - Union leader Frank Keeney was born on Cabin Creek, Kanawha County. More...

What's Happening

Bathtub celebration this weekend

Berkeley Springs celebrates its most unique historical site, George Washington’s Bathtub, with a weekend devoted to food, local history and music. More...

“Cheap Eats” program

“Cheap Eats” program participants will be making homemade pasta and pasta sauce at the Monday, March 20, 4 p.m. More...

March

Thursday, March 16 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Donna S. Jacinto, 46, of Warfordsburg, Pa. was fined $100 after pleading guilty to littering. She must also pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for March 6- March 12:  March 6  Traffic collision, Fulton Road, property damage only, Deputy Shambaugh investigating.  March 8  More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

School News

Middle school students compete in regional History Bowl

Warm Springs Middle School eighth grade teams came in third and fifth place at the March 3 RESA 8 regional West Virginia State History Bowl tournament. It was the second straight year that the middle school participated in the event. More...

January students of the month

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Extension Office agreement approved, school policies considered

The Morgan County School Board approved $7,394 for their annual memorandum agreement with the West Virginia University Morgan County Extension Office. Their action took place at their February 21 meeting that was held at Paw Paw Schools. More...

Two drug raids yield four arrests, major seizure of drugs and cash

Over 90 grams of suspected heroin, $22,000 in cash seized

Police from multiple agencies executed search warrants at three addresses late Thursday night in Morgan County as part of a two-month drug investigation, and arrested four people on drug-related charges. More...

Better late than never? Storm drops 10 inches on area

Predictions of heavy snowfall on Monday evening proved correct as roughly 10 inches of snow collected across most of Morgan County by the time the sun came up on Tuesday, March 14. More...

Winds fuel house fire

A Saturday afternoon house fire in southern Morgan County ended in more than $180,000 worth of damage, fire officials estimate, and was fanned by strong winds.  Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company Chief Jami Clark said a 911 call for a house More...

County property values drop by $7 million

Elected officials in Morgan County submitted their annual budget requests to the County Commission amid a common refrain – that the county’s budget has no extra money to give out.  More...

News

Pet waste stations installed

The Warm Springs Watershed Association (WSWA) installed three pet waste stations in town last week. One waste station was installed in the Berkeley Springs State Park in the area where dogs are allowed. More...

Vietnam memorial group seeking information about local man killed in action

In an effort to make a complete listing of Morgan County residents who served during the Vietnam War, organizers of a Vietnam Memorial group are seeking information on a local young man killed in action during that war.  More...

Town of Bath briefs

Live stream council meetings?  At the March 7 meeting, councilwoman “Peace” White said she is interested in live streaming the town council meetings and asked local tech expert Jack Kelly to make a presentation to the council members More...

Letters

Another local treasure

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On radio station sale

Dear Editor:  This is just wrong.  Last week we learned what the sale of WDHC (92.9) really meant. More...

Questions bus idea

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Obituaries

Sunshine Week more important than ever

Among other things, this week is Sunshine Week. You wouldn’t know it by the big snowfall.  Founded in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors, Sunshine Week promotes open government and public access to information.  More...

Greetings from Chestnut Grove

Some golden shamrocks spiff up an early 20th century postcard from Chestnut Grove, W.Va., lent to us by Chuck Hampe. More...

Brant E. Hogbin

1975-2017

Brant Edward Hogbin, age 41, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. More...

Sports

School board proposes keeping levy rates steady

The Morgan County School Board approved adopting the same proposed regular state school levy and special levy rates for Fiscal Year 2018 that they approved for the last three fiscal years.  The school board’s action occurred at a March 7 s More...

All Area Girls Basketball Team

Berkeley Springs Emily Young Player of the Year

This fall the sports writers from The Morgan Messenger and The Hancock News have partnered with the athletic directors and head coaches from the Berkeley Springs High School, Hancock High School and Paw Paw High School to select an All Area team for More...

What to do with WVU in my bracket?

Chip Shots

Well, it’s that time of year known as March Madness and once again the West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team will be a participant in the NCAA’s field of 68 teams. West Virginia was awarded a four seed in the West Region. More...