March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State Senate bill makes funding move for Cacapon upgrades

Members of the West Virginia Senate passed Senate Bill 535 last Friday, March 24 and moved it onto the House of Delegates for their consideration. More...

Search warrants end in more drug arrests

Multiple police agencies served more search warrants at residences in Morgan County tied to suspected drug dealers last week, resulting in the arrest of eight people on possession, distribution and conspiracy charges.  More...

Paw Paw residents can file for office starting Tuesday

The candidate filing period for the Town of Paw Paw local election will be Tuesday, April 4 through Tuesday, April 18 at 5 p.m.  The town election will be held on Tuesday, June 13. More...

Opinions

See you outside

Springtime is a hodgepodge of activity already. There is rain, of course, and the mud it creates. So much for those gardens and lawns we’re supposed to be whipping into shape. More...

Their season has arrived

Pulled from the archives of the Future Farmers of America, this photo shows a group from Berkeley Springs High School from not too very long ago. More...

Last one out, turn off the red light

At The Capitol

Governor Jim Justice’s latest effort to promote his plan to help close a $500 million shortfall in the 2017-18 state budget, in part, by raising about $350 million in new taxes left legislative leaders seeing red – literally.  More...

Columns

Eastern Bluebirds

IN THE WILD

It’s Spring, finally, and bluebirds have once again returned in good numbers to our back yard. Clearly, like robins, some are here to nest, and some will migrate further north. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

Obituaries

Helen C. Painter

1939-2017

Helen Carol Painter, age 77, of Berkeley Springs WV, passed away peacefully Monday, March 27, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA. More...

Ellen F. Brown

1954-2017

Ellen Faye Brown, 62, of Paw Paw, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Berkeley Springs Center in Berkeley Springs.  She was born October 16, 1954 in Magnolia and was the daughter of the late Elwood Stotler and Gladys Shambaugh Sharp.  A 1974 More...

Sports

Anthony Clark’s grand slam leads Tribe against Grafton

The 2017 spring version of the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Baseball Team was finally able to get on the diamond this past week for some games after the snow caused problems the week before.  More...

Farris signs with Potomac State

Senior Shyann Farris, front center, a Class AA WV All State softball player has signed a letter of intent to continue her education and softball career with Potomac State located in Keyser. More...

Patterson signs with Elmira

Taylor Patterson of Berkeley Springs attends St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown and recently signed to play lacrosse at Elmira College in Elmira, NY. More...

Public meetings about BSHS gym designs set for Monday & Tuesday

Architect and school board to hear input

Williamson Shriver Architects will present preliminary architectural renderings of the Berkeley Springs High School Building C gymnasium building and Building D vocational building renovations and a project overview at two public informational meetin More...

Schools project loss of $530,000 state aid due to enrollment drop

Morgan County School Treasurer Ann Bell has projected an estimated decrease of $533,939 in state aid for Fiscal Year 2018 from student enrollment loss. Bell presented a mid-year Fiscal Year 2017 financial review at the March 21 school board meeting. More...

Paine to take helm of West Virginia schools

Former Morgan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine was appointed as West Virginia’s 31st State School Superintendent on March 23 after a unanimous vote by the West Virginia Board of Education. More...

TransCanada seeks federal okay for Hancock natural gas connector

TransCanada, the parent company of Columbia Gas Transmission, has filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a 3.4-mile natural gas line from two existing transm More...

News

Town of Bath meeting briefs

Live streaming on hold  No approval was made at the March 21 meeting to live stream the Town of Bath council meetings on the town’s social media page.  Town Recorder Vince Kidwell said certain rules and regulations need to be looked a More...

Mayor says town has no role in business group issue

At the March 21 town council meeting, Mayor Scott Merki said he spoke with two attorneys regarding a membership dispute between the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and two business owners and was advised it was not part of the Town More...

Senator Manchin shares story of Huntington addict’s search for help

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Letters

Radio sale & deregulation

Dear Editor:  I have followed with interest the letters you have published regarding recent programming changes at WDHC radio.  More...

How–and why–I protest

Dear Editor:  First, read up on why you are protesting, preferably about an issue that affects huge numbers of people. A proposal scheduled for a vote in the U.S. More...

What's Happening

Relay for Life meeting held

The monthly meeting of the Relay for Life of Morgan County was held on March 20 at Angus & Ale. Plans are being made for the relay on June 10 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Widmyer track. The theme for this year is “Relay Around the World.” More...

Survivor Social

American Cancer Society of Morgan County Relay for Life is holding a Survivor Social on Monday, April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. More...

American Legion birthday dinner

Squadron 60 Sons of the American Legion, Berkeley Springs, is hosting a birthday dinner for Post 60 Legionnaires on Friday, March 31 at the Post Home. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner/program to follow at 7 p.m.  More...

Police & Safety

Stapleton honored for Sheriff’s Dept. service

At the 25th annual Elks Law & Safety Awards ceremony held at the Elks Lodge in Martinsburg, Captain Tim Stapleton was honored as the 2017 recipient for Morgan County Sheriff's Department.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067   Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for March 19-March 25:  March 19  Report of lost or stolen firearm, Hawks Ridge Trail, Deputy Shambaugh investigating.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Daniel S. Dailey, 35, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to petit larceny. His jail sentence was credited for time served. More...

School News

School board approves high school renovations architect

The Morgan County School Board approved the selection of Williamson Shriver Architects for the architectural and engineering services for the Berkeley Springs High School NEEDS project at their March 21 meeting. More...

McClintock honored as a Distinguished Educator

Pleasant View Elementary fourth grade teacher Summer McClintock was recognized as a Morgan County Distinguished Educator at the March 21 Morgan County School Board meeting.  More...

Morgan County schools gear up for state assessments exams

Morgan County Schools have been busy preparing for the West Virginia General Summative Assessment exams in May. This year third through eighth graders and 11th graders will take the state English/language arts and math exams. More...