May 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission approves Callas bid for exterior Pines work

Exterior renovations at The Pines were approved by the Morgan County Commission at the May 3 meeting and the project will go forward, said Commissioner Bob Ford.  Commission president Joel Tuttle said the renovations include the base bid of $629 More...

Federal agency seeks comments on environmental impact of gas line project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last month posted their notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on a proposed Columbia Gas’ line extension under the Potomac River.  More...

Opinions

Speak up for priorities

They say that the key to a good relationship is clear communication. How can you expect your spouse or friends to know what’s important to you if you don’t say it? The same is true for government. More...

Look closely for small signs of spring

Springtime is full of blooms, leaves and flowers. On Cacapon Mountain, low wild blueberry bushes are spread widely and hold bell-shaped blooms. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

Baccalaureate Breakfast for Morgan County graduates

The Morgan County Clergy Association will host a Baccalaureate Breakfast in lieu of the traditional Baccalaureate service at Berkeley Springs High School.  All Morgan County seniors and their families are welcome on Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. More...

Food Lion hosted three students

Food Lion hosted three students, James Miller, Conner Duvall and Logan Robinette, for “Take Your Child to Work Day” on Thursday, April 27. More...

May

Thursday, May 11 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Sports

Tribe Baseball picks up two wins

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Baseball Team was busy once again this past week on the diamond. More...

Nelson, Martin & Michael qualify for Class AA State Tennis Championships

What has already been a historic boy’s tennis season for Berkeley Springs High School just got even better after this past weekend’s Class AA Region I Tennis Championships.  More...

Kasekamp leads Paw Paw with second place finish

The members of the Paw Paw High School Boys and Girls Track Team headed to Keyser for the Class A Potomac Valley Conference Championships on Wednesday, May 3. More...

School News

Berkeley Springs High School launches first weather balloon

Berkeley Springs High School science teacher John Brode and his earth and space science and Honors Physics classes had blue skies, light winds and the perfect day to launch the school’s first weather balloon into near space from the school cour More...

Local police recover abducted child, arrest Georgia woman for kidnapping

Cpl. Samuel Smith of the West Virginia State Police last night recovered a five year old North Carolina girl from a woman who had allegedly taken the girl by force. Gloria Denise Barden, 25, of Avondale, Ga. More...

Second firefighter charged with setting blazes

Twigg faces hunting charges

A Great Cacapon man was arrested last Friday and charged with felony arson and maliciously setting fire to lands – charges stemming from a two-state fire investigation into multiple fires in Green Ridge State Forest and in western Morgan County. More...

Out with the old, in with the new

Workers removed parts of a gasoline price sign from the Sheetz at the corner of U.S. 522 and Martinsburg Road last Thursday, May 4. More...

County Commission won’t provide funds for bus service

The Morgan County Commission approved a letter of support for a grant application by the local Transportation Enhancement Committee at the May 3 meeting. More...

News

Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob

A team of belly dancers will perform in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, May 13 as part of Shimmy Mob and World Belly Dance Day.  Shimmy Mob is an international dance event that includes over 2,100 dancers in 172 cities around the globe. More...

Berkeley Springs Lions Club Sight Awareness Campaign this weekend

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club will hold their annual “White Cane Safety and Awareness” campaign this weekend May 12- 13.  Funds raised during this two day campaign will assist in providing additional money needed to improve sight c More...

Lifestyle & Health topic of community seminar

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program titled Your Lifestyle and Your Health.  More...

Letters

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Our source of strength

Dear Editor:  Recently, while anxiously and prayerfully reflecting upon the contention and calumny that continues to cause us and our nation to stumble, a previous and prophetic insight resonated ever so truly within my heart and mind: “Th More...

Obituaries

Rodney R. Tilton

1950-2017

Rodney Randolph Tilton, 67, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, April 24, 2017 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born April 16, 1950 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late George Oscar Tilton and Frances Louise More...

William P. Shock

1922-2017

William Powell Shock, 94 of McConnellsburg, Pa., formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, April 28, 2017 at The Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.  Born September 25, 1922 in Lutherville, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Ed More...

Norma V. Mencer

1943-2017

Norma Virginia Mencer, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born on June 17, 1943 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Odis William and Agnes Virginia Shambaugh Gaither. More...

Police & Safety

SHERIFF’S BRIEF

MORGAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Due to questions from residents about state laws, the Sheriff wishes to share this West Virginia law regarding shooting near roads and buildings:  §20-2-58. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for May 1- May 6:  May 1  Deputy Jenkins investigated a grand larceny on Augusta Lane.  Deputy Jenkins arrested Lori Osborne, 46 years old, on a failure to appe More...

Court Report

Municipal Judge Thomas Panebianco presided over recent hearings in the Town of Bath municipal court.  April sentences from Judge Thomas Panebianco:  Steven Grant, 38, of Hedgesville was found guilty at a hearing for speeding. More...