April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents question effects of new mining plans

More than two dozen people attended an Open House at U.S. Silica last Thursday that promised to answer questions about a proposed change in mining operations at the Berkeley Springs quarry.  More...

Home lost to fire on Monday

A subdivision home in the 4500 block of Valley Road in Berkeley Springs was lost to an early morning fire on Monday, April 17.  The subdivision is behind Potomac Edison, said Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company Chief Jami Clark.  Severa More...

Opinions

Take an extra step to keep kids safe

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes in Morgan County to give aid to children who are abused, and to seek justice for them through various channels.  Even more work is poured into preventing child abuse from ever happening. More...

Gardens a-blooming

A vintage postcard from downtown Berkeley Springs shows some springtime blooms like the ones we can see all over this week. More...

Letters

Check the numbers

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Library treasure

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Have “the talk”

Dear Editor:  Have you had “the conversation?” Not the talk with your child about the birds and the bees, but the one about what decisions you would want to be made for you if you were ill or injured and could not speak for yourself? More...

Obituaries

Bernard W. Stotler

Bernard William Stotler, 88, of Vienna, Va. and formerly of Berkeley Springs died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home.  He was a Sergeant in the U.S. More...

William E. Lezzer, Sr.

1929-2017

William Edward Lezzer, Sr., 87, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born November 8, 1929 in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Americus and Catherine Scholtis Lezzer.  He was a member of More...

Cathy A. Miller

1953-2017

Cathy Ann Miller, 63, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home.  Born December 27, 1953 in the Highland Ridge Section of Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Mamie Izetta Hovermale Stotler.  She was a member o More...

Sports

Spring gobbler season open

West Virginia’s statewide spring gobbler season runs through Saturday, May 13. Hunters may kill only one bearded turkey per day and two during the season.  More...

Lady Indians Softball goes 2-3

The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians softball program hosted a double header against two Class AAA schools Jefferson High School and Martinsburg High School. More...

Berkeley Springs boys & girls track teams dominate in home track meet

The Berkeley Springs boys and girls track program hosted a home meet at the BSHS track last Wednesday, April 12 with Calvary Christian, Clear Spring, East Hardy and Hancock all joining the event. More...

Breaking News - 4/19/2017 1:26 PM

Police ID man found dead in shed

Berkeley Springs Police Chief T.J. Johnson has identified the man who was found dead in a shed in the downtown area on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Justice outlines possible bond sale for Cacapon expansion to legislators

Efforts to push forward a planned expansion at Cacapon State Park’s lodge have fallen short over the last four years. The project, which has been designed and engineered, and was bid out for construction stalled over concerns about financing. More...

Ramps, Wine star in Berkeley Springs

24th Annual Uniquely West Virginia Wine & Food Festival

Tasting vintages from state wineries may give the event its name but as usual the most popular item are ramps both raw and prepared. The one-day taste bud stimulator event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Jury convicts Blake of child porn, sex offender registry charges

A Morgan County jury found a Berkeley Springs man guilty last Wednesday of four felonies at the close of a oneday trial in Morgan County Circuit Court.  More...

News

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR 1932

Do you have an ancestor who signed the original charter for Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR in 1932?  More...

DNR seeks public help in timber rattlesnake project

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to become involved in a scientific research project aimed at determining the current distribution of timber rattlesnakes in the state. More...

Audubon nature writing workshop

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a Creative Nature-Writing Workshop at its Cool Spring Nature Preserve in Jefferson County on Saturday, April 29.  The workshop will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

Annual Quilt Show at Ice House

“Keep Me in Stitches,” 2017’s Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild show, opens with a grand celebration on Friday, April 21, featuring a meet-theartists reception at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice House. More...

Paw Paw parade

The Paw Paw parade committee extends an invitation to all former coaches and cheerleaders of PPHS to participate in this year’s Memorial Day Parade. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Fun Run for 4H

4H will be hosting a Fun Run Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. at Warm Springs Middle School.  All proceeds benefit 4H Explorers Club.  For more information and fees contact 4HExplorers@frontier.com.   More...

Police & Safety

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

Town of Bath Police Chief T.J. Johnson reports the following calls for April 4-15.  April 4  Assisted MCSD and parole on two arrest, Johnathan Barrett and David Cunningham for possession with intent to deliver heroin.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for April 9- April 15:  April 9  Arrest of Freddie L. Crouse, 66, for DUI and littering. More...

Session April 23 about underage drinking, marijuana

The Morgan County Partnership will host a Greenwood community discussion on Sunday, April 23 on the topic “What Can We Do about underage drinking & marijuana abuse in Morgan County?”  The event will be held at the South Morgan Vo More...

School News

Students explore the earth at Wind Dance Farm and Earth Education Center

Wind Dance Farm and Earth Education Center, Inc. More...

Wolf educators to hold session April 28

The Ironwood Wolves will be in Morgan County for the second year in a row. The instructors at Warm Springs Middle School are preparing school-wide project based learning to ready students for the Ironwood’s.  More...

Early Head Start creates “Operation Grow, Get and Give”

Families enrolled in the RESA 8 Early Head Start in Morgan County will be planting a vegetable garden at the Great Cacapon Center. More...