April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

School calendar public hearings

The Morgan County School Board will hold two school calendar public hearings to provide information about the 2017-2018 school calendar and hear public comment.  More...

Grand Jury indicts 23 in April term

The April term of the Morgan County Grand Jury indicted 23 individuals on a variety of criminal offenses on Tuesday, April 4. Several were indicted for financial crimes, including forging checks and financially exploiting the elderly. More...

Opinions

Go to your library

It’s National Library Week, and there’s still time to celebrate it properly. First sponsored in 1958, the week is about recognizing the contributions of our nation’s libraries and promoting their use.  More...

A warm-weather gathering at Spohr’s

Bev Buzzerd shared this group photo of local folks at Spohr’s Crossroads Church, gathered together for an unknown reason. The picture came from the papers of the late Nancy Householder Ruppenthal. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

Columns

Phoebes

IN THE WILD

A dozen or more years ago, the first pair of phoebes built a nest on a flat spot under the eaves of our cabin. Every year since then, in mid-April, they have modified their nest a little bit, and this year there are two nests 20 feet apart. More...

Obituaries

Diane E. Miller

1959-2017

Diane Elizabeth Miller, age 57, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at her home.  Born April 9, 1959 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Ralph William and Jean Catherine Michael Hobday. More...

Joseph W. Cross

1928-2017

Joseph "Joe" Wendell Cross, 89, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Meritus Medical Center.  Born Saturday, March 3, 1928 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Ray Cross and the late Mary B. More...

Mary A. Risinger

1936-2017

Mary Ann DeShong Bishop Risinger, 81, of Hedgesville, W.Va., and formerly of Williamsport and Clear Spring, Md., died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home. More...

Sports

Lady Indians roll by Philip Barbour, Fall to Petersburg & Spring Mills

This past week saw the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Softball Team pick up their fifth win of the season, but also drop a pivotal doubleheader on the road to Petersburg and a heartbreaking loss to Spring Mills in the last inning.  More...

Paw Paw steals win

Trailing 6-5 going into the bottom of the seventh inning against a scrappy Holy Family School out of Manassas, Virginia the Paw Paw Pirates used a rally to take a 7-6 win. More...

Hall of Fame nominations deadline May 30

Berkeley Springs High School Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations.  Criteria for nominees include:  Made significant contribution of time to Berkeley Springs High School as a volunteer or an employee.  Significant accomplish More...

Proposed plans for Berkeley Springs High School renovations unveiled

Architect Greg Williamson of Williamson Shriver Architects of Charleston presented a project overview of the $6.1 million Berkeley Springs High School gym and vocational building renovations at the April 4 Morgan County School Board meeting.  More...

Flying Tiger finally comes home

After 75 years, Peter William Atkinson has come home to his final resting place. His remains were interred on Saturday, April 8 in his family’s burial plot at the Rosedale Cemetery outside Martinsburg.  It has been a long wait.  More...

Water line project grant pursued

The Bath town council unanimously approved to go forward with a Small Cities Block Grant application of $1.5 million for Phase 4 of the unfinished water line replacement project.  More...

News

Clarification

In the March 29 article “Search warrants end in more drug arrests,” we reported that Donald M. Athey, 25, was arrested on a warrant connected to a 2012 case. Athey’s warrant was not related to drug charges.   More...

April theme for Wonderful People is “Caring for the Environment”

April is the final month of the 90-day campaign, "Morgan County Academics Strong." Wonderful People converted our monthly habitbuilder materials into reminders for all Morgan County students to do their best on upcoming state tests.  More...

Library Week April 9-15

National Library Week, April 9-15, is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. More...

Letters

Expanded mining risky

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Group welcomes all

Dear Editor:  I’m writing to introduce readers to Morgan County Indivisible, an organization formed to give a voice to those who are concerned about the new administration’s agenda. More...

What's Happening

Volunteers needed for WSWA “Adopt-a-Highway” program

Friends and members of the Warm Springs Watershed Association will pick up litter along a two-mile section of U.S. Route 522 on Friday, April 14. Volunteers will meet at the depot at 9 a.m. More...

Relentless Robotics attend Shepherd Robofest

Several students from Relentless Robotics participated in the Shepherd University RoboFest on Saturday, April 1. More...

April

Thursday, April 13 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for March 27-April 9:  March 27  Violation of protective order, Ewing Street, Cpl. Lemon investigating.  Jesse W. More...

Crime Solvers elect officers

The second formation meeting of the Morgan County- Berkeley Springs Crime Solvers meeting was held last Wednesday, April 5 at the Morgan County Courthouse. Twenty-five people attended. More...

Law enforcement urges state to hike funding for Crime Lab work

More than 40 law enforcement professionals and the state’s Attorney General have urged the state Legislature to adequately fund the West Virginia State Police Crime Laboratory.  More...

School News

School professional personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved school personnel actions at their April 4 and March 21 meetings.  The following professional personnel positions were cut at the end of the 2016-2017 employment term:  —Berkeley Springs High Sch More...

Eta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met

Eta President Vicki Jenkins called to order the April 8 meeting of Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, at 9:30 at The Country Inn. More...

President’s List

WVU West Virginia University has announced its President’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. Students must have a 4.0 GPA in 12 credit hours of graded courses with no incompletes or withdrawals. More...